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  • 7 Reasons Why You’ll Never Regret Driving A Hatchback
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    7 Reasons Why You’ll Never Regret Driving A Hatchback

  • Keep Your Kia Rio's Battery Running All Year Long
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    Keep Your Kia Rio's Battery Running All Year Long

  • Inside the Winning Traits of 3 Mercedes-Benz Champions
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    Inside the Winning Traits of 3 Mercedes-Benz Champions

  • Motus Focus: Audi's For Sale
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    Motus Focus: Audi's For Sale

  • Top Trips To Take With The Toyota Hilux This April
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    Top Trips To Take With The Toyota Hilux This April

  • What's in Store for Volkswagen's SUVs in SA?
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    What's in Store for Volkswagen's SUVs in SA?

7 Reasons Why You’ll Never Regret Driving A Hatchback

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7 Reasons Why You’ll Never Regret Driving A Hatchback

7 Reasons Why You’ll Never Regret Driving A Hatchback

With the increasing need for affordable, practical and accessible transport, the automotive industry adapted their offerings over the past two decades to cater for the everyday person looking to purchase a new, used or demo vehicle.

Sedans, while having been the standard choice for previous generations, had become too large to navigate through urban traffic and no longer offered the right mixture of features and affordability that modern car buyers need. Enter the hatchback, a versatile, compact solution that not only fit the budgets of prospective buyers but also echoed the cultural style of modern society; new possibilities have arisen.

Today hatchbacks are one of the most popular styles of cars for South Africans with their vast range of colours, sizes, features and price tags to suit the needs of people. With these stylish rides becoming an established choice in the local market, finding a used model in excellent condition has never been easier. Moreover, if you're not up for investing in a used car, options such as demo models like the Renault, Kia Motor, Hyundai, Opel or VW demo car, bring all the perks of a new vehicle at a reduced price closer to reality.

Here are the seven reasons why a hatchback is worth considering

Size

Hatchbacks are often seen as being cramped and offering barely enough legroom in the back for passengers. While they are arguably quite compact on the outside, most hatchbacks provide a surprisingly large amount of interior space to transport passengers or bulky items and boxes when the need arises. They also tend to have more elevated roofs, which makes fitting in large items - or tall people - surprisingly easy.

Better visibility

Compared to traditional sedans, hatchbacks are built to be more upright, with larger windshields. All of this equates to a far better vantage point when driving, allowing you to see what's in front, behind and beside your vehicle a whole lot better and ensuring a much safer driving experience.

Versatility

Modern hatchbacks are designed to cater to a wide array of lifestyle and target market needs. Whether a student car, small family vehicle or even a means of transport for a retiree, hatchbacks are built to be adaptable and easy to change and complement what you need it to do at any given time. Taking the family, including men's best friends for a trip to the beach? There's ample room in the backseat, and the boot of a hatchback can quickly be converted into an enlarged back seat or an open storage area. It also makes it ideal for shopping trips or even transporting items when moving to a new house. Most hatchbacks can quite comfortably accommodate five adult passengers and still have ample room in the boot to store luggage.

Fuel Consumption

An essential factor in the changing needs of car consumers over the years has been the rising cost of petrol. Cars that guzzle petrol became increasingly harder to keep as lifestyle costs surged and we all began to feel the tightening grip of living a more affordable life. Demo cars such as the Renault are designed with lighter materials and far superior, energy-efficient engines, and offer excellent mileage per litre, compared to older and larger models.

High Performance & Feature Packed

At first, hatchbacks were manufactured to fulfil a fundamental need in the market: a compact, affordable, fuel-efficient vehicle that fits into the ever-growing bracket of consumers who couldn't afford luxury cars and didn't want to buy used vehicles either. Moreover, that's just what they got: the bare basics. The first wave of hatchbacks weren't very powerful or impressive, they just got you from A to B. As time went on and the hatchback boomed into becoming extremely popular, manufacturers began to invest more time in adding features that would appeal to a variety of market buyers, many of whom are young, professional, trend-aware individuals.

Today's hatchbacks offer an impressive array of features, including cutting-edge technology you would typically only expect in the highest ranges of luxury vehicles. With voice command consoles, touch screens, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi features, smart integration between your technology and your car has become so seamless that complement owners' personality and digital lifestyle.

A compact vehicle that's fuel-efficient, powerful and visually appealing, makes for a winning combination. The interest in hatchbacks gave rise to a desire for sportier, higher-performing versions, which has resulted in a selection of higher-end hatchbacks which can quite easily put some sports cars to shame in terms of speed and handling.

Lower Insurance & Maintenance Costs

Staying true to the initial goal of what hatchbacks were designed for, they are more affordable to service, maintain and insure. Parts are more readily available thanks to the popularity of these cars, and modern bodywork allows for more efficient replacement of panels when needed. Since they fall into the most affordable price bracket, insurance costs tend to be lower than that of luxury sedans, SUVs and double cabs.  

Accessible Parking for All

Anyone who's ever owned or driven a hatchback will attest to this: you can't find a more comfortable car to zip through traffic and squeeze into parking spots. While hatchbacks vary a bit in size these days, most are compact enough to parallel park or fit effortlessly into those tight underground parking lots where pillars often make for bungled and awkward manoeuvring.

Whatever your budget or needs, there's bound to be a selection of hatchback models on the market that will fit and exceed your expectations. At Motus Select, we update our stock daily and have a massive range of hatchbacks available from various manufacturers, including demo  Renaults now for sale. Visit our website to find the ideal model for you!

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Keep Your Kia Rio's Battery Running All Year Long

Keep Your Kia Rio's Battery Running All Year Long

With summer slipping away, it’s time to prepare for our cooler months here in South Africa. Reliable cars are one way to go, and upgrading to a Kia Rio for sale is a fine example. The Rio comes equipped with impressive fuel efficiency, reasonable performance and a pocket-friendly price. 

Another way to prepare for the chillier weeks ahead is to prioritise vehicle maintenance, specifically focusing on your battery’s health. This becomes even more important in autumn and winter to ensure a smooth, hassle-free drive all year long. A proactive approach and extra care can maintain its longevity and performance for years. 

Regularly Check For Corrosion 

Despite cold days often feeling dryer than summer months in SA, condensation can still happen. Corrosion can affect your battery’s terminals, impacting the success of a connection between cells and cables. Essentially, your battery will work twice as hard and still struggle to transfer energy to the engine. 

Frequently Start Your Vehicle 

We tend to go out less during the winter. Human nature aside, this can hurt the health of our car batteries. That’s why it’s best practice to start your car and drive around every few days to keep your battery running. Parking in protected areas is also helpful. Think of spots such as a garage or carport, which will shield your car from freezing temperatures. 

Avoiding Battery Drainage

Once it gets darker and colder outside, our first instinct is to get indoors quickly. But before you rush to the warmth of your home, make sure that your car is turned off. Headlights, cabin lights, the radio and even the air conditioner can all be easily missed and will drain your battery.

This quick guide can help you maintain your battery, no matter the season. Cooler days lead to more sluggish batteries, but taking preemptive steps and having your car inspected by a professional mechanic every few months will keep emergency replacement bills at bay.

Prolong your battery’s life and say goodbye to unexpected breakdowns when you choose from our range of high-quality Kia Rios for sale.

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Inside the Winning Traits of 3 Mercedes-Benz Champions

Inside the Winning Traits of 3 Mercedes-Benz Champions

When it comes to automotive excellence, South Africans are quick to think of Mercedes-Benz, and with good reason too. It has long stood as a symbol of premium luxury and innovation, maintaining its position as the ultimate car for many. 

Each model encompasses a blend of sophistication, performance, and reliability – all of which are winning traits. The unrivalled craftsmanship extends to our Mercedes-Benz pre-owned range, offering sleek sedans and powerful SUVs to meet your needs.

Our top choices include the A-Class, C-Class, and GLC ranges, which have been carefully inspected and passed our 110-point quality check. Our pre-owned collection boasts models with visual appeal, and powerful performance, and is still accessible at our affordable price points.

That said, let’s explore our collection of high-end, all-performance Mercedes-Benz cars below.

Instinctively Sporty: The Mercedes-Benz A200 

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class range is quite popular in the country, with consumers looking for a hatchback with that added extravagance. 

One of its most in-demand derivatives includes the iconic Mercedes-Benz A200. This is a compact car, but it is anything but humble, with robust power and performance. A fast-paced racer is luxury personified. This distinct model is equipped with a 1.3L petrol engine and can come with a 7-speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) gearbox on base models. It goes from 0 to 100 kph in 8.1 seconds. The fuel consumption rate is an astonishingly low 5.6 litres per 100 km. 

The A200 excels in features; base models include a host of safety support and comfort systems to impress. These include active brake assist, an active lane-keeping system, and a parking package with a 360-degree camera, to name a few. The interior experience also boasts much besides leather trimmings and chrome finishes. Certain models have the brand-specific THERMOTRONIC climate control system, head-up display, and smartphone integration. 

Agility Personified: The Mercedes-Benz C180 

One of the most coveted ranges under the Mercedes-Benz banner is its legendary C-Class range. Timeless elegance, luxurious design, and dynamic performance are at the forefront of each of its derivatives. 

The Mercedes-Benz C180 is renowned for embodying all of these characteristics and then some. With several variants on the market, distinguished by year, the latest generation includes a 4-cylinder, 1.6-litre turbocharged engine with petrol and diesel options. Top speeds reach an incredible 230 km/h, and you can go from 0 to 100km in 7.3 seconds. Notably, you can achieve anywhere between 6.6L and 6.8L/100km/h fuel economy. 

Besides the wide array of options in the C180 range, every generation offers several features. For a seamless and safe journey, you can look forward to using the digital dashboard, augmented reality infotainment system, and ‘Stop & Go’ pilot on certain models. Additionally, a panoramic sliding sunroof, 19-inch alloy rims, and digital lights with projection function on some of the latest variants on the market take your journey from mundane to majestic. 

Versatile Elegance: The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe 220d

SUVs seem to tick all the checkboxes with us South Africans, allowing many of us to seamlessly switch between work and play. The German car manufacturer has heeded the call with their GLC range, in particular the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe 220d collection. 

It comes in several derivatives, but customers will find that most base models carry a front-mounted turbo-diesel engine. Top speeds reach 219 km/h, with acceleration going from 0 to 100 km/h in a reasonable 8 seconds. In combined driving cycle mode, you can expect a fuel consumption rate of 5.6 litres per 100 km.  

The coupe element adds to the SUV design, creating a distinction between the brand and its competitors. But this does not diminish its luggage capacity in any way, which stands at an astounding 545 litres. Classy design, inside and out, will take you to a new level of luxury, guaranteed. 

Specifications aside, what else does this GLC coupe variant bring to the table? For starters, an impressive array of features, along with meticulous trim around the cabin, elevate every journey. These include a central touchscreen display, a multi-function steering wheel, and a heads-up display. Further, support systems such as blind spot assist, reversing camera, and active lane-keeping assist are especially helpful for cruising the coast and city alike. 

Mercedes-Benz's success in South Africa is due to its cars, which represent the brand’s commitment to excellence in every form. Their winning traits make for a top-selling standard – sporty, agile and versatile. 

They are more than just shiny cars to marvel at; they offer value in every way. Contemporary design that has remained timeless and innovation that brings performance and luxury to rival the best. Exceed expectations with our victory lap of champions.

Elevate your driving game with the pure class and power of our Mercedes-Benz pre-owne collection. Shop our superb selection from any of our 81 locations across South Africa.

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Motus Focus: Audi's For Sale

Motus Focus: Audi's For Sale

The German Trio of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi has dominated the luxury consumer market since their first cars rolled off the production line. Prominent carmaker Audi stands out for its fine craftsmanship and innovative designs. But there is simply no comparison between these three key players because each excels on its own. 

With our focus on our Audis for sale this April, we explore just what sets them apart from these other German greats. Audi has a reputation for expert engineering and cutting-edge technology. It has mastered seamlessly blending performance, luxury, and innovation with ease. 

Audi has struck a perfect balance between dynamic driving and comfort to offer customers a truly remarkable experience from start to finish. From the polished lines of the A3 to the sophisticated finishes of the Q5, you are bound to find the car for you with Motus Select.

Below are the exhilarating selections to consider when car shopping this month with us. 

Compact Comfort: The Audi A3 

The Audi A3 is a city-slick hatchback with refined engineering in compact form. It is the ideal car for drivers weaving in and out of traffic and across busy intersections. Premier exterior lines accompany an equally luxurious interior, with several Sportback options that vary between its urban and black editions. 

The latest base models include a 1.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with an 8-speed automated transmission gearbox. This FWD (Front-Wheel Drive) hatch consumes approximately 6.2 litres per 100 km of fuel. The A3 continues to exude compact luxury with its interior and exterior features on select models. 

Features include a scenic sunroof, 18-inch wheels, and leather upholstery. The interior features fine accents that create a cohesive and ergonomic flow. Practical and stylish, this Sportback also boasts features such as a rear parking distance control system, 2-zone climate control, contour ambient lighting, and a sports steering wheel.

Performance Meets Practicality: The Audi A5

The Audi A5 is a fine example of what happens when car manufacturers fuse function with form. Made for the city, it is the perfect companion to turn heads with every curve. The bold design makes for a stellar collection of coupes, sports backs, or cabriolet models. 

In our opinion, the Audi A5 Coupe is certainly a standout car for navigating city streets. From its iconic honeycomb front grille to its sleek silhouette and powerful engine, It comes fitted with a 4-cylinder, 2L turbocharged petrol engine and a 7-speed automated transmission gearbox on base models. 

This FWD coupe has an acclaimed 8.5L/100km fuel consumption rate, which is slightly more than expected for a car of this standing. However, it also boasts top speeds of 240 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100km in 7.3 seconds.

The pronounced wheel arches are the perfect accompaniment for the 20-inch alloy wheel on some models. The tailpipe trims are also a nice touch for those who appreciate attention to detail when it comes to exteriors. Additionally, features such as the exit warning, the driver-oriented display, and the driving mode selector (dynamic, comfort, auto, individual, and efficiency) make for a compelling consideration. 

Stylishly Spirited: The Audi Q3 

When it comes to compact SUVs, the Audi Q3 is an exceptional choice. It is much smaller in size than the majority of SUVs on the market, but it has redefined what luxury means from an adventurer’s perspective. 

Visually striking, the Audi Q3 is designed for the family without compromising on style or exclusivity in any way. Base models start with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and a 7-speed automated transmission gearbox. Fuel consumption is on par with the rest of the SUV segment, with a reasonable 8.3 L/100 km. 

A car that is made for driving, on and off-road, promises a comfortable and connected experience for every journey. It has a large luggage capacity of 550 litres but can be extended with the split-fold rear seating to an incredible 1525 litres. USB portability, smartphone integration, and wireless charging all make for an upmarket adventure.

Audi’s range is more than just capable cars; it is a statement of urban elegance and practicality. Advanced engineering ensures a smooth, almost effortless drive in any condition. No matter the car, it’s guaranteed to rise to the occasion with confidence and style.

At Motus Select, we bring you an enthralling selection of modern, sleek Audi models tailored to your tastes. Hatchback, sedan, or SUV, our range is bound to command attention in the best way possible. Luxury, performance, and innovation shape every car from this iconic brand, making for an unparalleled driving experience no matter your preference.

Find your dream Audi for sale, exclusive to Motus Select. Make every drive an elevated one when you shop our specials on premium luxury and performance in a variety of high-end cars.

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Top Trips To Take With The Toyota Hilux This April

Top Trips To Take With The Toyota Hilux This April

Let’s be honest: this mid-year break couldn’t have come at a better time. In between work deadlines, school projects, grocery runs, and daily traffic, a holiday sounds perfect. Especially as we wave goodbye to the last few days of warm South African sun before we hit the winter chill. 

With all the public holidays this month, it’s the ideal time to explore with the family. Our country is diverse, from its breathtaking landscapes and unique terrains to its bustling cities. Take advantage of the long weekends with the more-than-capable Toyota Hilux for sale.

Before you head off and make some unforgettable memories on the road, you need a trusted, reliable, and comfortable bakkie. The Hilux will not disappoint with its tough exteriors, exclusive interiors, all-powerful engine, and drivetrain. 

That said, here are some of the best road trips to take in your Hilux this April.

Fun in the Free State

Whether driving the N3 from Johannesburg or Durban, making a quick turn at Harrismith will have you on your way to the quaint town of Clarens. A must-see for anyone passing through the Free State, it offers a wonderful take on countryside living. Visiting the charming cafes alongside their art galleries or meeting the locals all make for a memorable weekend away. 

The convenient tech features within the cabin of the Toyota Hilux (on the latest models) keep you company all the way. Smartphone compatibility lets you pair with either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. With nine high-powered JBL speakers, you can happily sing along without a care in the world. Not only do you get access to all your music, but you can also enjoy the hands-free system. This allows you to stay focused on the road, hands on the wheel, even while taking a quick call. 

West Coast Cruising

The Western Cape needs no introduction. It offers natural marvels, breathtaking beaches, a melting pot of culture, and world-class Cape Town. For those outside the province, it can be a long drive, but it is more than worth it. 

As you venture into the icy Atlantic or enjoy the penguins waddling around over at Boulder Beach, you will need a vehicle that handles the city and coast with ease. The Toyota Hilux is the perfect bakkie for your Cape Town trip. 

Illuminated door panels, an automated roller shutter, and an 8-inch touchscreen display system on certain models all make for an elevated but practical drive. Additional lighting is helpful while you enjoy the nightlife of the city. The automated roller shutter can ensure your luggage stays secure, and the display system can aid with navigation. 

Kicking It Up in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal is the premier choice for local tourists looking to make the most of the long weekend. With good reason too, as it offers sun, sand, and sight-seeing unlike anywhere else in the country. 

Whether lazing around Thompson’s Bay in Ballito on a warm day sounds like the perfect holiday to you or making your way across the spirited Oribi Gorge bridge in the South Coast, there’s something for everyone in KZN. 

Luckily, the Toyota Hilux is more than ready to tackle it all with its impressive suite of safety systems, including front and rear parking distance sensors to aid in tricky situations, trailer sway control for improved manoeuvrability, and a reverse camera for enhanced visibility. 

Toyota: Taking You Places 

Toyota is a much-loved car brand in South Africa. With an ever-growing consumer market, it offers economic appeal, modern amenities, and optimal performance. From the notable Corolla to the standout Yaris, it designs and produces cars that simply meet South African pockets and preferences. 

And when it comes to the Toyota Hilux, there is no exception. They have positioned themselves at the forefront of the industry with the legendary Hilux. With its sculpted curves, aggressive styling, and larger-than-life exteriors, it certainly commands attention with every turn. 

Depending on the model and generation of your choice, you can shop between 2.7L right up to a 4.0L diesel engine in the Toyota Hilux for sale. There are manual and automated options, with a strong focus on derivatives separated by their 4x2 or 4x4 functionality. It’s a beast, ready to tackle every terrain, and it can be yours today with our wide range at affordable prices. 

So whether you’re planning on driving down the Wild Coast, stopping by beautiful Namqualand, or exploring the Kruger National Park up in Mpumalanga, the Toyota Hilux will take you there. 

Make every drive and adventure a memorable one with the Toyota Hilux for sale by your side. Exhilarating coastlines, and mountainous trails—do it all in the bakkie ready to conquer every terrain.

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What's in Store for Volkswagen's SUVs in SA?

What's in Store for Volkswagen's SUVs in SA?

No car brand is more iconic than the ever-stylish Volkswagen. The undeniable cool IT factor is reiterated across their entire lineup of new and used Volkswagen cars. Ranking highly among South Africans, the sleek lines, innovative technology, and exceptional craftsmanship make it a winner.

Most recently, though, the brand has started focusing on perfecting its SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) range. Versatility, performance, and comfort are always the key focus of their design. This is no different from the VW Tiguan, T-Cross, and Touareg. With 2024 well on its way, the German car manufacturer has announced promising updates to take note of for these popular models. 

An Enhanced Tiguan

VW is bringing the heat with an all-new third-generation Tiguan straight to our shores later this year. Previous derivatives have proved to be exceptional SUVs that offer incredible value and versatility. 

That said, the new Tiguan is coming with several engine options, ranging from hybrid to all-electric. The SUV’s length has also increased to 32mm, with no adjustments to the wheelhouse. Interestingly enough, the brand has decided to do away with the 7-seater Allspace model but has increased the SUV to a whopping 37-litre luggage capacity. 

The revamped interiors include ambient lighting and, more notably, an augmented reality heads-up display as an optional feature on the new Tiguan offering. The cockpit has also had a touch of reorganisation, with the transmission lever relocated to the steering column to add space to the centre console. 

The T-Cross Refresh 

The T-Cross, while small in size, is mighty in appeal. It has simply outperformed in our market, attracting people looking for just a little more space. With that said, it’s time for a refresh, and Volkswagen has made several improvements to the T-Cross. Starting with an updated bumper to incorporate the cutting-edge IQ. Light technology. 

Additionally, the Matrix LED headlamp has been included, which features the dynamic LED signature with light bars in the grille and tailgate. The brand has also announced that three new exterior colours have been added to the lineup, with 16- and 17-inch alloy designs to follow. You can also look forward to the newly redesigned infotainment display.

The Energised Touareg 

The third-generation Touareg is getting a major upgrade, which is good news for drivers looking for more variety in VW’s SUV lineup. It combines space, comfort, and practicality all in one with its larger-than-life silhouette and five doors. 

Picture this: reimagined bumpers on both the front and rear that will make space for the intelligent IQ. Lighting signature systems. This update will also introduce the LED light bar and red backlit VW badging, visible on the vehicle’s tailgate. 

The SUV has a redesigned cockpit, with instrument clusters and display screens ergonomically placed for best use by the driver. Moreover, expect new driving support systems such as travel assist, trailer assist, and night vision to improve every journey. Other interior additions include fast-charging 45W USB-C ports, a 730-watt Dynaudio sound system, and ErgoComfort seating with a massage function for the R-Line model.

VW is certainly posed for an exhilarating year ahead in South Africa with the T-Cross, Touareg, and Tiguan. While there is a push towards innovation and refinement, the one thing that you can count on is that any used Volkswagen car is as good as new. The engineering, vision, and craftsmanship behind these vehicles are simply superior. With our range of high-end, high-performing VW cars, you can look forward to driving a car that meets your needs in every way. 

Discover our selection of used Volkswagen cars today and experience “Das Auto” and German excellence firsthand. Find yours and drive home with confidence.

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