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New car diary for December 2023

Make: BYD

Model: Seal

Released: Dec 2023


Three variants of all electric sedan to undercut Tesla Model 3. RWD single- and AWD dual-motor powertrains available, all powered by Blade battery pack. Extensive features list across range; flagship to offer impressive 390kW/670Nm output and claimed 3.8sec 0-100km/h time.

read more about the BYD Seal

Make: Renault

Model: Megane - E-Tech

Released: Dec 2023

Renault’s Megane E-Tech crossover, built on the company’s CMF-EV platform, arrives powered by a single electric motor with FWD for a 454km range. Renault says the 110mm thick 60kWh battery is the slimmest on the market, lowering the centre of gravity for dynamic driving gains.

read more about the Renault Megane

Make: Nissan

Model: Z - Nismo

Released: Dec 2023

All 100 examples were sold within an hour of being made available to order. However, the hi-po, nine-speed auto-only Z-car is “dream worthy” with special equipment, body and track enhancements, and more power from its twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 rated at 313kW and 531Nm.

read more about the Nissan Z

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: GLC Coupe

Released: Dec 2023

Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic Coupe costs more than the wagon variant and is slightly larger than its predecessor. It runs a 190kW/400Nm twin-turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol with 48-volt mild hybrid assistance, all-wheel drive, and a nine-speed automatic transmission.

read more about the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

Make: Lexus

Model: LM

Released: Dec 2023

Lexus is due to launch its LM ‘Luxury Mover’ seven-seat family hauler in December with three trim grades. Petrol and hybrid two- and all-wheel drive configurations are available, all are said to offer levels of comfort and amenity usually associated with business class air travel.

read more about the Lexus LM

Make: Hyundai

Model: Kona - Hybrid

Released: Dec 2023

Three Kona petrol-electric HEV variants join petrol-only models with a battery electric (BEV) coming soon. Powered by a 104kW/265Nm petrol-electric combo driving the front wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, the HEV returns a claimed 3.9L/100km.

read more about the Hyundai Kona

Make: Hyundai

Model: Ioniq 6

Released: Dec 2023

Hyundai’s recently arrived and subsequently upgraded Ioniq 6 now includes a cheaper entry model with tax benefits. It has a smaller capacity battery, less standard equipment, and lower powered motor on the rear axle. Other variants score powertrain, battery and tech upgrades.

read more about the Hyundai Ioniq 6

Make: Hyundai

Model: Ioniq 5

Released: Dec 2023

A lower priced Ioniq 5 is now in its customer delivery phase, bringing an upgraded range for an improved price. The variant features a 58kWh battery pack and 125kW rear motor delivering 384km range. It neatly undercuts the most-affordable Tesla Model Y with solid tax benefits

read more about the Hyundai Ioniq 5

Make: GWM

Model: Tank - 300 Hybrid

Released: Dec 2023

Jeep Wrangler size and competitor the GWM Tank 300 Hybrid finally makes it into dealerships; the five-seat SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol/electric combination driving through a nine-speed automatic transmission with selectable four-wheel drive and tough ladder-frame chassis.


read more about the GWM Tank

Make: Ford

Model: Everest - Wildtrak

Released: Dec 2023


Penultimate Everest finally makes it into dealerships in top adventure trim with exclusive exterior and interior detailing. The limited-edition model is powered by a 184kW/600Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and full-time all-wheel drive.

read more about the Ford Everest

Make: Subaru

Model: Impreza

Released: Dec 2023

Sixth generation Impreza is a higher priced and significantly updated hatch-only model with carryover underpinnings. It features a familiar driveline with no hybrid or electrification offered locally. Powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder and CVT combination it outputs 115kW/196Nm.

read more about the Subaru Impreza

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