Barloworld Toyota Kuruman, Northern Cape


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We are open for business. Our sales, service & parts departments are open by appointment only.

– Please contact us online or telephone to book an appointment at the dealership.
– A selected number of our staff will be present at our dealership to assist you with your vehicle needs.
– Our dealership will maintain strict hygiene and social distancing conditions in line with the government regulations.
– Test drives will be conducted by appointment only.
– Home delivery of vehicles with full sanitization of your vehicle can be arranged.
– Where possible, electronic, or virtual signatures will be used for finance and insurance documentation.

All staff and customers will be required to wear a face mask. Mandatory screening of all employees when they arrive for work will be done to ensure safety.
* No children will be permitted access to dealerships and used car outlets under Alert Level 4.

Explore the New Toyota Hilux

The progression of the SUV from niche, speciality vehicle to mainstream model has been one of the most significant automotive trends of the 21st century. The acronym SUV which is derived from Sports Utility Vehicle, has come to refer to any vehicle that fulfills a cross-functional role, possesses an elevated driving position, increased ride height and sufficient cargo/utility space. As such, SUV’s have infiltrated to all sectors of the traditional car market, are offered in multiple shapes and sizes, and have even pioneered entirely new segments. Enter the new Toyota Rush – a model pitched squarely at the small SUV segment; a product offering that caters to the ‘new age’ urban adventurer and encourages you to start your own adventure.

Exterior Design

Starting at the front, the new Toyota Rush features a prominent angular design with pointed, upswept LED headlamps and large trapezoidal grille. The grille features wide horizontal slats finished off in dark grey and a centrally mounted Toyota emblem. An inverted contour line separates the upper and lower air-dams and creates a triangular space which house the fog lamps. A silver-hued skid plate and twin hood bulges round off the front façade. The side design lays emphasis on Rush’s impressive ground clearance and spaciousness, whilst black fender trim and lower panel garnishes add a rugged element. A noticeable crease line flows from the front wheel to the rear tail lamp edge – creating a sense of movement. Matching black roof rails and body-colour rear roof spoiler create a cohesive image. The rear design centres on the LED-equipped rear lamp clusters, which carry strong horizontal lines and a similarly inverted contour line flowing from the bumper to the rear diffuser area. Buyers have a choice of five exterior colours namely; Tusk White, Quicksilver, Ruby Metallic, Liquid Bronze Metallic and Graphite Black.

Interior Design

The interior layout adopts a strong symmetrical design with ease-of-use operational zones focusing on excellent ergonomics. The upper dashboard houses a touchscreen audio system, equipped with Bluetooth, USB and Android Auto Plus Show/Apple CarPlay functionality. This high-tech audio unit also offers a user-customisable layout and ‘apps’ – a must-have for any millennial customer. The lower dashboard contains the dual-zone electronic climate control, 12-volt accessory connector and storage area. High-contrast taupe trim and chrome accent pieces are utilised on the facia and door panels to add an air of brightness to the cabin and create an inviting space. A 3-spoke leather steering wheel with tilt function and remote switches provide the driver with a firm grip of the road. The instrument cluster features large, highly legible graphics with a cool blue semi-circular motif and chrome surrounds. A centrally-mounted multi-information display relays user-selectable information to the driver, which includes a colour Eco indicator. The supportive seats are finished in highly durable, patterned black fabric with complementing black fabric inlays on the door panels. The rear seats feature three independently-adjustable headrests and 60/40 tip-forward function.

Convenience and Versatility

Road trips require ample cupholders and storage compartments and Rush certainly delivers on this front. The front door pockets make provision for two bottles, whilst the rear doors feature a cupholder integrated into the door handle which is supplemented by a traditional low-mounted bottle holder. A 12-volt power outlet is also provided for rear occupants, bringing the tally to two. The centre console provides three more cupholders, accessible from both front and second row seats, whilst a 6,4-litre glove compartment and driver-side storage binnacle, place items out of sight. A cavernous 609 litres of luggage capacity is provided, whilst offering seating for five. The rear seats can also be folded forward independently to further boost cargo space.

Spec and Features

The Toyota Rush offers an elaborate specification list for a vehicle in this category. The exterior features list include power adjustable and – retractable exterior mirrors, auto-off LED headlamps, roof rails and fog lamps. The 6-speaker touchscreen infotainment system not only offers the aforementioned Android Auto Plus Show, Miracast and CarPlay functionality, but in addition features built-in Satellite Navigation to seamlessly navigate to any destination. Occupants can also use their native smartphone apps such as Apple Maps, Google Maps and Waze (dependent on device) alongside music-streaming apps such as Apple Music, Spotify and Google Music. An integrated Reverse camera and Park Distance Control (PDC) add both convenience and safety. A keyless entry system with door-handle mounted access button and push-start ignition allow drivers ease of entry and use.

Safety and Security

A broad array of safety features are included in Rush; the active safety systems include Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Hill Assist Control (HAC). The passive safety systems comprise a total of six airbags which protect occupants in the event of a collision – driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags are provided. Interfacing with the smart entry system, an alarm and immobiliser, as well as auto door lock function control vehicle access.

Engine and Drivetrain

Drive is provided by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder DOHC engine, with outputs of 77 kW at 6000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 4200 rpm. The engine utilises Toyota’s VVT-i system to boost efficiencies. Buyers have a choice of either a 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic – driving the rear wheels.

Fuel economy is a strong focal point with the manual-equipped Rush using 6.6 litres per 100km and the automatic version registering 6.7 litres per 100km. The CO2 figures are 156 and 158 g/km respectively.

Chassis and Suspension

Following the front engine, rear wheel drive layout (FR), the suspension system consists of McPherson struts up front and a Multilink design in the rear. The suspension setup has been engineered to offer good rough-road damping and be complaint on mixed surfaces (tarmac, gravel and dirt). One of Rush’s key features is the generous 220mm ride height, which combined with a 31-degree approach and 26.5-degree departure angle, allows easy traversing of mixed surface roads. An impressive 600mm wading depth affords Rush the capability to tackle most water crossings.

Stylish 17-inch alloy wheels with forward-slanting stylised spokes add to the rugged image. The wheels are shod with 215-60-R17 tyres and a full-size spare wheel is also provided.

Warranty and Maintenance

Model Line-up and Pricing:
Rush 1.5 MT – R299 900
Rush 1.5 AT – R 313 500

Source : http://toyota.co.za/articles/toyota-rush-%E2%80%93-your-entrance-to-the-suv-lifestyle

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“Of all the beautiful curves on your body, your smile is my favourite…”*

*Cheesy pick-up line / All-new face of the 2014 Toyota Yaris

These are the first official images of the remodeled 2014 Yaris range, arriving this spring at a Toyota dealer near you.

While most of the attention is focused on this superhatch’s striking new countenance, the refresher goes far beyond a mid-life facelift. The project brings substantial improvements in the ride, handling and NVH as well as some engine refinements.

The new model follows the trend set by the new Aygo in adopting a more distinctive look, most notably the cross-shaped arrangement of the front end with bolder headlight units and a new bumper. There’s also a new ‘diffuser’ and tail light cluster arrangement at the rear which plays up the masculine attitude of this latest generation Yaris.

The cabin has also undergone somewhat of a transformation with the emphasis on the quality of the materials, which not only look better, but more importantly feel it too. Equipment levels have been improved and colour choices have also been re-jigged to appeal to a more contemporary palate (details will be communicated closer to launch).

Likewise some important underbody modifications have been made to improve the suspension, handling and ride comfort, as well as significantly reduce noise and vibration levels.

The powertrain choice is unchanged, with two petrol engines and a hybrid – but here too there’s been some mechanical fettling: the three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol unit in particular is substantially improved for greater thermal efficiency (with a concomitant hike in power), delivering enhanced fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions.

Glenn Crompton, Vice President of Marketing for Toyota South Africa, points out that in re-working the Yaris, Toyota had two aims: “One, to inject it with more emotional appeal courtesy of a style infusion; and two, to amplify the refinement of the package courtesy of some strategic under-the-skin changes. I’d say its mission accomplished…”

 

(Quickpic, “Of all the beautiful curves on your body, your smile is my favourite…”, 5 June 2014)

 

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TOYOTA RETAINS MARKET LEADERSHIP IN STABLE MARKET

  • Underlying economic pressure remains
  • Toyota Hilux leads local sales

 

Market segmentMay 2013May 2014% change
Passenger vehicles37,19132,984-11.3%
Light commercial vehicles14,61813,866-5.1%
Medium commercial vehicles970830-14.4%
Heavy commercial vehicles480449-6.5%
Extra Heavy commercial vehicles1,1731,2304.9%
Bus5810682.8%
Vehicle exports26,25215,613-40,5%
Overall market (local)54,49049,465-9.2%

 

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) continued its market leadership, with 9,378 new units sold during May – this represents nearly 19% of the total sales of 49,465 units reported by the National Association of Automotive Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). The company contributed 3,263 units to the export market, representing a 20% share of the export market.

Hilux remains Toyota’s strongest perfomer with a total of 2,637 bakkies being delivered during May. This model is also Toyota’s strongest export product with 2,426 units exported to Africa and Europe. Newcomer to the Toyota stable, the Corolla Quest, recorded impressive launch month figures of 858 units; while the other budget buy – the Toyota Etios – peformed strongly with 1,033 units sold.

“New vehicle sales, especially through dealer channels,  are slowing down – a situation that can be attributed to subdued economic growth, fluctuating fuel prices and the imminent threat of a hike in interest rates. There is a reduction in disposable income and this is leading to consumers being more careful to commit to more debt,” says Calvyn Hamman, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Toyota South Africa, adding that government sales has increased dramatically with a 119% increase year on year. This increase could be a purchase timing issue when compared to 2013.

“There is a clear shift in purchase patterns with an increase in sales of smaller, more economical cars which is indicative of consumers feeling the pinch on disposable income. Dealers also reported that in many cases, although vehicle finance was approved, customers did not conclude the deal,” he said, adding that the Corolla Quest’s performance underlines this trend. Corolla Quest essentially offers buyers a C-segment vehicle at a B-segment price without compromising on quality or safety.

“When national demand for vehicles drops, vehicle stock levels increase, which normally leads to additional marketing support activities from manufacturers and distributors and increased discounts at retail level. The current economic conditions with cost pressures will add to an already highly competitive environment,” Hamman concluded.

 

(Quickpic, TOYOTA RETAINS MARKET LEADERSHIP IN STABLE MARKET, 3 June 2014)

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TOYOTA RETAINS MARKET LEADERSHIP IN STABLE MARKET

  • Underlying economic pressure remains
  • Toyota Hilux leads local sales

 

Market segmentMay 2013May 2014% change
Passenger vehicles37,19132,984-11.3%
Light commercial vehicles14,61813,866-5.1%
Medium commercial vehicles970830-14.4%
Heavy commercial vehicles480449-6.5%
Extra Heavy commercial vehicles1,1731,2304.9%
Bus5810682.8%
Vehicle exports26,25215,613-40,5%
Overall market (local)54,49049,465-9.2%

 

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) continued its market leadership, with 9,378 new units sold during May – this represents nearly 19% of the total sales of 49,465 units reported by the National Association of Automotive Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). The company contributed 3,263 units to the export market, representing a 20% share of the export market.

 

Hilux remains Toyota’s strongest perfomer with a total of 2,637 bakkies being delivered during May. This model is also Toyota’s strongest export product with 2,426 units exported to Africa and Europe. Newcomer to the Toyota stable, the Corolla Quest, recorded impressive launch month figures of 858 units; while the other budget buy – the Toyota Etios – peformed strongly with 1,033 units sold.

 

“New vehicle sales, especially through dealer channels,  are slowing down – a situation that can be attributed to subdued economic growth, fluctuating fuel prices and the imminent threat of a hike in interest rates. There is a reduction in disposable income and this is leading to consumers being more careful to commit to more debt,” says Calvyn Hamman, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Toyota South Africa, adding that government sales has increased dramatically with a 119% increase year on year. This increase could be a purchase timing issue when compared to 2013.

 

“There is a clear shift in purchase patterns with an increase in sales of smaller, more economical cars which is indicative of consumers feeling the pinch on disposable income. Dealers also reported that in many cases, although vehicle finance was approved, customers did not conclude the deal,” he said, adding that the Corolla Quest’s performance underlines this trend. Corolla Quest essentially offers buyers a C-segment vehicle at a B-segment price without compromising on quality or safety.

 

“When national demand for vehicles drops, vehicle stock levels increase, which normally leads to additional marketing support activities from manufacturers and distributors and increased discounts at retail level. The current economic conditions with cost pressures will add to an already highly competitive environment,” Hamman concluded.

 

 

(Quickpic, TOYOTA RETAINS MARKET LEADERSHIP IN STABLE MARKET, 3 June 2014)