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It's 2020, and we are living in the future that seemed so far away not too long ago. The new decade promises to deliver huge technological developments to further improve how we are connected to the web and each other. The automotive industry is keeping up with these developments the entire way, and we are excited at the previews of what's in store in coming months. Of course, many of us still drive a used car in Johannesburg, but it's good to keep abreast of what the future holds.
The big word in upcoming trends for 2020 is definitely ‘automation'. You can expect to see a lot of effort from all manufacturers to roll out cars with more convenience-focused features and access to the very latest in technology so that you can stay connected to your world while you drive. We take a look at some of the main innovations to look out for, below.
Stay Connected, Wherever You Go
We've seen Bluetooth becoming a fairly standard feature in cars of recent years, but the next big development will be seamlessly continuing what you were listening to, working on or watching from your work, school, home or any other location with Wi-Fi facilities. You can look forward to your car being just as connected as your home, so you can take your online life with you whenever you drive.
Comfort And Convenience
In light of the current focus to develop and roll out self-driving cars as a standard for transport worldwide, car manufacturers are looking ahead and figuring out what they could offer you to make your ride better. Since you, especially as the driver, will have ample free time on your hands, cars will become more like lounges. Family members can watch a movie together, make a video call to friends to let them know you're on the way, or every passenger can connect their own device to the network and entertain themselves as they choose.
Another big convenience focus point is that seats are now being transformed from typical car seats to being more like comfortable loungers or sofa chairs. With the aim to make your travels as enjoyable as possible, you can expect to feel quite at home in your car in the coming years.
Voice Recognition And Control
Many modern cars already have voice recognition software to help you make calls, send basic instructions or set a reminder while you're driving. Mostly connected through your phone, this technology will be upgraded to onboard AI assistance in coming years. If you're familiar with Alexa, Google Assistant, or even Siri, you'll have an idea of what to expect your car to be like in future. It will be able to advise you if upcoming traffic is slow and suggest an alternate route, read the news to you while you're on your way to work, and essentially function just as the at-home technology you have does.
Remote Maintenance And Servicing
Have you seen how doctors can now consult with patients from anywhere, through video call appointments? In the same way, computer technicians can connect with your laptop or computer and take it over to fix the problem you're having - no more waiting for a house call or having to take it into a car repair workshop. This is a trend that will also roll into the automotive industry, with intelligent control systems that can diagnose your car and send a report to technicians, who then, in turn, can make corrections to your vehicle remotely, wherever and whenever it's needed. Of course, this isn't possible for physical, mechanical work, but since cars are essentially transforming into computers on wheels, a lot of how it functions will be digital and therefore accessible from anywhere.
Shorter Life Cycles
If you know anything about technology you'll be all too aware that the flashy new phone you just got a week ago will suddenly be upstaged by an even better new model in just a few weeks or months. With technology, things become outdated very quickly. So much so that you can't actually keep up the pace unless you're a bona fide millionaire. We're going to see this transition happening with cars as well.
Since cars will be highly technologically driven, their tech will become outdated, and you'll end up owning a car that will be old news in a matter of two or three years. This could have many implications for car owners because there won't be such a thing as having the same car for ten or twenty years. Experts speculate that buying cars may entirely fall away and be replaced by leasing models. When cars become outdated, they could then be returned to the manufacturer to be upgraded or used as materials for new vehicles. However, for the foreseeable future, we anticipate a still rapidly vibrant used car market in South Africa.
Are you looking forward to the future of driving and transport? We hope these car trends that 2020 promises to kick-off will see us creating an even better, smarter transportation solution in future.
It’s the month of love here at Motus Select, and the only thing better than our prices is our range of good-looking demo cars. It’s the financial investment of a lifetime because you are purchasing an almost new car with minimal mileage and without the initial depreciation drop.
But much like any other car purchase, your vehicle only drives well for as long as you take care of it. So why not show it some attention and care this February with our expert tips below?
If a car detailing service is within your budget, then you should go ahead and splurge. It’s well worth the price, knowing that your new car is being cleaned thoroughly with meticulous attention to detail.
If not, though, a good old car wash will do. It allows you to empty the back seats, throw away piled-up receipts, and give it some shine.
It certainly has been a rainy summer the last few months—so much so that we do not doubt that your windscreen wipers have been put to the test. Now is the perfect time to replace your blades and ensure you have optimal vision through rain, shine, or hail.
High-performing tyres are dependent on regular maintenance checks and rotations. You need to ensure that your tyres are filled up to the correct pressure, which will distribute weight evenly. This ensures appropriate wear and tear on your wheels. Poorly worn tyres pose a serious threat in slippery conditions due to insufficient traction.
These relatively easy and doable tips can help you make the most of your purchase. Be it an exceptional find from our selection of demo cars to our affordable pre-owned vehicles, maintenance makes a difference.
With us playing Cupid, finding your dream car to take care of is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Explore our range of specials and demo cars to fit your budget and lifestyle.
The robust Renault Kiger for sale is one of the highlights of Renault’s range in South Africa. A popular crossover compact SUV, it promises good looks across its five-variant range.
But what else makes the Renault Kiger for sale the ultimate buy? We take a look at the top three features you need, all designed to give you driving excellence.
Connecting your phone to your car has never been easier than with Renault’s wireless smartphone replication feature. You have access to Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, depending on your phone.
This feature allows instant entertainment streaming options, giving you or your passengers full control of the playlist for those summer road trips. It also gives you access to traffic updates, which are quite helpful for your daily work commutes. And if you’re running late to a party and need to let your friends know, it’s no issue with the hands-free calling functionality.
Depending on your model of choice, you may have access to a supportive reverse camera. This is an essential feature in today’s day and age and is helpful in almost every situation.
It gives you an extensive view of the rear of your Renault Kiger, allowing you to navigate tight parking lots or bumper-to-bumper traffic. The sensors will alert you to any obstructions to help you manoeuvre carefully, giving you complete control of your car.
One of our favourite features of the Renault Kiger for sale at Motus Select is the smart key card access technology. It allows for hassle-free handling without you fumbling around looking for your outdated, bulky key.
This smart key card will minimise your efforts to unlock and lock your doors, allowing for smoother entry. It’s especially helpful if you’re wrangling kids through a busy parking lot or are carrying several heavy grocery bags to pack away.
The French are known for their ability to combine style and innovation in a seamless manner. Renault is no different, offering just that with the Renault Kiger. It’s where technology meets European charm, and it does it well.
Upgrade with the ultra-modern, technology-forward Renault Kiger for sale. Explore our range to find yours.
From hatchbacks such as the Kia Picanto for sale to their zesty sedans to their spunky SUVs, Kia has a car for everyone. When it comes to car shopping, Kia simply outruns the best in almost every category. They have mastered consumer appeal by manufacturing vehicles that are always in demand.
Below, we have compiled a list of 5 of the most popular Kia cars in South Africa that you should consider.
Perfectly Punchy: Kia Picanto
The Kia Picanto, nimble in size but mighty in style and value, is one of the leading hatchbacks in the country. It has a whopping 11-variant range, all equipped with petrol engines that vary from 1.0L to 1.2L. With most hatches, transmission options can be limited, but not with the Picanto, which is widely available in manual and automated modes, catering to your specific driving preferences.
What sets it apart from its counterparts in the same segment is that it comes packed with personality. A defyingly low fuel consumption rate of 5.8 L/100 km will lighten the load on your wallet. Its features include an 8-inch touchscreen display, multi-function steering wheel controls, and a 60:40 rear fold split function to add more space.
The Charismatically Conventional: Kia Pegas
Conventional is not always as drab or outdated as it’s made out to be. Certainly not with the Kia Pegas. It’s a modern-looking sedan that gives you more space than your usual city car. Although it may not be the first car from the brand that comes to mind, it should be.
The three-variant range is equipped with 1.4-litre petrol engines as a standard, along with automated and manual transmission options. It also manages a reasonable fuel consumption rate at 5.7 litres per 100 km. Additionally, it impresses even more with features such as its remote central locking, parking assist sensors, ABS (Anti-Locking Brake System), and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution).
The Infinitely Sleek: The Kia Seltos
As we move through the range, you will find that the mid-sized to large SUVs are undeniably suave. The Kia Seltos is a fine example of this with its meticulously crafted body, smooth curves, and ergonomically designed interiors. It is the ideal starter SUV to invest in if you are looking for more than just additional legroom.
The Seltos is available in several variants, with base models equipped with a 1.6L engine. Fuel types include petrol and diesel, with manual, automated, and DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) gearboxes to choose between. Moreso features such as its drive mode selector (Normal, Eco, Sport), LED daytime running lights, and reverse camera make the Kia Seltos a worthwhile purchase.
The Effortlessly Spirited: Kia Sportage
Kia continues its winning streak with its large SUV offering, in the shape of the Kia Sportage. Energetic and dynamic, this vehicle demands attention with its sculpted physique and challenges most of the heavyweights in its respective segment.
The range is fitted with a 1.6L engine as a standard, but this differs between LX, EX, and GT-Line models. It reaches maximum torque at 320 Nm/2000 rpm and has a 54-litre fuel tank. Kia has also equipped all variants of the Sportage with a 7-speed DCT gearbox.
But where this marvel truly excels is in its features, all of which make it a winner in our books. These include technology such as smart cruise control, wireless charging ports, ambient mood lighting, and a panoramic dual-curved display on some models. The Sportage’s features make those long road trips during our warm summers bearable.
The Radiantly Robust: Kia Sorento
To conclude our list, we take a look at the bold challenger, the Kia Sorento. It’s very capable and is ready to tackle all roads. Built with space in mind, the Sorento is more than just a weekend car; you can use it daily because of its practicality.
Neatly packaged into a 7-seater, it is undoubtedly big but still efficient. The range carries four distinct variants, is fitted with a 2.2L engine and DCT gearbox, and is available in different drivetrains. The Sorento boasts an incredible time of 10.7 seconds to go from 0 to 100km. Lane Keep Assist, smart entry, push-start ignition, and its rotary gear shift dial are just some of its highlights.
Kia produces cars that have the “it factor". Their range has a commanding presence but remains approachable. Ultra-modern, irresistibly cool, and with a minimalistic yet appealing style, their cars are made to fit into any lifestyle. Your perfect match is only a few clicks away, and the Kia Picanto can be yours today, direct from the best with Motus Select.
Discover South Korean charm with the Kia Picanto for sale and more of their show-stopping range. Find yours in-store or online.
Toyota is pleased to welcome the all-new Urban Cruiser to its model line-up. Building on the success of the outgoing model.
Striking exterior design
Urban Cruiser Familiar design cues such as the clamshell bonnet, slim headlights and gaping lower grille remain and show its relation to other members of the Toyota SUV family, while the Urban Cruiser has grown in every direction.
The Toyota urban cruiser features bi-halogen projector headlamps lower in the face inset within the bumper and framed by a chrome bezel. The slimline LED DRLs now become the focal points, splitting into two with a chrome strip in between that merges into the piano black grille. A massive lower grille aperture with a honeycomb design combines with a silver ornamental skid plate upping the aggression factor.
The Toyota Urban cruiser silhouette reinforces its SUV credentials with increased length, a high beltline and a gently sloping roof. Like the Fortuner, the use of blacked-out pillars lends the appearance of a floating roof. Bulging squared-off wheel arches and silver roof rails add an air of ruggedness. At the rear ultra-slim C-shaped LED taillights are inset with a black panel which is in turn overlayed by a pale silver garnish. A roof spoiler and decorative silver skid plate round off the rear.
The Toyota urban cruiser interior is an aesthetically pleasing mix of fabrics and features. The predominantly black cabin features subtle touches of silver including the satin-plated trim inserts, chrome door handles and metallic-tipped ventilation controls. High-quality black striated cloth upholstery features throughout the interior.
The Toyota Urban cruiser redesigned dashboard houses an easy-to-read seven-inch infotainment screen which features Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay. The instrument nacelle houses a pair of grey-bevelled analogue clocks that also incorporate a new colour TFT display.
Convenience features include Push Start with Smart Entry and rear PDC. The driver’s seat is now height adjustable and electric folding mirrors, reverse camera and auto-controlled air conditioning are standard on both grades.
Under the bonnet
The Toyota Urban Cruiser is fitted with the familiar 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that offers 77kW and 138Nm which allows for a top speed of 170 or 175km/h for the manual or automatic respectively. Buyers can choose between a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic on the XR grade. Fuel consumption for both derivatives is a frugal 6,1 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.
The Toyota Urban Cruiser rides on MacPherson struts at the front and a torsion beam at the rear, a set-up that is perfectly calibrated for all driving conditions to provide a pliant ride that strikes a balance between control and comfort.
Improved safety features
Toyota Urban Cruiser is now fitted with Vehicle Stability Control and Hill Assist Control. Inside a rear centre headrest along with a third rear ELR seatbelt improves safety for the fifth passenger. XR models gain side and curtain airbags in addition to the standard driver and passenger airbags. ABS with EBD, Isofix and an alarm/immobilizer system is standard on all models.
View our Toyota Urban Cruiser for sale on Motus Select.
Triber offers small business owners looking for a budget delivery vehicle that offers versatility, yet low ownership costs will certainly appreciate the Renault Triber Express.
Since its launch, the Renault Triber has proven to be an appealing offering with exceptional value for money that has allowed it to cement a strong foothold in the AB Entry Hatch segment. To meet market needs the range was subsequently expanded with the addition of the Triber Express panel van.
The Triber express panel van is a well-equipped vehicle that features impressive load space which allows it to accommodate the extensive needs of South African commercial customers, at an extremely affordable price point.
Distinctive SUV design
The Triber Express boasts striking projector headlights, stylish longitudinal roof rails, LED daytime running lights and a three-part ultra-modern triple-edge chrome grille that compliments its SUV-inspired styling.
Compact yet versatile
Triber Express might look compact, but it offers surprising amounts of space and versatility.
In the interests of cargo carrying, the rear seats have been removed, resulting in a loading area of 1,500 kilograms with a payload of up to 542 kilograms. This loading area is lined with durable flooring and features steel mesh behind the driver and on the sides for added safety and durability of the load area. Blacked-out rear windows keep the cargo away from prying eyes.
Adding further versatility is the fact that the loading of small packages can be done via the side doors, while normal loading from the rear is effortless thanks to the low floor.
Triber Express has an upfront driver’s seat that is six-way adjustable and creature comforts include front power windows and rear park distance control. An easy-to-use infotainment system comes integrated with R&Go radio, Bluetooth, USB and Aux ports.
Adding to the versatile nature of the vehicle, the interior also features additional storage spaces such as a glove box and added storage space in the centre console.
Safety is a key selling point and the Triber Express is equipped with ABS and EBD that complement its advanced levels of passive safety that is based on equipment such as three-point seat belts, a seatbelt reminder, dual airbags and reinforced body structure.
Low running costs
The Triber Renault Express offers a great combination of performance and fuel economy thanks to its lightweight structure and chassis. The 1.0-litre engine offers 52kW and 96Nm and is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The capable 1.0-litre engine promises fuel consumption of just 5,5 litres per 100km, which is very advantageous for small business owners trying to keep overall fuel costs low.
Your perfect small business partner
Triber Renault represents a compelling package for small businesses. Its compact size, versatility, cost-effectiveness and fuel efficiency make it a practical and efficient choice for various business needs, such as deliveries, transportation and service operations.
View our Renault Triber for sale on Motus Select.