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Best-looking small SUV? Toyota’s C-HR Cross gets even better

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota has jacked its C-HR Cross, front, rear and inside, with cosmetic changes. and improvements. Lookswise, the front bumper is wider and larger and the air intakes made closer to vertical while the foul-weather lights have been repositioned to be higher and further apartl The headlights on standard and Plus models… Continue reading Best-looking small SUV? Toyota’s C-HR Cross gets even better

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Toyota SA CEO Kirkby paints sad picture for nation’s auto industry

Only 515 000 vehicles will sold in 2020 SA GDP will grow by only 0.6% in 2020 Still a lot of policy uncertainty JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Tough times are ahead through 2020 for what used to be a booming South African automotive industry and, worse, at least one expert says the trend is likely… Continue reading Toyota SA CEO Kirkby paints sad picture for nation’s auto industry

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Dakar hero Alonso now heading for Indy racing?

LONDON, England - Ex-Formula 1 pilot and more recently a driver for the successful South African Toyota Gazoo team in the 2020 'Dakar', Fernando Alonso, is now available to drive for any team in the Indianapolis 500 after ending his relationship with McLaren. The team is reported as confirming that the double World F1 champion's… Continue reading Dakar hero Alonso now heading for Indy racing?

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Sainz wins 2020 Dakar for X-raid, four SA cars in top 10

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Carlos Sainz has secured his third Dakar Rally victory from the 2020 edition of the event, held in Saudi Arabia for the first time, with Toyota Gazoo's SA reigning champion Nasser Al-Attiyah second. Al-Attiyah's Toyota Gazoo SA squad-mates Giniel de Villiers and Bernhard ten Brinke made it four Hiluxes in the… Continue reading Sainz wins 2020 Dakar for X-raid, four SA cars in top 10

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One stage left! Can Toyota’s Al-Attiyah haul back 10min?

2nd on Stage 11 for Al-Attiyah/Baumel 4th on Stage 11 for Ten Brinke/Colsoul 6th on Stage 11 for De Villiers/Haro Alonso/Coma fight back after roll HARADH, Saudi Arabia - The second part of the tough Dakar Rally Marathon Stage saw crews race from the small overnight bivouac at Shubaytah back to the main camp near… Continue reading One stage left! Can Toyota’s Al-Attiyah haul back 10min?

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Alonso, Coma on a roll as Dakar marathon takes its toll

3rd on Stage 10 for De Villiers / Haro 6th on Stage 10 for Ten Brinke / Colsoul Al Attiyah / Baumel lose time to leaders Alonso / Coma roll HARADH, Saudi Arabia - Stage 10 of the 2020 Dakar Rally brought mixed results for the South African Toyota Gazoo team with Giniel de Villiers… Continue reading Alonso, Coma on a roll as Dakar marathon takes its toll

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All SA Toyotas finish Dakar Stage 9 in top 10

2nd on Stage 9 for Al-Attiyah / Baumel 6th on Stage 9 for De Villiers / Haro 7th on Stage 9 for Ten Brinke / Colsoul Al Attiyah / Baumel close up to 24sec off lead HARADH, Saudi Arabia – Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel were second-fastest on Stage 9 of the 2020… Continue reading All SA Toyotas finish Dakar Stage 9 in top 10

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‘Solid’ day for Gazooers on Day 3 of desert dashing

NEOM, Saudi Arabia – Wednesday was a day of consolidation for South Africa's Toyota Gazoo Gazoo Racing’s Nasser al Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel who posted the second-fastest time of the day behind Stage 3 winner Carlos Sainz and his Mini by 3min 31. However, the South African team's performance was tempered by a penalty… Continue reading ‘Solid’ day for Gazooers on Day 3 of desert dashing

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Rash of flats gives SA Toyota crews tough Dakar start

AL WAJH, Saudi Arabia - It was a tough opening stage at Dakar 2020 for Toyota Gazoo Racing thanks to 11 punctures suffered by the four Toyota Hilux crews. Defending crew Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel set the early pace but three punctures 100km from the end of the 319km special stage saw the Qatari… Continue reading Rash of flats gives SA Toyota crews tough Dakar start

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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