Volkswagen is the brand with the most finalists out of the 11 categories in which brands will compete for the Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards for 2018. Volkswagen has nine finalists, based on the retained value of 2016 models with at least six months of value depreciation according to data provided by TransUnion Auto Information Services.
The 55 finalists have been selected with the top five vehicles having the most favourable depreciation in each of the 11 categories qualifying for further evaluation.
The car model with the best value retention irrespective of category is the Mazda CX3 2.0 Individual at 91.34%. This model is also the most dominant in its class – Best Cross-Overs under R325 000 – based on the margin to second best value retention per category and stands at 3.27%.
Representative examples of these 55 finalists are now being sourced and tested by former national motorsport champion Charl Wilken, a director of Wilken Communication Management. Following his practical evaluation, he compiles detailed and illustrated information sheets which are sent to a judging panel for voting.