ARTICLES RELATING TO CHARLEN RAYMOND

F1 controversy: Hamilton just as much to blame for Vettel’s penalty?

2019-06-13 11:17

Could the penalty that's marred the 2019 Canadian GP have been avoided? Wheels24 correspondent Charlen Raymond reflects on the controversial penalty.

Road test: Kia’s entry-level Sportage drops manual gearbox

2019-06-06 16:00

An automatic model now acts as entry point to the Kia Sportage range that was updated in late 2018. Wheels24 correspondent Charlen Raymond reports.

Luxury SUVs: BMW, Toyota battling for top spot

2019-05-06 11:00

Over the first four months of 2019 there is little to choose between the top three luxury SUVs and are they separated by only 17 units.

REVIEW: Did Mazda get the latest MX-5’s formula wrong?

2019-04-13 07:00

Mazda decided to adapt the MX-5 for a different market. Was it wrong of Mazda to do so? Charlen Raymond attempts to find out.

Well done Charles Leclerc! 5 youngest pole sitters in F1 history

2019-04-01 11:00

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc stormed to pole position at the 2019 Bahrain GP. Here are the five youngest pole sitters in F1 history.

REVIEW: Toyota Hilux 2.8 GD-6 Raider 4x4

2019-03-09 13:00

The default choice when it comes to new bakkies in South Africa is, and has always been, the Toyota Hilux. Charlen Raymond and Janine Van der Post share their thoughts on the popular bakkie.

F1: Could Alfa Romeo be 2019’s dark horse?

2019-03-01 07:37

'It’s clear that the battle upfront will still be between Mercedes, Ferrari, and (maybe) Red Bull, but it would be wise to discount Alfa Romeo as a contender for best of the rest', writes Charlen Raymond.

Oval Racing: Local is 'lekker' but why the lack of interest?

2019-02-14 08:00

'It’s almost unfathomable to imagine that this was little over two decades ago, but the lack of interest in local motorsport has seen the sport dwindle down from what it once was', writes Charlen Raymond.

SA vehicle sales: Luxury SUVs aplenty in January 2019

2019-02-06 14:00

The Toyota Land Cruiser 200 and Audi Q5 took top honours for large and medium sized luxury SUVs, respectively. And though overall sales were down compared to the same period in 2018, these categories saw respectable numbers the past month.

SA vehicle sales: VW Polo goes top of the log in January 2019

2019-02-04 19:00

The Volkswagen ended January 2019 as the top selling passenger car for the month.

 

Bentayga, Cullinan, GLS AMG, Urus.… These are the rivals the Audi Q8 and BMW X7 must beat

2019-06-13 05:30

Wheels24 correspondent Charlen Raymond takes a look at four (perhaps unlikely) rivals the new Audi Q8 and BMW X7 has to take on.

Luxury SUVs: BMW X3 makes it look easy

2019-05-06 19:00

BMW sold 675 new X3s between January and April 2019, at an average of 163 units per month.

Nissan to build next-gen Navara in SA: Could more bakkies be built locally?

2019-04-24 09:22

The next Navara will roll off Nissan's new assembly line in Rosslyn, Pretoria in 2021. Could three more bakkies also be built there?

REVIEW: Lexus ES 250 EX - Why social influencers will love it!

2019-04-10 19:00

The Lexus ES 250 is a dream of a car and it's very easy to overlook its flaws, says Wheels24 correspondent Charlen Raymond.

Big numbers: Here’s how many cars, bakkies and SUVs were produced in SA

2019-03-14 15:00

Though 2018 has come and gone, the auto industry will remember last year and particularly tough for local sales and record figures for car exports.

DRIVEN: Suzuki launches new 7-seat Ertiga in SA

2019-03-08 13:00

Suzuki updated its Ertiga and endowed the MPV with a new face and revised drivetrain. Wheels24 correspondent Charlen Raymond gets behind the wheel.

DRIVEN: Renault launches new Koleos flagship SUV in SA

2019-02-15 11:00

'Renault has been missing a product in recent years to take the fight to the likes of the Toyota Rav4 and Nissan X-Trail but has remedied the situation with the local introduction of its new Koleos,' writes Charlen Raymond.

REVIEW: Mercedes-Benz does ‘entry’ with C180 AMG Line

2019-02-14 07:30

The C-Class is without doubt one of the best cars money can buy. Charlen Raymond drives the C180 AMG Line, dressed in Merc’s AMG attire that includes an AMG face, slightly wider wheel arches, and 18” AMG wheels.

SA bakkie sales: Toyota Hilux hits top gear in 2019

2019-02-05 05:30

The Toyota Hilux laid down the gauntlet for 2019 by kicking off the new year where it ended 2018: at the top.

SA car sales dashboard: Local numbers start off slow, but exports start the year on a high

2019-02-04 10:30

the Department of Trade & Industry - the Association said that domestic new vehicle sales had started the year on a weak note principally due to lower than expected new car sales.

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