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Gallery - 2012 SA Car of the Year finalists

A Wheels24 readers' poll about which vehicle should be the 2012 South African Car of the Year has so far attracted 14 913 votes.

Back in late 2011 we reported on the 10 SA Guild of Motoring Journalists' finalists for the South Africa's Car of the Year nominees.


Ford's Focus (3197 votes) may have been trouncing Hyundai's Elantra in December 2011 but since then the Korean automaker's stylish hatchback/sedan has edged to the front. The Elantra is now ahead with 3420 votes, the Ford Focus lies second overall with 3197 votes.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta's has claimed third place with 2002 votes, just a head of Volkswagen's Jetta in fourth with 1950 votes.

The fifth most popular vehicle in our poll is Audi's A6 (1286 votes) followed by the  Mercedes-Benz SLK (899 votes) and Suzuki's Kizashi (775 votes) in sixth and seventh place respectively.

Which car will claim the 2011 COTY title will be up to the guild judges to decide later in 2012. Our readers however seem to be torn between US and Korean automakers new rides.

Vote for your Car of the Year by clicking on our homepage voting booth.

Full results so far
1 Hyundai Elantra 21% 3420 votes
2. Ford Focus 23% 3197 votes
3. Alfa Romeo Giulietta 13% 2002 votes
4. Volkswagen Jetta 13% 1950 votes
5. Audi A6 8% 1286 votes
6. Mercedes-Benz SLK 6% 899 votes
7. Suzuki Kizashi 6% 775 votes
8. Kia Picanto 5% 678 votes
9. Citroen DS4 4% 537 votes
10. Peugeot 5008 1% 169 votes


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