This week on #AutoCentral, SA’s No.1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi discuss the local growth of double-cabs in South Africa, and predict which body-type will steal the sales in 2021. Lawrence Minnie enters the conversation to compare three new special edition double-cabs - Toyota Hilux Legend, Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label and Ford Ranger Thunder. Lastly, the team answers your motoring questions... including buying a car in another province, and whether it’s a good idea to buy a high mileage used double-cab bakkie. Powered by AutoTrader.

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The French have always done things their own way, and 2021's New Year's celebrations were sensational to say the least - cars were set alight as part of a game, we kid you not. A hapless Canadian bought the same model of car twice, only to have it stolen twice. 'Scrap Car Comparisons' is a company offering unconventional therapy to car owners who don't know how to dispose of their old motor vehicles. Finally, you might be surprised at the results of a study into where most car accidents take place. Powered by AutoTrader.

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On this week’s #AutoCentral, SA’s no. 1 motoring podcast, host George Mienie and his co-anchor Wandile Sishi look back on the madness and disruption in 2020 that was experienced by the automotive industry, and they unpack some of the trends that have come about as a result for future car shoppers. Martin Pretorius joins the discussion to reveal why BMW’s X6 M50i is a performance bargain, especially if you are considering the beefier BMW X6M... and the team answers your pressing motoring questions, such as if and how to buy a car in SA as a non-resident and much more. Powered by AutoTrader.

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It's that time of year when people will be driving to their holiday destinations, and George gives us tips on how to drive safely with a trailer. The Germans have thrown some prohibitive bureaucracy the way of Tesla, and it threatens to dent the earnings of Elon and his shareholders. Also in Germany, a delivery driver worked the system for 40 years - until the devil inevitably came for his pound of flesh… Plus: an app that will refuel your car at a location of your choice? Sign us up! Powered by AutoTrader.

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This week on #AutoCentral, SA’s no.1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi look back over the decades to understand and make sense of why SUVs quickly became one of the most sought after and popular body types. One of SA's top motoring journalists, Chad Lückhoff, joins the conversation to talk about the latest Toyota Fortuner and he unpacks whether this new face-lifted model has the stuff to ensure that the Fortuner remains SA's top selling new and used SUV. Lastly, George and Wandi answer your motoring questions, such as whether petrol or diesel is preferable for someone who wants an SUV, how to determine if a dealership is trustworthy, and which affordable used SUV should get your attention. Powered by AutoTrader.

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Living in South Africa, we have become accustomed to scams, but the latest vehicle hijack scam is on another level - even by our ridiculous standards! Cape Town has taken the first step in encouraging motorists to reduce their emission footprint while in transit. Is it viable for South Africa to stop manufacturing ICE vehicles in the near future? Ford thought they had settled the Kuga cat fight, well... they got an unexpected rebuff to their first settlement offer. Powered by AutoTrader.

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On this week’s #AutoCentral - SA’s number 1 motoring podcast - George Mienie and Wandile Sishi are joined by Gary Scott, CEO of Kia Motors South Africa, to unpack Kia’s local growth over the past two decades and elaborate on the manufacturer’s future plans for the local market. The trio also discuss the importance of the growing second-hand market, look into the advantages of buying a used car with Kia Konfidence, and how well the company’s local operations have recovered since lockdown. Kia’s international EV strategy also comes under the microscope... and we find out if electric Kias are on the horizon in SA soon. Powered by AutoTrader.

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Considering the ever-moving consumer landscape, how has the notion of going for a test drive changed? Are we seeing the end of car dealerships? DigiCars may be a future solution for buying cars. What causes the most accidents on the road? George gives us a list of the fastest cars. By the way... don't let a moose lick your car. There's a Black Friday special at AutoTrader, don't delay!

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This week on SA’s number 1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi are joined by Robert Mtshali, founder of MobiWash SA, to discuss the challenges facing entrepreneurs during a time of dramatic change. The topic of how to expand your business using personalised solutions could be the saving grace of developing businesses during a global pandemic. Powered by AutoTrader.

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South Africa's road accident death toll could be set to nosedive with an interesting new amendment on the horizon to the drunk driving laws in the country. Hyundai's EV recall is one step forward, three steps back for future thinking drivers. How much would you pay to keep your personalised number plate? And Volvo is dropping cars from 30m in the air, all to save lives. Powered by AutoTrader.

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