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Toyota Starlet bows in to replace entertaining Etios

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Back in August 2019 automakers Toyota and Suzuki announced an alliance to share each other’s strengths and now the result has arrived in South Africa with a name many Safricans will remember from the 1970’s. The Starlet… …for which Toyota has supplied expertise in hybrid technology and autonomous driving, Suzuki its… Continue reading Toyota Starlet bows in to replace entertaining Etios

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Toyota Etios: New Sport model goes two-tone smart

New paint finishes for new car Sport model joins Sprint units Four power windows for all models JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The Toyota Etios range, already represented by hatch, sedan and Cross models in South Africa, has received a new sister to follow the introduction in 2017 of the Sprint models. It’s a limited-edition Sport and… Continue reading Toyota Etios: New Sport model goes two-tone smart

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Toyota Etios: Top performer in NCAP crash-test rating

DURBAN, South Africa – Toyota’s Etios hatchback / sedan, one of South Africa’s most affordable cars thanks to its sub-R200 000 retail price, scored top marks in the recent NCAP ratings. The Etios was awarded four stars for Adult Occupancy Protection and three for Child Occupancy Protection (COP) – mainly due to the cars having… Continue reading Toyota Etios: Top performer in NCAP crash-test rating

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Toyota revamps Etios – hatch and sedan

⦁ Mid-life upgrades for baby Toyota ⦁ Two shapes – hatch and sedan ⦁ One engine but three grades PRETTY much anywhere you go in South Africa you’ll spot a Toyota Etios on your journey, sedan or hatch; indeed, according to Toyota SA, the car has become “a core model” in its marketing programme. It well meets… Continue reading Toyota revamps Etios – hatch and sedan

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Now’s a great time to buy a ‘nearly new’ car!

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Used-car inventories – especially “nearly new” units (2019 model models) – increased by a startling 32% in July 2020 over the previous month and that, The Corner was told, ”puts buyers in the pound seats”. Buyers of older used vehicles are also scoring; total inventory listings have increased by nearly… Continue reading Now’s a great time to buy a ‘nearly new’ car!

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Trading in? Check here for the best vehicle re-sale stars

  Buying used? Take some advice from an expert Here’s why these are the top 10 resellers 10 of the best according to auction data JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – In the market for a (new) car but worried about its resale/trade-in value a few years down the road? Well, here’s a guide, and for starters here’s… Continue reading Trading in? Check here for the best vehicle re-sale stars

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Sandero Stepway Plus: SA’s ‘most affordable’ car goes upmarket

Renault move up with Stepway Plus Still SA’s most affordable family car Leads competitors with cabin comforts RENAULT/NISSAN’S- for it’s badged as Renault but assembled in South Africa by corporate partner Nissan – Sandero hatchback crossover has greatly improved since its launch in this country way back in 2009 and is now a common sight… Continue reading Sandero Stepway Plus: SA’s ‘most affordable’ car goes upmarket

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Update: Toyota refresh for Aygo city car

  Exciting exterior design   Funky two-tone colour options available   Vibrant interior   High-spec includes touch-screen audio   Competitive pricing Yet another commuter/small family car, this time from Toyota: it’s an updated version of the Aygo hatchback and priced at less than R140 000. Toyota describes the one-litre, five-speed, 51kw/95Nm, A-segment car as stylish,… Continue reading Update: Toyota refresh for Aygo city car