REIGNING CHAMP: The winner of the 2017 SA Car of the Year competition will be announced later in March. The Volvo XC90 (pictured) is the 2016 champion. Image: Quickpic
Cape Town - The Wesbank 2017 South African Car of the Year competition is in its final stages with the overall winner set be announced on March 15.
The 10 finalists were selected by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalist (SAGMJ).
Although the winner will be crowned later this week there's still time to vote for your top car in our readers poll.
SA Car of the Year 2017: Top 5 contenders, dark horse and disappointments
In February, the results of our readers poll saw the Opel Astra (777 votes/19%) gain first place ahead of the Volkswagen Tiguan with 769 votes (19%) in second.
Third spot was occupied by Toyota's ubiquitous Fortuner with 504 votes (12%).
Which car do you think should be crowned the 2017 SA Car of the Year. Vote for your favourite here!
In March however, the tables have turned against Opel.
Volkswagen's Tiguan leads our poll with 1802 votes (22%), while the Opel Astra has racked in 1376 (17%) while the Toyota Fortuner remains in third 1046 (13%).
Below are the 10 finalists in alphabetical order:
• Audi A4
• Honda Civic
• Hyundai Tucson
• Jaguar F-Pace
• Mazda CX-3
• Opel Astra
• Renault Kadjar
• Toyota Fortuner
• Volkswagen Tiguan
• Volkswagen Passat
Which car do you think should be crowned SA's 2017 car of the year? Vote here.