[LISTEN] Motoring: Here is how the #CarsAwards judging process works

Car expert Jacob Moshokoa is one of 20 judges who recently put the finalists of the 2018/2019 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards through a series of tests.

Now in its fourth year, thirteen category winners will be announced at the awards ceremony early next year.

Eighteen vehicle brands are represented in the list of finalists, with Volkswagen leading the nominations with 7 derivatives, followed by BMW and Ford (4 nominations), and Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo (3 nominations).

The findings of the judges will only count for half of the total scores – the remaining 50% will be based on rankings that vehicles’ brands attained in the Cars.co.za Ownership Satisfaction Survey.

Moshokoa joined Lee Kasumba on the Azania Mosaka Show to share more on his experience of the judging process, as well as the significance of the awards.

I have been lucky enough to be a judge before, this was the second year. I got to test drive so many cars , from the SUV's to executive sedans and even the performance cars, the hatchbacks.

Jacob Moshokoa, car expert

It is a lot of fun. We all drive different cars in different categories and then jot it down in a special book. When we are finished judging and driving for the entire day, we hand it over to an independent auditor from PWC so they will tally up all the votes and then I think the second or third week in January next year, Cars will have the awards ceremony.

Jacob Moshokoa, car expert

What makes these awards so amazing is that they are consumer based. It's working on cars that people usually go to dealerships to buy, so from R1 million to R150 000 cars, they were all there to test drive.

Jacob Moshokoa, car expert

The best [to test drive] has to be in the sports car category. I drove a Porsche 718 Cayenne and believe it or not I enjoyed a Toyota Fortuner.

Jacob Moshokoa, car expert

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This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] Motoring: Here is how the #CarsAwards judging process works


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