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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.

Official petrol price adjustments for May

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has published the official fuel price adjustments for South Africa in May 2024.

All grades of petrol are going up by 37c per litre, while diesel is dropping by up to 36c per litre.

The adjustments are the result of changes in the international product prices for the respective fuels, as well as a depreciation in the US dollar/rand exchange rate.

Gate motor thieves targeting a new Joburg suburb

Gate motor theft is on the rise in the City of Johannesburg, and Bromhof is the latest suburb to be targeted.

Security group Fidelity ADT receives up to 20 reports of stolen gate motors per day from various suburbs, and Bromhof has started issuing reports for the first time.

The thefts are attributed to a thriving black market which strips down the motors for their components.

New Chinese bakkie launching in South Africa this week

LDV is entering the South African market with the new T60 bakkie.

The double cab is availabe in seven specifications, with prices starting at R480,000.

It is available in both 4×2 and 4×4 guises, and has access to two different turbocharged diesel engines.

New Ford Territory officially goes on sale in South Africa

The Ford Territory has officially gone on sale in South Africa at a starting price of R576,000.

The Territory is a midsize SUV and is available in three trim levels – Ambiente, Trend, and Titanium.

All three models share the same 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol Ecoboost engine.

New Jaecoo cars coming to South Africa – Dates and details

Jaecoo has announced that it is bringing another three cars to South Africa.

This two new SUVs, the J8, and a plug-in hybrid version of the recently-launched J7.

The Chinese carmaker is also launching its iCar electric brand under the Jaecoo banner with the 03 SUV.

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