In addition to Toyota employees, members from SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION, Hino Motors Ltd., and TOYOTA AUTO BODY Co., Ltd. also participated in the Africa stage of the project; a total of 76 people covered 10,600 kilometers 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.


Team 1: Around 25 DAYS, starting August 27 through September 20.

Team 2: Around 24 DAYS, starting October 9 through NOVEMBER 1.


10,600km in total across the following countries.

Team 1: Durban, Arusha, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Dar Es Salaam, Kitwe, Lusaka, Kafue, Victoria Falls, Kasane, Francistown, Bulawayo, Masvingo, Musina, Phalaborwa, Nelspruit and Johannesburg.

Team 2: Durban, Windhoek, Swakopmund, Sesriem, Lüderitz, Keetmanshoop, Springbok, Clanwilliam, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth, Graaff-Reinet, KimberleyBloemfontein, Maseru, Afrisk and Sani Pass.

Vehicles involved

Fortuner, LC200, Prado, Hilux DC, Ford Ranger, Rav4, Corolla, Quest.


Toyota, Suzuki, Hino Motors and Toyota Auto Body organize a mixed team of about 80 employees



2018 5 continents drive project