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.

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.


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 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.


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.

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.

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.

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