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DRIVEN: New VW Golf GTD - the accidental offroad adventure

2017-07-21 12:33

Volkswagen SA has launched its highly-anticipated Golf GTD in Cape Town this week. Wheels24's Janine Van der Post tests its torque during an unintentional off-road adventure.

Ford's limited edition Fiesta ST 200 is available in SA

2017-05-19 11:28

Ford has wet the appetite of many hot hatch fans by annoucing they'll introduce 160 of their most powerful Fiesta ST yet, the ST200, packing 149kW.

Yes, the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST will have three-cylinders

2017-02-27 09:03

Ford reveals its next-generation Ford Fiesta ST, powered by an all-new 147kW three-cylinder 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Driven in SA: VW's Golf GTI Clubsport

2016-07-06 07:44

213kW, 5.9 seconds to 100km/h and one thrilling drive... Wheels24's Janine Van der Post finds our what makes Volkswagen's Golf GTI Clubsport so special.

New Civic Type R in SA: We drive Honda’s hottest hatch

2016-01-27 11:35

‘Its raw appeal, outrageous looks and street-cred will have hot hatch fans clambering over each other to purchase one,’ says Wheels24’s Sean Parker who experiences Honda’s new Civic Type-R.

Watch: Renault's 108kW Sandero RS in action

2015-10-06 10:20

Renault's has released a video showing its new Sandero RS in action. Will the new RS-badged hatch arrive in SA?

Coming soon: SA-bound Civic Type R!

2015-06-02 16:27

Good news Honda fans! The super sexy Civic Type R will arrive in South Africa pretty soon! Are you ready for the new hot hatch?

Here it comes: Mini JCW lined up for SA

2014-12-11 11:59

A new Mini Cooper sporting the most powerful engine yet fitted to a production Mini will arrive in South Africa mid-2015. It's the 170kW John Cooper Works!

Manual box for SA's 206kW Golf R

2014-09-03 12:41

Love VW's hottest Golf yet but miss the feel of a manual box? Well, Volkswagen SA has confirmed its 206kW Golf R can now be ordered with a six-on-the-floor manual!

Worth the wait? STI joins SA WRX stable

2014-06-19 08:33

Subaru SA builds on the launch of its new WRX with the soon-to-arrive performance-tuned 221kW/407Nm STI derivative in July. You'd better act fast as only 30 units will be available!

 

Here's how much the new Golf GTD, R costs in SA

2017-07-04 07:47

Prices for the new Volkswagen Golf GTD and performance R version has been released for South Africa.

Renault's hottest Clio yet: RS joins SA's hot hatch battle

2017-05-19 08:07

Hot off the heels of its updated fourth-generation Clio, Renault has launched its new RS hot hatch in South Africa. Wheels24's Sergio Davids finds out more about the hottest Clio yet.

Top 10 cars of 2016 : Type R, Cayman, Rolls-Royce Dawn and more!

2017-01-12 09:14

'It’s like the finals of a beauty pageant, not so? The contestants might all appeal in various ways to various people but the judges have to pick a winner,' writes Egmont Sippel as he chooses his top 10 cars of 2016.

40 years of Golf GTI: 7 generations of amazing hot hatches

2016-05-09 10:13

From the first GTI in 1976 to the SA-bound Clubsport set to arrive later in 2016... we reflect on 40 years of the iconic Golf GTI.

New Audi RS3 Sportback in SA: 270kW compact beast!

2015-11-19 08:48

Audi's new RS3 Sportback has arrived in South Africa. The new hot hatch sports the automaker's five-cylinder 2.5 TFSI unit capable of 270kW/465Nm!

Peugeot's 200kW 308 GTi hot hatch revealed

2015-06-19 13:45

Peugeot unveiled its VW Golf GTI-rivalling hot hatch - the 308 GTi. We have details and gallery of Peugeot's 200kW beast!

Hottest Civic Type R yet for Geneva show

2015-02-11 08:27

Honda's hottest Civic Type R yet will make its global debut at the 2015 Geneva auto show. The new turbo hatch will hit SA later in 2015!

New Civic Type R: Honda hot hatch for SA

2014-09-30 13:15

Honda will debut its new Type R at the 2014 Paris auto show. Honda claims its new R-badged concept offers unrivaled compared to previous versions of its flagship hot hatch!

SPIED: Renault Twingo RS

2014-07-28 10:50

Renault is planning a pocket-rocket version of its third-generation Twingo. Wheels24 Spy photographers spotted the new RS-badged Twingo in action!

SPIED: Next Ford Focus RS!

2014-06-11 10:55

Wheels24's spy photographers spotted what will become Ford's next RS-badged model driving along a Germany freeway. Take a look...

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