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Yaris: Perfect car for back-seat babes

2014-12-18 10:02

It's official! Toyota's Yaris is apparently the perfect family car after two babies were born in two different cars en route to hospital.

Close contest in Cross-Country champs

2014-12-08 09:51

It's been a long and tough year for the contestants of the 2014 SA National Cross-Country championships. See who made the final cut to take the titles.

Hilux dethroned: SA has new top bakkie

2014-12-02 17:54
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Toyota's Hilux, overall market leader for decades, has been dethroned as South Africa's top bakkie.

Toyota reveals next-gen safety tech

2014-11-27 09:20

Adaptive cruise control, crash mitigation, smart headlights... Toyota will roll out its next-generation safety systems from 2015. Check out its latest life-saving technologies.

High-tech threat: Hackers in your car?

2014-11-25 11:56

In a test, hackers showed that could cut the brakes or even kill the engine of a vehicle remotely. How are automaker's planning to combat cyber crime?

Lexus recall: 423 000 over fuel leaks

2014-11-21 19:53

Toyota has launched a recall of nearly 423,000 Lexus cars because of a claim that fuel leaks can cause fires. Some South African owners have been affected.

Future of Toyota - it's called Mirai

2014-11-18 14:09

Toyota Japan has launched a fuel-cell car capable of 500km on a high-pressure gas refill - "it takes five minutes" - called the Mirai (Future) that it believes will change the world.

Toyota upgrades Land Cruiser 70 range

2014-11-17 11:02

Toyota's Land Cruiser 70 Series has been given an equipment upgrade that includes auto-locking wheel hubs, alloy wheel rims and a spare-wheel cover.

Making cars safer: Have drivers do less?

2014-11-12 08:06

Despite advances in vehicle safety, driver error is responsible for 90% of car crashes. The solution? Having drivers do less behind the wheel, according to researchers.

Aygo green: Toyota plans small hybrids

2014-10-23 08:52

'Our goal is a hybrid in all segments,' says Toyota's Mitsuhisa Kato. The push for green cars will even include a hybrid version of its Aygo city hatch!

Firms unprepared for climate events - S&P

2014-10-13 19:00

Many companies are "woefully unprepared" for extreme weather which causes hundreds of billions of dollars of losses a year, says Standard & Poor's.

Toyota SA wraps up Dakar test

2014-10-10 13:01

South Africa's Toyota Hilux crew of Giniel de Villiers and German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz has wrapped up six successful days of testing for the 2015 Dakar at the Rally of Morocco.

SA pair still with leaders in Morocco

2014-10-07 12:47

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz are still with leaders in the 2014 Morocco Rally, a shakedown/test event to prepare them for the 2015 Dakar.

It's Dakar time: Follow it on Wheels24

2014-10-02 13:31

It's almost time for Earth's most gruelling annual off-road challenge... the Dakar Rally. South Africa's Toyota team is just about ready... are you?

SPIED: Next Toyota Hilux

2014-09-22 13:10

Toyota is testing its next-generation Hilux in Europe. Take a look at our spy images of what will be the eighth-generation of SA's most popular bakkie!

Sullwards sit pretty in Special Vehicles

2014-09-22 11:04

Father-and-son team Quintin and Kallie Sullwald are comfortably leading the Special Vehicle points in the SA National Cross-Country championship.

Toyota's radical new Yaris arrives in SA

2014-09-18 08:31

The third-generation of Toyota's popular Yaris has arrived in South Africa in both petrol and hybrid guise. We have prices, specs and gallery!

Next Toyota SUV: Nice to meet U2

2014-09-15 11:33

Toyota’s designers have created a SUV aimed at urban entrepreneurs - the U2. Check out gallery images of the new concept SUV!

Tense showdown for Vryburg 450

2014-09-09 06:39

Reigning champions Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy have a slender three-point lead in the overall National Cross-Country championship going into this weekend's Vryburg 450.

Van Beurden/Swartz close S1600 rally gap

2014-08-26 10:23

Chad van Beurden and Nico Swartz put an end to Guy Botterill’s and Simon Vacy-Lyle winning streak in the S1600 class during Round 5 of the 2014 SA National Rally championship.

Hybrid battle: Ford to build Prius-fighter

2014-08-21 11:12

Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid petrol-electric car to compete against Toyota's best-selling Prius.

Toyota launches Limited 86 in SA

2014-08-08 13:39

Customers have spoken and it hasn't fallen on deaf ears... Toyota South Africa has launched a new high-spec 86 version and a limited edition locally. We have prices and galleries!

Preview: 3 new stages for Cullinan Rally

2014-08-05 10:16

Round five of the 2014 SA National Rally Championship will feature three new special stages over the two-day event that starts from the Zonderwater Correctional Services facility, Pretoria on August 15.

Toyota to debut WRC-tuned 86

2014-07-31 07:21

Toyota’s GT86 CS-R3 rally car will make its debut at the 2014 German Rally, Round 9 of the 2014 WRC season driven by Isolde Holderied, a twice women’s World Rally champion!

Security boffs make anti-car hacking gear

2014-07-24 10:16

In 2013 two security experts revealed how computers in the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape could be hacked. Now they've developed a device to prevent cyber car-hacking.

 

Sky eye: Awesome drone app for drivers

2014-12-11 06:32

How cool is this? A computer-controlled drone humming along above your car that feeds road info to your instrument panel. It beats the heck out of a dash cam...

Force India to use Toyota wind tunnel

2014-12-05 07:48

Force India will use Toyota's wind tunnel in Germany for its aerodynamic testing during 2015.

Takata crash-bag virus still spreading

2014-11-27 11:24

Toyota is to recall another 57 000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly Takata crash-bags and there seems to be no end in sight to the every-expanding safety crisis.

Toyota's 2015 Fortuner Epic driven

2014-11-26 08:42

Toyota has given its popular Fortuner a cosmetic upgrade courtesy of featuring a number of exterior and interior upgrades and created a new model - the Fortuner Epic!

Toyota raises bar with new Xtra Cab

2014-11-23 13:00

Toyota South Africa has added a model to its popular Hilux range, the new Raised Body 2.5 D-4D SRX Xtra Cab. Take a look...

Toyota to replicate Prius success with Mirai

2014-11-18 15:05

Toyota Motor will introduce its first fuel cell car, hoping to replicate the success of its Prius hybrid with a car that runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline.

Future of Toyota - it's called Mirai

2014-11-18 08:22

Toyota Japan has launched a fuel-cell car capable of 500km on a high-pressure gas refill - "it takes five minutes" - called the Mirai (Future) that it believes will change the world.

Toyota raises bar with new Xtra Cab

2014-11-14 08:35

Toyota South Africa has added a model to its popular Hilux range, the new Raised Body 2.5 D-4D SRX Xtra Cab. Take a look...

Faulty-airbags: Maker Takata probed

2014-10-24 11:07

US justice officials are investigating Japanese autoparts-maker Takata as the government stepped up warnings about the danger of its faulty airbags, with recalls affecting 7.8-million vehicles.

UPDATE: Toyota SA responds to global recall

2014-10-15 10:39

Toyota has issued a global recall of 1.75-million vehicles to correct brake and other problems that pose a fire risk. Find out which South African Toyota and Lexus cars are affected...

Limited edition Etios Sport: Only 200 for SA

2014-10-10 13:12

Toyota has expanded its budget Etios range with the addition of a spivved-up limited-edition for South Africa. We have prices and gallery images of the Eitios Sport!

Super day for SA crew at Morocco Rally

2014-10-09 11:27

SA's Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz suffered some heavy setbacks at the Morocco Rally but despite mechanical gremlins, the pair managed to win a great stage on Wednesday.

SA Toyota crew shows 'how to' in Morocco

2014-10-06 12:56

SA Toyota team Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz had a minor setback on Saturday's Stage 1 of the Rally of Morocco but made up the pace to finish second overall...

C-HR concept: Toyota's Juke-fighter for Paris

2014-09-23 07:48

Toyota is gunning for Nissan’s Juke with a radical crossover of its own - the C-HR concept. It’ll be unveiled at the 2014 Paris motor show in October.

Cross-country champs: Twists and turns ahead

2014-09-22 11:16

Production Vehicle stars Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy might be leading the title race but two events remain that could change the standings. Who will will be champions?

'Dakar' Giniel wins first National rally

2014-09-22 09:48

It’s not often that an event sponsor wins its own event in motor racing, but that’s what Toyota did in the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally in the Western Cape on Saturday afternoon.

SAC treatment: Transform your Land Cruiser

2014-09-17 07:59

Steve's Auto Clinic has been tweaking Toyotas for several years and it's latest project has improved the automaker's large Land Cruiser 70 Series.

Toyota unveils latest road-safety tech

2014-09-10 09:34

Lasers, radar, 3D displays - all part of the latest road-safety technology that will be install in Toyota cars in coming years - have been shown at a US tech congress.

Build your own RAV4, Land Cruiser or 86

2014-08-28 07:14

Want to build your own RAV4 or 86 coupe? With a nod to the traditional Japanese paper-folding art of origami, Toyota has produced a range of downloadable paper models for fans of its line-up.

All the SA weekend rally action

2014-08-26 09:51

Leeroy Poulter and Elvene Coetzee have extended their lead in the 2014 South African National Rally Championship in the S2000 class.

Horns breathe new life in SA title chase

2014-08-18 09:24

The SA National cross-country championship has seen shake-up at the Force Fuel 450. Will Toyota's defending champs Anthony Taylor/ and Dennis Murphy be able to hold on to the title?

Toyota: Top 10 fuel cell myths busted

2014-08-07 09:56

'Fuel cells don't burn hydrogen; Hydrogen tanks that can withstand a shot from a .50 calibre sniper rifle...,' Ahead of the launch of its new FCV, Toyota debunks top 10 fuel cell myths!

Quarterly profits and sales rise at Toyota

2014-08-05 09:30

Toyota's net profit in the April-to-June quarter has grown 4.6% from a year earlier to ¥587.7bn due to a weaker yen and cost-reduction measures.

Toyota Darv: Smart car, safer driving

2014-07-24 11:10

Toyota is developing technology that will 'score' driving behaviour in its cars in the hope that it will encourage safer driving.

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.

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