ARTICLES RELATING TO FERDI DE VOS

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.

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.

 

#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...

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 brand....in 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.

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