Arabian knights - Iconic Dakar Rally moves to Saudi Arabia: What does this mean for the world's toughest race?

2019-04-17 14:33

'The knights of the Dakar will now exchange the monster dunes and fine sand of the Atacama for the fifth largest desert in the world, and the largest in Asia,' writes Ferdi de Vos.

FIRST DRIVE: WEY to go - Haval's premium brand launches the VV7

2019-04-15 05:30

'The WEY trademark, first introduced in April 2017, is to Haval (and Great Wall Motors) what Lexus is to Toyota, Genesis is to Hyundai and Infiniti is to Nissan', writes Ferdi de Vos.

Volkswagen's Jetta is now its own China

2019-02-28 11:00

Wheels24 contributor Ferdi De Vos takes a look at Volkswagen's recently established Jetta brand to be sold in China.

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.


World premiere of GWM's new bakkie: 'A Steed With No Name'…

2019-04-17 10:40

'Anonymous it may be but GWM has huge plans for its new bakkie', writes Wheels24 contributor Ferdi de Vos.

Road trip: Haval H9 to Sani Pass

2019-03-19 05:30

While recently visiting the Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal, Ferdi de Vos not only traversed the Natal Midlands but also took on Sani Pass in the impressive H9, flagship of Chinese brand Haval.

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.

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