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On board with Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016

Read the full article here. Jump on board the Toyota Genuine Parts AE86 for some drift action with the father of modern drifting, the Drift King himself, Keiichi Tsuchiya, as he slides Australian drift veteran Beau Yates’s rebuilt Hachi-Roku around Sydney Motorsport Park for World Time Attack Challenge 2016...

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Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016: The story behind the ultimate Toyota 86 fairy tale

Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016: The story behind the ultimate Toyota 86 fairy tale

At this year's World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) 2016 at Sydney Motorsport Park, an incredibly rare and special moment occurred when the man widely considered to be the father of modern drifting, Keiichi Tsuchiya, performed a drift demonstration in a meticulously rebuilt 1984 Toyota AE86 Corolla – a car synonymous with drifting culture the world over...


Toyota 86 modifiers and customisers acknowledged, embraced by local division
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Toyota 86 modifiers and customisers acknowledged, embraced by local division

Since launching locally in mid-2012, more than 16,000 Toyota 86 models have been sold and, Toyota Australia admits, a large part of the sports cars' success has come through the model's association with the aftermarket world of modifiers and customisation...


2016 Toyota 86 Blackline Edition Review
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2016 Toyota 86 Blackline Edition Review

Offering unique styling inside and out but the same basic underpinnings, the 2016 Toyota 86 Blackline Edition is one for the particularly keen...

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Toyota Auris TRD unveiled in South Africa
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Toyota Auris TRD unveiled in South Africa

Toyota has unveiled the Toyota Auris TRD in South Africa. The Auris, a rebadged version of the Toyota Corolla, features a supercharged engine and sporty highlights in TRD trim. It will replace the local Toyota Auris SportX. The sporty Toyota Auris TRD features a 1.6-litre supercharged four-cylinder engine producing 133kW of power and 202Nm of torque, up 36kW compared with the SportX...


2011 Lexus IS F Club Sport editions unveiled at Tokyo Auto Salon
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2011 Lexus IS F Club Sport editions unveiled at Tokyo Auto Salon

The Lexus IS F sports sedan has been given a racing makeover by Lexus and Toyota Racing Development (TRD), and the final products have just been unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon. Introducing the Lexus IS F Circuit Club Sport Racer and Lexus IS F Club Performance Accessory...


Toyota F1 team selling serious go-fast bits
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Toyota F1 team selling serious go-fast bits

The race merchandise kiosk just got a whole lot more exciting with Toyota's Formula One team set to offer high-tech parts from its past racing cars alongside the familiar caps, shirts and key rings. Almost everything will be available for the public to buy from real carbon fibre wings to brake callipers and alloy wheels - at a disturbingly reasonable price...


Toyota Australia axes TRD brand
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Toyota Australia axes TRD brand

Toyota Australia has pulled the plug on its TRD performance brand, citing the current global financial crisis as the determining factor. Just 888 TRD vehicles have been delivered since the brand was established in Australia, with the last model set to roll off the production line on March 31, 2009...


Toyota HiLux WorkMate model upgrade
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Toyota HiLux WorkMate model upgrade

Already leading the race in new vehicle sales year-to-date, Toyota is now rolling out the new member of the HiLux family, the WorkMate, for the first time with automatic transmission. The new WorkMate single cab and double cab automatic models take the HiLux 4x2 range to 16 models and will no doubt strengthen Toyota’s strong sales record...


Toyota gets tough on counterfeit parts
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Toyota gets tough on counterfeit parts

Toyota Australia has sent a warning to all repair workshops across the country warning that selling and fitting counterfeit parts is putting their businesses at risk. Evidence suggests some workshops have been illegally importing counterfeit parts (these differ from non-genuine parts as they are branded with the Toyota logo) which can be sourced at fraction of the cost of the genuine article to try and boost profits at shop level...


Toyota reports all-time record sales
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Toyota reports all-time record sales

Toyota has broken an all-time industry record this month, becoming the first car company in Australia to sell in excess of 25,000 vehicles in a single month. Sales figures released today reveal that Toyota sold more than 25,600 cars for the month of June, breaking its own record of 24,539 which it set 12 months ago...


Toyota HiLux tops April sales
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Toyota HiLux tops April sales

The figures are in and Australia's best selling car for April didn't have a Holden or Ford badge - and it wasn't a Corolla. The Toyota HiLux instead reigned supreme, with sales of 3814 vehicles, up 27.1 per cent on April 2007. Despite our love for the iconic Australian ute, this is the first time one has ever topped the monthly sales chart, just ahead of the Corolla with 3722 sales in second place...


Toyota enters Aussie Super Series
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Toyota enters Aussie Super Series

Toyota Australia has announced it will compete in the Aussie Racing Cars Super Series with the TRD Aurion, making it the first manufacturer to directly support the series. The TRD Aurion entry will be far from standard, using a scaled-down body shell of the new TRD Aurion and a 1.2-litre engine - and no that's not a typo...