In case you missed it, here’s what you need to know about the motoring news that made news headlines the past week…

1. Bold new Kia Sorento lands in South Africa

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The fourth-generation Kia Sorento has touched down in South Africa. Priced from R809 995 (see full pricing and specification here), the new variant boasts bold exterior styling and a high-quality, high-tech cabin.

Said Gary Scott, CEO of Kia South Africa, “The Sorento’s evolution over the last two decades echoes that of the Kia brand as a whole. While the car was initially launched in 2002 as a utilitarian all-terrain vehicle, the fourth-generation Sorento has been transformed into something altogether more desirable, and representing the perfect balance between premium quality features and value for money.”

2. Gordon Murray Automotive T.33 unveiled with high-revving V12

T.33 news

The second supercar in Gordon Murray Automotive’s stable, the T.33 has made its debut.  “Designed and engineered without compromise to offer the ultimate blend of performance, comfort, on-road driving experience and everyday usability”, the two-seater supercar is powered by a 3.9-litre V12, producing 452 kW and 451 Nm. 

3. All-new Kia Carnival arrives in South Africa

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The new Kia Carnival has finally made its way to South African shores, with the local arm of the South Korean carmaker revealing pricing and specification for the Grand Sedona’s replacement. Four variants are on offer, each powered by Kia’s new ‘Smartream” CRDi engine. The 2.2-litre diesel unit produces 148 kW and 440 Nm of torque.

4. Porsche celebrates 50 years of Porsche Design with special 911 Targa

911Celebrating Porsche Design’s gold jubilee, the German luxury car manufacturer has revealed a special anniversary edition 911. Based on the new, 922-generation 911 Targa 4 GTS, the limited-edition (only 750 units will be produced) is priced from R2 949 000. 

5. Ford reveals “Built Wild” Bronco Raptor 

motoringBilled as the most powerful street-legal Bronco ever made, Ford has unleashed the Bronco Raptor. According to the Blue Oval brand it had to build the Bronco Raptor – “It’s our ultimate vehicle for hardcore off-road enthusiasts who demand something more,” said Carl Widmann, Ford Performance chief engineer. Watch the reveal video here.