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Rise in hijackings, worst traffic in SA... top motoring stories of the week

2017-10-29 08:00

Cape Town - Vehicle crime statistics and the safest cars under R160 000 dominated the headlines this week on Wheels24, here's a list of our top performing stories. 

5. The world’s top selling car model in every country

Data showing the most popular car sold in each country makes for interesting reading. For example in Southern Africa the Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in SA, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and Lesotho. 

The car market today is overflowing with different models, but which car is king of the roads in your country? Take a look at the map to find out.

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4. World's most congested cities: Here's where SA ranks

According to an annual global traffic index produced by satnav specialist TomTom, Cape Town surpassed Johannesburg as the most congested city in South Africa in 2013. It has hung onto the infamous title ever since. 

As bleak as congestion is in SA it's a lot worse in many places around the world.

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3. We drive the Mercedes-Benz bakkie in Chile 

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its X-Class bakkie at its World Premier in Cape Town earlier in July. Now, the automaker has conducted its first set of test drives for its next-generation bakkie in Chile.

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2. 'Silly season is here, crime is on the rise' - Safety tips to avoid hijackings

Our biggest mistake as drivers are that we have become complacent in our thinking trying to remain positive by saying words like “It won’t happen to me” or being macho making it known that “I will show them”.

1. SA's safest entry-level cars for less than R160 000

What are the safest budget cars in SA? The Automobile Association (AA) has released its second annual 'Entry-Level Vehicle Safety Report', assessing the safety features of entry-level vehicles. 

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