Category: Toyota News


April 21, 2021

A car capable of winning the WRC, but for driving every day? Sounds too good to be true, right! Enter, the all-new GR Yaris Rallye. From Toyota’s Gazoo Racing brand – which has revitalised Toyota’s passion for exhilarating performance and racing without compromising on world-class safety – this highly anticipated track-ready sports car makes its Australian debut next month. With just 200 Rallyes released in Australia, Torque has only been able to snap one up...

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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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More Hybrids, Safety and Style for Facelifted Toyota Camry

April 15, 2021

Toyota has launched a more stylish, safer facelifted Camry with a revised range that offers a hybrid powertrain in every grade, including the sporty Camry SX for the first time. The new range reflects the ever-growing demand for Toyota’s petrol-electric hybrid models that help deliver on its commitment to a sustainable future while offering customers lower running costs. The 160kW 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain is now offered in the entry-level Ascent, Ascent Sport, SX sports model...

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Toyota Launches All-New Mirai with Extended Lease Program

April 13, 2021

Toyota has launched the all-new Mirai in an extended demonstration program that will see 20 examples leased by pioneering organisations and businesses. Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said Toyota was a firm believer that hydrogen fuel cell technology could play a central role in reducing emissions and it was committed to helping drive towards a cleaner society. “When we launched the Prius hybrid 20 years ago, we started a...

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Hybrid Headlines All-New Toyota Kluger: More stylish, safer, larger and more technologically advanced

April 13, 2021

Toyota is continuing to drive towards an ever more fuel-efficient and environmentally conscious lineup with all-new Kluger, due to arrive here in June, becoming the eighth model in the Toyota range to feature a hybrid drivetrain. In addition to offering a hybrid drivetrain for the first time in Kluger in Australia, the new model features a stylish family-friendly design, and significantly improved safety and advanced technology giving it a more premium ambience. Toyota Australia Vice...

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April 8, 2021

Toyota has launched its track-ready GR Yaris Rallye, taking the high-performance sports car to a new level of exhilarating performance. Building on the proven credentials of the 200kW GR Yaris three-door hatch, the new Rallye edition introduces lightweight components and performance parts, specifically designed for drivers who want to experience a higher level of performance. Key upgrades include circuit-tuned GR suspension, Torsen®1 limited-slip differentials on the front and rear axles, an ultra-light high-performance wheel-and-tyre package, and...

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Toyota unveils Victoria’s first Hydrogen Production and Re-Fulling Facility at Centre of Excellence

March 29, 2021

Toyota has commissioned Victoria’s first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility at its former manufacturing site at Altona in Melbourne’s west. Toyota Australia President and CEO Matthew Callachor said the Toyota Hydrogen Centre was built to showcase the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology as part of its commitment to developing sustainable technologies for future mobility and energy needs. “Globally, Toyota is committed to achieving zero CO2 emissions from its vehicles and plants under...

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Toyota unveils all-new GR Yaris-Based Rally Weapon

March 24, 2021

Toyota Australia has taken the wraps off its all-new GR Yaris-based rally car – the GR Yaris AP4 (Asia-Pacific 4WD) – ahead of its competition debut in the Netier National Capital Rally in Canberra, to be held on April 9 to 11. Two all-new Toyota GR Yaris AP4s will race in the first round of the Australian Rally Championship (ARC) driven by the factory-backed TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Australia (TGRA) rally team of Harry and Lewis...

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Enhanced safety features and bold front end styling in revised Camry range

March 11, 2021

Toyota will renew its focus on its fuel-efficient hybrid drivetrain when it launches the facelifted Camry next month, with a revised lineup featuring four hybrid grades and a single entry-level petrol variant. The model rationalisation reflects the strong appeal of the Camry Hybrid that accounted for 70 per cent of current model Camry sales in 2020. Alongside the focus on the improved 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain, the upgraded Camry features bold front end styling, a newly...

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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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