New Toyota Yaris seeks maiden win on Toyota Cape Dealer Rally

  The South African Rally Championship moves to the Western Cape this weekend for the first time this year for the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally, the second of the two rounds of the eight-event championship sponsored by Toyota South Africa Motors. It will also mark the sixth national championship outing of the all-new Toyota Yaris…

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Is a New Zealand Learner’s Licence valid for driving in SA?

Question: I would like to know whether my daughter who holds a New Zealand Learner’s Licence can drive in South Africa under the South African Learner’s Licence rules? Answer: In terms of section 23 of NRTA, a provisional drivers license is valid as long as all of the other requirements are complied with. See section…

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Castrol Team Toyota edges closer to second successive cross country title

  Anthony Taylor/Dennis Murphy (Toyota Hilux) 1st overall and in class SP Duncan Vos/Rob Howie (Toyota Hilux) 2nd overall and in class SP Johan and Werner Horn (Toyota Land Cruiser) 1st in class D Toyota win manufacturers’ team prize   Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy (class SP Castrol Team Toyota Hilux) scored their fourth successive…

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Lexus unveils razor-sharp LF-NX Suv Concept

  • Lexus to unveil compact SUV concept with distinctive and sculpted styling • LF-NX to feature powerful and efficient hybrid powertrain • LF-NX to feature touch-sensitive Remote Touch Pad • ‘Human Oriented’ L-Finesse interior design Lexus will debut the LF-NX compact crossover concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Powered by Lexus’ unique…

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Ecopia Tyre Gets Damage Guarantee

Bridgestone has reminded drivers that all its environmentally-advanced Ecopia passenger tyres are now sold with a free Tyre Damage Guarantee. The Guarantee was previously only available on Firestone passenger tyres, but was extended to the Ecopia range in late July 2013. Bridgestone Promotions Manager, Jan Maritz, said that the Ecopia guarantee is identical to its…

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Light Commercial Vehicles Drive August Vehicle Sales

LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES DRIVE AUGUST VEHICLE SALES Strong commercial vehicle sales Replacement demand and low interest rates continue to drive sales, but Growth slowing Strike effect expected in September Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) was the only vehicle manufacturer to break through the 10 000 vehicle sales barrier in a busy August sales month. TSAM…

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Growth in new vehicle sales coming under pressure

Competition between manufacturers plus flexibility in structuring finance agreements buoying vehicle sales 2 September 2013: The South African automotive industry recorded a decline in new vehicle sales for August, showing a 0.3% contraction compared to August 2012. From a year to date perspective the growth rate has receded from 6.9% recorded in July 2013, down…

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Where can I find learner’s licence material for heavy vehicles?

Question: I am writing my Heavy Vehicle Learners, There is no information on the rules of the road for these vehicles. Please can you help me obtain this information? Answer: The learner’s licence material for heavy vehicles is included in the Learner’s Licence Study Manual on the Topscore CD. It is not in a separate…

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