Category: Toyota News

Toyota Launches Kinto Rent in Australia

June 1, 2021

Toyota launches new service, KINTO Rent.   Toyota today launched a new service, KINTO Rent, expanding offerings under the KINTO brand to offer mobility services across Australia beyond traditional sales of new vehicles to private and fleet customers. KINTO provides motorists with the flexibility to book and drive a Toyota vehicle from an hour to a year at attractive rates – all through the KINTO app. KINTO Rent enables members to access vehicles from specified...

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Toyota delivers first Mirai FCEV to CSIRO

May 26, 2021

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has become the country’s first organisation to lease the all-new Toyota Mirai FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicle), which uses hydrogen to power the car and emits nothing but water vapour. The vehicle will be used for testing at CSIRO’s test hydrogen refuelling facility in Victoria, currently being developed. As part of its commitment to a sustainable future, Toyota Australia has imported 20 second-generation Mirai FCEVs to lease to progressive businesses...

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Toyota is Australia’s Most Trusted Car Brand

April 28, 2021

**National survey confirms consumer confidence in Toyota** **Result marks Toyota’s 16th consecutive year as the top-ranked car brand** **Consistent reliability and value for money are stand-out qualities** Toyota has cemented its position as Australia’s most trusted automotive brand during the COVID-19 pandemic and emerging economic recovery, according to the results of a national survey released today. The country’s top-selling automotive brand was named as the top-ranked car company in the 2021 Reader’s Digest Most Trusted...

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Toyota reveals Global Electrification Strategy in Shanghai

April 15, 2021

Toyota bZ4X (concept vehicle shown. Not available for purchase)   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...

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Toyota launches All-New Mirai with extended lease program

April 13, 2021

2021 Toyota Mirai   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...

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Toyota Unveils Victoria’s First Hydrogen Production and Re-Fuelling Facility at Centre of Excellence

March 29, 2021

Unveiled Victoria’s first commercial-grade hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility   **Solar-powered hydrogen production facility will produce up to 80kg of hydrogen per day** **Commercial-grade refuelling outlet for commercial and passenger fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs)** **Toyota Hydrogen Centre comprises education centre, hydrogen production, storage and refuelling, and Mirai servicing facilities** 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...

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Toyota Aims at Early 2020s for Autonomous EV Mobility Services

February 10, 2021

Toyota e-Palette²   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...

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Toyota Leads Industry Above 900,000 Sales In 2020

January 6, 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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Toyota Australia Provides ACCC Undertaking

December 2, 2020

After an investigation, the ACCC has accepted an undertaking from Toyota Australia in relation to the statutory consumer guarantees in the Australian Consumer Law. The investigation focussed on communication with consumers about their rights under the consumer guarantees, including in relation to Diesel Particulate Filters in certain Hilux, Prado and Fortuner models. Toyota Australia welcomed the opportunity to resolve this matter without formal legal proceedings and without Toyota Australia being required to pay a monetary...

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Toyota Launches GAZOO Racing Club for Passionate Fans

November 26, 2020

The GAZOO RACING CLUB will offer members a unique experience of Toyota’s GR performance car and motorsport brand   Toyota has launched the GAZOO RACING CLUB to bring like-minded motoring enthusiasts together and celebrate their passion for performance driving, motorsports and Toyota’s rich performance car heritage. The GAZOO RACING CLUB is designed to give car enthusiasts a deeper experience of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing brand and help develop a community where members can share their...

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