By 2025, Jaguar plans to be all-electric, which means that the roar of the supercharged 5.0L V8 in the F-Type P575 range will be a thing of the past. However, Jaguar has now introduced a more affordable and less powerful version before this happens. This version will be available in the upcoming F-Type P450 variant in both all-wheel and rear-wheel layouts.
The 2021 VW Amarok is here and it has plenty to offer with power, looks and impressive handling. Let’s take a closer look at this powerful machine and what makes it one of SA’s preferred bakkie’s.
The first SUV built from Toyota, which is built on a new EV platform is set to be released. At the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, the bZ4X electric SUV was revealed on the new e-TNGA platform. The compact SUV resembles Toyota’s Rav-4, but this SUV has been built on a new platform with a distinctive yoke instead of your normal steering wheel plus a system that allows the car’s battery to recharge through the use of solar power.
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.
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.
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.
The Land Rover came out top at the Women’s World Car of the Year awards 2021, which is the first time that the manufacturer has ever received this honour. Touted as the most competent vehicle from Land Rover, the all-women jury from 38 countries comprising of 50 motoring journalists, named it the best medium SUV 2021. This is the only car awards in the world that is all-women.
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.
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 Renault Kiger is aimed at young, first-time drivers and can be said to be their version of the Nissan-Magnite. We can expect the Renault Kiger to arrive in South Africa during the third quarter of 2021. Renault says that they worked with Indian designers on the designs and looks of the Kiger, so it comes as no surprise that it will hit the shores of India first.
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.
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.