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Another Hilux milestone: The Legend 45

2014-10-24 08:57

A decade ago, LES STEPHENSON recalls, Toyota SA took a bunch of motoring journos on a big white bird to a paradise island and sent them into a primeval forest in Toyota Legend 35's. Now there's a Legend 45...

Aygo green: Toyota plans small hybrids

2014-10-23 08:52

'Our goal is a hybrid in all segments,' says Toyota's Mitsuhisa Kato. The push for green cars will even include a hybrid version of its Aygo city hatch!

Deegan: New mud tyre from Mickey Thompson

2014-10-22 12:31

An updated range of Mickey Thompson 4x4 tyres in South Africa pays homage to truck-racing champion Brian Deegan – and the latest is the Deegan 38 mud rubber.

MG gets personal with being unique

2014-10-21 14:40

MG has unveiled its MG3 personalisation design concept with a "million custom" options.

Mitten-smitten: Anybody seen my glove?

2014-10-20 08:41

'Hands are the most vulnerable part of your body but reach to protect you in a crash,' says bike guru DAVE FALL. He's lost half of a pair of biking gloves he bought a decade ago...

Suzuki SA spruces Jimny 4x4, gains auto box

2014-10-16 09:45

Suzuki has updated its iconic Jimny 4x4 with a host of exterior and interior upgrades. The spruced Jimny is now available in SA with an auto transmission!

Is govt going to play the Joule joke again?

2014-10-15 15:08

South Africa's first electric car, the Joule, has not been completely abandoned. According to local government, prototypes are being used to "support local component manufacturing associated with electric vehicles".

UPDATE: Toyota SA responds to global recall

2014-10-15 10:39

Toyota has issued a global recall of 1.75-million vehicles to correct brake and other problems that pose a fire risk. Find out which South African Toyota and Lexus cars are affected...

Datsun's back! We drive the new Go hatch

2014-10-15 10:06

Datsun has made its comeback to South Africa with the launch of its sub-R100 000 Go hatchback. Is it good enough value value to take on local rivals? We find out...

Birthday boy: Honda Gold Wing turns 40

2014-10-14 08:03

Honda is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of its Gold Wing, with a special edition headed for SA. DAVE FALL takes a look back to when the bike was announced in 1974.

Marussia set to defend Bianchi's legacy

2014-10-14 07:00

'We'll come up with a plan for the next race.' Marussia's sporting director Graeme Lowdon has agreed that the team could replace injured Jules Bianchi for the 2014 US GP.

Car part makers in SA price fix probe

2014-10-13 12:02

The competition authorities are investigating price fixing and collusive tendering in the automotive industry, with Panasonic and Mitsubishi among those being probed.

Limited edition Etios Sport: Only 200 for SA

2014-10-10 13:12

Toyota has expanded its budget Etios range with the addition of a spivved-up limited-edition for South Africa. We have prices and gallery images of the Eitios Sport!

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2014 Honda Mobilio

2014-10-10 07:03

MOBILIO GETS MOBILE IN SA: Honda SA has answered the growing demand in South Africa for more small family multi-purpose vehicles with its new Mobilio seven-seater - though the little guy would take up Seat 7.

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SA economy tries to bounce back - index

2014-10-09 11:08

The economy remains fragile, but is slowly returning to growth, according to the latest BankservAfrica's Economic Transaction Index.

Abraaj Group buys majority stake in SA's Libstar

2014-10-08 14:00

Emerging market-focused firm Abraaj Group has bought a majority stake in Liberty Star Consumer Holdings, a South African food and personal care manufacturer.

Liebenberg dominates in Rotax Max challenge

2014-10-07 15:04

Nine of South Africa's karters will compete in Spain at the Rotax World Championship at the end of November 2014.

Euthanasia: should you be allowed to die?

2014-10-06 11:06

The right to die has been thrust back into the spotlight recently, Cybershrink describes first-hand the tragedy associated with this question.

Reader response: SA's online car platforms

2014-10-06 10:02

Wheels24 reader HILTON CARROL responds to Gumtree head Jeff Osborne's recent column on Wheels24 - and shares his views on SA's online vehicle sales platforms.

Midnite Edition: Only 500 to be made

2014-10-02 15:19

Based on the flagship Isuzu KB 300 LX, the MIDNITE Edition boasts an impressive 3 3500kg towing capacity, class leading fuel economy and best-in-class payload.

Jozi folk told 'roadblocks good for you'

2014-10-02 10:56

Johannesburg drivers have been asked to endure roadblocks and have even been told by the metro police department that "it's good for you!".

Super September for SA car sales

2014-10-02 08:17

Vehicle sales in September 2014 "showed a substantial improvement", Naamsa reports, despite poor economic growth and high pressure on personal disposable income,

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Moncada Energy Group, an Italian independent operator in the renewables field has completed the R1,75 billion Solar Capital De Aar Project. Situated in the Northern Cape, it is the largest thin film solar farm in Africa. See the pics here.

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Price turnaround for SA used-car market?

2014-10-01 13:38

The South African used-car industry could be in for a boost, at least according to the latest TransUnion Vehicle Pricing Index. Both used and new sales could, however, remain 'muted.'

Go-anywhere Land Rover? How about space!

2014-10-01 11:34

Bet there's one place you haven't been... SPACE! Well, here's your chance to enter a competition that not only has a trip into space as first prize, but a Northern Cape getaway as second prize.

 

Bianchi: 'Recovery chances very small'

2014-10-23 08:59

Little has been heard in recent days about Jules Bianchi's condition since his crash at the 2014 Japanese F1 GP. An ex-F1 driver believes his 'chances of living without consequences are very small'.

N12 crash: Plea to 'keep driver in jail'

2014-10-23 08:10

'People who drive recklessly should be kept behind bars,' said prosecutor John Ntuli as truck driver Isaac Maruding, accused of killing three people in a huge crash in Alberton, bail application was heard at the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court.

Top tips to prevent fuel-card fraud

2014-10-22 11:27

Depressing thought for fleet managers: Drivers pilfering from employers are responsible for 98% of fuel-card fraud. So says a report from Standard Bank - which says it has answers...

Women racers hailed in new off-road series

2014-10-21 08:37

The inaugural Combined Ladies championship, part of the 2014 SA National Off-road Motorcycle and Quad series, crowned its first female champion.

Rainy ride: Keeping your ass off the tar

2014-10-17 12:56

It's the middle of spring in South Africa: still raining in the Cape, the Highveld storms yet to come. Driving in rain is even a bigger challenge for motorcyclists. Here are some tips expert tips:

Eskom powers Botswana amid breakdown

2014-10-16 07:00

Botswana's only power station has broken down, leaving the world's biggest diamond producer entirely dependent on power imports from Eskom.

Driver training still 'a challenge' in SA

2014-10-15 13:12

Driver training is one of the single biggest interventions that can salvage the tarnished reputation of the transport sector, writes Toni Fritz, head of vehicle and asset finance at Standard Bank.

SA tyre safety week - how safe are yours?

2014-10-15 10:32

Adequate thread, proper inflation, regular maintenance... the South African Tyre Manufacturers' Conference says proper tyre maintenance could 'save lives on our roads'. How are yours?

Birthday boy: Honda Gold Wing turns 40

2014-10-15 07:18

Honda is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of its Gold Wing, with a special edition headed for SA. DAVE FALL takes a look back to when the bike was announced in 1974.

Suzuki Grand Vitara Summit gets smart

2014-10-14 07:11

Suzuki has spruced up its Grand Vitara Summit with some exterior tweaks and an upgraded interior. Here are all the details...

Yamaha Tricity: Nothing to be scared of!

2014-10-13 13:31

Yamaha has tackled the intimidating fear of bikes with its Tricity. DRIES VAN DER WALT puts the three-wheeled scooter to the test...

5 killed as gunmen shoot-up car wash

2014-10-13 10:08

A total of 14 people were killed in two shootings and a crash in Ezakheni, Ladysmith on Saturday. Government's response? 'We are lost for words,' says kwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu.

Gang warfare in state hospitals

2014-10-10 12:25

Staff in South African state hospitals are routinely put at risk when at work.

Gang warfare in state hospitals

2014-10-09 14:54

Staff in South African state hospitals are routinely put at risk when at work, being exposed to theft, muggings, rape and even murder on a regular basis. Shaun Swingler investigates the dangers faced by our health workers.

Lexus spruces local models

2014-10-09 09:40

Lexus South Africa has refreshed three vehicles in its local line-up with style and technology upgrades. Check out its updated CT 200h, ES and IS 350 models!

Euthanasia: should you be allowed to die?

2014-10-07 17:00

The right to die has been thrust back into the spotlight recently, Cybershrink describes first-hand the tragedy associated with this question.

Euthanasia: should you be allowed to die?

2014-10-06 17:30

The right to die has been thrust back into the spotlight recently, Cybershrink describes first-hand the tragedy associated with this question.

SA teams shine at solar challenge

2014-10-06 10:46

The South African Solar Challenge - a round-the-country drive by weird little spider-like machines powered by sunshine - is over and our local guys deserve kudos for doing so well.

Cops suspended for fatal hit-and-run

2014-10-03 08:55

Two Eastern Cape police officers have been suspended for allegedly killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run. The victim was reportedly walking on the pavement!

It's Dakar time: Follow it on Wheels24

2014-10-02 13:31

It's almost time for Earth's most gruelling annual off-road challenge... the Dakar Rally. South Africa's Toyota team is just about ready... are you?

Win a space trip with Land Rover!

2014-10-02 08:19

Enter Land Rover's amazing competition that not only has a trip into space as first prize, but a Northern Cape getaway as second prize.

How online platforms have failed the car industry

2014-10-02 08:08

Gumtree boss JEFF OSBORNE has written this feature for Wheels24 to shares his views on how traditional online car platforms have failed the motor industry... learn from the expert!

Solar Challenge: Teams bogged down by rain

2014-10-01 14:52

Teams participating in the 2014 Solar Challenge are in for yet another tough day as water soaked roads and pouring rain marred the trip to the fifth pitstop in Port Elizabeth.

Go-anywhere Land Rover? How about space!

2014-10-01 11:42

Bet there's one place you haven't been... SPACE! Well, here's your chance to enter a competition that not only has a trip into space as first prize, but a Northern Cape getaway as second prize.

Jozi road-rage killer's trial date set

2014-10-01 08:01

A man accused of killing a motorcyclist during a road-rage confrontation will stand trial from January 2015. The accused claims he acted in self-defence when he shot and killed rider Douglas Pearce.

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