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  • Hilux Evo will be Toyota’s 2017 Dakar weapon

    Great news for South African Dakar fans is that Toyota Gazoo Racing today unveiled its revolutionary new Toyota Hilux Evo Dakar challenger at Kyalami. The team also confirmed that multiple Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Matthieu Baumel will join South African Giniel de Villiers and Germany’s Dirk von Zitzewitz and...
  • Drive Review: Toyota Hilux (2016) 2.8 GD-6

    Legends aren’t merely born; they are forged over time by conquering challenges and inspiring others. It’s no wonder then that the Toyota Hilux has earned its legendary status thanks to over 45 years of motoring toughness. But Toyota has recently embarked on its latest challenge, the launch of the...
  • Launch Drive: Toyota Fortuner (2016) range

    The new 2016 Toyota Fortuner arrives in South Africa to take on the more expensive Ford Everest. We drive it at launch. What is it? Toyota Fortuner needs no introduction. Brought to the South African market in 2005, it is responsible for popularizing the off-road SUV genre with nearly...
  • Quick Review: Toyota RAV4 (2016) turns 21

    It is difficult to believe it is already 21 years since the original Toyota RAV4 – the innovative recreational vehicle that pioneered the sport utility sector – made its South African debut. Recently the fourth generation of this ground-breaking model received minor exterior refinements, evident in the reshaped, decluttered front...
  • Is the new Toyota Hilux (2016) tough enough?

    What is it? The new 2016 Toyota Hilux represents the biggest investment ever made by the carmaker and at a crucial time too considering the fierce war at the top of the country’s overall sales. South Africa’s most loved bakkie receives a comprehensive makeover in all areas, rejuvenating a...
  • Kamui Kobayashi gets his seat in Toyota TS050

    With a lacklustre 2015 season in the World Endurance Championship behind them, Toyota revealed its new contender and tweaked the driver line-up. Will it be enough to beat defending champions Porsche? The Toyota TS050 Hybrid will line up next to the Porsche 919 and Audi R18 in the premiere...
  • Road Review: Toyota Avanza (2016) MPV

    One of the best-selling Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPV), the Toyota Avanza recently had some work done for 2016 while keeping to the same successful formula. To be honest, my only interaction with the Toyota Avanza, prior to getting it on test, was during my schooling years. An old, slightly dented white Avanza...
  • Road Test: Land Cruiser 200 VX 2016

    Slick and modern in its design, the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 has done what so many of us have to and embraced urbanisation. I say this because the once bad boy of the Toyota family has dropped its ruggedness for flowing lines and urban appeal. Thankfully it hasn’t lost...