The Tiguan has been with us for a few months now, but the big news is the addition of turbocharged diesel and petrol models, as well as versions with all-wheel drive.
Diesel models all make use of the same 2.0l TDI engine, but with outputs ranging from 81kW to 130kW. The turbocharged petrol is fitted with the same engine as a Golf GTI, which might make it the most entertaining SUV you can buy for less than R600 000.
The high powered engines, 2.0 TDI with 105kW, 2.0 TDI with 130kW and 2.0 TSI with 162kW are offered with the improved 4MOTION all-wheel drive system.
In addition, the Tiguan can be ordered with an “Off-road” package that should make trips to the countryside that much easier.
The new Tiguan comes standard with a 5 year/90 000km Service Plan, 3 year/120 000km warranty and a 12 year anti-corrosion warranty. Service Interval is 15 000km.
1.4 TSI 92kW Trendline Manual R384 100
1.4 TSI 92kW Comfortline Manual R425 300
1.4 TSI 110kW Comfortline DSG R465 000
2.0 TDI 81kW Comfortline Manual R469 500
2.0 TDI 105kW Comfortline 4MOTION DSG R523 800
2.0 TSI 162kW Highline 4MOTION DSG R542 200
2.0 TDI 130kW Highline 4MOTION DSG R549 500
Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4Matic
Mercedes’ magnificent mid-size SUV can now be ordered with a fire-breathing 3.0l biturbo V6 petrol engine.
It delivers 270kW and 520Nm of torque, which is good for a 0-100km/h sprint in 4.9 seconds. The top-speed is a highly illegal 250km/h.
The GLC 43 retails for R 960 400 and can also be ordered as a coupé.
Volvo unveiled the new XC60 at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, but it’s still more than a year away from local introduction.
It seems like it’s going to be worth the wait, as it will be offered with a 300kW Twin Engine plug-in hybrid engine, which is good for a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 5.3 seconds.
But it is not just under the bonnet that the all-new XC60 delivers healthy performance. The new CleanZone four-zone automatic climate control system removes harmful pollutants and particles from outside the cabin to deliver Scandinavian-fresh air on the inside.
Volvo Cars’ revered new Sensus Connect infotainment interface, with its nine-inch portrait touch screen, also receives a graphical update with improved usability. As in the 90 cluster cars, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also available.
South Africans have waited a long time for this brand-new bakkie, but now it’s finally here.
Only three models are available – all of them 4×4. The 4×2 models are scheduled to arrive later.
The new Navara is powered by a 2.3l twin-turbo diesel engine, which is good for 140kW and 450Nm of torque.
The top-of-the-line LE model is equipped with a seven-speed automatic gearbox, dual-zone climate control and keyless entry.
To add peace of mind to an almost R600 000 purchase, Nissan includes a three-year/90 000km service plan and six-year/150 000km warranty as standard.
Nissan Navara 2.3D SE 4×4 MT DC: R514 900
Nissan Navara 2.3D LE 4×4 MT DC: R565 900
Nissan Navara 2.3D LE 4×4 AT DC: R584 900