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MID-WEEK WRAP: From new models to motorsport, we list the top stories of the week so far. Image: Supplied

Charlen Raymond

Cape Town – From Nico Rosberg botching the 2016 German GP to a South African driver reacting to Mercedes' hulking 6x6 spotted on our roads, the first few days of August 2016 has seen an interesting mix of motoring articles. 

The smallest sedan in the Mercedes-Benz line-up, the CLA, has undergone a facelift. The updated sedan has arrived in South Africa.   

Using a cellphone while driving, inexperience behind the wheel, distracted by "attractive pedestrians"... a survey highlights the dangers of young drivers.  

Here are the top 7 stories of the week so far:

1. 'What is this?!' - SA driver's brilliant reaction to spotting a Merc 6x6

An SA driver spotted a monstrous Mercedes-AMG 6x6 travelling in Cape Town. He can be heard screaming: “What is this?! What is that?!” 

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2. Vehicle sales: Top-selling cars, bakkies in SA

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has released its vehicle sales figures for July 2016. Despite the slump in the automotive industry, thousands of vehicles are sold each month. We list the top-selling cars and bakkies in SA.

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3. Has Nico Rosberg already 'lost the title'

Nico Rosberg botched the first lap of German GP and with it saw Lewis Hamilton ultimately win the race and extend his lead by 19-points. Pundits and former F1 veterans, like Franck Montagny, believe Rosberg has already lost the 2016 title despite many races left on the calendar.

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4. Mercedes' updated CLA arrives in SA

Mercedes-Benz’s refreshed CLA was launched in SA this week. Though it's the German automaker’s ‘smallest’ sedan, the new model does not skimp on luxury or tech. 

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5 Driven: Volvo's refreshed V40 arrives in SA

Design tweaks, new engines, updated interior trim... We drive Volvo's updated V40 and V40 Cross Country in Cape Town.

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6. Did this pooch take revenge by crashing its owner's car?

A female motorist left her two dogs in a hot car at a shopping centre parking lot. One of the dogs reportedly became restless and managed to disengage the vehicle's parking brake. The unsecured vehicle rolled into a shopping centre. Fortunately, the animals were unhurt.

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7 Young drivers become careless during holidays – survey

From using their cellphones while driving to being distracted by "attractive pedestrians"... a survey highlights the dangers of young drivers.  Click here to read the full story.



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