ARTICLES RELATING TO TOYOTA

Toyota reveals 86 rally cars for '15 season

2015-01-27 11:39

Toyota has unveiled its rally-tuned 86 in the form of the CS-R3. Toyota's new motorsport competitor will make its debut later in 2015.

Giniel speaks on Dakar podium place

2015-01-20 08:29

Things were not always easy for the Toyota SA team but Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz fought hard to reach the Dakar 2015 podium.

Nasser pips Giniel to 2015 Dakar glory

2015-01-18 05:37

South African Giniel de Villiers has finished second overall behind Nasser al-Attiyah in the 2015 Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires. VIDEO

Toyota's Aygo goes (semi)-topless

2015-01-16 17:12

Toyota has given its funky little Aygo an extra notch of cool with a retractable canvas roof. What's even better, it's headed for South Africa!

Scrabble is on for Mirai fuel-cell car

2015-01-16 05:16

Toyota has received hunreds of orders for its first mass-market hydrogen fuel-cell car. It planned on selling 400 in Japan over a year but now...

Poulter impresses, Roma goes terminal

2015-01-15 12:21

Out of the dustbowl, into the forests... Stage 10 of the 2015 Dakar saw SA's Leeroy Poulter hurtle through the field to finish the stage fourth.

Dakar: Giniel thinks his race is over

2015-01-14 14:08

A dispirited Giniel de Villiers reckons a missed way point spelled the end of his winning chances on the 2015 Dakar Rally. Really - tell him NO!

Hilux 2-3 as cars cut out for a rest

2015-01-12 11:05

A fantastic drive on the second leg of the so-called “marathon stage” into – and back out of – Bolivia generated a great finish for Toyota.

Dakar diary: Giniel closes on al-Attiyah

2015-01-11 11:42

Alone on the Bolivian salt flats... well, no tech support or real bivouac for all the Dakar racers - but Giniel took 3 minutes out of al-Attiyah's lead...

Toyota diary: 40min penalty for Poulter

2015-01-10 07:27

Toyota SA's top entries in the 2015 Dakar, Giniel de Villiers and Leeroy Poulter, pushed hard on Stage 6 with De Villiers holding on to second overall but Poulter incurring a 40-minute waypoint penalty.

Car industry 'perfect' for Detroit show

2015-01-09 08:56

A surging economy, more jobs and cheaper fuel... the US auto industry will celebrate near-perfect conditions as the latest vehicles are unveiled at the Detroit auto show.

Tough Thursday for SA's Toyota team

2015-01-09 08:27

Toyota's South African Hilux crew Leeroy Poulter and Rob Howie lost an hour to an electrical fault on Thursday - but they're fighting back. VIDEO

Toyota Imperial SA ready for 2015 Dakar

2015-01-08 13:51

For motorsport enthusiasts January is synonymous with only one thing - The Dakar Rally. The Toyota Imperial SA team has fielded "the 'best race Toyota Hilux yet".

Dakar Day3: Orlando keeps Mini momentum

2015-01-07 10:14

Orlando Terranova maintained Mini team's winning streak claiming victory in Stage 3 to move third overall in the 2015 Dakar Rally.

Poulter impresses on Dakar Day 2

2015-01-06 07:17

Stage 2 or Dakar 2015 was the longest of the rally but South Africa's two Toyota stars came out of it in second and 11th places - with Poulter shining.

Stage 1 done - now Toyota SA charge on

2015-01-05 09:36

Both Toyota Imperial South African Dakar crews sighed in relief after Stage 1 of the 2015 Dakar Rally – especially as Hilux #303 crewed by Giniel de Villiers and German navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz recorded the day’s fourth-fastest time.

SA crews hot for start of '15 Dakar

2015-01-04 10:19

Checks done. Ceremonial start over. Later today (Jan 4) the 2015 Dakar Rally will howl into action and we'll be rooting for the SA Hilux crews.

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.

 

Still No.1: Toyota sells 10.2m cars

2015-01-21 14:27

Toyota still reigns as the world's most prolific automaker - it's just announced record sales of 10.23-million vehicles in 2014.

'Pure elation!' SA on Dakar '15 podium

2015-01-18 13:45

Once again a Toyota SA-assembled bakkie has finished on the Dakar podium with Giniel de Villiers at the wheel..

Villiers: 1 to go for podium second step

2015-01-17 12:42

One more sleep... the Dakar crews bedded down last night for their last bivouac of the 2015 Dakar Rally. Saturday is the finish...

Dakar Stage 11: Solid run for SA's Giniel

2015-01-16 10:50

Stage 11 of the 2015 Dakar saw another solid performance by the Toyota Imperial SA Dakar Team's Giniel de Villiers.

Dakar: Al-Attiyah holds off SA's Giniel

2015-01-15 22:44

Qatari driver Nasser al-Attiyah continued his dominance of the 2015 Dakar Rally on Thursday with a fifth stage win - and Nani Roma out. VIDEO.

Giniel perks up with hopes of Dakar win

2015-01-15 05:12

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers is more cheerful after finishing fourth on Stage 10 of the Dakar Rally on Wednesday after Nani Roma crashed.

Nav problem, route risk, slow SA Hiluxes

2015-01-14 07:08

Both SA Hiluxes - De Villiers and Poulter - lost time on Tuesday, along with many other crews, searching for an elusive way point. VIDEO

Saudi al-Rajhi claims debut Dakar stage

2015-01-12 07:23

Saudi Arabia's Dakar Rally rookie Yazeed al-Rajhi broke Mini's stranglehold on the 2015 Dakar Rally with his maiden win in Iquique on Sunday.

Dakar: Altitude sickness slows al-Attiyah

2015-01-11 07:31

The Mini team has taken yet another stage in the 2015 Dakar Rally - that's seven out of seven - but SA's Giniel de Villiers is still second overall.

Dakar Day 6: Giniel still splitting Minis

2015-01-09 23:16

Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah edged closer to a second Dakar Rally victory on Friday (Jan 9) by winning his third stage out of six along Chile's Pacific Ocean coast..

Dakar Day5: Vasilyev keeps Mini in charge

2015-01-09 08:36

Russian driver Vladimir Vasilyev kept Mini's monopoly on the Dakar Rally on Thursday with five stage wins from five as the event reach the Pacific Ocean..

Toyota Imperial SA ready for 2015 Dakar

2015-01-08 19:33

For motorsport enthusiasts January is synonymous with only one thing - The Dakar Rally. The Toyota Imperial SA team has fielded "the 'best race Toyota Hilux yet".

Giniel 3rd, Leeroy up to 14th, in Chile

2015-01-08 10:07

Big moves on Dakar Stage 4 as the racers poured over the Andes mountains and down the biggest dune on the route into Copiapo. VIDEO

Dakar Day3: SA Hiluxes' flag flying high

2015-01-07 07:10

Dakar Day 3 was a tough one for Toyota SA driver Leeroy Poulter, who hit a ditch, but Giniel de Villiers cemented second place

Giniel second as Nasser bounces back

2015-01-06 05:19

Nasser al-Attiyah bounced back from being stripped of his Dakar Stage 1 win on Sunday to regain the overall lead on Monday.

Dakar Day 1: Giniel home in top four

2015-01-04 19:54

The first special stage of the 2015 Dakar, only 175km, was won by Nasser al-Attiyah in a Mini after holding off SA's Giniel de Villliers' Toyota Hilux.

Will it be Mini time again in '15 Dakar?

2015-01-02 11:42

Mini's X-Raid team has been dominant in the past three Dakar rallies. Will gthe cars be victorious again in 2015 with the hungry Peugeot and Toyota teams hot on their tails?

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...

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