The Weekly Roundup: X7, 8-Series, Bullitt, Kona and Jimny

by | Oct 20, 2018

BMW X7

BMW launched its flagship SUV, the evocative X7. Due in South Africa early 2019, prices start at around R1.5m, expect the 30dXDrive and the M50dXDrive variants.

BMW M850i XDRIVE

BMW also announced pricing for the SA-bound M850iXDrive, with a tag from R 1.9m, give or take a few thousand. It will be powered by a twin-turbo 4.4 V8 regenerating 390kW and 750Nm, reaching 100km/h in a claimed 3.7 seconds. The first models will reach us in the first quarter of 2019.

 

 

 

Ford Mustang Bullitt

Ford have announced the Mustang Bullitt will be available in South Africa. The upgraded V8 releases 338kW and 529Nm through a manual only, 6spd gearbox. Expect Bullitt nameplates in some cool places and the “Dark Highlands” green paint job is unique to this moniker. Expect pricing to be over the R1m mark for this incredibly limited edition when it hits SA shores.

 

Hyundai Kona

Hyundai launches their Mazda CX3 rival, called the Kona. I can’t help noticing current Jeep Cherokee design queues in the front. This slots in between the Creta and the Tucson with pricing at R379,000 for the 1.0T(88kW) Manual and R399,000 for the 2.0(110kW) Executive Auto.

 

 


Photo Credit: Chelsy Pinto

 

Suzuki Jimny

Chelsy Pinto of Suzuki fame, gave us a glimpse of one of the first new Jimny’s on South African shores. I am very much looking forward to seeing the launch of this all-new baby 4x4 in South Africa later this year.