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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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2018 Toyota Yaris: High-tech goodies, fun for faster drivers

Five models, but only one engine – a 1.5 Manual or constantly variable transmission Sport model with a whole raft of goodies JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The first Yaris was launched in South Africa in 2005, has been updated four times, and now comes version Number 5. Toyota SA says its ”bigger and better” so… Continue reading 2018 Toyota Yaris: High-tech goodies, fun for faster drivers

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Toyota Yaris update: Get your senses Pulsing!

Engines include new 1.5 petrol engine – 1.3 is gone More dynamic, more refined, updated cabin Hybrid now quieter, smoother, more enjoyable FRESH FROM the 2017 Geneva auto show comes a new Toyota Yaris, described by its maker as “a revised range that offers customers greater choice and improved equipment”. Specifications have also been amended across the five-model range and the… Continue reading Toyota Yaris update: Get your senses Pulsing!

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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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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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Here they are: 31 vehicles line up for SA Car of Year

More suggestions, longer list of entries 31 vehicles on 2019 contest line-up First Chinese vehicle takes on world JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The 2019 South African Car of the Year competition is under way. and the organiser, the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists, has revealed the list of qualifying vehicles. Included in the 31 vehicles… Continue reading Here they are: 31 vehicles line up for SA Car of Year

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Going hybrid to save cash? Read this before you sign…

Top automakers just can get fuel data right Huge discrepancies in hybrids’ consumption data Website analysed 148 000 Real MPG fuel reports LONDON, England – Here it is, very bluntly and possibly even worse than the ongoing exhaust emissions scandal: an astonishing 98% of hybrid (petrol / battery) cars can’t match their advertised fuel-consumption, according… Continue reading Going hybrid to save cash? Read this before you sign…

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Electric cars: How to make a profit on your trade-in!

UK paying more than new for battery buys As much as R12 500 on 12-month trade-in No petrol bills – and ranges are rising LONDON, England – Sales of electric vehicles are steadily rising and the good news for current owners is that they could sell their mobile battery packs for more than they paid… Continue reading Electric cars: How to make a profit on your trade-in!

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Toyota Hybrid sales hum through 10-million mark

20 years of history in hybrid technology Launch way back became whole new segment 34 hybrids now selling in 90+ countries TOKYO, Japan – Toyota’s global hybrid vehicle sales have topped 10-million and so, the automaker says, shown the staying power of technology now emerging as a mainstream solution to reduce negative atmospheric contamination. Toyota… Continue reading Toyota Hybrid sales hum through 10-million mark

New Gazoo racing Hilux for Dakar 2017
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New ace driver for Gazoo Toyota’s 2017 Dakar Hilux

Dakar racers go rear-wheel drive ‘It’s an exciting time’ – Glyn Hall Higher ride, on-board tyre inflators KYALAMI, Gauteng – Toyota SA and Toyota Gazoo Racing SA are making major changes to their strategy for Dakar 2017 and beyond, including a new race bakkie and a new driving team. The vehicle: the Toyota Hilux Evo… Continue reading New ace driver for Gazoo Toyota’s 2017 Dakar Hilux