I’m part of the jury for the Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of the Year competition, now for the second year. Finalists in this long standing competition has just been revealed.

SA Car of the Year

Mabuyane Mabuza, Chairperson of the 2023 and 2024 COTY Committee and Vice-Chairperson of the SAGMJ says: “Rapid technological advances intensify the annual competition, with innovative features becoming commonplace, even in entry-level vehicles, showcasing the evolution of automotive technology.”

The top 18 finalists were meticulously chosen by the jurors of the 38th annual COTY competition presented by the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) will go through to the next stage in the search for the 2024 SA Car of the Year. Full list of jurors: https://ominsurecoty.co.za/jurors/

SA Car of the Year Finalists:

Budget and Compact

  • Suzuki Fronx
  • Citroen C3

Compact Family

  • Omoda C5
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • Toyota Urban Cruiser


  • BMW X1
  • GWM Ora 03


  • Mercedes-Benz GLC
  • Lexus NX


  • BMW 7 Series
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS

4×4 Double Cab

  • Volkswagen Amarok

Adventure SUV

  • Lexus LX
  • Mahindra Scorpio N


  • Toyota Corolla GR
  • BMW M2
  • Honda Civic Type R
  • Ford Ranger Raptor

More info: https://sagmj.co.za