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ROAD TRIP | The Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie is a ‘Stranger’ in the dunes

2020-02-21 14:00

A Mercedes-Benz in the Namib Desert? 4×4 expert Gerhard Groenewald steers an X-Class V6 for 500km over the monster dunes between Lüderitz and Walvis Bay in Namibia.

#Dakar2020 | From the Arctic to Saudi: SA man takes on world extremes in less than two months!

2020-01-13 07:30

'They say it gives you wings, but Red Bull athletes Cyril Despres and Mike Horn gave it horns at the 2020 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia,' writes Ferdi de Vos.

DRIVEN | More Renault Kwid, more pro quo

2019-11-21 10:35

'The overhauled Kwid now looks better and offers improved safety, higher quality interior trim, a higher equipment level and enhanced handling – all at a reasonable price', writes Ferdi de Vos.

SEE | The curious tale of the SA-only Nissan 'Z' models

2019-11-05 04:30

The most important model in Nissan’s history – the Z-car –was introduced 50 years ago this month. Ferdi De Vos takes a deeper look at its history.

At long last! The Bloodhound Land Speed Record (LSR) car sniffs South African soil

2019-10-21 14:32

The Bloodhound Land Speed Record (LSR) car and team has arrived in the Northern Cape which will play host to the car’s first high-speed test runs.

#EVRTAfrica2019 | Halfway from Pretoria to Cape Town in an electric vehicle roadtrip

2019-10-07 07:00

After travelling over 1200 km from Pretoria to the Windy City in the Eastern Cape the EVRT Africa 2019, the first official electric vehicle road trip in South Africa, has reached the halfway point on its intrepid journey towards Cape Town.

RoadTrip | The Last Overland - an old Defender drives back home from 1955 trip

2019-10-04 07:00

A 64-year old Series I used by a group of graduates to travel from London to Singapore in 1955 along a route some still consider impassable today, has set off from the Far East to make the return trip to London, carrying a member of the original expedition.

Meet the 'Carroll Shelby of the bushveld' - 50 Years of the legendary Capri Perana in SA

2019-09-26 07:30

Fifty years ago, the iconic Capri Perana, one of the legends in South Africa’s motoring heritage, was conceived by master engineer and car builder Basil Green.

SA's Mureza Auto Company reveals their plan to bring Iranian vehicles to SA

2019-09-18 04:30

Mureza Auto Company, an African car brand registered in Zimbabwe and South Africa, will make its debut at Automechanika Johannesburg later this week.

Sacrilege! A bakkie with a MG badge…

2019-08-13 07:00

Morris Garages used to be a proud British brand associated with iconic roadsters and sports cars. Now, however a bakkie has been produced sporting the legendary MG badge...

 

The Last Overland: New Defender meets ‘Oxford’ on completion of epic journey

2020-01-14 04:45

‘Oxford’, a 64-year-old Land Rover, completed an epic 19 000km road journey from Singapore to the United Kingdom.

RoadTrip | Discovering the soul of Japan in a Land Rover

2019-12-22 06:00

Ferdi de Vos joined Rugby World Cup partner Land Rover on the eve of the final for a trip to serene Mount Fuji, regarded as the soul of Japan and also the home to the deity Sakuya-hime, the goddess of all volcanoes.

SA Economy Tour: Renault edges out Suzuki by slimmest of margins after titanic struggle

2019-11-20 13:00

Renault claimed the title of the most fuel-efficient car brand in the recent inaugural WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour, edging out Suzuki by the smallest of margins.

Are we ready for SA's electric car future? - 10 things we learned from #EVRTAfrica

2019-10-30 10:41

October is Transport month and we took part in an electric road trip across South Africa. We list 10 important factors regarding electric mobility.

Range Rover unveils its SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition

2019-10-14 11:56

Sporting V8 supercharged power and a host of new design enhancements, the limited-edition Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is now available in SA.

First electric road trip in SA surges ahead

2019-10-06 06:00

South Africa’s first electric vehicle road trip (EVRT) kicked off yesterday from the Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria, ending in Cape Town in a bid to drive across the country without a single drop of petrol.

RoadTrip | BMW's X7 gets up close with stunning wildlife at MalaMala

2019-09-27 08:42

With full-size seven-seat capacity, the luxurious X7 is the largest ever production machine in the BMW line-up. Ferdi de Vos took the Big Seven to the exclusive MalaMala Game Reserve in search of its seven wild counterparts.

Peugeot poised to join the South African ‘bakkie war’

2019-09-25 13:00

French automaker PSA and its main brand Peugeot is set to revitalise its trademarks in Southern Africa with a range of new model offerings, including new Citroën products and a Peugeot one-ton bakkie.

Isuzu AT35, Hilux GR Sport, Ranger Raptor - Hyped-up special bakkies: Do they live up to it in SA?

2019-08-28 04:30

Expectations. Normally it is a good thing. But it can also be counter-productive, especially when the final product does not live up to the initial hype created around it.

WATCH: These two SA motorsport fans built a BMW V12 LMR tribute Le Mans car

2019-06-20 11:10

Two South Africans have built their own BMW V12 LMR. Against the odds, it is the only way to describe the victory by the Schnitzer-run BMW V12 LMR, developed in alliance with Williams F1, in the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hour race twenty years ago.

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