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Toyota’s Corolla wins SA Car of Year – yet again

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Apart from SA Car of the Year (COTY), Toyota has won titles for the Compact Category – Urban Cruiser; Compact Family Category – Corolla Cross; New Energy Category – Corolla Cross Hybrid; Adventure SUV Category – Toyota Land Cruiser 300. Toyota SA says the Corolla name has a rich and diverse… Continue reading Toyota’s Corolla wins SA Car of Year – yet again

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All-new Toyota Starlet makes its debut

Launched in September 2020, the Toyota Starlet was met with rapturous applause and instantly cemented itself within the highly-competitive B-segment in the passenger car market. It’s combination of stylish good looks, traditional hatchback layout, comprehensive specification level and impressive frugality at the pumps, earned the Starlet top marks amongst custome The new Starlet promises to… Continue reading All-new Toyota Starlet makes its debut

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Toyota’s Starlet sparkles in Overberg Rally

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Guy Botterill and co-driver Simon Vacy-Lyle took part in this weekend’s Cape Overberg Rally, with the all-new Toyota Starlet rally car making its debut. The Toyota Gazoo Racing SA crew showed good pace throughout the event but had their points-scoring efforts thwarted by teething issues with the new car. “It… Continue reading Toyota’s Starlet sparkles in Overberg Rally

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Toyota invests in a Manufacturing Academy

DURBAN, South Africa – Toyota has launched a Manufacturing Academy at the TVET College in Mobeni, Durban. It was born of a strategic alliance between the Department of Higher Education and Training, the United Nations Development Programme SA and the Japanese government The objective is intended to promote youth empowerment through vocational training and was… Continue reading Toyota invests in a Manufacturing Academy

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New Stopgun V2.0 Lite armour for Toyota

Slotting in just below the immensely popular B6 Stopgun V2.0 kit, the Lite package provides Southern Africa’s security forces with an even more cost-effective solution. The B4+ armouring components offer protection against handguns and rifles up to 7.62×39 mm (including AK-47). The semi-discreet kit is available for single-, extended- and double-cab versions of the Hilux… Continue reading New Stopgun V2.0 Lite armour for Toyota

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‘Future is now!’ Toyota launches all-new battery car

All-electric bZ4X arrive at US dealers Range rating of up to 400km Impressive AWD capability with X-MOD PLANO, Texas – Toyota US’ upcoming, all-electric, Toyota bZ4X SUV, is said to not only extend the brand’s commitment to a carbon neutral but does so in style. The automaker told The Corner via a media release the… Continue reading ‘Future is now!’ Toyota launches all-new battery car

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E-FOUR electrics join Toyota’s RAV4 range

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Toyota’s front-wheel drive RAV4 GX hybrid, claimed to have attracted widespread acclaim for practicality, fuel-efficiency, and performance with its 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain, has been revised with the GX-R and VX with higher-tier grades and specs. The GX-R claims to deliver ”a stylish, yet rugged, exterior with prominent black cladding, black… Continue reading E-FOUR electrics join Toyota’s RAV4 range

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Tough-guy Toyotas: Back-up armour for basic bakkies

Toyota Hilux bakkies armoured by SVI ‘save lives’ Stopgun V2.0 kit ‘choice for security industry’ Semi-discreet armouring for for popular bakkies JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – SVI Engineering, a specialist manufacturer of vehicular armour, says its B6 Stopgun V2.0 kit for Toyota’s Hilux ”is the preferred choice” for South Africa’s security industry It’s also available for… Continue reading Tough-guy Toyotas: Back-up armour for basic bakkies

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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