New Cars Coming to SA in 2020

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Take a look at what new cars are coming to South Africa in the remainder of 2020!

A flood of new cars was due to arrive in South Africa in 2020 but Covid-19 arrived instead and threw the entire motoring industry into a tailspin while also paralysing the local and global economy. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic is widespread and long-lasting and it will take months, if not years before we see a full recovery. As you can imagine, with production and distribution networks disrupted, delays are inevitable and many manufacturers have pushed out product arrivals as a result.  

This list is currently being updated to reflect new products that may still arrive in the remaining months of 2020. If a brand does not appear on this list, assume that there's no new product expected for 2020.   

Alfa Romeo 

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Facelift - Second half 2020

Since its arrival in South Africa back in 2017, Alfa Romeo's Stelvio SUV has largely failed to find favour with local buyers. Nonetheless, an updated version can be expected towards the end of 2020. At present, the Stelvio QV tops the local range and offers 375 kW and 600 Nm from its bi-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine. A Stelvio Race Edition is also currently on offer.   

Other products 

Alfa Romeo Giulia Facelift - Second half 2020

Audi 

Audi RS Q8 - Q1 2021 

Covid-19 has prevented the introduction of Audi's potent RS Q8 SUV this year and it will now be introduced in Q1 2021. It will bring massive firepower to the road with a 441 kW/800 Nm 4.0-litre bi-turbocharged engine that will ensure a zero to 100 kph sprint time of 3.8 seconds before smashing a top speed of 305 kph. Pricing will be confirmed closer to launch. 

Other products

Audi Q3 Sportback – Q3

Audi A4 / S4  – Q4

Audi Q7 / SQ7 FL – Q4

Audi A5 / S5 FL - Q4

Audi S7 Sportback - Q4 

Audi SQ8 – Q4

Audi RS6 Avant - Q1 2021

Audi RS7 Sportback - Q1 2021

Audi RS Q3 and Sportback - Q1 2021

Audi TT RS FL – Q1 2021

Audi RS5 FL – Q1 2021`

Audi RS4 FL  - Q1 2021

Audi R8 Coupe and Spyder FL – Q1 2021

Audi S8 – Q1 2021

Audi e-tron – Later in 2021

Audi Q2 FL - Later in 2021 

Audi Q5 FL - Later in 2021

GWM

GWM P Series - Second half 2020

The arrival of the P-Series has also been delayed but it's still expected to reach South Africa in 2020. Billed as the most ambitious Chinese double-cab to date, GWM has stated its intentions to become a 'Top 3' bakkie brand with its new P Series which will rival the likes of the popular Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger.  

The cabin architecture is impressive for a Chinese vehicle with a large touchscreen infotainment system and passenger vehicle-like ergonomics. A vast array of standard features are also on offer. Mechanically, the P Series is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which drives all four wheels via an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine boasts 140 kW and 360 Nm. GWM has also equipped the P Series with 3 differential locks, which should theoretically give it unrivalled off-road ability.   

Honda

Honda WR-V  - Q4 

Honda Ballade - Q4 

Honda CR-V Facelift - 2021

Hyundai

Hyundai Grand i10 - Q3/Q4

Hyundai Creta - Q4 

Kia

Kia Sonet - Q4

Picanto Facelift - Q4

Rio Facelift - Q4

Lexus

Lexus LS - 2021

The LS 500h combines a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine with two electric motors for a total power output of 310 kW and 600 Nm and is equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The LS is due to reach South Africa in 2021. 

Other products

Lexus LC 500 Convertible - Due in SA in 2021

Lexus will also be implementing infotainment updates to introduce Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S - Not for SA

Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 - Q4 2020

Mercedes-Benz GLS - Q3 (Vehicle already in showrooms)

Mercedes-Maybach GLS - Q4 2020

Mercedes-Benz E-Class - Q3/Q4 2020

Mercedes-Benz G400d - Q3 (imminent) 

Mercedes-AMG A35 range - End of August 2020 (Q3)

Mercedes-AMG A45 S - End of August 2020 (Q3) 

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series - Q1/Q2 2021

Mercedes-Benz EQC - Q1 2021

Mini

Mini JCW GP - Q4 

This is Mini’s fastest and most powerful car ever and it thumps out 225 kW and 450 Nm of torque from its twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre engine. An 8-speed Steptronic transmission with an integrated differential lock ensures brisk acceleration with Mini claiming a zero to 100 kph sprint time of 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 265 kph. The JCW GP has been confirmed for South Africa in Q4 of 2020 but it will be offered in limited numbers and pricing has yet to be confirmed. We will keep you updated!

Other products

Mini Countryman FL - Q4 

Mini Cooper SE - Q4

Opel

New Opel Corsa - Second half of 2020

Now 28 mm longer than before, the new Opel Corsa is a noticeable 48 mm lower overall, yet the front headroom has increased by 3 mm. It’s easily the most visually appealing Corsa to date and should help it continue to be Opel’s best-selling car. Engines include a 96 kW and 74 kW 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder turbopetrol and a 55 kW naturally-aspirated 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or 8-speed automatic. Local pricing and specification will be confirmed close to launch.

Other products 

Opel Astra Facelift - TBC

Opel Zafira Life - TBC

Opel Vivaro Cargo / Panel Van - TBC

Peugeot

Peugeot 2008 - Q3

Taking design notes from the larger Peugeot 3008 SUV and the compact Peugeot 208 hatchback, this is the new 2008 compact SUV. It's a striking vehicle, both inside and out. 

In terms of powertrain, we're looking at electric, petrol and diesel options. All engines comply with the latest Euro 6 standards and are fitted with Stop/Start and a particle filter. The petrol engine is the tried-and-tested turbocharged 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder engine and is available in 3 states of tune including a 74 kW version, a 96 kW variant and finally, there's a 115 kW flagship offering. There will be a choice of either a 6-speed manual gearbox or an 8-speed automatic transmission.

For those wanting a diesel option, there's a 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder motor with 2 states of tune. There'll be 74 kW on offer as well as 115 kW. Again, a 6-speed manual and an 8-speed automatic transmission are available. The electric version of the Peugeot 2008 boasts 100 kW and 260 Nm, with a range of 310 km on a single charge. The battery comes with an 8-year guarantee for 70% charging capacity. Local specification, engine choices and pricing will be confirmed closer to launch. 

Other products 

Peugeot 208 - Q2 2021

Peugeot 3008 Facelift - 2021  

Peugeot LandTrek - 2021

Porsche

Porsche 911 GT3 -TBC

Porsche 911 GTS -TBC

Porsche Panamera Facelift -TBC

Renault

Renault Captur - Delayed until further notice

With over 1.2 million units sold globally since its launch back in 2013, the Renault Captur has proven immensely popular. The all-new Renault Captur is underpinned by the new CMF-B platform, shared with the all-new Renault Clio, itself due for market introduction in SA in 2020. 

The Renault Captur features the new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which produces 73 kW and 160 Nm. There's also the option of a 1.3-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder motor with 95 kW and 240 Nm. This 1.3-litre motor is also available in a higher state of tune and can pack a 114 kW and 270 Nm punch at the top of the petrol range. In terms of gearboxes, the Captur is available with a 6-speed manual and a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. For those wanting diesel power, the 1.5-litre 4-cylinder motor is available in 2 states of tune. The first version has 70 kW and 240 Nm and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the second has 115 kW and 260 Nm, with the option of a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Local specs and pricing will become available closer to launch. 

Other products

Renault Sandero Stepway TechRoad - July 2020

Renault Clio - Delayed until further notice

Renault Megane Facelift - Delayed until further notice

Renault Duster Techroad Limited Edition - July 2020

Subaru 

Subaru XV facelift - Q3 

Subaru Forester 2.5-litre - Q3

Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf 8 - Q1 2021

2020 was the year of the Golf 8 but due to Covid-19, its arrival has been pushed out to the first quarter of 2021. It was earmarked as one of the most important local introductions of the year for the Wolfsburg-based firm. Underpinned by an updated version of the MQB platform, the Volkswagen Golf 8 boasts a huge technology upgrade under the skin. The overhauled interior is advanced and does away with many buttons, instead, focusing on touchscreens. Dubbed Innovision (the same name given to the Touareg's advanced interface), this dashboard is a huge leap forward. 

The Golf 8 GTI will be revealed in 2020 and will be the first derivative introduced in South Africa with other engines options following after. The Volkswagen Golf 8 is expected to be exclusively sold with a DSG transmission in South Africa. 

Other products  

Volkswagen T-Cross 1.5 TSI - August 2020

Volkswagen T-Cross 70 kW - September 2020

Volkswagen T-Roc: October/November 2020

Volkswagen T6.1 Caravelle and Kombi: October 2020

Volkswagen Amarok 190 kW - October 2020

 

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