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  • Used KIA For Sale: Should You Choose Manual Or Automatic?
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    Used KIA For Sale: Should You Choose Manual Or Automatic?

  • Final Call! Snatch Up the 2023 Kia Rio Before it's Too Late
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    Final Call! Snatch Up the 2023 Kia Rio Before it's Too Late

  • Award Winning Safety: Family Trips with C-Class Confidence
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    Award Winning Safety: Family Trips with C-Class Confidence

  • The Kombi Evolution: From Hippie to Happening
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    The Kombi Evolution: From Hippie to Happening

  • Can Robots Build Better Cars? Audi's AI Advantage
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    Can Robots Build Better Cars? Audi's AI Advantage

  • Budget-Friendly & Beginner Approved: The Hyundai i10
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    Budget-Friendly & Beginner Approved: The Hyundai i10

Used KIA For Sale: Should You Choose Manual Or Automatic?

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Used KIA For Sale: Should You Choose Manual Or Automatic?

Used KIA For Sale: Should You Choose Manual Or Automatic?

If you've decided it's time to trade in your current vehicle and have your eye on a really enticing used KIA for sale, you will be faced with various things to consider. What's your budget? What are your lifestyle needs and which model will be best suited to accommodate it? Do you have colour preferences or want a particular year's model? In addition to all these factors, you may also be undecided about whether going for a manual or automatic transmission model is best. If you're still on the fence or don't really know what the differences are between them, beyond the obvious, read on. 

Manual transmission cars are still very popular and in use in South Africa, unlike in some other countries where they have begun being phased out by automatic cars. Because of this, the option between the two is readily available for most cars and what you buy mostly depends on your own personal preferences and needs. You may find that an automatic vehicle is more convenient or better suits your needs, especially if you're stuck in rush hour traffic almost daily. 

Manual Transmission: An Overview

Pros:

  • Cost: Firstly, manual transmission models almost always come with a cheaper price tag than their automatic counterparts. Whether you buy one brand new and straight off the ship or go for a pre-owned model of the same kind, you're going to pay less for a manual version. 
  • Driver Control: A manual transmission vehicle is almost entirely reliant on the driver's actions, meaning you have full control over when, how and how much the car responds as you drive. If you prefer knowing exactly how your car will perform and react to your specific instructions, manual is the better option.
  • Service and Parts: Manual transmission engines are less expensive to service and the cost of parts is less than that of automatic versions. This is simply because the structure of the system isn't as deeply interconnected as that of an automatic vehicle.

Cons:

  • Resale Value: As we mentioned earlier, manual transmission cars cost less than automatic versions, and this remains the case when you decide to sell or trade in your car. 
  • Driver Fatigue: If you're constantly out in heavy traffic and have to spend every day in rush hour gridlocks to work and back, driving a manual car can be exhausting. While this may be manageable for many people, if you're elderly or suffer from chronic medical conditions that affect your physical stamina, this can become a very taxing part of your day. 
  • Constant Precision: A manual car is mechanically built to respond to the driver, which means that if you fail to react properly, the car will fail to respond properly. This needs to be considered if you're living in a hilly area where there are many occasions that you'll have to start and drive off on a steep incline or have to be very alert to navigate twists and turns on the road. If you're prone to anxiety or a very new driver, these can be quite daunting to deal with. You also need to consider that, depending on your driving style, you may be wearing out parts like your gearbox, brakes and other components. This can happen by shifting gear at the wrong time, forcing your car to respond suddenly when an even transmission would have been better, or simply accidentally shifting into reverse or a much lower gear when you're moving at a much higher speed, resulting in damage.

Automatic Transmission: An Overview

Pros: 

  • Easier Driving: An automatic car doesn't have a manual clutch and basically only requires you to push the petrol or the brakes as you drive. This is ideal for people who aren't physically capable of effortlessly dealing with constant gear changes and shifts while driving. It also makes spending time in traffic much less straining, as you won't need to constantly shift between first and second gear as you sit in a snail-paced line. 
  • Fuel Economy: Overall, the fuel usage of manual and automatic cars are basically on par these days. Automatic cars have been technically enhanced over the years and provide you with a more even driving experience, which translates to not wasting fuel unnecessarily. This may not seem like a big deal, but if you consider that most manual car drivers don’' drive efficiently by changing gears at the best time or pushing their cars to speed up too fast or in the wrong gear, it all adds up. So yes, you may end up paying more initially for the car, but over the years you'll save quite a lot on petrol, as compared to driving a manual car.

Cons:

  • Initial Cost: Yes, you're going to pay more for an automatic vehicle, whether it's new or used. In spite of all the potential benefits, this may mean that an automatic falls outside of your available budget unless you resort to buying a much older model that is affordable to you. 
  • Service and Parts: Automatic vehicles were designed to essentially take all the heavy thinking and effort out of driving. This means that it's a far more complex system overall, with almost every part having an electronic configuration and impacting the entire car's function. The transmission also has significantly more moving parts, to take over that task from the driver. That means if something goes wrong with it, much more work has to go into diagnostics and repairs, as the vehicle is programmed and needs to be carefully calibrated. For this reason, your service costs, repair costs and mechanical parts are going to cost you more than that of a manual car. 
  • Monotony: If you're going to go with an automatic vehicle, be ready to accept that driving will be a lot less interactive and therefore quite boring and arduous. If you only drive for the sake of getting from A to B with as little effort as possible, great. If you're someone who loves the actual experience of driving and seeing what your car can do under certain conditions, however, an automatic will have you bored to tears and feeling frustrated over the lack of control in no time.

We hope this information will be useful to you as you search for that ideal used KIA for sale. Remember to check in on our website often as we stock various KIA models and have made every effort to prepare each vehicle to be in great condition before we put them up for sale.  

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Final Call! Snatch Up the 2023 Kia Rio Before it's Too Late

Final Call! Snatch Up the 2023 Kia Rio Before it's Too Late

As the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end," and the Kia Rio is no exception. The South Korean car brand announced its departure from our sunny shores last year, a trend we have seen with other hatchbacks such as the Nissan Micra or Ford Fiesta previously. It’s understandably a popular car, with personality-packed design and convenient features to improve every journey; it’s an almost perfect hatch, in our opinion. 

This compact car is quickly speeding off our showroom floors, and here’s why:

City-Slick and Stylish 

Hatchbacks have come a long way, from cheap materials to lacklustre design. You’ll find high-end craftsmanship today, from chrome finishes to meticulously trimmed seating. The Kia Rio is one example of this move towards modern, improved interiors with standard features such as its 8-inch touchscreen. Standout exteriors give off a contemporary look with distinctive sport-like accents. 

More than that, the brand has always boasted an impressive fuel economy rate across its lineup. The Kia Rio has been no exception, with an astoundingly low 6.0 litres per 100km. 

Inspired Ingenuity 

The Kia Rio is equipped with several features that are not only convenient but also innovative. USB ports, Bluetooth functionality, and smartphone integration make for seamless connections on the go. Further, it has safety systems that support your every move. These include rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, and park distance control on certain models. 

Kia has had to contend with different misconceptions about hatchbacks for years, especially because they produce exceptional cars. For one, people assume that because the majority of hatchbacks are more affordable than other types of vehicles, they have less value to offer. But it’s clear that the 2023 Kia Rio begs to differ.

For South African drivers, the Kia Rio has easily taken first place as the go-to hatchback choice of many. It has effortlessly brought together style, performance, and innovation, all while remaining exceptionally affordable. Its fuel efficiency and stealthy handling make it a smart choice, another reason why it has done so well to date. 

As demand in the second-hand market grows, Motus Select makes it clear: the Kia Rio will remain legendary in our market.

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Award Winning Safety: Family Trips with C-Class Confidence

Award Winning Safety: Family Trips with C-Class Confidence

Family is everything, and ensuring they are well-cared for and safe is likely your highest priority. That’s where the safety features of a Mercedes Benz for sale come into play. This world-renowned brand has become known for its indulgent interiors, excellent engine performance, and a resolute reputation that has stood the test of time. 

Their C-Class models, the C180, C200, and C220, are all fine examples of their exceptional safety-focused approach to car-making. 

Let’s take a closer look at how these cars fare when it comes to your family’s safety. 

Proactive Protection 

First up is the innovative Pre-Safe® system, which is an optional add-on in the C-Class range. In the C180, this feature keeps you alert and aware, helping you avoid potential collisions. Seat belts are automatically tightened, and the front passenger seat is adjusted to a safer position—even the windows and panoramic sunroofs are closed. 

One standard feature you will find in the Mercedes-Benz C200 is the active brake assist, which is a highly supportive system. This monitors traffic conditions and will alert you to potential collisions in your path. Additionally, if you do not respond quickly, the system will automatically apply brakes to mitigate an accident. 

Another standard feature found in the C220 is the blind spot assist. This is especially helpful when there is heavy traffic on the highway. It will alert you to vehicles in your blind spot using its radar system that detects non-visible cars and gives you audible warnings to respond appropriately. 

Economically Efficient 

Car shopping with family in mind requires options that are tailored for every journey. The C-Class range is designed with just this in mind, allowing you to switch up the city for the school holidays as you please. 

The Mercedes-Benz C180 is a worthwhile consideration if you are looking for pocket-friendly performance. It has several variants on the market to choose from, but the latest models include a turbocharged engine in both petrol and diesel options. Fuel economy is where it excels, with average consumption rates achieving an astounding low of 6.8L. 

Then we have the C200, made to drive through the city and explore the countryside. It gives you responsive handling, fuel efficiency, and the extra power you need. This sedan is available in several derivatives, but you can expect a four-cylinder petrol or diesel engine on newer models. Reaching top speeds of almost 246 km/h, it does well with an impressive 6.8L/100km fuel consumption rate on average. 

For balanced versatility with a powerful engine, the C220 is the way to go. It has a diesel engine, a smooth 9-speed automated transmission gearbox, and 147 kW/440 Nm of torque in the latest range. The variants also notably achieve an exceptional fuel economy rate of 7.1 L/100 km on average.

Capably Confident

Safety first, performance second, and comfort coming in third place are all keys to a good family vehicle. The C-Class range at Motus Select checks all the boxes by providing a luxurious experience for every passenger. 

This is based on two aspects: comfort and convenience. Spacious interiors, ample cargo storage, and legroom across the C180, C200, and C220 will ensure your family travels in comfort, no matter the journey.

Lastly, the advanced infotainment systems throughout the C-Class range offer convenient features for the whole family. High-resolution displays, instinctive controls, and several connectivity options promise that every trip will be enjoyable.

Adaptable All-Rounders

The Mercedes-Benz brand may not exude the aggressiveness of some family-favourite SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) or bakkies, but they are exceptionally agile and responsive. For families who enjoy comfort, luxury, and safety, the C-Class range is the ideal selection of cars to shop from.

The C180 is an excellent choice for families seeking an economical yet capable vehicle. Its turbocharged engine delivers outstanding fuel efficiency while maintaining impressive performance. It is the ideal companion for those quick weekends away, for a break from the bustling city.

The C200 offers a superb balance of power and efficiency. Its robust engine provides more horsepower than the C180, catering to those who enjoy a lively driving experience. The C200 is adaptable to various driving conditions, making it a versatile option for more adventurous families.

For thrill-seeking families, the C220 is the better fit. Its more powerful engine and enhanced torque ensure that it can tackle diverse terrains with ease. Despite its impressive performance, the C220 maintains excellent fuel efficiency, offering a practical and exciting driving experience as you travel to the quieter attractions around the country.

When it comes to choosing the right vehicle for your family, you need to consider more than just looks and performance. You need to ensure that every drive is safe and comfortable. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class range offers you award-winning safety and luxurious comforts, making it the perfect choice for peace of mind on South African roads.

Ready to elevate your family trips with a Mercedez Benz for sale? Experience premium safety with Motus Select’s excellent C-Class collection. 

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The Kombi Evolution: From Hippie to Happening

The Kombi Evolution: From Hippie to Happening

The Kombi is an iconic symbol of the free-spirited 1960s. It exuded adventure, appealed to family, and was functionally fun. But over time, these vehicles haven't been as popular as they used to be. 

Luckily for you, old is gold, in our opinion, and so are Kombis. Racing ahead, they are still incredibly versatile, but there are serious upgrades and design overhauls. Kombis are now the ideal cars for those who enjoy the slower life or are chasing after memories with their family. 

We take a look at exceptional cars you should consider this month, from our Volkswagens for sale to the Hyundai Staria. 

A Journey Through Time: The Volkswagen Kombi

The Volkswagen Kombi is a South African institution, so much so that we refer to almost every MPV we see as a "Kombi." As efficient as it is economical, the Kombi is truly legendary in our books. Despite numerous facelifts, the Kombi has maintained its instantly recognised design. Another memorable quality is its reliable power and performance. 

The latest range is no exception, with three distinct engine options: 81 kW, 110 kW, and 146 kW. It also averages a remarkable 6.6 litres per 100km.In keeping with the times, this VW’s functional features have been upgraded significantly in recent years. The driver assistance systems are the main highlight. 

The suite includes crosswind alert, park distance control, a rear-view camera, and a post-collision braking system on the latest models. More than looks or legacy, the Kombi heightens every drive with exceptional convenience and comfort. 

Straight From The Future: The Hyundai Staria

Hyundai has taken a bold step into the future of passenger vehicles with its Kombi offering. The Staria is a true MPV (multi-purpose vehicle), but with a sleek, forward-thinking design that helps it stand apart from competitors in the segment. 

This is a car that will meet all your space needs with ample cargo, seating, and legroom. The range carries four variants, all equipped with a 2.2L diesel engine and an 8.7L/100km fuel economy rate to consider. The models are also offered in 9-seater and 11-seater derivatives.

For a weekend away, you need more than just extra space. Staria heeds the call with its feature-packed offering. These include wireless charging, blind-spot monitoring, and daytime running lights. These elevate the experience of the driver but also keep you aware and alert throughout your journey. 

The Modern-Day Icon: The Ford Tourneo

When you think of Ford, you think of quality that you can rely on. The American heavyweight has brought us a lineup of ingenious cars, from the practical Ecosport to the sporty Mustang or rugged Ranger. 

The Ford Tourneo is an inspired take on what makes an MPV, an MPV. It’s a minivan head-turner with contemporary features and economical performance. The range carries five variants that differ between a 2L and a 2.2L diesel engine. The Tourneo also comes in manual and automated transmission options that achieve a notably low 6.5L/100km fuel economy rate. 

With seating available for eight passengers comfortably, there is removable space to increase cargo room for additional luggage. This MPV also has an agile suite of safety features to help you feel secure, no matter the road. These include ISOFIX child mounts, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), adaptive load control, and even rearview cameras on the latest generations. 

Breaking Boundaries on a Budget: The Toyota Quantum 

Now, you may find yourself surprised to find the Toyota Quantum on this list of Kombis to consider when car shopping. But we assure you, it is certainly well-deserved. It’s a large MPV that has more to offer you than just space. 

For starters, it is currently available in eight variants in the latest generation. Each Quantum is fitted with a 2.8-litre diesel engine and an RWD (rear-wheel-drive) drivetrain that is available in both manual and automated transmission gearboxes. It also has an exceptionally acceptable fuel economy rate of 8.7 litres per 100km. 

This very South African MPV comes in 6 and 9-seater options on base models to give you options when on a budget. Features like BA (Brake Assist), lane-keeping alert, traction control, and hill-assist control are available on the newest models. All of these come in handy when tackling city traffic or waiting for Wildstock to pass by while on holiday. 

Generally speaking, the earnest-looking Kombi has come a long way, from its hippie days to a much-needed MPV for those customers looking for exceptional value. It has an undeniable appeal that hints at nostalgia in the best way. 

Today’s minibus bus offerings are designed to cater to a wide market, from families to startup businesses, because of their versatility, economy, and reliability. Whether you are drawn to the sleekness of the new or pulled in by the timeless, we are sure to have a Kombi perfect for you. 

Take a drive down kombi memory lane in a newer and much-improved Volkswagon for sale from Motus Select, bound for adventures and memories. 

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Can Robots Build Better Cars? Audi's AI Advantage

Can Robots Build Better Cars? Audi's AI Advantage

Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly transforming the way industries work, and the automotive sector is no exception. Robotic-powered design and manufacturing are revolutionising how cars are built. 

According to Audi, the car manufacturer has begun significant work towards implementing an AI system that will act as a quality control check during the construction phase. With Audi leading the charge, the brand is moving towards automotive innovation by incorporating AI into its manufacturing operations. 

If you're in the market for an Audi for sale, you'll be pleased to know that the precision and efficiency provided by AI make it a worthwhile investment.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at what this means for Audi in South Africa.

Amplified Accuracy

AI is precise and consistent, which is one of the most important selling points. So much so that it is the perfect tool to use in car manufacturing. These tools work quickly and accurately to perform the specified task at hand. This gives Audi a competitive edge, as every car will now roll off the production line, perfect to the highest standards. 

The Audi A1, a compact hatchback known for its styling and handling, can benefit immensely from a robotic-powered production process. Already a fine piece of machinery, it comes in five variants, with a petrol engine and S Tronic automated transmission options. 

On higher-spec models, you can expect an average urban-cycle fuel consumption rate of 8.2 L/100 km and torque of 320 Nm. With exact precision, the margin of error can be immensely reduced, ensuring meticulous welding and workmanship in this dynamic hatch, giving you peace of mind with every journey. 

While the pilot implementation of AI into Audi’s cars is still in its early stages, it will be used to perfect their already stellar lineup. The brand is known for its automotive excellence, but with artificial intelligence driving its production, it’s bound to make a significant difference with consumers.



Enhanced Efficiency 

AI redefines efficiency with its ability to work continuously and still deliver consistent results. This can significantly speed up production processes in the car industry, leaving manufacturers such as Audi to focus on innovation. 

Take the Audi A5, a popular coupe. With AI backing up the production of this in-demand car, it’s bound to create an efficient process all around. This standout car is equipped with a petrol engine and a 7-speed automated transmission gearbox. It reaches an exceptional 8.5L/100km fuel economy rate, with top speeds of almost 240 km/H on the highest-attributed models. 

The production line can quickly work to deliver cars like the A5, while still ensuring that every product that leaves is of the highest quality. Increased workflows for Audi will ensure that the brand stays ahead of the industry with the ability to adapt to changes and seamlessly integrate improvements into their lineup. 

Superior Safety 

Relying on AI to keep you safe, Audi is investing in their reputation and products for the long run. Using robotic-powered systems, quality control checks can be efficiently carried out. This ensures that rigorous safety checks will always be followed through, which can be missed by the human eye. 

The level of inspection conducted by AI will ensure that your Audi Q7 meets the highest standards before it even reaches the showroom floor. The Q7 range carries three variants currently, with diesel-powered engines and Tiptronic transmissions. On average, it reaches a top speed of 225 km/h and a remarkable fuel economy rate of 9.4L/100km. 

AI, coupled with Audi’s stringent safety standards—in line with European guidelines, is guaranteed to produce cars of the highest quality. This means that Audi is securing your future by providing you with a vehicle that is made for driving, built with supportive systems, and enhanced to respond quickly. 

With the integration of AI into its current production processes, Audi promises better cars and better experiences. Whether you're driving the compact Audi A1 through the city, exploring neighbouring provinces, or embarking on an adventure in the Audi Q7, you can be sure you are buying unparalleled quality. The future is here; are you ready to drive it?

Experience the AI advantage with Motus Select’s extensive collection of world-class vehicles. Find your Audi for sale and experience its innovation firsthand.

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Budget-Friendly & Beginner Approved: The Hyundai i10

Budget-Friendly & Beginner Approved: The Hyundai i10

Navigating the second-hand car market can be daunting. An uphill climb of high prices and low-quality pickings. Plus, prices skyrocketing to never-before-seen heights can leave you feeling faint with concern as you do the math. 

Luckily for you, despite the endless options, possibilities, and decisions to be made, Motus Select has you covered. Because there is one car that stands tall despite its nimble size: the Hyundai i10

For the budget-conscious and new drivers, it’s the ideal starter car to check all your boxes. It offers you incredible value for money, exceptional reliability, and reasonable performance. 

Tallying Up the i10’s Performance

The Hyundai Grand i10 comes in five variants in its instantly recognised range. It has varied petrol engines, such as its 1.0L and 1.2L. The i10 is also available in manual and automated transmission options. 

With three-cylinder or four-cylinder engine variations, you can expect slight differences in torque and fuel economy. For example, max speeds can reach an expected 167 km/h and achieve a low 5.5 litres per 100km, depending on the model. 

For first-time drivers, university students, or the newly employed, having a vehicle that you can rely on helps with those beginner jitters. Because of its size, the Hyundai i10 is great at manoeuvrability. The compact frame makes turning circles less constricted and helps with those tight parking spots. 

Weighing Up The i10’s Design

Hatchbacks have become popular options because of their city-slick looks and contemporary design. An improvement, so to speak, on the conventional box-shaped sedan. This brings us to the Hyundai Grand i10, small in size but large in personality—it certainly impresses. 

Compact yet stylish, the exteriors are promising with their sporty design. The variants were first introduced in five vibrant colours, and the fluid derivatives offered a two-tone colour combination. 

The interior, while not vast in size, does have a certain suaveness to it. Depending on the model, it has carefully trimmed red lines, leather-fitted steering wheels, and a gear knob with soft-touch plastic moulding around the cabin. And while space can be a squeeze inside, it still gives you practical storage solutions with its door panels and front middle console.

Counting On The i10’s Features 

When it comes to city cars, features are a big selling point. Because of their small size, these vehicles need to offer drivers a convenient, comfortable, and supported drive. The good news is that the Hyundai Grand i10 does just that with its high-value suite of features available on the latest models.

There is an infotainment touchscreen display that elevates the drive for both the driver and passenger. It has smartphone integration, which makes staying connected on the go much easier and safer. This, coupled with the Bluetooth feature, makes for a more memorable journey as you switch between playlists seamlessly. 

The USB ports and wireless charging functions are also practical features that are valuable add-ons for new drivers—a must these days. But the elevated experience is in the finer details too. Take the courtesy lights, park distance warning, airbags, side protection beams, and the driver-controlled central locking system.

Finding your ideal car to take on the big city can be nerve-wracking, especially in such a saturated market. But the Hyundai i10 shines as a beacon of affordable quality that you can depend on for every journey. From its exceptionally low price tag to its efficient performance, the i10 delivers on all fronts.

Experience unbeatable affordability and reliable quality with Motus Select’s range of incredible Hyundai i10s.

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