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2015 Toyota Hilux front

21/04/2015
by Wilhelm Lutjeharms
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Toyota Hilux leaked?

The latest pictures to surface on the Internet of the upcoming Toyota Hilux is the clearest indication yet of one of SA’s best selling vehicles. We can’t confirm whether this is any official documentation, but judging by the looks of it, it is pretty close to what we expect the new Hilux will look like. …

Toyota Yaris 1,3 front

19/03/2015
by CAR magazine
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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

13/03/2015
by Wilhelm Lutjeharms
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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

12/03/2015
by Kyle Kock
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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 …

Toyota Hilux front

04/02/2015
by Wilhelm Lutjeharms
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New Toyota Hilux shows its nose

Toyota has done a rather excellent job at keeping the upcoming Hilux under wraps. Less than a year before its release, and we have only seen these spy pictures of a test mule. But, now this picture has surfaced on the Internet, giving a clear glimpse of the new face of one of Toyota’s best-selling …

Cross wars: C20R vs. Sandero Stepway vs. Etios Cross

02/01/2015
by CAR magazine
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Cross wars: C20R vs. Sandero Stepway vs. Etios Cross

It’s been barely three months since we first tested the latest Renault Sandero Stepway and proclaimed its value-for-money proposition “unbeatable”. Then along came a brand-new contender determined to give the Frenchie a bloody nose. In its arsenal? A feisty 1,5-litre engine (versus the Renault’s puny 0,9-litre) and a badge with loads of appeal and the widest after-sales network in the country. The Toyota Etios Cross won’t have an easy …

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 3,0 Diesel VX front

22/12/2014
by CAR magazine
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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 3,0 Diesel VX

As with most of its Toyota siblings, the Land Cruiser Prado has never been a car to carry airs and graces. Among its large SUV competitors, the ladder-frame-chassis Prado has always felt like one whose utilitarian origins are thinly disguised by a smart set of clothes. And that’s exactly why South Africans enjoy this car so much. After all, its close relative, the Hilux-based Fortuner, …

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 …