Toyota hits record sales, but marred by floods

After what has been a fantastic year for Toyota South Africa, the Japanese manufacturer has had to halt production at the Durban plant due to flooding.

According to Andrew Kirby, Toyota CEO,  the plant has suffered significant damage but Kirby confirmed that no workers were injured in the floods.

“Production, for now, has been halted at the facility for the rest of today and tomorrow to enable us to quantify the extent of the damage – we’ll then reassess the situation again on Thursday 12th October and decide if we can resume normal manufacturing,” Kirby added.

This comes after the latest sales figures have been released and Toyota once again topped the charts with 11 123 vehicles sold last month, up 7% from last year.

Hilux has continued its runaway success with almost 4000 units sold while its nearest competitor sold 2337.  Toyota has also expanded its Hilux range to 32 variants and released the new pricing structure. Hopefully, these floods won’t affect sales won’t affect consumers when it comes to vehicle delivery and costs.


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