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2017-02-17 15:28

TOP STORIES: We experienced Maserati's sleek Levante in Cape Town. Image: Kim van Zyl

Cape Town - From a naked hijacker in Johannesburg to an exclusive drive in the new Maserati Levante - here’s a list of the top 10 SA motoring stories you shouldn't miss.

Arrive Alive reported that a naked woman attempted to stop a truck driver as part of new hijacking tactic.

In terms of local models, we experience the new Maserati Levante, the automaker's first SUV, and the refreshed Mazda BT-50 bakkie.

Wheels24's Janine van der Post has been testing the new SA-bound Volkswagen Golf and Amarok in Germany, we’ve compiled a list of 10 things you should know about both models before they arrive locally later in 2017. 

Here's a list of our top 10 local stories this week:

1. Naked woman 'may have been involved in another hijacking' - Arrive Alive

Remember the 'naked hijacker'? Arrive Alive reveals that she has since been identified and 'worked together with others in an attempt to hijack a truck'.

Click here to read the full story.

2. We drive Maserati's Levante in SA: Luxury R1.65-million SUV

Wheels24's Charlen Raymond goes for a drive in the all-new Maserati Levante and says the 'SUV was made to entertain in pure Maserati fashion'.

Click here to read the full story.

ImageKim van Zyl

3. #Dineo hits SA: Here's what SA motorists should do

Tropical storm Dineo is affecting parts of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KZN. Read our guide on dealing with flooded roads and adverse weather conditions.

Click here to read the full story.


4. SA Victims of Crime survey: How hijackers, car thieves operate

A survey of around 30 000 South Africans provides details of how thieves break into cars, steal vehicles and what time they hit their victims, reports Stats SA.

Click here to read the full story.

5. Refreshed SA-bound Golf: 10 things you should know

Volkswagen's hugely successful Golf 7 will receive a major update. We have details and images of the new SA-bound Golf. What's more, the GTD is headed for SA!

Click here to read the full story.

6. Eish! SA road rage compilation: How to deal with angry motorists

Angry, aggressive motorists are a sad reality on SA's roads. Watch this insane local road-rage compilation. We give advice on how to deal with unruly drivers.

Click here to read the full story.



7. Mazda's refreshed BT-50: A 'premium alternative' bakkie

Mazda has launched its refreshed BT-50 in SA. Wheels24's Charlen Raymond drives the Japanese automaker's facelifted bakkie.

Click here to read the full story.

8. Victim of smash & grab in SA? 13 ways to protect yourself

The AA has warned motorists to be vigilant while driving, and to ensure they take 'responsibility for their own, and their passengers’ safety'.

Click here to read the full story.

9. EFC trainer Anthony Kettle survives nasty head-on crash

Mixed Martial Arts trainer, Anthony Kettle, walked away from a very nasty head-on collision in Parklands, Cape Town.

Click here to read the full story.

10. Starry line-up for 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

The eighth edition of the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which features Classic Car Friday and King of the Hill events, will take place in May.

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