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Toyota Woven City

Today is Mt. Fuji Day in Japan!

Being located at the base of Mt. Fuji, February 23 is an important day for Woven City. It’s been 2 years since we had a groundbreaking ceremony on that day.
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Great News to all Toyota Motorist and Parts Dealers!!!

Cfao Motors Zambia Limited is excited to announce that we will be having a “Parts Bonanza” where we will give massive discounts on various Toyota genuine parts at our Parts Freedom Way Shop on Freedom Way in Lusaka.

We invite all Toyota users to take note of the: following:
Venue: Freedom Way parts Shop
Saturday: 08:00hrs to 17:00hrs
Sunday: 08:00hrs to 15:00hrs

Yes, save the dates and make a move to our first ever massive discount at our Freedom Way Parts Shop. It’s about time we interact with our esteemed customers on a “grander discount massive moment”.

For more information simply call our direct line on 0971268005.


In order to cater for the growing demand for pre-owned vehicles and make it easy for customer to upgrade to new models, Cfao Motors Zambia Limited introduced a Trade-In Pragamme. This is limited to only those that bought vehicles from us and want to upgrade to any Toyota Model supplied in Zambia.


To qualify, the customer must meet the following requirements

  • One must own a Toyota model.
  • The Vehicle must not be more than 5 years old, with a verifaible service history from the franchised dealer.
  • The customers must be planning to replace the Traded-In vehicle immediately with a new one.
  • Cfao Motors Zambia Limited will carry out an evaluation before a Trade-In offer is made to the customer.
  • Once the customer accepts the Trade-In value, the Customer must then proceed to make payment of the difference based on the quotation of a new vehicle.
  • First cost of evaluation will be taken up by Cfao Motors Zambia Limited but if the evaluation expires and the Customer wants to carry out another evaluation then the customer will bear the cost.

For more information, contact our vehicle sales consultant on 0971268000 or visit any of our branches.

Strong Girls Strong Zambia – Building a Strong Nation, One Girl at a Time

CFAO Motors (Zambia) Limited in partnership with World Vision Zambia (WVZ) and ZANACO Bank Plc, under the Strong girls Strong Zambia project, will undertake an education project in Pemba District, Southern Province. This project is aimed at improving the learning environment for the children of Kanchomba Primary & Secondary School through key infrastructure development.

This education project will reach 800 girls as follows:

• 500 girls aged 12years to 18year that are still in school and at risk of getting married

• 300 girls that were either retrieved from early marriage or dropped out of school and wish to further their education.

 Through this partnership we aim to eradicate child marriages and incorporate more girls, from rural communities, into the education system. Speaking at the launch CFAO Motors (Zambia) Limited Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Dino Bianchi stated that, “CFAO is committed to uplifting rural education standards in Zambia, especially girl child school completion rates”. CFAO Motors (Zambia) Limited, operating as Toyota Zambia, has in the last 7 years funded infrastructure development of 6 schools, 5 with WVZ as its implementing partner.  These schools include James Corboy School in Mazabuka, Ndaiwala Basic School in Lundazi District, Nyasowe Primary School in Kalumbila District, Milando Primary School in Mungwi District, Hippo Pool Community School in Chingola, and we are currently finalizing a girls’ boarding house at Kapisha Basic School in Shiwang’andu”, he said.  

 CFAO Motors (Zambia) Limited in partnership with WVZ and ZANACO Bank plc will undertake the following projects at Kanchomba School in Pemba District:

• Construction of a 1×3 classroom block valued at ZMW 1,100,000

• Construction of an ablution block valued at ZMW700,000

• Provision of desks for the new classroom block as well as various reading materials.

Through this project, we not only seek to improve the infrastructure at the school, but also specifically aim to improve the Girl-Child school completion rate as this will help to improve the standing of women in our communities.

Shoichiro Toyoda, 1925-2023

Brussels, 14 February 2023 – It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing today of Toyota Motor Corporation Honorary Chairman Shoichiro Toyoda at the age of 97. Dr Toyoda, who was the son of the company’s founder Kiichiro Toyoda, began his career with Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in 1952 having earlier graduated from Nagoya University with a degree in engineering. He later earned an engineering doctorate, writing his thesis on the subject of fuel injection.

Dr Toyoda served in many posts during his long career in which automotive technology, quality control were primary emphases. He became managing director in 1961 and following promotions to senior managing director in 1967, and executive vice president in 1972, he was named president of Toyota’s sales organisation in 1981. Following the merger of the sales and production organisations in 1982 he became president of the newly integrated TMC, serving later as chairman of the board between 1992 and 1999. Dr Toyoda served on the board for 57 years and assumed the position of honorary chairman in 2009 until his death.

Dr Toyoda is the father of the current president and CEO, Akio Toyoda, his eldest son. The funeral service will be for close family members only. Toyota Motor Corporation will hold a farewell gathering at a later date.

Please refer to the download section for full profile of Dr Toyoda’s non-TMC posts, awards and citations.

Delighted Loyal Customer

It is with great pleasure that our delighted customers keep returning.
We will continue enhancing the trust which has been bestowed upon us by providing products and services that appeal to them.
Cfao Motors (Zambia) Limited extends gratitude for trusting us.
We wish our customer happy and safe rides.

Happy Valentine’s Eve…

We would like to inform our customers (ladies) that tomorrow, Valentine’s Day, we will give out mini chocolates to the first 50 ladies who walk in our showrooms, to appreciate the continuous support and the love rendered to us, directly or indirectly.

Congratulations to all our customers who took advantage of the 10% discount being offered during this month of Love, on all contracts signed from the 1st of February 2023 to date.

Once again, happy Valentine’s Eve.

Valentine’s Special Offer, Corolla Quest and Corolla Cross

The month of February is all about special offers, showing and sharing love.

We are happy to inform our customers that the brand-new Corolla Quest and Corolla Cross is being offered at 10% discount if contract is signed between today the 1st of February 2023 and the 15th February 2023. Take advantage of this special offer and gift yourself or your loved one any of these beautiful models.

Make the most out of this month and enjoy the month of love with us!
For more information call us on 0978403194



Hino continued with its amazing run of finishing in the gruelling Dakar Rally when a fourwheel drive 600 Series with a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain finished 10th in the 45th running of the world’s toughest motor sport event, which took place in Saudi Arabia from 31st December 2022 to 15th January 2023

Interestingly, Hino was again the only Japanese truck manufacturer to enter this demanding two-week event which included far more daunting sand dunes than ever before which took a heavy toll on competitors.

The singleton Hino, entered by the Hino Sugawara Team with its all-Japanese crew of Teruhito Sugawara (driver), Hirokazu Somemiya (co-driver) and Yuji Mochizuki (mechanic), finished 10th out of an original field of 56 trucks. It also won the class for trucks with engines under 10 litres in capacity.

This was Teruhito Sugawara’s 23rd Dakar Rally, 16 of them as a driver and five as co-driver to his father. He has now won the under 10-litre class 14 times. His highest position was taking second place in 2001.

Hino has taken part in every Dakar Rally since 1991 with a best result being a clean sweep of the first three positions overall in 1997. The reliability record it has built up over 31 Dakar Rallies is that at least one Hino has finished the rally each year it has taken part. This year’s entry was a much-improved version of the Hino diesel-electric hybrid truck that raced in the 2022 Dakar Rally where it finished 22nd on debut.

The truck is a bonneted 600 Series, the type sold in North America. Under the skin it is similar to the four-wheel drive version of the 500 Series, which has been a strong seller in South Africa for many years.

As earlier alluded, the just ended Dakar Rally started in Sea Camp on the shores of the Red Sea and lasted for sixteen (16) days in Damman on the other side of the Arabian Peninsula. The route of 8 549 km included 4 706 km of timed special stages, made up of a prologue and then 14 days of racing.


Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and his French co-driver, Mathieu Baumel, successfully defended the Dakar title they won for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) in 2022, when they brought their GR DKR Hilux T1+ over the finish line of the final stage of Dakar 2023 on 15 January. The pair lost 5min 41sec to the stage winners, but that hardly mattered, as they sealed the overall victory with a winning margin of 1hr 20min 49sec.

The final stage of Dakar 2023 was a 136km-long test that started from the bivouac at Al-Hofuf. Competitors had to complete a short liaison of 167km before taking on Stage 14, which was then followed by a final liaison of 100km to the finish podium in the coastal city of Dammam.

For Nasser, this was his fifth win in the Dakar Rally, while Mathieu’s tally is now four victories. The pair have won three times for Toyota, with the latest victories coming in a back-to-back display of quality, durability and reliability for the Japanese manufacturer. The pair took over the lead of the event on Stage 2, and never relinquished that position.

Giniel de Villiers, who completed his twentieth consecutive Dakar Rally when he crossed the finish line near Dammam, ended the rally in 4th place in the overall standings. This result brings his total number of Top 5 finishes to 15, including one victory in 2009. The South African has only finished outside the Top 10 on one occasion, and his performance in the 2023 Dakar Rally underscores the toughness and tenacity of one of the Dakar Rally’s true veteran racers. Together with co-driver Dennis Murphy, Giniel finished this year’s 45th edition of the rally 2hr 31min 12sec in arrears.

Dakar 2023 will long be remembered by Henk Lategan and co-driver Brett Cummings as a race that could have turned out very differently for them. They moved as high as 2nd place in the overall standings, before two setbacks pushed them down the order. The pair showed great pace throughout the rally, and will be hoping for a truer reflection of their speed in future editions. Even so, they finished in 5th place overall, less than 5min behind their teammates in fourth.

Toyota dominated the Dakar 2023 results, with the works TGR crews finishing 1st, 4th and 5th. A privately entered Toyota Hilux T1+ in the hands of the young Brazilian, Lucas Moraes, added to the Japanese manufacturer’s tally, by finishing in third place overall. This was Lucas’ first attempt at the Dakar Rally, though he had an experienced co-driver in the form of Timo Gottschalk beside him in the car.

In terms of the 2023 World Rally-Raid Championship, of which the Dakar Rally was the opening round, Nasser and Mathieu amassed a total of 85 points. This means they trail the log leaders by just two points after Round 1 of the five-round championship. Toyota is in 2nd place in the Manufacturers’ championship, just a single point behind the leaders. The next race is the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, which takes place during the last week of February.

Glyn Hall, TGR Dakar Team Principal: “What a day for our entire team! Winning Dakar is something memorable, but winning the world’s toughest race twice in a row is simply extraordinary. My sincere thanks to every member of our team, every one of our sponsors and, of course, our drivers and co-drivers, who delivered a stunning result. I’m really proud of our GR DKR Hilux T1+, which has proven yet again that it is reliable and durable enough to not only complete the world’s roughest automotive race, but to do so two years in a row.”

Alain Dujardyn, TGR W2RC Team Principal: “I would like to start by thanking all three our race crews wholeheartedly. To Nasser and Mathieu; Giniel and Dennis; and Henk and Brett, my sincere thanks for your relentless efforts from the opening stage. Your dedication to defending our title ensured that the Dakar trophy has come to TOYOTA GAZOO Racing once again. Today’s Dakar Rally victory was a massive step in our W2RC journey. The points for overall victory cannot be underestimated, especially given the fierceness of this championship. As with the Dakar itself, we’re looking to defend our title in the W2RC, and while we leave from Saudi Arabia trailing our nearest competitors by a small margin, we are confident that we will be able to put up a good fight during the remainder of the year.”

Nasser Al-Attiyah: “This in amazing feeling! I have to thank so many people, starting with every member of our team. It was a tough two weeks, but to be able to come back and defend our title is fantastic! I’m really proud of our GR DKR Hilux T1+, and to win the race three times with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is truly something special.”

Giniel de Villiers: “The Dakar is always full of challenges, and we certainly had our share of challenges this year. Of course, it could’ve been better for us, but then many competitors can probably say the same. It would have been nice to be on the podium, but overall, as a manufacturer, Toyota has every reason to be proud. I think this result has just proven the reliability of the Hilux once again, and we again managed to showcase this amazing car in Saudi Arabia this year.”

Henk Lategan: “Dakar 2023 has been a rollercoaster for us. It has been a tough two weeks for us, with some extremely good days; but also some disappointing ones. It does feel good to be in the Top 5 after such a tough Dakar, and I think they’ve thrown everything at us this year. With that in mind, it feels fantastic to be at the end of the race, and while we’ll always wonder what might have been, we are very happy to bring the car home in a good position.”

DAKAR 2023: Final Standings


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