It was an exciting week in automotive news, especially in South Africa. This past week, an array of new and facelifted models has been introduced to our shores, with Lexus launching the LC 500 Convertible and updated LS 500, and Jaguar the facelifted F-Pace SVR and XF R-Dynamic Black. Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM), meanwhile, has announced the engine options for the upcoming Corolla Cross. We look back at this week’s top five motoring-related news stories…
TSAM has announced the engine line-up and drivetrain details of the upcoming Corolla Cross, with the local arm of the Japanese manufacturer saying they are “proud to announce the inclusion of both conventional petrol and hybrid powertrains”.
Nelson Makamo, a world-renowned South Africa artist, has recently taken delivery of one of his most personal canvasses yet, a unique 992-generation Porsche 911 Carrera coupé. Named “My Life in Motion”, with this project, Makamo hopes to spark the imagination of African children – to help every young girl and boy see that it is possible to find success through their own passion based on talent, resilience, hard work and the unwavering support of family.
Now more refined than ever, the updated Lexus LS 500 – in Luxury and F Sport guise – has arrived in South Africa, with the local arm of the of the Japanese luxury motor manufacturer revealing pricing for its flagship saloon range.
Boasting more torque and a quicker zero to 100 km/h acceleration time, the facelifted Jaguar F-Pace SVR has blasted into South Africa.
Toyota Motors Thailand has revealed a duo of Hilux GR Sport derivatives, each “produced with the DNA of motorsports” and sporting a “touch of sportscar style”.