ARTICLES RELATING TO CARS

More April Fools' car pranks

2014-04-01 14:54

It's April Fools' day, that special time of year where every one, including automaker's cut loose with hilarious pranks. Take a look at these crazy car pranks!

6 April Fools' car pranks we wish were true

2014-04-01 13:00

A grass-covered Opel, a tea-powered Mini, a way to beat e-tolls in Gauteng… We’ve compiled a list of the top automotive April Fools' Day pranks. WARNING: This article contains gratuitous use of puns.

6 April Fools' car pranks we wish were true

2014-04-01 11:12

A grass-covered Opel, a tea-powered Mini, a way to beat e-tolls in Gauteng… We’ve compiled a list of the top automotive April Fools' Day pranks. WARNING: This article contains gratuitous use of puns.

Shift from new to used cars

2014-03-03 15:02

The value of the rand is likely to have a greater impact on the new vehicle market in 2014 than the current interest rate cycle, says an expert.

The most inspiring story you'll read today

2014-01-30 14:07

Joy Rainey, a woman with restricted growth, travelled across America in a 109 year-old-car all in the name of love.

Driving decline: Car-use dropping

2014-01-21 08:41

Driving appears to have levelled and even fallen in many of the world's advanced economies long before the global downturn in 2008, according to transport experts. What's more, youngsters, especially young men, are driving much less.

NYE blaze: 1067 cars torched in France

2014-01-03 08:04

As South Africans revellers welcomed the new year, French youths chose to torch their cars. The French government revealed that 1067 cars were set ablaze on New Year's eve 2013.

VW: 2013 was Year of the Golf

2013-12-10 13:35

2013 European, Japanese and World Car of the Year; 500 000 units sold... VW's Golf has had a fantastic 2013. What's more, the model range is about to get four new derivatives!

VW: 2013 was Year of the Golf

2013-12-09 20:51

2013 European, Japanese and World Car of the Year; 500 000 units sold... VW's Golf has had a fantastic 2013. What's more, the model range is about to get four new derivatives!

Readers' Car of the Year: Who's leading?

2013-12-03 10:27

The SA Car of the Year finalists have been named but which model would you vote for? We asked readers to vote and our Coty poll has garnered nearly 9000 votes. Find out which model is in the lead!

Classic car ad: Opel's baby on board

2013-11-27 12:09

Back in 1996 more than 40 babies were gathered to make televisual history in an ambitious advert for Opel's Astra. Take a trip down memory lane and watch the classic car ad!

Potent 200kW MX-5 unleashed

2013-11-26 13:55

Brodie Brittain Racing (BBR), creator of the original turbocharged Mazda MX-5 in 1990, has created its most potent package yet – a 200kW Mazda MX-5 GT270.

Panamera Turbo S - SA prices

2013-11-12 20:45

Wheels24 has already reported on the latest addition to Porsche's local family - the Panamera Turbo S. Now the luxury automaker has revealed pricing of its soon-to-arrive, family-orientated, turbocharged S version.

Women drivers plan mass protest

2013-10-25 10:43

It's been two years since women in Saudi Arabia protested against a female driving ban and on October 26, Saudi women will once take to the kingdom's roads and this time they have garnered massive support!

Jozi auto show: Petrolhead heaven

2013-10-17 09:23

Day 1 of the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show is over and Wheels24 correspondent DRIES VAN DER WALT was there to soak up the atmosphere... and the wheels.

Panamera II: Big is beautiful

2013-09-20 07:25

Porsche has extended its Panamera model range globally with Generation II - 10 models of which eight will be available immediately in South Africa – and Porsche SA showed off three of them this week in the Western Cape.

SA motorists switch to smaller cars

2013-09-19 07:56

South Africans' love of large, gas-guzzling cars is taking a back seat in the face of record petrol prices.

Bean: Miles of smiles from car nut

2013-09-16 11:30

When columnist DAVE FALL can't sleep he turns on the telly - which prompted this reminiscence based on the incomparable 'Mr Bean' and his cars.

New Audi RS models head for SA

2013-09-09 12:37

The new Audi RS Q3, along with the recently launched RS 7 Sportback, will round up the family to a tally of eight. Both will reach South Africa in January 2014.

Win one of four sets of tyres!

2013-09-06 08:45

Enter our competition and stand a chance to win one of four sets of premium Vredestein tyres!

Fiat's R13.5bn 4x4 Maserati plan

2013-09-05 08:56

Fiat will invest the equivalent of R13.5-billion in an Italian plant, easing fear of lost jobs in Italy. The deal will facilitate the production of 4x4 Maseratis.

FAW-real? Another budget Chinese for SA

2013-09-03 11:54

FAW will introduce an entry-level hatchback in SA for less than R100 000 later in 2013. The little V2 impressed its local distributor during a six-month test.

US kissing off car love affair?

2013-09-02 09:53

The average distance drivers cover in the US has dropped and one expert believes the open road is no longer the pathway to freedom it once was. Is America's love affair with cars over?

Insurance Plan B: Pay-as-you-crash

2013-08-29 11:51

South African drivers will be able to choose a new kind of insurance for roadside realities – Plan B offers a once-off R99 card to be used in the event of a disaster. You’ll have to buy a card per crash, though...

 

Infinti's 'good vs evil' Q-car stunners

2014-04-10 08:36

Luxury furniture designers Poltrana Frau team up with Infiniti for a set of one-off 'good vs evil' Q-cars for the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair. Check out the special edition Q50 and QX70 models!

6 April Fools' car pranks we wish were true

2014-04-01 11:16

A grass-covered Opel, a tea-powered Mini, a way to beat e-tolls in Gauteng… We’ve compiled a list of the top automotive April Fools' Day pranks. WARNING: This article contains gratuitous use of puns.

Holiday weekend - chill on the roads!

2014-03-20 14:37

Arrive Alive! put a number of questions to motorcycle instructor HEIN JONKER and sought his insight into the phenomenon of 'road rage.

India market no joyride

2014-02-10 15:22

It's a rough road for global car makers hoping to tap into India's vast potential.

Driving decline: Car-use dropping

2014-01-21 11:31

Driving appears to have levelled and even fallen in many of the world's advanced economies long before the global downturn in 2008, according to transport experts. What's more, youngsters, especially young men, are driving much less.

Video: Corvette Z06, C7.R LIVE

2014-01-13 14:08

General Motors will reveal its Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and C7.R race car at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Watch the unveiling live!

Hustler anyone? Top 10 worst car names

2013-12-27 08:12

Suzuki had no idea that the name "Hustler" for its new boxy model, aimed at Japanese customers, might cause mirth among English speakers for its association with an adult magazine - but it's not alone.

VW: 2013 was Year of the Golf

2013-12-10 08:50

2013 European, Japanese and World Car of the Year; 500 000 units sold... VW's Golf has had a fantastic 2013. What's more, the range will receive four new derivatives!

Readers' Car of the Year: Who's leading?

2013-12-03 14:26

The SA Car of the Year finalists have been named but which model would you vote for? We asked readers to vote and our Coty poll has garnered nearly 9000 votes. Find out which model is in the lead!

Classic car show

2013-11-28 13:12

Vintage car lovers, feast your eyes at the Classic car show at the Johannesburg Expo centre (1 December 2013).

Honda's Juke-fighter: New Vezel

2013-11-27 10:31

Honda has set its sights on Nissan's popular Juke with the reveal of a compact SUV - the Vezel. Can this cheeky new crossover knock the Juke off its perch? What's more, the automaker also revealed a sporty roadster.

New holiday car? Here's 7 buying tips

2013-11-26 10:34

Need a new ride for the holiday season? Should you buy new or used? Is a deposit necessary? We answer these questions and more in our holiday car-buying guide!

Panamera Turbo S - SA prices

2013-11-11 13:02

Wheels24 has already reported on the latest addition to Porsche's local family - the Panamera Turbo S. Now the luxury automaker has revealed pricing of its soon-to-arrive, family-orientated, turbocharged S version.

Mexico drives N-American auto investment

2013-10-21 16:36

The Mexican auto industry is about to go on a $10bn factory building spree, illustrating its rising economic challenge to rivals from the US to China.

2013 Jozi motor show: Day 1

2013-10-14 20:52

SA petrolheads, on your marks… the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show will open to the public on October 18 but let Wheels24, from new models to concepts, tell you what’s in store!

Panamera II: Big is beautiful

2013-09-19 13:38

Porsche has extended its Panamera model range globally with Generation II - 10 models of which eight will be available immediately in South Africa – and Porsche SA showed off three of them this week in the Western Cape.

Volvo styling for next-gen Geelys

2013-09-17 10:37

Geely announced that its joint Research and Development Centre with Volvo in Germany will embark on developing "modular architecture and components" for next-generation vehicles. This means we could be seeing Geely and Volvo sporting similar designs!

Pup in peril? You don't know Jack!

2013-09-09 13:24

A Wheels24 reader sent us a video of a motorcyclist with a dog riding on the tank. Another reader says Jack the Pillion Pooch “loves the bike” and is as “safe as he would be in a car".

GWM goes chic: Stylish C20R in SA

2013-09-09 12:24

GWM C10’s more-stylish sibling is in South Africa. The C20R offers a 'chic' interior, ground clearance and is backed by a three-year or 45 000km service plan – a first for GWM SA. Check its cerise seats in our gallery!

Long haul for driverless cars

2013-09-05 20:15

Cars that drive themselves could be on the road by the end of the twentyteens, says DEE-ANN DURBIN, but don’t take your foot off the pedal just yet.

Hacking your ride: Soon a reality?

2013-09-04 08:35

As cars rely more on computers what's to stop a hacker taking control from you? Not a lot, it seems - read how tech-savvy thieves can open, steer and even shut down a car with a cellphone.

SPIED: Scirocco’s last hurrah

2013-09-02 10:51

Volkswagen insiders announced that the automaker would ditch its Scirocco in 2017. Before that dreaded date, spy photographers captured images of a facelifted Scirocco in the works. Check out our spy image gallery!

Mini-Merc with heavyweight punch

2013-08-30 07:11

Here’s bragging material for the golf club: “Hey, guess what? I just bought the world’s most powerful four-cylinder compact production car.”

Alarm bells for car buyers

2013-08-15 20:43

Pretoria police have warned potential car buyers to speak directly with dealerships because they are investigating con artists pretending to be sales people.

 
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