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 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.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Facelift - Second half 2020
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.
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 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 WR-V - Q4
Honda Ballade - Q4
Honda CR-V Facelift - 2021
Hyundai Grand i10 - Q4
Hyundai Creta - Launch imminent
Jaguar XF Facelift - Early 2021
Kia Sonet - Q4
Picanto Facelift - Q4
Rio Facelift - Q4
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.
Lexus LC 500 Convertible - Due in SA in 2021
Lexus will also be implementing infotainment updates to introduce Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S - Not for SA
Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 - Q4 2020/2021
Mercedes-Maybach GLS - Q4 2020
Mercedes-Benz E-Class - Q4 2020
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series - Q1/Q2 2021
Mercedes-Benz EQC - Q1 2021
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!
Mini Cooper SE - Q4
New Opel Corsa - Q4 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.
Opel Astra Facelift - TBC
Opel Zafira Life - TBC
Opel Vivaro Cargo / Panel Van - TBC
Peugeot 2008 - Q4
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.
Peugeot 208 - Q2 2021
Peugeot 3008 Facelift - 2021
Peugeot LandTrek - 2021
Porsche 911 GT3 -TBC
Porsche 911 GTS -TBC
Porsche Panamera Facelift -TBC
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.
Renault Clio - Delayed until further notice
Renault Megane Facelift - Delayed until further notice
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.
Volkswagen T-Roc: October/November 2020
Volkswagen Amarok 190 kW - October 2020