Category: Torque Toyota News & Events


All-new Corolla Cross SUV to launch in Australia in second half of 2022

December 4, 2021

Toyota has taken the covers off its all-new Corolla Cross which will be launched in Australia in the second half of 2022. The small SUV version of the world’s most popular passenger car joins the new Yaris Cross launched last year as Toyota continues to expand its SUV range. The all-new model will be available in Australia with a choice of front-wheel drive (2WD) petrol and hybrid drivetrains and an AWD model that introduces the...

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Toyota Expands the RAV4 Range with more Hybrids and New XSE Variant

November 28, 2021

Toyota has significantly upgraded its best-selling RAV4 medium SUV range, introducing the new mid-level XSE variant, expanding the availability of the hugely popular 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain and improving specification across the line-up. The newly introduced XSE variant will slot into the range between the GXL and Cruiser grades when the updated range arrives in the first quarter of 2022, and be offered with both 2WD and AWD hybrid powertrains. Hybrid power has also been added...

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Toyota Upgrades GR Supra

November 4, 2021

Toyota has updated its rear-drive GR Supra performance coupe, with the addition of wireless Apple CarPlay®1 as standard. Building on the significant performance upgrade introduced in late 2020, the technology update now enables GR Supra owners to project Apple CarPlay® on to the 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system without the use of any cables or wiring. Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the latest upgrade demonstrated Toyota’s commitment to offering...

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Local Development helps shape new LandCruiser

October 5, 2021

Toyota’s local engineering and evaluation team has long played a role in the development of new LandCruiser models and for the all-new 300 Series, it took that to new heights. Since 2008, Toyota Australia has been designated a Centre of Excellence for four-wheel drive development within the Toyota world thanks to the recognised skills of the local vehicle development team, and the fact that Australia has 80 per cent of the world’s different on and...

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Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series: The Return of a Legend

October 5, 2021

Toyota has launched its all-new LandCruiser 300 Series, kicking off the next chapter in the legendary off-roader’s storied history. Newly constructed from the ground up, the all-new 300 Series takes the capability, durability and reliability of the iconic LandCruiser nameplate to new levels, while also making advancements in safety, comfort, performance and technology. Key upgrades include a new 3.3-litre V6 twin-turbo diesel engine, a bold new exterior design underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture...

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Trading in your car vs. selling it yourself?

October 5, 2021

Chances are, you and your car have shared some special moments over the years – but there comes a time in every car owner’s life that you must go your separate ways. When you do find it’s time to move on from your reliable friend, you have two options: Sell your vehicle yourself, or trade it into a dealership. I think we all know that selling a car privately is no walk in the park....

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To lease or finance? That is the question

September 29, 2021

You’re probably aware that most car dealerships offer dealer financing – but did you know there is also a wide range of financial and other benefits to leasing a vehicle? It all depends on your lifestyle and budget, but we’re here to help guide you in making the decision that best suits your personal situation. Leasing vs. Financing: Let’s break it down… So, what exactly is a novated lease? A novated lease is a simple...

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The benefits of dealership financing – and why it could be a better choice than a bank

September 20, 2021

One of the many decisions you need to make when you’re in the market for a new car is how you’re going to finance it. For those of us not walking around with wads of spare cash in our back pockets, you may be curious about whether a bank loan or dealer financing might be the better option for you? We all have different needs and situations, so it pays to do your research. For...

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Our pick: The top Toyota commercials of all-time

September 17, 2021

There’s nothing quite like a TV commercial that hits you in the feels. Sure, we may be a little biased – but as one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers, producing 10 million vehicles each year, it’s fair to say Toyota has been behind some pretty brilliant ads in its time! Funny, clever, profound – or often a combination of these and more – there’s been some real gems over the years. Here’s our pick...

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Toyota Corolla sales top 50 Million across the Globe

August 16, 2021

Toyota has sold its 50 millionth Corolla, cementing its position as the world’s most popular model. Over the course of the past 54 years, Australians have played a significant role in its success with more than 1.5 million Corollas sold locally. Australia was the first export market for Corolla when 15 examples of the small 1.1-litre KE10 two-door sedan left the factory in Japan in November 1966. They went on sale here the following year...

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