ARTICLES RELATING TO TOYOTA

Toyota holds on to top sales title

2014-01-24 08:17

Toyota out-paced General Motors and VW in 2013 to hold on to the title of world's most prolific automaker with sales of 9.98-million vehicles.

Giniel storms back on Dakar Day 2

2014-01-07 04:49

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers took his SA-built Toyota Hilux back into serious Dakar contention on Monday, storming back from 27th on Sunday to finish third on Day 2. VIDEO

Nissan chief welcomes Yen's fall

2013-05-15 07:53

Nissan president Carlos Ghosn welcomed the Yen's decline to what he called "neutral" levels for the Japanese automaker's profitability.

Automakers eye hot China sales

2013-04-22 11:29

Chinese and foreign automakers have flocked to exhibit their products at the 2013 Shanghai auto show to take advantage of China's booming vehicle sales.

Giniel debuts Yaris rally car

2013-04-22 08:27

Toyota has unveiled motoring legend Giniel de Villiers' 2013 SA Rally championship drive. The SA rally-tuned Yaris is the first to contest a national rally championship anywhere in the world.

Toyota, Ford row over car sales

2013-04-16 08:32

Toyota and Ford have both claimed to produce the world's top-selling car... twice. The clash shows just how complicated it is to count global car sales.

Toyota's new RAV4 all grown up

2013-04-10 07:09

Toyota has just unleashed the latest version of its much-loved RAV4 on the local market. Nearly 20 years old, lots has changed and some people just might not like it.

Easter Bunny nips SA car sales

2013-04-04 09:34

Despite 54 946 vehicles finding a home in March 2013 SA vehicle sales represent a 2.1% drop from March 2012.

VW profits soar: 9m models sold

2013-03-22 09:16

Volkswagen reported a record sales year for 2012, surpassing General Motors and Toyota with 9-million models sold.

Toyota hierarchy shuffled, again

2013-03-07 09:45

Management over at Toyota HQ is playing musical chairs as the big chief reshuffles the pecking order in "a strategic move".

Toyota racing hybrid revealed

2013-02-19 14:32

Toyota Racing has unveiled its TS030 hybrid car which will compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurance championship

Reliable rides: Best and worst

2013-02-14 11:18

The latest Power study of problems experienced by owners of three-year-old vehicles show Toyota, Lexus and Porsche were tops in reliability. The worst? Read on...

SA rally 2013 - season preview

2013-02-11 14:02

The 2013 South African national rally championship is gearing up for another season of great motorsport action ahead of the first race in KwaZulu-Natal.

Hydrogen cars - not a pipe-dream

2013-02-07 11:34

Hydrogen vehicles, once a pipe-dream for eco-friendly green-car fans could soon become a reality as automakers launch gas-powered cars in the near future.

Voting booth: Ranger in the lead

2013-01-30 10:03

Our home-page voting booth has garnered over 12 000 votes as Ford's rugged Ranger takes the lead in our Readers' Car of the Year poll.

Toyota Auris: Restyled, refined

2013-01-29 07:24

There’s a fresh new model at Toyota dealers right now – the name might be familiar to you but the looks are very different.

Toyota Auris: Restyled, refined

2013-01-27 08:14

There’s a fresh new model at Toyota dealers right now – the name might be familiar to you but the looks are very different.

Prius pioneer for Toyota's No.2

2013-01-23 07:47

The man who led the development of Toyota's Prius hybrid is set to become the Japanese automaker's chairman in 2013.

Peterhansel gets Dakar for Mini

2013-01-19 22:49

South African Giniel de Villiers has finished second in the 'Dakar' rally with Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel taking the title in a Mini.

Giniel: 'It's not over yet'

2013-01-18 08:13

South African driver Giniel de Villiers raced to second place during stage 12 of the 2013 Dakar, as Stephane Peterhansel extends his lead.

Should you drive a 'green' car?

2013-01-16 11:51

The green car market is hobbling along in the US due to high prices and limited choice but automakers are confident their time will come. Do you think eco-freindly battery and hybrid cars are the future?

Corolla caves to flashier Koreans

2013-01-15 08:52

The Toyota Corolla is to be given a facelift but the jury's still out on how extreme that makeover should be.

Toyota still dominant in SA

2013-01-10 09:55

Toyota continued to cement its place as the South African market leader in 2012, boasting impressive growth, sales and export figures.

Sneak peek: 2013 Land Cruiser

2013-01-08 11:09

What happened to this Toyota Land Cruiser? Find out on Wednesday as LES STEPHENSON gets to grips with the new Land Cruiser double-cab launched in South Africa.

SA crews all set for Dakar 'Go!'

2013-01-03 12:30

Preparation over! Toyota's Team SA is in Lima, Peru, and all ready for Saturday's (Jan 5 2013) start of the 34th 'Dakar' rally. Good luck to all the SA racers.

 

Giniel storms back on Dakar Day 2

2014-01-07 11:04

South Africa's Giniel de Villiers took his SA-built Toyota Hilux back into serious Dakar contention on Monday, storming back from 27th on Sunday to finish third on Day 2. VIDEO

Giant diesel for Land Cruiser

2013-08-01 07:45

Toyota SA has rounded-off its Land Cruiser range with the addition of a whopping 4461cc, V8, intercooled, turbodiesel engine.

Toyota shows 'anti-excess' car

2013-04-25 10:57

Toyota's latest creation embraces the concept of "less is more" and is claimed to be able to adapt to a variety of lifestyles. GALLERY

Fresh-faced Verso now in SA

2013-04-22 11:09

Toyota has launched a spruced-up version of its Verso mini-MPV complete with a redesigned body and cabin and a “quieter” diesel. Check out our gallery!

Toyota's hybrid pass 5m milestone

2013-04-17 07:18

Toyota says its global sales of hybrid vehicles have exceeded five million models, in a milestone for technology that was initially greeted with skepticism.

Japan's top four in 3.4m recall

2013-04-11 12:54

Japan's top four automakers are recalling a combined 3.4 million vehicles globally due to defective air bags.

Nkomazi 400 set to sizzle

2013-04-05 12:57

A fresh event added to the 2013 South African Cross-Country championship will see a new challenge for the Production vehicle battle.

Toyota tops in brand value

2013-04-02 13:51

Toyota remains on top of the international automotive world in terms of total brand value as the automaker rose 6% in 2012 from R225-billion to R239-billion.

Toyota deserves more credit

2013-03-18 16:24
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Toyota, who has received some bad press in recent years mainly because of recall, is actually to be thanked for some of its innovations.

Geneva: Toyota reveals i-Road

2013-03-05 09:59

Toyota’s new i-ROAD personal mobility vehicle is like something from a sci-fi movie but reality is it's making its global debut at the Geneva auto show.

Toyota turns Auris into wagon

2013-02-18 11:20

The Japanese company has added a wagon model to their Auris line-up in the form of the Touring Sports, but it won’t be coming to SA.

Reliable rides: Best and worst

2013-02-14 11:07

The latest Power study of problems experienced by owners of three-year-old vehicles show Toyota, Lexus and Porsche were tops in reliability. The worst? Read on...

Toyota launches limited 86 TRD

2013-02-11 10:35

In 2013 Toyota's 86 receives what every petrol head has been salivating for - TRD treatment. You'd better hurry though as Toyota plans a limited run of its 86 TRD!

Toyota SA bids farewell to founder

2013-01-31 07:54

Toyota South Africa paid tribute to one of its founding members, Jan De Necker, who died aged 93 in the Western Cape.

Toyota cruises to No.1 again

2013-01-29 09:57

Toyota has once again regained its position as the worlds most prolific automaker, surpassing GM's 2012 sales figures.

Toyota Auris: Restyled, refined

2013-01-29 07:23

There’s a fresh new model at Toyota dealers right now – the name might be familiar to you but the looks are very different.

2013 Toyota Auris 1.6 XR

2013-01-27 08:14

Toyoto launched a fresh Auris range in January 2013 - Wheels24 drove the 1.6 XR top-specced model.

'Mighty' job on Dakar by Giniel

2013-01-21 07:38

Giniel de Villiers' second place in the 2012 Dakar rally is good new not only for him but also for the South Afican auto industry - which built his Toyota Hilux bakkie.

Toyota settles deadly lawsuit

2013-01-18 12:03

Toyota has settled what was to be the first in a group of hundreds of pending wrongful death and injury lawsuits involving sudden, unintended acceleration by Toyota vehicles.

Should you drive a 'green' car?

2013-01-17 08:07

The green car market is hobbling along in the US due to high prices and limited choice but automakers are confident their time will come. Do you think eco-freindly battery and hybrid cars are the future?

Toyota second: 'How we did it'

2013-01-15 20:37

A good start to the second week of the 2013 Dakar rally as Toyota SA's Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz move up into second place. Find out how it happened...

Toyota: 11 years at top in US

2013-01-11 09:03

Toyota plans to capitalise on its 2012 success and use it as a platform to launch the brand to greater heights in 2013.

Dakar hopes dashed for SA drivers

2013-01-08 12:41

The Dakar Rally is not regarded as the world’s toughest race for nothing as South African off road champions Duncan Vos and Rob Howie have been forced to retire.

Buying boom hits US auto market

2013-01-04 11:19

Things are looking up for automotive manufacturers in the US as auto sales figures for 2012 showed the biggest increase since 2008.

Toyota tests wireless charging

2013-01-02 07:48

Toyota has started testing a wireless charging system that will allow electric cars to replenish their batteries without needing a point of contact

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