New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Prices: Jaguar X-Type facelift

2008-06-02 11:13

The Jaguar X-Type is being seriously overhauled with changes including a new automatic transmission for the 2.2-litre turbodiesel model.

Exterior styling on the X-Type is significantly improved, incorporating subtle elements seen most recently on the XF sedan. The cabin also comes with a greater choice of trim and equipment options.

Perhaps the most significant addition is the addition of a 2.2-litre turbodiesel model with a six-speed automatic gearbox with the one-touch Jaguar Sequential Shift.

The manual 2.2D sedan returns a combined fuel consumption figure of 6 l/100 km, while the claimed figure for the automatic is 6.9 l/100 km - useful considering the price of diesel in SA has topped the R10 a litre mark.

Sedans and estates

Sedan and estate variants of the X-Type will be offered in South Africa from May and other major changes include an updated Bluetooth hands-free system that allows pairing with up to five devices.

Revised parking aids that allow the sensors to be smaller and body-coloured., a new mesh grille, redesigned front and rear bumpers, new badging and side mirrors with integrated indicator signals are among the more dramatic changes.

Interior changes include a redesigned instrument cluster, new seat designs, interior colour palette and door trim designs, and metallic finishes for air vents, steering wheel spokes and the centre console.

Indicative pricing:
2.0 V6 SE Automatic - R 303 000
2.2 Diesel SE Manual - R 310 000
2.2 Diesel SE Automatic with Jaguar Sequential Shift - R 325 000
Estate 2.2 Diesel SE Manual - R 320 000
Estate 2.2 Diesel SE Automatic with Jaguar Sequential Shift - R 335 000
3.0 V6 SE Automatic - R 365 000



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