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2014-09-16 10:17
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TOP CAR OVERALL: Porsche's Macan, the automaker's first compact SUV sports car, grabs the title of 'Overall Car of the Year' in the 2014 WOW Women’s Car of the Year awards. Image: Janine-Lee Gordon

CAPE TOWN - Women on Wheels (WOW) has announced the winners of the 2014 WOW Women’s Car of the Year (COTY) awards.

The Porsche Boxster was crowned the 2013 SA car of the year and the Cayman S won the 2014 title. In September 2014, the automaker has won the women's car of the year title too.

Over 10 000 votes were cast by WOW readers and combined with the judges’ votes, the top cars in 11 categories were decided.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2014 Porsche Macan

Together with its readers' vote, a select panel of judges, including Wheels24's Janine-Lee Gordon, added their stamp of approval to the 2014's WCOTY.

The winning cars in each category are:

Budget Buys: Honda Brio
Convertibles: Mercedes-Benz SLK
Crossover/Compact SUV: Porsche Macan
Hatchbacks: Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Sedans: Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Green cars: Nissan Leaf
Large SUVs: Range Rover Sport
MPV: Citroen C4 Picasso
Sports Cars: Jaguar F-Type
Super car: Honda NSX
Overall Car of the Year: Porsche Macan
Charleen Clarke, editor of WOW and convener of the WOW Car of the Year judging panel said: “It is such an exciting survey for us at WOW.

"Not only are more women actively searching for cars, but with the volume of votes we can confidently say that these results are a real-life indicator of South African women’s favourite cars.

"More women are making the car buying decisions in their households and we are tapping in to this market.”
The judges included:
Wheels24 writer - Janine-Lee Gordon
WOW’s online content producer - Juliet McGuire
Owner of Car and Leisure - Liana Reiners
Mail & Guardian motoring editor - Sukasha Singh
Ignition Live and contributor for Forbes Woman Africa - Mabuyane Kekana
Motoring journalist - Peta Lee
DStv Ignition TV’s - Lindsay Vine
Driving in Heels blogger - Vuyi Jabavu

Do you agree/disagree with the top vehicles in the 2014 WOW Women’s Car of the Year? Email us and we'll publish your thoughts on Wheels24.
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