6 new family-friendly SUVs

A look at some of SA’s newest SUVs to consider for you and your family…

We know that SUVs are popular in South Africa’s new car market and with so many new models out there, searching for the perfect one to suit your family’s needs can be overwhelming.

Safety, practicality and style are just some of the things you might have at the top of your preference list, and we’ve taken these into consideration as we update you on some of SA’s newest SUV models. Take a look at the list of new SUVs below – we’ve included a good mix of options for different budgets…

[PLEASE NOTE that the following deals are available through the respective manufacturers and financial institutions, and not through Women On Wheels and that the prices represented below are subject to change]

The Updated KIA Sportage

Car Review: Updated KIA Sportage

The updated KIA Sportage launched in the Cape this week (22 November 2018) to offer customers more style, a revised engine line-up and a better driving experience. With a strong heritage, along with a string of design awards and over 5 million units sold globally, the Sportage is one of KIA’s most successful nameplates.

We love: Bold, characterful, exterior styling and large range of standard features from Cruise Control to leather-wrapped steering wheel on its entry level 1.6 GDI Ignite model.

Priced from: R379 995

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The New BMW X4

The all-new BMW X4 follows the excitement of the new BMW X3 to offer something almost as practical, but with a bit more dynamism. The X4 is now available in South Africa and it is here to continue the success story of the first ever Sports Activity Coupe at the premium end of the mid-size class.

We love; Dynamic driving, sporty styling and premium interior for upmarket families.

Priced from: R843 000

The Updated Honda HR-V

Honda HR-V undergoes significant upgrade

The Honda HR-V recently underwent significant upgrades to offer new styling, an enhanced interior and upgraded equipment levels. Its sleek, coupé-like styling and robust attitude transforms this SUV into into a striking family car. Its large windscreen and side windows give you a great view of your surroundings while its large boot will easily accommodate all of your family’s luggage.

We love: Honda’s unique Magic Seat System which allows you to utilise more space. The HR-V also features model-specific upgrades to the upholstery, fabric and finishes.

Priced from R354 900

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The Mahindra KUV100 NXT

The updated Mahindra KUV100 launched alongside its bigger sibling, the XUV500 in October (2018) to offer new features and styling upgrades to this excellent value-for-money SUV. Its new look and bolder stance, along with safety features from airbags and ABS from its entry-level variant onwards are a good combination for young families looking for their first SUV.

We love: Unique personality, quirky driving dynamics and raised ride-height that gives you that ‘bakkie-driving’ feel.

Priced from: R134 999

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The New Hyundai Kona

Car Review- 2018 Hyundai Kona

The Kona’s expressive design and decent performance are just some of what might be behind the reason for it being nominated as a finalist in AutoTrader’s SA Car of the Year Awards. As the middle-child of the Creta and Tucson, Hyundai’s latest small SUV fills an important slot in Hyundai’s SUV range.

We love: Refreshing and perky exterior design and impressive driving quality (particularly in its 1-litre 3-cylinder manual version). Its fuel consumption is claimed as low as 6.8 litres/100km.

Priced from: R379 900

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The New Ford EcoSport

We drive the new Ford EcoSport 1.0 Titanium

The Ford EcoSport originally hit local shores in 2013 and quickly identified itself as an affordable small SUV, favoured among South African families in need of a sporty-looking, safe and efficient compact crossover. Now, in 2018 Ford has brought its new EcoSport to broaden the appeal by offering more safety features, an upgraded interior and enhanced connectivity.

We love: Compact enough for the city, comfortable enough for long road trips. Its auto option is great for city commutes while sophisticated driver assistance technology adds to its safety credentials.

Priced from: R267 500

Read more here.