The New Yaris Range Makes Cents
- Refreshed Yaris range
- Three-model petrol line-up / Class-leading economical HSD
- Best-in-class pricing
The Toyota Yaris line-up has been fine-tuned for 2013 to focus on the most popular models and increase the competitiveness of these variants.
The new Verso represents a fresh, more powerful and sophisticated interpretation of the third generation Toyota MPV’s distinctive, dual-zone styling.
• New exterior design language brings new levels of style and dynamism to the Verso model range
• Revised interior harmonising instrumentation and switchgear, as well as enhanced cabin quality through new trim detailing
RAV4 – The evolution of the original compact SUV
• Sophisticated bold design
• High-quality interior with improved ergonomics
• Three-engine line-up including a new 2.5 petrol engine
• All-new Integrated Dynamic Drive (IDD) system for AWD models
It seems you can’t navigate through the concrete jungle (or an organic one for that matter!) these days without coming across a compact SUV of some sorts. This shouldn’t come as a surprise - in 1994 Toyota kick-started the cross-over revolution with the very first RAV4.
The All-New Toyota Auris - Prepare to be Noticed
There’s a brand new spirit creeping into Toyota under the watchful tutelage of the company’s charismatic President and Chief Executive, Akio Toyoda. Committed to building cars that are more rewarding to drive while retaining their legendary build quality and reliability, his quest has been to provide drivers with a more engaging experience behind the wheel. This determination has already sired the brilliant new 86, so the engineers next set their sights on Toyota’s C-segment, mid-range hatch. The result?
Giniel de Villiers - Dakar 2013
A safe fourth place on Tuesday’s difficult 353-kilometre special stage 10 between Cordoba and Rioja in Argentina saw the Toyota Imperial South Africa Team’s Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz consolidate their second place in the general classification of the Dakar Rally.
Toyota Corolla Furia Concept
Toyota revealed the Corolla Furia Concept at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This exciting compact sedan concept hints at the styling cues consumers can expect to see on the next-generation Corolla*. The concept represents an exterior styling study by Toyota designers, and it builds on the brand’s product development priority to develop more dramatic, expressively designed vehicles.
- World first Land Cruiser 70 Double Cab added to the South African range in petrol and diesel
- 4 wheel disk brakes amongst list of cosmetic and mechanical changes
- Fuel tank sizes grow to between 130 litres and 180 litres
Dakar Rally - Hilux
On a day that saw the Dakar Rally start to show its teeth and several of the top contenders lose time with navigating problems Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz made an early move with a trouble-free drive to second place on stage two in their Imperial Toyota Hilux.
The Hilux 2.5 D-4D (Raised Body) Raider Double Cab is the latest recipient of Toyota’s technologically advanced Variable Nozzle Turbo (VNT) diesel engine. Following the downsizing trend, this new powerplant - which comes courtesy of the Fortuner 2.5 - offers a lot more grunt, enhanced fuel economy and enhanced refinement, without having to hike up the engine capacity.
The performance stats are impressive: power shoots up from 75 kW to a substantial 106 kW, while torque rises substantially from 260 Nm to a monumental 343 Nm.
More and more people are seeing the value of driving an automatic. No more lumbering around, depressing the clutch and tiring yourself out before you even reach your destination. Tagging onto this momentum, Toyota has added an ‘entry-level’ auto to its ubiquitous Fortuner line-up. The new 2.5 D-4D auto slots in just above the 2.5 D-4D manual, which is the most affordable entry point for Fortuner ownership.