Tag: Toyota

  • Report: Days numbered for Toyota Land Cruiser 70-series’ V8

    Report: Days numbered for Toyota Land Cruiser 70-series’ V8

    With no replacement currently in sight, a report from Australia has alleged that Toyota will soon be bringing to a halt the 4.5 D4-D turbodiesel V8 engine powering the venerable Land Cruiser 70-series. Forget six-cylinders as well A staple of the 76 station wagon, 79 single single cab and 79 double cab, but not the […]

  • New Toyota Fortuner shows face ahead of Mzansi launch

    New Toyota Fortuner shows face ahead of Mzansi launch

    The latest version of South Africa’s favourite SUV, the Toyota Fortuner, is ready to be rolled out in local show rooms in February. Watch reveal of updated Toyota Fortuner Toyota Motors South Africa (TSAM) gave the media and industry leaders a sneak peek of the updated Fortuner at its annual State of the Motoring Industry […]

  • Hint of new Hilux? Next Toyota Tacoma emerges in patent images

    Hint of new Hilux? Next Toyota Tacoma emerges in patent images

    Having already been seen on a number of occasions last year undergoing testing, patent documents have emerged showing the clearest images yet of what next generation Toyota Tacoma will look like. While an important model for Toyota in the United States, where it currently ranks as the best-selling compact bakkie, its significance equally involves South […]

  • Londie London denies driving a Toyota Tazz

    Londie London denies driving a Toyota Tazz

    Since confirming the news of her split a few months ago, social media has been rife with speculation about the state of reality TV star Londie London’s life.  Most recently, she has been plagued by three very specific rumours that she shut down on her Instagram account.  “Polygamy. Tazz. Paternity. What in the fake news […]

  • Butcherer Toyota Hilux GR Sport revealed

    Butcherer Toyota Hilux GR Sport revealed

    Toyota has sprung an unexpected surprise overnight by revealing a much more rugged Hilux GR Sport destined for Australia. What has changed? According to the production version of the disguised prototype spied undergoing testing in Thailand early last month, the GR Sport receives the same upgraded 2.8 GD-6 turbodiesel engine as the South African equivalent […]

  • A segment creator and an obscure Toyota: 4WD’s of the forgotten

    A segment creator and an obscure Toyota: 4WD’s of the forgotten

    Sports-Utility Vehicles (SUVs), as known by now, have become the default choice for buyers worldwide regardless of the segment or price. Rewind the clock four decades though, the term SUV was something that didn’t exist. Instead, anything that didn’t resemble a car in the traditional sense, or a bakkie, was known as a 4×4 regardless […]

  • Toyota Hilux GR-S unleashed – 2022 Motoring Newsmaker No 1

    Toyota Hilux GR-S unleashed – 2022 Motoring Newsmaker No 1

    The South African motoring industry in 2022 proved once again that Mzansi is undoubtedly bakkie country. While there were lots of activity in the SUV, hatchback and sedan segments, it was the bakkies that got the most attention. Bakkie news spanned from Peugeot’s re-entry into the segment by virtue of the Landtrek, the first Jeep […]

  • Back in time: Toyota GR Yaris meets its Yaris TS predecessor

    Back in time: Toyota GR Yaris meets its Yaris TS predecessor

    A lot has been said and written about the Toyota GR Yaris since it burst onto the scene last year. The model on which Toyota Gazoo Racing has built its recent success on in the World Rally Championship, the GR has, and continues, to scoop up numerous awards for being nothing short of an engineering […]

  • Petrol price choking you? Toyota Corolla Hybrid to the rescue

    Petrol price choking you? Toyota Corolla Hybrid to the rescue

    If you are struggling to foot fuel bills in the midst of the petrol price escalation we’ve seen in 2022, you are left with two options. If the first – walking – is not your thing, then finding a car with a lower fuel consumption is your only resort. A car that fits this bill […]

  • The future of Hilux? Toyota showcases new EV concept

    The future of Hilux? Toyota showcases new EV concept

    Toyota has celebrated its 60th anniversary in Thailand by unveiling two fully electric bakkies based on the Hilux and a new concept spun-off of the Compact Cruiser EV SUV. Presented by Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda, the Hilux Revo BEV Concept uses the single cab Hilux as a base, but despite appearing production ready, […]

  • New Toyota Tacoma engine details a hint of what Hilux could get?

    New Toyota Tacoma engine details a hint of what Hilux could get?

    With testing of the Tacoma, the Toyota Hilux’s Stateside cousin, still very much in earnest, an alleged insider source has disclosed powertrain details for the all-new generation supposedly due for unveiling next year. Power of six no more Spied on a series of occasions this year still covered in heavy layers of disguise while being […]

  • Incoming Suzuki-based Toyota Taisor tipped to replace Urban Cruiser

    Incoming Suzuki-based Toyota Taisor tipped to replace Urban Cruiser

    Toyota’s shock announcement last month that it had ended production of the Urban Cruiser in India won’t, however, happen without a replacement come 2023. A nameplate revived two years ago as the second model to emerge from the automaker’s joint venture with Maruti Suzuki, the first having been the Glanza/Starlet spun-off of the Baleno, the […]

  • Toyota rolls-out new safety tech to curb hijackings

    Toyota rolls-out new safety tech to curb hijackings

    Toyota has announced the rollout of several new safety systems to certain older vehicles in lieu of them being targeted by hijackers. In a statement, the automaker said it has become aware of rising vehicle hijackings after the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions using sophisticated methods despite most of the vehicles in question featuring keyless entry. […]

  • Toyota GR Yaris ready to pass the endurance test at Killarney

    Toyota GR Yaris ready to pass the endurance test at Killarney

    This year saw a “one make” race series called the GR Cup come to life. What started out as a left field idea from the sales and marketing department at Toyota South Africa to play with a few GR Yaris’ off the showroom floor turned into a professionally-run race series which has forced, not only […]

  • Another Toyota lock-out as new vehicle sales hit record in November

    Another Toyota lock-out as new vehicle sales hit record in November

    Toyota secured a second straight top-three clean sweep as South Africa’s new vehicle sales recorded its eleventh month of consecutive increases in November. Status quo unchanged The only automaker to once again post five digit figures with sales of 13 903 units, the Hilux remained in first place with 3 048 examples moved, followed by the Corolla […]