Toyota GAZOO Racing Australia 86 Series Lines Up at Bathurst for Final 2021 Round

November 29, 2021

Teenager Zach Bates is aiming to continue his winning racing form when the TGRA 86 Series lines up on the grid at Bathurst next weekend for the final round of 2021   Toyota 86 race cars will once again take on the iconic Mount Panorama circuit at Bathurst next weekend as the TGRA 86 Series lines up for its final grid of 2021. After a season disrupted by COVID-19, drivers and teams from across the...

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Toyota Expands RAV4 Range with More Hybrids and New XSE Variant

November 24, 2021

Toyota has upgraded its popular RAV4 medium SUV (European model shown).   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...

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Toyota GR86 to be Unveiled at Bathurst

November 22, 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 Japan Plans Full Production in December

November 12, 2021

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced today it expects all its manufacturing plants in Japan to be operating normally in December, with production forecast to reach 800,000 vehicles. The global carmaker said the production estimate for next month was made possible by the co-operation of all stakeholders, including suppliers. This follows repeated adjustments to production plans since August due to parts shortages resulting from COVID-19 restrictions in Southeast Asia. TMC said the target of 800,000 vehicles...

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Prime Minister of Australia Visits Industry Leading Toyota Hydrogen Center at Toyota’s Centre of Excellence

November 9, 2021

Prime Minister Scott Morrison drives the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai fuel-cell electric car. Toyota Australia welcomes all initiatives designed to reduce emissions in Australia, company President and CEO Matthew Callachor said today. Mr Callachor was commenting at the announcement by the Federal Government of the Future Fuels and Vehicles Strategy, which includes support for the accelerated deployment of charging and hydrogen refuelling stations in Australia. The strategy paper was unveiled at Toyota’s Hydrogen Centre in Altona,...

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Toyota Upgrades GR Supra with Wireless CarPlay

November 4, 2021

The Toyota GR Supra is now available with wireless Apple CarPlay®1 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...

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Supply Update: Toyota Production Forecast for November

October 18, 2021

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is forecasting improved production in November at its Japanese plants due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Southeast Asia. The recovery includes confirmation that production of right-hand-drive LandCruiser 300 variants for Australia will resume next month. TMC is now expecting to build between 850,000 and 900,000 vehicles across all models next month, compared with a November record of 830,000 vehicles produced last year. The global carmaker said it had been...

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Toyota LandCruiser: 300 Series The Return of Legend

October 5, 2021

2021 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series range (L-R) VX, GX, GR Sport, GXL, Sahara and Sahara ZX   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...

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Toyota Provides Update on Supply of Vehicles

October 1, 2021

Toyota Australia today provided an update about the delivery of customer vehicles in the wake of global supply challenges. The company’s Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations, Sean Hanley, said reduced production at plants in Japan was due to continued parts shortages resulting from COVID-19 restrictions in Southeast Asia. Mr Hanley said the pandemic has curtailed production of vital components such as semiconductors and wiring harnesses. “As a result, Toyota Motor Company has announced...

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Toyota Australia Recalls Prius Vehicles due to Hybrid Control ECU Software

September 23, 2021

Toyota Australia has today announced that it will initiate a safety recall involving Prius vehicles produced between June 2021 – July 2021. There are 17 vehicles involved in the Australian market, of which 7 have been delivered to customers. In the involved vehicles, a software error can cause a control computer (hybrid vehicle ECU) to erroneously determine that it does not have the correct information about the transmission position. This can occur if the shift...

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