'It was love at first sight': Why my old Mazda Astina was such a beaut - reader

2020-03-26 13:00

Wheels24 reader Rene Frans responds to our contributor Robin Classen's article and says: "My 1998 Astina was a beaut with its sleek coupe styling back when most cars had quite boring boxy styling."

WATCH | Which SUVs have the best pulling-power?

2020-03-24 15:30

SUVs have been replacing the need to tow a caravan or trailer with a bakkie. Check out which SUV is the best at towing one and a half tonnes.

Hold your horsepower - The Fast and the Furious 9 has been postponed to next year

2020-03-24 08:00

Fast and Furious fans waiting to watch the ninth instalment now have to wait until next year as the impact of the coronavirus delays its release.

Is the R-Class MPV a forgotten child or was it just another Mercedes-Benz fail?

2020-02-22 06:00

'Seeing an R-Class on SA roads is pretty much like finding chicken’s teeth these days, but was the Mercedes-Benz MPV just ahead of its time?' asks Wheels24 contributor Robin Classen,.

WATCH | Here's how a noisy electric car could save lives on our roads

2020-02-17 08:30

Sound engineers are working on fake authentic sounds to replicate a combustion engine. But will this technique work?

WATCH | Why the Fast and The Furious franchise should have been nipped in the bud a long ago

2020-02-04 13:00

Wheels24 correspondent Robin Classes divulges into the essence of what the Fast and Furious franchise was built on.

DRIVEN | Lexus’ new ES300h EX proves that luxury can be affordable

2020-01-24 07:00

'Lexus has pieced together such a calibrated formula with their new ES250 and 300 range that it rubs shoulders with the likes of Bavaria, Ingolstadt, and Wolfsburg’s finest examples', writes Robin Classen.

#ICYMI motoring wrap | Modern hatchbacks faster than a Skyline, Cars perfect for first-year university students

2020-01-20 07:00

Take a look at four cars ideal for first-time university students and see just how much units the Toyota Hilux sold during the month of December.

#ICYMI | Rider dies at the Dakar rally, Toyota's 200kW pocket rocket

2020-01-14 07:00

Catch up on all the Dakar action but don't forget to take a look at Toyota's latest creation out of the GR factory - a WRC championship inspired 200kW, all-wheel-drive Yaris.

WATCH | This real-life documentary goes behind the scenes of Ford's historic win at Le Mans in 1966

2020-01-14 06:00

Whether or not you've watched the recent Ford vs Ferrari movie, this short documentary details what happened behind the scenes as Ford won their first Le mans race in 1966.


Why the lockdown could be a perfect time for SA petrolheads

2020-03-25 04:30

We're in for trying times, and car lovers might find it difficult not to out for a drive or attend local car events, but here's why the 'free time' could be ideal for petrolheads.

OPINION | Look at me now! How the Mazda Astina went from unattractive standalone to trim level beauty

2020-03-24 12:30

The Astina was not a very good-looking car and was a total flop but Mazda knew this and decided to resurrect the model nameplate with the '3'. What a good idea it was.

WATCH | What it's like living with Ford's little Figo

2020-03-17 10:00

After six months, Wheels24 returns the key of the long-term Ford Figo 1.5 Titanium.

Honda's Civic Type R FK2 and FK8 are prime examples of why turbochargers are the way to go

2020-02-21 04:30

Honda perfected the art of naturally-aspirated tuning with their Type R performance range and, for the first time in its history, the Civic Type R is now turbocharged. But why the switch forced induction?

WATCH | 'Mr Johnny' is a Bangkok taxi driver who dreams of owning a Porsche Cayenne

2020-02-14 04:30

'Mr. Johnny' dreams of a Porsche Cayenne. Now he drives a Toyota taxi in Bangkok, full of his daughter's paintings and German football stickers. He's made it his own, but he still answers to his 'real boss' - his wife.

Game Review | Gran Turismo Sport is a must-have for any petrolhead

2020-01-31 10:53

Robin Classen spent some time getting to grips with Gran Turismo Sport. Here are his findings on the game.

SEE | Bora, Scirocco, Zonda - Five cars named after winds around the world

2020-01-21 04:30

Can you recall the strong winds Cape Town felt the last few days? Well, these automakers drew inspiration from it and named their cars accordingly.

DRIVEN | Mahindra's new Pik Up put through its paces at SA launch

2020-01-17 07:25

Wheels24 correspondent, Robin Classen, reports back after driving the new Mahindra Pik Up at its South African launch.

WATCH | NSX, F40, MX-5 - car name acronyms you probably didn't know the meaning of

2020-01-14 06:30

Did you know that GTI stands for 'Grand Tourer Injection'? Here are 10 examples of car models that feature acronyms for names.

WATCH | Audi shows off its new 125kW autonomous AI:ME at CES

2020-01-13 15:41

German automaker Audi showed its concept of a car of the future at the CES technology show in Las Vegas.

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