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Who’da thought? A RAV4 that’ll outdrag sport cars

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - The fifth-generation Toyota RAV4, on the market for barely a year, is being overtaken by the arrival in South Africa of the first RAV4 TRD Off-Road model as announced at the 2019 Los Angeles auto show. It will, Toyota says, be a premium, fun-to-drive, RAV4 performance model with an estimated 225kW, advanced… Continue reading Who’da thought? A RAV4 that’ll outdrag sport cars

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Alonso, Coma, warming up for 2020 for Dakar Rally

SAUDI ARABIA -  Fernando Alonso and off-road bike racer Marc Coma are making their final preparations for the 2020 Dakar Rally with Toyota Gazoo Racing and their entry in the current2019 Al Ula-Neom Cross-Country Rally  in Saudi Arabia is part of the testing. The Spanish duo’s latest rally entry comes just a week after a… Continue reading Alonso, Coma, warming up for 2020 for Dakar Rally

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Toyota GR Supra GT4 ready for global racetracks

LONDON, England - Toyota Gazoo Racing has confirmed that it will start sales of GR Supra GT4*1, a race car for customer teams, in March 2020 in Europe, expanding to the US by August and to Japan and Asia in October. The cars will be based, Toyota says, on the GR Supra - Gazoo's first… Continue reading Toyota GR Supra GT4 ready for global racetracks

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Toyota zooms in on electricars for all – including the elderly

TOKYO, Japan - Toyota has revealed details of a production-ready, ultra-compact, battery-electric vehicle ahead of probable launch in Japan towards the end of 2020. Development chief Akihiro Yanaka told The Corner the vehicle, which is less than 2.5m long and 1.3m wide, is a next-generation mobility solution designed to cover short distances with little effect… Continue reading Toyota zooms in on electricars for all – including the elderly

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More range, more styling: Toyota punts new Mirai at Tokyo

Early glimpse at 2019 Tokyo Motor Show Driving range extended by up to 30% Latest fuel-cell electric vehicle technology TOKYO, Japan - Toyota says it will take advanced zero-emission fuel-cell electric vehicle technology to a new level when it previews the second-generation Mirai at the 2019 Tokyo auto show. The concept car will provide an early… Continue reading More range, more styling: Toyota punts new Mirai at Tokyo

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Advance, Avanza! Toyota’s seven-seater boosted for 2020

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The Toyota Avanza has been around on the South African market since 2010 but is still, its maker says, achieving close to 450 sales a month. Pretty healthy, then, in the people-mover market with its seven seats and high stance that makes entry and exit easier than a sedan or wagon.… Continue reading Advance, Avanza! Toyota’s seven-seater boosted for 2020

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Flying Gazoo Hilux clocked by a rock and out of lead

ERFOUD, Morocco - Stage 4 of the 2019 Rally of Morocco was always going to be a tough one. With a race distance of 409km, shortened to 311km due to a technical problem with the organiser’s helicopter, the stage was one with hair on its chest. In the end it claimed the scalps of Toyota… Continue reading Flying Gazoo Hilux clocked by a rock and out of lead

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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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Subaru and Toyota link for once-in-century deal

TOKYO, Japan - Toyota and Subaru have agreed on a new business and capital alliance to further develop and strengthening their long-term partnership. The partnership, since concluding an agreement on business collaboration in 2005, has included contract production by Subaru of Toyota vehicles and supply by Toyota of vehicles to Subaru. It also involved joint… Continue reading Subaru and Toyota link for once-in-century deal

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Race aces Alonso and Coma fast learning skills for Dakar

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Marc Coma, five-times Paris-Dakar Rally motorcycle winner and six-times FIM Cross-Country Rallies World champion, has teamed up with former F1 driver Fernando Alonso as his navigator with the Toyota Gazoo race team and is undergoing intensive off-rad training. Coma, now 42, is an experienced rally-raid campaigner. His first Paris-Dakar (2002) was when… Continue reading Race aces Alonso and Coma fast learning skills for Dakar