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Wynland eie aan S’bosch ELBÉ VAN HEERDEN

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vier.

ynland Eiendomme in Dorpstraat het vanjaar reeds hul 22ste verjaardag in Stellenbosch ge-

Johan en Elza Scholtz het Wynland Eiendomme in Maart 1990 begin. Ná Johan se skielike afsterwe in 1993, het Elza die leisels oorgeneem as prinsipaal en die agentskap het bly groei. In Oktober 2011, ná 21 jaar, het sy die leisels uiteindelik aan ’n nuwe prinsipaal, René Mackie, oorhandig, wat dié eiendomsagentskap nou saam met háár man, Andrew Mackie, bestuur. Oor die jare heen het die agentskap saam met die mark gegroei en verander. Met ’n sterk span en deursettingsvermoë het hulle ’n fantastiese jaar agter die rug en het hulle meer as 36 eiendomme verkoop sedert die Mackies oorgeneem het. “Elza is egter self steeds baie aktief by die firma as senior verkoopsagent en bring ongelooflike insig ná al die jare in die Stellenbosch-eiendomsmark. Haar kennis en ondervinding van die dorp is absoluut onmisbaar,” het René gesê. “Elkeen van ons uiteenlopende agente bied ’n ander insig en gee ons ’n hupstoot wanneer dit kom by elkeen van ons individuele kliënte.” René het self jare se ondervinding in die plaaslike eiendomsmark aangesien sy, totdat hulle Wynland Eiendomme oorgeneem het, onder die vaandel van Matieland Eiendomme handel gedryf het. Die res van die span sluit Mitzi Boshoff (verkope) en Arina Craythorne en Tamsin Lang (verhuring) in. “Ons maak ook gebruik van Payprop, ’n moderne program om verhurings vir die eienaar, huurder en eiendomsagent te vergemaklik en ons diens meer vaartbelyn te maak. “As ’n plaaslike, individuele eiendomsagentskap het ons ’n goeie begrip van elkeen van ons kliënte se behoeftes. Ons lewer dus ’n uitsonderlike professionele, maar tog per-

Die span by Wynland Eiendomme is hier (van links) René Mackie (prinsipaal), Andrew Mackie (algemene bestuurder), Tamsin Lang (verhuring), Lucy Toutie, Elza Scholtz (verkoopsagent) en Arina Craythorne (verhuring). Mitzi Boshoff was nie beskikbaar vir die foto nie.

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soonlike diens. “Of jy ’n jong mens is wat vir die eerste keer begin werk in Stellenbosch, of as jong paartjie jou eerste huis wil koop, of ’n plekkie soek om in af te tree, ons bied iets vir almal. “Dis ’n emosionele besluit vir ’n familie wat hul droomhuis koop en ons bied dan die ondersteuning aan hulle.”

STELLENBOSCH R14 950 000

STELLENBOSCH

Bedrooms 7 | Bathrooms 7 | Garages 3

Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3 | Garages 2

De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate. Prestigious home. Exquisite plot. LA PASTORALE

R2 500 000

MOSTERTSDRIFT

R5 300 000

Kantoor 021 887 4740 Yolandé 082 579 0560 Welgevonden 021 889 9774 Renée 082 852 3910

De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate. In mint DIE BOORD SOETEWEIDE 13 R1 050 000 condition. Lovely views. Private garden WELGEVONDEN

Wynland Eiendomme het ook ’n verskeidenheid beleggingsmoontlikhede vir ouers wat vir hul kinders veilige studenteverblyf soek of ernstige beleggers wat hul kapitaal oor ’n tydperk wil laat groei. “Ons agente word persoonlik betrokke by elke kliënt en verstaan hul behoeftes en streef daarna om dit te bevredig.”

MANNHEIM

R3R845 100 000 000

R5 350 000

Bedrooms 3 | Bathroom 1 | Parking

This unique property offers a lovely old world character. Extra: Garden cottage. JAMESTOWN

R2 085 000

Hulle werk ook nou saam met plaaslike prokureur Ben van Heerden, wat al hul oordragtransaksies en ander wetlike aspekte van verkope hanteer. Wynland Eiendomme is geleë by Dorpstraat 75, Stellenbosch. Bel hulle gerus by 021 883 8192 of besoek www.wynlandproperties.co.za.

R2 160 000

PARADYSKLOOF

R4 650 000

Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Garages 2

Delightful and luxurious family home. Great value! Ample accommodation. JONKERSPARK

R2 750 000

Aan de Weber New Development: Plot and Plan with spacious floor plan: House: 187m² Plot: 375m² Slaapkamers 3 | Badkamers 2 | Motorhuis 1

Goeie ligging in gewilde woonbuurt. Mooi uitsigte! Nuut opgeknap.

Slaapkamers 3 | Badkamers 2 | Motorhuis 1

Puik dorphuis met ruim vloerplan en moderne afwerkings.

Bachelor | Bathroom 1 | Parking

Furnished Sectional Title Units. Luxurious interior.

Bachelor | Bathroom 1 | Parking

Stylish Sectional Title Units. Spacious floor plan.

Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 | Garages 2

Slaapkamers 3 | Badkamers 2 | Motorhuis 1

Rural feel and lovely mountain views.

Perfekte dorpshuis naby skole en US. Privaat tuin en swembad.


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Large family home - top area Sea views R4 850 000

www. moniquedamseauxproperties.co.za

NEW RELEASE CHARACTER HOME, PRIVACY PAREL VALLEI R4 200 000 North facing home offering : 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms 2 en suite Formal lounge with fire place, sep. dining room, family room to large covered terrace, pool and gazebo, Study area, kitchen, oven & hob, sep. laundry, store room, double garage auto & access PLUS sep self contained guest flatlet Well worth viewing - plot 2415 m2 Monique 083 675 3012 Joint Mandate

LOCK UP & GO OR AN INVESTMENT R550 000

1st Floor , 1 bedroom, bathroom en suite, lounge/dining room, kitchen, oven & hob, balcony, single garage, Auto door, ONLY 6 IN COMPLEX Immediate occupation Monique 083 675 3012

Sole agent

5 bedrooms , 4 bathrooms 3 en suite, formal lounge, sep. dining room, family room, 2 x studies Farm style kitchen, sep. laundry, breakfast area, large studio, d/garage, covered patio to pool and garden (plot 2319 m2) A MUST TO VIEW WEB MD 239 MONIQUE 083 675 3012 Sole mandate


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www.ikayaproperties.co. Office number: 021 851 1193 Fax number: 021 851 1645 Shop 20, Rola Centre, Caledon Str, Somerset West To all our loyal clients, colleagues and the whole of the Helderberg... We wish you a happy festive season and a wonderful new year! ON SHOW SUN 2-5 Caledon Street Urgent Sale 2 Bedr ground floor flat with garage in secure complex Karen 071 602 1090

Strand R699 000 In security complex. 2 Beds, spacious loft/study & garage Karen 071 602 1090

Drive safely and enjoy every moment. Festive property greetings to you all!

Dan van Zyl (Principal) 082 458 3867

WA N T E D ! ÂąR1 500 000 - 3 Bedroom townhouse close to Beaumont Primary School, Somerset West. ÂąR1 000 000 - 3 Bedroom house close to Lochnerhof Primary School, Strand Carin 083 469 1869

R1 150 000

New Release 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, tv room, garage & big garden.

Johlene 071 308 4327


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The elegantly decorated living room of the show house at the Somerset Lifestyel and Retirement Villagein Somerset West

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Elegant show house causes quite a stir T

he show house of The Somerset Lifestyle and Retirement Village, Somerset West’s new R750 million retirement and lifestyle development, has caused quite a stir, said Westacre Property Group developer Okkie Potgieter. The reaction follows the special care taken by Okkie Potgieter’s daughter, Renet, with the interior decorating and furnishing of the show house. “We received very positive feedback from especially the ladies with regard to the quality and the peaceful elegance of the interior decorating of the show house. The furnishings were specially selected and, in some cases, even crafted specifically for the show house,” Potgieter said. Special buying trips were arranged to obtain pieces of high quality furniture from longstanding suppliers like Hartmann & Kepler. Elements of the show house that elicited fa-

vourable comments were the high ceilings and the way soft colours used in the décor complemented it. The combinations of the detailed finishes that Westacre Devco are known for, as well as the choices of finishes including paint colour, tiles, granite and fittings provide an overall feeling of class. What is immediately noticeable, especially in the kitchen, is the choice of cupboard finishes with Blum Soft Close drawers as standard, the choice of kitchen cupboard doors, kitchen door handles and the layout in general. Potgieter said buyers will have the option of making certain adjustments to the current layout and plans. A unique corner kitchen cupboard with a drawer will be an option in the kitchen design and there will also be other options including under floor heating, air conditioners as well as a wood burning fireplace. Buyers can choose to enclose the patio and convert it into a sunroom. The show house can be viewed daily be-

tween 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00. Freehold residences are being marketed for between R2,3 million and R4,85 million, cottages for between R1,8 million and R2,8 million and apartments from R1,2 million to R2,2 million. The development is on the high-lying eastern parts of Somerset West. The first phases have already been provided with roads and fencing, and transfers are expected to take place towards the end of January next year. The retirement development of some 200 residences will be available to the retirement as well as the residential market and is the first development that fully complies with the new building regulations of the South African National Standards (SANS) concerning efficient energy usage. The project spans 16 hectares and encompasses a planned eight phases. Five of the phases have state of the art security, while phase four and five are currently being pro-

vided with roads. Three more security developments will be built adjacent to The Somerset, increasing the number of new residences in this area by 600, to the value of R1 billion. The Somerset will be managed by the Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA),. which owns 22 retirement villages in the Western Cape and manages an additional 16 facilities. Additions to The Somerset include a new shopping centre adjacent to the development commencing in January 2013, a Curro School as well as a few sectional title medical suites. Westacre Devco has been in operation in the Somerset West area for 25 years and is responsible for more than 700 residential opportunities in this area. The Somerset will be this property group’s twentieth development. For more information, contact John Warmenhoven on 074 130 8703, or email john@westacre.com or Jane Martin on 082 458 2418, or email sales@westacre.com


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R5 600 000

STELLENBOSCH

R 795 000

SOLE MANDATE

SOLE MANDATE

SPACIOUS AND STYLISH Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Garage 2 WEB 278561 New release in secure estate. Loads of living space with top quality finishes. Spectacular view of Stellenbosch Mountains.

OCCUPATION 2013! Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Parking 1

[O] 021 843 3368

GERHARD 076 590 7758

STELLENBOSCH

R1 695 000

WEB 278951

Very neat apartment on first floor of security complex with braai area and splash pool. Just move in! [O] 021 886 7905

DROEKS 082 685 9189

STELLENBOSCH

R1 595 000

ALLEENMANDAAT

ALLEENMANDAAT

PERFEKTE STUDENTE WOONSTEL Kamers 3 Badkamers 2 Parkering 2

TREK NET IN!!! WEB 274316 Kamers 2 Badkamers 2 Parkering 1

Stapafstand na kampus. Belegging met goeie huur opbrengs. [K] 021 886 7905 MARISKA 082 823 0718

STELLENBOSCH

R4 900 000

WEB 276908

Ruim en gewilde oop plan grondvloer eenheid met patio in rustige area. Direkte toegang na motorhuis. Beskikbaar vir okkupasie. [K] 021 886 7905

JACQUES 083 989 1249

STELLENBOSCH

R5 950 000

BELEGGINGSGELEENTHEID: DE WEIDES GEWILDE STRAAT IN MIDDEDORP WEB 278653 Kamers 4 Badkamers 4 M/Huis 1 WEB 273032 Kamers 6 Badkamers 2 Parkering 2 ‘n Stukkie van Stellenbosch se geskiedenis met soveel karakter! Kom druk jou eie stempel af! [K] 021 886 7905

WELLINGTON

LEON 082 575 7356 LISBE 084 666 0011

R1 080 000

JUST PERFECT..... Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Garage 1

WEB 279926

Ideaal vir studentebehuising. Goeie ligging t.o.v kampus, op US groenroete. Ruim 1100m² plot. [K] 021 886 7905

LEON 082 575 7356

WELLINGTON

R1 450 000

FOR THE ENTERTAINER!!! Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2

WEB 264125

Immaculate town house in small complex. Extra spacious living areas with good flow. Private garden.

Solid family home on a plot of 914m². 2 Spacious entertainment areas with bar and indoor braai.

[O] 021 864 2948

[O] 021 864 2948

MARISA 079 877 4177

WELLINGTON

R 750 000

CARMEN 082 490 0994

PAARL

R 560 000

ALLEENMANDAAT

SCALING DOWN Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Garage 1

NET REG VIR BEGINNERS WEB 279580 Kamers 3 Badkamers 1 Parkering 1

WEB 280507

Open plan living area with aircon. Small garden with braai area. Garage has direct access into the house.

Oulike plekkie met volledige kombuis, motorafdak, omhein in Charleston Hill. Loopafstand van alles.

[O] 021 864 2948

[K] 021 872 2223

LINDA 083 379 3769

BERENICE 072 423 1455


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Happy Holidays & a Wonderful New Year from all of us! Paradyskloof

Web Ref 223479

New Release

Die Boord

Die Boord

R6 700 000

New Release

Web Ref 223139

R4 800 000

Sole Mandate

Offers from R4 500 000

Web Ref 97849

Exceptional property in exclusive gated estate offering an incredible entertainment area that opens out on to the delightful pool area. A very unique home that provides versatile living with numerous reception areas, accommodating a large family. Contact: Monique 072 390 9227

Immaculate home situated close to Medi-Clinic and schools, just ready to move in. Offering 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms with covered patio, braai & pool. The garden is manicured with easy maintenance. Storeroom & garaging for 3 vehicles. Contact: Christine 082 417 2506 / Graham 084 308 3540

This is an amazing spacious home, situated close to Medi-clinic and top schools. The pool is situated perfectly for entertaining with the covered patio and braai. Also offering 4 bedrooms, study, domestic quarters and 3 garages. Asking Price: R4 900 000 Christine 082 417 2506 / Graham 084 308 3540

La Colline

Uniepark

Pearl Valley Golf Estate

Web Ref 215915

Sole Mandate

Aanbiedinge vanaf R995 000

Sole Mandate

Web Ref 122614

Offers from R4 900 000

Guldige geleentheid vir goeie inkomste op jou belegging! Tot en met R9000,00 huur in – verkoop prys onderhandelbaar! Vraprys: R1 195 000 Contact: Marelise Visagie 072 776 2645

Privately situated on a large corner plot this 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom renovated home with large living areas, modern kitchen, spacious Laundromat, double garage, store rooms will fulfill all your needs. Close to top schools. Asking Price: R5 895 000 Contact: Marelise Visagie 072 776 2645

Paarl

Wellington

Web Ref 223623

R1 250 000

Neat as a pin 2 bedroom house in secure complex, Southern Paarl. Excellent value and lots of extra features to make life a little easier. Serious Seller, price negotiable. Contact: Bronwyn Boyd 083 420 1747

Web Ref 223348

Joint Mandate

R2 400 000

New Release - 3 Bedroom en-suite apartment overlooking the lakes and the Simonsberg Mountains. Situated on the acclaimed Pearl Valley Golf Estates. Contact: Louise van Aarde 083 653 1381

Wellington

Web Ref 181676

Web Ref 140738

R1 450 000

Suitable for all ages, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in a secure and up market complex. An under roof braai area and private back garden. A must to view. Contact: Estelle Denys 072 141 4117

40 Bird Street, Stellenbosch Tel: 021 809 2760 | Fax: 021 809 2779 Email: admin@sothebysrealtystb.co.za www.sothebysrealty.co.za

Offers from R2 400 000

5. 7 hectare small holding in exceptional setting close to schools and town centre. Beautiful views. Electricity and water with 3 hectares of vines and lemons Asking Price: R2 600 000. Danie 083 627 2148 / Irene 074 127 9280

140 Main Road, Paarl Tel: 021 870 1011 | Fax: 021 871 1175 Email: info@sirpaarl.co.za

Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated


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What will happen in 2013? S

goods next year, and this virtually cancels out any growth in property values. So, if you want to sell your property, then No one really knows, but all indications are list when you are ready, and settle for fair market value. that the trend for 2012 On the positive, will continue. what this does mean This year we experifor property buyers is enced a consistent dethat your asset will mand for property. keep pace with inflaThis consistent detion. Property has almand and the steady ways been a long-term resultant sales have investment – and led to a drop in the that’s the view we number of properties should always take. available for purThe days of buying chase. and selling and This is healthy for a making a quick forproperty market. tune are over, for now. Like all markets, It’s a great time to the property market purchase property, works on supply and with sellers now being demand. When there realistic about the list is an over-supply of price, and banks being property and no inmore open to finance. crease in demand, One of the trends we then property prices can expect to see is drop. that the banks will reWhere the demand duce the amount of is good and stock 100% finance which levels drop, property Talking Property by Steve Caradoc-Davies they currently proprices increase. What we’ve seen in 2012 is an increase in vide. Sadly, this will mean that most buyers property values, in general, in the region of will have to put down a deposit of at least 10% 5–7%. While not exceptional, it is still consid- and also have the transfer fees available. In addition to this, the banks seem to be oferably better than the fall in values experifering very poor interest rates. The higher the enced in 2009 and early 2010. So, if the current trend continues, we can “loan-to-value”, the worse the interest rate. expect to see similar growth in property val- So be prepared for this, and factor it into your affordability calculations. ues in 2013. It’s been a pretty rocky financial year gloDoes this mean it’s best to sell later? Not really, as inflation is in the order of 6%. This bally. We wait with bated breath to see what means that your Rands purchase you 6% less will happen in Europe and the USA with their o, just what will happen in the property market in 2013?

critical debt issues. And yet, despite all these issues, we have still seen steady movement in the local market. In fact, Harcourts Platinum has experienced an 80% increase in sales this year – which just goes to show that, if a property is correctly priced and well marketed, it will sell. The fact remains that we live in a spectacular part of the world, and we enjoy a really good lifestyle. Enjoy your holidays and travel safely. Let’s all do our part to make 2013 a year with great memories for our families and loved ones. If you would like a property question answered, email Steve, principal of Harcourts Platinum and director of Harcourts South Africa, on steve.cd@harcourts.co.za

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Buying a home from home A

s the year winds down and many South Africans prepare for the their long awaited holiday to our country’s stunning coastal regions, the lure of the sun, sea and carefree lifestyle will compel many property investors to consider purchasing a holiday home

This is according to Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, who says that because of the relaxed lifestyle and natural beauty that the coastal regions offer, properties there will always remain in high demand among a broad spectrum of buyers that are looking for a holiday getaway, the ideal retirement residence, or a lifestyle that is far removed from the hustle and bustle of city living. “While the leisure property market has remained fairly flat in the aftermath of the recession, there are certain areas along South Africa’s coastline that continue to show strong demand. “Due to the topography of the coastal areas there is limited space to build, and, in turn this means that there are a limited number of properties available to buyers. Based on the fundamental principle of supply and demand, the limited number of properties available along the coastline ensures that these areas are generally sought-after the world over, and South Africa’s coastal properties are no exception. “A well-chosen and well-maintained holiday home at the coast that is in a good location will often prove to be both a relaxing family getaway spot and sound investment over time

Properties with views of the ocean or mountains are highly sought after. through solid appreciation.” Goslett says that considering the exorbitant cost of coastal holiday accommodation, particularly during the peak seasons, investing in a holiday home could make financial sense, especially if the owner holidays in the same area year after year. “The money spent on the holidays could be used to pay off the bond and in 20 years or less, this fully paid-for holiday home could be their no-cost retirement resi-

dence,” comments Goslett. Another benefit of purchasing a holiday home is that it can generate an income. A wellpositioned holiday home can be rented out during the year or over the holiday seasons when the owner is unable to make use of the property. Income generated by rentals will greatly contribute to covering the costs of owning and managing the property. Buyers should, however, bear in mind that there may

be some implications of managing a property in a different province and the services of a professional rental management company might be required. A good rental agent will conduct regular inspections and screen, select and place tenants as well as collect rental money. Goslett says that, as with any property purchase, the same fundamental principles apply when considering buying a holiday home. For example, the location of the property remains vital from an investment perspective as the location in which a holiday home is situated will have an impact on the capital appreciation of the property and it will be an important element to attracting tenants. “Properties with views of the ocean or mountains are highly sought after, as are those within walking distance to the beach and amenities such as shopping malls, entertainment and medical facilities,” notes Goslett. He points out that holiday home buyers should also consider their financial position, paying particular attention to the acquisition costs such as a deposit, transfer fees and conveyancing fees, as well as the impact of possible interest rate increases, ongoing monthly maintenance, security and insurance costs and the rates, taxes and utility tariffs in the area. “Prospective holiday home investors will be able to ensure that they make a solid investment decision by researching the area and seeking out a property expert that will be able to provide them with reliable information and sound advice,” Goslett concludes.


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Nuwe, nuwe Volkswagen Kewer ! HANS HEESE

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olkswagen se nuwe, nuwe Kewer gaan binnekort by die plaaslike handelaars op die vloer staan - en baie aandag trek! Twee of meer geslagte Suid-Afrikaners het grootgeword met Volkswagen Kewers wat vanaf 1951 tot 1979 in Uitenhage die produksielyn verlaat het en een van die laaste modelle is steeds die enigste motor van een van my motorskrywer-kollegas! In 2000 het die nuwe Kewer sy opwagting uit Mexiko by ons gemaak en was ek verbaas hoeveel ouer mense nader gestaan het en kom gesels het om die geskiedenis weer in ’n nuwe baadjie te herleef. Mense bly maar sentimenteel. Daarom is die nuwe, nuwe Kewer ’n vars en fris nuwe motor op die mark wat kopers by dosyne gaan lok, by wyse van spreke. Die nuwe Kewer onderskei hom van sy voorganger met ’n meer gespierde voorkoms, groter funksionaliteit en nuwe enjins wat bydra tot lewendige verrigting en sportiewe gedrag. Om eerlik te wees, dit is meer ’n soort van man-motor as sy voorganger, wat miskien meer chic was en ’n groter aantal vroue-kopers verlei het. Die Kewer het nou breër, langer en ook platter geword met meer hoekige lyne as sy voorganger, wat op ’n eier se kurwes gegrond was. Die nuwe profiel trek ook nogal op die klassieke Porsche-lyne; en vir dié wat miskien nie weet nie, is hierdie sportmotor van uitnemendheid nou ook deel van die Volkswagengroep se handelsmerke. Maar aan die agterkant is daar ook die luikrug wat aan die sportiewe 1600 TL modelle uit die jare sestig herinner. Aan die buitekant maak hierdie nuwe lyne ’n sterk indruk. Binne is daar ook nuwe lyne en instrumentasie, en ’n Suid-Afrikaner in Wolfsburg, Ona Scheepers, het die kleurkombinasies en materiaal vir die binneruim ontwerp. (Onthou u nog NP van Wyk Louw se epiese werk Die Pluimsaad waai Ver?). Maar die Kewer gaan baie verder as ’n bloot stilistiese ontwerp wat nuut en vars en vrolik is. Hy is ’n praktiese tweedeur koepee waarin vyf mense vinnig, veilig en met goeie verrig-

ting, gepaard met suinigheid en omgewingsvriendelikheid, die lang pad kan kort maak. Onder die enjinkap is daar ’n paar interessante verrassings. Soos die eerste Kewers in die land het die intreemodel ook ’n 1.2 liter enjin. Maar as dit by verrigting kom, is daar geen ooreenkoms tussen die twee nie, want die nuwe kleintjie skop 77 kW teen 5 000 toere per minuut uit en het wringkrag vir Afrika. Daar is oor ‘n wye band 175 Nm beskikbaar vanaf 1 550 tot 4 100 rpm, wat die wringkurwe van ’n goeie dieselenjin amper na Zimbabwiese dollars laat lyk. Die geheim vir hierdie uitstekende wringkraglewering is natuurlik die gebruik van ’n turbo-aanjaer. Iemand wat nie weet wat die grootte van hierdie Kewer se enjin is nie, sal kan glo dat dit ’n 1.6 of 1.8 liter Volkswagen enjin is. Die alternatiewe enjin waarmee die Kewer toegerus kan word, is die uitsonderlike 1.4 TSI-enjin, wat gebruik maak van beide turbo-aanjaging asook ’n kompressor. In hierdie geval word daar 118 kW ontwikkel teen 5 800 rpm en styg die wringkrag na 240 Nm, wat ook oor die selfde wye Hy is ’n praktiese tweedeur koepee, en vyf mense kan die lang pad vinnig, veilig en met goeie verband beskikbaar is. As die Kewer nie rigting kort maak. En daarby kom boonop suinigheid en omgewingsvriendelikheid. so mooi was nie, sou jy met hom kon Die Kewer het die Europese veiligheidstoeten klaar. ploeg. Met die koms van voorwielaandrywing by se met vlieënde vaandels geslaag en is in die Die krag word deur ’n sesgang handratkas na die voorwiele oorgedra, en in die geval van die eerste Golfs, het alles verander. Die toets- boonste klas van kwaliteitsmotors. Die allooiwiele maak die nisse mooi vol – die 1.4 DSG met ’n outomatiese ratkas wat oor roete was oor die Bolandse bergpasse en die nie minder as sewe gange beskik nie. Dit stel Rooi-Els-Gordonsbaai pad, en die joernaliste die 1.2 liter het 16” wiele, en die 1.4 modelle die 1.2 Kewer in staat om binne 10.9 sekondes het behoorlik laat waai om die draaie. Ek het groot 17” vellings. Al nadeel is die Marievan 0-100 km/h te versnel, en die 1.4-modelle ook weer jeugdig en selfversekerd begin voel beskuitjie-noodwiele om massa en plek te in net meer as 8 sekondes. Die naald sal by en kan getuig dat die Kewer soos ’n neet in spaar. Diegene wat terugverlang na die herlewing die onderskeie modelle by 180 km/h en net on- die draaie klou en dat die gestoeiery van desvan klassieke motors sal die nuwe Kewer der 210 km/h gaan draai as dit die slag moet. tyds beslis nie meer nodig is nie. Die nuwe Volkswagen is stabiel, amper waarskynlik verkies bo die ander twee medeGemiddelde brandstofverbruik vir al die movoorspelbaar stabiel, en die balans tussen dingers, die Mini en die Fiat 500. delle is rondom 6 l/100 km. Die 1.2 verkoop teen R235 400 en die 1.4 handHoe hanteer hierdie knaap met sy amperse krag en padhouvermoë so na aan volmaak as Porsche-lyne op die pad? Dié wat oud genoeg kan kom. En vir dié wat geen begrip het van rat teen R296 600, met ’n driejaar of 120 000 is, weet dat Kewers, net soos Borgwards, ern- wat fisiese beperkings is nie,is daar die volle km versekeringsplan; ’n diensplan wat oor 5 stig aan stuur-oorywerigheid gely het. En as reeks elektroniese hulpmiddels om die oner- jaar of 60 000 km strek en die wete dat Volkswajy die bestuurstyl bemeester het, kon jy met varene uit die moeilikheid te help as dit nodig gen handelaars en dienssentra wyd en syd oor die land versprei is. www.galimoto.co.za hulle toor; indien nie, het hulle gerol. Finish is.

RACING: Local Paarl business man Richard Schreuder recently won the 2012 Formula Supercars motor racing championship at the Killarney race track in Cape Town. After 13 years competing in this division, Schreuder will now join fellow local motor racing luminaries Jurgen Zu Bentheim and Fanie Theron, in the V8 Masters Series in 2013, continuing a career that has spanned over 20 years.


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IMPRESSIVE:CAN THIS BE THE BEST SUV?

The all­new Range Rover here in 2013 T

he all-new Range Rover is the most capable and most luxurious Land Rover yet. Lighter, stronger and with new levels of refinement, the Range Rover reinforces its position as the world’s finest luxury SUV.

The all-new Range Rover has a clean and elegant shape which is derived from a fresh new interpretation of Range Rover design cues. PHOTO: QUICKPIC

The fourth generation of the unique Range Rover line, the all-new model has been developed from the ground up, capturing the innovative spirit and iconic design of the original model which changed the world of motoring when it was launched over 40 years ago. The world’s first SUV with a revolutionary lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body structure is 39 per cent lighter than the steel body in the outgoing model enabling total vehicle weight savings of up to 420kg. The lightweight aluminium platform has delivered significant enhancements in performance and agility, along with a transformation in fuel economy and CO2 emissions. In addition to the strong and rigid lightweight body, an all-new aluminium front and rear chassis architecture has been developed with completely re-engineered four-corner air suspension. While the luxurious ride has been retained, the vehicle’s handling and agility have been significantly improved. The new suspension architecture delivers flatter, more confident cornering, with natural and intuitive steering feel. John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director, said: “The new Range Rover preserves the essential, unique character of the vehicle – that special blend of luxury, performance and unmatched all-terrain capability. However, its clean sheet design and revolutionary lightweight construction have enabled us to transform the experience for luxury vehicle customers, with a step change in comfort, refinement and handling.” The all-new Range Rover has a clean and elegant shape which is derived from a fresh new interpretation of Range Rover design cues. While instantly recognisable as a Range Rover, thenewvehicletakesasignificantstepforward with a bold evolution of the model’s iconic design language. With Land Rover strength at its heart, the new model has been engineered from the ground up to be the most capable, most refined Range Rover ever. Amongst the industry-leading innovations is a ground-breaking next-generation version

of Land Rover’s Terrain Response® system, which analyses the current driving conditions and automatically selects the most suitable vehicle settings for the terrain. To ensure exceptional durability and reliability, the new model has been subjected to Land Rover’s punishing on- and off-road test and development regime, with a fleet of development vehicles covering millions of miles over 18 months of arduous tests in more than 20 countries with extremes of climate and road surfaces. Within the cabin, the all-new Range Rover provides occupants with a sensation of serene isolation,meetingthehighestluxurycarstandards for refinement. Measures like the rigorously optimised body structure and acoustic lamination of the windscreen and side door glass have significantly reduced noise levels, while the new suspension architecture has enabled engineers to achieve even more luxurious ride comfort and refinement. The sumptuous interior incorporates distinctive Range Rover design cues, but executed with a very contemporary treatment, and clean, elegant surfaces which are flawlessly presented using the finest leathers and veneers. With over 118mm more legroom, the rear occupants benefit from vastly increased space and comfort, with the option of a new two-seat Executive Class seating package for the ultimate in rear-seat luxury. To deliver the model’s characteristic effortless performance, customers have the choice of refined V8 petrol engines and TDV6 and TDV8 diesel engines combining responsive performance with outstanding CO2 emissions. The all-new Range Rover has been engineered with the latest developments in vehicle technologies, from interior luxury features such as exclusive Meridian surround sound music systems and power upper and lower tailgates, to advanced chassis and driver assistance technologies. Designed and engineered at Land Rover’s development centres in the UK, the new Range Rover will be produced in a new, state-of-theart manufacturing facility at Solihull, UK - employing the latest low-energy aluminium body construction technologies. On sale in South Africa from January 2013, the all-new Range Rover will be a truly global car. It will also be available in over 160 markets worldwide.


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VOLVO V40 T3: GOOD RECIPE

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Excel is very far from staid or boring CLAIRE MAASCH

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t’s always a great indication of a good product if you can boast enthusiastic brand ambassadors amongst your customers. Volvo must be doing excellent work with its cars as I had the pleasure of being accosted by a very enthusiastic Volvo owner while driving the V40 T3 Excel the other day. The episode went something like this: I had just taken delivery of an eye-wateringly bright red Volvo V40 T3 and was on my way into town for some or other reason. Having always fobbed Volvo’s off as a little bit on the staid and boring side, I was revising my opinion as I drove and subsequently, was hyper aware of any similar cars to mine on the road. So it was with some curiosity that I watched the antics of a Volvo V60 driver as he cruised past me, slowed down and hung about in the right lane. I indicated a left turn whereupon he slipped behind me and followed me to my destination. Slightly alarmed, I prepared to bolt when he stopped me, apologised for scaring me and asked whether he could please take a look at the V40. What transpired was a conversation with a die-hard Volvo fan who extolled the virtues of his car and Volvo as a brand; which made me realise just what a winning recipe Volvo could be sitting on. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation: Volvo’s safety standards. With an NCAP 5* rating, the V40 is one of the safest cars on the road. The clever chaps at Volvo manufacture each car with City Safety – which automatically applies the brakes at speeds of up to 50km/h (alleged on the V40) which we tested with much success up to 35km/h. It also

includes a pedestrian airbag under the bonnet which inflates to minimise damage to car, passengers and pedestrians in the event of City Safety not kicking in. The car offers 6 airbags throughout, side impact control, impact tensioning seatbelts and ABS brakes. Then there’s the new styling. The V40 hatchback is a decidedly fun and sporty looking Volvo. Its impressive styling and sleek lines with eye-catching features are a refreshing move away from my misperceptions of Volvo’s vehicles as staid and somewhat boring. I loved the fabulous red paintwork of the T3 which we tested and it drew an impressive crowd of admirers each day at the office. And there were more surprises inside the vehicle. As the enthusiastic Volvo owner so correctly pointed out to me, Volvos are excellent value for money because you get so much more for your rands than with many other motor manufacturers. For instance, in the T3 we drove, the trendy avant-garde interior boasted mood lighting, moulded leather seats in front with electric seat adjustment. The central hangdown from the dash was a funky white with red stripes which complemented the car’s exterior colour – you also have the option to select your own design. You could see further Swedish influence in the frameless rear-view mirror, illuminated gear-lever and trendy chromed swoops above the door handles. In fact, every time I climbed in to start driving the V40, a sense of smugness at my good fortune overcame me. I’m not surprised Volvo encourages a new crop of brand ambassadors with each new car sold. That isn’t all. The back seats fold flat in a convenient 60/40 split, the car also has rear park assist, an auto dim function on the rearview mirror, climate control and a multi-

The Volvo T3 boasted a trendy avant-garde interior with mood lighting, moulded leather seats in front with electric seat adjustment. function steering wheel. The interior is roomy and seats 3 passengers behind in luxurious leather comfort. The turbo-charged 1.6 engine packs enough punch to ensure there can be no performance related gripes from my side and despite a week of mixed driving and commuting the 90km round trip to work each day, I still returned the car with a quarter left in the 62l tank – two thumbs up for fuel economy.

Seeing as I’ve just about convinced you to go and buy one, you may want to consider the various options. Volvo offers the T3 in 3 price/accessory brackets: The Essential (R281 200), Excel (R299 300) and Elite (R313 200). All of them come with a maintenance plan of 100 000km or 5 years. Whichever one you choose though, be assured that you too will become a smug Volvo brand ambassador


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ARRIVALS:EXCITING 2013 AWAITS

Ford To Launch Fiesta ST in South Africa QUICKPIC

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ot on the heels of the launch of the new Focus ST, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) can confirm its smaller sibling the new Fiesta ST is destined for local shores early in 2013. The all-new model will take Fiesta ST performance to a new level with its 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine delivering 132kW of power and 240Nm of torque. It races from 0-100km/h in under seven seconds, and has a top speed of more than 220km/h. But despite its performance credentials Ford’s advanced EcoBoost technology ensures the Fiesta ST’s frugality. Developed by Ford Team RS, the new Fiesta ST delivers significant ride-and-handling improvements through the introduction of a specially tuned chassis that sits 15mm lower than the standard Fiesta This is combined with Ford’s enhanced Torque Vectoring Control system; and three Electronic Stability Control modes. The new Fiesta ST features unprecedented levels of equipment and specification to suit

the sporting driver, with standard Recaro sports seats. It will also be equipped with MyKey and SYNC™, Ford’s voice-activated in-car connectivity system. A new bold and dynamic exterior design drives home the high performance message and features the latest Ford design signatures including a large trapezoidal grille. The new Fiesta ST was engineered using Ford’s global Performance Car DNA and developed by Ford Team RS, the European arm of the company’s Global Performance Vehicles group. The experience of the engineering team in working with Ford’s motorsport partners to develop the Fiesta RS WRC, Fiesta Rallycross and Racing Fiesta vehicles, also proved invaluable for developing the new Fiesta ST. “We’re delighted to be bringing a new generation Fiesta ST to South African performance enthusiasts in 2013,” said Ford Marketing Manager Gavin Golightly. “With the Fiesta ST joining the new Focus ST, we will again be able to deliver a choice of affordable small performance cars that are designed to deliver a unique blend of standout styling and dynamic on-road performance with true practicality for everyday use.”

The new Fiesta ST features unprecedented levels of equipment and specification to suit the sporting driver, with standard Recaro sports seats. PHOTO: QUICKPIC

Mazda CX-5 Wins Car of the Year in Japan Mazda Motor Corporation’s compact crossover SUV, the CX-5 has been named the 2012-2013 Car of the Year Japan. The award was announced by the Japan Car of the Year committee. The CX-5 was the first model to adopt the full range of Mazda’s Skyactiv* technologies including new engines, transmissions, body and chassis. It offers a predictable and refined driving experience together with outstanding environmental and safety performance. It is also the first model to fully embody Mazda’s new design theme, Kodo – Soul of Motion. The Mazda CX-5 is enjoying strong sales with 37 000 orders in Japan, more than 33 000 in Europe and over 128 000 globally. All passenger vehicles with an expected annual sales volume of over 500 units, announced or launched in Japan between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012 are eligible for this year’s Japan Car of the Year award. The last Mazda to be named the Car of the Year Japan was the MX-5 in 2005. The CX-5 is the fourth Mazda to win the award. Executive Officer Kiyoshi Fujiwara commented, “We are thrilled to have the CX-5 receive such a coveted award and appreciate the warm support and encouragement of our fans. Spurred on by this honour, we will continue to dedicate ourselves to the task of crafting cars that only Mazda can, in order to continue winning the support of our fans and customers into the future.”

Mazda Motor Corporation’s compact crossover SUV, the CX-5 has been named the 2012-2013 Car of the Year Japan.

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MB SL500: A PROUD HERITAGE

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Supreme comfort and sophistication HANJO STIER

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ew cars can trace their direct ancestry over six generations and sixty years, encompassing some of the most beautiful and desirable motor cars along the way. One of these vehicles is the big topless Mercedes SL and we were fortunate enough to spend a week with the latest SL500. The SL nomenclature stands for “Sport Leicht” (sporty, light) and first graced the now-priceless metal of the 1950’s 300SL Gullwing. A convertible version and the daintier 190SL were followed by the 1960’s “Pagoda”, then Bobby Ewing’s R107, Lady Di’s R129 and the more recent R230 models. This R231 shape follows Merc’s current design with a square face and simple rear end, connected by flowing profiles and huge wheels. Our “Edition 1” specimen (R135 000 option) had a stunning red ‘n silver designo interior, most optional extras and the foldingmetal Vario Roof with “Magic Sky” light-adjustable glass ceiling. Other items which make this a full four-season car are the fantastic climate seats with Air Scarf, two-way dynamic support, threeway memory and four-way massage settings. Unfortunately, the roof only operates at standstill or walking speed and ours went on strike two days before we returned the car. Another disobedient novelty was the new boot opener which just requires a wave of your foot under the rear bumper (should your hands be carrying groceries) to open the boot lid. It worked perfectly in my driveway but never in public. You should’ve seen the faces of fellow shoppers… It’s only natural that the new SL will get

With strong gusts of wind, our SL500 logged GPS runs between 4.7 and 4.2 seconds in either wind direction, averaging 4.53 seconds. you lots of looks, especially when it comes in Magnetite Black with designo red leather. Other items you could point out to onlookers are the IWC centre clock, Logic 7 surround sound system, keyless entry and ignition, Distronic adaptive cruise control, ambient lighting and active park assist. They might also be interested in the intelligent bi-Xenon lights, COMAND Online, media interface, dual climate control and sporty steering wheel, never mind the regular stuff like ABS/EBD brakes, dynamic stability control, airbags plus a shedload of automatic and electric goodies. All SL’s also feature Active Body Control (ABC) with Comfort or Sport mode to suit your mood, as well as an ECO

start/stop system to maximise range from the 75 l fuel tank. Options include AMG and cosmetic items, Bang&Olufsen sound system, reversing camera and designo paints. Powering the SL500 is a new 4663 cc bi-turbo petrol V8 with 320 kW (435 hp) or 700 Nm through a 7-speed automatic gearbox with shift paddles. Average CO2 emissions are just 213 g/km while average consumption is pinned at 9.2 l/100km. We averaged 12.5 l but long distances yielded mid nines. Unsurprisingly, the motor is incredibly powerful and dishes up mountains of torque from low down. The gearbox offers three modes, Economy, Sport and Manual while the V8 has quite a subdued and had a hoarse rum-

ble to it which changes to a decent roar and much hissing when you floor it. Top speed is limited to the obligatory 250km/h and 100km/h should come up in a blistering 4.6 seconds – something we can absolutely vouch for. With strong gusts of wind, our SL500 logged GPS runs between 4.7 and 4.2 seconds in either wind direction, averaging 4.53 seconds. Amazing! The turbo-fed engine has a slight post-throttle power surge and the gearbox messed up one or two kick-down requests in Economy mode while the suspension’s Comfort mode proved a bit spongy. Put everything in Sport and the SL livens up, but only to a point. This is not an M3 killer. No, the SL500 is a powerful grand tourer, something its over-assisted and variable electro-mechanical steering underlines. It wants you to drop the roof, raise the beautiful wind deflector, turn up the excellent sound system (with huge bass reflex cavities) and rumble along your favourite road. With substantial weight savings and new technology over its predecessor, the new SL’s road holding is extremely impressive. The car feels light and responsive, easily reaching the handling category for expert or suicidal drivers where grip levels and cornering speeds call for lightning reflexes. It also has a very comprehensive on-board computer and COMAND infotainment unit with TV tuner and 6-disc CD/DVD changer. An SL500 costs R1 635 000 including a one-year warranty and a 6-year/120 000km maintenance plan. Factoring in exclusivity, technology, quality and power, my overriding sensation of the SL500 was one of supreme comfort and sophistication. It may not be the sportiest or lightest but it will make all its ancestors and any new owner proud. Galimoto Media


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DIFFERENT: QUIRKY DESIGN

Road test: Chevrolet Cruze hatch

Starting at R201,800 and going through three engine variants up to R285,700, the Cruze sedan has now been joined by this hatchback version. HANJO STIER

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s great as it is to screech around a race track in AMG’s or chase identical Audis up a mountain pass, I find it wonderfully refreshing to test an ordinary car from time to time. By “ordinary” I mean normal, sensible and something most people could afford – like the Chevrolet Cruze. Besides appealing to a broader audience, everyday cars do not require me to explain the nuances of five-stage satellite-guided drive-train management systems, nor do I have to paint a rosy picture of the lifestyle as-

sociated with dropping six figures on a Polosized roadster. No, the Cruze has and is none of those things. Starting at R201 800 and going through three engine variants up to R285 700, the Cruze sedan has now been joined by this hatchback version. Available as either a 1.6L or 1.8L petrol four cylinder, Cruze hatch costs R212 400 or R224 800. Both hatchbacks use a five-speed manual gearbox while the top-spec diesel sedan can also be shipped as an automatic shifter. A quick peak under this hatchback’s bonnet revealed an engine which looked remarkably like an Opel unit with a Chevy badge stuck onto it.

Gathering the majority of recent critique, the petrol engines were declared as slightly weak. This becomes especially evident when one drives them at higher altitudes or puts them next to any of their high-pressure, direct-injection, turbo-charged contemporaries. Maximum power outputs are 91kW (124hp) or 155Nm for the 1.6 and 104kW (141hp) or 176Nm for its bigger brother. Average claimed consumption hovers below 7L/100km and CO2 emissions are 157g/km, which is either a series of printing errors or testament to the ECOTEC engines’ efficiency. Over a week of average motoring and a lengthy exploratory journey during the weekend, I found this motor to be willing, quite smooth and linear in its delivery, reasonably torquey and throaty. It can burn rubber, if just a little bit, and never really reaches the limits of the Cruze chassis. Blessed with a front McPherson setup and something Chevy calls a “Compound Crank Axle” at the rear, I think the Cruze hatchback has one of thee most forgiving and comfortable rides. Your Mom will approve. Most notably, we found rear passenger comfort to be exceptional; something other hatchbacks often ignore. The flipside of this coin is that the Cruze hatch has quite a wonky ride when you throw it around city blocks or a seaside serpentine road. Added to the above mentioned lack of grunt, the car puts up with quite a bit until its stability control sets in or the idiot driver realises that this is a family hatch, not a Caterham. Should you overcook things in your Cruze hatch, a comprehensive list of safety items will rush to your side. Other standard kit includes ISOFIX anchors, remote central lock-

ing, trip computer, power windows and mirrors, radio/CD with USB/mp3/Aux, Bluetooth, cruise control, steering wheel buttons, leather trim, alarm and immobiliser. There’s actually a lot more and I encourage you to visit your nearest dealer to have a good poke around its interior. Opinions differed slightly but I’ve always liked the Cruze interiors. There are parts from other GM brands, strange trip computer behaviour and hard plastics aplenty but I just like it. It’s different and cool. A family of four will find sufficient room, also for their luggage (413L boot), while the rear seats fold almost flat for those big moves. Throw out the family, put foot and the 1.8L Cruze hatch will reach 100km/h in 11 seconds or v-max of 195km/h, its weaker 1.6L counterpart needs 12.8 seconds and reaches 188km/h. We had to double-check if this wasn’t perhaps a 2.0L because our test unit kept logging mid-10 seconds runs to 100km/h on our GPS, eventually clocking an astonishing best of 9.9! For a naturally-aspirated and reasonably clean 1,800, the car’s full-throttle pace is quite impressive. With a good mix of city traffic and highway commuting, our Cruze hatchback soon proved to be an unassuming, comfortable, docile mode of transport with just enough poke to safely overtake and a well-stacked five-speed gearbox for some manual fun or sparing long distances from the 60L tank. Chevrolet could probably throw in a sixth gear and some new engines but as the Cruze stands before you now, sporting minor tweaks and the new hatch models, its technology is far from redundant or inefficient. Added to the great value of these cars, you also get a 5-year/120 000km warranty and 3-year/60 000km service plan.

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