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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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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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