This week, the car manufacturers that dominated motoring news headlines were Ford and Toyota. The local Blue Oval Brand revealing pricing for the upcoming Ranger Raptor Special Edition, while Ford introduced a new appearance package for its EcoBoost-powered Mustang. Toyota South Africa, meanwhile, made the news with the Rumion, while the Japanese automaker’s luxury arm, Lexus, revealed the new-generation LX. We look back at this week’s top five motoring-related news stories…

1. Toyota Rumion arrives in SA! Here’s how much it costs… 

Rumion news
The Rumion is powered by a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine.

The Toyota Rumion has arrived on South African shores. Priced from R245 600 for the 1.5 variant in “S” level of specification, the seven-seater people-mover is powered by a 1.5-litre normally aspirated petrol engine, producing 77 kW and 138 N.m of torque. Pricing and specification here.

2. Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition pricing unearthed! 

Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition news
Model-specific exterior elements include, among others, racing stripes.

The local arm of the Blue Oval brand has revealed pricing for its flagship double-cab bakkie, the limited-edition (to “ensure exclusivity”) Ranger Raptor Special Edition. Spearheading Ford South Africa’s bakkie line-up, the Ranger Raptor Special Edition features myriad model-specific design elements, such as racing stripes and lockable Mountain Top roller shutter. Power comes from Ford’s familiar 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine, which churns out 157 kW and 500 N.m. 

3. WATCH: New Lexus LX revealed!

LX news
The LX is scheduled to go on sale in South Africa in the first quarter of 2022.

Scheduled to reach South African shores in the first quarter of 2022, the new Lexus LX has been revealed, with the Japanese automaker’s luxury SUV boasting “exceptional comfort”, while retaining its off-road driving prowess and reliability. Watch the launch video here. 

4. Ford Mustang Stealth Edition revealed! 

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The Mustang Stealth Edition is powered by Ford’s EcoBoost motor.

Ford has whipped the covers off the latest version of its iconic pony car, the Mustang. Possessing “even more style”, the Mustang Stealth Edition is a “menacing-looking fastback”, powered by Ford’s EcoBoost engine. 

5. BMW Group records ‘significant’ sales growth through September

BMW
The BMW Group sold more than 1.9 million vehicles from the start of 2021.

The BMW Group has announced it has recorded a “significant” sales growth from the start of 2021 up until September this year. Comprising BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicle sales, the total sales figure amounted to more than 1.9 million vehicles sold. The firm has also revealed how many BMW M cars have been sold throughout the year.