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Editor's pick | A new bakkie, Sanitisers a no-no for cars - This week's top motoring stories

2020-04-12 20:02

Janine Van der Post

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Earlier this week, Wheels24 published some news about GWM's new P Series bakkie heading for South Africa. Our readers could not get enough of it, and our mailbox was inundated with praise for the vehicle.

Our most-read story though trumped even the bakkie news, according to Autotrader's CEO George Mienie, it's not a good idea to clean the interior of your vehicle with hand sanitisers during lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. He tells us what you should use instead. 

Wheels24 contributor Lance Branquinho explains why Toyota SA has dropped both the V6 engine and the manual gearbox in its latest Fortuner offering.

And, we take a look at Project Henry, a Land Rover Series II with a 6.2-litre V8 engine.

Happy reading and stay safe out there!


1. Cleaning your car's interior with hand sanitisers during lockdown might not be such a good idea

Most South Africans are wiping down surfaces in their homes and offices with disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers. But what about your car?

Suzuki Swift SE interior

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2. Three reasons why the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux should worry about GWM’s new P Series

Toyota and Ford might not be too bothered, but the all-new GWM P Series bakkie could give them a headache or two.

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3. 'One of the most beautiful double cab bakkies I have ever seen' - Readers respond to GWM's new P Series

Following our story of GWM launching their new P Series double cab bakkie in South Africa, Wheels24 readers stepped up to the plate and gave their two cents on the matter.

GWM P series

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4. Why Toyota discontinued the V6 engine in its Fortuner range

No more petrol engines or manual gearboxes for SA’s favourite SUV. We explain.

Toyota Fortuner, Epic Black

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5. Project Henry - This Land Rover Series II with a 6.2-litre V8 engine is what SUV dreams are made of

The Project Henry is a Series II that blends modern technology with classic Land Rover style and trim details.

Project Henry: Land Rover Series II

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