Category: Toyota News

Toyota marks 25 Years as Australia’s best-selling Automotive Brand

January 9, 2022

Toyota is marking 25 years as the best-selling automotive brand in Australia with a pledge to bring an even greater customer focus to its operations. Vice President Sales, Marketing & Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said Toyota’s kaizen (continuous improvement) culture would accelerate the introduction of innovative vehicles and services that benefit owners and other road users. “We are progressively upgrading our range with vehicles that have new levels of connectivity, advanced safety features that are...

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Toyota Accelerates Carbon-Neutral Plans – including BEVs

January 1, 2022

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today introduced 16 battery-electric vehicles and announced investments totalling 8.0 trillion yen (almost $100 billion AUD) in carbon-reducing and carbon-neutral vehicles and technologies between now and 2030. The 16 new battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) shown today are among 30 new BEVs TMC plans to roll out by 2030, resulting in a comprehensive line-up of electric passenger-cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles. During an event at Toyota’s Megaweb showcase in Tokyo, TMC President Akio...

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Toyota opens State-of-the-Art Product Centre at Altona

December 13, 2021

Toyota Australia is continuing to invest in Australian innovation and expertise, opening a state-of-the-art Product Centre at its Centre of Excellence (CoE) facility in Altona, Victoria. The new Product Centre brings together all of Toyota’s local planning, design, engineering and evaluation teams in the same facility, ensuring the world-class Australian teams will continue to design and develop unique products for the Australian and global markets. These teams were behind such models as the HiLux Rugged...

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Toyota Starts Customer Deliveries of All-New LandCruiser 300 Series

December 8, 2021

Toyota has today made the first customer delivery of the all-new LandCruiser 300 Series, marking the start of retail sales of the legendary SUV. The resumption of right-hand drive LandCruiser production in Japan in November has seen customer orders start to arrive in Australia, following initial demonstrator only availability in Dealerships to support test drives at launch of the LandCruiser 300 Series in early October. Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean...

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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 GR86 to be unveiled at Bathurst

November 24, 2021

Toyota Australia will unveil the all-new GR86 for the first time in public at The Great Race Festival at Bathurst in December 2021 ahead of its introduction to the Australian market in the second half of 2022. The pre-production car will be on display during the racing festival from 3 December to 5 December giving racing fans and festival attendees the opportunity to see the all-new rear drive sports car for the first time in...

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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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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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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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