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WINELANDS ESTATE: SECURE, SERENE AND STYLISH

This three­bedroom home in Winelands Estate was built in 2007, and offers over 450 m² of living space. The property provides an ideal blend of luxury living and casual style. It is on the market exclusively through PGP, priced at R7,295 million.

Secure, rural­style haven T

he prestigious Winelands Estate continues to attract upmarket buyers to its idyllic setting in the Berg River Valley, between Paarl and Franschhoek.

Pam Golding Properties (PGP) reports that it remains a sought-after address for both established and up-and-coming families and young couples. The secure estate consists of 35 freehold erven, all generously sized between 4 000 m² and 1,1 ha. Every property is located within its own portion of either vineyard or olive grove, and the homes enjoy panoramic views of the Simonsberg and Du Toitskloof mountains. Vacant erven on the estate are currently priced between R1,65 million and R2,95 million, while the upmarket homes typically fetch anything from R7 million to over R20 million,

MOSTERTSDRIFT

R7 500 000

Large erf 1878 m²

Old world charm nestled in the perfect surroundings. Mari 082 566 1155 STELLENBOSCH

R2 350 000

Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Garages 2

Immaculate single level family home Cornette 082 569 9160 with pool.

depending on size, location and quality of finishes. All homes are developed within the estate’s design guidelines, which uphold an overarching Provençal-style theme with use of earthy tones and natural finishes such as wood, terracotta and stone. PGP agent Lynette Schoeman says the beautiful mountain backdrop, tight security and spacious properties create an ideal environment in which to raise a family. It’s therefore not surprising that the majority of residents are aged between 35 and 50. “The atmosphere on the estate is one of relaxed tranquillity, where children can ride their bicycles and enjoy the outdoors with far greater freedom than they might have in an urban area. Security is strict yet unobtrusive, with features including electric perimeter fencing, guard patrols and a single entrance point that is manned round

STELLENBOSCH

STELLENBOSCH

R1 890 000

Slaapkamers 2 | Badkamer 2 | O/dak Park 1

Perrrfek! Veilig, ruim, op kampus met onderdak parkering. STELLENBOSCH

the clock,” she says. PGP area manager Surina du Toit adds that the location is extremely convenient, offering easy access to Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, as well as to excellent schools. “The private Bridge House School is close by, while there are a number of other quality alternatives for both primary and high school children in the neighbouring towns,” she says. “There is also easy access to the N1 highway for those needing to commute to the airport or Cape Town, which is only just over half an hour’s drive away. And for those who love wine, there can be no better address, as immediate neighbours include world-famous wine farms such as Backsberg, Vrede en Lust and Rupert & Rothschild.” Among the properties currently on the market in Winelands Estate is a three-bedroom

R4 200 000

Erf

No Transfer Fees! Prime location and views.

Kantoor 021 887 4740 Renée 082 852 3910 Welgevonden 021 889 9774 Cornette 082 569 9160 DIE BOORD

CAMPUS

www.annabasson.co.za

R3 100 000

R2 400 000

home built in 2007, offering over 450 m² of living space. An ideal blend of luxury living and casual style, the home has excellent flow from its open-plan kitchen into spacious living areas and out onto a private patio with splash pool. Besides the three bedrooms in the main homestead, there is a separate cottage with an additional en suite bedroom and kitchenette, perfect for use as a guest suite or staff quarters. The home also offers a large study over its double garage, providing an ideal work-from-home environment. The property overlooks a dam and has mountain views. It is on the market exclusively through PGP at R7,295 million. To view this home or find out more about property for sale in Winelands Estate, call PGP agents Lynette Schoeman (082 553 3045) and Ilona du Toit (082 853 5983), or their office on 021 871 1480 or email paarl@pamgolding.co.za.

R1 150 000

R3 065 000

Bachelor | Bathroom 1 | Undercover Park 1

Slaapkamers 3 | Badkamers 2 | Motorhuis 1

Luxury apartment with magical views. Historic town centre.

Sekuriteitskompleks teenaan die rivier, tog loop afstand dorp toe.

STELLENBOSCH

R1 600 000

Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | Parking 1

Investigate this rare find. Modern on the inside. Historical on the outside. Handsome Rental Income. Renée van Tonder 082 852 3910

STELLENBOSCH

Stylish, north facing apartment with lovely views.

STELLENBOSCH

R5 350 000

Bedrooms 3 | Bathroom 1 | U/cover Park 1

It’s a THATCH! This home will nourish the spirit and fuel the senses.


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170 Main Road, Somerset West, 7130 Tel. 021 85 22942 Fax. 021 85 12515 Cell. 083 675 3012 email. mdprop@global.co.za

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SEA VIEWS IN MONTE SERENO DUAL LIVING OR EXTRA INCOME R3,495 mil

www. moniquedamseauxproperties.co.za

STUNNING SEA VIEWS R2,850 mil

DUAL LIVING IN LA SANDRA WITH SEA VIEWS R3,650 mil

SEA AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS IN HELDERBERG ESTATE R2,700 mil

PLOT SIZE 3153 m2 BOREHOLE 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms mes, lounge, dining room, family room, open plan kitchen, indoor pool and jacuzzi, braai, 3 garages PLUS COTTAGE - Lounge/Dining room, kitchen open plan, bedroom en suite, great opportunity to generate extra income Monique - 083 675 3012 JOINT MANDATE

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms mes. spacious lounge, sep. dining room, study, oak kitchen, sep. laundry, large thatch gazebo, pool and braai area, double garage, Sep. flat: 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, lounge/ dining room, kitchen Monique - 083 675 3012 JOINT MANDATE

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 large reception rooms, study or 4 th bedroom, open plan kitchen, sep. laundry, s/quarters, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms MES, lounge with d/garages, workshop area, mature garden F/P, dining room, family room, kitchen oven PLUS 2 sep. self contained flat lets & hob, sep. laundry, d/garage auto, pool Worth while viewing Plot: Âą2056m2 Sep. guest flat let Monique - 083 675 3012 SOLE MANDATE

WEB REF MD 236

Monique - 083 675 3012 JOINT MANDATE


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R650 000 Priced right, 3 bedroom lock up and go with garage. Good rental income Johlene 071 308 4327

R845 000 Upmarket loft apartment. 2 Bedrooms, large open plan lounge/ dining / kitchen, granite tops Carol 083 306 2107

R650 000

2 Bedroom ground floor apartment close to CBD

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R850 000 Are you over 50? 2 Bedroom unit with garage in well maintained complex Karen 071 602 1090

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R1 500 000 Price Reduced! North facing 3 bedroom flat with mountain & ocean views Johlene 071 308 4327


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Sole Mandate

Web Ref 186314

Offers from: R2 595 000

This newly renovated home with modern finishes will pleasantly surprise you. Offering 4 bedrooms, study & direct access from the double garage. Large garden with ample space for a pool and children’s’ play. Close to top schools and easy access to main routes. Asking price R2 735 000. Contact: Graham 084 308 3540 / Christine 082 417 2506

Sole Mandate

Web Ref 194217

Offers from: R2 995 000

The lovely 4 bedroom home which borders on the parkland is a childs’ paradise, playground & dog-friendly too. Offering 2 living areas with a cozy fire-place, air-cons, underfloor heating & granite finishes. Situated close to the Spar Shopping Complex & Medi-Clinic. Within walking distance to schools as well. Asking Price: R3 495 000. Contact: Graham 084 308 3540 / Christine 082 417 2506

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Secured Estate 700m from Campus Laundry facility Internet & DSTV Connection Basement parking

2 Bedroom Units for sale From R 1 095 000 VAT incl. Bachelor R 695 000 VAT incl. Rentals also available Steven Sergeant steven@prodecom.co.za www.prodecom.co.za

083 395 32 57

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Bulties Hamlet luxury home for sale Another luxury home was released to the market recently by Harcourts Platinum. This is one of only two remaining homes in Bulties Hamlet, Bulties Way, in Somerset West. Developed by Hengrave Estates and designed by Abrie Jordaan, these properties are finished to an exceptionally high standard and have been well received by the market. Project manager David Kain, along with Nicholas Bone, have crafted a world-class product that shows attention to detail and incorporates modern design and flair with practical functionality. Harcourts Platinum, sole agents in the

estate, launched the home at a cocktail party attended by local personalities from the real estate and property sectors. “We’re really proud to market properties of this quality produced by Hengrave Estates. The response from the market has been outstanding”, says Steve CaradocDavies, principal of Harcourts Platinum. Despite tough market conditions, Bulties Hamlet has shown that buyers will respond to a luxury product that offers good value. Harcourts has sold four of the six available homes in Bulties Hamlet, with the final property due to be launched early in 2013. Enquire with Jason Hutton: 073 489 8489.


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SOMERSET WES

R2 990 000

STELLENBOSCH

R3 550 000

JOINT MANDATE

FUTURE IS GREEN Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Garage 2

WEB 274353

VAT INCLUSIVE! A house designed to handle our new increased prices with top of the range heating and insulation. [O] 021 843 3368

CLAUDINE 072 610 1416 GERHARD 076 590 7758

STELLENBOSCH

R5 800 000

DUAL MANDATE

WEB 244852

House designed to harvest the sun and make the most of stunning mountain views! Entertainers delux. Contact Seeff to view. [O] 021 843 3368 GERHARD 076 590 7758 CLAUDINE 072 610 1416

STELLENBOSCH

R2 770 000

ALLEENMANDAAT

TEE OFF FROM YOUR BALCONY Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Garage 2

DIE BOORD WEB 264287 Kamers 3 Badkamers 3 Parkering 4

360ยบ Vistas over surrounding vineyards and mountains. Immaculate and private. [O] 021 886 7905

SPECTACULAR VIEWS Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Garage 4

SOPHIA 082 824 6798

STELLENBOSCH

R2 270 000

NEW RELEASE

UPMARKET APARTMENT Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Parking 1

WEB 271802

Hierdie eiendom her moderne afwerkings en ruim leefareas, direkte toegang tot onderdak stoep en swembad. [K] 021 886 7905

HETTIE 083 263 0559

STELLENBOSCH

R 975 000

ALLEENMANDAAT

LA BELLE VIE WEB 277028 Kamers 2 Badkamers 1 Parkering 1

WEB 260009

Northfacing apartment in the heart of Stellenbosch. Secure basement parking.

Noordfront woonstel met moderne afwerking, balkon en alle fasiliteite op jou drempel.

[O] 021 886 7905

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LEON 082 575 7356 LISBE 084 666 0011

STELLENBOSCH

R1 450 000

JOINT MANDATE

STELLENBOSCH

R 420 000

SOLE MANDAAT

SECURE TOWNHOUSE LIVING Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Garage 1

WEB 273945

Cute lock up and go in sought after estate. Just undergone renovations and is in an immaculate condition. A must see! [O] 021 886 7905

DROEKS 082 685 9189

CHARMING STARTER Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Parking 2

WEB 270755

To start up this is the perfect choice! [O] 021 886 7905 GAVIN - PAUL 072 707 1192

HETTIE 083 263 0559

STELLENBOSCH

R1 699 000

STELLENBOSCH

R2 780 000

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CAMPUS GEM Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 Garage 1

TREK NET IN. GEWILDE KLOMPLEKS! WEB 275653 Kamers 3 Badkamers 2 M/Huis 1 WEB 263769

1 Bedroom apartment on the doorstep of the US Campus. Big patio with braai facility lock up garage and secure parking. [O] 021 886 7905

MARISKA 082 823 0718

Karaktervolle meenthuis met 2 leefareas, studeerkamer en ekstra dubbel afdak parkering. Pragtige tuin. Volg borde vanaf R44.

[K] 021 886 7905 LEONIE 082 773 0655 Op Skou, Son 14h00 - 17h00


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Compare agents before you choose Sometimes choosing the right estate agent to sell your home can be a little like a child in a candy store – but perhaps not as much fun. There are hundreds of agents to choose from, but not all are as nice on the inside as they look on the outside. It can be tempting to select the first agent you meet, or the only one you know. But don’t be hasty. Different estate agents could offer a vastly different service to you, often at the same or a very similar price. A wise customer always buys by comparison. And this is exactly how you should shop for your agent. Pick three agents or companies that you think may be able to offer you a professional real estate experience. Call them in separately, and interview them. Sellers may feel “guilty” about calling more than one agent to see them. But there is no need to. Most professional agents expect you to speak to more than one agent, and we don’t mind you selecting the best agent for the job. After all, it’s your property and your money! Once you’ve called an agent in, it’s time to compare them. Look out for the following important points: ) Who is on time for their appointment? If they are poor now, imagine what service you will receive. ) Professional dress and speech. Do they look the part? Do you want someone scruffy to represent you, or someone who looks and sounds like they know what they’re doing? ) Ask them about recent market activity. Test their local knowledge. If you don’t ask them the buyers will. ) Ask them to tell you about their

results and experience. What track record do they or their company have? What are their average days on the market? What percentage of their sole mandates to they sell? If they have zero results then what results can you expect? ) How do they address pricing? Do they “thumb suck”? Or do they do proper research – and that doesn’t mean just printing off a list of sales… Have they applied their mind to genuine comparable sales? ) What marketing plan are they offering you? Is it in writing and detailed? Without marketing you will not achieve market value. ) What service do they offer you? Beware of empty promises. Poor service will result in a lower price being achieved, and a bad experience. ) What does their presentation look like? Is their material of good quality? If they can’t invest in a professional presentation how will they professionally present your property? ) Does their sole mandate have a performance clause? If their agent doesn’t deliver on their marketing and service promise can you cancel the mandate? If not, beware. You may be tied in to a mandate with no way out if they don’t deliver on their promises. ) Finally, whom do you trust? Don’t pick someone because of their company name; that’s only one part. You need to trust the agent you work with, as they need to represent you. Once you’ve interviewed three different agents then select the one

TALKING PROPERTY BY

STEVE CARADOC­DAVIES Principal, Harcourts Platinumdirector, Harcourts South Africa.

Contact him on his blog harcourtsplatinum.wordpress.com or steve.cd@harcourts.co.za

that best meets the criteria above. Use a comparison sheet, and if you need one, then Harcourts can email you one. Don’t be fooled. Not all agents are created equal. Choosing the right agent will result in you selling for market value and enjoying the experience. Choose carefully – you deserve the best.

Banks hike deposit requirements The average home price rose at an annualised rate of 6,15% in September to R886 000, and the average percentage of purchase price required as a deposit to obtain a home loan continued to accelerate. It rose to 19,3%, compared to 17,4% in August and 16,5% in July, according to the latest statistics released by BetterBond, SA’s biggest mortgage originator.. “So in spite of lower interest rates and rising levels of affordability, the average homebuyer must once again have almost one fifth of the home purchase price available in cash before applying for a home loan, in addition to the funds required to cover transfer duty, bond registration and legal costs,” says Rudi Botha, CEO of BetterBond, SA’s biggest mortgage originator. “This is similar to the situation during the recession of 2008–2009 and, given the mounting pressures on the lending institutions to lower their risk, we do not anticipate that this trend of increasing deposit requirements will change for some time, meaning that those who are currently on the fence about buying property should do so without further delay.” First-time buyers, he says, are still likely to find it somewhat easier to take this step, with the average first-time buyer home price now at R648 000 and the average percentage of purchase price required as a deposit at just 12% – even though this has also increased, from 11,6% in August and just 9% in July. However, the BetterBond statis-

tics – which represent a quarter of all residential mortgage bonds being registered in the Deeds Office and include applications to, and bond grants from, all the major lending banks in SA – also reveal a sharp drop in the percentage of loans being granted for 100% of the purchase price. This dropped to 29% in September (from 35% in August, 39% in July, and 41% in June) and could signal a slowdown in first-time buying over the next few months. Indeed, the percentage of bonds granted in the R500 000-toR1 million bracket that is traditionally the preserve of first-time buyers has already dropped to 35%, from 38% a year ago. For now though, says Botha, housing demand continues to rise – “perhaps because more consumers in the upper price brackets are realising that if they don’t buy soon, while prices are still at relatively low levels, the increasing deposit requirements and other costs of home acquisition could drive them out of the market”. The BetterBond statistics show an increase of 11% month-onmonth in the total number of home loan applications made during September – with a surge in demand for bonds of more than R1,5 million, even though the average deposit required in such cases is well above 20%. “Some 29% of the bonds granted in September were for homes priced at more than R1,5 million, compared to 25% a year ago, which resonates with a number of reports recently about an increase in sales activity at the upper end of the market.”


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Racial equality becoming increasingly evident in residential ownership SA economy in white hands? Not in terms of property Never one to shy away from the limelight, President Jacob Zuma had many South Africans up in arms recently when he stated that “the ownership of the economy remains primarily in white hands, as it has always been” during his opening speech at the start of the ANC’s policy conference. Debating whether this statement is accurate when applied to the economy in general is an arduous task best left to economists and politicians. There is, however, one section of the economy where the claim can be easily debunked – that of the residential property market. South Africa has a high ownership rate of 62% – higher than Germany or the UK. According to economist Mike Schussler, as quoted in the Mail & Guardian, black South Africans own 41% of all residential property, white people 43%, coloured people 9% and Indians 7%. (It must be noted that these statistics define a house as a formal structure, a shack or a traditional dwelling.) According to the 2001 Census conducted by Stats SA, black South Africans occupy the highest percentage of houses and brick structures on a separate stand or yard in all provinces except the Western Cape (though these statistics don’t indicate whether these structures are rented or owned). This group also leads in terms of flat occupation in most provinces. While the fact remains that the number of black people living in informal settlements far outstrips that of any other group in the country, the numbers do indicate that the trend is shifting. Research by mortgage originator Betterbond indicates at almost 50% of all home loan applications are now being made by black people – as opposed to 12% in 2002. Jan le Roux, CEO of the Leapfrog Property

Group, laments the fact that so many black South Africans have been saddled with bad credit records, often through inexperience. “This, coupled with the fact that certain affordable areas are by the stroke of a pen deemed too high a risk for lending purposes, still has a huge negative impact “ According to the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), one of the possible explanations for this shift in home ownership is the fact that the percentage of adults with the lowest living standards has dropped by 77% over the last decade. In fact, the report states that “over the same period, the proportion of adults in the top three LSM [living standards measure] categories, LSMs 8 to 10, has increased by 25%. In 2001, 16% of adults were in LSMs 8 to 10, while by 2010 this had increased to 20%, or one in five adults.” Itisnosecretthatpreviouslydisadvantaged racial groups in South Africa have increased both their wealth and spending power. While these figures are by no means intended to imply that the majority of people living below the breadline in this country are not from previously disadvantaged groups, they do point to a growing black middle class. Lucy Holborn, research manager at the SAIRR, is quoted as saying that while there were still notable racial discrepancies in 2001, black South Africans made up 99,7% of those in LSM 1, but only 3% of those in LSM 10 In 2010 black South Africans made up 98% of those in LSM 1, and 19% in LSM 10.

This black middle class, while still relatively small, is growing and, importantly, investing in real estate. Betterbond statistics show that black buyers – who are often also first-time buyers – now account for between 37 and 39% of home loan approvals per month. Says Jan le Roux, “ This is incredible growth, but there is still a long way to go. One does wonder if government cannot do more to make affordable land available near business areas for lower-income housing, as that is where the demand is.” The Leapfrog Property Group, the only majority black–owned national real estate group in the country, finds these figures illustrated in its areas. Johan van Schalkwyk, principal of Leapfrog Roodepoort, notes that his office has seen an increase in black and Indian buyers

in the R400 000-to-R800 000 market – specifically in Florida, Witpoortjie and Discovery. Further north, Michael Chantler, principal of Leapfrog Midrand, relates that the majority of his clients are black and Indian. “I would say that about 90% of the affordable market in this area is owned by previously disadvantaged races, as well as almost 70% of the properties in the R1,5-toR2 million price bracket,” says Chantler. He believes that the Gautrain is making the area increasingly popular with people working in Johannesburg and Pretoria. This trend in property ownership seems to be growing in the south of Johannesburg as well. “We’re definitely seeing an increase in black buyers in the R1,2to-1,5 million market, specifically in areas like Mondeor, Mulbarton, Suideroord and Winchester Hills. We’re finding a lot of middle management employees buying at the moment,” says Martin Chemaly, principal of Leapfrog Mondeor. Another area that’s seeing a change in terms of property ownership is Bloemfontein. Wynand Liebenberg, principal of Leapfrog Bloemfontein, relates: “We’re definitely experiencing an increase of black buyers in the R800 000 to R1,3 million market, mainly due to the number of state employees purchasing property in this segment of the market.” While no one can deny that there is still a lot of economic inequality in the country, there is no denying that the residential property market is one of few economic sectors that resembles the equality South Africans have aspired to since 1994.

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Michelle Marston 021 841 4285

Geraldine Menellevie, Justin Cupido of Salomie Haskins 021 887 2840

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Paarl | Wellington On Show: Sunday 15h00 - 17h00

Web Ref 212633

Asking Price: R7 500 000 Paarl Equestrian Property (10 hectare) with stunning mountain views. Very neat home with 3 bedrooms all with their own dressing rooms, study or 4th bedroom, 2 lounges, kitchen, wine cellar, double garage + workshop and store room. Separate two bedroom cottage. The Equestrian facilities include 6 stables with store and tack Room, paddocks, dressage arena (30 x 60m) and a lunge ring (30m). The farming activities include organic Lemon trees, Olive trees and vines. Contact: Danie 083 6272148 / Irene 074 1279280 | www.farmssouthafrica.co.za

Web Ref 140738

Asking Price: R1 450 000 Invest in a 3B house set in an upmarket complex with a relaxed atmosphere. The open plan living areas open up onto a braai and private garden. A perfect match for young and old. Contact: Estelle Denys 072 141 4117

140 Main Road, Paarl. t 021 870 1011 f 021 871 1175 info@sirpaarl.co.za www.sothebysrealty.co.za

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Asking Price: R385 000 Neat centrally situated bachelor flat on 10th floor with lovely views. Included in the price are all blinds, fridge, tumble drier, oven, hob and extractor fan. For investment purposes, rental income between R2 500.00 and R2 800.00. Contact: Wilma Vermeulen 082 927 2303 Each office independently owned and operated


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Be realistic – and beware of buying too much home BOSCHENMEER

R2 350 000 BOSCHENMEER

R2 780 000

ALLEENMANDAAT

NUUT GEBOUDE HUIS Kamers 3 Badkamers 2.5 M/Huis 2 WEB Netjiese noordfront huis met ruim slaapkamers. Oopplan kombuis en leefarea met skuifdeure na onder dak patio met braai. Pragtige uitsig op golfbaan. [K] 021 872 2223

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LITA 083 498 1018

R4 900 000

EKSIE PERFEKSIE! Kamers 3 Badkamers 2.5 M/Huis 2

WEB 270378

Die verrassing is binne, pynlik netjies en keurig. Noordfront met uitsig oor golfbaan en berge. [K] 021 872 2223

LITA 083 498 1018

PAARL

R1 595 000

ALLEENMANDAAT

OPEN PLAN DESIGNER HOME Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Garage 2

KOM RAAK NOSTALGIES! WEB 260321 Kamers 5 Badkamers 3 M/huis 1

WEB 276340

Behoorlike Victoriahuis(circa 1890) met eiesogtige Double storey home with open plan living areas. Indoor braai, solar heating guest cloakroom, enclosed kenmerke. Uiters sentraal - naby restuarante en topskole. patio, scullery, theatre room and lots more. [O] 021 872 2223

LORETTA 082 473 0596

PAARL

R430 000

ALLEENMANDAAT

VOSSIE 082 444 7003

PAARL

R6 250 000

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EXCEPTIONAL LIVING WEB 274636 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 5 Garage 2

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BERENICE 072 423 1455

PAARL

R 380 000

WEB 276745

Fabulous modern family home. All rooms with airconditioning, magnificent bedroom with gym. Lounge and dining room with folding doors opening onto large patio with sparkling pool. [O] 021 872 2223 RACHELLE 084 400 4525

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R2 675 000

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SIMPLY STUNNING WEB 276844 WEB 276855 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Garage 3 A very special property, rich in heritage. Perfectly Kom bou jou droomhuis in die 24 uur restored. All set on a 2528m² plot. A rare find. Follow sekuriteitskompleks. Naby Paarl Mall en N1. boards from Kerk Street. [O] 021 864 2948 LINDA 083 379 3769 [K] 021 872 2223 VICKY 074 158 8016 On Show, Sun 21 Oct 16h00 - 17h30 PARYSKLOOF LANDGOED

WELLINGTON

R1 495 000

WELLINGTON

R1 250 000

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RUIM FAMILIE HUIS Bedrooms 4 Badkamers 2

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WEB 237409

Onthalershuis met binnebraai en swembad. Groot erf.

Familiehuis met prag uitsigte in stil straat. Eenmanswoonstel.

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Given the strict provisions of the National Credit Act, it is virtually impossible these days for prospective homeowners to buy at the outside margin of their affordability. However, with prices still well off their boom-day highs and interest rates at the lowest level in almost 40 years, there are many new buyers who believe that now would be a good time to stretch themselves as far as they can to buy a bigger or more expensive home than they might otherwise have considered. Says Berry Everitt, MD of the Chas Everitt International property group: “The argument that prospective buyers most commonly use in favour of this strategy is that they would like to avoid the hassle and cost of moving to a bigger home later in life. “And it is true that, besides the actual removal charges, the costs of selling one home and taking transfer of another, including bond and legal fees as well as transfer duty, can total many thousands of rands. Add this to the time and stress involved in settling in at a new location, and taking on a bigger mortgage now might seem like a fair exchange for being able to ‘stay put’ later.” But there are also several powerful arguments against such a decision, he notes. “Firstly, the property market is in a constant state of flux, and values can go down just as easily they go up, while interest rates could and probably will start to rise again. Consequently it is prudent to always leave yourself a margin, not only so that you will be able to afford a higher monthly bond repayment if nec-

essary, but also so that you will not end up in a negative equity situation if home values should fall.” Writing in the Property Signposts newsletter, Everitt says home-buyers also need to be very realistic about their employment prospects. “Gone are the days when the average person could count on working for a company for 20 years or more and retiring on a comfortable pension, and yet the decision to take on a larger home loan now means you will probably have to produce income at the current level or higher for many years to come. “So you need to be very confident that your job is secure, and also accept that your freedom to give it up and pursue a different career is likely to be very limited. “And finally, if your reasons for buying a bigger home include the fact that you want to start a family, you need to be sure that you would still be able afford your home loan repayments if either you or your spouse were to stop working after you’ve had children.” Thus a better strategy, he says, might be to buy conservatively now, and take advantage of the current low interest rates and bond repayments by channelling any money you can save into reducing the capital on your home loan and creating equity. “That way you will have more secure tenure, no matter what happens with regard to interest rates, property prices or job and family changes – and you will be able to keep more of the proceeds if you decide to sell.”


Creating a perfect bathroom for the summer Summer has arrived! This means bright colours, relaxing days in the sun and refreshing sea breezes. Now is a great time to give your bathroom a make-over, and with a variety of taps, shower-heads, toilets, baths and basins available, you can create your perfect summer bathroom. For the hot summer months, there are a variety of bathroom themes you can go with, including bold with colour, breezy bright whites, calming oceanic blues and enchanted garden. These themes, each including different products, will create the perfect summer look for your bathroom. If you want to go with the bold with colour theme for your bathroom, you can experiment with accent design by pairing striking colours with bold ceramics such as the Duravit range, which is exclusive to ON TAP stores. Create a focal point in the room by keeping the bathroom white, except for the accent wall. Paint or tile the accent wall with a bold colour such as yellow, red or purple and pair it with modern ceramics. Accessorise with polished stainless steel basin mixers,

shower and bath mixers as well as modern shower-heads that will bounce off colour and reflect light. Breezy bright whites is the perfect theme for the summer months. The “all white” bathroom is a big hit for homes that experience heat during the summer months, as it creates a light and breezy feel to the room. This look is achieved by choosing the correct balance of textures and light with ultra modern bathroom statement pieces. This look requires the bathroom products to speak for themselves and is the perfect setting to show off your designer and statement pieces by keeping a minimalist look. Whichever theme you choose to go with, make sure you keep everything in your bathroom light and breezy. The bathroom is your haven of peace, not only during the sweltering summer, but also during the dreary winter days. For more information on how to create a perfect look for your bathroom or to view the products available at ON TAP, visit www.ontap.co.za.

Save electricity with a solar water heater Installing a solar water heater can save you a great deal of money. On average, a solar water heater pays for itself over a period of five years. As some solar heaters last for around 25 years, that will leave you with another 20 years to reap the benefits. By using solar energy to heat your water you can save up to 70% of your water heating bill. And you won’t be left with a lukewarm bath. Solar energy is so advanced nowadays, it just takes a simple mechanism to use the average daily sun to create and store really hot water. With the knowledge that electricity bills will definitely increase in the next few years, you can’t ignore the single biggest way to save on electricity costs, the solar water heater. When you switch to solar, you become less reliant on electricity, which means that you can still have a hot bath when there’s a power failure. It also means that you can help free up capacity on the national power grid, which is already under strain. When you switch to solar you become part of the solution. Solar technology is widely used overseas; in some countries only solar powered geysers are allowed. South Africa has learned from this and is now taking advantage of

One solar heater can make a difference. A 150­litre solar water heater can replace 4,5 kWh of electricity a day. This means that in one year your solar heater could save 2,07 kilolitres of water and 821 kg of coal that would have otherwise been used to generate electricity. And every year your solar heater will prevent 1,6 tonnes of harmful CO² from being released into our air. our more than ample sunshine. Visit participating retailers or the Eskom website on www.eskom.co.za/idm or mail the Eskom Solar Helpdesk at solar@es-

kom.co.za for more information on the Eskom Solar Water Heater Rebate Programme or for a list of accredited suppliers and installers in your area.


Make sure your building contractor is compliant Research has shown links between service delivery in the building industry and compliance with the laws of our country. On researching poor work standards and dishonesty in the industry, the Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC) of the Cape of Good Hope region has identified a direct link between poor service delivery and non-compliance. “Our research showed that up to 80% of complaints, citing poor workmanship and dishonesty, were found to be linked to noncompliant contractors,” explained Arnold Williams, secretary of the BIBC in the region. With a focus on regulating employment conditions in the industry and ensuring labour peace, the BIBC wants to draw attention to the link between service delivery and compliance. This applies across the industry, and doesn’t only affect large contractors, but the domestic market too. “Next time you plan to build, please ensure that your builder is compliant with the BIBC. This way, at least you’ll have peace of mind that their labour force is being treated fairly and that the builder is not a swindler that may go as far as disappearing with your deposit,” added Williams. To assist, the BIBC’s website provides a list of all categories of contractors that are compliant, so before you hire a contractor take note of the following: ) Go to the website www.bibc.co.za and enter the name or part of the contractor’s name under the heading “Compliant Em-

ployers” to check if the builder is registered and compliant. ) The website also lists compliant employers by trade. Simply choose a trade from the drop down list under the heading “List by Trade or Service” after you chose the “Compliant Employers” link. ) If you are still unsure, contact the BIBC

on 021 950 7400 and ask whether a builder is registered and compliant. ) Contact your local Master Builders’ Association, either the Western Cape on 021 685 2625 or Boland on 021 863 3330. ) Check work done at builder’s previous sites and clients and request references from those homeowners.


Ford se nuwe Focus ST nog verder verfyn CHRIS DE WIT NADAT Ford enkele jare gelede die eerste Focus ST in ’n kenmerkende pampoenkleur bekend gestel het, was daar van die staanspoor af min twyfel dat die Focus ST sy merk gaan maak in die klas vir hoë werkverrigting middelslagmotors. Met haas geen uitsondering het die verskillende vervaardigers een na die ander hulle eie weergawe in hierdie marksegment bekend gestel. Soos verwag kan word was die leuse en fokus by almal dieselfde: Spoed, krag en ’n sportiewe voorkoms - en sommer baie daarvan. Ford se Spier Tier (ST) was geen uitsondering nie, en bied met die bekendstelling van die nuwe ST nou nog selfs meer aan die fynproewer. Toegerus met ’n 184 kW 2,0 liter turbo-aangejaagde EcoBoost enjin draf die Focus ST die 0-100 km/h in slegs 6,5 sekondes af met ’n topspoed van 248 km/h. Wringkrag beloop 360 Nm wat deur middel van ’n seepgladde sesganghandratkas na die wiele oorgedra word. Volkswagen se Golf GTi be-

hoort hiervan kennis te neem maar so ook ander spoedvrate in hierdie mark. Daarby het Ford se ingenieurs unieke tegnologie ontwikkel om hierdie klomp balhorige perde reg te bestuur wanneer hulle losgelaat word. Brandstofverbruik van 7,2 l/100 km (volgens Ford) en CO2 uitlating van slegs 169 g/ km toon ’n 20% verbetering op die vorige Focus ST. Net so onmisbaar soos ’n moeder tuis is die gegrom, gebrom en gebrul sekerlik net so ’n kenmerk van motors van hoë werkverrigting. En ja, die ST se ingenieurs het daarin geslaag om aan die motor ’n sagte, maar duidelik hoorbare en unieke grom vanuit sy binneste te ontwerp wat veral vir die insittendes duidelik hoorbaar is wanneer die krane oopgedraai word. Hoë werkverrigting stel egter ook hoë eise aan die bestuurder

van ’n motor van hierdie omvang, maar ook in hierdie opsig bied die ST elektronies-beheerde bestuurbystand deur middel van die “Electronic Power Assisted Steering” of EPAS. In leketaal be-

teken dit eenvoudig dat soveel minder sirkulêre beweging op die stuurwiel nodig is om die Focus ST van trajek te verander. Of om dit dan nog verder te vereenvoudig – stuurtraagheid word uitgeskakel met soveel meer beheer en reaksie oor rigtingverandering wanneer dit skielik nodig is. Remwringkrag op die binneste wiel, in geval van ’n skerp draai wat miskien te vinnig ge-

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vat word, word terselfdertyd elektronies vermeerder om sodoende middelpuntvliedende krag en bakrol te neutraliseer. . In so ’n geval is die Ford Focus ST goed toegerus met die mees moderne veiligheidstoerustingstelsels waaronder krummelsones en byna twee lugsakke per insittende. Die nuwe Ford Focus ST, is soos die vorige model, die fynproewer se droom in alle opsigte. Die hartseerjammerte is dat die Focus ST se vermoë en plesier nooit werklik in die daaglikse bestuursiklus tot sy reg kan kom nie. Daarom het Ford se bemarkingsmanne dit goed gedink om die motorjoenaliste die kans te gee om die Focus en al sy meganiese heilsaamheid op die Aldo Scribante renbaan buite Port Elizabeth te toets. Buite- en binne-ontwerp skep

’n harmonieuse sportiewe ontwerp wat Ford se benadering met die nuwe Focus ST beklemtoon. Voorsitplekke met sy leerbekleedsel in die geval van die ST3 omarm as’t ware die bestuurder en sy passasier terwyl die sportiewe ontwerp van die stuurwiel, rathefboom en pedale geen twyfel laat oor die karakter van die Focus ST nie. Maar van belang is ook dat die Focus ST met van die modernste tegnologie in sy binneruim spog waaronder ’n aanboordrekenaar wat jou sal waarsku as ’n band sou pap word tot kopligte wat outomaties in die nag die rigting volg waarin die motor gestuur word. Om maar enkeles te noem. Dit sluit ook selfone van ander insittendes in asook stembeheer van musiekkeuses op jou ipod. Daarby gee Ford vir Focus STkliënte ’n 4 jaar/120 000 km waarborg en ’n 5jaar/90 000 km diensplan. Bykomend is ’n 3 jaar/onbeperkte padhulpbystand terwyl die Focus slegs elke 20 000 km vir ’n diens geneem moet word. Vir net óór die R300 000 bied Ford se nuwe Focus ST3 uitstekende waarde vir sy prys. www.galimotoco.za


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Renault’s facelifted capable Koleos FRANS LE ROUX RENAULT has recently facelifted their Koleos and just in time for summer. The small SUV market has literally boomed in the past few years with the Koreans making the biggest impact with their iX35 and Sportage. Massive mar-

ket share went to Kia and Hyundai respectively as they now dominate this category. Gone is the diesel engine (due to low sales figures) and Renault kept their proven 2.5 4-cylinder petrol unit. According to an on-line dictionary the word Koleos means “a type of plant with variegated leaves”.

CHANGES. There are almost no changes at the back of the facelifted Koleos,but that is not exactly a bad thing. Pic: Sieb Sieberhagen

So in essence the Koleos is a kind off jack-of-all-trades vehicle. Mostly this is true, because after my few days with the Koleos, I could not find any major problems with the little French SUV. The main reason for this is that the Koleos is now also built in Korea, along with the suspiciously similar looking SsangYong Korando. The upgrades to the new Koleos are cosmetic, with a revised interior and fresh front grill. The old twin-port grill makes way for a more rounded chrome one. The headlight designs follow suit and Renault has even added LED indicator lights to the mirrors. On the inside the new up-market trend continues with standard leather upholstery and a beautifully laid out gloss black dashboard. But I must admit that all the audio and SatNav buttons will take some getting used too. There are just so many buttons and options to choose from. I found myself regularly turning the volume up with the SatNav buttons or turning it down with the steering wheel controls. Both are wrong because you can either control the volume with two levers at the back of the steering wheel or at the face of the radio itself. The Koleos comes standard with a integrated TomTom GPS system. It is controlled from a system which sits nicely in the centre panel behind the gear-lever and is easily reached. The system tended to react slow when turn-

REVISED. The Koleos now has a more youthful appearance with its new front grille and headlight design. Pic: Sieb Sieberhagen

ing into roads while driving in town. I would also recommend turning the ‘night mode’ off. Following directions are somewhat difficult when the background colour is dark blue. Power from the naturally aspirated 2,.5 engine is unchanged and rated at 126 kw/226 nm. The maximum torque is only reached high in the rev range at 4 400 rpm. Acceleration is claimed at 9,3 seconds 0-100 kph and a top-speed of a 190 kph. Combined fuel usage was around 11 litres/100 km which included highway and some town driving. The lowest consumption I achieved was around 7,5 litres/100 km. I was generally impressed with the car-like handling and the extra ground clearance (206 mm) just made travelling on gravel roads a breeze. The Koleos I had was the 4x4 manual with 4wd select on the fly, hill decent control and hill start assist as standard. I tried the hill decent control on a steep downward slope on Paarl Mountain and was apprehensive at first. But the little Renault passed with flying colours, doing all the braking by itself at a constant 7 kph. On the rough and rugged 4 x

4 routes, the missing low-range gearbox is immediately realised. It just prompts the driver to put foot to floor more often. The Koleos’s ability to get up and over difficult obstacles is quite admirable for a MPV type SUV. The Koleos’s main rivals are the Nissan Qashqai, VW Tiguan and Hyundai’s iX35. The Koleos’s trump card is its 5 year/100 000 km service plan and Renault’s renowned 5 year/150 000 km comprehensive warranty. Other impressive standard features include ABS, EBD, ESP, 6 airbags, front and rear park distance controls and a host of additional storage compartments (97 litres worth). Some optional extras include 18” wheels (which my test car had) and a panoramic sunroof. Prices start at R289 900 for the 4x2 and climb towards R339 900 for the 4x4 6-speed CVT. My test vehicle was right in the middle of the range at R314 900. The Koleos is certainly not cheap, but compared to the car it replaces, it’s cheaper and offers more standard equipment in a more refined package. For more information on the Koleos or any other Renaults, contact Pieter van der Linde at Paarl Renault on 021 872 0751.


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Mazda BT­50 For Those With Adventure In Mind THE all-new Mazda BT-50 offers increased space and comfort ensuring maximum versatility A powerful engine line-up ensures even greater performance dynamics The all-new Mazda BT-50 comes well equipped with active and passive safety features The all-new Mazda BT-50 offers stylish looks, a dynamic driving experience, tremendous functionality and advanced safety features. Designed to appeal to the young at heart with an active and adventurous lifestyle, the all-new Mazda BT-50 delivers 100% all of the time. “The all-new Mazda BT-50 is designed to appeal to customers who have an active and demanding lifestyle whether at work or at play,” says Doreen Mashinini, Mazda Marketing Manager. The all-new Mazda BT-50 combines strong style and design elements with the comfort and convenience of a premium passenger car. As an active lifestyle vehicle, the all-new BT-50 provides both comfort and utility in a variety of settings. Three body types are available: the Double Cab, the Single Cab, and the Freestyle Cab to suit individual, family or business needs. All body types are greater in length, width and height than the current BT-50, providing a room-

ier cabin to carry colleagues, friends and family, as well as a larger load capacity. Front headroom as well as shoulder room is very spacious in the all-new BT-50. The Double Cab’s rear passengers enjoy similar conveniences with regard to headroom and legroom. Seats are newly-designed for fatiguefree driving and comfort, with the front seats offering greater adjustability. For entertainment, all Freestyle Cabs (except the 2.2 MZ-CD SLX High Ride 4x2 5 MT Diesel) and Double Cab derivatives have a radio, MP3-compatible CD player and AUX socket as standard. A Multi Function Display – 3.5-inch monochrome supertwisted nematic (STN) display for SLE models, 2-line display for SLX models (except the 2.2 MZCD SLX High Ride 4x2 5 MT Diesel) – is located at the top of the centre stack to confirm audio operations. Control is via a jog pad surrounded by dedicated buttons. High-performance, 6-inch doormounted speakers are tuned for accurate sound staging. For assured comfort, there’s a newlyadopted dual-zone automatic air conditioning system. Zoom-Zoom performance is another Mazda hallmark that features strongly in the Mazda BT-50 line-up. The all-new engine line-up consists of 2,2- and 3,2-litre diesel derivatives, and a

2,5-litre petrol derivative, mated to 5- and 6-speed manual transmissions and a 6-speed automatic transmission. All 4WD models feature a shift-on-the-fly transfer case. The in-line 4-cylinder 16-valve MZ-CD 2.2 common-rail directinjection power plant is the mainstay of the engine line-up, and is offered in two power versions. The 88kW version delivers 3 700rpm and maximum torque of 285Nm, while the 110kW version delivers 3 700rpm and maximum torque of 375Nm. The MZ-CD 3.2 achieves excellent power and torque of 147kW at 3 000rpm/470Nm at 1,750-2 500rpm together with outstanding fuel efficiency, while suppressing NVH for a quiet and comfortable ride. These diesel engines (except the 88kW MZ-CD 2.2) are married to either 6-speed manual or 6speed automatic transmissions. The MZI 2.5 inline 4-cylinder DOHC petrol engine features a power output of 122kW and has peak torque of 225Nm. This engine and the 88kW MZCD 2.2 diesel derivatives are paired with a new 5-speed manual transmission. The all-new BT-50 is engineered to provide the comfort of a passenger car with SUV-like handling. Front suspension consists of a double-wishbone layout with coil springs and the rear is a rigid axle with leaf springs, giv-

ing superior ride comfort regardless of load and road conditions. The Mazda BT-50 incorporates all the safety features you would expect in a fully-loaded passenger vehicle. Active safety begins with good all-round visibility and operability, superior braking performance, and a full range of vehicle control technologies. Passive safety starts with the strength and rigidity of the cabin, with its multiple, high-tensile steel reinforcements. The frame is optimised to absorb and disperse collision energy. Together, cabin and frame safeguard occupants against impacts from any direction. Passive safety inside the cabin includes front and passenger airbags on all models. There is also a shock-absorbing steering col-

umn and crushable brake pedal to further protect the driver. “Whether it’s intended for recreational or business use, the new package offers increased space and versatility with even greater levels of refinement. The revolutionary new styling is sure to attract attention, while the impressive levels of comfort and specification make the Mazda BT-50 a savvy choice,” concludes Mashinini The Mazda BT-50 has service intervals stationed 15 000 km apart, an impressive fouryear/120 000 km comprehensive manufacturer warranty, as well as a five-year/90 000 km service plan. A three-year MazdaMotion roadside assistance plan comes standard with the purchase of any Mazda vehicle.


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Subaru teams up with Izak Davel guest-presented on SABC2’s weekly magazine show “Pasella”. His last CD release “Vreesloos”, has achieved over 15 000 unit sales to date, and follows closely on the success achieved from his first 2 albums, both of which have been certified The announcement recently gold. Subaru Johannesburg, recentmade at the prestigious Subaru ly relocated to its present location on Johannesburg dealership, cenBroadway extension, Bruma, market trally located and sell the full in Bruma, culrange of Subaru veminated in the hicles (Subaru XV, handing over WRX, WRX STI, of a luxurious Tribeca, Legacy, Subaru OutForester and Outback 2.5 to the back), official South African parts and accessocelebrity actor ries, in addition to and musician its vehicle servicfor his personing offering. al and profesThe first Subasional use. rus were imported The decision into South Africa to partner with in 1992, and since Izak Davel was then the vehicles based on his have become reputational CONTROL. Subaru is proud to be supporting Izak Davel (left), and here with him known for their Pic: QuickPic standing and is Morne Viviers the dealer principle for Johannesburg Subaru unique Symmetrifollowing cal All-Wheel popular Kyknet show Drive and Boxer™ engine combinawithin the South African com- ly munity at large, and more specif- “Getroud met Rugby”. Previous tion technology, providing the highically his immense following series starring roles have includ- est level of active and passive safety, within the Afrikaans speaking ed “Egoli”, “Villa Rosa”, and in world-class comfort, on all road community. Subaru Johannes- “Prins and the Mechanic”, with surfaces and in all weather. burg’s Dealer Principal Morné big screen movie roles in Subaru Johannesburg is wholly Viviers says: “We are delighted “Getroud met Rugby”, “Platte- owned by Subaru Southern Africa, to welcome Izak into the Subaru land” and “Hoofmeisie”. the importer and distributor of SubHe has appeared on the TV re- aru motor vehicles, parts and accesJohannesburg family. Izak is not only an extremely ality show “Survivor Santa sories within the Southern African gifted actor and music artist, but Carolina” and has frequently region.

SUBARU Johannesburg is pleased to announce the appointment of well-known actor Izak Davel as the official brand ambassador for the 2012/2013 period.

also a down to earth celebrity who is well loved within the local community. He represents the values of family, integrity and professionalism; values which are synonymous with the Subaru customer service philosophy.” Izak Davel can currently be seen in the 4th season of the high-

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Infiniti’s EX compact SUV unveiled INFINITI is renowned globally for providing a quality customer experience, in all facets of the buying process and vehicle ownership thereafter. Dedicated Infiniti Centres provide a welcoming environment which emphasises core Infiniti values – luxury, design and comfort – making the Infiniti ownership experience a truly pleasant one. New Infiniti EX compact performance SUV greets luxury market with elegance First-in-class safety technology from the new Infiniti EX, high performance V6 engines to satisfy sportier driversand dynamic crossover coupe style. The introduction of the Infiniti EX into the South African market offers a blend of sporty SUV design, luxurious appointment and powerful engines to provide an elegant and stylish offering in the compact SUV segment. With its crossover design style which mixes the stance and poise of a compact SUV with coupe-like styling and proportions, the Infiniti EX has reinvented the way compact SUVs look. With an advanced chassis, it also reinvigorates how they drive, and with extensive standard specification the Infiniti EX proves to be a formidable competitor. Traditional 4x4 boxiness has been completely disregarded in the Infiniti EX’s design, where a sleek and elegant coupe has provided inspiration for the design. The EX’s driving character – refined athleticism – is accurately reflected by the long bonnet and sharply-tapering roofline. The signature Infiniti doublearch grille has been blended seamlessly with the flowing con-

tours and soft edges of the body, and the complexly-shaped xenon headlights are also an Infiniti signature. Chrome trim edging around the glasshouse reinforces the coupe look and provides a strong character line at the rear where the window kicks up to form a triangular C-pillar. Rear privacy glass and elegant 18-inch alloy

quality and fittings brings with it a strong element of practicality as well, making the Infiniti EX a great all-rounder. Focus on the driver has been achieved thanks to a sculptedout cockpit, and all Infiniti EX passengers enjoy sumptuous comfort with leather upholstery all-round (standard on GT and GT Premium models).

friendly trick up its sleeve: each portion of the split-folding rear seats can be remotely lowered or raised simply by pressing a button. With two engine variants available in the Infiniti EX range, all models offer spirited performance and a dynamic drive. Intelligent all-wheel drive sys-

LOOKS. With two engine variants available in the Infiniti EX range, all models offer spirited performance and a dynamic drive. Pic: QuickPic

wheels add to the sophistication, while LED tail lights and an integrated spoiler distinguish the rear. Efficient aerodynamics have been achieved with the low roofline (the Infiniti EX has a drag coefficient of 0.33), which also aids in lowering the centre of gravity and boosts visual dynamism. A luxurious interior with fine

Careful attention has been paid to ergonomics too, allowing for relaxed and comfortable driving. Even with a full complement of passengers on board, the EX offers practical boot space, enhanced by a 45-litre under-floor storage compartment (on diesel models). When it comes to carrying larger loads, the EX has a user-

tems are employed throughout the range as well, ensuring not only sturdy driving enjoyment, but also safety in all weather and road conditions. The Infiniti EX30d features a 3,0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel engine which provides great fuel economy and stupendous power across three model grades – EX, EX GT and EX GT Premium. A meaty 175 kW are on offer at 3750

rpm, and matched by 550 Nm of torque at just 1750 rpm, which is enough to get the new EX30d from 0-100 km/h in 7,9 seconds and on to a top speed of 221 km/h. Fuel efficiency is, in line with a diesel engine’s characteristics, impressive – the combined average for the new Infiniti EX30d is 8,5-litres per 100 km, and carbon emissions are 224 g/km. On the open road, average fuel consumption drops to a notable 7,2-litres per 100 km, translating into a cruising range of 1100 km. On the petrol front are the new EX37 GT and GT Premium models, which feature a well-sorted 3,7-litre V6 engine, which produces 235 kW at 7000 rpm and generous torque of 360 Nm at 5200 rpm. In this version, the 0-100 km/h dash is over in just 6,4 seconds, with a top speed of 240 km/h. Featuring VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift), the petrol motor’s fuel efficiency is not at all disappointing. Average fuel economy on the combined cycle is 11,3-litres per 100 km, and CO2 emissions are 288 g/km. Both engine variants are mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with a Drive Sport (DS) mode. DS locks out the top two gears and allows manual shift control for a truly spirited driving experience. Infiniti vehicles are covered by a comprehensive warranty that covers the first three years or 100 000 km of ownership. In addition, a five-year or 100 000 km maintenance plan is standard on all models. All Infiniti vehicles are covered by a comprehensive roadside assistance programme – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Boland Sold 18 Oct 2012