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These ten popular cars to exit South Africa’s market by 2024

While the automotive market in South Africa is seeing the introduction of several new vehicles, the discontinuation of these ten cars by the end of 2024 will leave a significant impact.

BusinessTech indicates that several models have already been pulled from showrooms, and more will be phased out in the upcoming months.

Check out the list of ten cars in South Africa that have already been discontinued or are set to be delisted by the end of 2024.

  • Citroen C3 – Starting price when new – R312,200
  • Citroen C3 Aircross – Starting price when new: R438,500
  • Honda WR-V – Starting price when new: R320,800
  • Kia Rio – Starting price when new: R330,995
  • Mazda BT-50 – Starting price when new: R630,400
  • Mitsubishi ASX (To be confirmed) – Starting price when new: R409,900
  • Nissan NP200 – Starting price when new: R245,300
  • Nissan Qashqai – Starting price when new: R568,200
  • Suzuki Vitara – Starting price when new: R438,900
  • VW Amarok 110kW – Starting price when new: R505,000

But don’t worry; manufacturers worldwide are revving their engines, ready to unveil their latest masterpieces. We take a look at what’s due to arrive this year.

SEVERAL NEW MASTERPIECES WILL BE UNVEILED THIS YEAR

According to a report by Auto Traders, here is a list of just some of the cars expected this year:

  • Aston Martin DB12 – Aston Martin has ditched the V12, and in its place, an AMG-sourced V8 now powers the DB12.
  • Audi is set to launch special edition variants of various models, including the A3, A4, A5, Q3, and Q5, throughout the year.
  • BMW is set to launch its X2, a new locally-produced X3, the latest 5 Series, the updated 3 and 4 Series, and a very limited number of the highly anticipated M3 Touring models.
  • BYD – The all-electric Chinese brand launched its Atto earlier this year. Still, with shipment delays, we will likely only see and experience it alongside the brand’s second local introduction, the Dolphin, which looks likely to compete for the title of SA’s cheapest EV when it arrives.
  • Chery – Chinese automaker Chery has re-entered the local market with great success, regularly appearing in the monthly top ten sales charts. The introduction of plug-in hybrid variants is set to bolster both the Tiggo 7 Pro and Tiggo 8 Pro ranges.
  • Citroen – With the successful introduction of its more budget-friendly C3, the French brand will look to keep up the momentum with an Aircross version of the C3, offering another compact crossover option within the market.
  • Ferrari – The prancing horse is set to launch an open-top version of its Roma in 2024.
  • Fiat – Word on the street is that we’ll finally get a new Fiat 500 in 2024.
  • Ford is set to add more Ranger models to the local line-up in 2024.

Did you know there is a road in South Africa with a 250km/h speed limit?

SOUTH AFRICA’S ONLY ROAD WITH A 250KM/H SPEED LIMIT

Yes, it is true! The 55 km stretch on the N14 between Pofadder and Kakamas has a ‘speed limit’ of 250 km/h (155 mph).

So can you just rock up and speed? The answer is NO; you can’t just pitch up in your private car and go full tilt whenever you please. 

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