STANDARD BANK PEOPLE’S WHEELS AWARDS 2015







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: October 1, 2014
Categories: General News

The fourth annual Standard Bank People’s Wheels Awards are due to be held on Thursday, November 13, at the Montecasino Ballroom in Fourways, Johannesburg.

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Initiated by the Future Group in association with Standard Bank, research house TNS South Africa and media partner Sunday Times, the People’s Wheels Awards provide the automotive sector with a unique platform to reward vehicle excellence.

South Africans came out in numbers to vote for their favourite cars in the 2015 Standard Bank People’s Wheels Awards survey. The online polls were open for over three months, from June to August, and once again the results were impressive.

About 60 000 votes were recorded across the competition’s 22 categories.

Furthermore, a record number of responses were received from vehicle owners in a survey designed to determine their satisfaction levels with regard to the cars and bakkies they drive every day.

“Standard Bank as one of the key financiers of car buyers and lovers in South Africa believes that all motorists should have a voice in deciding what our country’s most esteemed cars should be. Nobody can better assess the merits of vehicles than the people who drive them. The awards enable motorists to use their experiences, and those of others to help them to make informed comparisons and purchasing decisions,” says Nicholas Nkosi, Head of Vehicle and Asset Finance – Personal Markets at Standard Bank.

“The People’s Wheels Awards’ success undoubtedly rests on two major factors. It is an event in which all motorists can be heard and an event in which every vote counts.”

The results of the survey present crucial insight for marketers and offer relevant and useful information to consumers regarding ownership perceptions of vehicle brands, as well as reliability, durability and loyalty factors.

Wynter Murdoch, Automotive Editor-in-Chief at Future Group, says: “Ordinary motorists can have their voices heard. The People’s Wheels Awards is the ultimate leveler in the car awards stakes.  The results reflect feelings on the ground and allow all brands, regardless of inclusivity or exclusivity, to participate on an equal basis for various classes of accolades. Acceptance of a vehicle’s merits and the ‘wow’ factor it arouses within the people, rather than the size of marketing budgets, is what counts.”

So, who voted for what in the 2015 poll? While full results will be revealed at the awards ceremony, to whet your appetite, here is a list of the vehicles that voters selected as their top six nominees in each of the 22 categories.

Presented category by category in alphabetical order, they range from budget buys to family sedans, from premium class road warriors to exotic supercars, from SUVs, MPVs and crossovers to delivery vans and bakkies. The nominees are:

Standard Bank People Wheels Awards

Category 1 Category 2 Category 3
Budget Buys Compact Commuters Compact Executive Cars
FORD – Figo AUDI – A1/Sportback AUDI – A3/Sedan/Sportback
HYUNDAI – i10 FORD – Fiesta BMW – 1-Series
KIA – Picanto KIA – Rio FORD – Focus
RENAULT – Sandero RENAULT – Clio KIA – Cerato
TOYOTA – Etios TOYOTA – Corolla Quest MERCEDES-BENZ – A-Class/CLA
VOLKSWAGEN - Polo Vivo VOLKSWAGEN – Polo VOLKSWAGEN – Golf
Category 4 Category 5 Category 6
Family Friendly Cars Mid-Sized Executive Cars Premium Luxury Cars
AUDI – A4 AUDI – A6 AUDI – A8
AUDI – A5 Sportback AUDI – A7 Sportback JAGUAR – XJ
BMW – 3-Series BMW – 5-Series MASERATI – Ghibli
KIA – Optima JAGUAR – XF MERCEDES-BENZ – CLS
MERCEDES-BENZ – C-Class LEXUS – GS MERCEDES-BENZ – S-Class
VOLVO – S60 MERCEDES-BENZ – E-Class PORSCHE – Panamera
Category 7 Category 8 Category 9
Super Luxury Cars Sporty Drop Tops Super Sports Cars
ASTON MARTIN – Rapide AUDI – TT Roadster ASTON MARTIN – DB9
BENTLEY – Continental Flying Spur BMW – 4-Series Convertible AUDI – R8
FERRARI – F12 Berlinetta JAGUAR – F Type FERRARI – 458 Spider
FERRARI – FF MERCEDES-BENZ – E-Class Cabriole LAMBORGHINI – Aventador
ROLLS ROYCE – Ghost MERCEDES-BENZ – SLK MERCEDES-BENZ – SL
ROLLS ROYCE – Phantom PORSCHE – Boxster NISSAN – GT-R
Category 10 Category 11 Category 12
Sport Coupés: Two-Door Hard Tops Premium Class Coupés Hot Hatches/Sedans/ Coupés
AUDI – TT Coupe AUDI – A5 Coupé AUDI – S3
BMW – 2-Series BMW – 4-Series FORD – Fiesta ST
KIA – Cerato Koup BMW – 6-Series FORD – Focus ST
SUBARU – BRZ MERCEDES-BENZ – C-Class Coupe MERCEDES-BENZ – A45 AMG/CLA 45 AMG
TOYOTA – 86 MERCEDES-BENZ – E-Class Coupé VOLKSWAGEN – Golf GTI
VOLKSWAGEN – Scirocco PORSCHE – Cayman VOLKSWAGEN – Golf R
Category 13 Category 14 Category 15
Compact MPVs & People Carriers Large MPVs & People Carriers Small SUVs & Crossovers
CHEVROLET – Orlando CHRYSLER – Grand Voyager FORD – EcoSport
DODGE – Journey HYUNDAI – H-1 JEEP – Compass
MAZDA – 5 MERCEDES-BENZ Viano JEEP – Patriot
MERCEDES-BENZ – B-Class MERCEDES-BENZ Vito KIA – Soul
TOYOTA – Verso TOYOTA – Quantum MITSUBISHI – ASX
VOLKSWAGEN – Touran VOLKSWAGEN - Kombi NISSAN – Qashqai
Category 16 Category 17 Category 18
Compact SUVs & Crossovers Premium Class SUVs & Crossovers Luxury SUVs & Crossovers
BMW 3-Series GT AUDI – Q5 AUDI – Q7
FORD – Kuga JEEP – Grand Cherokee BMW – X6
JEEP – Wrangler KIA – Sorento LAND ROVER – Range Rover
KIA – Sportage LAND ROVER – Range Rover Evoque LAND ROVER – Range Rover Sport
MERCEDES-BENZ – GLA PORSCHE - Macan PORSCHE – Cayenne
TOYOTA - Fortuner TOYOTA – Land Cruiser Prado VOLKSWAGEN – Touareg
Category 19 Category 20 Category 21
Hybrids/Electrics Light Delivery Vehicles Single Cab Bakkies
BMW – ActiveHybrid 3 FORD – Transit Custom CHEVROLET – Utility
HONDA – CRZ HYUNDAI – H-1 Panel Van FORD – Ranger
INFINITI – Q50 Hybrid MERCEDES-BENZ – Vito Panel Van KIA – K2700
MERCEDES-BENZ – E-Class Hybrid TOYATO – Quantum Panel Van NISSAN – Navara
PORSCHE – Cayenne Hybrid VOLKWAGEN – Caddy Panel Van TOYOTA – Hilux
PORSCHE – Panamera Hybrid VOLKSWAGEN – Transporter Panel Van VOLKSWAGEN – Amarok
Category 22
Double Cab Bakkies
FORD – Ranger
ISUZU – KB
LAND ROVER – Defender
NISSAN – Navara
TOYOTA – Hilux
VOLKWAGEN – Amarok

 

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