The Opel Astra has been named the 2017 Car of the Year by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists. It was to be expected, however, as the Astra also won the European Car of the Year title in 2016.
The Wesbank SAGMJ Car of the Year competition started late last year with the announcement of the finalists, after which these finalists were put through their paces at Kyalami earlier this year.
The Audi A4 Sedan scored second place, while the bronze medal went to the Volkswagen Passat.
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