Category: Concept Cars

Toyota race towards Carbon Neutrality with Innovative Hydrogen Engine

November 14, 2021

Toyota’s development of a Corolla Sport racecar, powered by a hydrogen-fuelled internal combustion engine, takes another leap forward when it competes in its fourth endurance motorsport event this weekend. The car’s engineering team has successfully increased the innovative engine’s power and torque, while maintaining its fuel efficiency. The hydrogen powered Corolla Sport will compete in two three-hour races at the final round of the Super Taikyu motorsport series in Japan – Asia’s premier grassroots endurance...

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Partnership to help demonstrate the viability of zero emission fuel cell vehicles

May 31, 2021

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has become the country’s first organisation to lease the all-new Toyota Mirai FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicle), which uses hydrogen to power the car and emits only water vapour. The vehicle will be used for testing at CSIRO’s test hydrogen refuelling facility in Victoria, currently being developed. As part of its commitment to a sustainable future, Toyota Australia is importing 20 second-generation Mirai FCEVs to lease to progressive businesses and...

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Toyota ‘bZ’ – ‘beyond Zero’ – highlights Toyota’s commitment to carbon neutrality, and beyond

April 19, 2021

Toyota has revealed today at Shanghai Motor Show, the bZ4X Concept vehicle, the first featured as part of a global electrification strategy, with plans to expand the range in the future. Toyota has stated that there will be seven ‘bZ’ models to be launched globally by 2025, starting with the bZ4X. ‘bZ’ stands for ‘beyond Zero’, highlighting the direction of the company towards a range of future electrified powertrains, including BEV. Toyota Australia has today...

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Toyota aims at early 2020s for Autonomous EV Mobility Services

February 22, 2021

Toyota has outlined plans for its innovative e-Palette autonomous electric vehicles to provide practical on-demand transport services for customers in different markets and regions in the early 2020s. Working with a range of partners, the autonomous vehicles will be deployed at Toyota’s Woven City, a fully connected prototype city of tomorrow being built in the foothills of Mount Fuji in Japan. This real-world testing will pave the way for commercial operation in the next few...

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New-generation car introduces Racing Hybrid brand

January 15, 2021

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing begins a new era of endurance racing with the launch of its all-new GR010 HYBRID Le Mans Hypercar, which will compete in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The reigning world champions and three-time Le Mans winners will defend their titles against new manufacturer competitors using the racing version of Toyota’s upcoming hypercar road car. Team President Hisatake Murata said WEC participation under the new Racing Hybrid branding would enhance Toyota’s...

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Corolla Cross: Toyota’s best-selling car adopts Toyota’s SUV heritage

July 9, 2020

Toyota is expanding its industry-leading SUV line-up with a stylish Corolla-based vehicle that features raised ground clearance, dynamic performance and fuel-efficient hybrid technology. This global model has debuted today in Thailand where the vehicle will go on sale first. The Corolla Cross combines Toyota’s best-selling nameplate with Toyota’s strong heritage in small-car design and SUV engineering. Due in Australia in late 2022, Corolla Cross benefits from Toyota’s experience as a pioneer in recreational SUVs 25...

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Toyota Unveils the Car of the Future (…as imagined by Aussie Kids)

June 19, 2020

What does the car of the future look like through the eyes of Aussie kids? It’s the question Toyota posed in its annual Dream Car Art Contest and the answers came in more than 4700 imaginative, colourful and inspiring creations that addressed what kids of today see as some of the biggest issues facing society. Eight-year-old West Australian Claudia Fields, whose Nature Insect Car was judged the Australian winner, sought to address what she saw as a...

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Hybrid Power Features in Next-Generation Toyota Kluger

May 12, 2020

Toyota has confirmed the next-generation Kluger SUV will offer both hybrid and petrol engine options when it arrives in Australia in the first half of next year. The new seven-seat Kluger embraces a similar dual-powertrain strategy to that adopted by the Yaris Cross SUV due later this year and the latest-generation C-HR and RAV4. Toyota is the leader in both SUV and hybrid sales in Australia with the all-new Kluger expected to add to the...

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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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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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