We've already seen several important new automobiles introduced in South Africa this year, but there's still time for more in 2021! Take a peek at what new vehicles will be arriving in South Africa in 2021!
Despite the fact that the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak has caused a delay in the introduction of a slew of new items on local territory, local consumers still have a lot to look forward to.
Please note that the vehicles listed above are scheduled to arrive in 2021, but as we all know, things can change at any time, causing delays. Automobiles that do not arrive in 2021 will almost certainly be introduced in 2022.
Aston Martin Vantage Roadster – TBC
It doesn't get much better than this when it comes to drop-topping. The Aston Martin Vantage Roadster was supposed to come earlier this year, but it never did. Not only can this AMG-powered newcomer sprint from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.7 seconds, but its automatic soft-top is touted to retract in a “record-setting” 6.7 seconds! The Vantage Roadster is powered by a powerful twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine that produces 375 kW and 685 Nm of torque and is mated to a quick-shifting 8-speed ZF automated transmission.
Hyundai Tucson – Q3/Q4 2021
In the second half of 2021, a brand-new Tucson family car will arrive in South Africa, and it's sure to ruffle a few feathers. With its innovative design and equally remarkable interior execution, the sharply styled Tucson makes a powerful statement. In terms of engine options, South Africa should get a 2.0-litre normally aspirated petrol engine, 1.6-litre turbopetrol engine, and a 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine with a dual-clutch transmission. Specification details will be released closer to the launch date.
New Nissan X-Terra – Q4
The new Nissan X-Terra 7-seater SUV is set to arrive in South Africa in Q4 2021, competing with the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, and Isuzu M-UX. The X-Terra is powered by a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with 123 kW and 241 Nm and a 7-speed automated transmission, which is based on the revised Navara. A new entertainment system, which includes a flip-down 11-inch screen to entertain rear passengers, has been added to the inside. Specifications for the local market will be confirmed closer to the launch
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series – TBC
The bespoke track-oriented packaging of Mercedes-newcomer AMG's is no less awe-inspiring; it shares zero body panels with the GT R (that preceded it), features a host of aerodynamic add-ons, a revised suspension, is laced with carbon fiber (and other lightweight materials), and its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 enthralls. LS2 M178
Corolla Cross – Q4
Toyot's new locally-built Corolla Cross will be released later this year and will be driven by a familiar 1.8-litre petrol engine with 103 kW and 177 Nm of torque. Toyota will also offer a hybridized version, which includes an electric motor with 54 kW and 163 Nm of power, as well as a light tuning of the 1.8-litre petrol engine with 73 kW and 142 Nm of torque. The Corolla Cross will be sold in the United States, as well as in more than 43 African countries.
New Mahindra Thar – TBC
The Mahindra Thar is Mahindra's answer to the Suzuki Jimny, and a brand-new Thar will be available in South Africa in the second quarter of 2020. It will come with a choice of four-cylinder turbocharged engines: a 112 kW/320 Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine or a 97 kW/320 Nm 2.2-litre diesel engine. The new Thar will be available with a hardtop, a fixed soft-top, or a manual convertible roof, among other options. Specifications and pricing for the South African market will be announced closer to the launch.
Ford Ranger Stormtrak – End of Q3 2021
The Ranger Stormtrak builds on the Ranger Wildtrak and adds its own set of eye-catching aesthetic aspects, similar to the Ranger Thunder, which was released last year. The engine bay will house Ford's renowned 2.0-litre bi-turbocharged diesel engine, which produces 157 kW and 500 Nm of torque and is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Fiat Tipo Hatchback – TBC
A fresh new look The Fiat Tipo will arrive with a new design and a new 1.0-litre turbopetrol engine that produces 74 kW and 190 Nm of torque. However, the present naturally aspirated 1.4-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, which produces 70 kW and 127 Nm, is expected to remain in our market. Fiat has already launched a Tipo Cross derivative in international markets, although it is unclear whether it will be available in South Africa. Along with the new Tipo hatchback, the Tipo sedan is slated to debut.
VW Golf 8 R – Q4
While the Golf 8 GTI's arrival in South Africa is long overdue, many Golf fans will be looking forward to the launch of the powerful Golf 8 R at the end of 2021. The Golf 8 R is driven by a 235 kW/420 Nm “Evo 4” 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbopetrol and is reported to sprint from 0 to 100 kph in 4.7 seconds thanks to its upgraded Haldex-type all-wheel-drive system. The Golf 8 R's price will be revealed closer to its introduction.
New Renault Clio 5 – Imminent
Renault's new 5th generation Clio hatchback will make its debut in South Africa in 2021. Aside from a new E-Tech Hybrid powertrain with a 1.6-litre turbopetrol engine and two electric motors (for Europe), other engine options include a naturally-aspirated 1.0-litre engine with 48 kW or 56 kW, as well as a new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 73 kW and 160 Nm that could be paired with either a CVT or 5-speed manual transmission. A top-of-the-line 1.3-litre turbopetrol engine with 95 kW and 260 Nm, along with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, is also available. Closer to the launch, local specifications will be confirmed.
BMW M5 CS – Q3
The BMW M5 CS is the brand's most powerful and fastest-accelerating vehicle to date. It has a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 467 kW and 750 Nm, and it uses an 8-speed automated transmission to reach a sprint time of 3.0 seconds from 0 to 100 kph. We can't wait to go on the road.
Lamborghini Huracan STO – TBC
Lamborghini introduces the Huracan STO just when you thought the Huracan Performante was it. The Huracan STO sits above the Huracan Evo and retains the fantastic 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 470 kW and 565 Nm in this application, with those figures focused solely to the rear tires. Its purposeful appearance is matched with equal performance, with a sprint time of just 3 seconds for zero to 100 kph and 9 seconds for zero to 200 kph, with a top speed of 310 kph.
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