READERS' CHOICE SO FAR: The Ford Fusion leads Wheels24's voters poll for the 2016 SA Car of the Year competition. Image: Quickpic
Cape Town - The 2016 South African car of the year (COTY) will be announced at a gala event on Tuesday evening (March 8).
Our Car of the Year judge Janine-Lee Van der Post, put all 12 vehicles through their paces in February over two days of comprehensive testing. You can read about the testing process here.
For the past few years, Wheels24 has asked readers which finalist they thought was most deserving of the title. Our 2016 homepage vote has garnered 7489 votes.
Almost 8000 votes cast
Here are the readers' voting stats so far:
Ford Fusion 25% - 1880 votes
Volvo XC90 13% 949 votes
BMW i3 10% 777 votes
Land Rover Discovery Sport 10% - 764 votes
Mazda 2 9% - 661 votes
Honda HR-V 6% - 457 votes
Jaguar XE 6% - 452 votes
Opel Adam 5% - 397 votes
Kia Sorento 5% - 374 votes
Opel Corsa 5% - 346 votes
Peugeot 308 3% - 218 votes
Citroen C4 Cactus 3% - 214 votes
Which vehicle do you think should win the 2016 SA Car of the Year title? Vote for your favourite here.
Fusion in the lead
The Blue Oval's executive sedan has exceeded their sales expectations according to Ford SA, and it seems to be a favourite among Wheels24 users, leading the poll.
The Fusion leads with 1880 votes, in second place is the technologically-advanced (and pricey) Volvo XC90 with 949 votes, while the surprise of the pack is BMW's i3, the electric-hybrid is in third spot with 777 votes.
Janine-lee Van der Post's top three picks:
Read: SA Car of the Year: 2016 finalists revealed