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Land Rover experience: Epic Namib drive

2014-12-17 13:35

Four lucky couples experienced the trip of a lifetime – an epic trek through Namibia and its desert with Pirelli and Land Rover experience. SERGIO DAVIDS drove solo for Wheels24...

Dakar: Kamaz gears for truck race

2014-12-11 09:02

For the first time the Dakar will feature a marathon stage for the truck category, posing a unique challenge for the Kamaz, Iveco and MAN truck racers.

Landy Sport show on tour for Christmas

2014-12-10 07:19

Ahead of its official local launch in 2015, fans of Land Rover’s new Discovery Sport can experience the 4x4 at select venues in SA.

Close contest in Cross-Country champs

2014-12-08 09:51

It's been a long and tough year for the contestants of the 2014 SA National Cross-Country championships. See who made the final cut to take the titles.

Hilux dethroned: SA has new top bakkie

2014-12-02 17:54
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Toyota's Hilux, overall market leader for decades, has been dethroned as South Africa's top bakkie.

Toyota SA ready for 2015 Dakar

2014-12-01 09:30

Toyota South Africa's Dakar team is all set for the planet's most iconic and gruelling motorsport event in 2015. And they have better Hilux bakkies too!

Vintage Landy takes SA 4x4 championship

2014-11-28 07:10

A 50-year-old Series II A Land Rover driven by Jaco van Zyl and Gerhard Jacobs has won the 2014 4x4 Club Challenge championship.

2015 Dakar Rally: Most gruelling 4x4 race

2014-11-26 10:34

The 2015 Dakar Rally will see 414 vehicles take on 9000km of severe terrain through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia starting January 4. Four new stories - ride with us..

GWM's bakkies: Spruced Steed for SA

2014-11-25 13:40

GWM has spruced-up its trusty Steed bakkies with "style, tech and mechanical enhancements". The automaker has also given us a preview of its 2015 products.

Bellissimo! We drive new SA-bound 500X

2014-11-24 07:22

Fiat's morphed its little 500 into a rugged, stylish crossover - the 500X. Wheels24's SERGIO DAVIDS went to Italy to drive the car on Fiat's proving ground and says Fiat's gone wild!

Toyota upgrades Land Cruiser 70 range

2014-11-17 11:02

Toyota's Land Cruiser 70 Series has been given an equipment upgrade that includes auto-locking wheel hubs, alloy wheel rims and a spare-wheel cover.

SA Dakar quad team riding for rhinos

2014-11-14 10:02

Team Rhide SA will take on the 2015 Dakar Rally in South America. Their cause? To raise awareness of the rhino poaching epidemic in South Africa.

M-badged BMW SUVs for SA: X5 and X6

2014-11-01 10:30

BMW is gearing up to launch its most powerful M-badged sport wagons yet - the X5 M and X6 M. The biturbo V8 X models will arrive in SA in 2015.

Style upgrade for rugged Pajero in SA

2014-10-28 10:54

Mitsubishi SA has launched a spruced-up version of its Pajero 4x4 diesel range with a exterior and cabin enhancements, including a tech upgrade. We have a gallery, prices and specs.

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.

2014 Thaba ‘Nchu 450 race cancelled

2014-10-17 09:04

The Thaba ‘Nchu 450, set to be the seventh and penultimate round of the South African National Cross-Country championship, has been cancelled.

Dynamic duo wins 2014 Ranger Odyssey

2014-10-16 08:12

After 12 grueling days covering a tough 2500km off-road route, the two winners of the 2014 Ranger Odyssey have been announced. Each will drive a Ford Odyssey-spec Ranger for a year!

Super day for SA crew at Morocco Rally

2014-10-09 11:27

SA's Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz suffered some heavy setbacks at the Morocco Rally but despite mechanical gremlins, the pair managed to win a great stage on Wednesday.

Readers: 4x4-ers threat to Cape beaches?

2014-10-09 08:35

‘Heavy fines should be imposed', ‘Control the issue, not a blanket ban', ‘My rights taken away’... Wheels24 readers respond to claims that 4x4's are damaging Western Cape beaches.

Off-roaders a threat to WCape beaches - report

2014-10-08 15:37

Off-road vehicles, including quad bikes, are damaging Western Cape tourist 'hotspots', according to the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report.

Cross-country champs: Twists and turns ahead

2014-09-22 11:16

Production Vehicle stars Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy might be leading the title race but two events remain that could change the standings. Who will will be champions?

2014 Vryburg 450: Special vehicles result

2014-09-14 11:52

It was family day at the weekend's Vryburg 450 off-road races when father-and-son Quintin and Kallie Sullwald tightened their hold on the Special Vehicle championship by finishing second.

Young wins again at Winterburg Enduro

2014-09-09 11:50

Wade Young has clinched his fourth victory at the Winterburg Enduro, Round 5 of the 2014 National championship.

Ranger desert Odyssey starts in Namibia

2014-09-08 13:15

20 contestants began their 2014 Ranger Odyssey trip after being whittled down from 8241 entries and a intense boot camp to separate the tough from the meek.

SA 4x4 crews tackle 'Mission Pink'

2014-08-27 10:17

Pink hair, fairy wings and even a farmer wearing a pink dress was theme of round seven of the 2014 Bridgestone 4x4 Club Challenge, as dozens of 4x4s competed in Lichtenburg in support of the fight against breast cancer.

 

Jeep Wrangler ropes top 4x4 award

2014-12-17 11:29

Jeep's Wrangler has scooped a top award by racking up 4x4 Magazine’s 4x4 of the Year (Hardcore class) for the third consecutive year.

All you need to know about the Dakar

2014-12-10 11:29

Peugeot, a major entrant in the 2015 Dakar Rally in South America, shares with Wheels24 10 top things you need to know before the most gruelling off-road challenge on Earth starts.

Hino team revved up for Dakar 2015

2014-12-09 12:02

The 2015 Dakar Rally will include the 25th anniversary of Hino trucks's first appearance, then still run in North Africa, in 1991. The team also includes a 74-year-old driver.

New VW Touareg arrives in SA

2014-12-03 12:46

Volkswagen has given its Touareg SUV a major makeover that includes design tweaks and mechanical and technological enhancements. Prices, details and gallery...

Back-to-back title for Taylor, Murphy

2014-12-01 13:41

Gary Bertholdt and Siegfried Rousseau drove their Ford Ranger to victory at the Atlas Copco Gold 450, the final round of the Donaldson Cross-Country Championship in Gauteng.

Team Rhide SA: Back our Dakar quadders

2014-11-28 09:04

Team Rhide SA, riding in support of the Save The Rhino campaign, will take on the 2015 Dakar Rally in January. Show your support by buying raffle tickets! Quickly....!

Dakar 2015: Le Havre rite of passage

2014-11-26 10:59

645 vehicles, cleared at the French port of Le Havre, are heading for Argentina and the 2015 Dakar Rally. In many ways the port has become a rite of passage for competitors.

Toyota's 2015 Fortuner Epic driven

2014-11-26 08:42

Toyota has given its popular Fortuner a cosmetic upgrade courtesy of featuring a number of exterior and interior upgrades and created a new model - the Fortuner Epic!

GWM's bakkies: Spruced Steed for SA

2014-11-25 09:43

GWM has spruced-up its trusty Steed bakkies with "style, tech and mechanical enhancements". The automaker has also given us a preview of its 2015 products.

SPIED: Merc's AMG Green Monster 4x4

2014-11-20 10:52

Looks like the Mercedes-Benz G63 6x6 has a baby brother. Our spy photographers have snapped images of the smaller 4x4.

Ford's stylish new Everest for SA

2014-11-14 11:35

Ford's third-generation Everest will make its South African debut later in 2015. Check out the rugged SUV's new design, engines and tech!

V60 Cross County: 'Go-anywhere' Volvo for SA

2014-11-06 14:17

Volvo announces the Cross Country version of its V60 will arrive in South Africa in 2015. Check out details and images of this new 'go-anywhere' Volvo!

M-badged BMW SUVs for SA: X5 and X6

2014-10-31 08:37

BMW is gearing up to launch its most powerful M-badged sport wagons yet - the X5 M and X6 M. The biturbo V8 X models will arrive in SA in 2015.

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.

Poulter/Coetzee wrap champs for Toyota

2014-10-20 09:53

Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee took their off-road Yaris to victory in the Polokwane Rally, in Limpopo to clinch the 2014 National Rally championship title for Toyota.

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!

Reader: Beach driving - a rights issue

2014-10-13 13:40

'As with many other issues in SA, it seems MAKING laws is vastly more important than ENFORCING them,' Wheels24 reader ARMAND VAN AS says about beach driving.

Readers: Off-roaders a threat to beaches?

2014-10-09 08:55

‘Heavy fines should be imposed,’ ‘Control is the issue, not a blanket ban,’ ‘my right as been taken away’... Wheels24 readers respond to a report that claims off-road vehicles are damaging Western Cape beaches.

Off-roaders a threat to WCape beaches?

2014-10-09 08:15

Off-road vehicles, including quad bikes, are damaging Western Cape tourist 'hotspots', according to the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report.

SA Toyota crew shows 'how to' in Morocco

2014-10-06 12:56

SA Toyota team Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz had a minor setback on Saturday's Stage 1 of the Rally of Morocco but made up the pace to finish second overall...

Sullwards sit pretty in Special Vehicles

2014-09-22 11:04

Father-and-son team Quintin and Kallie Sullwald are comfortably leading the Special Vehicle points in the SA National Cross-Country championship.

SA's Chardri is African off-road champ

2014-09-12 11:36

There's a new dirt queen in town, and she hails from the Eastern Cape. Chardri Monk has been crowned the 2014 Africa Southern Off-Road quad champion.

Tense showdown for Vryburg 450

2014-09-09 06:39

Reigning champions Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy have a slender three-point lead in the overall National Cross-Country championship going into this weekend's Vryburg 450.

New 4x4 family for SA: Discovery Sport revealed

2014-09-03 09:29

Land Rover has revealed the first member of its new Discovery Family - the Discovery Sport. We have gallery and video of this new compact SUV set to arrive in South Africa in 2015!

2014 Ranger Odyssey: 20 finalists named

2014-08-26 10:07

3 days, 2 nights, of intense Boot Camp action have determined the finalists for the 2014 Ford Range Odyssey. Meet the winners who will take on the 12-day, 2500km Namibia trip.

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