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Toyota unveils MANUAL SUPRA!!

Ever since its first generation*1 in 1978, the Toyota Supra has earned legions of fans with its faithfully retained front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout powered by an in-line six-cylinder engine*2. Also, in addition to the Supra having competed in numerous types of motorsports in the past and currently running in Super GT, the Supra-based, race-specific GR Supra […]

Kia Carnival named AutoGuide’s 2022 ‘Family Vehicle of the Year’

The Kia Carnival, which was launched in South Africa in January to overwhelmingly positive reviews, was recently named “Family Vehicle of the Year” by US-based AutoGuide. The vehicle was recognised as the top family vehicle due to its impressive interior capacity, extensive safety features, and modern design. “The Kia Carnival MPV is truly a multi-purpose […]

Kia wins 2022 Red Dot Award for ‘EV6 Unplugged Ground’

Kia has won another 2022 Red Dot Award for its ‘EV6 Unplugged Ground’ brand cultural space in Seoul, South Korea. The innovative complex, where people can experience the award-winning EV6 in fun and imaginative ways, picked up the prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ title in Red Dot’s ‘Interior Architecture and Interior Design’ category.  With ‘EV6 […]

Kia EV6 Named 2022 European Car of the Year

The all-new Kia EV6 has been named the 2022 Car of the Year in the prestigious European Car of the Year (COTY) awards. The innovative all-electric crossover was voted the overall winner by a 61-strong jury consisting of highly respected motoring journalists from 23 European countries. The Kia EV6 was initially listed for consideration for […]

Next-Gen Ranger Raptor Rewrites the Rulebook for Off-Road Performance

The next-generation and next-level Ford Ranger Raptor has arrived. Built to dominate in the desert, master the mountains and rule everywhere in between, the second-generation Ranger Raptor raises the off-road performance bar as a pickup built for true enthusiasts. Developed by Ford Performance, Ranger Raptor is the ultimate performance derivative of the next-gen Ranger. With […]

Spotted! Volvo’s all-electric XC40 P8 Recharge on South African roads

The highly anticipated Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge has been spotted on South African roads, marking the local arrival of the Swedish firm’s first all-electric vehicle (EV). A mere four days after Volvo opened the order books for the battery-powered XC40 in May 2021, all initial slots were sold out. Now the first example has made […]

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PERFECT START TO TITLE DEFENSE FOR LATEGAN & CUMMINGS

The opening round of the 2022 South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC), the Mpumalanga 400, brought elation for two of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s four squads; frustration for one crew; and heartbreak for the final pairing. For defending champions, Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings, it was the perfect start to their 2022 campaign, as they sealed […]

Record-breaking Loeb snatches dramatic Rallye Monte-Carlo win

Sébastien Loeb became the oldest winner of an WRC

Frenchman on verge of record-breaking ninth Rallye Monte-Carlo victory

Sébastien Ogier sits on the cusp of a record-breaking ninth Rallye Monte-Carlo victory after outwitting Sébastien Loeb in the snow and ice of the French Alps on Saturday. Ogier headed to the closing speed test over the Col de Fontbelle with 5.0sec in hand over his fellow Frenchman after reclaiming the lead earlier in the […]

Hyundai Motorsport enters Rallye Monte-Carlo with youth and experience

The first chapter of a new challenge in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) begins at Rallye Monte-Carlo this weekend with Hyundai Motorsport focusing on making a fast start to the Rally1 hybrid era. Battling for victory in the new Hyundai i20 N Rally1 from 20 to 23 January will be a line-up that boasts […]

AL-ATTIYAH SECURE 2022 DAKAR WIN WHILE LATEGAN TAKES FINAL STAGE

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel brought their GR DKR Hilux T1+ home safely on the final stage of the 2022 Dakar Rally to win the event overall by 27min 46sec. This is the Qatari driver’s second victory for the team, having previously won the event in 2019. At the same time, […]

DE VILLIERS INTO TOP 5, AS AL-ATTIYAH HOME IN ON VICTORY

The penultimate stage of Dakar 2022 saw TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel maintain their lead at the head of the field, when they went 7th-fastest on Stage 11, just 6min 42sec behind the stage winners. At the same time, their nearest competitors were handed a 5min penalty for speeding in a controlled […]

LATEGAN FASTEST OF TOYOTA CREWS ON STAGE 10 OF DAKAR 2022

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel continued their measured pace at the 2022 Dakar Rally, recording the 7th-fastest time on Stage 10 of the 12-stage event. Their nearest competitor recorded a time only 1min 25sec faster than the GR DKR Hilux T1+ crew, who still hold a commanding overall lead of 32min […]

BAIC ORV Team to march into Dakar Rally in 2022 again

There are four famous vehicle racing events in the world, including F1, 24 Hours of Le Mans, WRC, and the most grueling race, the Dakar Rally. Also called the “game for the brave”, Dakar Rally is extremely challenging to both vehicles and athletes alike. January will see the launch of Dakar Rally 2022. The BAIC […]