From spring 2019, the project will move to Asia and embark on the final stage of the project, starting in the Middle East.
Toyota arrived at Toyota South Africa's Durban Plant last month, and so finished the Africa stage of its 5 Continents Drive Project. Launched in 2014, the project has now covered four of the world's continents. From spring 2019, the project will move to Asia and embark on the final stage of the project, starting in the Middle East.
In addition to Toyota employees, members from Suzuki, Hino and Toyota Auto Body also participated in the Africa stage of the project; a total of 76 people covered 10,600km over a period of two months. The team drove across Africa's diverse and wide-ranging roads, where they experienced first-hand the harsh conditions in which vehicles were used and listened to direct feedback from African customers.
As a result, team members were moved to consider what it meant to make 'ever-better cars', exchanged views with their colleagues, and devoted themselves to thinking about cars.