Through the throes of the Covid-19 pandemic last year which marked a low turn-out in Automotive sales, this year 2021 began in high spirits as new cars got released into South Africa auto-mobile space. These cars are classic and exotic, befitting nearly all occasions you need them for. If you are the latest car freak, as in you are one of those who love to cruise around in the trending models of car in South Africa, you are on the right page because you are just about to discover the latest new cars in South Africa, 2021 and their prices
Volkswagen Golf Mk8
This car is longer and sleeker than its contemporaries- the likes of Toyota Corolla hatch, Audi A3, Honda Civic and Opel Astra. The Golf MK8 is improved with higher digital and technological advancement than other generations with its three huge high-resolution screens on the dashboard. Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.0l direct injection petrol engine with outputs of 180kW and 370Nm, powering the front wheels via either a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox or a six-speed manual.
Price: Price starts from R727 400
Audi RS Q8
The RS Q8 is a speed-monster with underpinnings similar to the Lamborghini Urus. It holds the title of fastest SUV around the Nürburgring. Promising a 3.8 second 0-100km/h sprint and a 305km/h top speed, the Audi RS Q8 is powered by a Quattro all-wheel drive which thrusts the 4.0l V8 turbo engine’s 441kW and 800Nm to the road. In the South Africa market, the Audi RS Q8 stands strong amongst the competitors which are the BMW’s X6 and the Mercedes GLE Coupe.
Price: R2 354 500
The Kiger is the Renault’s smallest SUV which isn’t too expensive so as to appeal to every class. The front-wheel-drive Kiger takes on rivals such as the Hyundai Venue and Honda WR-V. The Kiger is powered by a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 74 kW and 160 nm of torque with a claimed fuel consumption of 5.0 L/100 km. A 5-speed manual transmission will be offered while a CVT option is expected to join the range later. The design remains sleek and fashionable.
Price: The manual retails from Rs 855 000 (R172 617) and the CVT from Rs 955 000 (R192 806)
Suzuki Vitara Brezza
South Africa has this special tilting love towards compact SUVs, and any brand that offers such SUVs will find an available market in South Africa. The Suzuki brand knows this, and as such, has blessed the South African auto-mobile market with its Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
The India-built vehicle is powered by a 1.5l petrol engine with outputs of 77kW and 138Nm, in a choice of manual and automatic transmissions, and available in front-wheel drive. The exterior is astonishingly beautiful with LED headlamps, a bold front grille, and a dual-tone colour scheme.
Suzuki Vitara Brezza Price:
- Suzuki Vitara Brezza GL Manual R244 900
- Suzuki Vitara Brezza GL Auto R264 900
- Suzuki Vitara Brezza GLX Manual R289 900
- Suzuki Vitara Brezza GLX Auto R309 900
The BMW has strongly pervaded the South African market with its M3 and M4 class. The stylish BMW is capable of sprinting from 0-100 in 3.9 seconds and has a governed top speed of 250km/h. This is no overbearing Sprint, as it comes with a powerful engine of 3.0l straight-six twin-turbo engine packing a 375kW and 650Nm wallop via all-wheel drive.
BMW M3-M4 Price:
- BMW M3 R1 860 000
- BMW M4 R1 940 000.
Toyota GR Yaris
Toyota GR Yaris is one of the finest exclusive cars you’d love to have in your garage. The car comes highly modified with high tech features and a powerful engine to accentuate its uniqueness. The interior is graced with spaciousness, and a small-diameter leather-wrapped steering wheel, short-throw gear shifter, and aluminium pedals.
Slide open the bonnet, and you will find the 1.6l turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine which supplies a 200kW and 370Nm, promising a 0-100km/h dash in a mere 5.2 seconds and a 230km/h maximum speed. Via Toyota’s GR-FOUR system, power is sent to all four wheels.
Toyota GR Yaris Price: R700,000
Nissan Navara boasts of the latest technologies and an appealing interior. The exterior brings to the limelight a more aggressive facade with a new “interlock” grille and striking new C-shaped quad-LED projector headlamps. A new Pro-4X design grade features a distinctively athletic look with black accents, all-terrain tyres, and lively orange detailing.
The Nissan Navara also comes equipped with new safety features including intelligent emergency braking, blind-spot warning and lane-keeping.
Nissan Navara Price: Price from R 504,900
Mercedes Benz S-Class
The S400 and S500 is nothing shy of the other Mercedes S-Class before, instead, it comes fully equipped and modified to allow for improved efficiency. Some of the high-tech advances you will find in the Mercedes S-Class includes; Facial recognition to recognize people as they climb aboard and arrange everything to their liking, while a head-up display with augmented reality shows animated turn arrows seemingly projected onto the road lane. A digital light system projects warning symbols onto the road surface to warn the driver of roadworks or traffic signs.
The new S-Class will be offered with a choice of two engines which are the S400 and S500. The S400 features a 3.0-litre turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel motor. It produces 243 kW and 700 Nm, and the power goes to all 4 wheels via a 9G-Tronic transmission. The S500 features a turbocharged 6-cylinder unit. It produces 320 kW and 520 Nm, and Merc claims a 0-100 kph of just 5.1 seconds.
The new S-Class will be the first amongst automobiles to provide the first frontal airbags for rear passengers as part of its robust safety technologies. The Mercedes S-Class is the epitome of class and luxury, and should definitely be amongst the top on your list of cars to get in South Africa.
Mercedes Benz S-Class Price:
- Mercedes-Benz S400 4Matic R2 413 360
- Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic R2 428 840
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