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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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Toyota back into high gear with parts warehouse build

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota SA has moved into high gear with a R365-million project to double the size of its East Rand parts distribution warehouse to 80 000m² to create the largest such building in the southern hemisphere. Toyota SA's president and CEO Andrew Kirkby told The Corner in a media release: “This investment will… Continue reading Toyota back into high gear with parts warehouse build

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Japanese culture on wheels: Sink into a Lexus dreamworld

Enjoy Japanese Studio Ghibli’s anime films Unleash the chef in you – DIY sushi Lexus LFA on Toyota museum collection JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lexus has added sushi tutorials to its Studio Ghibli on Netflix as a way to fill homebound lockdown days by learning Japanese culture from books, films, and technology. Here are nine ways… Continue reading Japanese culture on wheels: Sink into a Lexus dreamworld

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Two decades on, Toyota US brings anniversary Prius hybrid

PLANO, Texas- Twenty years ago (really, THAT long ago! - Editor) technology took a leap as a small and unassuming family vehicle very quietly rolled into US Toyota showrooms. The car will be launched on May 18 2020. The 2001 Toyota Prius, the world’s first production hybrid car, had arrived and would go on to… Continue reading Two decades on, Toyota US brings anniversary Prius hybrid

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Motorsport profile: Off-road champion Henk Lategan

CHARMAINE FORTUNE JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team driver Henk Lategan might be the youngest driver in the SA Cross-Country Series to have won the 2019 Overall Production Vehicle and Class FIA championships in only his third year of National Cross Country racing but he has other successful strings to his bow. Lategan… Continue reading Motorsport profile: Off-road champion Henk Lategan

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Toyota and Hino switching to electric to keep on truckin’

DURBAN, South Africa - There's a swing towards electrification for many forms of transport but Toyota is developing hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles while also bringing Toyota Group electric vehicles to market. A major project to develop a heavy duty fuel cell truck is a joint venture by Toyota and its wholly-owned, truck subsidiary, Hino. There's an… Continue reading Toyota and Hino switching to electric to keep on truckin’

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Profile: Chris Visser, dedicated motorsportsman – and farmer

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Chris Visser, a South African Cross-Country stalwarts, businessman and farmer, has through the past 18 years clocked up more than 60 000km in the SA Cross-Country Series. He's now 51, born in the North West province'sf Delareyville, and competed in his first National Cross-Country event, the 2002 Toyota 1000 Desert Race,… Continue reading Profile: Chris Visser, dedicated motorsportsman – and farmer

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RAV4 upgraded: See what’s changing on urban 4×4

DURBAN, South Africa - Toyota's RAV4 leisure wagon has been treated to ''functionality upgrades'' in response to feedback from its customers. Here's the breakdown...Tactile upgradeGX-grade RAV4 uits now have a ''tactile'' upgrade: leather wrapping for the steering-wheel and gear-shifter knob to replace previous urethane counterparts. Safety tech upgradeWhat Toyota describes as ''the luxury VX-grade'' models… Continue reading RAV4 upgraded: See what’s changing on urban 4×4

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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