How to buy a classic motorcycle in SA?

'There are a few things you need to consider,’ writes bike guru Dries Van der Walt.

Top family cars in SA

Wheels24's Janine Van der Post has gone from a 'SpeedQueen' to a supermom. Check out her list of top family cars.

SPIED: Kia’s 320kW K9

2012-02-10 09:42

SPOTTED: Kia's luxury K9 is set to debut later in 2012.


Our spy photographers spotted Kia’s new luxury sedan undergoing testing. Based on the same rear-drive platform as the Hyundai Genesis, the all-new K9 will likely share the same engines.

The new model could feature either a 4.6- or 5.0-litre V8, as well as a V6 engine.

Much like the 2012 Genesis R-Spec, the 5.0-litre engine produces 320kW at 6400rpm and will be mated to an eight speed automatic transmission.


The V6 produces 248kW and has a claimed fuel consumption of 8.1l/100km.

The K9's size, paired with the brand’s new design language, is certain to make the new model stand out on the road.

The K9 is set to debut later in 2012, with the Korean automaker aiming at the luxury market in the hopes of drawing more attention to the brand. 

Inside Wheels24

Opel Astra 1.4T Enjoy auto – understated and smart new hatch

When it comes to the mid-size hatchback choice, there are a few default choices, a few bland ones… and some often overlooked cars. The Opel Astra hatch is an example of the latter, writes David Swanepoel. - Sponsored

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.