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How your car can keep you busy (and sane) during self-isolation

April 8, 2020

If, like us, you’re going a little loco spending all this extra (but very important!) time at home, you’re probably looking for ideas on how to keep busy and entertained. Remember, you don’t need to stick to inside your house – why not get out into the fresh air (even if it’s just your yard or driveway) and involve your vehicle too? Once you’ve exhausted the lego towers, pantry reorganisation and DIY projects, and when...

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Unprecedented demand for hybrid vehicles

March 6, 2020

Local sales of Toyota’s hybrid vehicles have soared to all-time records on the back of surging demand for their combination of performance and fuel-efficiency. Australian customers have bought a record 7,597 Toyota hybrids so far this year, a gain of 166 per cent over the same period last year, with hybrids accounting for more than half of all RAV4, Corolla and Camry sales. The hybrid tally so far in 2020 represents almost one-quarter of the...

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Toyota Prado Special Edition Horizon Dressed to Impress

March 6, 2020

Toyota has dressed up its top-of-the-range Prado SUV with the launch of a Prado Kakadu Horizon special edition featuring a number of exterior styling enhancements to give it a more elegant look. Among the new features for the Horizon special edition are a front bumper spoiler and spats for the rear bumper, chrome side moulding and chrome-accented mirror covers, metallic/pearl paint finish, clear rear combination lights and an exclusive Horizon badge. Inside, it gains two...

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Fake parts may look genuine, but do not offer the same quality assurance

March 3, 2020

Toyota Australia has succeeded in stopping a large body parts and panels supplier from importing, advertising and selling counterfeit grilles in contravention of Australian laws. Investigation and quick action by Toyota led to SSS Auto Parts withdrawing the counterfeit grilles from sale, offering a refund to purchasers, forfeiting remaining stock and paying compensation to Toyota. Toyota Australia’s Brand Protection Manager Fabiola Dos Santos said consumers could have been misled into believing the grilles were genuine,...

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Tips for buying a new car… Stress-free! Visit Torque Toyota at Albion or North Lakes

March 3, 2020

Perhaps your family has outgrown your current vehicle, or maybe you’ve just earned yourself a fancy upgrade? Whatever the case, when you’re in the market for a new car it can seem like a minefield – but it doesn’t have to. With a few tips and tricks from the experts, you can be saying a stress-free konnichiwa to your new wheels in no time at all! Here are our top tips to help make your...

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Range-topping Horizon based on 4.5-litre V8 turbo diesel LC200 Sahara

February 11, 2020

As Toyota continues to celebrate the 60th anniversary year of its formal establishment in Australia, it has launched the limited edition LandCruiser 200 Sahara Horizon. It features bespoke styling treatments including a unique grille with a dark finish, black headlight and smoked chrome front foglight surrounds, semi-aniline leather-accented seats with unique stitching and “LandCruiser” embossed into the backrest, and a black leather-accented heated steering wheel, with just 400 units to be made available. Toyota Australia...

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Road Safety a back to school essential

February 5, 2020

Toyota is encouraging drivers to take extra care on the roads as children return to school from the holiday break after results from its Big Fat Festive Safety Quiz, developed in conjunction with Road Safety Education Ltd, revealed that 40 per cent of respondents answered incorrectly when asked what time school zones operate. Road Safety Education Ltd (RSE) Program Director Greg Rappo said that as the new school year starts, now is an important time...

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New Year’s Resolutions: Make your wheels a priority for 2020

February 5, 2020

New year, new you… Am I right? January is that time when many of us like to start fresh with an ambitious list of New Year’s Resolutions. So, why should your vehicle miss out on the TLC? As we start the new decade, there’s never been a better time to make your wheels a priority. We’ve got all the tips to help extend your car’s life, save you money, and even just look and smell...

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Yaris hybrid on sale in May with leading fuel economy and safety technology

January 23, 2020

The all-new Yaris hybrid will be Toyota Australia’s most fuel-efficient car when it goes on sale in May. With a new 1.5-litre hybrid powertrain available in Yaris for the first time, the hybrid variants will offer an astounding official combined fuel consumption figure of just 3.3l/100km1. Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said the addition of the hybrid drivetrain to the Yaris range would not only benefit customers with lower fuel bills,...

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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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