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New Toyota GR Yaris: A Rally Car for the Road

January 11, 2020

The world premiere of Toyota’s rally-inspired GR Yaris has revealed a pure performance car born from Toyota’s title-winning experience in the World Rally Championship (WRC). Forged from success in the heat of competition, the Toyota GR Yaris brings motorsport technology and design directly to the world of the road car. Powered by a new 200kW/370Nm1 three-cylinder turbocharged engine, the GR Yaris benefits from the design and engineering skills of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) and Tommi Mäkinen...

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Owners of Toyota Hybrids to save millions

January 8, 2020

Australian motorists who bought a Toyota hybrid vehicle last year are expected to make combined savings of more than $11 million and prevent almost 20,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) entering the atmosphere during 20201. Toyota’s Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said these financial and environmental savings were available over the next 12 months to owners of the 27,846 Toyota hybrid vehicles sold in 2019. Mr Hanley said the calculations were based on...

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Top ten tips for your roadtrips with kids…

December 23, 2019

As we launch into the holiday season, here’s a topic that could make any parent shudder: Driving long distances with the kids. Children are unpredictable, and, let’s face it – patience is not their forte. So, if the thought of packing your young family into the car these Christmas holidays is slightly terrifying, you’re not alone. But we’ve got you covered. Here are our Top 10 tried and tested tips that will have you mastering...

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Encouraging Kids to Unleash their creativity these school holidays

December 20, 2019

Toyota Australia is encouraging aspiring engineers, designers and creative thinkers to let their imaginations run wild these school holidays and create an image of their fantasy car to enter the 2020 Dream Car Art Contest. The annual global contest, now in its 14th year, calls on aspiring artists to unleash their creativity and paint or draw their vision of a car for the future. Children can enter in one of three age categories – under 8...

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How good a Driver are you?

December 19, 2019

TOP TEN TIPS TO STAY SAFE THIS SUMMER Safety starts with your car Having your vehicle serviced and safety checked before any long-distance trip is always a good idea however there are many things you can check yourself to ensure that you arrive safely at your destination. Always check that your tyres (including the spare) are in good condition with adequate tread and correct pressure.  Also have a quick look that your headlights, flashes and...

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Inspired by Motorsport, Engineered for the Road

December 13, 2019

An all-new rally-inspired sports car, the Toyota GR Yaris, will make its international debut at next month’s Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan. The GR Yaris incorporates advanced technologies, knowledge and experience learned from Toyota’s title-winning participation in the World Rally Championship (WRC) where it competes under the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) banner. The GR Yaris will be the second pure sports-car model to be launched globally by TGR, following last year’s return of the legendary...

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Top Award for the Most Affordable Hybrid RAV4 SUV

November 22, 2019

Toyota’s most affordable hybrid RAV4 is the best new vehicle available on the Australian market, according to judges of the prestigious Drive Car of the Year Awards. The hybrid RAV4 – also named the best mid-size SUV – won the Drive award ahead of 19 other category winners, three of which were also Toyota vehicles. It is the third headline media award for Toyota’s all-new RAV4 in recent weeks. A second Toyota hybrid, a top-of-the-line...

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Toyota dominates Australia’s Best Cars Awards with Five Wins

November 15, 2019

Toyota has dominated the annual Australia’s Best Cars Awards taking home the top award for the best car in five of the 13 categories. The Corolla Ascent Sport, Camry Ascent Sport Hybrid, RAV4 GXL Hybrid, Supra GTS and HiLux SR5 were all named as the best in class in the national motoring awards run by Australia’s motoring clubs. RACV Senior Motoring Journalist and Australia’s Best Cars judge Tim Nicholson said Toyota was a deserving winner...

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Toyota Land Cruiser Club (TLCC) of Australia celebrates 50-year anniversary

November 8, 2019

Australia’s largest 4WD, recreation and social club, the Toyota Land Cruiser Club (TLCC) of Australia has turned 50, marking the occasion with a celebratory dinner in Sydney last week. Established by a small group of enthusiastic Toyota LandCruiser owners on 24 October 1969, the Club’s first ever meeting took place with just 13 attendees. Now, 50 years later, the TLCC has grown to about 3000 individual members whose passion for the brand has ensured its...

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Toyota Introduces Apple Carplay / Android Auto on Select Vehicles

November 1, 2019

Owners of select Toyota vehicles will be able to enjoy the convenience and functionality of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ with Toyota Australia’s roll out of the smartphone mirroring technology now underway. Over the course of the past month, Toyota has upgraded its multimedia systems for Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility in new model Prius, Corolla hatch, Camry, and the all-new Granvia launched in October. Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing, Sean Hanley said the availability of...

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