Category: Toyota News


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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Toyota Debuts All-New Corolla Cross in Europe

December 3, 2021

Toyota will launch the all-new Corolla Cross in Australia in the second half of 2022 (overseas model shown. Australian specifications & features may differ). 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...

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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 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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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 Encourages Australians to Connect with Nature and Plant a Tree for Planet Ark’s National Tree Day

July 29, 2021

Toyota Ambassador, Adam Goodes planting a Eucalyptus Baby Blue tree seedling to celebrate Planet Ark’s National Tree Day   Toyota Australia’s dealer network, students and local communities are giving nature a helping hand this week for Australia’s largest annual tree-planting and nature care events1 – Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day and National Tree Day. Organised by Planet Ark in partnership with Toyota Australia, Schools Tree Day is held on Friday 30 July and National Tree...

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Toyota Launches Toyota Halo Fleet Management Platform

July 27, 2021

The new Toyota Halo fleet management platform enables control and optimisation of fleet operations   Toyota Australia has launched its new Toyota Halo fleet management platform that uses connected vehicle technologies and near real-time data to help business customers optimise their fleet operations and improve efficiency. Developed in partnership with Australian fleet management software specialist Fleetsu, Toyota Halo is a new service offering, designed to provide fleet and business customers with a fully integrated connected...

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