The world’s best-selling car has made its global debut, and its Stunning

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Toyota has revealed a next-generation Corolla sedan that transforms the model’s style, driver engagement, comfort and refinement while bolstering its renowned value and reliability. The sleek new four-door version of the world’s best-selling car has made its global debut at Auto Guangzhou in China more than a year ahead of its expected arrival in showrooms. Corolla sedan will share many of the features and technology of the much-anticipated Corolla hatch (due for release early 2019 locally), including an all-new 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 21-per-cent more power than its predecessor…

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TOYOTA HILUX: THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE

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South Africa’s most popular vehicle, Toyota Hilux, has been voted the ‘Best Commercial Vehicle’ in The Star Readers’ Choice 2018. The accolade comes a month after the model’s double cab version was named the best pre-owned car in its segment. The Hilux, which boasts the best resale value when compared to its closest sales competitor, has been recording average sales of more than 3 000 units a month. Research suggests that the important criteria for buyers in this market are: resale value, quality, durability, overall performance, economy and especially, outright…

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TOYOTA AND ARCTIC TRUCKS CELEBRATE HILUX’S HALF CENTURY WITH NEW INVINCIBLE 50 LIMITED EDITION

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The Toyota Hilux’s first 50 years have been packed with achievement, its status as a world-beating machine confirmed by feats such as the conquest of both North and South Poles, scaling the slopes of an erupting volcano and surviving ordeals of fire, water and explosives courtesy of the Top Gear television programme. To mark this exceptional half-century, Toyota has created a new and exclusive Hilux, the Hilux Invincible 50. This special edition has been engineered in partnership with Arctic Trucks, the Iceland-based specialists in extreme terrain driving. The modifications include…

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Enthusiast inspired upgrades for Toyota 86

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Conceptualised as a driver’s car from the onset the Toyota 86 remains almost singular in its combination of handling prowess, driver-focused dynamics and analogue drive feel. With this in mind the 86’s dynamic competencies have been enhanced with the inclusion of motorsport-inspired tweaks. Performance boosting Upgrades Starting off with the Brembo® performance brake package increases the 86’s already impressive stopping power and brake endurance with bigger rotors and callipers. The upgrade consists of high performance Ventilated rotors measuring 326mm x 30mm at the front and 316 x 20mm at the…

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TALE OF TWO RELIABLE HINO WEIGHT-MOVERS

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Two, 2005-model Hino 15-258 freight-carriers have moved more than 100 000 tons of steel scaffolding over the past 12 years. During this time one of them has covered nearly 900 000km and the other more than 500 000km. As a comparison, 100 000 tons equates to the mass of a huge cruise liner capable of carrying 3 000 passengers and 1 000 crew! Importantly, both the Hino trucks have their original engines, gearboxes, and rear axles, with no major repairs required by any of these components. The engines do not…

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