Late last year, the concept for the luxurious Jeep Grand Wagoneer was introduced alongside the more affordable Wagoneer model. Last month they made their official debut, but unfortunately not in South Africa.
At the end of 2020, the Competition Commission released new regulations which concerned the servicing and maintenance of vehicles. Known as the Right to Repair, car owners will be allowed to use any service provider as well as non-original parts without the risk of losing the manufacturer warranty.
You have most likely heard of a balloon payment, but you may not understand its uses and what it can be used for.A balloon payment is designed to help a buyer with their cash flow at the start of the financing agreement. With a balloon payment, a portion of the purchase price is set aside so that the monthly instalments are lower.
When you are shopping for a new car then you will have all sorts of questions, like do you want a petrol or diesel engine, do you want to sell or trade-in, what colour do you want and so on. One such question, you will probably ask yourself is whether you want a manual or an automatic gearbox. So, what do you prefer? What is the best choice? Here are some factors you should consider when choosing between a manual and an automatic.
In six months, data captured after 276 million searches by AutoTrader, ending in December 2020, showed that average mileage, model and price for pre-owned cars sold were 70 429km, 2016 and R312 794 respectively.
The My BMW app can be used on Android and iOS smartphones and has now launched in South Africa. With the new My BMW app, consumers will be able to find vehicle status information.
FlexClub is a vehicle subscription marketplace that has recently launched in South Africa. FlexClub will change the way we buy and use cars and consumers can access several popular cars like the Suzuki Swift and Polo Vivo for a monthly fee.
Mercedes may have been a bit slower coming to the EV market, which they have been criticised for, but they are following through on their pledge with the EQS, which is set to deliver a leading battery range. The EQS will be making its debut on April 15th and is the first Mercedes to be built on dedicated electric car underpinnings.
The 2021 Audi SQ7 TDI along with the SQ8 TDI have recently arrived in South Africa. The SQ7 is a sportier version of the Q7 and offers high-performance and features sporty aspects like theS-specific bumper with four tailpipes and chrome trim on the tailgate. If this sounds like the car for you, then let’s take a closer look at the 2021 Audi SQ7 TDI.
Nowadays, there is more emphasis on hygiene and safety like never before. Many of us believe that our vehicle is a safe haven, which is why it is now vital that they offer us as much protection as possible. Jaguar Land Rover has taken note and in response to this new and greater need, they have created a prototype air filtration system that has shown to inhibit bacteria and viruses by 97%.
At the end of March, the Automobile Association has said that there will be a huge increase in fuel prices due to fuel levy increases. AA commented on fuel price data from the Central Energy Fund, which is unaudited mid-month and noted that due to the rise in international oil prices and the dipping rand/US Dollar, petrol prices will be increasing.
Over the years, SUVs have changed and have become very popular. You are now able to get SUVs ranging from inexpensive subcompact utility vehicles to three-row SUVs that have amazing off-road capabilities to all-electric power. There are three SUVs you should know about that will be hitting the SA market this year.
It has been confirmed by Volvo Car South Africa that the XC40 Recharge will be launching in SA this year. The Volvo XC40 is the first fully electric vehicle with a supreme driving experience and a heated steering wheel.
Fikile Mbalula, Transport Minister said that there will be a complete prohibition introduced by the National Road Traffic Amendment Act on the use and consumption of alcohol by all motor vehicle drivers on SA roads. You will then need to be 100% sober when you drive and get into a vehicle said Fikile Mbalula. This means that alcohol blood concentration must be 0.00 gram per 100 ml.
Volvo has announced its plans over the next nine years and this plan includes being fully electric by2030. Volvo said that by then they intend to only have fully electric cars for sale and have their internal combustion engines phased out from their global portfolio.
The new sixth generation of C-Class has recently been revealed by Mercedes-Benz and this model will be the first in its line with an electrified engine. The new C-Class will show off technology from S-Class, but with a makeover to take on the BMW 3 Series. The styling comes more from the A-Class, CLS, CLA and E-Class according to TimesLive. The C-Class will be sportier and have a shorter front and rear.
The 2021 Ford Mustang could be the sports car you have been looking for. It is available in a convertible and a coupe and has everything you could need with powerful engine choices, quick acceleration, user-friendly features, poised handling, an enjoyable cabin and plenty of options that will make you stand out. It sounds like the dream car, but there is a drawback. The rear seats are cramped, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise with a car in this segment.
Many think that electric cars are just a gimmick and will run out of juice on the way somewhere without a way to charge it. In South Africa, this might still be true, but other countries have embraced electric cars and they are slowly replacing combustion vehicles. In Europe, for instance, statistics from September showed that for the first time electric cars outsold diesel cars. They projected to account for 10% of all car sales in 2020 and it is thought that this will be 15% in 2021.
According to MyBroadband, the Tesla Model X Performance Edition, which is an all-electric SUV is being brought into the country by Rubicon, which is a sustainable technology group in South Africa. The Tesla will be making its way around the country, visiting several cities along the way for some months as part of a promotional campaign to announce the arrival of theTesla Powerwall in South Africa.
The 2021 BMW 1Series 128ti has been introduced by BMW Group South Africa, featuring a range of M performance treats. We can expect the front wheel hot hatch to land on the showroom floors in the first quarter of2021 and could take on the VW Golf GTI as well as the Renault Megane, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Honda Tyre R and the Hyundai i30 N.
Ford Ranger buyers can now choose from various level of armouring as Ford South Africa in partnership with SVI engineering are now offering armour. It has been announced by Ford South Africa and SVI Engineering that Ford approved armoured protection is now available for the Ranger. In South Africa, the Ford Ranger is among one of the top-selling vehicles and now with the launch of armoured protection, Ford will most likely carve out a new position in a completely different segment for both fleet and private customers.
The BMW iX is a beloved car and important to the German carmaker. The iX is packed with new and innovative technologies and one of these in the new BMW Digital Key Plus. This feature is available to those that have an iPhone and allows drivers to unlock and start their car with their iPhone. This should be introduced to South Africa sometime in 2022.
We all have places to be and with the current increase in petrol prices, you will want to save on petrol. Many factors influence petrol consumption and some of these are out of your control, but there are a few things that you can do to decrease fuel consumption and save money.Here are our top tips to save on petrol.
Buying a pre-owned car is a popular choice among those in the car market. This is mainly because a pre-owned car is more affordable than a new car. Also, there is more choice in the pre-owned market and you can even get a relatively new car with great specs for a great price.There are several places you can buy a pre-owned car online in South Africa like Cars2Sell, CafeWheels, Zambezi Auto etc. These are all reputable sites where you can browse and buy with peace of mind.
Once you have decided you want to buy a new set of wheels, you suddenly have several options available. All of a sudden you are looking at specs, colours, wondering what the drive is like and so much more. However, before you get ahead of yourself and start test driving a bunch of different cars, you need to work out how much you can afford to spend on a car. Working out what you can afford each month, will help you to narrow down your options and keep you out of too much debt.
Buying a car is a big purchase no matter if it’s your first car or your third car. If you are looking to buy a new car then you may have noticed that the market has changed with higher prices and with new models offered every year. So, what mistakes should you avoid when you are buying a car.
When you go shopping for a used car, you don’t need to feel overwhelmed or feel that you are going to be pushed into a purchase that you are not 100% sure about. Those days are gone and when you keep these tips in mind, you can get the car you want for a competitive price.
There are plenty of car buying and selling sites popping up, but whilst they all seem legit, they might not be. Buying a car is a big investment and the last thing that you want to happen is to be scammed. If you are selling your car then you want to use a reputable and trustworthy site that will reach real potential buyers.
If you are looking for a vehicle then going pre-owned is a great idea. With pre-owned, you can make your budget stretch further as you can get more car for your money. Buying a pre-owned car gives you more choice, more spec options and you can get the brand you want.
There are numerous ways you can buy and sell a used vehicle in South Africa, but there is a new and funky way for you to buy and sell a pre-owned vehicle online in South Africa.
Car prices always seem to be on the rise, but if you are in the market to buy a car at an affordable price, then your best option could be going pre-owned. There are many benefits to buying a pre-owned car, which we will take a look at.
Are you in the market to buy a new vehicle? But, you don’t want just any new set of wheels, you want a luxury car that looks amazing and drives smoothly. Premium Mobility can help you to find your next luxury pre-owned vehicle selling from R500 000.
Selling and buying a car can be a stressful process, you want to get the best value for your car if you are selling and if you are buying a car then you might be unsure of who to trust and if you are getting a good price. This is where Cars2Sell steps in, they have taken the hassle and stress out of selling and buying a vehicle online in South Africa.