Having spent two days treating the motoring press to a frenzy of launches and announcements, the car companies are now showing off their latest and greatest to the rest of the world at the Johannesburg International Motor Show.
Here are some of the highlights that you can look forward to if cars, pretty girls and a reasonable dose of exercise are on your agenda in the next week.
No motor show would be complete without the fantasy world that concept cars bring to the picture and JIMS dished out its fair share of imagination. The prize for the most stunning of them all, in our book, goes to the Honda NSX and the best news is that it'll spawn a production model in less than two years from now.
The Ford Evos, on the other hand, is a racy culmination of Ford's latest design trends, while the Citroen GQ pretty much does the same for the French brand. Toyota's 86 Open Concept shows what an 86 Roadster would look like while the BMW X4 Concept (which is close to reality), Nissan Resonance, VW Cross Coupe and Renault Duster Detour explore the sportier side of the crossover world.
PACKING A PUNCH
Performance cars are the centrepieces on many a stand at JIMS and octane-veined visitors are sure to have the BMW i8 hybrid, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible and Mercedes-Benz SLS Black Series on their 'to drool over' lists.
Affordable thrills are also provided by the bucket load, with the likes of Peugeot's RCZ-R, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo and Kia Cerato Koup 1.6T providing interesting alternatives to the hot hatch brat pack.
On that note, Renault's funky new Clio RS is also making its first SA appearance at JIMS.
SMART NEW SEDANS
If you're doing some sensible tyre-kicking, you'll see a glut of new four-door sedans that are making their way to South Africa within the next year.
Grandest of them all is the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which claims to be the absolute best car in the world.
If you like to order large but you've lost the squillionaire checkbook, take a peek at the new Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Lexus ES. If small-to-medium is your fit then you might be considering the new Audi A3 sedan, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla and GWM's C30 and C50 models.
With the crossover segment spreading like a wildfire, there's little surprise in seeing an abundance of these vehicles on the JIMS stands.
The real segment expansion, though, is happening at the compact end of the scale and here you'll get to meet new entrants like the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Peugeot 2008 and GWM M4, which are coming to SA, and the Opel Mokka, which might be heading our way if GM makes its mind up anytime soon.
JIMS also marked the launch of South Africa's cheapest 1.3-litre hatchback, the new FAW V2. At the funkier end of the hatchback scale, Opel is showing off its Adam city car, which it is considering for SA introduction.
GM is, however, providing South Africans with something of a pocket rocket, when the new Chevrolet Sonic RS lands here early next year.