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2016-12-09 14:57

LOCAL HILUX TEST: WegRY conducted its own test of the moose test on the Toyota Hilux. Image: YouTube

Cape Town - From a Toyota Hilux towing a huge truck to Ford's Mustang leading SA sports car sales... the first week of December 2016 has seen many interesting motoring stories.

A Hilux driver in the Northern Cape pulled a 19-ton truck out of a ditch. It may sound hard to believe but a video shows SA's most popular bakkie pulling it off.

In other news, Citroen has halted sales of its new vehicles in South Africa, Audi celebrates 20 years of its A3 and the Ford Mustang was the best-selling sports car for November 2016.

Here is our list of 11 top stories:

1. WATCH: Toyota's Hilux might fail a 'moose test' but can haul a huge 19 ton truck out of a ditch

A Wheels24 reader sent us this clip of a Toyota Hilux towing a huge truck out of a ditch with his champion bakkie. The owner says the truck weighs approximately 19 tons with its trailer attached...

Click here to watch the full video.

2. SA sports car sales hit by November slump

Sports cars are popular in South African but economic pressure is slowing sales of these performance vehicles. We list the best-selling models.

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3. Road trip through Southern Africa: Idyllic Mozambique

Mozambique is a country with much more to offer than just perfect beaches. It's a paradise escape for those seeking an awesome road trip. Here's all you need to know!

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4. Citroen South Africa: No more new sales

Citroen South Africa says it will no longer be selling any new cars for the Citroen brand as part of a renewed focus on Peugeot in 2017. Local owners of Citroen cars will continue to be supported.

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5. Does Toyota's Hilux bakkie 'breeze through' this SA handling test?

Remember the clip showing Toyota's Hilux failing handling tests? WegRy performed its own 'moose test' with SA's most popular bakkie on local soil. Find out how the Hilux fared...

Click here to watch the full video.

6. X5 dominates, Levante joins the fray... Best-selling luxury SUVs in SA

Luxury SUVs, some carrying a pricetag of more than a R1-million, performed admirably during November 2016 with hundreds sold in SA. Maserati's Levante has joined the fray...

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7. 14 ways to survive an SA road trip

It's festive season! The Automobile Association urges all drivers to consider the road and weather conditions of the route they will be using, as well as at their destinations. Here are 14 tips...

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8. Road trip through Southern Africa: Exploring wild Botswana

Botswana is one of the best Southern African countries to experience a safari. Our road trip guide will help you make the most of your journey.

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9. 20 years, 3 generations... the evolution of Audi's A3

Audi is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its A3. We reflect on three generations of the German automaker's popular model.

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10. SA Classic Car Show: Rare models rock Nasrec

American muscle, vintage Volkswagen, custom trucks... Dries Van Der Walt takes in all the rare and wonderful vehicles showcased at the annual Classic Car Show in Johannesburg.

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11. Here are the most likely times you could be hijacked in SA

Hijackings in SA are most likely to occur on a 'Friday from 8pm - 12am', according to data from the SAPS, security companies and Insurance Crime Bureau. Check out this list of hijacking hotspots and times for SA.

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