Two-thousand-and-twenty-one was an interesting year for the South African motoring landscape.
Some things changed, like an acceleration towards greener cars, while others stayed the same like Toyota topping the monthly sales charts.
In this series of 2021 Motoring Newsmakers, The Citizen looks back at the top 20 most popular online stories of the year. The series is dominated by South Africa’s most popular body style, bakkies, while the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 was by far the most viewed single model on our website. Other local favourites in the form of hot hatches, fuel efficient hatchbacks, big, mean SUVs, compact SUVs, Mercedes-AMGs and BMW M cars also drew their fair share of attention.
South Africa is bakkie country and sales in this segment is dominated by the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Isuzu D-Max. These manufacturers know that South African buyers like attractive bakkie styling and Isuzu’s party trick in this regard comes in the form of the Isuzu X-Rider.
Online Motoring Reporter Charl Bosch sampled the Isuzu D-Max 300 3.0TD X-Rider double cab which is priced at R590 300 and offers a good=looking alternative to the Hilux and Ranger. To read what Charl had to say about the Isuzu, click on the link below.
To see the rest of our 2021 Motoring Newsmakers, click on the links below.