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Monday News Snippets 2020 #06 – Developments From The Weekend and Beyond

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 3 Feb, 2020



New Toyota Corolla Quest

Yes, it's Monday (urgh), but fret not as we've waded through the wires, deep-dived the deluge that is the information superhighway to bring to your internet browser page, thing, the news! So, enjoy.

Snippets:

New Corolla Quest is launched and here's what it will cost


You know the drill. We call it the Vivo-fication of vehicles, the process of taking last year's model, giving it a raft of updates, removing some of the fat via aggressive cost-cutting practices and selling it for cheap alongside its new replacement.

Yes, Ford practices the same with their Figo range, and for VW it goes back to the Citi-fication of their Mk1 Golf range. But more relevantly it has been seen before in Toyota South Africa's own stable when the Conquest (a quest with a different name) was stickered up as the Tazz. Which brings us neatly to this, the second coming of the Quest and like the one it replaces, it represents amazing value – a C segment sedan for B segment pricing and then there's that value-retaining Toyota badge on its bum and prow.

Pricing:

1.8 Quest manual    
R249,900.00
1.8 Quest CVT  
R270,400.00
1.8 Quest Prestige manual
R286,500.00
1.8 Quest Prestige CVT 
R296,800.00
1.8 Quest Exclusive manual
R307,400.00
1.8 Quest Exclusive CVT   
R317,700.00

The new Audi A6 is here and we have prices


More elegant, more versatile, more A6. The new car has true flagship potential benefitting from the marque’s wealth of technology and innovations. Looks like it goes well too.

The Audi A6 40 TDI and S6 TFSI are already available for sale around Mzansi whilst the A6 45 TDI should drop mid-year. And then there's the one you really want – the Audi RS6 Avant due in the second half of 2020.

Pricing:

A6 40 TDI S tronic
R885,000.00
A6 45 TDI quattro tiptronic
R1,059,000.00
S6 TFSI quattro tiptronic
R1,349,500.00

The next HUMMER from GM goes fully electric


There's probably a General Electric joke in here somewhere, but I must admit that whilst descending into my lounge this morning, I couldn't help but notice the hum of electronics, a mild din as a result of living in 2020, televisions, video games consoles, DVD players and a collection of wifi routers and nonsense.

So perhaps HUMMER is a good name after all for a fully electric SUV regardless of whether or not it at some point was born from a military vehicle and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The new whip will have a massive battery capable of generating 745kW and will be able to go from zero to 100kph in 3.2 seconds. Which is nuts!

The 2020 Kia Picanto gets a substantial safety upgrade


Also we have pricing, but first, those aforementioned ‘safety gubbins’ require unpacking.

Yes, it now comes with a passenger-side airbag and ABS on its entry-level Start model, available from R167,995. This comes with a one-litre engine good for 49kW and 96Nm. If you want the nippier 62kW 1.2l these start at R198,995 for the Style model. Each derivative can be had with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.

Pricing:

1.0 Start manual
R167,995.00
1.0 Start automatic
R181,995.00
1.0 Street manual
R179, 995.00
1.0 Street automatic
R193,995.00
1.0 Street manual    
R188,995.00
1.0 Street automatic
R202,995.00
1.0 Style manual                        R189,995.00
1.0 Style automatic
R203,995.00
1.2 Style manual
R198,995.00
1.2 Style automatic
R212,995.00
1.2 Smart manual
R219,995.00
1.2 Smart automatic
R233,995.00

Nissan Japan have unveiled their latest Nissan Leaf RC electric racer


And it is a thing of beauty. Just look. Also, it does zero to hundred in 3.4 seconds, weighs 1220kg and churns out an almost modest 240kW (via two 120kW electric motors) and 620Nm.

You’re still looking at it aren’t you? That’s ok.



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Find the keys to your dream
Toyota Corolla





2015 1.8 Exclusive

R 209,950

2017 Quest 1.6 Auto

R 164,888

2014 1.6 Esteem

R 139,888

2019 Quest 1.6 Auto

R 179,900

2017 Quest 1.6

R 168,000

2016 1.6 Esteem

R 175,000


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