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Mini SUVs going big in family choices for new wheels

PRETORIA, South Africa - With the launch of the Ford Figo Freestyle and EcoSport Ambiente a/t so far during 2020 Ford continues to respond to the undeniable change in buying patterns that has seen volumes of sport utility vehicles and small crossovers grow.Demand for such vehicles, given with their passenger-oriented body style - has been… Continue reading Mini SUVs going big in family choices for new wheels

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On its way! The next version of Toyota’s Lexus flagship

TOKYO, Japan - It might be three decades since the debut of the Lexus LS in 1989 but the luxury brand says it is still on a mission to set standards for top-end automobiles ad indeed here is its latest flagship. It looks like it has done it again with the introduction of the 2020… Continue reading On its way! The next version of Toyota’s Lexus flagship

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KIA does a Runner with budget Picanto delivery van

Brought together - Picanto Runner and pizzas KIA gets cuter with pocket delivery conversion Perhaps the luxury version of delivery van? JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - KIA Motors SA has converted its Picanto budget family hatchback into a light delivery vehicle for businesses in South Africa. Perhaps one benefit of the current semi-lockdown that has brought… Continue reading KIA does a Runner with budget Picanto delivery van

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Profile: Kent Rutherford – one of SA’s youngest racing drivers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Meet Kent Rutherford, one of the youngest competitors  in the SA Cross-Country championship, has motorsport and cross-country racing in his genes.He's the first-born of Archie and Kathryn Rutherford and was born on the Transvaal's East Rand on the weekend of the Botswana 2002 Toyota 1000 Desert Race. His racing father Archie… Continue reading Profile: Kent Rutherford – one of SA’s youngest racing drivers

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2020 Corolla: Three sedan versions boost latest Toyota range

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Toyota's Corolla sedan, believe it or not, is right up there with the original Mini (even if the latter's now more of a modern Maxi) for manufacturing longevity. Each drove onto the automotive scene in the 1960s but here we go with the Corolla's 12th incar(excuse pun!)nation. It's now available… Continue reading 2020 Corolla: Three sedan versions boost latest Toyota range

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All-new Lexus EX hybrid ‘sets new standard of value’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lexus SA says it is offering potential ES 300h customers a new standard of value, technology and elegance in the form of an all-new hybrid derivative in EX model grade for 2020. The full model range now consists of the entry-level petrol ES 250 EX, the new ES 300h EX, and… Continue reading All-new Lexus EX hybrid ‘sets new standard of value’

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Ford rally cars: Here’s what you’ll see through 2020

DAGENHAM, England - Ford's M-Sport World Rally Team Team's EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC cars will be adorned with a striking new eye-catching design for the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship. Yep, that's it above... Graphic esigner Phil Dixon drew his inspiration from print designs of the early-to-mid 1990s, a colour scheme that uses a mostly… Continue reading Ford rally cars: Here’s what you’ll see through 2020

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Tarmac Rally: Get to Killarney for the most fun racing on a track

All classes, all-comers, at Killarney track rally day Rally cars v. track cars and hot multiple stages Racing cars also invited to challenge rally aces CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Round 4 of the 2019 Western Cape Rally championship on Saturday July 13 at Killarney International Raceway will include a unique Rally vs Track Challenge… Continue reading Tarmac Rally: Get to Killarney for the most fun racing on a track

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Steady day in dunes as Attiyah leads near Dakar end

Al Attiyah / Baumel further extend overall lead De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz fourth on Stage 8 SA Toyota team Ten Brinke / Panseri forced out PISCO, Peru -A 360km test on Tuesday saw the Dakar rally return to the coastal town of Pisco and for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and… Continue reading Steady day in dunes as Attiyah leads near Dakar end

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SA Toyota team still showing the way on 2019 Dakar

SAN JUAN DE MARCONA, Peru – The second day of racing on the Peruvian Dakar saw a ding-dong battle among the leaders but it panned out to Peugeot's Sebastien Loeb winning the stage with a time eight seconds faster than Mini's Nani Roma. However the biggest gains were made by Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Giniel… Continue reading SA Toyota team still showing the way on 2019 Dakar