Category: Toyota News


New platform delivers style, practicality, driving enjoyment and safety – World Premiere of All-New Yaris

October 16, 2019

Toyota has unveiled a new-generation Yaris that delivers a step-change in the ride, handling and style of its most affordable model while debuting Toyota-first safety features including a centre airbag. Due in Australia mid next year, the all-new Yaris features a powerful, taut design that is more compact and sportier while introducing Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) philosophy to the compact-car segment. The new-generation Yaris sits on a newly developed TNGA platform and features responsive...

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Stylish two-tone paint finish for top-of-the-range ZR versions

October 14, 2019

Toyota has updated its Corolla hatch with the addition of new safety and convenience features and cool new colourways providing owners with an improved driving experience. Priced from $23,3354 for the entry-level Ascent Sport petrol manual variant, the Corolla hatch gains a number of improvements including the latest multimedia system with Apple CarPlay®1 and Android Auto™2  compatibility standard across the range. Toyota Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said the upgrades to the Corolla hatch provided customers...

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Early glimpse of the new Mirai at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show

October 11, 2019

Toyota will take advanced zero-emission fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology to new heights when it previews the second-generation Mirai at this month’s Tokyo Motor Show. The concept car will provide an early glimpse of the advances Toyota is making across the board with the new Mirai in terms of technical excellence, dynamic performance and desirable design. Scheduled for launch in 2020 – initially in Japan, North America and Europe in areas supported by a refuelling...

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Toyota Expands Availability of Advanced Safety

October 4, 2019

Toyota has introduced four new advanced safety features to its Fortuner range, including high-tech crash avoidance capability and technology to help drivers stay in the desired lane. The move means that Toyota vehicles representing 89.5 per cent1 of its sales are now available with these key features from the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced technologies. This includes 97 per cent of Toyota’s passenger cars and more than 85 per cent of its SUVs and its...

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Hybrid Powertrain Headlines upgread for Toyota C-HR

October 1, 2019

Toyota has extended the availability of its hybrid powertrain with the upgraded C-HR being the latest model to benefit from the refined, fuel-efficient drivetrain. The facelifted Toyota C-HR was unveiled in Europe today and will arrive in Australia in December with the new hybrid option to be offered in the biggest selling two-wheel drive (2WD) Koba variant, that makes up nearly half of all C-HR sales. In addition to the new powertrain option, the upgraded...

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Toyota Celebrates 60 years of Helping Build Australia

September 30, 2019

Toyota is celebrating 60 years of operations in Australia with 2019 marking the 60th anniversary of the first official imports of Toyota vehicles into the country by Thiess Toyota. In 1959, Thiess, a subsidiary of construction company Thiess Holdings, became the official Queensland distributor for Toyota commercial vehicles – making Australia the first official export market for the Japanese brand. To commemorate this proud heritage, Toyota Australia has embarked on a year-long social history project...

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Fifth straight rally win in Adelaide Hills secures title for the lead TGRA team

September 23, 2019

The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Australia (TGRA) rally team’s Harry Bates and co-driver John McCarthy have won the driver’s and co-driver’s titles in the 2019 Australian Rally Championship (ARC) after a sensational run in the penultimate rally of the season in the Adelaide Hills over the weekend. This is the TGRA driver’s fifth straight win this year, giving him his first ARC driver’s title. Speaking after the win in South Australia, Harry Bates said he was...

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Toyota RAV4 wins 2019 CarsGuide Car of the Year Award

September 23, 2019

The all-new Toyota RAV4 has won the 2019 CarsGuide Car of the Year award ahead of a list of finalists that included vehicles from BMW, Volvo, Tesla, Hyundai, Volkswagen and more. The Toyota RAV4 was also awarded Family Car of the Year in the prestigious awards that evaluated more than 100 new or significantly updated passenger cars, SUVs, utes and vans that arrived in showrooms in the 12 months to 1 September, 2019. Toyota Australia...

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Toyota thanks customers for their trust in LandCruiser generations

September 23, 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation today announced Australians have bought more LandCruisers than any other country as the iconic vehicle brand passes 10 million global sales. Local sales exceed 1.065 million vehicles, an impressive 10.6 per cent of the global tally that includes today’s LandCruiser Prado, 70 Series and 200 Series and their predecessors. LandCruiser is Toyota’s longest-selling nameplate. It was originally launched in 1951 as the Toyota BJ and renamed LandCruiser in 1954 – 12 years...

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First Supra to arrive in Australia delivered to Brisbane-based lifelong Toyota enthusiast

September 9, 2019

Avid Toyota fan Mark Trueno has become the proud owner of the first GR Supra delivered in Australia, following a special presentation at the local Toyota dealership in Taringa, Brisbane. The passionate Supra enthusiast became the first to drive away in the new model after he was selected in a randomised ballot process during the first online sales window on 19 June. But last weekend, Mark couldn’t have been happier as he got behind the...

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