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TORQUE TOYOTA GR CAR SHOW

April 21, 2021

A car capable of winning the WRC, but for driving every day? Sounds too good to be true, right! Enter, the all-new GR Yaris Rallye. From Toyota’s Gazoo Racing brand – which has revitalised Toyota’s passion for exhilarating performance and racing without compromising on world-class safety – this highly anticipated track-ready sports car makes its Australian debut next month. With just 200 Rallyes released in Australia, Torque has only been able to snap one up...

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MEET THE TEAM: Our North Lakes Business Manager, Laurence Hutton

April 21, 2021

What does an empty mug and a problem have in common? Both can be solved by coffee, along with our amazing North Lakes Business Manager, Laurence Hutton! That’s right, Laurence is Torque’s resident coffee connoisseur / problem solver / finance expert – and boy has he got some great insights when it comes to financing vehicles. Laurence has earned his stripes in the automotive industry, having started out his career as a mechanic, through to...

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Toyota ‘bZ’ – ‘beyond Zero’ – highlights Toyota’s commitment to carbon neutrality, and beyond

April 19, 2021

Toyota has revealed today at Shanghai Motor Show, the bZ4X Concept vehicle, the first featured as part of a global electrification strategy, with plans to expand the range in the future. Toyota has stated that there will be seven ‘bZ’ models to be launched globally by 2025, starting with the bZ4X. ‘bZ’ stands for ‘beyond Zero’, highlighting the direction of the company towards a range of future electrified powertrains, including BEV. Toyota Australia has today...

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More Hybrids, Safety and Style for Facelifted Toyota Camry

April 15, 2021

Toyota has launched a more stylish, safer facelifted Camry with a revised range that offers a hybrid powertrain in every grade, including the sporty Camry SX for the first time. The new range reflects the ever-growing demand for Toyota’s petrol-electric hybrid models that help deliver on its commitment to a sustainable future while offering customers lower running costs. The 160kW 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain is now offered in the entry-level Ascent, Ascent Sport, SX sports model...

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Toyota Launches All-New Mirai with Extended Lease Program

April 13, 2021

Toyota has launched the all-new Mirai in an extended demonstration program that will see 20 examples leased by pioneering organisations and businesses. Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said Toyota was a firm believer that hydrogen fuel cell technology could play a central role in reducing emissions and it was committed to helping drive towards a cleaner society. “When we launched the Prius hybrid 20 years ago, we started a...

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Hybrid Headlines All-New Toyota Kluger: More stylish, safer, larger and more technologically advanced

April 13, 2021

Toyota is continuing to drive towards an ever more fuel-efficient and environmentally conscious lineup with all-new Kluger, due to arrive here in June, becoming the eighth model in the Toyota range to feature a hybrid drivetrain. In addition to offering a hybrid drivetrain for the first time in Kluger in Australia, the new model features a stylish family-friendly design, and significantly improved safety and advanced technology giving it a more premium ambience. Toyota Australia Vice...

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MEET THE TEAM: Fleet Account Manager, Connor Battersby

April 13, 2021

Connor Battersby may be the ‘new guy’ here at Torque Toyota Albion, but he’s certainly no stranger to the automotive industry! Connor joined us from Toowoomba Toyota in January, and as our new Fleet Account Manager, it already feels like he’s been here forever. From his expertise in business fleet, to his cheeky new ritual of wishing our Retail team (who of course work Saturdays) a ‘great weekend’ when he leaves on a Friday – we...

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Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia takes 1-2 Victory in Canberra in GR Yaris AP4

April 12, 2021

The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Australia (TGRA) rally team completely dominated the first round of the Australian Rally Championship (ARC) in Canberra with Harry Bates and co-driver John McCarthy taking victory after winning 11 of the 14 special stages in the competition debut of the all-new GR Yaris AP4. Younger brother Lewis Bates and co-driver Anthony Mcloughlin – also driving a new GR Yaris AP4 – won the other three stages making it a clean sweep...

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TOYOTA GR YARIS RALLYE: READY TO HIT THE TRACK

April 8, 2021

Toyota has launched its track-ready GR Yaris Rallye, taking the high-performance sports car to a new level of exhilarating performance. Building on the proven credentials of the 200kW GR Yaris three-door hatch, the new Rallye edition introduces lightweight components and performance parts, specifically designed for drivers who want to experience a higher level of performance. Key upgrades include circuit-tuned GR suspension, Torsen®1 limited-slip differentials on the front and rear axles, an ultra-light high-performance wheel-and-tyre package, and...

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MEET THE TEAM: North Lakes Sales Consultant, Amy Mawn

April 6, 2021

Here at Torque Toyota, we pride ourselves on being one big family – and that is inclusive of our staff and our guests! Amy Mawn is one of the first team members you may get to know when you walk into our North Lakes dealership, where she’s been our Sales Consultant for almost eight years. We guess you could call Amy the ‘connector’ as, from that first moment on, you are welcomed into the Torque...

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