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2017-08-04 15:25

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Rouel van Nelson

Cape Town - South Africa's car sales improve, Toyota's Hilux reclaims the local bakkie throne and another Ford Kuga was spotted ablaze... the first few days of August 2017 has already produced many great motoring stories.

A Ford Kuga was spotted ablaze in Gauteng as the automaker rolled out 'phase 2' of its global SUV recall plan.

SA car sales

The local auto industry saw a minor improvement in overall sales but the biggest highlight lies with exports; 35 486 vehicles, an increase of 6456 units or 22.2% compared to the 29 030 vehicles exported in July last year.

The all-new Land Rover Discovery was launched in SA early in July 2017 and already, the 4x4 has made huge impact in the luxury SUV market. Toyota may have trailed the Ford in bakkie sales but in July the Hilux has made triumphant return to the top, out-selling the Ranger by 800 units.

On a lighter note, we featured a cool campaign by Mercedes-Benz which sees fans and celebrities perform their best "AMG engine" impression as the automaker celebrates 50 years of its performance AMG division.

Here are the top 10 motoring stories of the week:

1.Good news for SA! Car sales rise, 'massive' increase in exports - Naamsa


2.Euro ban on diesel, petrol vehicles: What does it mean for SA?



3.SA's best-selling cars: Vivo leads the way, Kia makes the top 10


4.SA's best-selling bakkies: Toyota Hilux dominates in July


5.SA car sales: New Land Rover Discovery makes bold statement



6.Ford, Porsche continue to sell the most sports cars in SA

7.Another Kuga catches fire in Gauteng, Ford SA responds


8.How big are Hyundai and Kia in SA? Naamsa car sales reveals

9.BMW launches new 3 Series Edition models for SA


10.Can you do the #AMGgrowl? SA celebs celebrate 50 years of Mercedes AMG



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