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Best-selling cars, bakkies, SUV... top 10 SA motoring stories

2017-03-03 15:19

HIGH FIVE: The seventh-generation of the BMW 5 Series has been launched in South Africa. Image: Sergio Davids

Cape Town - From top-selling cars in February, to a new Rolls-Royce SUV spotted testing in George, we list 10 stories you shouldn't miss this week.

South Africa has one of the most extensive road networks in the world and many manufacturers often choose our routes to test future models in hot-weather conditions.

This week our readers spotted two Mercedes-Benz vehicles being tested while Wheels24 editor Sergio Davids captured images of two Rolls-Royce vehicles (the Phantom and new Cullinan) in George. 

New vehicle sales for February 2017 has been released by Naamsa and we have figures for bakkies, passenger cars and even luxury SUVs.

There's also been a couple of new car launches this week, including BMW's new 5 Series and Toyota's funky-looking urban crossover the C-HR.

Top 10 motoring stories of the week:

1. SA vehicle sales: Here's all you need to know

New vehicle sales, used cars, industry forecast... here's your monthly car-sales dashboard for the South African auto industry.

Read the full article here.

2. Heavy flooding on Joburg, Ekurhuleni roads: Here's what motorists should do

A flooding warning has been issued for various parts of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni because of heavy rains.

Read the full article here.

3. ICYMI: Alpine A110 shown ahead of Geneva motor show debut

Ahead of the Geneva International Motor Show, Alpine reveals the first images of the new two-seater sports car it will premiere.

Read the full article here.

4. 10th largest road network! How many SA routes are paved, gravel?

Sanral has published information on the country's 746 978km road network. Do you know how many of South Africa's roads are actually paved versus gravel?

Read the full article here.

5. WATCH: All you need to know about the 2017 BMW 5 Series

Take an in depth video tour of the new BMW 5 Series sedan launched in South Africa this week.

Watch the video here.

6. Toyota shows off its new crossover C-HR in SA: Prices, details

Toyota's C-HR crossover has been launched in South Africa, Wheels24's Janine van der Post says the automaker has a winning formula with the urban cruiser.

Read the full article here.

7. 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class spotted in SA

A reader has sent us photographs of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class undergoing hot weather testing in Mpumalanga. Check out the images of Mercedes' new 4x4.

Read the full article here.

8. What a crash! Bakkie escapee goes flying back to jail

A bystander captured the moment Kevonte Dekorey Austin (18), attempting to flee the police, sent a Toyota Tacoma bakkie flying during a high-speed crash.

Read the full article here.

9. 5 things we learned from #F1Testing

Formula 1's faster and more powerful cars for 2017 were put through their paces for the first time in Barcelona this week.

Read the full article here.

10. New SA-bound Land Rover Velar due in 2017

The new Range Rover Velar, positioned between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport, will arrive in South Africa later in 2017.

Read the full article here.

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