This Week In The News
Top 10 hijacking hotspots
During Q1 of the 2023/2024 financial period, a total of 5,488 vehicles were stolen in South Africa, down from 5,866 the year before, with the overwhelming majority (49.8%) being reported in the country’s most populous province, Gauteng.
KwaZulu-Natal experienced the second-most carjackings at 15.2%, followed by the Western Cape with 13.6%.
According to the SAPS’ statistics, the top 10 stations where hijackings were reported are as follows:
1) Harare, Western Cape – 100 reports
2) Olievenhoutbosch, Gauteng – 90 reports
3) Nyanga, Western Cape – 81 reports
4) Philippi East, Western Cape – 78 reports
5) Protea, Gauteng – 64 reports
6) Moroka, Gauteng – 60 reports
7) Orange Farms, Gauteng – 60 reports
8) Midrand, Gauteng – 59 reports
9) Tembisa, Gauteng – 56 reports
10) Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal – 55 reports
New Rolls-Royce Droptail – Only 4 available at R570 million each
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled the latest of its exclusive coachbuilt series, the Rolls- Royce Droptail. Inspired by high-speed sailing yachts of the 1930s, the roadster seats two and comes with a removable hardtop made from carbon fiber and electrochromic glass that alters the amount of light entering the interior at the touch of a button. Specific pricing on the vehicle has not been announced, but it is estimated to cost more than $30 million (R570 million).
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New Suzuki Jimny 5-door unveiled in South Africa
Suzuki has officially unveiled the long-awaited five-door version of the Jimny on local soil, which will be on display at this year’s Festival of Motoring in Gauteng and is scheduled to go on sale before the end of the year.
It is 360mm longer than the three-door, putting at a length of 3,985mm. It also boasts a wheelbase that is 340mm longer at 2,590mm. The final details surrounding the five-door Jimny, including its pricing, spec sheet, and model range, will be revealed closer to its launch date later this year.