ARTICLES RELATING TO TOYOTA

How to act in a hijacking

2014-07-23 13:17

If the worst happens, here’s how to give your family the best chance.

Future of Toyota in hydrogen fuel cells

2014-07-17 11:09

Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.

Prius sets 0.3-litres/100 'Ring record

2014-07-16 09:23

Toyota has turned tradition on its head by achieving a first-of-a-kind Nurburgring record with a Prius plug-in hybrid achieved an incredible - but it wasn't for top speed...

Preview: Toyota's funky Etios Cross in SA

2014-07-15 14:16

Is this the funkiest car on the market? Toyota hjas launched its 'ruff 'n tuff' Etios Cross on the South African market with the young and cash-strapped firmly in its sights. IMAGE GALLERY

Botterill/Vacy-Lyle: S1600 four in a row

2014-07-14 09:48

Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle made sure they secured a healthy lead in the SA National rally championship when they won their fourth consecutive victory at the 2014 VW Rally on Saturday.

Ford says it's committed to SA

2014-07-10 17:15

Ford has a long-term commitment to South Africa and says future products will be made known soon, playing down concerns about strikes.

Govt intervenes to end Numsa strike

2014-07-04 12:02

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant will meet with striking metalworkers and industry employers in an attempt to end a wage dispute that has turned violent.

Toyota’s i-Road car-share scheme

2014-07-01 08:52

Toyota's ultra-compact i-Road electric three-wheeled vehicle is set to be launched as part of a car-sharing scheme in France. Check out the new battery-powered 'personal mobility vehicle' in action!

Toyota in charge after Desert Race Day 2

2014-06-29 13:07

2014 Botswana Desert Race Day 2 saw Toyota crews with a firm grip on the event , reports CHARMAIN FORTUNE, and a battle royal going on in the secondary Special Vehicle category.

SPIED: Toyota Auris 'Cross'

2014-06-27 12:39

Spy photographers captured images of a taller, rugged new Toyota Auris in the works.

SPIED: Toyota Auris 'Cross'

2014-06-26 13:00

Spy photographers captured images of a taller, rugged new Toyota Auris in the works. Despite its heavy camouflage you can spot off-road details.

Toyota names price for new fuel cell car

2014-06-25 11:53

Japanese auto giant Toyota will start selling its first fuel cell sedan this financial year, with a price tag of around $70 000.

'Exploding' airbags: Nissan, Mazda recall

2014-06-24 12:37

Mazda and Nissan are the latest Japanese automakers to recall millions of vehicles. Read more...

'Exploding' airbags: Nissan, Mazda issue recalls

2014-06-23 11:43

Mazda and Nissan are the latest Japanese automakers to recall millions of vehicles. The reason? Airbags fitted to affected vehicles could potentially explode, injuring occupants.

'Exploding' airbag leads to massive recall

2014-06-23 07:14

More than a million vehicles could be recalled because their airbags might explode and shower vehicle occupants with shrapnel.

Bakkie showdown: Patrol vs. Land Cruiser

2014-06-19 08:47

Media24 transport writer ALWYN VILJOEN loaded and goaded a 2014 Nissan Patrol bakkie to find out if it can beat arch-rival Toyota's Land Cruiser. Which scored...?

Ferrari to exit F1 for Le Mans?

2014-06-17 08:01

"Of course, we cannot do sports-car racing and F1. It's not possible," Ferrari team president Luca di Montezemolo hints that team could turn exit F1 to Le Mans by 2020.

Design your own bonnet with Toyota

2014-06-11 11:52

Toyota plans to steal the Tokyo Toy Show for a third year with its Camatte Sport... children, or growed-ups, can design their own bonnet and watch it light up on the car.

SA Off-road champs marathon to move

2014-06-09 13:07

The 2014 SA National Cross-Country Championship will reach its halfway mark with the popular Desert Race in Botswana, but things have been shaken up by a relocation...

Headed for SA: New Toyota Yaris

2014-05-29 11:35

Toyota's new Yaris will arrive in South Africa later in 2014. We have details and images of the new hatchback!

Toyota SA: 'Why hybrid sales are slow'

2014-05-21 06:50

Toyota has sold 100 000 hybrid units in the UK but South Africa is far from reaching that number any time soon. Toyota South Africa explains why...

Father, son team wins Nkomazi 450

2014-05-20 11:47

Father and son team mates dominated the 2014 South African National Cross-Country championship Nkomazi 450.

Sparks will fly in Malelane Nkomazi 450

2014-05-12 11:44

Competition is tough in the South African National Cross-Country championship so there are some tough battles in store for the upcoming Nkomazi 450 event.

Toyota Quest: It's the cheaper Corolla

2014-04-25 12:36

Toyota SA's doing a Tazz on the new Corolla. Tazz? Yep many years ago an outgoing Corolla was rebadged Tazz and continued to sell for 10 years. History is repeating itself...

Toyota's annual sales top 10m units

2014-04-23 11:17

Toyota Motor says its group's global sales has grown in the previous financial year thanks to robust sales in China and the United States.

 

Japan will offer $20 000 to use greener cars

2014-07-21 15:27

Japan will offer at least $19 700 in subsidies for fuel-cell vehicles, Shinzo Abe says, as the government and Japanese car makers join forces to speed up the introduction the vehicles.

2014 Toyota Etios Cross: Playing tough

2014-07-16 21:11

Toyota SA is aiming for the better-heeled urban younger set with its slightly outrageous, fully-imported, 1.5-litre Etios Cross. LES STEPHENSON drove it in Jozi's Hillbrow and revitalised Newtown.

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Toyota launched its Etios Cross mini 4x4 lookalike in Johannesburg this week - it's a 'city fun car' after all - with a drive through Hillbrow and the 'burbs and out into Mine Dump Country. It's a 4x2 but the 1.5 engine is plenty fast enough for the Highveld.

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BMW, VW still going as strike hits GM, Ford

2014-07-14 11:20

A two-week pay strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA is taking a toll on companies supplying components to the automobile sector.

Mother tells of road-rage attack

2014-07-11 08:26

A Pretoria Wheels24 reader and mother has been traumatised by a road -rage incident with her 10-month-old baby in the car. Perhaps you know the bully in the red Toyota Hilux?

Global stars to shine at VW Rally?

2014-07-07 12:19

The 2014 Volkswagen Rally will see several European and Namibian motorsport drivers racing in Round 4 of the SA National Rally championship.

Business as usual for Toyota despite strike

2014-07-04 11:37

Japanese automaker Toyota says its business has not been impacted by a strike that has hit the supply of components to the local industry.

Toyota lock-out on 1000 Desert Race

2014-06-30 08:01

Reigning South African Cross-Country champions Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy led a Toyota lock-out of the 2014 Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race podium on Sunday.

Dakar experts win Desert Race prologue

2014-06-28 12:34

A Brazilian crew with Dakar Rally experience showed the way in a Toyota Hilux on the first day of the 2014 Botswana Desert Race - but our locals were hot on their tail.

Green tech: Man behind Toyota's hybrids

2014-06-27 12:00

Toyota's Eric Dede is one of the driving forces behind the automaker's hybrid technology and his invention could increase hybrid and battery-car efficiency.

'Exploding' bags: GM halts Cruze sales

2014-06-26 09:19

General Motors has told its dealers to stop selling about 33 000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans because of the ongoing problem with Japan's Takata air bags.

Toyota reveals fuel-cell sedan price

2014-06-25 10:23

Toyota has revealed the price of its first fuel-cell sedan, a hydrogen-powered car with a potential range of 830km and scheduled for launch in March 2015.

SA crews to battle for Dakar entry

2014-06-23 13:55

Local teams could be the recipients of a free 2015 Dakar Rally entry when they battle in the next Dakar Challenge.

Toyota SA to recall over 4000 Corollas

2014-06-23 11:13

Toyota SA reports that over 4000 Corollas are affected by a recall caused by reportedly defective airbags.

Bakkie showdown: Patrol vs. Land Cruiser

2014-06-19 11:54

Media24 transport writer Alwyn Viljoen loaded and goaded a 2014 Nissan Patrol bakkie to find out how it compares to arch-rival Toyota's Land Cruiser.

Ferrari to exit F1 for Le Mans?

2014-06-17 11:25

"Of course, we cannot do sports-car racing and F1. It's not possible," Ferrari team president Luca di Montezemolo said.

Design your own bonnet with Toyota

2014-06-12 09:05

Toyota plans to steal the Tokyo Toy Show for a third year with its Camatte Sport. You can design their own bonnet.

Smart car, smart home - will it work?

2014-06-10 11:25

'Honey, I think I forgot to switch off the stove... That's right I can turn it off from inside my car.' Toyota and Panasonic have collaborated to create a system to monitor and operate home appliances - from your car!

Poulter/Coetzee share rally title lead

2014-06-02 10:05

After three of the eight rounds of the South African Rally National championship the top five contenders are now clearly identified.

Cronje, Houghton take PMC rally honours

2014-05-26 10:35

Ford’s Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton scored their first win of the 2014 season with a fantastic drive in the Pretoria Motor Club's Gauteng Rally near Bapsfontein.

Toyota hybrid sales top 100 000

2014-05-21 06:50

Toyota has reached a significant milestone in the UK... one that has taken the automaker 14 years to attain.

Father, son team wins Nkomazi 450

2014-05-19 11:05

Father and son team mates dominated the 2014 South African National Cross-Country championship Nkomazi 450 event with a Class A win in Malelane, Mpumalanga.

Cash crunch squeezes Caracas carmakers

2014-05-12 08:15

Reduced volume, rising debt, stagnant economy... Venezuelans may enjoy free highways and cheap petrol but are struggling to buy cars as the nation's economic crisis continues.

Malalane folk get behind Nkomazi 450

2014-04-23 13:38

The good people of Malalane is rallying up a storm of support for the upcoming Nkomazi 450 event in May.

China gears up for massive auto show

2014-04-17 14:42

As automakers will flock to Bejing for the 2014 Chinese auto show, environmental concerns and the slowing Chinese economic growth mean the road ahead could be bumpy.

 
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