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.

Future models: 2011-2014

2010-11-05 10:19
From BMW's new 3 Series GT to Opel's Corsa SUV, we consult our motoring crystal ball and showcase the latest in future models.

Opel is developing a new SUV based on its new Astra with Corsa underpinnings. The German marque will also launch its next generation Zafira in 2011.

Audi is planning an aggressive model rollout over the next five years with the first images of its new A3 and RS3 models.

German carmakers Mercedes-Benz and BMW give us a glimpse at their next generation design shift with new C-Class, A-Class and 3 Series GT.

Porsche is planning to create a smaller version of its Cayenne SUV called the Cajun and, not to be left behind, Swedish automaker SAAB is set to launch its 9-5 Combi along with a crossover model dubbed the 9-5x.

Check out our images of some of the latest renderings of future models...

BMW 3 SERIES GT 2014: In another series of BMW models that begs the question 'Why?', the German marque is developing a GT version of its 3 Series sedan. The model will be presented at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show.

AUDI A3 2013: Audi is planning an aggressive new-model roll-out with plans to develop the A3 and RS3. From the image above design changes are quite reserved while it seems the new model will sport a new grille and tweaked headlights.

AUDI RS3 2011: Audi's limited-edition RS3 (2700 models) will be available in five-door Sportback version. Rumour has it that the RS3's engine will be capable of 261kW, 10kW more than the TT-RS.

MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS 2012: Mercedes-Benz is set to take on BMW's 1 Series and Audi's A3 with its new A-Class design. The new model shows a drastic shift from conventional Mercedes-Benz styling.

MERCEDES C-CLASS ESTATE 2014: It may be a little far into the future but our spies have brought us images showcasing the next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate. The new model shows styling influences from the recently revealed F800 Style concept.

OPEL CORSA SUV 2011: Taking styling cues from the Chevrolet Agile, Opel is developing a Corsa-derived SUV. It will have Corsa underpinnings but with a higher ride and an all-wheel drive system. The new model will be launched in 2011.

OPEL ZAFIRA 2011: Opel's next-generation Zafira will be based on the latest Astra and is expected to make it's global debut in 2011.

PORSCHE CAJUN 2014: Porsche is planning to develop a smaller version of its Cayenne SUV - the Cajun. The new model will be lower and shorter than Audi's Q5 and will be available with a choice of two petrol engines, two diesels and an electric hybrid version.

SAAB 9-5 COMBI 2011: The new Saab 9-5 Combi is set to make its debut in 2011, with the Swedish automaker planning a crossover model based on the 2010 9-5 (dubbed 9-5X).


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