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New platform delivers style, practicality, driving enjoyment and safety – World Premiere of All-New Yaris

October 16, 2019

Toyota has unveiled a new-generation Yaris that delivers a step-change in the ride, handling and style of its most affordable model while debuting Toyota-first safety features including a centre airbag. Due in Australia mid next year, the all-new Yaris features a powerful, taut design that is more compact and sportier while introducing Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) philosophy to the compact-car segment. The new-generation Yaris sits on a newly developed TNGA platform and features responsive...

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Aaron Borg takes his first win in T86RS at Bathurst with victory in two races

October 14, 2019

Aaron Borg took his first win in the Toyota 86 Racing Series in superb style, winning two of the three races at Bathurst over the weekend. There was plenty of tight racing action and drama in the third round of the support category for the Supercars Championship, with series leader Tim Brook sliding into the wall at The Elbow, ending his race on Saturday afternoon on lap four and costing him valuable championship points. In...

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Stylish two-tone paint finish for top-of-the-range ZR versions

October 14, 2019

Toyota has updated its Corolla hatch with the addition of new safety and convenience features and cool new colourways providing owners with an improved driving experience. Priced from $23,3354 for the entry-level Ascent Sport petrol manual variant, the Corolla hatch gains a number of improvements including the latest multimedia system with Apple CarPlay®1 and Android Auto™2  compatibility standard across the range. Toyota Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said the upgrades to the Corolla hatch provided customers...

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Toyota to unveil a mobility vision of the future

October 11, 2019

Toyota is creating a revolutionary “mobility theme park” to enable people to experience a vision of the future at this month’s Tokyo Motor Show. The entertainment-filled theme park will advance the concept of motor-show presentations by displaying multiple forms of future mobility, including Toyota’s e-Palette. Toyota’s theme is “Play the Future”, based on the company’s vision of a future society of mobility centred on people. Toyota invites visitors to see, touch and enjoy what the...

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Artificial Intelligence Agent “Yui” delivers personalised driving experience

October 11, 2019

Toyota today announced the LQ, an innovative concept vehicle that leverages advanced technology to build an emotional bond between car and driver. LQ is equipped with automated driving capabilities and Yui, a powerful artificial intelligence-powered interactive agent designed to learn from the driver and deliver a personalised mobility experience. The futuristic concept adopts technology designed to provide safety, peace of mind, and a comfortable mobility experience, including an augmented reality head-up display and driver’s seat...

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Early glimpse of the new Mirai at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show

October 11, 2019

Toyota will take advanced zero-emission fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology to new heights when it previews the second-generation Mirai at this month’s Tokyo Motor Show. The concept car will provide an early glimpse of the advances Toyota is making across the board with the new Mirai in terms of technical excellence, dynamic performance and desirable design. Scheduled for launch in 2020 – initially in Japan, North America and Europe in areas supported by a refuelling...

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Autonomous Electric Toyota to Provide Mobility for Olympic Athletes

October 9, 2019

Toyota announced today it will supply up to 20 specially designed “Tokyo 2020 Version” e-Palette vehicles to support athlete mobility at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. The vehicles will operate in the automated, loop-line transportation Toyota will provide in the Olympic and Paralympic villages for athletes and related staff. Takahiro Muta, development leader for the unique version of the e-Palette for Tokyo 2020, said the battery-electric, automated vehicles have been adapted specifically for...

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Toyota Expands Availability of Advanced Safety

October 4, 2019

Toyota has introduced four new advanced safety features to its Fortuner range, including high-tech crash avoidance capability and technology to help drivers stay in the desired lane. The move means that Toyota vehicles representing 89.5 per cent1 of its sales are now available with these key features from the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced technologies. This includes 97 per cent of Toyota’s passenger cars and more than 85 per cent of its SUVs and its...

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Hybrid Powertrain Headlines upgread for Toyota C-HR

October 1, 2019

Toyota has extended the availability of its hybrid powertrain with the upgraded C-HR being the latest model to benefit from the refined, fuel-efficient drivetrain. The facelifted Toyota C-HR was unveiled in Europe today and will arrive in Australia in December with the new hybrid option to be offered in the biggest selling two-wheel drive (2WD) Koba variant, that makes up nearly half of all C-HR sales. In addition to the new powertrain option, the upgraded...

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Toyota Celebrates 60 years of Helping Build Australia

September 30, 2019

Toyota is celebrating 60 years of operations in Australia with 2019 marking the 60th anniversary of the first official imports of Toyota vehicles into the country by Thiess Toyota. In 1959, Thiess, a subsidiary of construction company Thiess Holdings, became the official Queensland distributor for Toyota commercial vehicles – making Australia the first official export market for the Japanese brand. To commemorate this proud heritage, Toyota Australia has embarked on a year-long social history project...

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