Celebrating Suzuki’s Triple Victory at the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards 

These awards are particularly respected, because the winners are chosen not just by a panel of experts, but also by real South African car owners who provide valuable feedback on everything from a car’s performance and features to its reliability and overall ownership experience.  
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The prestigious Cars.co.za Consumer Awards, revered as South Africa’s premier automotive accolades, were recently celebrated at an elegant black-tie gala in Sandton, establishing the gold standard for excellence within the South African automotive sector. 

These awards are particularly respected, because the winners are chosen not just by a panel of experts, but also by real South African car owners who provide valuable feedback on everything from a car’s performance and features to its reliability and overall ownership experience.  

To win at the #CarsAwards is a true testament to a vehicle’s ability to deliver exceptional value, outstanding performance, and the kind of quality and dependability that keeps drivers happy for years to come. 

This year, Suzuki made a spectacular splash, taking home not one, not two, but three awards!  

  1. Best Entry Level Hatch for the Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX 
  1. Best Budget Hatch for the Suzuki Baleno 1.5 GLX 
  1. Best Entry-Level Crossover for the Suzuki Grand Vitara 1.5 GLX  

Let’s break down those remarkable wins: 

Category: Entry-level Hatch 

Winner: Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX 

This marks the second consecutive year a Suzuki hatchback has won this title, showcasing its consistent excellence in reliability, fuel efficiency, and agile handling. Notably, Swift models have won at the #CarsAwards categories a remarkable four times! So, if you’ve ever wondered, is the Suzuki Swift a good car? There’s your answer!   

Category: Budget Hatch

Winner: Suzuki Baleno 1.5 GLX 

The Suzuki Baleno stands out for its spacious interior, fuel-efficient engine, and user-friendly technology, making it a smart choice for budget-conscious buyers. This Suzuki hatchback impressively beat the popular Toyota Starlet 1.4 XR. 

Category: Best Entry-level Crossover 

Winner: Suzuki Grand Vitara 1.5 GLX 

The Suzuki Grand Vitara blends practicality, comfort, and Suzuki’s renowned reliability, making it the top pick in its class. This Suzuki crossover surpassed competitors like the Haval Jolion 1.5T Premium Auto and Chery Tiggo 4 Pro 1.5 Elite Auto. 

A Major Achievement for the Suzuki Brand in South Africa 

Over and above these titles, Suzuki pulled off a major feat by tying with BMW for the most category wins (three). This firmly establishes Suzuki as a force to be reckoned with, even alongside luxury brands. 

Suzuki’s dominance in the Budget category is undeniable. We’ve won a remarkable 5 out of 7 times in the history of the Cars.co.za Awards program, proving our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional value. 

A highly respectable 2nd place in the Brand of the Year category, just behind the industry giant Toyota/Lexus, demonstrates Suzuki’s growing popularity and reputation for quality. 

Over the years, Suzuki has secured an impressive 10 total category wins at the Cars Awards and a strong 4th overall – a testament to Suzuki’s consistent ability to impress South African consumers. 

Thorp Suzuki‘s Winning Formula 

Suzuki’s remarkable success at the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards is no accident. Here’s a glimpse at the ingredients that make up our winning recipe: 

  • Unwavering Value: Suzuki cars consistently offer incredible value for the money, delivering features and quality that often exceed their price point. 
  • Uncompromising Quality: Expect Suzuki vehicles to be reliable and built to last, giving you peace of mind and long-term enjoyment. 
  • Unbeatable Efficiency: Suzuki is known for its fuel-efficient engines, saving you money at the petrol pump without compromising performance. 
  • Unmatched Driving Dynamics: From zippy hatches to capable crossovers, Suzuki cars offer a fun and engaging driving experience unexpected at their price points. 

Experience the Suzuki Difference for Yourself! 

Suzuki’s impressive showing at the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards proves our relentless dedication to exceeding customer expectations. If you’re looking for a vehicle that delivers unmatched value, dependability, efficiency, and pure driving fun, Suzuki is the clear choice. 

Don’t just take our word for it – visit Thorp Suzuki Table View, Thorp N1 City and Thorp Suzuki Table Bay to experience the award-winning Suzuki difference firsthand. And with our incredible free exclusive Thorp 10-year/1-million km warranty, you’ll enjoy peace of mind for years to come!  

Test Drive a Suzuki Today 

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