Motors/Cars

Dis nie wyn nie, dis nie kos nie, maar dis belangrik vir wyntoerisme/It’s not wine, it’s not food, but it’s important for wine tourism.

Mazda MX-5 RF with retractable hardtop makes global debut

The exciting new Mazda MX-5 RF.

The Mazda Motor Corporation has revealed the Mazda MX-5 RF (retractable fastback). The latest addition to the MX-5 family fully embodies the model's 26-year-old tradition of "lots of fun".

While staying true to the original MX-5 Retractable Hardtop's goal of making open-top driving more accessible, Mazda has broken the bounds of conventional thinking to create something entirely new.

Ready, steady, go: The new 270 kW Volvo S60 Polestar!

Available in sedan and sportswagon.

Volvo Cars and Polestar, the performance brand owned by the Swedish car maker, have announced the launch of the quickest cars they have ever made - the new 270 kW S60 sedan and V60 sportswagon. The new S60 Polestar has been confirmed for limited South African introduction in 2016.

The new car undertakes the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.7 seconds and is limited to a top speed of 250 km/h, powered by a specially-enhanced version of Volvo's award-winning four cylinder Drive-E powertrain. The twin-charged engine churns out a mammoth 270 kW and 470 Nm.

The new Nissan GT-R: armed with a fresh look and more power

Nissan's pulsating, asphalt-eating GT-R!

Nissan has unveiled the new 2017 GT-R, highlighted by an exciting new look both inside and out, as well as major driving-performance enhancements and key new features. They represent the most significant changes made to the model since it was introduced in 2007.

The new Toyota Fortuner: a luxurious bridge between urbanity and freedom

The new Fortuner from Toyota.

The origins of the Fortuner are interesting. It dates back as far as 1984, when a midsize SUV called the Hilux Surf was introduced and sold to selected markets, including Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Two decades later, a much more refined design with similar underpinnings to the Hilux Surf was introduced as the Toyota Fortuner to more than 110 markets in 2005. The first-generation Fortuner was launched in 2006 in South Africa and soon became the SUV of choice for bush and urban lifestyle enthusiasts alike.

Volvo XC90 is 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year

SA's Car of the Year for 2016!

The all-new Volvo XC90 has been named the 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year (COTY). As the second Volvo to walk away with the prestigious motoring accolade in the competition's 31-year history, the accolade comes at a time when the Volvo brand is undergoing a complete rejuvenation which started with the all-new XC90.

The new flagship is also spearheading Volvo's drive to an autonomous future, which begins with the Drive Me initiative in 2017, during which 100 fully-autonomous XC90s will be driving their owners in and around Sweden.

All-new KIA Optima Plug-in Hybrid makes global debut

The all-new KIA Optima PHEV.

KIA Motors has unveiled the all-new KIA Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV). KIA’s first PHEV joined two other fuel-efficient additions to the brand’s growing line-up of eco-friendly vehicles, including the all-new Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) and Optima Hybrid (HEV), all three of which are being introduced under the KIA Motors EcoDynamics environmentally friendly sub-brand.

A host of new technologies and features in the Kia Optima PHEV, including a more powerful hybrid engine, a smarter and more robust telematics system, exterior design enhancements, and greater interior refinement, all combine to deliver a superior hybrid drive experience.

Fiat lifts the veil on a range of vehicles

A Fiat of yesteryear, the Topolino.

Fiat chose Geneva as the stage on which to give the world a first glimpse of the complete Tipo family, winner of the prestigious Autobest "Best Buy Car" award for 2016. The 4-door sedan will be joined by the all-new 5-door and Station Wagon versions.

Further novelties include the new 124 Spider, which is already on pre-order in the main markets of the EMEA region, and a Show Car based on the Fullback pick-up, which was designed for drivers who love spending their free time in a dynamic and cool way. The 500 family will be out in force with the New 500 in the new "S" trim level, the 500X SUV, which continues to surge in popularity and sales volume, and the 500L, which is the market leader in its segment.

All-new Hyundai SUV launched, proudly wearing Tucson badge again

The Tucson is back ... and how!

The Sports Utility Vehicle that has put Hyundai firmly on the map in South Africa and elevated it to the number four position among automotive brands in the country, has been launched with an all-new design, inside and out, and it is proudly wearing the Tucson badge again.

The all-new Hyundai Tucson is introduced in South Africa in five derivatives, ranging from the entry-level Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Nu Premium with a either a manual 6-speed gearbox or automatic 6-speed transmission, to the range-topping Hyundai Tucson 1.6 TGDi Elite derivative with the 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (7DCT) and All-Wheel Drive.

Ford unveils advanced, sporty and efficient new Kuga SUV with SYNC 3

Ford's new Kuga.

Ford Motor Company has revealed the new Kuga, offering customers a more technologically advanced, refined and sportier redesign of one of Europe's favourite sport utility vehicles.

The sophisticated new Kuga will offer technologies and updates to make driving simpler, safer, more enjoyable and more affordable. These include Ford's new SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system, innovative driver assistance technologies, an ergonomic and comfortable interior and a new 120 PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine.

Style and space for the all-new KIA Optima Sportswagon

The brand new KIA Optima Sportswagon.

The all-new KIA Optima Sportswagon, KIA’s first ever D-segment tourer, will make its global premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show (86th Salon International de l’Automobile) on 1 March.

Inspired by the 2015 SPORTSPACE concept – shown for the first time at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show – the Optima Sportswagon offers the striking exterior design and high quality interior of the 2016 Optima sedan, with the added practicality and appeal of a tourer body style.

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