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AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year 2019

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A Juror’s take on the 2019 AutoTrader Car of the Year

Analysing 12 cars from widely diverging categories and price brackets to define which one is the best takes some doing. This what the 2019 AutoTrader Car of the Year test days at Kyalami were all about, and here is one juror's take on how they shaped up

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AutoTrader Car of the Year competition: Win exclusive invites to the gala event!

Have you always wanted to experience what the AutoTrader COTY competition is all about, first hand? To rub shoulders with the who's who of the motoring industry, to enjoy the best in gourmet food, drinks and entertainment, and to be in the middle of the all the suspense, drama, and elation, as the winner is revealed? Well, AutoTrader is offering you a chance to do just that! We're giving away the chance to win 1 of 10 exclusive invites to attend the gala event on the 4th of April this year, at a yet-to-be-revealed venue in Johannesburg.

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AutoTrader Car of the Year 2019 Day 2

It’s opinion time as we chat to some of the jury of the AutoTrader Car of the Year 2019 at day 2 of the testing process.
#AutoTraderCOTY2019

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It’s day 2 of the testing for the AutoTrader Car of the Year 2019

It’s day 2 of the testing for the AutoTrader Car of the Year 2019 - join us for a finalist recap. Micro reviews! #AutoTraderCOTY2019

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AutoTrader COTY 2019 Test days

We catch up with AutoTrader CEO George Mienie Live from Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit where the AutoTrader COTY 2019 finalists are being put through their paces. #AutoTraderCOTY2019

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Live from Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit #AutoTraderCOTY2019 test days

#AutoTraderCOTY2019: Live from Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit where the AutoTrader COTY 2019 finalists are being put through their paces

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Crunch Time! AutoTrader Car of the Year Test Days on March 11 and 12

The Car of the Year competition has been run by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists since 1986. So, what makes the competition tick on the test days, held this year for the 33rd time on March 11 and 12 at Kyalami?

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Comparing Jimnys with Porsches – How does the 2019 AutoTrader Car of the Year really work?

The South African Car of the year competition has been an annual motoring highlight since 1986, when a Toyota Corolla GLi was declared the winner. The AutoTrader Car of the Year 2019 competition is due to ramp up in March when the two-day test-day event will take place at Kyalami and on surrounding roads. But how do the Jury members set about comparing so many different types of vehicles?

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Review
Suzuki Jimny: Dynamite, a small package, and big obstacles.

The diminutive Jimny has earned its stripes to become one of the most-respected vehicles in the off-road fraternity. With a combination of light weight and compact dimensions, it simply scrambles over obstacles which would stump many other 4x4s.

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Review
Porsche Cayenne S is clinically competent

Porsche’s new Cayenne S is an amazingly competent machine. The car is all new, but the styling changes are evolutionary, which makes spotting the latest model not as easy as you may think. The V6 2,9-litre bi-turbo engine is exciting and commendably smooth, and delivers sports-car like performance.

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News
A Juror’s take on the 2019 AutoTrader Car of the Year

Analysing 12 cars from widely diverging categories and price brackets to define which one is the best takes some doing. This what the 2019 AutoTrader Car of the Year test days at Kyalami were all about, and here is one juror's take on how they shaped up

Read More
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News
AutoTrader Car of the Year competition: Win exclusive invites to the gala event!

Have you always wanted to experience what the AutoTrader COTY competition is all about, first hand? To rub shoulders with the who's who of the motoring industry, to enjoy the best in gourmet food, drinks and entertainment, and to be in the middle of the all the suspense, drama, and elation, as the winner is revealed? Well, AutoTrader is offering you a chance to do just that! We're giving away the chance to win 1 of 10 exclusive invites to attend the gala event on the 4th of April this year, at a yet-to-be-revealed venue in Johannesburg.

Read More
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Video
AutoTrader Car of the Year 2019 Day 2

It’s opinion time as we chat to some of the jury of the AutoTrader Car of the Year 2019 at day 2 of the testing process.
#AutoTraderCOTY2019

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It’s day 2 of the testing for the AutoTrader Car of the Year 2019

It’s day 2 of the testing for the AutoTrader Car of the Year 2019 - join us for a finalist recap. Micro reviews! #AutoTraderCOTY2019

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AutoTrader COTY 2019 Test days

We catch up with AutoTrader CEO George Mienie Live from Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit where the AutoTrader COTY 2019 finalists are being put through their paces. #AutoTraderCOTY2019

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Live from Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit #AutoTraderCOTY2019 test days

#AutoTraderCOTY2019: Live from Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit where the AutoTrader COTY 2019 finalists are being put through their paces

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News
Crunch Time! AutoTrader Car of the Year Test Days on March 11 and 12

The Car of the Year competition has been run by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists since 1986. So, what makes the competition tick on the test days, held this year for the 33rd time on March 11 and 12 at Kyalami?

Read More
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News
Comparing Jimnys with Porsches – How does the 2019 AutoTrader Car of the Year really work?

The South African Car of the year competition has been an annual motoring highlight since 1986, when a Toyota Corolla GLi was declared the winner. The AutoTrader Car of the Year 2019 competition is due to ramp up in March when the two-day test-day event will take place at Kyalami and on surrounding roads. But how do the Jury members set about comparing so many different types of vehicles?

Read More
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Review
Suzuki Jimny: Dynamite, a small package, and big obstacles.

The diminutive Jimny has earned its stripes to become one of the most-respected vehicles in the off-road fraternity. With a combination of light weight and compact dimensions, it simply scrambles over obstacles which would stump many other 4x4s.

Read More
Card image cap
Review
Porsche Cayenne S is clinically competent

Porsche’s new Cayenne S is an amazingly competent machine. The car is all new, but the styling changes are evolutionary, which makes spotting the latest model not as easy as you may think. The V6 2,9-litre bi-turbo engine is exciting and commendably smooth, and delivers sports-car like performance.

Read More