• Wheels24 has a brand new look, and we're still free.
• We now have a new bi-weekly newsletter called Let's Drive.
• Readers can now listen to articles if you become a subscriber.
• For more motoring stories, go to www.Wheels24.co.za
Gone with the green, rolling in with the new. Wheels24 has changed its skin and revved in with the times.
Launched in 1998, the first editor of Wheels24, John Oxley, said the site was a bit of a hobby for six months before he was approached and briefed to turn the publication into the biggest motoring website in the country within three years. Of course, after many long days and nights, Oxley achieved this goal in just six months.
After officially launching in 1999, the site was then relaunched in 2008 and remained one of the biggest motoring news sites for many years. South Africa had become accustomed to the green and red branding, but after 12 years it was time to upgrade and put on a new set of 'wheels' and a higher-revving engine.
We've launched a fresh new design with a brand new logo too, and, we'll now have only SOME content exclusively for subscribers.
What does this mean for readers?
We're still like your reliable Toyota Corolla, but just like the automaker, we've evolved and streamlined your favourite motoring news site into a refined vehicle. We'll keep offering you exciting news about new cars, informative vehicle reviews, and even some expert car doctor advice.
And, our weekly Driving with J9 column will keep you informed about vehicle licences and other important public service announcements that could affect motorists.
Only a small selection of our articles will now be available to subscribers for the affordable price of R75 a month. This means you will have access to ALL the subscriber content available across the News24 sites, (not just Wheels24) and everything else will still be free.
Yes, Wheels24 is still free!
We'll still have all your favourite bakkie and SUV news, cool car videos and image galleries of the latest and hottest new vehicles.
Formula 1 remains one of our biggest sections, and that will still be fully available with new-look live updates on race weekends.
Our motoring newsletter now has a new name, called Let's Drive, and will be sent out twice a week every Tuesday and Friday. We'll keep you up to date with the top stories you might have missed, and it is still free to read. If you haven't signed up yet, you can do that here.
You can also still mail us your questions or share your car stories, as we love to publish our reader letters or pictures, and the history of your own vehicles. We accept anonymous contributions and won't share your personal details if you wish. Just email us here at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subscribers will now be able to read and post comments on articles, which is valuable for petrolheads looking for more information, asking questions, and sharing experiences or views.
Subscribers will also be able to listen to articles, in case you have your head under a bonnet and don't want to lose out on the latest new cars being launched.
You will also be able to share five free articles a month with non-subscribed friends and family.
As a subscriber, you can also read e-editions of YOU, Drum, True Love and City Press, so there's plenty of exclusive content for you.
If you're considering subscribing, find out more here.
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