The South African new-car market is growing at a rapid pace, with each manufacturer introducing new and facelifted models, or new derivatives of existing models to their local line-ups.

Take, for example, Kia South Africa, who recently introduced the Sonet compact SUV to our shores, joining the likes of the Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Toyota Urban Cruiser and Nissan Magnite in the booming compact crossover segment. In the fourth quarter of 2021, Nissan plans to replace the current Qasqai with the new, third-generation model. In addition, Nissan South Africa has recently launched the locally built, updated Nissan Navara double cab to take on the updated Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger, which has gained a new edition in the shape of the FX4.

Earlier this year, Audi South Africa launched no less than 10 performance models, including the new RS6 Avant and RS Q8 sporty SUV, and the updated version of the second-generation R8 V10 performance quattro and the facelifted TT RS. There is, however, more to arrive from Ingolstadt as the German manufacturer aims to introduce a range of vehicles before year’s end. Already listed on BMW South Africa’s website, the German firm aims to introduce an array of electric vehicles – the i4, iX3 and iX – to our shores.

There is, however, more to come, with a number of vehicles scheduled to arrive in South Africa in 2021 and onwards. These are the cars (new*, facelifted** and new derivatives***, and categorised by manufacturer) you can expect to see on South African roads this year.

Audi-e-tron-2020
The first Audi EV to arrive in SA will come in the shape of the E-tron

Audi
A3 Sportback**
E-tron*
Q2**
Q5**

BMW-iX3-2021
In addition to the iX3 (seen here), BMW aims to launch the i4 and iX EVs.

BMW
i4*
iX*
iX3*

Isuzu-D-Max
The all-new D-Max will likely reach our shores only next year.

Isuzu
D-Max*

Jaguar-F-Pace-2021
The updated (inside and out) F-Pace will soon arrive here.

Jaguar
E-Pace**
F-Pace**

Kia-Sorento-2021
The new-generation Sorento is one of the cars Kia plans to launch this year.

Kia
Sorento*
Carnival*

Range-Rover-Evoque
British manufacturer Land Rover will soon add this special edition Evoque to its Range Rover line-up.

Land Rover
Discovery**
Discovery Sport Urban Edition***
Range Rover Evoque Bronze Collection***

Nissan-Qashqai-2022
Boasting striking styling and updated tech, the third-generation Qashqai is scheduled to reach our shores by year’s end.

Nissan
Terra*
Qashqai*

Peugeot-Landtrek
Peugeot plans on entering the SA bakkie segment with the Landtrek.

Peugeot
5008**
Landtrek*

Porsche-911_GT3
Although not yet unveiled, the 992-generation 911 Carrera GTS is scheduled to soon join the recently revealed GT3 (above) in SA.

Porsche
718 Cayman R*
911 GTS*

Renault-Kiger-2022
When launched, the Renault Kiger will compete against the likes of the Kia Sonet in the hotly contested compact crossover segment.

Renault
Captur**
Kiger*

Toyota-GR_Yaris-2021
Toyota’s homologation special – the GR Yaris – will soon join the Japanese firm’s local line-up.

Toyota
GR Yaris*

Volkswagen-Golf_R
Sporting the redesigned “R” badge, the flagship Golf 8 will arrive later in 2021.

Volkswagen
Golf R*
Tiguan**