Supra up-styles platform

After a long wait, David Thomson finally gets to slip behind the wheel of the reborn Toyota Supra on Otago roads. What’s new?Regular readers may already know the backstory of Toyota’s quest to reimag; Read More

The new GR Yaris is an 'absolute blast'

Toyota is no stranger to rally success. I remember well the heady days during the early 90s when the amazing Celica GT-Four dominated the World Rally Championship. Toyota distanced itself from rallying for many years, it dabbled in formula; Read More

FT60 leaves drivers wanting more after Ruapuna test

Jacob Douglas during the test run. PHOTO: Bruce Jenkins The Castrol Toyota Racing Series made a giant step back to normality this week at Ruapuna when it welcomed its first international driver since the pandemic started; Read More

Affordable Workmate top of the pops

As far as durable, hardworking and affordable utes go, the Toyota Hilux Workmate, with sub$30k drive-away pricing, is in a league of its own. In Australia, the Workmate, a vehicle with the name ‘‘mate’’ could only come from that part of th; Read More

Ute muster joins music festival

A muster of a different kind will happen as part of this year’s Tussock Country Music Festival. Rather than sheep or cows being rounded up, utes of all shapes and sizes will be assembled for the GWD Toyota Hokonui Ute Muster in Gore. Festi; Read More

Lengthy careers at car dealer’s come to a close for friends

A Dunedin car dealership has said goodbye to two long-serving staff members. After 40 years, Cooke Howlison new vehicle consultant Neil Steel (67) sold his last car, a Toyota Hilux, yesterday afternoon. His friend and co-worker, te; Read More

Hilux update does the trick

Once an off-roading legend in New Zealand, Toyota has slipped off the pace a little in recent years. David Thomson gets behind the wheel of the Hilux SR5 Cruiser 4WD Double Cab to see if the proud Japanese brand can return to the top.; Read More

Still a sure fire kiwi favourite, Ross Kiddie gets out and about in the Toyota Hilux SR5 Cruiser

During the summer months, my weekends start quite busy. You see, I’m the coach of a team of young cricketers, and watching the 11 and 12-year-olds playing sport and enjoying ; Read More

Yaris Cross more than meets the eye

David Thomson discovers there is more to Toyota's Yaris Cross than its name would suggest. What’s new?When Toyota launched its new Yaris last year, the company’s New Zealand boss predicted the higher; Read More

Mercedes simply electrifying

For the second year in succession, an all-electric vehicle has been crowned New Zealand Car of the Year by the country’s Guild of Motoring Writers. This year’s award winner is the Mercedes-Benz EQC. A premium sport utility, the EQC; Read More

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