Volkswagen is still a popular choice in SA’s used market: Reliable reputation secures domination at the 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-owned Awards

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Volkswagen is still a popular choice in SA’s used market: Reliable reputation secures domination at the 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-owned Awards

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Volkswagen won five of the Eleven categories in the 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards announced on Monday evening (8 October 2018). Toyota, Mazda and Audi additionally loved solid showings with two wins each.

The awards, now of their 2d one year, are odd in South Africa of their recognition of automobiles which train resale designate, high-quality, durability, total efficiency and financial system for pre-owned merchants. Best seemingly 2016 items and not using a no longer up to six months of depreciation info had been conception to be and five finalists in each of the Eleven categories had been broadly judged by an professional panel. 

Volkswagen swept the hatchback and sedan categories up to R300 000, successful the ‘Budget Metropolis Automobile’ class with the Have interaction Up!, the’ Gentle Hatchback’ class with the Polo Vivo, the ‘Medium Sedan’ class with the Jetta, and the ‘Medium Hatchback’ class with the Golf 1.4TSI. 

Volkswagen’s fifth winner became the Golf R, which shared high situation in ‘Performance Automobile under R615 000’ with the Audi S3-S-Tronic. This became the closest contested class with the third-positioned BMW 240i a mere 10 aspects adrift of the joint winners. 

Audi scored its 2d triumph in the ‘Medium-sized Luxury Sedan under R550 000’ class with the A4 2.0TDI S-Tronic which narrowly beat the BMW 330D. 

As expected, Toyota dominated in the SUV categories – the Fortuner successful ‘SUVs under R505 000’ and the Hilux taking ‘4×2 Double Cabs under R460 000’.   

Mazda’s CX3 won the ‘Scandalous-overs under R325,000’ in convincing type in the excellent class with a unanimous winner amongst all Eleven judges. Mazda additionally took the ‘SUVs under R330 000’ with the CX5 Active model.

Jaguar won the ‘Luxury SUVs under R700 000’ class with the very attractively styled F-Stagger.

Three of the 2018 winners had been repeating their 2017 triumphs – Volkswagen Golf 1.4TSI Trendline, Volkswagen Golf R and the Mazda CX3 Particular particular person.

Jeff Osborne, Head of Car at Gumtree, acknowledged the judges had performed an eminent job: “These awards are going from energy to energy as a extremely crucial info for merchants in the marketplace. Twice as many pre-owned automobiles are bought yearly in SA than new ones and here’s a key arrangement that Gumtree can serve all americans navigate that path of.” 

2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards Winners

2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-owned judging panelCharl Wilken (Wilken Conversation Management), Adam Ford (Ignition TV/Customers’ Records), Roger McCleery (Radio This day), Lerato Matebese (Alternate Day Motor Records), Michele Lupini (Bakkie and Automobile), Liana Reiners (AutoLive), Zerildi Pieters (Each day Sun), Matthew Kanniah (Blogger), Alan Rosenmeyer (Motormatters), Sean Nurse (AutoDealer), and Mabuyane Kekana (Kaya FM and Metro FM).

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