Category: Safety

Turbocharged Performance and Connected Services rise the bar for Toyota Kluger

January 5, 2023

One of Australia’s best-loved family SUVs, the Toyota Kluger, has gained a multitude of improvements to safety, technology and performance for its arrival in local showrooms in January, 2023. Priced from $49,720 plus on-road costs1 for the GX 2WD petrol, the updated Kluger features a new 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that replaces the existing 3.5-litre V6 on all non-hybrid grades. Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the Kluger...

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Toyota Hilux Rogue taken to new heights

December 4, 2022

Toyota’s updated HiLux Rogue flagship pick-up is set to arrive in local showrooms in October, sporting significant mechanical upgrades that improve both on- and off-road performance. The upgraded HiLux Rogue will be priced from $70,200 plus on-road costs1, meaning the upgraded suspension, brakes and body enhancements will be offered to customers with no price increase. Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the upgraded HiLux Rogue would provide customers with...

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Toyota boosts safety, increases payload for Iconic LandCruiser 70 Series

June 6, 2022

Toyota is set to upgrade its iconic workhorse 4WD LandCruiser 70 Series with improvements to safety technology and an increase in gross vehicle mass (GVM), offering greater payload. Due to arrive in November of 2022, the upgraded LandCruiser 70 Series pickup and wagon range benefits from the addition of a pre-collision safety system incorporating autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection1. This builds upon the already extensive safety technology that includes anti-lock braking, traction...

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Toyota Connected Services delivers greater functionality

March 9, 2022

Toyota has expanded the availability and functionality of its advanced Toyota Connected Services1 (TCS) technology, delivering greater peace of mind and enhanced convenience to even more customers. The new TCS convenience features are now available on the all-new LandCruiser 300 Series, HiLux, Fortuner, Yaris Cross, Camry, Granvia, and HiAce. All the new features and functionality have been developed and extensively tested for each specific model. Toyota Connected Services, which offers safety features including automatic collision...

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Toyota Boosts Style and Safety for Landcruiser Prado

July 8, 2021

Toyota has improved the safety and styling of its best-selling LandCruiser Prado large SUV range, introducing new active safety technology on lower variants while boosting the visual appeal of the family off-roader. Following a comprehensive update in August 2020, the Prado has been further upgraded, with additional advanced safety features that were previously reserved for higher-grade variants. Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the safety of all Toyota customers...

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Travel with Your Dog in Your Car

February 23, 2021

10 Tips to Travel with Your Dog in Your Car Weekends and holidays are times for family fun, and if you have a dog, chances are you consider them part of the family and want to bring them along too! Whether it’s a short jaunt to the beach or a longer road trip, here are 10 tips for how to keep your dog safe in the car when you’re travelling. 1. Get them used to...

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The real reasons you need to change your engine oil…

February 1, 2021

Vegemite doesn’t lubricate engines. (Well, duh? I hear you saying). Okay, wait – let us share the whole story. Torque Toyota’s Senior Service Advisor, Shane Donaldson, is our resident expert on quite a few things – including educating our guests on the importance of changing their engine oil. When Shane first started talking about Vegemite a little while back, it made us all a little hungry! Then he elaborated, and we realised he’s actually one...

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Torque’s Top Tips – What to do in the event of a car accident

June 15, 2020

With more vehicles back on the road and for longer periods following ISO, it’s a good time to freshen up on what to do in the event of a car accident. Our number 1 priority at Torque Toyota is to ensure our family – and that includes you, our valued customers – are safe when they’re behind the wheel. Unfortunately, even the most careful drivers can find themselves involved in a road collision at some...

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Toyota Technology Lends a Hand in the Fight Against COVID-19

April 28, 2020

Toyota has utilised its advanced design, technology and production expertise to help assist the medical community in protecting them from the COVID-19 virus by developing and manufacturing desperately needed face shields. The face shields were designed and prototyped in-house by Toyota’s Product Planning and Development (PP&D) team in Port Melbourne using Computer Aided Design (CAD). A production line using high-precision CNC routers to cut the design has also been established in the PP&D facility with...

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Fake parts may look genuine, but do not offer the same quality assurance

March 3, 2020

Toyota Australia has succeeded in stopping a large body parts and panels supplier from importing, advertising and selling counterfeit grilles in contravention of Australian laws. Investigation and quick action by Toyota led to SSS Auto Parts withdrawing the counterfeit grilles from sale, offering a refund to purchasers, forfeiting remaining stock and paying compensation to Toyota. Toyota Australia’s Brand Protection Manager Fabiola Dos Santos said consumers could have been misled into believing the grilles were genuine,...

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