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THE ESSENTIAL GROOMING KIT

THE 6TH GEN POLO IS HERE

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MOVING ON UP Trevor Crighton takes a look at the newand-improved VW Polo and Jaguar’s proposed D-Type race car P O LO G R OWS U P

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The sixth generation of Volkswagen’s Polo is here. It’s longer, lower and larger inside, and comes with an array of new features previously only available on its bigger Golf brother. Once all models are available in SA, fans will have a choice of six variants – the familiar VW trim levels (Trendline, Comfortline and Highline), a special Beats version,

R-Line and a sporty GTI. The GTI is supplied by a 1.0-litre petrol engine (tuned to either 70kW or 85kW), with the range-topper powered by a 2.0-litre turbo. The special-edition Polo Beats, which features souped-up sound thanks to a collaboration with the headphone brand of the same name, includes a 300-watt sound system, with a sub-woofer and amplifier in the boot. The R-Line model gets some serious cosmetic changes, with C-shaped front air curtains, side sills, boot spoiler, rear diffuser and 17-inch alloy wheels. The new Polo will launch as the first Volkswagen with a new generation of Active Info Display (11.7” display diagonal), which takes its high-quality graphics and functional range to a new level. The Active Info Display is optional across the range, excluding Trendline models, and is available

at launch. New features for the Polo also include the lane-change system, blind-spot monitor with rear traffic alert, semi-automated park assist, proactive occupantprotection system and a manoeuvre braking function. The hatchback has optional keyless start. Pricing (with models available at launch): 1.0 TSI 70kW Trendline (R235 200); 1.0 TSI 70kW Comfortline (R264 700); 1.0 TSI 70kW Comfortline DSG (R280 700); 1.0 TSI 85kW Highline (R286 200); 1.0 TSI 85kW Highline DSG (R302 200). THE SPECS • Engine: 1.0 TSI • Power: 70kW/175Nm or 85kW/200Nm • Transmission: 5/6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG

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SUBARU RISING Subaru celebrates just over 25 years in South Africa in 2018 with news of 10% yearon-year sales growth over the last year, and six new dealerships across Durban, the Western Cape and Gauteng within 12 months. 2017 saw the launch of the new Subaru Impreza and Subaru XV, both awardwinning in their own right for everything from safety to interior design. Earlier in 2018, the duo won the coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick rating, naming them as the safest cars in their class, for the second time running. February saw the launch of the updated Legacy executive sedan and Outback crossover, both with a host of new design and safety features, including the highly rated EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. Morne Viviers, General Manager of Retail for Subaru SA, says the growth curve isn’t just a flash in the pan. ‘We’ve received a lot of scrutiny and questions from the media over our sustainability in this market, given the tough economy and the recent departure of some other automotive brands. These new dealerships, as well as our sales success, should put aside any doubt that we’re here to stay, and we’re here to excel at bringing Confidence in Motion to more South Africans.’

A LL TH AT JA ZZ On the back of the release of the new Civic Type R in South Africa, Honda has also given its Jazz a boost with the introduction of the Jazz Sport. It has become the new flagship of the range in SA, replacing the current Dynamic derivatives. It brings with it new, more aggressive styling cues, a distinctive aerodynamic package and a more powerful engine, featuring Honda’s Earth Dreams technology. It also features an upgraded continuously variable transmission (CVT) with shift paddles and ‘Step Shift’ functionality, which promises enhanced responsiveness. The Jazz Sport retails for R310 000 and includes a five-year/200 000 km warranty and four-year/60 000 km service plan, as well as a three-year AA Roadside Assistance package.

D R E A M -T Y P E Jaguar Classic has restarted production of the iconic D-Type race car at its factory in Coventry, 62 years after the last one was built. In 1955, Jaguar planned to build 100 D-Types, but only 75 were ever completed. The company plans to build 25 new, period-correct examples, fulfilling the original ambition. The D-Type – which won the Le Mans 24 Hours race three times between 1955 and 1957 – was powered by the six-cylinder XK engine. Every aspect of the D-Types built for clients from 2018 will be created to authentic, original specification. Jaguar Classic experts have conducted painstaking research to ensure that each new D-Type will be built to the authentic specifications laid down

by competitions manager Lofty England and his engineers in the 1950s. D-Type clients can choose either 1955-specification Shortnose or 1956 Longnose bodywork. Visit Jaguar.com/about-jaguar/ jaguar-classic for more information.

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Edgars Club Magazine May 2018 - Motoring  
Edgars Club Magazine May 2018 - Motoring  

Moving on up - Trevor Crighton takes a look at the new-and-improved VW Polo and Jaguar’s proposed