Meet the finalists in the Executive SUV category of the 2018/19 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank!
Now in its 4th year, the #CarsAwards was conceived to be South Africa's definitive automotive awards programme and is backed, for the 3rd year running, by the country's leading supplier of vehicle finance, WesBank.
Read more about the finalists in the 2018/19 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank here!
Best Executive SUVs in SA
The Executive SUV category is guided by both eligibility factors and Pillars of Success. Eligibility factors include a listed price between R700 000 and R900 000 at the time of semi-finalist voting (September 1, 2018) and it must be a medium-sized SUV (Audi Q5/Merc GLC size) with their ‘coupe’ derivatives also being considered.
Pillars of Success for this category include powertrain technology, luxury features, brand strength, design and quality appeal, driving dynamics and space and practicality.
Visit www.carsawards.co.za for more information. The finalists are as follows:
Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro Sport S-Line sports
Compared with its predecessor, the Audi Q5 is larger than before, but also lighter, thanks to the use of lightweight materials. Interior comfort has increased and the general ride and drive has been geared towards supple comfort, making it a strong contender in this segment.
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BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport auto
The X3 features larger dimensions and improved refinement but is some 55 kg lighter than its predecessor. BMW’s executive SUV is a well-balanced product, with a lot to offer in this segment.
View specification details for the BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport auto here
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Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design
Gothenburg-based brand, Volvo, is on a roll at the moment. The XC60 is an all-new model of its most popular SUV and runs on the same platform as the XC90. It’s superbly refined to drive and offers one of the most luxurious cabins in the segment. Volvo has put a lot of thought into the versatility needed in a midsize SUV and there are clever packaging solutions that make it feel very practical.