The All-New F-PACE has just been announced as a finalist in the 2017 WesBank South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition by The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ).
Out of the 35 eligible vehicle ranges, the All-New F-PACE was one of only 10 that made the cut.
The competition now moves into high gear as preparations are made for two days of stringent evaluations at the beginning of February 2017. At these evaluation days, the 28 jury members will assess the cars independently, with routes and modules designed to test the vehicles in a similar way in which the average consumer would use them.
The evaluation days offer the Jury the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the vehicles on specific aspects including aesthetics, build quality, ergonomics, fuel consumption, environmental friendliness, safety features and value for money.
The Jury will also have access to performance test data, comparative pricing and specification data, as well as comparative parts pricing data.
The vehicle range that best represents automotive excellence when compared to its segment peers, will be crowned the 2017 WesBank South African Car of the Year.
The winner will be revealed at a gala banquet on 15 March 2017.