Toyota US aiming to be Prime in fuel consumption data

2020 Toyota Prius Prime: solution to fuel prices Fifth seat now standard across range Lots of web connectivity in revised hybrids PLANO, Texas Toyota Prius Prime, here in the US, has been given a number of updates for 2020 and, its maker says ”remains the most efficient Toyota hybrid and one of the best options…

Pioneer Prius hybrid pimped: Sharper body, two chargers

Restyled front and tail lengthens ‘dynamic design’ New Bi-LED headlights and diode storm lights Wireless charger added on centre console Exterior design tweaks create supersmart car JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota has refreshed its pioneering Prius hybrid car with, its maker says, ”a new sense of style and a simplified design with cleaner and more engaging…

Back to the beach! New Toyota RAV4 launched 25 years on in SA

RAV4 goes upmarket with Generation 5 Five versions, choice of engine and gearbox Off-road ability grows with higher chassis LES STEPHENSON CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Way back in 1994 Toyota’s launch of the original RAV4 – here in Cape Town on Muizenberg beach when it was still legal to drive there –  introduced a…

Welcome back, Corolla! New car, old name here from Toyota

All-new hatchback brings back well-loved badge Flexible and efficient 1.2-litre turbo engine Number of active and passive safety features JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota has at last seen sense and swapped its Auris badging to return to the much-loved (in South Africa at least) Corolla moniker – yay! The sedan version of the Corolla – along…

‘Value-for-money’ Toyota GR Supra GT4 concept ready to race

Supra concept at Geneva for new series Read-to-race car for GT4 amateur racers Regulations will balance the racing code GENEVA, Switzerland – Toyota will debut its GR Supra GT4 concept at the 2019 edition of the annual world auto show here on March 5. Awesome, hey? The car, Toyota says, is a ”design and engineering study”…

2019 Quantum grows a bonnet, gets more load/people space

Half-bonnet design reduces engine intrusion New diesel engine and two wheelbases Improved straight-line performance/stability JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota has, for the first time in 15 years, revealed a new Quantum van/bus range, this one with advanced safety features, powerful new engines, better comfort and uprated specifications. The vehicles, the sixth generation, will reach South Africa…

Steady day in dunes as Attiyah leads near Dakar end

Al Attiyah / Baumel further extend overall lead De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz fourth on Stage 8 SA Toyota team Ten Brinke / Panseri forced out PISCO, Peru -A 360km test on Tuesday saw the Dakar rally return to the coastal town of Pisco and for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and…

Toyota Supra: A legend set to return to world market

First global GR model from Toyota Gazoo Racing Modern design ‘evokes Toyota’s sports car heritage’ 250kW, 500Nm, straight-six turbo engine DETROIT, Michigan – An all-new Toyota GR Supra, the fifth generation of Toyota’s legendary sport car and the first global GR model to be produced by Toyota Gazoo Racing, has debuted at the North American international…

Dakar disaster for SA Toyota teams – but on they go

De Villiers hits a hidden rock – winning change gone Big dunes order of the day again in Peru Dakar Bernhard ten Brinke / Xavier Penseri flying flat AREQUIPA, Peru – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel drove a near-perfect Dakar Stage 3 on Wednesday to post the second-fastest time…

Toyota SA Dakar team revved and ready for 2019 race in Peru

Final pre-race tests completed in high dunes Technical checks later – Lima 7hrs behind SA Start podium all set for January 6 2019 LIMA, Peru – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA has finished the testing phase of its Hiluxes ahead of the 2019 Dakar Rally – the 41st – which will open this evening (Jan 5)…

Prius goes double-hybrid: Normal drive and 4×4 for snow

Next step in Toyota’s self-charging hybrid tech Styling, tech and performance improvements for 2019 Cleaner, more engaging, lines, revised front and tail LOS ANGELES, California – The 2019 Toyota Prius is on show at this city’s annual auto show today (Nov 28 2018) with, its maker says, advances in driving capability and appeal for the world’s…

Toyota transforms: Venerable Corolla gets yet another makeover

Global premiere in world’s biggest car market Advanced platform, more economical petrol engine Sleek design, upscale interior and special CVT GUANGZHOU, China – Toyota has revealed its next version of the time-hallowed Corolla sedan – a car it is says is different to those that have gone before. How so? Well, the company adds, ”it…