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Toyota Rumion: Certainly a car on which to ruminate…

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Avanza was Toyota SA’s first budget people mover. It came with compact dimensions, simple – but fuel-efficient – engines, and seven-seats. The automaker says they found favour with business and leisure buyers. It lasted for two generations, replaced now by the Rumion which, Toyota told The Corner, ”comes with a… Continue reading Toyota Rumion: Certainly a car on which to ruminate…

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Toyota goes for its guns to answer criminals

Based on Toyota Hilux single-cab to carry eightAK47 assault rifle protection for cabin and canopyHomologated to 3499kg gross vehicle massSix seats and aircon in the canopyWindow gun ports and escape hatch JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – SVI Engineering, a specialist manufacturer of armoured products, has created a cost-effective, anti-riot solution in the form of a converted… Continue reading Toyota goes for its guns to answer criminals

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Toyota GR 86: April ’21 launch, SA in 2022

New coupe ”true to fun character of GT86 predecessor’Light weight, low centre of gravity, agile handlingThird model in Toyota’s line-up of global GR sport cars CAPE TOWN, South Africa – An all-new Toyota GR 86 made its world debut in early April 2021 via an online event hosted by Toyota Gazoo Racing and Subaru Corporation.… Continue reading Toyota GR 86: April ’21 launch, SA in 2022

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Cruiser comeback! Toyota reverses on rugged all- (or no) roader

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Toyota’s Land Cruiser 70-series needs no introduction, having etched an enviable reputation among off-roading enthusiasts, game rangers, farmers, and other utility vehicle-minded users. The rugged construction and infallible Toyota engines have earned it the reputation of “it just keeps going”. The 70-series is available as a bakkie (79), station-wagon (76), and wagon (78).… Continue reading Cruiser comeback! Toyota reverses on rugged all- (or no) roader

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Hey parents, big prizes for kids’ Toyota ‘Dream Car’ art

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Toyota SA has opened t entries for the 15th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest and is inviting entries from children younger than 15 years up to the closing date of March 31 2021. The contest is intended to encourage youngsters to explore their creativity and ”transport their imagination beyond our… Continue reading Hey parents, big prizes for kids’ Toyota ‘Dream Car’ art

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AWD Toyota GR Yaris: Car of the Year for 2021?

Will join GR Supra in Toyota’s GR portfolioFirst turbocharged Toyota AWD in SASpiritual successor to the Celica GT-FOUR JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Toyota’s GR Yaris, expected in South Africa in early 2021, is said to have all the credentials for competition success given that it has a new 200kW/370Nm 1.6-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine –… Continue reading AWD Toyota GR Yaris: Car of the Year for 2021?

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2020 Toyota Agya: (Another) new dawn for SA minicars

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – If South Africans have grown accustomed to the concept of “together but apart” over the past year then a joint-mobility venture that will reunite families, fun, and value has arrived. It’s the Toyota Aygo, the latest renaming and repositioning of Toyota SA’s entry-level cars. Following the forging of successful partnerships with… Continue reading 2020 Toyota Agya: (Another) new dawn for SA minicars

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Toyota announces spec updates for Corolla hatches

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Back in 2019 Toyota SA launched a fresh Corolla Hatch into the market while ululating about its good looks and ”unrivalled” refinement. Scroll forward to March 2020 and the automaker added ‘Safety Sense’ tech to the flagship Xr; move on to October 2020 and further enhancements have surfaced. Toyota says the… Continue reading Toyota announces spec updates for Corolla hatches

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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