Category: Toyota News


Toyota Unveils a Bolder, more Stylish and Safer Camry

July 21, 2020

Toyota has unveiled a facelifted Camry that brings a bold new look, the latest in Toyota Safety Sense technology and new dash design for Australia’s favourite family sedan. The upgraded Camry will arrive in Australia in the first half of next year and offers buyers a stylish and safe four-door sedan with the comfortable and dynamic road manners to make every journey a pleasure. Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said over...

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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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New-Generation YARIS to leapfrog competitors

June 24, 2020

Toyota Australia’s new-generation Yaris will leapfrog competitors in the light-car market, setting a new benchmark with segment firsts and the introduction of in-demand premium features. Advanced driver-assist and safety features in the fourth-generation Yaris include technologies aimed at reducing accidents at intersections1, plus a new airbag designed to protect the heads of front-seat occupants – all supported by a stiffer and more agile chassis. Toyota Australia’s Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said local...

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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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Toyota Fortuner Boosts Power, Style and Features

June 5, 2020

Toyota has unveiled a mid-life upgrade for its seven-seat Fortuner SUV, elevating its visual appeal while assembling multiple improvements to engine, driving and towing performance. Due in Australia in late August, Fortuner’s bold exterior styling is refreshed with a more premium look, reflecting the vehicle’s dual role as a comfortable urban transporter and a rugged off-road explorer. But the most significant changes are under the skin where new and revised engine components result in noticeable...

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Toyota HiLux – Striking new design delivers stronger on-road presence

June 5, 2020

A bolder, tougher-looking HiLux range has made its global debut along with an expanded line-up and significant improvements to performance, fuel economy, ride comfort, towing and equipment levels. The updated HiLux, arriving in Australian showrooms from late August, offers beefier output from its biggest-selling 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine due to multiple new components and enhanced cooling. Maximum power has been increased to 150kW (+15.3 per cent) while peak torque on automatic models has been ramped up...

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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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Toyota Confirms new “Yaris Cross” SUV for Australia

April 24, 2020

Australia’s love affair with robust, high-riding SUVs is set to intensify late this year when Toyota introduces its newest and most affordable crossover, based on the next-generation Yaris. The Yaris Cross, unveiled today in a global digital media conference, will join Toyota’s C-HR and RAV4 in offering both petrol and hybrid powertrains. Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said Yaris Cross will meet the changing tastes of consumers for SUVs that has...

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Unprecedented demand for hybrid vehicles

March 6, 2020

Local sales of Toyota’s hybrid vehicles have soared to all-time records on the back of surging demand for their combination of performance and fuel-efficiency. Australian customers have bought a record 7,597 Toyota hybrids so far this year, a gain of 166 per cent over the same period last year, with hybrids accounting for more than half of all RAV4, Corolla and Camry sales. The hybrid tally so far in 2020 represents almost one-quarter of the...

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Toyota Prado Special Edition Horizon Dressed to Impress

March 6, 2020

Toyota has dressed up its top-of-the-range Prado SUV with the launch of a Prado Kakadu Horizon special edition featuring a number of exterior styling enhancements to give it a more elegant look. Among the new features for the Horizon special edition are a front bumper spoiler and spats for the rear bumper, chrome side moulding and chrome-accented mirror covers, metallic/pearl paint finish, clear rear combination lights and an exclusive Horizon badge. Inside, it gains two...

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