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The 2023 Global Touring Cars (GTC) season was balanced on a knife-edge, going into Round 7 at the Zwartops International Raceway, on 14 October, 2023. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s (TGRSA) Saood Variawa, driving in his first GTC season, was only three points adrift of the championship leader, Robert Wolk, in a privately entered Toyota Corolla…

The next chapter in the story of the revered Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series is set to begin with the arrival of a new powertrain option to the 4×4 icon, sporting new styling, upgraded technology and enhanced specification. According to Glenn Crompton, Vice President of Marketing at Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) the upgraded Land…

At Toyota’s recent State of the Motor Industry (SOMI) address, it was clearly outlined that South Africa’s automotive sector will remain largely in limp mode going into 2024 – this is confirmed by the numbers coming out of January. Aggregate domestic new vehicle sales for the month were 41,636 units, reflecting a decline of 1,658…

As the countdown to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games intensifies, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) proudly announces its collaboration with four exceptional South African sporting heroes. Paralympians Puseletso Mabote and Louzanne Coetzee, along with promising swimmer Pieter Coetzee and dynamic mountain biker Matt Beers, are set to inspire the world, and Toyota is…

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) hosted the seventh instalment of the popular State of the Motor Industry (SOMI) event at Kyalami. A multi-layered activation, SOMI ’24 provided the perfect platform for TSAM’s President and CEO, Andrew Kirby, to sketch the true state of the motor industry from the unique vantage point of SA’s most popular…

Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa’s (TGRSA) first foray into the South African Endurance Series (SAES) in 2022, proved to reap rewards as the ‘newcomer’ team, that won The Index of Performance title with their near-standard Toyota GR Yaris entries into the South African Endurance Series (SAES) final round – Nine-Hours of Killarney event. For the…

The penultimate stage of Dakar 2024 brought disappointment for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s leading crew of Lucas Moraes and Armand Monleon. The Brazilian driver and his Spanish co-driver were hoping to retain their podium position over the closing stages of the event, but a series of problems put paid to their hopes of a solid result,…

The fabled Toyota GR Yaris has received some notable upgrades, benefiting from technical, design and construction enhancements that promise to deliver an even greater driving experience. In the three years since the first car came off the line, intensive efforts have been invested in making it even better: more powerful, more responsive, more engaging and…

Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy brought their GR IMT Hilux EVO T1+ home in the 9th-fastest time on Stage 8 of Dakar 2024. The 2009 winner of the Dakar Rally and his co-driver had a clean run, only relinquishing time to the stage winners in a rough section near the finish, where they opted…

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM), the current vehicle sponsor for the 2023 Rugby World Champions, the Springboks, has extended the partnership to the South African Rugby Union (SARU) president Mark Alexander. The collaboration between the SARU president and Toyota marks the beginning of a dynamic partnership. Mark Alexander is set to receive a brand-new Toyota…

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