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Toyota’s Corolla wins SA Car of Year – yet again

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Apart from SA Car of the Year (COTY), Toyota has won titles for the Compact Category – Urban Cruiser; Compact Family Category – Corolla Cross; New Energy Category – Corolla Cross Hybrid; Adventure SUV Category – Toyota Land Cruiser 300. Toyota SA says the Corolla name has a rich and diverse… Continue reading Toyota’s Corolla wins SA Car of Year – yet again

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SA vehicle armour experts expand into Saudi

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – SVI Engineering, specialist manufacturer of armoured products in South Africa, has expanded into Saudi Arabia, where it plans to develop and assemble a variety of armoured vehicles and military equipment. Not The Corner’s usual fare but off-roaders and 4×4 fans – as well as local security companies – will be interest… Continue reading SA vehicle armour experts expand into Saudi

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2021 Coty winners announced – here’s the full list

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The 2021 South African Car of the Year trophy, the country’s most sought-after motoring accolade, has been announced and the full list is at the bottom of this feature. The overall winner is Peugeot 2008 Toyota’s Hilux Double Cab was second, and BMW’s 4 Series third. Given the Covid lockdown, the… Continue reading 2021 Coty winners announced – here’s the full list

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Dream trip! Wouldn’t we all like a drive such as this…

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -Three Toyota Land Cruiser 70-Series are about to launch on Voetspore’s 15th expedition in 21 years – this time to the source of the Zambezi River. The convoy will cross Botswana to the border crossing at Kasane then continue to Livingstone in Zambia the rough stuff starts with the ride to the… Continue reading Dream trip! Wouldn’t we all like a drive such as this…

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By Jimny! Suzuki’s little 4×4 celebrates 50th anniversary

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – 2020 saw the cute (but tough!) Suzuki Jimny on/off-roader celebrate its 50th anniversary in South Africa during whic time more than three million units were sold around the world. It’s history, however, goes back another three years… A Japanese car company called HOPE introduced its Hopestar ON360, a tiny 4×4… Continue reading By Jimny! Suzuki’s little 4×4 celebrates 50th anniversary

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Toyota’s ‘King of the Bundu’ now more regal than ever

Bush-beating Cruiser still seven-seater  Desert-busting diesel V8, auto transmission Large SUV, genuine off-road prowess JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota believes its Land Cruiser 200 station-wagon is still ”the unquestionable conqueror of the African landscape”. The Corner might disagree by suggesting the ox-wagon was first, but what the heck? It’s still a big seven-seater SUV with off-road… Continue reading Toyota’s ‘King of the Bundu’ now more regal than ever

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Toyota in 5 Continents test: Will Africa be the toughest

Toyota starts final 5 Continents Drive Project Seeking goal of assembling ‘ever-better cars’ Covering Australia, Americas, Europe and Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Automaker Toyota is about to start the last of its 5 Continents Drive Project, this one across Africa, to follow Australia (2014), the Americas (2015 and 2016, classifying North and South America… Continue reading Toyota in 5 Continents test: Will Africa be the toughest

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At last! You can take your Rolls off-road – anywhere

‘Possibly the most anticipated Rolls-Royce of all time’ Named after giant diamond mined in South Africa. All-terrain, high-body for authentic off-road travel LONDON, England -When Rolls-Royce announced three years ago that it would launch a super-luxury on/off-roader to be called the Cullinan, an all-terrain three-boxer, it was because the seriously, seriously, rich around the world… Continue reading At last! You can take your Rolls off-road – anywhere

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Exclusive interior: Merc G-Class re-interpreted for today

Four decades on comes the latest G-Wagon Unlikely that any two will have same features Still king of the hill – but with more choices CHANGING THE boxy, rugged, angular, look of the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon would be a disaster for the automaker – which is why the 2019 version of the now almost four decades-old… Continue reading Exclusive interior: Merc G-Class re-interpreted for today

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Toyota’s Calty designers use FT-4X as innovation show car

‘Sunshine state’ designers pen fun outdoors wagon So much innovation, so little wasted space Adding pleasure and convenience to any trip LOS ANGELES, California – Toyota recently reincarnated the spirit of its FJ Land Cruisers and other iconic “adventure vehicles” with the world premiere of its FT-4X concept at the New York auto show. The revolutionary… Continue reading Toyota’s Calty designers use FT-4X as innovation show car