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5 important things that happened in South Africa’s car industry this week

These were the five biggest stories in South Africa’s transport industry this week.

New Toyota cars launched in South Africa – Pricing

Toyota has officially launched the mild-hybrid versions of the Hilux and Fortuner in South Africa, which start at R774,800 and R834,800, respectively.

The pricing of the new Hilux GR-Sport has also been uncovered, revealing that it will be the third-most expensive Hilux in the local market.

Additionally, the company has confirmed it will reveal its new compact crossover, the Urban Cruiser Taisor, in early April.

Cape Town traffic fine roadshow – Dates and details

Cape Town is bringing back its traffic fine roadshow ahead of the Easter Weekend due to popular demand.

The roadshow provides a convenient way for motorists to clear any outstanding fines or warrants on their records, and will once again be available at the Cape Town Civic Centre.

It will run from Monday 25 March to Wednesday 27 March, and opens at 08h30 daily.

12 cars owned by South Africa’s only F1 champion are heading to the auction blocks

A total of 12 different cars from Jody Scheckter’s personal collection are going up for auction in South Africa in May.

Scheckter is the only South African to ever win an F1 race, which he achieved in 1979.

The collection includes cars dating as far back as 1960 from brands such as Ferrari, McLaren, and Tyrrell.

One of South Africa’s biggest budget airlines could be making a comeback

The private sale of Mango is set to proceed after years of delays, setting the stage for a potential comeback.

The state-owned subsidiary of South African Airways went into business rescue in 2021 and later found a private buyer for Mango in early 2022.

However, the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) did not sign off on the deal, leading to a court battle that has only just been resolved.

Electric Isuzu D-Max revealed – Everything you need to know

Isuzu is planning to unveil a fully-electric version of its popular bakkie, the D-Max, in the coming weeks.

It features a 66.9kWh battery and a pair of electric motors that produce a combined 130kW and 325Nm.

The electric double cab is scheduled to go on sale in various markets starting in 2025.

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