See the Best Models at the Consumer Awards Show in Sandton This Weekend


Once every year, the Consumer Awards in partnership with Absa spotlight the best cars in South Africa. With input from car owners, rigorous test drives, and expert judgments from an expert panel of 19 judges, the awards recognise excellence across 13 categories, catering to every budget and lifestyle.

The 2024 winners were announced at a private gala event last night, and is also bringing the winning vehicles and finalists directly to consumers at Sandton City from 1 to 3 March 2024.

Keen riders and car fanatics can look forward to a massive showcase of all 39 finalist vehicles from various brands under one roof. There are also opportunities to inspect and test drive the models, and engage with advisors as well as Absa dealership partners for a fully immersive experience. Consumer Awards

Share your own car story with Absa’s new podcast, live at Sandton City

Absa is expanding on their newly launched new tagline, ‘Your Story Matters’, by offering car fans and everyday riders to share their car journeys and aspirations.

The Your Ride, Your Story’ podcast will be live at the event and invite consumers to narrate their car stories on Sunday, 3 March 2024 from 12pm to 3pm. 

Give them some hilarious stories about first cars, what you love and loathe about Joburg drivers, which supercar you’re currently obsessed with, and everything in between. Consumer Awards

Here are the winning vehicles from the Consumer Awards 2024

Brand of the Year: Toyota

Entry-Level Hatch Award

Winner: Suzuki 1.2 GLX Swift
Finalist: Renault Kiger 1.0 Zen
Finalist: Suzuki Celerio 1,0 GL

Budget Hatch Award

Winner: Suzuki Baleno 1.5 GLX
Finalist: Toyoya Starlet 1.5 X
Finalist: Renault Clio 1.0 Turbo Zen

Compact Hatch Award

Winner: Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI 85kW R-Line
Finalist: Honda Fit 1.5 Elegance
Finalist: Opel Corsa 1.2T Elegance

Entry-Level Crossover Award

Winner: Suzuki Grand Vitara 1.5 GLX
Finalist: Haval Jolion 1.5T Premium
Finalist: Chery Tiggo 4Pro 1.5 Elite Auto

Compact Family Car Award

Winner: Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8 XR
Finalist: Renault Duster 1.5dCi Intens
Finalist: Haval Jolion S Super Luxury

Family Car Award

Winner: Kia Sportage 1.6CRDi EX
Finalist: Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max 2.0TGDi 390 Executive
Finalist: Kia Sportage 1.6CRDi EX

Premium Crossover Award

Winner: BMW X1 sDrive18d M Sport
Finalist: Audi Q3 Sportback 40TFSi Quattro 5 Line
Finalist: Volvo Xc40 B4 Ultimate Dark

Executive SUV Award

Winner: Mercedes-Benz GLC220d 4Matic Avantgarde
Finalist: Lexus NX 350H F Sport
Finalist: BMW X3 XDrive20D M Sport

Premium SUV Award

Winner: BMW iX xDrive40
Finalist: Land Rover Defender 110 D250 SE Country
Finalist: BMW X5 xDrive 30d M Sport

Adventure SUV Award

Winner: Ford Everest 3.0 V6 Wildtrak Instafam
Finalist: Toyota Fortuner 2.8GD-6 4×4 VX
Finalist: Isuzu MU-X 3.0TD Onyx 4×4

Performance Car Award

Winner: Toyota GR Yaris Rally
Finalist: Honda Civic Type R
Finalist: Toyota GR Corolla Circuit

Leisure Double Cab Award

Winner: Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 EcoBoost Raptor 4WD
Finalist: Volkswagen Amarok 3.0TDI V6 Double-Cab Aventura 4Motion
Finalist: Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 Double-Cab Wildtrak 4WD

Electric Vehicle Award

Winner: BMW iX1 xDrive30 M Sport
Finalist: Ora O3 Super Luxury
Finalist: Volvo XC40 Twin Motor Ultimate

Cost: Free entrance

When: Running from 1 to 3 March, various times
Where: Sandton City, 83 Rivonia Rd, Sandhurst, Sandton

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Instagram: @carssouthafrica

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