Car Launches

20Sep 2017

Sorry folks, the fifth-generation Micra still hasn’t arrived locally. Instead, Nissan South Africa has opted to launch a reinvigorated version of its fourth-gen hatchback, branding it the Micra Active. With the likes of the Volkswagen Polo Vivo clearly in its sights, Nissan SA says the Micra Active features “important enhancements”, including “sporty exterior upgrades” and higher levels […]

20Sep 2017

Mitsubishi fans have been holding out for a new version of the Japanese brand’s legendary Lancer Evolution sports sedan for some time now. And their interest may well have been piqued with the automaker releasing a teaser image of its what it calls the “e-Evolution Concept”. Turns out, however, that the new model is an […]

20Sep 2017

Back in August, rumours surfaced that Toyota was planning to launch a new sports car series. And, as it turns out, the rumours were entirely true. Yes, Toyota has announced its new “GR” sports car series in Japan, revealing that it plans to “deploy the GR series outside of Japan as well gradually”. We’ve approached Toyota South […]

20Sep 2017

The largest and oldest saloon in Jaguar’s range is the XJ sedan. But the British automaker recently updated this model, while also adding the new XJR575 flagship derivative, which features a 423 kW supercharged 5,0-litre V8. And now local pricing for the updated range has been released. The line-up starts from R1 507 000 and runs through […]

18Sep 2017

Kahn Design has turned its attention to the Bentley Bentayga Diesel, giving the luxury SUV rather a menacing makeover, dubbing it the Le Mans Edition. The Bradford-based firm has handed the two-tonne oil-burner fresh body panels and a custom interior. Painted in Volcanic Rock Satin, the Bentley Bentayga Le Mans features a full aero kit, which includes […]

18Sep 2017

Ford has launched the facelifted Kuga in South Africa, cutting pricing across the range when compared to the outgoing model. The Kuga nameplate, of course, has lost much of its shine locally in the wake of the fire debacle and the concomitant recalls. And the local arm of the Blue Oval automaker has seemingly reacted by adjusting its […]

18Sep 2017

Toyota South Africa Motors has announced a small handful of specification changes to GX derivatives in its popular RAV4 range, altering the price at the same time. The three variants, which slot in below the two VX-badged derivatives, gain cruise control as well as leather upholstery. A new shade of metallic red paint has furthermore […]

05Sep 2017

The BMW i8 PHEV sportscar arrived in South Africa in March 2015 and, since then, 288 have been sold. Celebrating its success here, BMW SA has confirmed that 12 i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition models will be offered at R2 160 300 a pop (R145 000 more than the standard model). This latest limited-run version […]

05Sep 2017

Kia Motors Europe has revealed the refreshed Sorento SUV ahead of its international debut at this month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The facelifted Sorento will receive both interior and exterior revisions, as well as Kia’s latest infotainment technology. Notably, the 2018 Sorento will include a GT-Line variant and a new eight-speed automatic gearbox option. Exterior updates […]

05Sep 2017

Kia’s smallest hatchback, the Picanto, has been given the crossover treatment resulting in a dramatic restyle, increase in overall ride height and a punchy new turbocharged engine. In X-Line trim the Picanto gains a more robust stance including new bumpers, metal-look skidplates and plastic cladding on the wheelarches. The grille and foglamps also adopt lime green […]