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AWD Toyota GR Yaris: Car of the Year for 2021?

Will join GR Supra in Toyota’s GR portfolioFirst turbocharged Toyota AWD in SASpiritual successor to the Celica GT-FOUR JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Toyota’s GR Yaris, expected in South Africa in early 2021, is said to have all the credentials for competition success given that it has a new 200kW/370Nm 1.6-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine –… Continue reading AWD Toyota GR Yaris: Car of the Year for 2021?

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2020 Toyota Agya: (Another) new dawn for SA minicars

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – If South Africans have grown accustomed to the concept of “together but apart” over the past year then a joint-mobility venture that will reunite families, fun, and value has arrived. It’s the Toyota Aygo, the latest renaming and repositioning of Toyota SA’s entry-level cars. Following the forging of successful partnerships with… Continue reading 2020 Toyota Agya: (Another) new dawn for SA minicars

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Toyota announces spec updates for Corolla hatches

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Back in 2019 Toyota SA launched a fresh Corolla Hatch into the market while ululating about its good looks and ”unrivalled” refinement. Scroll forward to March 2020 and the automaker added ‘Safety Sense’ tech to the flagship Xr; move on to October 2020 and further enhancements have surfaced. Toyota says the… Continue reading Toyota announces spec updates for Corolla hatches

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Toyota Starlet bows in to replace entertaining Etios

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Back in August 2019 automakers Toyota and Suzuki announced an alliance to share each other’s strengths and now the result has arrived in South Africa with a name many Safricans will remember from the 1970’s. The Starlet… …for which Toyota has supplied expertise in hybrid technology and autonomous driving, Suzuki its… Continue reading Toyota Starlet bows in to replace entertaining Etios

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2020 Bronkhorstspruit 400: Hat trick for Toyota pair

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The Bronkhorstspruit 400, Round 2 of the South African National Cross Country championship raced over August 14/15  after a wait of almost five and a half months due to the Chinese Flu, produced a hat trick for the winners and great results for teams in the Production and Special Vehicle categories. It… Continue reading 2020 Bronkhorstspruit 400: Hat trick for Toyota pair

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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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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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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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SA Toyota dealers still there for essential vehicles

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Toyota SA has halted its sales and service operations to conform with the government’s orders that non-essential businesses must shut down. However, as many as 167 Toyota and Hino dealers across South Africa are on stand-by to support the operation of essential services during the 21-day Corona  lockdown. These include food delivery,… Continue reading SA Toyota dealers still there for essential vehicles