Category: Toyota News

The End of an Era: Prius Paves Way for Next Generation

May 11, 2022

First-generation Toyota Prius   Toyota Australia has announced the local discontinuation of the Prius hybrid electric vehicle, following a successful 21-year stint as the first-ever Toyota hybrid to be offered in Australia. The Prius was introduced locally in October 2001, laying the foundation for Toyota’s current leadership in electrified powertrain technology that saw a record 65,491 electrified vehicles sold in 2021. Over the journey Toyota has sold 20,847 examples of the Prius, highlighting the success...

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Toyota to Deliver Updates Across Passenger Car Range

May 6, 2022

Toyota’s Corolla hatch is just one model to benefit from a raft of performance, safety and technology upgrades that will be rolled out over the second half of 2022 (pre-upgrade model shown)   Toyota has announced a raft of upgrades across its passenger car and small SUV range, with the Corolla hatch and sedan, Yaris, Yaris Cross, C-HR, GR Supra and Camry set to receive a range of enhancements, to be rolled out over the...

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Queensland Student Wins Top Prize in Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

May 4, 2022

The overall winner of the 2021/22 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest was Louis Hagemann with Powered by Nature   Queensland student, Louis Hagemann, has been judged the Australian winner of the annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, following more than 2,000 entries from aspiring artists. 12-year-old Louis let his imagination run wild to create a Dream Car of the future, focusing on important environmental issues. Louis, from Queensland Trinity Lutheran College, said his winning entry...

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Toyota Tops the List as Australia’s Most Trusted Car Brand

May 2, 2022

Toyota has again been awarded Australia’s Most Trusted Car Brand in the annual Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Survey. This is the 17th year in a row that Toyota Australia has been recognised as the most trusted automotive brand by consumers and readers of the iconic publication. The national survey, conducted by independent consultancy Catalyst Research, asked more than 3,300 members of the Australian public for their opinions on what brands are important to them. Reader’s...

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Toyota Connected Services Delivers Greater Functionality

March 9, 2022

Toyota has expanded the availability and functionality of Toyota Connected Services offering more customers greater peace of mind and enhanced convenience (Indicative image only).   Toyota has expanded the availability and functionality of its advanced Toyota Connected Services1 (TCS) technology, delivering greater peace of mind and enhanced convenience to even more customers. The new TCS convenience features are now available on the all-new LandCruiser 300 Series, HiLux, Fortuner, Yaris Cross, Camry, Granvia, and HiAce. All the...

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Toyota Takes Cowboys Partnership into Third Decade

February 24, 2022

Toyota VP Sean Hanley and Cowboys CEO Jeff Reibel with Toyota LandCruiser GR Sport.     Toyota Australia and the company’s North Queensland dealers have extended their partnership with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys rugby league team for at least the next three seasons. The new agreement ensures the long-term partnership, now entering its 20th year, will continue until the end of the 2024 season – ranking it as one of the most enduring in...

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Takes Victory in Dakar in Saudi Arabia

January 18, 2022

Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel celebrate their overall victory in Dakar in Saudi Arabia   TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel have taken overall victory in the Dakar Rally, one of the world’s most gruelling off-road rallies held in Saudi Arabia over the past two weeks. The Qatari/French pair led from the start in their new GR DKR HiLux T1+ that performed faultlessly in the harsh conditions to give Al-Attiyah his...

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Toyota Marks 25 Years as Australia’s Best-Selling Automotive Brand

January 6, 2022

Toyota Australia President & CEO Matthew Callachor with Australia’s top selling vehicle for 2021 Toyota HiLux, top selling SUV Toyota RAV4 (vehicle shown with optional extras) and top selling passenger vehicle Toyota Corolla.   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...

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Toyota Accelerates Carbon-Neutral Plans Including BEVs

December 20, 2021

Akio Toyoda introduces 16 new BEVs at global press conference.   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...

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Toyota Opens State-of-the-Art Product Centre at Altona Centre of Excellence

December 10, 2021

Toyota has opened its new $40 million Product Centre as part of the Toyota Centre of Excellence redevelopment of its former manufacturing site at Altona, Victoria. 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...

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