The nine finalists are (in alphabetical order):
2013 Audi A3 Sportback 1.4T FSI Manual
2013 Jaguar F-TYPE 3.0 V6 S
2013 Lexus IS 350 F-Sport
2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
2013 Peugeot 208 GTI
2013 Porsche Cayman S
2013 Renault Clio4 66kW Turbo Dynamique
2013 Volkswagen Golf 7 1.4 TSI 90kW Comfortline DSG
2013 Volvo V40 D3 Geartronic Excel
The announcement of the 2014 Car of the Year finalists follows a vote cast by a 30-member jury, elected by their peers, on the 40 Semi-finalists.
The next step is a two day evaluation session to be held in Gauteng in January 2014. The overall winner will be announced at a gala banquet in February 2013.