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Toyota Fortuner wagon range goes Epic with jacked units

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Toyota Fortuner – which claims to be South Africa’s top-selling sport utility wagon – also claims it needs no introduction given it is ”built on the rock-steady foundation of its Hilux bakkie sister. It’s a luxury seven-seater which, its maker says, ”has proved its blend of style, off-road competency, and… Continue reading Toyota Fortuner wagon range goes Epic with jacked units

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Toyota touches-up Hilux and Fortuner

  Wider track, longer bumper, fatter rubber ‘Gym programme’ adds bakkie bulk And a leather bonus if buying a Fortuner THE TOYOTA HILUX range, one of SA’s favourite vehicles with sales topping 30 000 since February 2016 to now (Nov 2017) has been beefed-up just in time for the Christmas holiday. Since launch Toyota SA has been monitoring… Continue reading Toyota touches-up Hilux and Fortuner

2016 Toyota Fortuner
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Fortuner: Seven-seat Hilux takes luxury off-road

Based on the Hilux – but with a long SUV pedigree Longer and wider, with all-new diesel engines City-slicker fashion statement, bushwhackingly macho Toyota’s latest Fortuner, just launched in South Africa (April 2016), has a history that dates back to 1984 when a mid-size sport utility vehicle, the Hilux Surf, was introduced in Brazil, Australia,… Continue reading Fortuner: Seven-seat Hilux takes luxury off-road

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What South African motorists want: Yep, it’s a Hilux

What South African motorists want: a Hilux The Toyota Hilux is South Africa’s most desired used car in the land! This much has emerged from an analysis of AutoTrader search data during the 2020 calendar year. The Hilux – the most searched for bakkie on AutoTrader in 2020, the most sold new bakkie in the… Continue reading What South African motorists want: Yep, it’s a Hilux

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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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Used-car prices twitch upward – VW leads

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – ”Cautiously optimistic.” That’s how George Mienie, CEO of AutoTrader, feels about the state of used-vehicle sales in South Africa in not only the middle of the South African winter but also of the Covid situation. “Prices have begun to increase – slightly – with cars selling faster than experienced earlier in… Continue reading Used-car prices twitch upward – VW leads

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Toyota in 5 Continents test: Will Africa be the toughest

Toyota starts final 5 Continents Drive Project Seeking goal of assembling ‘ever-better cars’ Covering Australia, Americas, Europe and Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Automaker Toyota is about to start the last of its 5 Continents Drive Project, this one across Africa, to follow Australia (2014), the Americas (2015 and 2016, classifying North and South America… Continue reading Toyota in 5 Continents test: Will Africa be the toughest

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10 finalists listed for SA Car of Year title

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Ten finalists have been announced for the 2017 South African Car of the Year competition. The 10 were chosen from 35 eligible vehicles through two polls of 28 members of the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists. They are, in alphabetical order: • Audi A4 sedan • Honda Civic • Hyundai Tucson • Jaguar… Continue reading 10 finalists listed for SA Car of Year title

2016 supercharged Toyota Hilux bakkie
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Hot Hilux – is it the fastest in Africa? (v)

Is this Toyota Hilux the fastest double-cab bakkie in Africa? Let’s start with 327kW/545Nm, 0-100 km/h in 7.1sec and 227km/h up on the Reef – that, for foreign readers, is at an altitude of about1500m. It’s from South Africa’s eighth-generation Hilux range, a four-litre V6 that claims to be the first to be supercharged anywhere is… Continue reading Hot Hilux – is it the fastest in Africa? (v)

2016 Toyota Hilux - Made in South Africa
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Toyota pours R6.1-billion into local production and jobs

PROSPECTON, Durban – Toyota is to invest the equivalent of more than R6-billion in South Africa to start production of the Hilux bakkie and Hilux-based Fortuner SUV at its plant just south of central Durban – an investment that’s not only as good news for the nation’s stuttering economy but also comes with dire warnings.… Continue reading Toyota pours R6.1-billion into local production and jobs