Toyota Throws Cat Among the Pigeons with New 165kW Hilux GR Model for Mzansi

Toyota Throws Cat Among the Pigeons with New 165kW Hilux GR Model for Mzansi

  • A new muscular Hilux model has been unveiled by Toyota, the GR-S for R865 400
  • It has the familiar 2.8 GD diesel engine up to 165kW and 550Nm, which is impressive
  • It has GR-S elements on the outside and even rides on huge 17-inch wheels

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The first GR-S Hilux was launched in South Africa, and it's a genuine performance bakkie.

The GR-S Hilux features bespoke styling upgrades and, most importantly, more power from Toyota. Image: Motorpress
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According to Motorpress, it is powered by a 2.8-litre diesel engine with 165kW and 550Nm.

In terms of styling, the GR-S sets itself apart with

Sleek turbocharged Hatch: Volkswagen Taigo 1,0 TSI DSG R Line Driven in South Africa

Briefly News reported that Volkswagen's local lineup has changed dramatically over the last five to seven years. A slew of sedans like the CC, Passat, Jetta, and Arteon. Only the Polo sedan clings to life.

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During that time, VW has grown fond of the letter 'T', as it introduced the T-Cross, Tiguan AllSpace, T-Roc, and most recently, the Taigo, Motorpress reports. Briefly News Car & Tech Editor Sean Parker drove the latter at its local launch in Johannesburg. VW head of Group Communications Andile Dlamini spoke exclusively to Briefly News. It said the brand is excited to launch the new model in South Africa with its 'Taigo Junction' event for customers. The Taigo is based on the same platform as the popular Polo and is placed between the entry-level T-Cross and snazzy T-RoUnfortunately, pricing starts at R429 900, and only the 85kW 1,0-litre engine is available to a seven-speed DSG. The flagship R-Line model will set one back R486 000. The R-Line sets itself apart from the rest of the range with a high-gloss front bumper and longitudinal air intake bars.

Up in the Highveld, the engine struggled to make an impression on me, but there's no denying frugality is a redeeming feature. The noise, vibration, and harshness levels were excellent on our drive from Gauteng to the Free State. The Taigo's cosseted ride quality played to the tune of a fuss-free driving style rather than aggressive throttle inputs. It's not going to win any awards for steering feel when cornering, but rather, the rack is set up for easy maneuvering in tight spaces.

Source: Briefly News

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