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Paris test for new SA-bound Focus tech

2014-08-01 08:51

Ford puts its latest auto braking technology to the test in the congested streets of Paris. Find out more about the automaker's latest technology that will debut with the new Focus soon.

Whoa! BMW driftmob rocks Cape Town

2014-07-31 13:43

BMW shut down part of the Cape Town CBD for an awesome video titled - 'Epic Driftmob'. The clip shows top drifters performing slideways action with a local flavour. We have a behind-the-scenes clip!

Coming soon to SA: Ducati Monster 821

2014-07-31 13:05

Ducati's Monster 821 is being delivered to dealers in Europe and it's on its way to South Africa. The bikes will arrive mid-September, says the bikemaker!

EU recovery could be good news for SA

2014-07-30 21:00

Europe is recovering from economic problems and this turnaround will hopefully stimulate increased trade with South Africa, says an expert.

VIDEO: 1 Harties crash, 3 bikers down

2014-07-30 15:00
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Three bikers crashed into a car near Hartbeespoort when a Mercedes driver swerved into their lane. Could the driver have avoided it or were the bikers going too fast? Watch the video!

2014 Boty test: BMW S 1000 R

2014-07-30 08:48

A bit of bodywork stripping, a detune and a small change of name and, hey, a whole new bike - such is the BMW S 1000 R, another finalist in the 2014 South African Bike of the Year contest.

SA's credit growth quickens

2014-07-29 09:28

Growth in credit demand from South Africa's private sector has quickened year-on-year in June, shows reserve bank data.

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Protest march for Palestine

2014-07-25 16:08

Pro-Palestine protesters again took to the streets of Cape Town to protest against the Israeli incursion in Gaza. They marched from District 6 to Parliament to voice their anger over the recent Middle East conflict.

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Preview: Alfa's stunning 4C at Kyalami

2014-07-23 07:22

Wheels24 editor LES STEPHENSON gets a taste of the highly-anticipated Alfa Romeo 4C at Kyalami race track. Here's why we're envious...

Ford future: We interview Moray Callum

2014-07-22 09:35

Wheels24 spoke to Moray Callum, vice-president for design at Ford, during the inaugural African 'Ford Go Further' event at the Sandton Convention Centre. KATHY MALHERBE reports...

Province with most 'legal' drivers named

2014-07-21 13:08

How many South African road users have licences? The annual SA national travel survey reveals telling statistics on driving licence holders. Find out how your province fared!

SA's Van der Linde wins FIA Driver of Year

2014-07-21 08:10

South African teen Kelvin van der Linde won the Driver of the Year award for the 2014 FIA Young Driver Excellence Academy.

Andre puts 6700km on bike - in a car

2014-07-17 19:00

Cycling 6700km on a spinning bike doesn't seem that difficult, but try doing it in a parked car like SA's serial record breaker and AIDS acitivist Andre Van Zijl. All this for charity, the late Madiba and his mom.

Buyer's horror: I've got a cloned car!

2014-07-17 12:53

Wheels24 reader ANDRE DU PREEZ has apparently bought a cloned car and finds himself at the short end of the stick without much help... Has this happened to you?

Primavera: A Vespa legend returns

2014-07-17 07:50

Betta getta Vespa? Given the extremely low running costs, easy city parking, and the appalling trains and buses in South Africa, perhaps a new Vespa Primavera is called for?

Giant recall for BMW: SA affected

2014-07-16 16:40

BMW is the latest automaker to issue a recall due to faulty airbags made by Takata Corporation. The recall affects 1.6 million cars globally, including about 47 000 in South Africa.

Andre puts 6700km on bike - in a car

2014-07-16 12:58

Cycling 6700km on a spinning bike doesn't seem that difficult, but try doing it in a parked car like SA's serial record breaker and AIDS acitivist Andre Van Zijl. All this for charity, the late Madiba and his mom.

Preview: Toyota's funky Etios Cross in SA

2014-07-15 14:16

Is this the funkiest car on the market? Toyota hjas launched its 'ruff 'n tuff' Etios Cross on the South African market with the young and cash-strapped firmly in its sights. IMAGE GALLERY

Has your cat gone missing? It's a US plague

2014-07-14 12:42

Scrap metal dealers are giving away lots of easy cash for the catalytic converters in the US, apparently they're being stolen off cars and sold like hot cakes.

Bike of Year review: 2014 Kawasaki Z1000

2014-07-14 08:19

In this the fourth motorcycle review of the finalists in the 2014 Bike of the Year competition DRIES VAN DER WALT gets aboard a 2014 Kawasaki Z1000.

Free 4x4 warrior weekends - get out there!

2014-07-10 20:22

Need a change of pace from life in the fast lane? Want to brush up on your off-road skills? Join the Weekend Warriors for free 4x4 training! Here's how you can become a member...

Auto brand loyalty under threat in SA

2014-07-10 10:30

Brand loyalty is not as strong as it used to be here in South Africa. Younger buyers are less likely to do a 'repeat buy' of the same brand, according to a survey.

SA's best drivers: Top province named

2014-07-10 07:33

South Africa's best drivers can be found in the Western Cape but Gauteng is a close second, according to an insurance company's road-safety report.

Next XC90 for SA: More power, low emissions

2014-07-09 08:57

Volvo continues to tease details of its new SA-bound XC90 4x4, this time the automaker reveals the new hybrid engine. Find out more about the hybrid SUV capable of 290kW/630Nm and emissions of only 60g/km!

Toyota adds parts to extended warranty

2014-07-08 14:42

Toyota SA claims to have improved its extended warranty programme with the addtion of "wear and tear" cover on some seriously expensive parts. Find out which - and what it costs.

 

Second elephant poached in Kruger

2014-07-31 14:05

A second elephant has been killed for its tusks in the Kruger National Park's Parfuri region in the last few months.

Whoa! BMW M235i driftmob rocks Cape Town

2014-07-31 13:32

BMW shut down part of the Cape Town CBD for an awesome video titled - 'Epic Driftmob'. The clip shows top drifters and stuntmen performing awesome slideways action with a local flavour. We have a behind-the-scenes clip!

New boss for JLR in South Africa

2014-07-31 08:47

Jaguar Land Rover South Africa has appointed a new managing director to take over the reins from current boss, the always affable Kevin Flynn.

Child hijacks: Top 10 life-saving tips

2014-07-30 20:53

Two horrifying incidents of children involved in vehicle hijacks have shocked SA road users. Heed these top 10 tips on what to do if you and your children are the victim of a hijacking.

Child hijacks: Top 10 life-saving tips

2014-07-30 10:39

Two horrifying incidents of children involved in vehicle hijacks have shocked SA road users. Heed these top 10 tips on what to do if you and your children are the victim of a hijacking.

Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

2014-07-29 15:29

President Barack Obama has spoken out against gender oppression in Africa that he says is "crippling" parts of the continent.

Your car-buying budget explained

2014-07-29 08:32

Buying your first car can be rather stressful, here's what you need to know to get started...

How to act in a hijacking

2014-07-23 13:17

If the worst happens, here’s how to give your family the best chance.

Foton upgrades its Tunland double-cabs

2014-07-22 10:25

Foton has beefed up its Tunland double-cab bakkie range with a number of additions to, the automaker says, "make it better value for money".

Preview: Alfa's stunning 4C at Kyalami

2014-07-21 14:01

Wheels24 editor LES STEPHENSON gets a taste of the highly-anticipated Alfa Romeo 4C at Kyalami race track. Here's why we're envious...

Audi’s first plug-in hybrid: A3 e-tron for SA?

2014-07-21 08:59

Audi expands its hatchback family with the European launch of its first plug-in hybrid model - the A3 Sportback e-tron. The plug-in hybrid could be launched in South Africa!

Two more added to tolls commitee

2014-07-17 21:53

Two people have been added to the panel tasked with examining the impact of e-tolls, says Gauteng premier David Makhura.

Court green-lights Kyalami auction

2014-07-17 13:18

A court has ruled that the auctioning of Kyalami racetrack can go ahead on July 24, despite eleven applicants applying to have the auction halted.

Merc SA sets date for C-Class Estate

2014-07-17 08:45

Mercedes-Benz is about to expand its C-Class range with the addition of an elegant Estate that will arrive in October 2014. We have prices, gallery, video and details!

2014 Toyota Etios Cross: Playing tough

2014-07-16 21:11

Toyota SA is aiming for the better-heeled urban younger set with its slightly outrageous, fully-imported, 1.5-litre Etios Cross. LES STEPHENSON drove it in Jozi's Hillbrow and revitalised Newtown.

Buyer's horror: I've got a cloned car!

2014-07-16 12:58

Wheels24 reader ANDRE DU PREEZ has apparently bought a cloned car and finds himself at the short end of the stick without much help... Has this happened to you?

Brics bank: SA to host African hub

2014-07-16 09:25

South Africa will be the home of an Africa Regional Centre, the Brics group of emerging powers has announced at the unveiling of a $100bn development bank.

Audi SA: Nearly 10 000 sold despite strikes

2014-07-15 12:33

Despite challenging market conditions, Audi has enjoyed a successful first six months of 2014, with nearly 10 000 vehicles sold in South Africa from January to June.

SA-bound Mitsubishi hatch no Mirage

2014-07-14 12:14

Mitsubishi is to launch a new contender in SA's hatchback market in August 2014. Take a sneak peek at the new entry-level Mirage! We'll give you the full story after the August launch.

2014 Kawasaki Z1000 specifications

2014-07-14 07:56

In this the fourth motorcycle review of the finalists in the 2014 Bike of the Year competition DRIES VAN DER WALT gets aboard a 2014 Kawasaki Z1000.

SA hotels clinch top Travel + Leisure awards

2014-07-10 10:02

A number of local hotels and lodges have been featured in the new 2014 Travel + Leisure World's Best awards. Take a look.

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Three models, three engines, a host of quality and technical enhancements. The ninth generation of Honda's top-end sedan - on a V6 - has been launched with a function in the Cape winelands.

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'Higher learning' needed for safer SA drivers

2014-07-09 07:09

Taxis stopping where they please, texting teens, moms distracted by kids… You can’t control how other people behave on our roads but you can contribute to safer roads in SA through proactive driving.

Isuzu Trailview: Off-road 'street view' better

2014-07-08 11:14

GMSA has improved its Isuzu Trailview, an interactive imaging system that enables off-road enthusiasts to preview 4x4 trails online... mountain-bike trails included.

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