Sum­mer Rides

We’re fi­nally say­ing good­bye to the win­ter blues and hello to the sum­mer sun. Here are six cars you’ll want on your radar

Women's Health (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - By Juliet McGuire

You’ll want to cruise into the sun­set with these new cars

Ford EcoSport

This pop­u­lar com­pact fam­ily car is great for trips along the coast, es­pe­cially with its award­win­ning 1.0- litre Eco­boost en­gine and a claimed fuel con­sump­tion of just 5.4l/ 100km. This car has such an ap­peal­ing de­sign and is jam- packed with fea­tures that make it stand out as a great value- for- money pur­chase. And i f it ’s dirt roads you like to ven­ture on, no prob­lem, the EcoSport is more than ca­pa­ble. PRICE FROM R264 500

Porsche Cayenne

No sum­mer hol­i­day is com­plete with­out a road trip and the new Porsche Cayenne lets you do it in style! It ’s just ar­rived and is sportier, quicker and qui­eter than ever be­fore. It cer­tainly sets the bench­mark for all sport SUVs. This kind of l ux­ury doesn’t come cheap, but you will be left want­ing noth­ing when you sit be­hind the wheel of this pre­mium beast. PRICE FROM R1 142 000

Suzuki Jimny

The long- awaited fourth- gen­er­a­tion Suzuki Jimny has fi­nally landed on our shores. Just pic­ture your­self hit­ting the moun­tain tops in this cute- asa- but­ton, but hard- as- nails off- roader. It ’ ll be avail­able in deal­er­ships from No­vem­ber 2018 and with a 1. 5- litre en­gine that uses 14 per­cent less fuel than the pre­vi­ous 1. 3- litre, you’ll def­i­nitely be see­ing many of these on our roads by the De­cem­ber hol­i­days. PRICE E S TIMAT ED FROM R265 000

Haval H6 C

This Chi­nese l ux­ury brand is mak­ing waves in SA with its SUVs and the H6 C is an af­ford­able of­fer­ing to any­one need­ing space at a price that is un­beat­able in its seg­ment. There are loads of fea­tures packed into this com­pact SUV and it will make those hol­i­day trips an ab­so­lute dod­dle. Think cruise con­trol, cli­mate con­trol, front and rear park dis­tance con­trol with rear cam­era and, for your pas­sen­gers, rear air vents… To name but a few cool fea­tures. PRICE FROM R329 900

MercedesBenz A- Class

Look­ing bet­ter than it ever has, the new Mercedes- Benz A- Class is so packed with tech­nol­ogy, it ’s the most con­nected com­pact hatch­back on the mar­ket. Head to your favourite sum­mer hang- out with just a few words, “Hey Mercedes, take me to my favourite spot,” and let the car do the rest. This is pre­mium l ux­ury at its best. PRICE FROM R499 000

Re­nault Duster

This flag­ship model for Re­nault has just seen the new gen­er­a­tion ar­rive and it ’s as tough, as durable, as prac­ti­cal and as af­ford­able as ever. Like the Jimny, you get that go- any­where feel­ing when you’re sit­ting be­hind the wheel. Why not take your­self off on an ad­ven­ture and ex­plore the un­known in this not- so- baby 4X4. PRICE ON AP P L IC ATIO N

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