A funky new i20 has just been launched in South Africa. With a new face, a revised interior, a change to the engine line-up and more space, this new Korean hatch is intended to appeal to a younger group of car buyers.
Jeep looks as though it wants to steal a slice of the lucrative pickup market pie by possibly introducing a Wrangler-based pickup of its own by 2015.
General Motors South Africa has announced the introduction of the Chevrolet Spark 1,2 Campus as an entry-level option to the now locally produced Spark line-up. Priced at R99 900, the new model impressively features such safety items as ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and driver and passenger airbags with de-activation for the passenger system. Security features include a transponder immobiliser system and key activated central locking.
A few weeks ago we brought you these renderings of the supposed Toyota RAV4 replacement, due in SA early next year. Now images of what could very well be the real thing have shown up on a Toyota Fan Forum in Saudi Arabia. All indications are that this is the new Toyota RAV4 – we’ll know soon enough, as we already know when we will be seeing this new model for the first time (later this year).
Fiat has disclosed details regarding its upcoming 500X crossover, including the engine line-up, ahead of this year’s Paris Motor Show.
Nissan has revealed official details surrounding its 2013 Pathfinder, but the company’s local arm will not send it our way just yet.
Mazda’s boldly styled BT-50 pick-up range has reached the South African market. Although the vehicle is targeted at the leisure market, the range includes a full line-up of double-cabs, single-cabs and Freestyle (extended cab) models, as well as four engine options, 4×4 and 4×2 drivetrains and manual and automatic transmissions. In total, there are 17 models.
Recent comments by Toyota insiders suggest that the Japanese giant is readying a new Corolla that will be far more different than initially suspected.
The Toyota 86, probably the firm’s most eagerly anticipated model in recent years, is finally being launched in South Africa this week with prices starting at R298 500.
Outside, the 300C’s trademark butch looks have been refined and updates include large 20-inch polished face aluminium wheels. Platinum chrome accents for the exterior mirror caps, door handle accents and mesh grille add further bling.