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Toyota Hilux Dakar Rally 2016

THE VEHICLE: EVOLUTION OF THE RACE TOYOTA HILUX “A race vehicle is never finished – you keep evolving it until the flag drops, then you make the best of what you have at that point.” – Glyn Hall, Team Principal: Toyota Gazoo Racing SA

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday November 13, 2015

The all-new, bolder Toyota Fortuner bows in

Redefining freedom, the all-new Toyota Fortuner makes its much-anticipated global debut. New Fortuner eschews a purely utilitarian presence for cool new styling, an additional helping of luxury features and a refined drive, while still epitomising strength and genuine all-terrain capability.

Johann Verster

Published : Thursday July 16, 2015

New Toyota Hilux 2015

ALL-NEW TOYOTA HILUX Re-defining Tough The eighth-generation Toyota Hilux was officially unveiled in Bangkok today, marking the start of sales of the all-new model in Thailand .and it’s certainly been worth the wait.

Johann Verster

Published : Thursday May 21, 2015

EPIC ONE-TWO VICTORY FOR CASTROL TEAM TOYOTA ON ICONIC SUGARBELT 450

Castrol Team Toyota achieved an epic one-two victory on the legendary Sugarbelt 450, Round 2 of the Donaldson Cross-Country Championship this weekend. Leeroy Poulter and navigator Rob Howie made it two victories from two starts in the 2015 season, when they lead the race from start to finish. Defending champions Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy […]

Johann Verster

Published : Monday May 11, 2015

YOUNG NORTH WEST CREW WIN FREE ENTRY TO 2016 DAKAR RALLY

North West youngsters Jason Venter and Vince van Allemann set up the experience of a lifetime when they won the Dakar Challenge, run in conjunction with the RFS Endurance – round one of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship – in Harrismith on Saturday (28 March 2015).

Johann Verster

Published : Monday March 30, 2015

LEEROY POULTER WINS FIRST RACE IN TOYOTA HILUX IN TESTING RFS ENDURANCE RACE

The RFS Endurance Off-Road race in Harrismith, Round 1 of the Donaldson Cross-Country Championship, will be remembered for many things: not only was it the first so-called ‘endurance’ event, with a total race distance just shy of 700 km; it was also one of the muddiest races in recent history. For Castrol Team Toyota’s Leeroy […]

Johann Verster

Published : Monday March 30, 2015

TOYOTA HILUX TEAM PREPARING FOR THE DONALDSON CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

Defending Donaldson Cross-Country champions, Castrol Team Toyota’s Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy, are fully prepared to tackle 2015 season. The pair have tested the new specification Toyota Hilux race vehicle, which is based on the vehicle that saw Giniel de Villiers and German co-driver Dirk von Zitzewitz finish second in this year’s grueling Dakar Rally, […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday March 23, 2015

2015 TOYOTA HILUX DAKAR UNVEILED

Toyota chose lucky Friday the 13th to launch the latest version of the legendary Toyota Hilux, South Africa's top-selling vehicle (passenger cars included!), which last year marked it 45th anniversary. To celebrate yet

Herman Moolman

Published : Friday March 13, 2015

TOYOTA IMPERIAL HILUX CLAIMS PODIUM FINISH IN 2015 DAKAR

Second place for de Villiers and von Zitzewitz leads strong Toyota performance Toyota was back on the podium at the climax of the 2015 Dakar cross-country race with Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz claiming a superb second place result in their Toyota Imperial Hilux.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday January 21, 2015

Dakar 2015 – Toyota Imperial Team Stage 3

DAKAR 2015, STAGE 3: TOUGH DAY FOR POULTER, AS DE VILLIERS CEMENTS SECOND POSITION OVERALL CHILECITO – Stage 3 of Dakar 2015 took place in some of the most spectacular scenery on the face of the planet, but Giniel de Villiers and German navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz (#303) clearly didn’t take a moment to enjoy […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday January 7, 2015

Toyota Dakar Rally 2015 – Stage Two

POULTER IMPRESSES EARLY ON STAGE TWO OF DAKAR 201 SAN JUAN – The longest single stage of Dakar 2015 – 518 km of rocks, sand and dust. That’s what the crews faced on the leg from the riverside town of Villa Carlos Paz to the arid San Juan, near the foothills of the Andes. And […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday January 6, 2015

Toyota Hilux Dakar Rally 2015 – Stage 1

VILLA CARLOS PAZ – Both Toyota Imperial South African Dakar Team crews sighed in relief, as they successfully completed Stage 1 of the 2015 Dakar Rally. Not only that, but car #303 – driven by Giniel de Villiers and German navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz – recorded the fourth-fastest time of the day. Leeroy Poulter and […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday January 5, 2015

DAKAR 2015 – Toyota Imperial Team Ready

DAKAR TEAM SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES PRE-RACE CHECKS FOR DAKAR 2015 BUENOS AIRES – With the start of Dakar 2015 now just hours away, the Toyota Imperial South African Dakar Team was pleased and somewhat relieved when all pre-race checks were completed successfully early on Saturday, 3 January. All that remained before the start of racing was the […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday January 5, 2015

DAKAR 2015: RACE VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT SHIPPED TO SOUTH AMERICA

The team at Toyota Motorsport sighed a massive sigh of relief on Friday 12th December 2014, when the two locally developed and built Imperial Toyota Hilux race vehicles left the workshop in Barbeque Downs – next stop Buenos Aires. The two newly completed race vehicles (piloted by Giniel de Villiers and Leeroy Poulter, with Dirk […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday December 19, 2014

Toyota Hilux Raised Body Hilux 2.5 D-4D SRX Xtra Cab

Toyota raises the bar with the new Raised Body Hilux 2.5 D-4D SRX Xtra Cab Few companies have the kind of clout in the pick-up world that Hilux wields, especially when we’re talking workhorse models. So after pulling out all the stops with the bells-and-whistles Legend 45 package which now becomes standard fare on top-end […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday November 13, 2014

45 Reasons to buy a Toyota Hilux

The Legend Returns New Toyota Hilux Legend 45 package for top-end Raider models 13 different variants For over 45 years, 13 million Toyota Hilux pick-ups have been forging trails around the globe from the Arctic tundra to the deserts of the Kalahari. This unstoppable vehicle has earned the highest trust and admiration for its off-road […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday October 23, 2014

Toyota Hilux South Africa Motorsport

TOYOTA CONSOLIDATES CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD ON VRYBURG 450 Second place in Production Vehicles for Taylor/Murphy Third place in Production Vehicles for Kock/Burger First in Class S for Venter/Van Aardt Second in Class S for Visser/Le Roux Seven Toyota Hiluxes in Top Ten Manufacturer’s Award The Vryburg 450 – spiritual home of cross-country racing in South Africa, […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday September 16, 2014

Toyota Hilux is the BEST – So say the Germans

“HILUX IS THE BEST!” – SO SAY THE GERMANS The readers of Auto Bild Allrad, Germany’s largest automotive journal dedicated specifically to four-wheel drive vehicles, recently voted the Toyota Hilux 4×4 the best imported pick-up available in Germany.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday June 19, 2014

Toyota Hilux Gets the Dakar 2014 Treatment

Toyota once again pays homage to the Hilux’s towering achievement in the world’s toughest race – the Dakar Rally – by producing a limited-edition Dakar model. In Toyota dealerships right now, this celebratory Hilux is available across three engine ranges, all body styles (Single Cab, Extra Cab and Double Cab) and comes with a plethora […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Saturday April 5, 2014

Toyota Hilux 3.0 D4D Raider

There’s seemingly no situation in which the Toyota Hilux stalwart bakkie isn’t appropriate thanks to its rugged underpinnings and the fact that it’s now acceptable, desirable even, to drive one around town.

Miles Downard

Published : Thursday March 27, 2014

Toyota Hilux Dakar Bakkie in Position 25 at the Dakar 2014 Rally

Rookies Rundle/ Mohr Defend Top 25 Position in Dakar Despite a recurrence of their earlier power steering problems on Tuesday’s stage nine, privateers Thomas Rundle and Juan Mohr (DMack/Barden Toyota Hilux) defended their impressive top 25 position in the Dakar Rally after finishing 48th on a difficult 422-kilometre racing section between Calama and Iquique in […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday January 15, 2014

TOYOTA MOTORSPORT COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL 2013 SEASON

1st and 3rd in cross country drivers’/co-drivers’ championships 1st in manufacturers’ championship 1st in class SP 1st in class D It was a case of losing the battle but winning the war when Toyota Motorsport South Africa’s Anthony Taylor/Dennis Murphy and Duncan Vos/Rob Howie finishing second and fourth respectively in their class SP Castrol Team […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday November 25, 2013

Dakar 2014 – Toyota Hilux South Africa

TOYOTA LEADS SOUTH AFRICA’S CHALLENGE IN DAKAR RALLY What do you do for an encore after finished third and then second in the Dakar Rally? If you’re Toyota, whose core business principles include continuous improvement, you aim for first and what would be a momentous victory, not only for Toyota but also for South Africa.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday November 19, 2013

BAM THE PICK OF THE NEW HARVEST

BAM THE PICK OF THE NEW HARVEST Warren Bam’s hard work and dedication saw him receiving the keys to a brand new Toyota Hilux Single Cab 2.7 VVTi Raised Body Raider at a gala awards evening held at Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg. Bam was recognised as the most promising young farmer from a previously […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Friday October 25, 2013

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