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Catch the COTY TV special


The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) has announced that the Wesbank/SAGMJ Car of the Year competition (COTY) has received its own special television programme and a smartphone application.

The TV special will air on Ignition TV who were commissioned to produce two special television programmes that focus on the 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year test days. To find out more click here

During the shows a closer look is taken at the twelve finalists in the running. There are details on how the competition is run and what changes have been implemented for 2016 to determine a deserving winner.

The channel broadcasts on DStv 189 and the flighting times are as follows:

First Programme Flighting Times (27 Feb - 04 March 2016)

Day Date Time
Saturday 27 February 09h00
Sunday 28 February 15h00
Monday 29 February 04h00
Tuesday 1 March 08h00
Wednesday 2 March 08h00 / 17h00
Thursday 3 March 14h00
Friday 4 March 00h00

Second Programme Flighting Times (12-18 March 2016)

Day Date Time
Saturday  12 March  09h00
Sunday  13 March  15h00
Monday  14 March  04h00
Tuesday  15 March  08h00
Wednesday  16 March  08h00 / 17h00
Thursday  17 March  14h00
Friday  18 March  00h00

Autodealer was involved in the COTY judging process and as such we made use of the new COTY smartphone application. The app was developed by the competitions’s digital partner MAPO Software Solutions. The app is available to download from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store using the keyword “COTY SA.”

The app contains information on:

  • Finalists
  • Jury
  • Rules
  • Sponsors
  • Scoring system

For more information on Car of the Year 2016, click here


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