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WATCH: Celebrating the iconic GTR - 50 years ago Nissan unleashed ‘Godzilla’ and it continues to thrill

2019-02-06 10:00

Wheels24 contributor Ferdi De Vos takes a look at the history of the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Japan's most iconic performance car.

The new Suzuki Jimny conquers Mount Everest

2018-12-28 05:30

Small it may be, but the Suzuki Jimny still holds the world record for the highest altitude attained by a four-wheeled vehicle, set in 2007 by two Chileans at 6 688m in the Andes. But can it conquer Mount Everest? Ferdi de Vos undertook an arduous journey to find out.

Roadtrip: Any preconceived conceptions are blown out of the water with Haval's H9 luxury SUV

2018-11-11 13:00

If one had no preconceived ideas or conceptions on Asian built vehicles, one would never have thought the petrol-driven, mid-sized, seven-seat H9 SUV is of Chinese origin, writes Ferdi de Vos.

Mini pays homage to GT, but what about our unique, SA-only GTS?

2018-10-06 12:56

Mini has announced that the 1499 GT, its latest special edition model that harks back to the brand’s heritage and one of its best-known sporty classics of all time – the 1275 GT – is available to order online.

Founding father of the X family: We drive BMWs next-gen luxury X5 SUV for SA

2018-10-01 08:49

'It is clear the fourth-generation X5 has been developed and re-engineered sufficiently to stand its ground against competitors,' writes Ferdi de Vos as he drives BMW's new SA-bound X5.

#HeritageDay: Do you remember the locally built GSM Dart? Here's looking back at 60 years of Glass Sport Motors in SA

2018-09-24 18:36

'Perhaps the most iconic of all the Proudly South African developed and built cars are the Glass Sport Motors (GSM) twins, the Dart lightweight sports car and the Flamingo hardtop coupe', writes Ferdi de Vos.

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is luxury on wheels ready to make any weekend a lavish one

2018-07-11 05:30

What better way to spend a lavish long weekend away than to pile the family into the cavernous and head for the Endless Vineyards Boutique Lodge on the Wildekrans Wine Estate near Bot River? The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is the answer, writes Ferdi de Vos.

Taking the Extreme route: The Mitsubishi Triton Extreme is not your average 4x4

2018-06-22 06:30

"The Mitsubishi Triton Extreme is a bakkie for any terrain - whether its a technical 4x4 trail or serious sands, while looking the part as well," writes Ferdi de Vos.

'Baby Fortuner' for SA: Toyota in a Rush to take on compact SUV market

2018-06-19 10:38

The local launch of the new Rush, Toyota’s version of the Daihatsu Terios, is set for early July. What do you think of this 'baby Fortuner'?

We drive the new SA-bound I-Pace SUV: Silent Jaguar with the biggest growl…

2018-06-04 08:25

"The Jaguar I-Pace is a car designed for comfort and performance, able to match the likes of BMW's X3 and Audi's Q3," writes Ferdi de Vos as he drives the luxurious SA-bound SUV in Portugal.

 

A 60-year old Mercedes-Benz Ponton road trip

2019-01-01 12:00

To celebrate six decades of production of Mercedes-Benz cars in South Africa, Ferdi de Vos took two models built in the same facility exactly sixty years apart, on a nostalgic road trip from East London to Bloemfontein.

Kia’s first sports car …and no, it’s not the Stinger

2018-11-12 09:06

The Kia Stinger GT is currently Kia's fastest production model but before then, the brand released its first sports car. Ferdi de Vos takes a look at the start of it all.

'Peculiar and outlandish' - the incredible SA-built ZaiTruck is completely road legal and perfect for surviving the apocalypse

2018-10-15 10:35

It looks like something straight out of Star Wars but, reports Ferdi de Vos, the outlandish ZaiTruck, designed and built in SA, is completely road legal.

MOTORING: We drive BMW's new luxury X5 SUV for Mzansi

2018-10-01 09:00

'It is clear the fourth-generation X5 has been developed and re-engineered sufficiently to stand its ground against competitors,' writes Ferdi de Vos as he drives BMW's new SA-bound X5.

FIRST DRIVE: Hyundai's next-gen Sante Fe - Korean SUV pioneer reloaded for SA

2018-09-25 08:22

"Hyundai’s Santa Fe breaks new ground… again," writes Ferde de Vos as he drives the new fourth-generation Hyundai Sante Fe in Jordan.

Flowers, off-road and tough terrain: An epic journey through the Cape's floral kingdom in an Opel Grandland X

2018-09-15 08:33

The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve is one of the world’s greatest biodiversity hotspots. But this piece of paradise harbours a dark secret... Ferdi de Vos explores this epic land Opel’s new Grandland X.

Roadtrip: The Volvo XC40 is a mixture of heritage and an SUV for any ocassion

2018-07-10 09:30

The Swedish connection to beer in SA, a young, successful craft beer operation close to Brandvlei Dam, and a road that was submerged for 43 years. Ferdi de Vos links all of this together in a new Volvo XC40.

RoadTrip to Destination X - 2018 BMW X2 to Pelican Point

2018-06-21 08:00

BMW is touting its first-ever X2 as a Sports Activity Coupé; a style leader in the compact crossover/SUV market. But is it really a X-model? RoadTrip took it on a 4000km long road trip to the soft sand of Pelican Point in Walvis Bay, Namibia, to find out...

70 years of Porsche: Mystery of the rare, killer Spyder 'buried' in SA solved?

2018-06-08 09:02

'The story of a mangled, rare Porsche entombed somewhere in South Africa re-emerges every so often and has become a local urban legend,' writes Ferdi de Vos as he unpacks the mystery of the Porsche 550A RS Spyder in SA.

'A cloaked up Jaguar?' The Range Rover Velar is a different breed

2018-05-14 08:58

'Is the Range Rover Velar just a veiled Jaguar F-Pace cloaked in Land Rover attire?' asks Ferdi de Vos as he uncovers the secret behind the popular SUV.

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