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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 Hilux models for South Africa

Toyota launched several new Hilux models in South Africa over the week.

The first was the new GR-Sport III, which has finally gone on sale at a starting price of R999,000.

The carmaker also updated the popular Raider specification, with 10 variations on offer starting at R563,200.

New Chinese car brand setting up shop in South Africa

A new Chinese automaker known as Jetour is quietly setting up in South Africa.

Jetour is a Chery Group subsidiary in its home market, however, it is launching in ours as an independent brand.

It has procured a dealership in Centurion, Gauteng, though none of its vehicles are available as yet.

New LDV 7-seater now in South Africa

The first units of the new LDV D90 have arrived in South Africa.

Scheduled to go on sale in the final quarter of 2024, the D90 is a seven-seater SUV from the country’s newest auto brand.

LDV made its local debut in May with its first product, the T60 bakkie.

New Opel Corsa launched in South Africa

The updated Opel Corsa has officially gone on sale in South Africa.

The iconic hatchback is available across a total of three derivatives, and prices start at R374,900.

All three units are powered by a 1.2.-litre turbocharged petrol engine, with the top-spec model offering a little more oomph than its siblings.

World’s biggest BMW festival coming back to South Africa

BMW’s largest motoring festival – M Fest – is coming back to South Africa after a two-year break.

It last made an appearance in 2022 and is set to return to the Kyalami Raceway in Gauteng.

It will run for a total of three days, from 24 to 27 October 2024.

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