Festival gets under way

The WesBank Festival of Motoring that opens to the public at Kyalami from tomorrow will see a couple of debutante manufacturers taking part along with tantalising glimpses of cars to come.

Mahindra South Africa will make its debut at this year’s event with a trio of special edition vehicles.


The company will focus on its range of off-road ready models, which will be available to test drive at the 4×4 Village. Here guests will be able to experience the full capabilities of the Mahindra 4×4 models on a range of obstacles specifically created to put them to the test.

The three limited edition models that will be showcased at the event are the Pik Up S10 Karoo, the Scorpio S11 Adventure and the Thar Adventure Series.

The S10 Pik Up Karoo Edition was first launched in February in celebration of the company’s first year of local vehicle production. It has since become a firm favourite among enthusiasts, who are looking for a luxury off-road pick up that is only marginally more expensive than the standard model.

The S10 Karoo is immediately identifiable thanks to its blacked-out cosmetic package, including dark off-road alloy wheels, a dark nudge bar and dark Karoo-branded roll bar. The model also has Karoo decals and features all the luxuries of the S10 model range, including satellite navigation and climate control.

The Thar Adventure Series was first launched in limited numbers in March this year, following feedback from Thar owners and overland specialists.

It features a set of off-road bumpers, which has integrated LED fog lights in front and recovery points for a high lift jack at the front and rear. Both bumpers also have mounting points for accessories such as a winch or tow bar.

The Thar Adventure Series also has a custom-designed steel canopy and off-road ready alloy wheels. A factory-fitted snorkel rounds off the standard equipment and there are a number of optional extras available, including hard-wearing rock sliders and more off-road focused tyres.

Completing the line-up is a special Adventure Edition of the Scorpio S11 SUV. This model is fitted with Mahindra’s 2,2litre turbo-diesel engine, which delivers 88 kW and 289 Nm of torque and, like the Pik Up, offers electronic shift-on-the fly capabilities between low- and high range.

On the S11 Scorpio, Mahindra has added a replacement front and rear bumper, which increases the vehicle’s approach angle and adds additional tow and recovery points. The S11 Adventure Edition is also equipped with a roof rack, 17-inch alloy wheels and custom-designed rain visors.



Haval South Africa will exhibit at the 2019 Wesbank Festival of motoring for the third time in as many years after a year filled with huge milestones and accomplishments being reached and achieved by the leading Chinese Motor Vehicle manufacturer in South Africa.

The 2019 exhibition promises to be another turn out for the books for China’s favourite SUV and bakkie brand as Haval Motor Southern Africa will have no less than 34 vehicles on display, to test drive on the self-drive track or to be chauffer driven on the main circuit and the 4X4 track.

A full range of GWM bakkies will be on display at the 4X4 arena as well as a full range of Haval SUVs ranging from the ever popular Haval H1 all the way up to the top of the pile Haval H9.


The newly released Haval H6 1.5 Turbo Luxury model will be on display and available to test as well as the sleek and stylish Haval H6C and Haval H2.

Haval will be having lucky draws and customer interactions on all three of our stands namely at the Handling track, the 4X4 arena and the main pit building (Pit 10 to Pit 15).

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