Toyota Unveils Hydrogen Powertrain Technology for Pilot Program in Australia

November 10, 2023

Toyota has unveiled a prototype HiAce powered by a hydrogen-fuelled internal combustion engine that will undergo a customer pilot program starting in Australia later this month. The new powertrain technology, offering ultra-low CO2 tailpipe emissions, is the latest step in Toyota’s global multi-pathway approach to decarbonisation that also includes significant investments in carbon-neutral fuels as well as hybrid-electric, plug-in hybrid-electric, battery-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles. The prototype Hydrogen HiAce will be driven in real-world conditions by ...

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AMPOL, Hyundai Australia, Pacific Energy and Toyota Australia Join Forces to Develop Hydrogen Refuelling Infrastructure

October 30, 2023

Ampol, Hyundai Australia, Pacific Energy and Toyota Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to jointly develop hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. The agreement brings together the four like-minded companies that are all leading proponents of Australia’s growing hydrogen economy and demonstrates a commitment to work together to build a more sustainable future. Both Hyundai and Toyota currently have fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) fleets operating in Australia today, while Ampol and Pacific Energy are heavily...

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Toyota Awarded Roy Morgan Most Trusted Automotive Brand for Second Consecutive Year

October 30, 2023

**Toyota recognised as Most Trusted Automotive Brand by respected research firm Roy Morgan** **Toyota also ranked in the top 10 most trusted brands in Australia**   Toyota has been acknowledged by the broader Australian public as the most trusted automotive brand for the second year running according to independent market research expert Roy Morgan. Roy Morgan’s research asked a random cross-section of nearly 25,000 Australians to name, without prompting, brands they trust and distrust with...

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Toyota Australia Recalls Kluger Vehicles Due to Front Bumper Cover

October 26, 2023

Toyota Australia has today announced that it will initiate a safety recall involving Kluger vehicles produced between March 2021 to early August 2023. There are approximately 29,900 vehicles involved in the Australian market. The involved vehicles are equipped with a resin front lower bumper cover assembly, connected with mounting tabs. If there is minor impact to the lower front bumper cover assembly that causes the mounting tabs to detach from the vehicle during normal operation,...

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Toyota Set To Assemble and Distribute Stationary Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Generators GEH2® in Australia

October 19, 2023

Toyota Australia is set to significantly expand its role in the growing hydrogen economy after signing contracts with French sustainable energy solutions provider EODev (Energy Observer Developments) to assemble and distribute its stationary hydrogen fuel cell power generators GEH2® in Australia. Through this partnership, Toyota Australia will invest $3.27 million to assemble EODev’s GEH2® power generators at its former manufacturing facility at Altona in Melbourne from the first quarter of 2024. Toyota will also become...

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Toyota Australia Recalls C-Hr Vehicles Due to High Pressure Fuel Pump

October 18, 2023

Toyota Australia has today announced that it will initiate a safety recall involving C-HR petrol variants produced between October 2019 and March 2023 (inclusive). There are approximately 14,480 vehicles involved in the Australian market. The involved vehicles are equipped with a high pressure fuel pump. The fuel pump has a plunger that moves down in a cylinder to create a vacuum, which brings in fuel through a fuel inlet control valve and up in the...

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Toyota Camry Hybrid: Order Pause

October 17, 2023

Toyota Australia has paused order-taking for Camry hybrid variants due to extraordinary demand that has seen 90 per cent of customers of the popular mid-size sedan opt for the petrol-electric models. Despite substantially improved supply since May across most of Toyota’s new-vehicle range, including Camry hybrid, the broad appeal and high level of orders for these fuel-efficient cars has resulted in customer wait times remaining above two years. Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and...

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Toyota Wins Arc Manufacturers’ Title After Adelaide Hills Victory

October 16, 2023

Toyota has won the Manufacturers’ Championship title in the Australian Rally Championship (ARC) following a 1-2 victory by the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Australia (TGRA) Rally Team in the penultimate round in Adelaide over the weekend. Lewis Bates and co-driver Anthony Mcloughlin narrowly took the win in the Adelaide Hills Rally ahead of teammates Harry Bates and Coral Taylor to clinch the Manufacturer’s title for Toyota. The final round of the 2023 ARC season will again...

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Upgraded Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series Range Touches Down in November

October 13, 2023

Toyota Australia has announced pricing and specification for the upgraded LandCruiser 70 Series range, with the venerable workhorse arriving in Australian showrooms in November priced from $75,600 plus on-road costs1 for the 76 Series WorkMate wagon. Along with enhancements to exterior styling, comfort and convenience features, and safety technology, the 70 Series introduces a six-speed automatic transmission for the first time, teamed to the tried-and-tested 1GD four-cylinder 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine which has also been upgraded to...

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Fully Electric Hilux Achieves Milestone in Australia

October 12, 2023

Toyota Australia has marked another milestone in its progress towards zero tailpipe emissions with its local engineers and selected industry partners given the opportunity to evaluate the company’s first fully electric battery-powered HiLux prototype1. The one-off technology showcase was entrusted to the local company’s renowned vehicle evaluation team for confirmation drives. Several large-volume HiLux customers and other valued clients were also asked to put the vehicle through its paces and provide their feedback. Toyota Motor...

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