The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
South Africa is one of the world's most lucrative bakkie markets, hence automaker's are always looking to introduce new models locally.
The Toyota Hilux was the top-selling bakkie in South Africa during the second month of the year.
Isuzu has bolstered its range with five new automatic models, despite the next-generation D-Max to be built in SA at the end of 2021. Lance Branquinho takes a look at the 'new' model range.
The Toyota Hilux carried its 2019 momentum into 2020 by ending the year's first month as the top-selling bakkie in SA.
In what is no surprise, the Toyota Hilux ended the last month of 2019 as the best-selling bakkie in South Africa.
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.
The South African automotive industry has implemented several safety protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic, but for now it's still business as usual locally.
Triber, i30N, Seltos, and D-Max... Here are all the new vehicles that were launched in SA last week.
Isuzu South Africa has expanded its D-Max range locally with the addition of a new gearbox.
Wheels24's Charlen Raymond reviewed the Isuzu D-Max X-Rider Black on an extended test. Here are his findings following four weeks of 'ownership'.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Off-road video footage of 2019's most anticipated bakkies!
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.
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Cape TownTumaini ConsultingR600 000.00 - R800 000.00 Per Year
R 2 650 000
R 6 950 000
R 4 500 000
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