Local is lekker: South Africans love buying locally-built cars

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Several motor manufacturers build cars in South Africa, most notably Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford and Nissan.

Luxury German automakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz also have factories in the country. 

Data generated by vehicle specialists Lightstone Auto  shows that 108 827 passenger and light commercial vehicles were produced from January and to June 2019. 

By looking more closely at the data we list which are the five top-selling locally-produced vehicles so far in 2019, according to Lightstone: 

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