Ranging from a new Lamborghini Countach and Nissan Z, to an off-road orientated wagon from Mercedes and the German firm’s plans to introduce a quartet of EQs to South Africa, and pricing for Hyundai’s flagship SUV; we take a look back at this week’s top five motoring-related news stories…

1. New Lamborghini Countach revealed!

Lamborghini Countach
The new Countach pays homage to the original but remains future-focused.

Celebrating the original Countach’s golden jubilee, Lamborghini has unveiled the Countach LPI 800-4, a limited-run “visionary” supercar endowed with a normally aspirated V12 incorporating mild-hybrid technology.

2. Hyundai Palisade arrives in South Africa. Here’s what it costs…

Hyundai Palisade
The Palisade is priced from R999 900.

The largest SUV in the Korean manufacturer’s SUV/crossover portfolio, the Palisade, Hyundai says, is the ultimate family vehicle for practical, comfortable daily use and memory-making road trips. Hyundai’s flagship SUV is available in seven- and eight-seater guises and boasts a turbocharged diesel powertrain. For an in-depth review of Hyundai’s flagship SUV, be sure to buy your copy of APEX issue 02.

3. All-new Nissan Z makes its official debut

Nissan Z
The new Z’s exterior design, Nissan says, “communicates respect to its lineage”.

A tribute to Z cars of the past, the seventh-generation Nissan Z has finally made its official debut. The all-new Z sports a 3,0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine and is offered with the choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or nine-speed automatic transmission, which directs power and torque exclusively to the rear axle. Take a look back at the seven generations of Nissan’s venerable Z cars here.

4. Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain unveiled

C-Class All-Terrain
A 40 mm increase in ground clearance, standard 4Matic all-wheel drive and off-road driving modes enhance this estate’s off-road capability.

“For those who find a conventional estate car less than suitable off-road, and an SUV too high-legged,” Mercedes-Benz has revealed the C-Class All-Terrain. Based on the C-Class Estate, the off-road-orientated wagon rides some 40 mm higher from the ground, boasts 4Matic all-wheel drive as standard, plus two off-road driving modes.

5. Mercedes-Benz SA confirms local EQ line-up

Mercedes-Benz EQS
The EQS spearheads Mercedes-Benz South Africa’s all-electric line-up.

Mercedes-Benz South Africa has revealed a quartet of Mercedes-EQ models are scheduled to arrive on our shores come April 2022.