ID.4 will initially only be offered with rear-wheel-drive with a 225 kW all-wheel-drive joining in 2021.
A turbocharged 1.3-litre petrol is joined by a normally aspirated 1.6 hybrid paired to a clutchless four-speed automatic gearbox.
Although offered in Australia as the Everest Sport, no plans are currently in place to market it in South Africa.
Exterior remains untouched but the interior has been reworked and electrification added to all but two engines.
Kia’s sports sedan now makes exclusive use of the twin-turbocharged V6 engine with all-wheel-drive standard outside the UK.
Hyundai’s top-spec sedan gets sporty but sadly will remain forbidden fruit for South Africans.

Motoring News Audi’s R8 Nürburgring tribute unmasked

Only 50 of Ingolstadt’s tribute models to the Green Hell will be made.

Motoring News Officially out: BMW unleashes all-new South Africa-bound M3 and M4

More powerful than before and initially predicted, purists will miss-out as the automatic only Competition models are coming to South Africa.

Motoring News Long weekend getaway? Multiple R1k fines possible for expired license discs

A motorist operating an unlicensed motor vehicle on a public road can be fined R1,000, more than once.

Motoring News Is the TCR the fastest Volkswagen Golf GTI yet?

Limited edition model equipped to set the fastest 0-100 km/h time for a factory front-wheel drive hot hatch.

Motoring News Isuzu commences new D-Max testing but halts local debut due to Covid-19

“There is no point in launching it early if it does not meet the South African or African customer requirements”.

Motoring News Volkswagen plotting reported R version of next Ford Ranger-based Amarok

If given approval, expect the R to debut twelve months after the ‘standard’ Amarok.

Motorsport Motocross action returning to Pietermaritzburg this weekend

Event marks the first competitive round since February.

Love it or loathe it, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is here to stay

Motoring News Love it or loathe it, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is here to stay

Exterior styling and front-wheel drive system the major talking points.

Motoring News Toyota Land Cruiser 300 unveiling pushed back again to later 2021

Latest delay comes as a result of a lack of testing outside of Japan due to the Covid-19 international travel restrictions.

Motoring News Revived Toyota Starlet priced as replacement for Etios

Starlet name returns after a 21 year hiatus but touches down on South Africa shores for the first time

Motoring News Latest special edition Mini revealed as a tribute to 1964 Monte Carlo winner Hopkirk

Paddy Hopkirk edition mainly rates as an appearance package with no performance upgrades like the 1964 original.

Motorsport Red Star serves-up red hot weekend of action

No letting up as Red Star delivers the motorsport goods

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