This Week In The News
DID YOU KNOW
1) South Africans have over 45 automakers to choose from when buying a new set of wheels, with more than 2,500 individual models being available to browse in all price ranges.
2) While not part of official legislation, motorists in South Africa are allowed a “tolerance” of 10km/h above the speed restriction of a particular road, in which if they are caught, they won’t be fined.
3) Suzuki has confirmed that the long-awaited Jimny 5-door will go on sale between September and December this year.
4) The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is currently the most powerful electric car you can buy in South Africa. With 2 powerful electric motors (one over each axle) delivering mammoth outputs of 560 kW and 1 050 Nm, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S claims 2.8 seconds in the sprint from zero to 100kph with a top speed of 260 kph.
5) The most powerful bakkie is the Ford Ranger Raptor, which produces almost 300kW of power and 583Nm of torque thanks to Ford's decision to swap its 2.0-litre diesel for a 3.0-litre petrol V6.
6) There are more than 11 000 000 registered vehicles in South Africa.
7) In 2022, petroleum consumption for South Africa was 521 thousand barrels per day. One barrel of oil contains 159 liters. This means 82 839 000 liters per day on average
8) The average age of the carpark in South Africa is 10 years and 6 months . The average age of motorcars is 10 years; minibuses 13 years, buses 11 years and trucks 12 years.
9) Toyota has a ‘baby Hilux’ bakkie on the horizon for SA
10) Toyota Is The Largest Car Manufacturer In The World. Toyota makes approximately 13,000 cars every day!
11) A woman named Mary Anderson invented windshield wipers in 1905
Est. Value: $4.8 Million*
Produced by: Mercedes
The people of Dubai have been making an art out of spending money on over-the-top items that most people could only dream of. The motor vehicles in Dubai will most certainly turn a few heads, but none will do so more often than the diamond-encrusted Mercedes.
South Africans Rated as the World’s Worst Drivers
News▪ Posted August 31, 2023
By: Siyavuya Mbaduli
As a country, we recently bagged the title of ‘Best Country’ in the 2023 Telegraph Travel Awards, but we seem to have a bit of a split personality. On one hand, we’re rocking those travel awards and on the other hand, we’re apparently holding the title for the worst drivers in a study comparing us to 19 other semi-developed and developed nations
No surprise here.........
AUGUST 2023 SALES DATA USED CARS
TOP 10 DERIVATIVES USED CAR SALES
1) VOLKSWAGEN POLO VIVO 1.4 TRENDLINE (5DR)
2) FORD RANGER 2.2TDCI XL P/U D/C
3) NISSAN NP200 1.6 A/C SAFETY PACK P/U S/C
4) CHERY TIGGO 4 PRO 1.5 COMFORT CVT
5) SUZUKI ERTIGA 1.5 GA
6) CHERY TIGGO 7 PRO 1.5T EXECUTIVE CVT
7) RENAULT TRIBER 1.0 DYNAMIQUE / ZEN
8) TOYOTA FORTUNER 2.4GD-6 R/B A/T
9) CHERY TIGGO 4 PRO 1.5T ELITE CVT
10) HYUNDAI I20 1.2 MOTION
THE 5 BEST USED CAR SELLERS
THE TOP 3 USED COMMERCIAL VEHICLES SALES
1) FORD RANGER 2.2TDCI XL P/U D/C
2) NISSAN NP200 1.6 A/C SAFETY PACK P/U S/C
3) NISSAN NP200 1.6 P/U S/C
Average age of used vehicles: 6 Years