Toyota’s 86 sportster range drops to one model

Hotshot coupe gets motorsport tweaks Bigger brakes from House of Brembo New touchscreen; performance shocks JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – It was conceptualised as a driver’s car from the onset but believes its Toyota 86 is still singular in its combination of handling prowess, driver-focused dynamics and analogue drive feel. However, the the 86’s dynamic competencies have…

Toyota Aygo: ‘Rejuvenated’ for 2018 – and lower fuel burn

Another generation of sporty small Toyota Better headlights, still single-piece seats Two kW more power from 998cc engine JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – A second-generation of the Toyota Aygo was launched back in 2015 with a strong “X”-motif across its grille and similar themes through the passenger space. Now, the automaker says, the cars have emerged with…

Toyota adds updates to its unique CH-R coupe

Two-tone colours – or black roof  Reversing a camera: vital for families 1.2 turbo engine, six-speed manual or CVT  JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota’s C-HR, launched in South Africa in February 2017 as a ‘crossover’, arrived with an extrovert design and powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine. Already, the local distributor tells us, a range-topping Luxury…

Toyota Etios: New Sport model goes two-tone smart

New paint finishes for new car Sport model joins Sprint units Four power windows for all models JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The Toyota Etios range, already represented by hatch, sedan and Cross models in South Africa, has received a new sister to follow the introduction in 2017 of the Sprint models. It’s a limited-edition Sport and…

Next Toyota RAV4 heading for SA showrooms

All-new RAV4 to reach SA in 2019 First RAV4 on a new chassis architecture Petrol and petrol/electric hybrid models NEW YORK – Toyota says ”all the stops were pulled” for the global debut of its all-new, 2018, fifth-generation, RAV4 small SUV here at the New York auto show (March 30 – April 5 2018). ”The…

Supra-dooper! New chapter in the Supra racing saga

40 years on – here comes the next race Supra Global marketing to focus on competition Gazoo Racing to front production units GENEVA, Switzerland – Toyota has revived the name and spirit of its most celebrated sport car with confirmation of production to start on a new generation of the legendary Supra. LEGENDARY SUPRA REBORN:…

‘X’ will mark the parking slot again with coming Aygo

One three-cylinder engine, slightly more power Revised upholstery colours, still an ‘X” car New diode-lit tail lights tell the story GENEVA, Switzerland – The next version of Toyota’s Aygo will be shown at the 2018 Geneva ajuto show on March  with changes which, the automaker says, ”strengthen its stand-out character in a highly competitive market…

Rob adds Green might to Toyota’s V8 Cruiser

Rob Green makes tough-guy Cruiser tougher Find out what you get for R180 000 conversion 4.5 diesel V8 re-turbo’ed for soar in torque JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The ”bent eight ”, the media release tells The Corner, is no longer the preserve of the American Big 3 who made the configuration a synonym for grunt…

2018 Toyota Yaris: High-tech goodies, fun for faster drivers

Five models, but only one engine – a 1.5 Manual or constantly variable transmission Sport model with a whole raft of goodies JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The first Yaris was launched in South Africa in 2005, has been updated four times, and now comes version Number 5. Toyota SA says its ”bigger and better” so…

Great finish! Two SA Toyotas on podium after 2018 Dakar

Great finish for Toyota SA’s teams Second overall for Al Attiyah/Baumel Third overall for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz CORDOBA, Argentina – What a Dakar result for South African drivers and engineering! Toyota SA entries second and third in the overall standings – beating the best from the rest of the automotive world – and first and…

Dakar Stage 12: Win for SA bakkie, two more in top five

Victory on Stage 12 for Al-Attiyah/Baumel Third on Stage 12 for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz Mini entry arrives to join the leaders SAN JUAN, Argentina – Thursday’s (Jan 18) 2018 Dakar Stage 12 saw South Africa’s Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah score his 12th stage victory in the rally, his third stage win in…

SA Toyotas still up front after gruelling Dakar Stage 10

Second on Stage 10 for De Villiers/Von Zitzewitz Fifth on Stage 10 for Ten Brinke/Périn Suspension hit costs Al Attiyah/Baumel 29min BELEN, Argentina – Tuesday, Day 10 of the 2018 Dakar Rally, was a day of mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing over 373km of racing, split into two sections, after a 424km liaison. Happily…