Meet the finalists in the Compact Hatch category of the 2019/20 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank!
Now in its 5th year, the #CarsAwards was conceived to be South Africa's definitive automotive awards programme and is backed, for the 4th year running, by the country's leading supplier of vehicle finance, WesBank.
Best Compact Hatchbacks in SA
The Compact Hatch category is guided by both eligibility factors and Pillars of Success. Eligibility for this category includes a list price between R200 000 and R300 000 (prices as of 1 September 2019), ABS braking, minimum of 4 airbags, air-conditioning, USB support, Bluetooth and a service plan (If optional, these features must not push the vehicle price over the R300 000 price cap at time of voting).
Pillars of Success in this category include a balance of fuel economy and power/performance, value-for-money, practicality, brand strength, design and quality appeal, ride and handling and finally, safety.
Visit www.carsawards.co.za for more information. The finalists are as follows:
Ford Fiesta 1.0 Trend Auto
The latest-generation Fiesta is a vastly improved product, featuring refined exterior styling and a higher-quality interior. Not only is the Fiesta reasonably-equipped in 1.0T Trend guise, its strong value proposition, perky performance and dynamic ability make it a strong contender in this segment.
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Mazda2 1.5 Individual Plus auto
By combining attractive looks and contemporary interior packaging with a comprehensive standard features list, the Mazda2 1.5 Individual Plus automatic has much to offer. What’s more, the good all-round performance of the naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre engine and refined ride quality make it a strong contender in this segment.
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Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI Comfortline auto
The all-new Volkswagen Polo remains the most popular choice in the compact hatchback segment. The newcomer is built on the brand’s sophisticated MQB platform and is larger (and, therefore, more spacious) than its predecessor. Apart from its perky and fuel-efficient 1.0-litre turbopetrol engine, the Polo offers excellent build quality, which almost elevates the hatchback to a premium level.
Do you own a Volkswagen? Have your say and complete our Ownership Satisfaction Survey here