Merc's X-Class bakkie gets axed

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

SEE: Here are the top 10 motoring stories of 2018

2018-12-31 15:00

Janine Van der Post, Robin Classen

The world of motoring has been buzzing with record fuel hikes in SA while bakkies and new models have always been a popular topic to our readers. We look at the top 10 most read stories of the year. 

The local fuel price saga is definitely the top of the pile with ever-increasing hikes throughout the entire year, and while the last couple of months have brought some kind of relief, it has been a strenuous year for all consumers. Naturally, this was the most-read motoring story of 2018.

Next up was the Chinese bus driver who saved up tipped coins for years to buy his dream BMW. A bank had to send 11 employees with money-counting machines to tally up the cash at the dealership. 

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VW's new Tarok concept bakkie was a huge hit with SA readers, sadly the bakkie won't be making its way to our local market.

Other popular stories included Hyundai's new Kona SUV and car noises you should not ignore.

The United States Grand Prix was the most-watched race this year, or at least the most popular, while the Max Verstappen and Esteban Ocon drama made the top 10 list too.

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