This week on #AutoCentral, SA’s No. 1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi unpack why the bakkie is so popular in South Africa, including a quick history lesson on this unique body-type. Martin Pretorius joins the conversation to highlight the latest round of upgrades to Toyota’s best-selling car in SA - the Toyota Hilux. Finally, the team answers some of your bakkie-related questions, including the best options for buyers on a budget. Powered by AutoTrader.

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