SA Women vote Suzuki Jimny TopsPrint Email
The Suzuki Jimny won the annual Car of the Year Award for 2009 thanks to the exclusive votes of SA Women
The pocket-sized Suzuki Jimny 4x4 has kicked dust in the headlights of many of South Africa’s fancied all-terrainers by taking the category laurels in an annual Car of the Year contest voted for exclusively by women.

The 2009 Women’s Car of the Year Awards are organised annually by the Women on Wheels motoring supplement. The supplement is edited by seasoned motoring journalist Charleen Clarke, and published in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Oprah and House and Leisure magazines.

The Jimny, which quickly established an enviable reputation as a big-hearted, agile and affordable all-terrainer, after being launched in SA in September last year, was one of 10 finalists in the 4xFabs category of the contest.

This year’s panel of judges consisted of Clarke, together with fellow motoring scribes Helene Griffiths and Peta Lee, as well as current affairs anchor Fenley Foxen .

In addition, readers of the supplement were invited to vote for their favourite choice in each of eight categories.

While the Jimny was tops in its category, Suzuki was also represented in two other categories: the SX4 lifestyle hatchback in the All-In-One Wonders section, and the Swift compact hatchback in the Movers And Shakers category.

“We are delighted that the Suzuki Jimny continues to distinguish itself on the SA motoring scene,” says Kazuyuki Yamashita, Managing Director of Suzuki South Africa.

“Its combination of wieldy handling, urban warrior styling and go-anywhere versatility continues to win it many friends – including those astute readers of the WOW who voted it into the top SUV slot,” he added.

What do you think of the Suzuki Jimny? Is it worthy of the Car of the Year Award?