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Chrysler Grand Voyager
 
What it offers
The vehicle is a 7-seater with brilliant versatility. The seats stow into the floor (the middle-row seats are manual, the third-row seats are stowed at the push of a button) – so if you’re looking for loads of space, this vehicle is a great choice. The Voyager also boasts great gadgets, like dual 9-inch DVD screens, and stain-resistant seat fabric – perfect for a car-full of children. The vehicle is equipped with an Obstacle Detection System that will sense most obstacles in the path of a closing tailgate or sliding door and reverse the operation. The Chrysler Grand Voyager has two engine options – the diesel 2.8 CRD 4 cylinder and the 3.8 V6.
 
What it costs
From R389,990–R489,990
 
 
Peugeot 5008
What it offers
 
The Peugeot 5008 is a 7-seater, including foldable passenger seating, so there’s more than enough space for the whole family. The car’s on-board multimedia system will keep children entertained on long car trips and the boot has ample space (from 758–823 litres). Other notable features are its six airbags protecting all three rows, Intelligent Traction Control, Rear Parking Sensor, Hill Assist and Cruise Control. The 5008 comes in a choice of 1.6 petrol engine equipped with manual or automatic transmission options and a 2.0 diesel option, which also comes with an automatic transmission.
 
What it costs
TBA on 15 April 2011
 
 
Volvo V60
 
What it offers
This Volvo sports a high performance sound system, accessory options including Rear Seat Entertainment and park assist camera, and a variety of choice for exterior colour and wheels. Referred to as a sports wagon, this new low CO2 Volvo model combines the sleek power of a sedan and the practical spaciousness of a wagon – the back seats can fold down. As with all Volvo cars, the V60 Sports Wagon is accompanied by an array of standard safety features, including Advanced Stability Control (ASC), Rollover Protection System (ROPS), Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC).
 
What it costs
Starting from R317,700
 
 
Jaguar XF Premium Luxury
 
What it offers
The Jaguar XF comes with a great choice of exterior colours, interior finishes as well as accessories. The Jaguar XF’s technology includes a blind spot monitor that warns the driver if it senses a vehicle hidden in his or her blind spot. This car also boasts many safety features, including an Active Pedestrian Protection system. This luxury vehicle not only sports a powerful yet efficient 3-litre diesel engine (3.0 V6 petrol also available), but is streets ahead in its class in terms of handling and refinement. All five engine choices utilise Jaguar’s acclaimed 6-speed electronic automatic transmission.
 
What it costs
Starting from R620,000
 
 
Toyota Fortuner
 
What it offers
The popular Fortuner boasts full luxury SUV features – leather seats, power windows, a front and rear split aircon system and comprehensive radio/CD player. Fortuner slots in between the RAV4 and the popular Prado to further bolster Toyota’s already comprehensive range. The vehicle has two engine options – the 1GR-FE 4.0 litre V6 petrol engine and the 3.0 D-4D diesel engine. It’s a great vehicle to not only ferry your children around the city but also to take on those longer trips around the country.
 
What it costs
From R377,500–R448,200
 
 
Range Rover Evoque
 
What it offers
This is a sporty SUV boasting Range Rover’s trademark luxury benefits, including touch-screen displays to control the vehicle’s infotainment systems. Range Rover Evoque is punted as the most compact Range Rover ever. Its sleek design helps to minimise weight and improve aerodynamic performance, while delivering sporty, agile handling. The compact size also allows it to benefit from lightweight, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, which combine superior performance with Range Rover’s lowest CO2 emissions to date. The most efficient version will deliver an exceptional performance of less than 130g/km. The vehicle launches in South Africa towards the end of 2011.
 
What it costs
TBA in October 2011
 
 
If you drive an ideal family car not on this list, let us know what it is and what you love about it.
The costs quoted above are recommended retail prices. Please confirm the latest prices with your dealer.

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