Heels & Horsepower Magazine

New on the Tarmac: Meet the new Subaru Forester models

Subaru Southern Africa presents the MY2021 Subaru Forester with more power, new derivatives as well as more tech and practicality.  

It’s been 24 years since the first Subaru Forester defined what the world now refers to as the modern day SUV. It was a significant moment in the brand’s illustrious history, opening up a chapter that would see the Forester become the best-selling model in the company’s line-up. 

The new 2021 line-up welcomes the addition of 2 new flagship variantsStarting with the new Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport ES CVT, which is an entirely new derivative that brings a refreshing and sporty design to the model line-up. Designed for those seeking a car with practicality and sporty aesthetics, the Forester Sport exudes power and athleticism.  

Exterior design

From the front, key highlights are the modern ‘Hawkeye’ LED headlamps, a large grille, fog lamps and an underguard treatment for added protection during off road excursions. The roof rails have also been redesigned, now featuring loopholes on the higher spec models, for easier use of ropes and straps when tying down cargo. 

The introduction of the 2.5-litre models and the Sport model to the line-up gives our customers more options and a more personalised experience

 Nteo Nkoli, Marketing Lead for Subaru SA

Power & Performance

The 2.5-litre engine delivers 136kW of power, with maximum torque at 239Nm.  Despite the increase in power and performance, the 2.5-litre remains as efficient as the 2.0-litre model, delivering impressive fuel consumption figures of 7.6l/100km on the combined cycle. CO2 emissions are 193g/km. 


“The introduction of the 2.5-litre models and the Sport model to the line-up is so important for us as a brand, because it gives our customers more options and a more personalised experience,” says Nteo Nkoli, Marketing Lead for Subaru SA. “These long-awaited models are what many of our customers have been asking for, models that suit a particular lifestyle.” 

This Forester has scored 5-star safety ratings across all global ratings agencies. 

2021 Line-Up

Subaru Forester 2.0i-CVT                                                    R486 000

Subaru Forester 2.0i-S ES CVT                                           R564 000

Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport ES CVT                                     R599 000

Subaru Forester 2.5i-S ES CVT                                           R629 000

Each Subaru Forester model is sold with a 3yr/75 000km Maintenance Plan as well as the 5yr/150 000km Warranty. 

Kia reveals its first battery electric vehicle, the EV6

Kia Corporation has revealed the first images of the exterior and interior design of EV6, its first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV), ahead of the car’s world premiere.

EV6 was designed under the brand’s new design philosophy, ‘Opposites United’, which takes inspiration from the contrasts found in nature and humanity. At the centre of the design philosophy is a new visual identity evoking positive forces and natural energy, with contrasting combinations of sharp stylistic elements and sculptural shapes.

With EV6 we aimed to create a distinctive, impactful design

– Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Design Centre

Boasting a distinctive crossover-inspired design and based on the brand’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated BEV to be influenced by the new design philosophy, which embodies Kia’s shifting focus towards electrification.

“EV6, as the first dedicated Kia EV, is a showcase of human-centred, progressive design and electrified power. We strongly believe EV6 is a compelling and relevant model for the new EV market,” said Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Design Centre. “With EV6 we aimed to create a distinctive, impactful design by using a combination of sophisticated, high-tech features on pure and rich volumes while providing a unique space as a futuristic EV.”

EV6 will make its world premiere in March 2021, during a special online event.

New on the Tarmac: Meet the new Opel Corsa

Right on the heels of the the launch of the Opel Corsa Edition, comes the rest of the Corsa line-up

Opel recently launched the sixth generation Corsa and Elegance models, powered by either a 1.2 naturally aspirated or 1.2 Turbo engine. The two engines are offered in South Africa in conjunction with two gearboxes – the 5-speed manual and the 6-speed automatic shifter. The powertrains offer significant advantages such as lower fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions. 

Exciting & Approachable Technologies
  • 180⁰ View Reverse Camera
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front Pedestrian Detection
  • Collision Mitigation Braking 
  • 7” Touchscreen on Edition & Elegance derivatives
  • 7” Digital Cluster on Elegance
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto connectivity on Elegance
  • Heated Front Seats
  • LED Headlamps & High Beam Assist 
Model Range & Pricing
  • CORSA R 274 900 
  • CORSA EDITION  R 294 900  
  • CORSA ELEGANCE  R 386 900