Category: Toyota News


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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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING CLUB OPEN FOR MEMBERSHIP

February 1, 2021

Passionate fans of Toyota’s GR performance brand can now sign up for membership of the GAZOO RACING CLUB gaining access to exclusive events, experiences and content, club merchandise, and special offers, discounts and club rates from Toyota, its partners and sponsors. Initially offered exclusively to owners of GR Supra and GR Yaris, the free 12-month membership of the club is designed to bring like-minded motoring enthusiasts together and celebrate their passion for performance driving, motorsports...

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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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Toyota Australia and BHP announce pilot trial of converted Electric Vehicle

January 11, 2021

Toyota Australia today announced a local electric-vehicle pilot trial with Australia’s leading resources company, BHP. The small-scale trial involves a LandCruiser 70 Series single-cab ute that has been converted to a battery-electric vehicle by Toyota Australia’s Product Planning and Development division in Port Melbourne. The converted vehicle – equipped for underground mine use – will operate under full battery power and will not require any fuel to run. The trial will take place at a...

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Toyota achieves best-selling brand for vehicle, car, SUV and LCV

January 11, 2021

Toyota has led the Australian automotive industry to a better-than-expected sales total of 916,968 new vehicles for 2020. The industry tally includes a record 54,335 Toyota hybrids, propelling electrified vehicles to more than five per cent of the annual national market for the first time. Despite the toughest economic conditions experienced in a generation, Toyota’s overall tally of 204,801 customer deliveries came within just 965 sales or 0.5 per cent of its total from the...

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FUN FACTS – Ten things you may not know about Toyota

December 23, 2020

You probably know a few things about Toyotas, particularly if you’re a proud owner of one! But here we’ve put together some lesser-known fun facts about one of Australia’s all-time favourite car brands. So, buckle in for the read, and let us know if you can think of any more? 1. Toyota actually started out as a textiles business It’s true! In 1924, Toyota founder Sakichi Toyoda, who’d already found success in the manufacturing of...

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Special Edition Toyota LandCruiser200 on the Horizon

December 23, 2020

Toyota has dressed up its range-topping LandCruiser 200 Series Sahara with the 2021 Horizon special edition, featuring a raft of styling treatments that deliver a premium aesthetic. Just 400 examples of the exclusive Horizon special edition will be available when it goes on sale in March 2021. From the front, the Horizon is distinguished by a unique design grille with a dark finish, black headlight surrounds and smoked chrome foglight surrounds. At the rear is...

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Toyota Boosts GR Supra Power and Performance

December 2, 2020

Toyota is set to deliver performance car fans an early Christmas present with the upgraded GR Supra – with a power boost of 35kW – arriving in dealerships today. With 285kW now on tap from its 3.0-litre turbo straight six, the upgraded GR Supra shaves 0.2 seconds off it’s 0-100km/h time with the iconic rear-drive, two-door coupe able to cover the sprint in just 4.1 seconds. The power boost comes as part of an upgrade...

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Sharp Looks and Handling for New Toyota C-HR GR Sport

November 30, 2020

Toyota’s stylish C-HR SUV has received a sporty boost as the first model in Australia to receive the GR Sport makeover. Inspired by Toyota’s performance-focused GR models, the new GR Sport variant elevates the front-drive C-HR GXL, adding a hybrid powertrain as well as dynamic design elements, a sportier suspension and larger 19-inch alloy wheels. The new C-HR GR Sport arrives in dealerships today, priced from $37,6651. Toyota’s in-house performance division TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has...

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Toyota confirms GR Yaris RallyE Pricing

November 27, 2020

Toyota’s special-edition GR Yaris Rallye performance car will be launched in Australia in March with an introductory offer of $56,200 driveaway1. The introductory offer price will apply to the first 200 cars, after which the price will move to the official recommended retail price of $54,500 plus on-road costs2. GR Yaris Rallye promises an even richer experience for enthusiasts who want to take their cars to the track. Building on the 200kW GR Yaris, the...

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