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Dakar Day 5: SA Gazoo team holds fast in lists

DESERT VASTNESS: Accurate navigation is vital in the desert wastes but this image shows how radical the route can be. Image: Supplied HA’IL, SAUDI ARABIA – Stage 5 of the 2020 Dakar Rally saw the four South African Toyota Gazoo Racing crews maintain their overall positions.: Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel were again fastest of the… Continue reading Dakar Day 5: SA Gazoo team holds fast in lists

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SA’s Toyota crews lead off the racers for 2020 Dakar Rally

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - The Toyota Gazoo off-road racing team has been cleared to race in the 2020 Dakar Rally to be run for the first time in Saudi Arabia with the liaison The four Toyota Hilux race vehicles - along with all other competitors - were meticulously examined by technical scrutineers and team boss… Continue reading SA’s Toyota crews lead off the racers for 2020 Dakar Rally

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High times ahead for unique Isuzu bakkie

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - Kanu Commercial Body Builders has created an Isuzu bakkie with an aerial platform that can soar more than 15 metres skyward and swivel through 360 degrees. Kanu's MD Mike Pienaar said the platform was fitted to an Isuzu D-MAX 250 bakkie for maintenance work in the telecommunications and energy fields.… Continue reading High times ahead for unique Isuzu bakkie

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R20 000 of free styling features on Ranger upgrades

PRETORIA, South Africa - The South African-built Ford Ranger has been made even more attractive with the introduction of a chromed styling pack for its XLS models. At no extra cost... (prices at end of file). There are 31 Ranger models in Ford's South African catalogue ranging from the single-cab to the Ranger Raptor high-performance… Continue reading R20 000 of free styling features on Ranger upgrades

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More dunes done: Toyota SA holds Morocco lead

ERFOUD, Morocco - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel blitzed Stage 2 of the 2019 Rally of Morocco to increase their overall lead in the event to 17min 09. Giniel de Villiers and Alex Haro, in an identical Toyota Hilux, moved up to second place in the overall standings on… Continue reading More dunes done: Toyota SA holds Morocco lead

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No nonsense Namib: Land Cruiser for serious off-roaders

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The Land Cruiser 70-series has long had a reputation as ''the'' choice'' for rough country and desert trips (it's also It good for shopping, as The Corner has tried) and recognised as an automotive symbol of go-anywhere-ability. It's also seen as (also as experienced) a prime  example of off-road engineering excellence… Continue reading No nonsense Namib: Land Cruiser for serious off-roaders

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Great Wall’s P Series Pickup challenging bakkie Big 3

BEIJING, China - Great Wall Motors' new P Series Pickup has been officially launched to, the automaker says, ''bring the dawn of a new era for Chinese passenger bakkies'' and to enhance the brand's globalisation. That's it above - quite sexy double-cab, hey... Haval says the bakkie will be user-centered, a bakkie for everyone and… Continue reading Great Wall’s P Series Pickup challenging bakkie Big 3

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Ford Raptor exports: Even more success from two SA plants

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - Ford has emerged from a comprehensive investment and production expansion programme sll ready to meet the demands of a growing export market. An investment of R3-billion, announced in 2017, opened potential for Ford’s Silverton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Pretoria and the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth. The Silverton plant… Continue reading Ford Raptor exports: Even more success from two SA plants

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SA Toyota Hilux crew dominating Mongolia rally

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel have taken first place from Stage 4 of the 10-stage event in their SA-assembled Hilux bakkie - their fourth stage win - which put them 27 minutes ahead of the pack. The route was a loop of 470km, starting and finishing near… Continue reading SA Toyota Hilux crew dominating Mongolia rally

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Hilux GR Sport: Live the Spirit of Gazoo Racing in flash bakkie

Limited numbers - get in quick with a deposit Really classy machine as the Hilux lives on Auto only - but performance and 4x4 included JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota has created a limited-edition Hilux bakkie badged as the Hilux GR Sport and regarded by the automaker as the next chapter in Toyota’s GR product… Continue reading Hilux GR Sport: Live the Spirit of Gazoo Racing in flash bakkie