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Toyota Hilux front

by Peter Palm

DRIVEN: Toyota Hilux 3,0 D-4D double cab 4×4 Legend 45

We all know that Toyota is working on the eighth generation of Hilux, but it’s keeping mum on exactly when it will be launched. One day, we might catch Toyota out and be able to speculate but in the meantime, many customers remain quite content to stay with the tried and tested Hilux generation seven. The …

Toyota 86 replacement

by Terence Steenkamp

Second-gen Toyota 86 on the cards

Despite selling slower than expected, a Toyota executive has confirmed the company is already planning a second-generation 86. Speaking to Motoring, Toyota Motor Europe executive vice-president of sales and marketing, Karl Schlicht, said the company is “serious about keeping the 86 pure and keeping a car like that in our lineup.” Apparently, the company believes dropping exciting …

Toyota Etios Sport front

by Wilhelm Lutjeharms

Toyota Etios Sport now available

Following the success of Toyota’s Etios hatchback and the Etios Cross, Toyota South Africa Motors is releasing 200 examples of the Etios Sport. The changes compared to the standard Etios include an aero kit made up of a front spoiler, side skirts, a new rear bumper and a roof spoiler. There are also 15-inch alloy …

Toyota U2 concept: it's about functionality

by Steve Smith

Toyota U2 concept unveiled

Courtesy of Toyota’s Calty think-tank design studio in California comes this Toyota U2 concept. They’re calling it another new breed of SUV – the Urban Utility concept car – hence the U2 moniker. The idea is a car that apparently reflects a DIY revival apparently popular in American cities right now and, as such, the …

Giniel de Villiers

by Nicol Louw

Toyota dominated Toyota Cape Dealer Rally

Round six of the South African National Rally Championship, the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally marked a high point in the rally career of Dakar legend Giniel de Villiers. With navigator Greg Godrich beside him, the Paarl-based racing driver recorded his maiden victory in the SA National Rally Championship by the smallest of margins (Imperial Team …

Hyundai Accent Sedan 1,6 Fluid vs. Nissan Almera 1,5 Acenta vs. Toyota Corolla Quest 1,6 Plus

by CAR magazine

Hyundai Accent Sedan 1,6 Fluid vs. Nissan Almera 1,5 Acenta vs. Toyota Corolla Quest 1,6 Plus

Group Test: Hyundai Accent Sedan 1,6 Fluid vs. Nissan Almera 1,5 Acenta vs. Toyota Corolla Quest 1,6 Plus FORD’s done it. So have Volkswagen, Renault, Opel and a whole host of Chinese carmakers. The success of the Figo, Polo Vivo, erstwhile Clio Va-va-voom and Corsa Lite (and the current bevy of Isuzu KB-based bakkies) has …

Toyota Yaris front three-quarter image

by Kelly Lodewyks

DRIVEN: Toyota Yaris 1,3

The B-segment is a burgeoning one in the South African car market, and while everyone has been moving ahead with good looking, well specced models that appeal to all the needs of this particular target market, Toyota has remained somewhat static with its Yaris. Until now. Toyota has launched the refreshed Yaris in four different …

Hilux Stories

by CAR magazine

Toyota Hilux Stories: Magical Tourer

This is part two of our three-part Hilux Stories series. Read part one here. Or click here to read more about the Hilux #Where2next? competition. This 2010 Toyota Hilux 2,5 D-4D will make you look twice. A custom-made aluminium canopy crowns the white single cab but … something looks different. The canopy hangs almost unnervingly …