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Toyota RAV4 updated
31st December, 2015
RAV4 adopts sleeker and more dynamic exterior styling, refreshed interiors, Euro 5 engines, trailer sway control and new features including an available package of integrated active safety and driver assistance technologies ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota Corolla ZR

7th December, 2015

Toyota 86 Blackline Edition arrives
2nd December, 2015
Features include front spoiler, side skirts, three-piece rear spoiler, rear lower bumper and mudguard garnishes with ample splashes of red on the seats, steering wheel, gearshift knob, handbrake lever and door grips ..... more

Toyota Tonka 4Runner Show Vehicle
5th November, 2015
Putting the “Toy” in Toyota — with a capital T — is the purpose of the Tonka 4Runner concept vehicle, which will be on display at Toyota’s 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show booth ..... more

Toyota Tundra Tundrasine Show Vehicle
5th November, 2015
The vehicle started out as a Toyota Tundra '1794 Edition' 4×4 CrewMax 5.7L V8 pick-up truck. Toyota then transformed that full-size Tundra into a larger-than-life-size limousine—hence the Tundrasine’s portmanteau name ..... more

Toyota S-FR Concept
4th November, 2015
Benefiting from the unique advantages of a lightweight sports car, the concept offers smooth, responsive and direct handling that gives a real sense of communication between car and driver ..... more

Toyota Kikai Concept
4th November, 2015
This concept takes the machinery, normally hidden beneath the vehicle body, and makes an open display of its beauty ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota Prius C

3rd November, 2015

Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series updated
2nd November, 2015
All models receive more modern and aggressive styling with a new grille, headlamps, bumper, bonnet and mudguards at the front, and a restyled rear that includes LED tail lamps. Upgraded interiors for grades above GX include soft padding around the centre console ..... more

Toyota Fortuner released
29th October, 2015
Fortuner delivers seven-seater SUV style and comfort with genuine off-road performance at value pricing from under $50,000* for the entry level model. The rugged frame, high-torque diesel engine, all-coil suspension and strong upper body have been proven in Australia under the world's toughest conditions - on tarmac and off the beaten track ..... more

Toyota's C-HR Concept gives clues to new small SUV
25th October, 2015
Toyota has revealed a second C-HR Concept vehicle and confirmed production plans for an all-new stylish SUV which will compete in the segment below its highly successful RAV4 ..... more

Toyota HiLux: New generation released
12th October, 2015
Toyota recently released the toughest HiLux ever; encompasses impressive advances with thoughtful local involvement; Nearly every aspect of the new-generation Toyota HiLux has been strengthened, including a thicker frame, stiffer body, new high-torque turbo-diesel engines, advanced six-speed transmissions, beefed-up suspension and brakes, and expanded off-road ability; Towing capacity is now up to 3.5 tonnes ..... more

Toyota HiLux: vast accessory range available
20th September, 2015
An intensive five-year development programme has resulted in more than 60 accessories being specifically developed for the new HiLux, including airbag-compatible bullbars that maintain the vehicle's expected five-star safety rating ..... more

Toyota RAV4 update due December
16th September, 2015
The immensely popular RAV4 will be updated in December with advanced safety features, premium styling, sharper driving dynamics and a quieter ride. Newly developed safety technologies that can prevent or mitigate the force of a collision - including autonomous braking - will be standard on Cruiser variants and optional on GXL ..... more

Toyota Land Cruiser: 200 Series update due in October
23rd August, 2015
Exterior sheet metal takes on a more modern and aggressive edge as part of the changes, while the interior has been revamped with soft-touch surfaces, revised instruments and controls and other refinements ..... more

Out the door: 10,000 Toyota FJ Cruisers
6th August, 2015
Launched in March 2011, FJ Cruiser has taken just four years and four months to reach the sales milestone at an average of 194 a month - almost twice the volume originally forecast for the model ..... more

Toyota Prius V updated
30th July, 2015
Toyota has updated its Prius v hybrid seven-seater with a fresh look, improved comfort and convenience, sharper ride and handling, plus expanded safety features ..... more

Toyota Fortuner here in October
19th July, 2015
"Fortuner shares the rugged underpinnings of the 'unbreakable' HiLux, allowing owners to travel to - and return from - places many other SUVs simply can't go." said Toyota's Tony Cramb ..... more

Toyota Corolla: updated model arrives
5th July, 2015
Corolla's more dynamic exterior proportions are complemented by interior upgrades including new audio systems, suspension refinements focused on ride comfort and efficiency gains that cut fuel consumption rating by as much as 7.6 per cent ..... more

Toyota Aurion updated
28th June, 2015
Toyota has boosted the value for money of its Aurion line-up by holding prices while increasing safety, sophistication, style and driver involvement. A 200kW sports version, with 18-inch wheels for the first time on an Aurion, headlines a raft of changes that deliver higher specifications across Toyota's large-car range ..... more

Toyota Camry: new model released
14th June, 2015
New-look Camry is available for the first time with a suite of potentially life-saving technologies, including a pre-collision safety system designed to help avoid an accident or reduce the severity of an impact. The scope of Camry's transformation extends emphatically to the bottom line with customers paying up to $5,000 less compared with the equivalent car in the superseded range. Prices start at $26,490* for petrol variants, which is the cheapest launch price on an automatic Camry in at least 18 years ..... more

Toyota HiLux: new generation revealed
9th June, 2015
Four engines, including two newly developed turbo-diesels; New six-speed manual and automatic transmissions; Thicker, stronger frame and off-road protection; Locally developed rugged suspension package; Hi-Rider 2WD versions introduced; Advanced comfort, safety and convenience; Here in October 2015 ..... more

Toyota Corolla heading to Australia on two fronts
29th May, 2015
The first is based on the refreshed European Toyota Auris and will form the basis of the Ascent and Ascent Sport grades in Australia. The second, more aggressive design, for the sporty SX and ZR Corolla hatch variants ..... more

Toyota Mirai: FCV for limited US markets
15th May, 2015
Eight Toyota dealers in California, USA, have been appointed to sell Toyota's new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle - the Mirai ..... more

Toyota's new Camry begins production
8th May, 2015
Toyota Australia has unveiled the last model to be built at its Altona plant; the new-look Camry. Along with the facelift Aurion, the new-look Camry and Camry Hybrid will be in production until the company ceases manufacturing in Australia at the end of 2017 ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota Kluger Grande

19th April, 2015

Toyota HiAce revised
12th April, 2015
Toyota's renowned HiAce range has taken a substantial step forward with a more powerful yet more efficient petrol engine, the introduction of two new variants including a five-seat crew van, and the adoption of expanded safety, comfort and convenience features ..... more

Toyota Coaster updated
6th April, 2015
Toyota has focused on expanding safety and driver appeal with a number of improvements to the Coaster bus range. All three Coaster variants now come standard with a reversing camera and three-point seatbelts for all 21 seats ..... more

Toyota Prius C updated
26th March, 2015
Prius c range enters 2015 with a sportier exterior, sharper dynamics and an enhanced interior while resuming the mantle of Australia's most affordable hybrid car. Upgraded Prius c is even better value with Toyota reducing prices by $1,000 on both grades - to $22,990* for the standard Prius c and $25,990* for the high-grade Prius c i-Tech ..... more

Toyota 86 updated
10th March, 2015
Value-added features are worth at least $1,000 but are now included at no extra cost on the GT manual while the GT auto price has been lowered by $300*. Prices have also been reduced for the GTS grades - the manual by $500* and the automatic by $800* ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota Camry Hybrid HL

24th February, 2015

Toyota Corolla update coming later this year
23rd February, 2015
Cars will begin arriving later this year from Japan. Local buyers will be offered improved fuel efficiency while retaining the most powerful Corolla engine available - 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol with maximum output of 103kW ..... more

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Toyota Corolla RZ Special Edition
27th November, 2014
Australia's best-selling car, Toyota Corolla, has gained a new value-added special-edition model badged as the RZ. The special edition reveals a "dark" side with a range of black treatments for the wheels, grille, bumpers, mirrors and rear garnish ..... more

Toyota Camry upgraded
10th November, 2014
Toyota has upgraded the audio systems and made a reversing camera standard on its Camry range. The changes come at no extra cost for all Camry variants ..... more

Toyota HiLux Black Special Edition
20th October, 2014
HiLux Black is decked out with exterior and interior treatments that are presented in black to imply a certain toughness and, hence, appeal; HiLux Black is priced from $53,240* ..... more

Toyota HiLux line-up increased
12th October, 2014
SR Double Cab scores highly on business checklists with its renowned 4x4 ability, rugged construction, comfort and convenience features, and five-star safety credentials ..... more

Toyota Yaris hatch updated
22nd September, 2014
The latest Toyota Yaris hatch - now a five-door only as the three-door is dropped - introduces a more assertive and dynamic exterior design, a higher-quality interior and greater driving enjoyment resulting from improved dynamics due to a stiffer body and retuned suspension ..... more

Toyota Urban Utility concept vehicle
15th September, 2014
Designers included the ability to roll back the roof, fold down the tailgate into a ramp and customise the interior on a versatile rail system ..... more

Toyota Prado Altitude released
21st August, 2014
Prado Altitude comes with the spare tyre located out of sight under the vehicle rather than fitted to the rear door. Altitude also incorporates a glass hatch in the tailgate ..... more

Toyota 86 updated
24th July, 2014
Ride, handling and driving fun improved for Toyota's sports car; Prices still commence from $29,990* ..... more

Toyota Land Cruiser "Altitude" limited edition
18th July, 2014
Powered by a twin-turbo V8 diesel engine, the eight-seat Altitude is based on the Land Cruiser GXL. Just 600 examples are available. It gains a raft of features usually reserved for the higher-grade Land Cruiser 200 Series VX and Sahara models, yet it is priced just $1,505 more than the host vehicle at $91,220* ..... more

Toyota release sporty Camry
11th June, 2014
Styling updates for Camry RZ that provide an emotional link to the 86 GTS and Corolla ZR hatch start with Inferno Orange premium paint, which has never previously been offered on Camry ..... more

Out the door: 10,000 Toyota 86s
5th June, 2014
The 10,000th Toyota 86 was sold in Australia late last month at virtually the same time as the sports car was making its 100,000th sale globally ..... more

Toyota Tundra converted to RHD in QLD
27th April, 2014
Tundra is available in two variants, Platinum and the 1794 Edition; a 5.7 litre, four-cam petrol V8 - 284 kW of power and 543 Nm of torque; six-speed automatic transmission; on-demand four-wheel drive; Tundra is rated to tow 4.0 tonnes; priced from $118,990* ..... more

Toyota HiAce updated
2nd April, 2014
Drivers benefit from the addition of cruise control and audio switches on the new four-spoke steering wheel, as well as an LCD Multi-Information Display showing the time, outside temperature and odometer ..... more

Toyota Kluger: new-generation released
18th March, 2014
Third generation Kluger is available in three well-equipped grades - GX, GXL and Grande; available in two-wheel (2WD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD); even better value than before with prices* starting at $40,990* - $2,200 less than the previous-model equivalent ..... more

Toyota's new Corolla sedan released
25th February, 2014
Toyota's new Corolla sedan is designed to appeal to the heart as well as the head with advances in design, roominess and driver enjoyment as well as perceived and sensory quality ..... more

Toyota to cease local production
10th February, 2014
This means that local manufacturing of the Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion vehicles, as well as the production of four cylinder engines, will cease by the end of 2017 ..... more

Toyota Corolla sedan release imminent
7th February, 2014
During 2013 Corolla sales totalled 43,498 units, making the highly regarded small car the best selling car in the nation ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota FJ Cruiser

2nd February, 2014

Toyota HiLux updated
29th January, 2014
The latest updates to the Double Cabs are particularly significant because all 4x4 HiLux variants now attract the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating ..... more

Toyota RAV4 updated for 2014
24th January, 2014
The latest changes also mean every RAV4 is now fitted with a reversing camera, which is new for GX variants; All models are specified with multimedia audio units with a 6.1-inch full-colour display screen and switches on the steering-wheel hub ..... more

Toyota's new Kluger here in March
21st January, 2014
Vehicle engineers have taken advantage of developments, including a new double-wishbone rear suspension system, to provide a more dynamic driving experience. The platform, suspension and electric power steering have been fine-tuned ..... more

Toyota Prado upgraded
12th January, 2014
Toyota has further developed functions that provide driver guidance and technical support, ensuring maximum precision and control for negotiating obstacles as well as more intuitive controls for on and off-road systems ..... more

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Toyota FJ Cruiser for MY14
9th October, 2013
Toyota's "go anywhere, do anything" FJ Cruiser maintains a loyal following with almost 7,000 sold here since the model was introduced in 2011 ..... more

Toyota 86 revised
29th September, 2013
Toyota has made running changes to three of its four 86 sports car variants, but has kept the $29,990* entry price unchanged ..... more

Toyota's updated Prado due in November
26th August, 2013
Look for improved safety features, better third-row seat access and higher interior and exterior specification ..... more

Over 6,000 Toyota 86s sold in Australia
13th August, 2013
Australia is the world's third largest market for the 86, claiming a podium position with Japan and the United States ..... more

Toyota Land Cruiser Altitude released
2nd July, 2013
The $92,165* Land Cruiser 200 Altitude is powered exclusively by Toyota's twin-turbo V8 common-rail diesel engine, matched to an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission. The 195kW, 650Nm V8 achieves fuel economy of just 10.3 litres/100km (combined cycle rating) ..... more

Toyota Kluger Altitude released
28th June, 2013
Features worth more than $9,000 have been added to make the Kluger Altitude, which is available in two-wheel drive from $44,490* or all-wheel drive from $48,990* ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport (auto) hatch

17th June, 2013

Toyota's new Corolla sedan due 2014
16th June, 2013
Global reveals of the new sedan coincide with the release of sales figures that confirm Corolla is the best-selling car in Australia so far this year (May YTD) ..... more

Toyota Prado Altitude released
28th May, 2013
Land Cruiser Prado Altitude gains even more luxury-level multimedia, technology and comfort features for just $5,000 over the price of the Prado GXL on which it is based ..... more

Toyota's youthful ME:WE concept
26th April, 2013
Working with Toyota since 2011, French firm Massaud has sought to make an “anti-crisis” car that addresses contemporary human, economic and environmental challenges ..... more

2014 Toyota Kluger revealed
31st March, 2013
Due in Australia in the first half of next year, the third-generation Kluger's new exterior design conveys refinement and strength that complements a new, more spacious interior with an array of comfort, convenience and technology ..... more

Out the door: 200,000 Toyota Prados in Australia
26th March, 2013
Mr Callachor said Prado has grown in popularity over the years. It took Toyota just over 10 years to reach 100,000 Prado sales and only seven more years to double the tally ..... more

Toyota FT-86 Open Concept
15th March, 2013
The world premiere of the concept in Geneva is occurring at the same time as prototype engineering assessments take place ..... more

Toyota FJ Cruiser updated
13th March, 2013
Toyota has boosted the appeal of its "go anywhere, do anything" FJ Cruiser 4x4 by more than doubling its fuel range and adding an off-road cruise control system known as CRAWL ..... more

Toyota updates Land Cruiser 200 Series
8th March, 2013
The legendary Toyota Land Cruiser has now become the first vehicle in the Toyota range to adopt the added safety of trailer sway control ..... more

New-generation Toyota RAV4 released
28th February, 2013
Toyota's new-generation RAV4 range has the choice of three engines and is well specified throughout. Each engine has the choice of two transmissions and there are three equipment grade levels, giving a total of 16 model variants ..... more

Toyota RAV4 prices announced
24th February, 2013
With the release of the new-generation RAV4 imminent, Toyota Australia has released the pricing* structure of their successful SUV. Expect to see the new models in local showrooms later this week ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota 86 GTS

1st February, 2013

Toyota 86 convertible concept
1st February, 2013
The FT-86 Open concept is a sneak preview of a possible future variant of the 86 that was launched in Australia last year. The concept has been developed to gauge customer reaction for an open-top version of the 86 ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota Corolla Ascent hatchback

8th January, 2013

Toyota's new RAV4 due soon
6th January, 2013
Local customers for the 2013 RAV4 will be offered more engine options than ever before - two four-cylinder petrol engines as well as the torquey four-cylinder common-rail diesel. The next-generation RAV4 reveals a boldly redesigned vehicle ..... more

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Toyota Aurion Prodigy

27th November, 2012

Toyota's new Corolla hatch released
13th November, 2012
While improving Corolla's standard equipment at every level, Toyota has reduced prices on three grades - Ascent, Ascent Sport and Levin SX - while holding prices on the luxury Levin ZR. The price for the new Corolla Ascent hatch is just $19,990* ..... more

Double Cab added to Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series range
11th October, 2012
Australia is the first market in the world to get the new LC79 double cab, which builds on the vehicle's tough, practical design. Now on sale, priced from $63,990* ..... more

Toyota's new Corolla released in Japan
9th September, 2012
Toyota's focus on European buying preferences - which are broadly similar to Australian tastes - has delivered edgier styling and a lower centre of gravity to further improve its dynamic performance ..... more

Out the door: 200 million Toyotas
31st July, 2012
Some 76 years and 11 months after the G1, Toyota has manufactured its 200 millionth vehicle ..... more

Toyota's Aero Package for 86 GTS sports car
22nd July, 2012
The aero package consists of a new front bumper skirt, side skirts, rear bumper skirt and a large rear spoiler ..... more

Toyota Tarago updated
18th July, 2012
Toyota has upgraded the Tarago range, repositioning prices by up to $3,500* and improving four-cylinder fuel economy with a new automatic transmission ..... more

BMW and Toyota collaboration
29th June, 2012
The collaboration between BMW and Toyota will see numerous advantages for both companies. For enthusiasts, the new deal will see a jointly developed sports car in several years ..... more

Toyota 86 released
24th June, 2012
Standard equipment for the new sports car includes seven airbags, a five-mode stability control system, traction control, anti-skid brakes, 16-inch alloy wheels (GT) or 17-inch alloy wheels (GTS), cruise control, air-conditioning, CD sound system, daytime running lamps (DRLs) and a multi-information display ..... more

Toyota Prius V released
15th June, 2012
The "V" behind the Prius V name stands for versatility - the first car in Australia to offer customers the flexibility of seven seats combined with a hybrid powertrain ..... more

Toyota's new toys
14th June, 2012
The vehicle, called the ”Camette”, has been designed firmly as a concept, with no plans for production ..... more

Toyota 86 sports car prices announced
4th June, 2012
With prices* beginning as low as $29,990*, there are bound to be many people excited by this new Toyota ..... more

Toyota Aurion gains 5 stars from ANCAP
24th May, 2012
The overall score was an excellent 36.59 (out of a possible 37), which is a higher score than a BMW 530d with six airbags (36.53) and Volvo S60 D3 with six airbags (36.34) ..... more

Toyota Aurion second-generation released
9th May, 2012
The upgraded five-model Toyota Aurion range is priced* from $36,490*. Aurion's distinctive styling and occupant comfort levels provide clear differentiation from other cars in its market segment ..... more

Toyota Prius C released
3rd May, 2012
The new Toyota Prius C brings hybrid technology to the market from $23,990*, or approximately $6,000 less than any other hybrid vehicle ..... more

Toyota Prius updated
3rd April, 2012
In addition to the upgrades and added features, Toyota has made Prius $1,000 more affordable at $33,990* - $6,000 below the price of the first-generation Prius when it was launched more than a decade ago ..... more

The new Toyota Camry Hybrid released
25th March, 2012
The newly released Toyota Camry Hybrid has scored an impressive motoring trifecta with boosts to power, economy and value when compared to the previous model ..... more

Toyota Prado Altitude released
23rd March, 2012
Prices for the LandCruiser Prado Altitude start from $68,490* for the petrol V6 model and $69,490* for the diesel ..... more

Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 production commences
20th March, 2012
Both the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 will be sold in Australia, with sales commencing later this year ..... more

Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series updated
9th March, 2012
Off-road technology has advanced across the range with a new multi-terrain anti-skid braking system that detects and automatically adapts to off-road conditions, supplementing the standard vehicle stability control and active traction control ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota LandCruiser

4th March, 2012

Toyota Prius C here next month
23rd February, 2012
Toyota expects to have the most affordable hybrid car on the Australian market when it launches the "Prius c" hatch late next month ..... more

Toyota 86 due for April release in Japan
8th February, 2012
Toyota will launch the "86" compact rear-wheel-drive sports car, which was exhibited at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011 as a production prototype, on 6th April throughout Japan ..... more

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All-new Toyota Camry released
11th December, 2011
Toyota Australia has released the all-new seventh-generation Camry featuring new styling with a more spacious interior and improved driving dynamics. The 2012 Toyota Camry combines a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission that deliver better performance while cutting fuel bills and emissions ..... more

Toyota Land Cruiser GX introduced
4th December, 2011
The GX has a 195 kW/650 Nm 4.5-litre V8 twin-turbo diesel engine, six-speed automatic transmission, full-time 4WD with Torsen limited-slip centre differential and two-speed transfer case ..... more

Toyota unveils new "86" sports car
28th November, 2011
The engine is installed front mid-ship to provide an ultra-low centre of gravity and low inertia. It is the world's only horizontally opposed engine and rear-wheel-drive package ..... more

Toyota Yaris arrives
7th November, 2011
Toyota has breathed new life into Yaris with new styling, a higher level of standard features and better value for money. Most prices are unchanged for the new hatch range, including the $14,990* entry price ..... more

Updated Toyota HiLux released
9th September, 2011
New styling and added features across the range plus reduced prices on many of the 35 HiLux variants have put Australia's top-selling utility in an even stronger position ..... more

The new Toyota Camry
24th August, 2011
Toyota Camry debuts a new design with a more spacious interior, improved driving dynamics and a quieter ride ..... more

Toyota RAV4 Altitude released
19th August, 2011
The Toyota RAV4 'Altitude' is based on the 2WD and AWD RAV4 four-cylinder CV models, with a list of nine added features. It is offered in 2WD with manual or automatic transmission, or as an AWD automatic ..... more

Toyota Land Cruiser 'Altitude' available
7th August, 2011
Prices start from $80,190* (MLP*) for the Altitude petrol model. The full list of added specification in the LandCruiser Altitude special edition model more than exceeds the added cost compared with the GXL model grade ..... more

Local input for new Toyota Yaris
5th August, 2011
Input by local Toyota engineers has ensured the chassis and steering for the next-generation Yaris hatch will suit Australian conditions and driver expectations ..... more

Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport launched
3rd August, 2011
This year's Corolla Ascent Sport hatch and sedan have 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, new aerodynamic features, improved audio equipment and added interior features ..... more (copyright image)

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Toyota Corolla Ascent

26th July, 2011

Toyota iQ going to America
21st July, 2011
The Toyota iQ concept car first debuted in 2007 at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Germany. Production of the iQ began in November 2008 at the Takaoka Plant in Japan. The Toyota iQ subsequently went on sale in Japan in November 2008 and in select European countries in early 2009 ..... more

Toyota HiLux update due in September
13th July, 2011
HiLux will reinforce its position as Australia's best-selling ute with the adoption of life-saving anti-skid brakes as standard across the range ..... more

Toyota FJ Cruiser recall
1st July, 2011
Due to an issue with airbags, the newly available Toyota FJ Cruiser is undergoing a recall ..... more

New Toyota Yaris due Q4
8th June, 2011
The new hatch features a completely redesigned exterior and a substantial increase in cabin space ..... more

Toyota FJ Cruiser released
27th March, 2011
Toyota FJ Cruiser has arrived on the Australian market as a one grade model. It is offered as a petrol V6 automatic with part-time 4WD and an electric rear differential lock. Competitively priced at $44,990* (MLP*), the Toyota FJ Cruiser will readily find buyers suggests Next Car's Editor who believes it is so different to everything else on the market that it will generate enough curiosity which will lead to a conversion into sales ..... more

Toyota Rukus Halo limited edition
17th March, 2011
The Rukus Halo LE has an exclusive exterior colour "Voodoo Blue" and unique blue highlights in the Dark Grey fabric seat/door trim ..... more

Release of Toyota FJ Cruiser imminent
8th March, 2011
The Toyota FJ Cruiser pays homage to several of the most compelling stylistic themes of the Land Cruiser FJ40 - renowned as a rugged, dependable vehicle that could travel to, and return from, any extreme environment ..... more

Toyota sports car getting closer
2nd March, 2011
The Toyota FT-86 II Concept is an entirely driver-oriented concept - designed to give form to the intrinsic joy of driving through precise, instantaneous responses to even the smallest throttle or steering input - for those who regard driving as a passion rather than a necessity ..... more

Toyota at Geneva Motor Show
7th February, 2011
Toyota will unveil the next major advances in its hybrid power technology strategy for sustainable future transport at the Geneva Motor Show 3rd-13th March 2011 ..... more

Toyota FJ Cruiser here next month
3rd February, 2011
The modern day FJ will appeal to serious off-road enthusiasts with its 200 kW, 380 Nm 4.0 litre petrol V6 engine, dual-range transfer case and large wheel articulation ..... more

Subaru Trezia for Europe
25th January, 2011
The Subaru Trezia, being a product of badge engineering, in conjunction with Toyota, won't be coming to Australia ..... more

Toyota Prius range expansion
23rd January, 2011
With the proposed expansion of the Prius line-up to four variants, the evolution of Prius may improve the acceptance of hybrids ..... more

Subaru & Toyota develop RWD sports car
16th January, 2011
A Subaru rear-wheel drive sports car is currently under joint development as part of the business alliance with Toyota Motor Corporation ..... more

2010: a bumper year of sales
6th January, 2011
“This is an exceptional outcome and is the second highest result on record and only the third time ever that the market exceeded more than one million sales,” FCAI Chief Executive Andrew McKellar said ..... more

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Toyota FJ Cruiser here in March
24th December, 2010
The Toyota FJ Cruiser, due for launch in March 2011, pays homage to the LandCruiser FJ40 of the 1960s with an interior that is functional and flexible without resorting to gimmicks ..... more

Euro road trial for Toyota iQ EV
25th November, 2010
The iQ EV is scheduled to go on sale in the USA in 2012, but Toyota is looking at its potential in other markets, including Europe, Japan and China ..... more

Toyota RAV4 EV
25th November, 2010
A total of 35 vehicles will be built for a demonstration and evaluation programme through 2011, aiming at market arrival of a fully-engineered vehicle in 2012 ..... more

Toyota Museum re-opens in USA
7th November, 2010
The Toyota USA Automobile Museum marked its “Grand Re-Opening” last week, with more than 100 models on display at its new, expanded facility ..... more

Toyota boosts HiAce diesel performance
5th November, 2010
Toyota has boosted the power of its popular HiAce turbo-diesel range by 25 per cent to 100 kW and increased active safety across the board ..... more

Toyota at SEMA
4th November, 2010
The Toyota Yaris is well-known as a value-driven sub-compact car with proven reliability and excellent fuel efficiency. It has also proven in past SEMA shows to be very versatile when it comes to customisation. The little sub-compact returns to the 2010 SEMA Show, this time proving it can also be converted into a very capable race car ..... more

Improved value for Toyota Yaris and Corolla
21st October, 2010
Toyota has improved the value of its top-selling Corolla by up to $2,410 and Yaris by as much as $1,700 by adding features and repositioning prices ..... more

Toyota Kluger boosts comfort, convenience and value
17th October, 2010
Toyota has upgraded its Kluger family wagon, increasing specification throughout and reducing prices by up to $1,000* ..... more

Toyota Land Cruiser 60th anniversary edition
14th October, 2010
Toyota is gearing up to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its iconic Land Cruiser wagon by releasing a special-edition model. Available for a limited time, the anniversary model provides more than $5,000 of extra equipment compared with the Land Cruiser 200 Series GXL on which it is based ..... more

Toyota Hilux receives safety upgrades
8th October, 2010
The 4x4 Double Cab turbo-diesel SR5 upgrade brings a raft of new active safety features as standard equipment, supplementing its existing passive safety of six airbags. Toyota has added vehicle stability control and traction control as standard equipment ..... more

Toyota FJ Cruiser coming to Australia
19th August, 2010
With looks like no other SUV, FJ Cruiser comes to Australia with a pedigree that stretches back 50 years to the legendary FJ40 LandCruiser. The modern vehicle captures this heritage with its body-on-frame structure, short wheelbase, stocky appearance and the arrangement of its headlights and grille ..... more

Toyota Corolla Ascent 'Sport' special edition launched
16th July, 2010
Toyota has launched a new Corolla hatchback special edition with alloy wheels, new aerodynamic features and improved audio equipment and interior features compared with the Corolla Ascent on which it is based ..... more

Toyota launches a new-look Corolla sedan
16th June, 2010
Toyota has cut prices on four of the five Corolla sedan variants by up to $400 while adding new equipment along with a sportier exterior and more stylish interior ..... more

Toyota #1 in May
6th June, 2010
So far in 2010, Toyota dealers have sold 86,213 vehicles - more than 31,000 ahead of its nearest rival. The latest figures show that Toyota was market leader in May with 17,832 sales ..... more

Toyota Rukus released
4th June, 2010
Toyota has launched its head-turning Rukus - a 'hip' urban alternative to small sports-utility vehicles and sports wagons. The Toyota Rukus challenges the norms of car design with a brazenly boxy shape that has become popular in Japan ..... more

Toyota introduce Aurion Touring
30th May, 2010
Toyota Aurion Touring has 13 additional features, worth more than $2,200, at no extra cost compared with entry-level Aurion AT-X sedan ..... more

2WD added to Toyota RAV4 line-up
27th May, 2010
Toyota's 2WD RAV4 models, available in CV and Cruiser grades, are priced $3,000 below their equivalent all-wheel drive models ..... more

Toyota Corolla world's #1 seller
24th May, 2010
A total of 908,661 drivers put a new Corolla on the road, thus continuing its 'career' as the world's most popular car ..... more

Toyota #1 in April
6th May, 2010
Australia's enjoyment with utes reached new heights last month with Toyota's HiLux topping the new-car sales charts ..... more

Toyota Rukus unveiled
20th April, 2010
Toyota has unveiled its new Rukus model, confirming the head-turning urban utility vehicle will go on sale here from 1st June ..... more

Toyota #1 for past 60 months
9th April, 2010
Figures released this week by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show the 'milestone' was achieved in March when Toyota sold more than 20,000 vehicles ..... more

Five-Millionth Toyota sold in Australia
7th April, 2010
Local fleets and individual Australian motorists have now purchased over five million Toyota vehicles ..... more

Mazda takes Toyota's hybrid help
29th March, 2010
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Mazda Motor Corporation have reached an agreement on the supply under license of hybrid technology used in the Toyota Prius ..... more

Toyota still showing FT-86 sports car
14th March, 2010
Toyota’s great driver-focused sports cars of the past have inspired its vision for a future-generation concept model that made its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show ..... more

Toyota Rukus coming
10th March, 2010
The new Toyota Rukus is an urban utility vehicle with head-turning styling that projects an aggressive appearance ..... more

Toyota remains #1 in February
7th March, 2010
Toyota Australia lifted its February sales over 17 per cent compared with the same month last year ..... more

Toyota's new Camry Hybrid
28th February, 2010
Using just 6.0 litres of regular unleaded petrol to travel 100 km*, Hybrid Camry is almost 32 per cent more frugal than the automatic petrol Camry ..... more

Toyota Prius Recall
10th February, 2010
Toyota have launched a global recall of the latest generation Prius in response to reports of inconsistent brake feel ..... more

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Toyota updates the HiLux
13th October, 2009
Australia's most popular ute, Toyota's HiLux, now offers even greater safety, comfort and convenience with upgrades announced last week ..... more

Toyota at Tokyo Motor Show
7th October, 2009
Toyota has announced that three concept vehicles are to highlight its exhibit for the 41st Tokyo Motor Show ..... more

Toyota Prado 3 door coming
6th October, 2009
Toyota's next-generation Land Cruiser Prado is out to prove that "less is more" with the introduction of sporty three-door versions for the first time in Australia ..... more

Toyota's new Aurion arrives
23rd September, 2009
Styling changes for Toyota Aurion include a new front mask, faster-acting LED stop and tail lamps, and new wheel designs across the range, including ten-spoke alloy wheels on entry-level AT-X ..... more

Toyota's new Prado is close
17th September, 2009
Toyota's new Prado is due to go on sale in Australia in November. It will feature new styling, improved performance and a raft of driver-assist technologies ..... more

Toyota Camry Hybrid Pilot Production Begins
1st September, 2009
Toyota Australia yesterday marked the start of pilot production of the fuel-efficient Hybrid Camry with a ceremony at the company's Altona plant in Melbourne's west ..... more

Toyota updates the Land Cruiser 70 Series
24th August, 2009
Toyota has beefed up its Land Cruiser 70 Series 'work horses' with improved passive safety, comfort and features ..... more

Record sales as new Toyota Prius launches
14th August, 2009
The launch of all-new third-generation Toyota Prius has helped propel the world's best-selling hybrid car to an all-time sales record in Australia ..... more

Toyota RAV4 gains an "Edge"
11th August, 2009
Consumers will pay just $750 extra for the added features that include 17-inch alloy wheels (including the spare wheel), reverse-parking sonar sensors, roof rails and privacy glass for the rear, rear-quarter and rear-door windows ..... more

Toyota Corolla tops the sales charts
6th August, 2009
More Australian motorists bought a Toyota Corolla in July than any other vehicle, according to official sales figures released yesterday ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota Corolla Levin ZR

30th July, 2009

An Edge for Toyota Yaris
28th July, 2009
The special-edition cars add value to the Yaris by providing more than $1,000 of added specification for just $500 ..... more

New Toyota Camry Announced
21st July, 2009
The appeal of Toyota Camry - Australia's best-selling mid-size car for the past 15 years - has been boosted by upgrades that further improve its fuel-efficiency, styling, features and value ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota Land Cruiser VX

15th July, 2009

Benefits Of Toyota's Local Manufacturing
5th July, 2009
Toyota Australia opened its manufacturing plant to dealers and sales staff recently to highlight the economic importance of the company's locally-made vehicles ..... more

Aston Martin “Cygnet” Inspired By Toyota's iQ
1st July, 2009
Toyota’s revolutionary iQ platform is about to reset traditional thinking, with plans that the world’s smallest four-seater will serve as the basis for a new luxury commuter car to be exclusively built for and sold to Aston Martin owners ..... more

Toyota Extends Prius Battery Warranty To Eight Years
29th June, 2009
Fewer than one-quarter of one per cent of Prius hybrid batteries have been replaced in almost eight years of sales ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota Land Cruiser 76 Series GXL Wagon

28th June, 2009

Toyota Prius: Not All Hybrids Are Equal
24th June, 2009
In the third-generation Prius, Toyota engineers have made comprehensive improvements to this award-winning Hybrid Synergy Drive technology ..... more

Toyota Australia 2008-09 Financial Results
22nd June, 2009
Toyota Australia has reported a net profit after tax of $123.4 million for the period 1st April 2008, to 31st March 2009. Sales revenue for the period was $8.8 billion ..... more

Space-Age Controls In Toyota Prius Keep Your Eyes On The Road
17th June, 2009
The third-generation Prius features an ergonomically advanced interior that contributes to improved safety by reducing driver eye movement for better concentration on the road ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota RAV4 ZR6

8th June, 2009

Aurion Touring Special Edition Celebrates Toyota's 50th Anniversary
25th May, 2009
The refreshed Aurion "Touring" Special Edition offers more than $2,700 of added equipment at no extra cost compared with entry-level Aurion AT-X sedan ..... more

Toyota Camry "Touring" Special Edition Released
14th May, 2009
Celebrations for Toyota's 50th anniversary in Australia include a new special edition of the top-selling Camry ..... more

Advanced Safety Technology In New Prius
8th May, 2009
A radar antenna at the front of the new Prius is central to the technologies that combine to reduce the risk and severity of crashes ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota Yaris YRS

23rd April, 2009

New Toyota Prius Has Cool Technology - No Sweat!
22nd April, 2009
Toyota's next-generation Prius offers "cool" technology - literally - that dramatically reduces in-car temperatures and saves fuel ..... more

How To Grow A Prius In Your Backyard
8th April, 2009
The plant-based plastics replace conventional plastics which are made using petro-chemicals, cutting CO2 emissions over the life of the product ..... more

New Toyota Prius Turns Drivers Into "Bowser Wowsers"
26th March, 2009
Drivers can select three "on demand" drive modes - EV, ECO and POWER - that supplement normal driving with new Prius' 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, 60 kW electric motor and seamless intelligent electronic transmission ..... more

Toyota Kluger Altitude Offers Extra Value
15th March, 2009
Features beyond the standard KX-R include a tilt-and-slide moonroof and DVD rear-seat entertainment system with nine inch screen and wireless headphones ..... more

Toyota Develops World's First Rear Seat Centre Airbag
13th March, 2009
Toyota has developed the world's first rear seat centre airbag to help reduce the severity of passenger injuries in side-on collisions ..... more

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A Dud For Rudd
11th June, 2008
Hybrid vehicles, using petrol rather than diesel, are seen by Next Car's editor, Stephen Walker, as a wasted opportunity. Efficient diesels, such as those powering Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Renault and Volkswagen vehicles, amongst others, are saving Australians money at the bowsers and are reducing the CO2 burden on our environment ..... more

U.S. Debut of 2006 Toyota RAV4
3rd November, 2005
Toyota unveiled the all-new third-generation RAV4 at the 2005 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. We show the first images in Australia ..... more

Toyota Infringement Of Antonov Patents Update
19th October, 2005
Update: The case received its preliminary hearing on 22nd September, 2005 having previously been postponed by the company to allow further negotiations with Toyota ..... more

America's Toyota FJ Cruiser
11th February, 2005
A retro-look Toyota for America has been unveilled at the Chicago Motor Show. It will come as a 4x2 or 4x4, with power from a 4-litre V6. It's more downmarket than upmarket ..... more

America's New Toyota Avalon Debuts in Detroit
11th January, 2005
Next Car is the first Australian media outlet to fully describe America's new Toyota Avalon, which debuts at the 2005 Detroit Motor Show ..... more

Toyota Camry Solara convertible revealed
5th February, 2004
America's Camry is now available as a convertible ..... more (copyright image)

Toyota Corolla

July, 2003

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