Meet the finalists in the Premium 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 Premium SUVs in SA
The Premium SUV category is guided by both eligibility factors and Pillars of Success. Eligibility factors include a listed price between R1 000 000 and R1 300 000 at the time of semi-finalist voting (September 1, 2018) and it must be a large SUV (BMW X5/Mercedes GLE size). Crossover derivatives such as the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe are also considered. All-wheel drive must be offered as standard.
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:
Porsche Cayenne S
The 3rd-generation Porsche Cayenne made the cutoff for consideration for the 2018/19 Awards by just a few days, but we’re glad it’s here. While the changes from 2nd to 3rd generation may seem incremental, they add up to quite a lot; the Cayenne’s rivals have some thinking to do if they hope to match the Zuffenhausen’s latest SUV. If the exterior design leaves you cold, you’ll be blown away by how futuristic the cabin is.
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Range Rover Velar D300 R-Dynamic SE
Range Rover revealed the all-new Velar in 2018 as a filler between the Evoque and Sport models. It has eye-catching looks, clever flush-fitting door handles and a potent turbodiesel engine. The interior has an all-new design and features two separate touchscreens in the centre console. If its prestige and excitement you’re looking for out of your premium SUV, the Velar is the perfect offering.
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Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Luxury R-Line
The 3rd-generation Touareg is crammed with technology and luxury comfort features, plus offers genuine off-road capability. However, in the status-obsessed premium SUV segment, the badge on a car's nose is all-important. Will the newcomer attract customers (or an award) in the way its predecessors couldn't? Time will tell...
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