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Toyota Prius front

by Steve Smith

Leaked: New Toyota Prius?

A Taiwanese website has unearthed three images of what appear to be the next geneneration Toyota Prius. Taiwanese Autonet believe that what you’re looking at here are two versions of Toyota’s iconic model: the Prius Plug-In Hybrid and the Prius Hybrid. The blue, Mirai-inspired car is the standard hybrid variant, while the green one is supposedly the …

Toyota Auris front

by Wilhelm Lutjeharms

Facelifted Toyota Auris arrives in SA

The facelifted Toyota Auris have been refreshed inside and out. From the pictures it is clear that both the front and rear of the car have been updated with sharper styling. The front now features a more hunkered down stance, while the headlights and lower grille have also been adorned with chrome trimmings. The range …

2016 Toyota Hilux

by Ian McLaren
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New Toyota Hilux Officially Revealed

Revealed ahead of its South African launch in the first quarter of 2016 the eighth-generation Hilux has reportedly been re-designed from the inside out with a strong focus on interior comfort and refinement while building on this models enviable reputation for toughness and reliability.

Toyota Etios

by CAR magazine

Toyota Etios revised

A top seller in the popular small hatch segment, the Toyota Etios has undergone some mild midlife revisions to keep up with arch-rival, the recently upgraded VW Polo. Externally there are no new features to speak of unless you opt for the one new colour option: Jet Grey metallic. The bulk of the changes have …

Toyota Hilux side

by Wilhelm Lutjeharms

Toyota Hilux leaked – with engine details

Update: We never expected that there would be so many leaks leading up to the unveiling of the new Toyota Hilux. The latest pictures show again the front of the bakkie, while the interior picture clearly shows the all-new cabin. It is clear from the exterior pictures that the bakkie has pronounced wheelarches. The cabin …

Toyota Yaris 1,3 front

by CAR magazine

ROAD TEST: Toyota Yaris 1,3

ALTHOUGH previous generations of the Yaris sold extremely well in a number of countries – including South Africa – the current iteration failed to attract the same fiscal attention. The Japanese firm knew it had to change tack, as newer rivals had the Toyota beaten in terms of overall refinement, standard specification and perceived interior …

Toyota Hilux Dakar front

by Wilhelm Lutjeharms

2015 Toyota Hilux Dakar revealed

Yes, we were also confused, but allow us to explain. Last year Toyota celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Hilux, which lead to the Legend 45 model. Following the success of Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz at the 2015 Dakar race, Toyota has now launched the 2015 Hilux Dakar. Toyota confirmed that 50% …

Toyota 86 rear

by Kyle Kock

Long-term introduction: Toyota 86 Manual

The CAR team is quite the cosmopolitan bunch and the variety of long-termers on the fleet is a reflection of individual tastes and circumstances. With two team members becoming dads in the past two months, the comfort and safety of large sedans and SUVs will most likely occupy their hands for a while, as baby …