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2019-07-08 13:00

Sean Parker

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The first week of July 2019 has already seen two new models arrive in South Africa, namely Ford's next-generation Everest   and updates to Toyota's flagship Hilux range (Legend 50 and GR Sport).

More models on the way

The new Supra sports car will finally arrive in South Africa this month with the Japanese automaker also unveiling a limited edition Hilux Legend 50 edition. Mazda's all-new 3 also debuts in Mzansi.  

The Supra which was developed by BMW for Toyota is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine developing 250kW and 500Nm. It uses a 8-speed gearbox driving power through the rear-wheels.

Look out for more news on the Supra later this month. 

All new Toyota GR Supra

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Toyota has launched a special edition of its ubiquitous Hilux bakkie, labelled Legend 50, to celebrate 50 years of the vehicles presence in South Africa. 

The Legend 50 is available in 13 derivatives and pricing starts from R472 000 and tops out at R712 100. Buyers will note that the Legend 50 replaces the Raider models and can be distinguished by a black grille, running boards and bar stretching from the cab to the load bay. 

It's been festooned with 'Legend 50' badges and sports cool silver and black wheels. 

Mazda will launch their all-new fourth-generation 3 model this month, it'll be powered by the automaker's famed SkyActiv engine technology.

Adaptive cruise control and LED headlights come as standard on all models while the interior cabin was made with driver convenience in mind.

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Another Japanese model launching in July is the Lexus RC F

Powered by a normally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine, Lexus says the latest iteration of the high-performance coupe weighs less than its predecessor and has dialed in dynamic handling.

The RC F starts at R1 318 300, while the RC F Track Edition is priced at R2 098 200.


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Hyundai has just launched a Limited Edition Creta earlier in June, this month, the Korean automaker will launch an updated Tucson Sport towards the end of July.

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Suzuki will also be launching its highly-anticipated Swift Sport towards month end. We have been inundated with queries from Wheels24 readers since news broke earlier last year about the new arrival.

The automaker says it will also be launching its new Vitara turbo model.

Suzuki Swift Sport

Ford, following the launch of its new Everest, will also be launching its new Mustang later in July.


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