This surveillance footage filmed right here in South Africa shows a Mercedes-Benz GLA driver escape would-be hijackers, causing significant damage to their Audi A4 getaway car for good measure.

While it's not clear exactly where the incident occurred, the GLA’s numberplate (if you squint at the admittedly grainy footage) suggests that it could have been somewhere in Gauteng.

The video shows the GLA enter a parking area through a gate, with the A4 close behind. Two men then jump out of the Audi and run over to the Mercedes, pointing firearms at its occupants.

The GLA driver's reaction? To slap the vehicle into reverse and get the hang out of there, clattering into the A4 in the process.

Watch the footage below ... and stay safe out there, folks.