toyota

  • 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,...
  • WATCH: Here’s why buying a modern car could save your life

    The Aussies have crashed two cars into each other. One from 1998 and one from 2015 and the results are shocking. Safety really has come a long way over the last 20 something years. The message is to go for the safest car you can afford and in this...
  • Toyota sets a land speed record with a twist.

    It’s been 25 years since we saw blurry footage of Andy Wallace doing 374km/h in a McLaren F1 at Volkswagen’s private test track in Ehra-Lessien, Germany .  Back then speeds over 340km/h were unheard of, bar Jaguars XJ220 supercar and highly-modified, once-off cars built specifically to beat records. Fast...
  • Chevy Trailblazer 2.8 LTZ vs Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD6

    Fortuner has long been the SUV king of the hill, but can the original SUV claim its thrown back? We do a comparison and live with both of these for a week. And while I did take the trailblazer off-road, this comparison is more a test to see what these...
  • Toyota launches tweaked 86, but is it better?

    I’ve always thought the Toyota 86 is a car that I could own, personally . A car I could drive to the office daily and on the way home have fun with, at relatively safe speeds. Thanks to the “over tyred” nature of most modern cars, really handling dynamics...
  • Toyota discovers its mojo with chic C-HR

    It is not often that a compact car creates such a splash on the new car market. But take one look at the Toyota C-HR , in the flesh or in pictures, and its plain to see why. We head to Sandton City to see if the Turkish-built C-HR has...