Suzuki Swift: Winner of Budget Car of the Year 2019/2020
The Suzuki Swift returned to the stage at the 2020 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank – as the undisputed king of the budget car category. Read more about the awards.
SUZUKI REMAINS A BUDGET-BEATER AND A TOP BRAND
The Swift was crowned the winner for the second year in a row, while Suzuki took the top honours in this category for the fourth year in a row, winning first with the Celerio and then the Ignis, before handing the baton to the Swift. During that period, it consistently beat some of the best-selling vehicles in South Africa.
“The Budget Car of the Year award is arguably one of the most important categories in the Cars Awards,” says André Venter, divisional manager for sales and marketing at Suzuki Auto South Africa. “In a declining market and a tough economic environment, this accolade proves that Suzuki offers some of the best value on the market and has offered it consistently for as long as the competition has been running.”
CHECK OUT OUR AWARD WINNING CARS BELOW
Budget Car of the Year 2018/19 and 2019/20
- Under R200 000
The Suzuki Swift beat out the Kia Picanto 1.2 Style and the Volkswagen Polo Vivo 1.4 Comfortline for this title in 2019. The Swift is a favourite for many and has been a Suzuki favourite over the years. The 3rd Generation Swift is stylish and a joy to drive.
Budget Car of the Year 2018
The Suzuki Ignis beat out the Kia Picanto 1.0 Style and the VW Take Up! 5dr for this title in 2018. The Ignis is a newbie in the budget car market that made a huge splash in 2017!
Compact Family Car of the Year 2016/7 & 2017/8
- Between R 250 000 and R350 000
The Vitara 1.6GL+ beat out the Nissan Qashqai 1.2 Visia and the Renault Captur 1.5 dCi Dynamique for this title in 2017 but we were so excited to see it beat out more competitors in 2017. Winning this award two years in a row is a huge honour!
Budget Car of the Year 2017
- Less than R160 000
The Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GL beat out the Renault Sandero Expression and the Toyota Aygo 1.0 X-Play for this title