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Merc's X-Class bakkie gets axed

Mercedes-Benz will soon cease production of its double-cab bakkie.

SEE | Here's the bakkie of the decade

'Our choice for bakkie of the decade is slow, date and indispensable,' writes Lance Branquinho.

ICYMI: SA's export sales heroes, Dakar Rally action - top motoring stories

2019-01-15 08:02

Khaya Dondolo

From a mere 25 000 vehicles exported in 1998 South African manufacturing industry have been growing ever since.

It has been two decades since South Africa’s automotive industry started gearing its industrial engineering efforts towards serving the global export market, and the growth story is inspiring, writes Lance Branquinho.

READ: Volkswagen Group sets new all-time record for most car sales

An unfortunate event happened in Peru on day 6 of Dakar rally when a South African spectator was injured after being hit by a truck. 

Did you know that 5 out of the top 13 automobile groups own a massive 33 car brands? With all 13 owning 56 in total? We look at some of the biggest vehicle groups in the world.

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