toyota

  • Dakar day 12-Giniel in top 5

    The 12th day of the gruelling Dakar 2018 event turned out to be the longest day for cars and trucks, while the bike stage was cancelled due to the intense weather.   To say the car stage between Chilecito to San Juan was intriguing would be an understatement. The...
  • Lexus LF-1: Limitless?

    Lexus has big plans for the future of their SUV’s after they pulled the covers off their latest concept car, the Lexus LF-1 Limitless, at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show. The concept crossover looks to be sculpted into a future flagship SUV for the Japanese manufacturer. The LF-1 will...
  • Dakar day 8 update: Sainz takes the lead

    The eighth-day of the Dakar Rally saw some of the greatest cross-country racing taking place in the Bolivian Andes, between Uyuni and Tupiza. Spanish Carls Sainz celebrated a well-deserved victory with his Peugeot, while the battle for second-place looked to be a bit more demanding. Stephane Peterhansel managed to...
  • Dakar Desert Delay for Toyota Gazoo

    The South African Toyota Gazoo racing team saw unprecedented events on day four of the Dakar, with two of the Hilux’s running into trouble early on in the stage.  Nasser Al Attiyah had two flat tyres early in the race and was forced to proceed cautiously after using both...
  • Lexus NX – NX Level of Urban SUV?

    Lexus has updated the NX, their first attempt at a compact premium SUV. A few subtle tweaks and a minor refresh make it an even stronger contender in this fast-growing segment. The new NX maintains its aggressive lines and sporty demeanour with new headlamps, new chrome-framed front and side...
  • 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,...
  • Why CVT makes the Toyota C-HR a dream to live with

    That headline alone could make purists purse their lips and frown their brows. But the fact of the matter is that not all of us are aspiring race car drivers who want to learn to swap cogs and blip the throttle in the fastest possible time. The media hasn’t...
  • Jesse Adams Breaks record in Toyota 86

    Although the record still needs to be verified, all signs point towards seasoned motoring journalist, Jesse Adams having broken the Guinness World Record for the longest drift, using a 2017 Toyota 86. In a feat that must have taken a tremendous amount of concentration, focus and driving skill, Adams...
  • 1.5 Toyota Yaris Pulse arrives in SA

    It was around 2005 that the Toyota Yaris first hit South African shores and now, some 12 years later, the latest Yaris Pulse range has arrived. We drive along some spectacularly scenic roads and try out the peppy new 1.5kW 82kW engine. Forming twenty percent of the passenger market,...