2021.02.18 News

Toyota Urban Cruiser                     - Go find your fun with the ALL new SUV from Toyota

Toyota will start the sales of the Urban Cruiser, a new compact SUV model, launching from February in Africa.

The Positioning

The Urban Cruiser, newly added to Toyota’s model lineup meets the growing needs for SUVs in the African market. Built to be a fun, affordable and compact cross-over vehicle, the Urban Cruiser has been designed to play in the city during the week, while taking you on your next adventure over weekends.


Exterior Design

The Urban Cruiser features rugged-urban-styling complete with a raised stance, textured side and wheel-arch moldings. The front features a large radiator grille along two horizontal slats with Toyota insignia, chrome accent strips and LED projector headlamps.

The side profile continues the ‘squared-off’ look, with short overhangs that are further accentuated by the black wheel moldings flowing into the lower bumper sections.

Moving to the rear, large rectangular taillights are complimented by a large tailgate garnish embossed with Urban Cruiser.


Interior Design

The key characteristics of the interior design is to offer a comfortable space with excellent ergonomics and great exterior visibility.

The seats are black fabric and the rest of the interior is finished off in hard-wearing black. Large door pockets provide convenient storage spaces.


Engine & Performance

The Urban Cruiser is powered by 1.5 liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine delivering 77kW and 138 Nm.

Two transmission choices are on offer, a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic, country dependent.

Safety & Security

The safety and security specs include ABS, EBD, side protection beams, driver and passenger airbags and ISOFIX. An alarm and immobilizer system are also included in all models.


Displayed vehicle is only available as a right hand drive. For details of grade, specification, and price, please kindly contact the distributor in your country.

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2021.01.25 News

Toyota Uganda received a visit from UNHCR

Toyota Uganda received a visit of Ms. Takashima from UNHCR on December 15th 2020, with regard to the support for UNHCR from Toyota Tsusho.

Toyota Tsusho decided to support UNHCR, sympathizing with their philosophy to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution.

This support includes in-kind contribution of spare parts and face shields to UNHCR Representations in Cameroon, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

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2020.11.17 News

All New Corolla Cross, A New Journey – Toyota Corolla Cross







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2020.11.02 News

Toyota Tsusho Acquires License for Vehicle Assembly Business in Ghana - A first for a Japanese company -

Toyota Tsusho Corporation (“Toyota Tsusho”) announces today that it established TOYOTA TSUSHO MANUFACTURING GHANA CO. LIMITED (“TTMG”), a vehicle production company, and acquired a license for a vehicle assembly business, a first for a Japanese company in Ghana.

The planned production capacity of the new plant is 1,300 units annually, and the plant is slated to conduct SKD* production of the Toyota Hilux pickup truck. The new plant will be constructed in Tema (30 km from the capital city of Accra) at an investment cost of approximately 7 million US dollars, and there are plans to hire approximately 50 new employees. Preparations are underway to commence operations in mid-2021.

Toyota Tsusho assumed all business and operations in Africa from Toyota Motor Corporation in January 2019 and has been reinforcing initiatives in Africa. With the establishment of TTMG, Toyota Tsusho Group will have vehicle production sites in five African countries following Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, and Rwanda. In addition to engaging in the automobile sales business, Toyota Tsusho will perform local production tailored to market needs, contributing to the development of the automobile industry in Africa.

This project is being implemented pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding regarding a partnership for the development of the automotive industry executed by Toyota Tsusho and the government of Ghana at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), which was held in Yokohama in August 2019.

■  Overview of TTMG

Company Name



Tema, Republic of Ghana


USD 3 million


Toyota Tsusho 100%


President Akira Yamada


June 2020

Business Description

Automobile assembly and production

Business License

Acquired October 2020

Production Vehicles

Toyota Hilux

Production Volume

1,300 units/year

Start of Production

Mid-2021 (planned)

* Semi knock-down. A simple method of vehicle assembly that requires only the tightening of bolts and the like, unlike complete knock-down (CKD) production.

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2020.09.01 News

A Star is Born - Toyota Starlet

Toyota will start the sales of the Starlet, a new compact hatchback model, launching from September and progressively being introduced into 47 countries in Africa. The Positioning The small passenger car segment is growing steadily throughout the African Market, increasing individual customer demand. The Starlet will be an entry model in Toyota’s lineup, with good performance and affordable pricing. The Starlet offers a modern exterior design, spacious interior and enhanced specifications. Modern Exterior The exterior design follows a classic hatchback profile, with a short, downward-sloping nose and rounded-off rear hatch. A v-shaped front grille with centrally-mounted Toyota insignia are joined by two vertically arranged headlamps with chrome inlay. The side profile features contour-following upper and lower crease lines which creates a sense of motion. Prominent wheel arches give the Starlet a sure-footed stance. The rear design centres around the large LED tail lamps featuring a red and clear colour scheme. These are joined by a trapezoidal indent in the lower bumper section. The overall result is a compact and striking design. Interior Design The interior layout prioritizes spaciousness and ergonomics without compromising on flair. The centre hang-down section neatly groups the ventilation, infotainment and climate control switchgear. Contour lines create a feeling of unison with the exterior design. A chunky three-spoke steering wheel incorporates steering switches. Engine & Performance Powering the Starlet is a 1.4-litre DOHC four-cylinder engine. The engine exhibits responsive and reactive characteristics that make light work of the daily commute. Power outputs are 68kW @ 6000 rpm and 130Nm @ 4200 rpm. Two transmission choices are on offer, a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic, all driving the front wheels. Safety & Security All Starlet models come well equipped with safety and security equipment which include active electronic aids such as ABS, EBD, and Brake Assist (BA). For details of grade, specification, and price, please kindly contact the distributor in your country. Reference: Main specifiations Length (mm) : 3,995 Width (mm) : 1,745 Height (mm) : 1,470 Seating Capacity : 5 Engine : K14B(1.4 liter) Displacement (cc) : 1,373 Maximum output (kW / rpm) : 68 / 6,000 Maximum torque (Nm / rpm) : 130 / 4,200 Transmission : 4-speed Automatic Transmission, 5-speed Manual Transmission

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