The 2018-19 Consumer Awards, powered by WesBank, concluded with the announcement of 12 category winners and the awarding of the prestigious Brand of the Year title at a red carpet event hosted at Kyalami Raceway in Johannesburg on January 24. The event was attended by 350 guests who included finance sector and automotive industry bigwigs, media and a variety of celebrities, some of whom, like Springbok Victor Matfield and DJ Fresh, played the role of category winner announcers.

The significance of these awards is the aim to unearth the best car buys in a calendar year. The panel of judges includes motoring journalists from various SA publications, celebrities and individuals who hold public influence in their respective roles. They score the list of contenders during back-to-back testing that happens at the Gerotek vehicle testing facility on the outskirts of Pretoria. The cars are taken through their paces in an assortment of tests for analysis in disciplines such ...

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