• Several new cars launched this month.
• From the new Porsche GT3 to the Kia Picanto X-Line, there's something for everyone.
• Click on the link of each new model to read more about the vehicles.
Life feels like it's slowly getting back to normal. The most amazing news is that our Covid-19 vaccines have finally arrived, with healthcare workers the first to receive the injection.
More and more South Africans will receive the vaccine as the year rolls on. The motor industry is also rolling on and several new cars were announced or introduced this month.
From small city cars, compact crossovers, SUVs, sports cars, and even another new bakkie have all made its way to the local market, and there really is something to suite everyone's budget.
Click on the arrows of each image below to scroll through more pictures of the new vehicles.
1. Suzuki Brezza
The Vitara compact SUV range receives a new model: the Brezza. Power comes from a 1.5-litre petrol motor with 77kW and 138Nm.
Pricing starts from R244 900.
2. Ford Ranger FX4
One of the South Africa's most popular bakkies receives a new model to its line-up, the FX4 is the latest Ranger to be launched.
It's based on the XLT model with a single turbodiesel engine and interestingly debuts FordConnectPass in the Ranger, locally.
Available in 4x2 and 4x4, it's priced from R618 900.
3. BMW 128ti
Bavaria's Golf GTI rival arrives locally sporting a 180kW and 380Nm. Power is sent through the front-axle and the hot hatch uses an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The 128ti boasts a 6.3 second 0-100km/h sprint time and is priced at R687 418.
The Korean carmaker added a new flagship model to its Picanto range. The X-Line features a host of new cosmetic changes and sports newly-designed 15-inch wheels.
There the familiar 1.0-litre and 1.25-litre petrol motors are available. The X-Line model is priced from R237 995.
5. Porsche GT3
The new GT3 set the internet alight when it was unveiled a fortnight ago. Order books open on 31 March and the latest sports car for the road fuses the brand's motorsport DNA into the latest GT3.
Power comes from a 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine with 375kW.
5. Range Rover Sport Carbon Edition
Priced from R2.8-million, the Carbon Edition costs a hefty chunk of change. But then again it does feature the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 motor featuring 423kW and rockets to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds.
6. Audi SQ7 and SQ8
The performance SUV duo are powered by a 4.0-litre turbodiesel engine with 310kW and 900Nm.
Pricing begins at R1.6-million and of course they use four-wheel-drive to put all that power down.