- Toyota showed off its Crown model range to the world, which includes four different body styles, and one of them will come to South Africa
- The Japanese carmaker confirmed the crossover model is destined for Mzansi in 2023, and Toyota says it combines the plushness of an SUV and sedan
- Under the skin, the Crown models are built on Toyota's TNGA platform and are powered by hybrid engines
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Toyota will launch a new nameplate in South Africa next year, the Crown range was recently shown to the world, and the local arm confirmed a crossover model will arrive in 2023.
In terms of engines powering the models, there's a 2.4-litre turbocharged petrol hybrid option and a 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated hybrid that powers the crossover model headed to Mzansi.
According to IOL, the Crown is underpinned by the lightweight TNGA that offers a high rigidity. The suspension set-up is a McPherson strut in the front and a multi-link suspension in the rear.
Excitingly, the Crown features Toyota's driver-assistance tech grouped in the Teammate umbrella. It features Advanced Drive, which aids drivers during traffic congestion and arguably the best feature on a car: Advanced Park, which has a remote function to automatically can park and drive out of a parking space by the touch of a button.
Toyota launches its new stylish Starlet in South Africa, priced from R226 200 for the second-gen hatchback
Briefly News reports that Toyota's latest model to launch in South Africa is the new Starlet that was unveiled in June.
The new Starlet enters the local market with the 2022 model featuring significant upgrades over its predecessor. The latest model features a 1,5-litre engine that replaces the 1,4-litre unit, and power has increased to 77kW and 138Nm.
The exterior features significant changes, including a new lower air dam, wide-mounted fog lamps, and LED headlights on the top specification models Pricing starts at R226 200 for the 1.5 Xi manual transmission and the flagship 1,5 Xr automatic at R313 300.
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Source: Briefly News