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Toyota FJ Cruiser front

08/12/2014
by CAR magazine
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Toyota FJ Cruiser

Toyota’s FJ Cruiser is a distinctive proposition in the 4×4 market thanks to a unique design and door layout, as well as its off-road capability. On the majority of sealed surfaces, it rides well for such an off-road-biased vehicle, even though it’s somewhat cumbersome in the corners. From behind the steering wheel, when peering through the upright windscreen that offers a letterbox view of …

Toyota Fortuner Epic front

05/12/2014
by Wilhelm Lutjeharms
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UPDATE – RELEASED: Toyota Fortuner Epic

Update Toyota confirmed to us that the new Fortuner will arrive next year, approximately six weeks after the launch of the new Hilux. With Fortuner sales achieving above 900 units every year since its local introduction, we don’t foresee sales tapering off when the new model is launched. Original story When it comes to its …

The winner of the Toyota Hilux #Where2Next competition

25/11/2014
by CAR magazine
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Toyota Hilux #Where2next Competition – Closed

Congratulations to A. Bradfield, the winner of the Toyota Hilux #Where2Next competition!     Win a Toyota Hilux Double Cab Valued at R470 000! #Where2next?– Darling of the Dakar, polar conqueror and the poster child for indestructability – where to next for this motoring legend? How about your very own driveway? A brand spanking new …

Hans Weijs and Bjorn Degandt took top honours in the final round of the NRC in Bela-Bela

24/11/2014
by Charlen Raymond
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National Rally ends on a high

The Volkswagen Sasolracing team claimed victory in the last round of the 2014 National Rally Championship (NRC) when Hans Weijs Jnr and Björn Degandt stormed to victory at Bela-Bela. The win also ensured that the duo finished the championship in second overall. In what was a demanding and strenuous final round, the Volkswagen  Sasolracing team …

Toyota Hilux front

28/10/2014
by Peter Palm
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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

14/10/2014
by Terence Steenkamp
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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

13/10/2014
by Wilhelm Lutjeharms
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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

25/09/2014
by Steve Smith
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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

22/09/2014
by Nicol Louw
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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 …