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SURGING AHEAD: Hyundai's stylish sedan/hatchback looks to be the firm favourite in our Car of the Year poll with 5775 votes.

Gallery - 2012 SA Car of the Year finalists

Our readers' poll about which vehicle should be the 2012 South African Car of the Year has so far attracted 21 662 votes.

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


In the early weeks of voting Ford's Focus (5383 votes) may have been trouncing Hyundai's Elantra, but since then the Korean automaker has edged ahead with 5775 votes.

Alfa Romeo's Giulietta is in third place with 2542 votes, ahead of Volkswagen's Jetta in fourth with 2470 votes.

Audi's A6 (1614 votes) claims fourth place in our poll followed by the Mercedes-Benz SLK (1118 votes) and Suzuki's Kizashi (924 votes) in sixth and seventh place, respectively.

Bringing up the rear of the COTY pack are Kia's budget Picanto (879 votes) in eighth place,  with Citroen's DS4 (666 votes) and Peugeot's 5008 (204 votes) coming in ninth and tenth place.

Judges will decide on the 2011 COTY in March 2012, but Wheels24 readers - for now - seem torn between the US and Korean automaker's rides.

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

Full results so far:

1. Hyundai Elantra 27% 5775 votes
2. Ford Focus 25% 5383 votes
3. Alfa Romeo Giulietta 12% 2542 votes
4. Volkswagen Jetta 11% 2470 votes
5. Audi A6 7% 1614 votes
6. Mercedes-Benz SLK 5% 1118 votes
7. Suzuki Kizashi 4% 924 votes
8. Kia Picanto 4% 879 votes
9. Citroen DS4 3% 666 votes
10. Peugeot 5008 1% 204 votes

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