Johannesburg - Here they are, the finalists in our 2017 Drive360 Awards. After driving all the new cars, bakkies and SUVs launched in South Africa this year, our team of print and online motoring journalists have whittled them down to these 34 finalists in five categories. 

On December 1 at our awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg, we will name a victor in each category and one of these vehicles will go on to be declared the overall winner.

There is also an additional, sixth category called Coolest Ride which is a readers’ choice award. 

This is where you get to vote. 

Simply name the vehicle (just one, not one per category) that you’d most like to drive, and email your choice to [email protected] with Coolest Ride in the subject line. 

Also take part in our social media campaign by voting for your favourite car using the #Drive360Awards or #CoolestRide hashtags on ṬwitterInstagram or the IOLMotoring Ƒacebook page, and in a few words explain why it’s your choice. 

The most imaginitive entry wins a prize.

The deadline for voting is midnight tonight, so check out the list alongside and tell us which is your choice of #CoolestRide.



Nissan Micra Active

Kia Picanto

Suzuki Baleno

Suzuki Ignis

Kia Rio

Fiat Tipo

Family Cars

Hyundai Elantra


Hyundai Creta

Peugeot 3008

Toyota C-HR

Mahindra TUV 300

Mazda CX-5

Luxury Cars

Porsche Panamera

BMW 5 Series

Volvo S90

Audi A5

BMW M760Li xDrive

Adventure Vehicles

Audi Q5

Honda CR-V AWD

Land Rover Discovery

Maserati Levante

VW Amarok V6

Range Rover Velar

Nissan Navara

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Performance Cars

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV

Porsche 911 GT3

McLaren 720S

Lexus LC500

Mercedes-AMG E63 S

Jaguar F-Type 400

Audi RS3 Sedan

Audi R8 Spyder