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.
The Peugeot bakkie making a hugely anticipated return to the local market was undoubtedly one of the biggest motoring stories of the year. After not playing in the segment for decades, the Peugeot bakkie is back in the form of the Landtrek.
It might be a bit early for South Africa’s pair of most popular bakkies, the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux, to have reason for concern, but the first impressions of the Landtrek were quite solid. To see a video of the Peugeot bakkie in action, click here.
For The Citizen’s full analysis of the new Peugeot bakkie, click on the link below.
The rest of The Citizen’s 2021 Motoring Newsmakers are: