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Inspired by Motorsport, Engineered for theRoad

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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All-New Corolla Sedan offers Style, Safety and a Hybrid first…

October 31, 2019

Toyota will launch the stylish all-new Corolla sedan in late November with a new hybrid powertrain option, improved driving dynamics and ride comfort, a comprehensive suite of driver assistance safety features, and the latest generation multimedia system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said with the new generation Corolla sedan, Toyota had aligned pricing, grades, features and powertrain options with the Corolla hatch to simplify the...

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Are you Summer Ready? Get you vehicle into shape with Torque

October 24, 2019

Summer in Australia can only mean one thing: it’s road-trip season, and so many of us load up our cars and head north (or south, or anywhere) in search of quiet beaches or unspoiled campsites where we can while away the balmy evenings with a barbecue and touch of backyard cricket. It’s fun to think about, isn’t it? What’s less fun to think about, though, is your vehicles safety maintenance, which ranks somewhere between dental...

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Toyota Shows a Serious Future Can Be Fun

October 23, 2019

Hitch up your britches and climb aboard: Toyota is creating serious – and seriously fun – mobile solutions for the future that may even include riding on a broomstick! The global carmaker has turned science fiction into fact at this week’s Tokyo motor show with a “future shock” display of next-generation vehicles and mobility devices equipped with cutting-edge technologies. The avant-garde display confirms Toyota’s plans to expand its impressive track record of producing cars, SUVs...

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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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