Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
The Isuzu D-Max, formerly known as the KB, has become a popular choice for many and has now added a new model to the range with the introduction of a limited edition X-Rider Black.
No surprise here, but the Toyota Hilux was again the best-selling vehicle in South Africa for September 2019.
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In the second of this two-part series, we look at more awesome bakkies launched in SA this year.
We take a look at which manufacturers sold the most vehicles in South Africa during the first half of 2019.
A bakkie buyer can literally lose tens of thousands of Rands when the time comes to sell. We look at bakkies with the best resale value obtained at auctions.
The Isuzu D-MAX range has an exciting and very exclusive new limited-edition flagship, and it is a derivative which takes off-road prowess to new heights.
If you're thinking of buying a pre-owned bakkie, these basic tips might come in handy to help you choose the right option.
Zimbabweans love their Isuzu bakkies - in particular, the Isuzu double-cab, with a healthy market share jumping to 25% in 2018.
Volkswagen is the most recent manufacturer to partner with Iceland's Arctic Trucks. We look at some oother examples over the years from Toyota, Isuzu and Nissan.
The Isuzu D-Max X-Rider Black, a limited-edition double cab 4x2 based on the popular 2.5 litre diesel D-Max has been re-introduced to the South African market for another limited period.
'I treat my bakkie very well and talk to my bakkie every day. I ask the bakkie to drive nicely and tell the bakkie that I rely on it, to get me where I need to be,' says 74-year-old Gerhard du Toit of his beloved Isuzu bakkie.
Expectations. Normally it is a good thing. But it can also be counter-productive, especially when the final product does not live up to the initial hype created around it.
Though the Toyota Hilux ended July 2019 as the best-selling bakkie in SA, its sales figure was substantially lower than the previous month.
The Toyota Hilux proved to be force to be reckoned with in June 2019, outselling its closest rival, the Ford Ranger, by nearly 3000 units.
'South Africa is becoming a global bakkie assembly hub of choice. Here are the locally built bakkies we can justifiable be proud of as local automotive enthusiasts', writes Lance Branquinho.
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'As a company we experienced a wave of positive change throughout the organisation both operationally, strategically and in the market place,' says Isuzu Motors South Africa CEO and MD Michael Sacke.
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