Toyota

Toyota started its automotive division in 1933 through the founder's son, Kiichiro Toyoda. Toyota sells 14 different models in Australia. The Toyota Camry is built locally whilst other models, such as the Hilux, Corolla, Aurion and ever popular small car the Yaris, are imported from Japan, Thailand and other nations. Toyota prides itself on quality, durability, reliability, innovation, safety and sustainability. Toyota produced its first car in 1935, called the A1. In 1937 Toyota Motor Company was founded and has gone on to become the world's largest car manufacturer by volume.
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BMW, Toyota working together on a smaller, cheaper Mini model - report

According to a report, BMW and Toyota have begun investigating how they might produce a smaller and cheaper model to serve as a new entry point for the Mini range...

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Toyota RND Concept is an elaborate joke promotion for Red Nose Day
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Toyota RND Concept is an elaborate joke promotion for Red Nose Day

Yesterday we showed you a teaser image of a so-called Toyota RND Concept, which, it turns out, was simply a gag to promote Red Nose Day. The mysterious teaser image issued by Toyota (below) was accompanied with words that generated a lot of the excitement and chatter amongst car-loving parts of the internet – including our own comments thread...


Toyota Mirai production increased thanks to strong order book
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Toyota Mirai production increased thanks to strong order book

Production of the 2015 hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai will be increased by 75 per cent over originally forecasts thanks to strong interest from buyers in Japan. The revised Toyota Mirai production plan calls for 700 fuel cell sedans to be built this year (up from 400). The company then plans to make around 2000 Mirais in 2016 and roughly 3000 in 2017...


Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM
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Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM

Toyota has edged out Volkswagen for the 2014 global sales crown by just 90,000 vehicles. In figures released overnight, Toyota Motor Corporation sold a total of 10.23 million vehicles throughout 2014, with 9.15 million cars attributed to Toyota (up two per cent). 915,000 vehicles were sold under the Daihatsu brand (up five per cent), while 168,000 Hino trucks (up four per cent) were delivered to customers...


Toyota RND Concept promises to be revolutionary and fun to drive, will be revealed January 27
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Toyota RND Concept promises to be revolutionary and fun to drive, will be revealed January 27

The Japanese giant has announced that it will unveil the Toyota RND Concept next week, and promises that the car will be ground-breaking, affordable and fun to drive. The Toyota RND Concept will make its debut on January 26 UK time (January 27 AEDT). After this the RND will head into "fast-track development that should see it changing the face of motoring within weeks"...


2015 Toyota Yaris Review: Ascent manual
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Toyota Yaris Review: Ascent manual

The base model Toyota Yaris Ascent is now cheaper and better equipped than ever. Matt Campbell assesses the 1.3-litre five-door hatch.

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2016 Toyota Tacoma pick-up revealed ahead of Detroit motor show unveiling
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2016 Toyota Tacoma pick-up revealed ahead of Detroit motor show unveiling

It may not be the long-awaited replacement for the Toyota HiLux, but the US-market 2016 Toyota Tacoma may well offer a few hints as to what to expect from the Japanese brand's new ute. The "all-new" Toyota Tacoma will be unveiled at the 2015 Detroit auto show next week, bringing a significant styling update including a revised, chunkier looking front-end, as well as a more chiselled behind...


Toyota Fortuner : HiLux-based seven-seat SUV "very appealing" for Australia
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Toyota Fortuner : HiLux-based seven-seat SUV "very appealing" for Australia

The next-generation Toyota Fortuner that is being developed in Australia is a chance to join the growing fleet of ute-based off-road SUVs in local showrooms, according to the car maker’s sales boss. Toyota Australia executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb confirmed the local division is eyeing the new, second-generation version of the HiLux-based Fortuner, which expected to launch globally from 2016...


Toyota sales boss admits "we have to get better" to stop market share decline
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Toyota sales boss admits "we have to get better" to stop market share decline

Yesterday’s announcement of 2014’s new vehicle sales results gave Toyota Australia a lot to brag about. The Big T was the most popular brand across the country for the 12th consecutive year and the 18th year overall. It’s also the top seller in every state and territory...


Toyota Australia embarks on culture shift to "lift our game"
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Toyota Australia embarks on culture shift to "lift our game"

Toyota Australia’s head of sales and marketing admits a “once-in-a-lifetime” overhaul of the brand’s culture is required to help Toyota and its dealers “lift our game”. Toyota Australia executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb (pictured below) said the company was “taking for nothing for granted” despite today announcing another industry-leading sales result for 2014 in which Toyota sold 203,501 new vehicles...


Toyota passes on free trade agreement cuts to more than 100,000 customers
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Toyota passes on free trade agreement cuts to more than 100,000 customers

Toyota Australia says more than 100,000 local customers will benefit from its move to cut prices across its range of Japan-sourced vehicles ahead of the finalisation of Australia’s free trade agreement (FTA) with the Asian nation. Price cuts of up to $7630 have been applied to some of the company’s most popular passenger cars and SUVs, including the Yaris, Corolla hatchback, RAV4, Prado and LandCruiser, as well as its commercial vans...


Toyota Corolla: Australia's best-selling car in 2014
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Toyota Corolla: Australia's best-selling car in 2014

The Toyota Corolla has taken out the title of best-selling vehicle in 2014, claiming top-spot honours for the second year straight by just pipping the Mazda 3. The Corolla notched up 43,735 sales over the calendar year - just a few hundred units more than its nearest rival, which also happens to be a Japanese small car, the Mazda 3 (43,313)...


Toyota makes its hydrogen fuel cell patents freely available
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Toyota makes its hydrogen fuel cell patents freely available

At its press conference at this year’s CES, Toyota has announced that it will open up its hydrogen fuel cell patent library to its competitors and collaborators. On stage, accompanying Bob Carter, Toyota USA's senior vice president in charge of automotive operations, was a production version of the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan...


2015 Toyota New Cars
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2015 Toyota New Cars

Details of the new and updated Toyota models launching in Australia in 2015.   Toyota Prius C – Q1 Following its unveiling at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, the revamped Toyota Prius C will arrive in local showrooms by March 2015. Sporting a marginally more aggressive design including LED headlights and a restyled bumper – not to mention three new colours – it looks a little fresher from the outside...


Electric cars comparison : BMW i8 v Holden Volt v Mitsubishi PHEV v Nissan Leaf v Toyota Prius
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Electric cars comparison : BMW i8 v Holden Volt v Mitsubishi PHEV v Nissan Leaf v Toyota Prius

Dan and Tegan put five classes of electric vehicles to the test - ranging from compact city cars, to the new BMW i8 sports car.


2014 Toyota Kluger Grande Review : LT1
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Toyota Kluger Grande Review : LT1

Toyota's big seven-seat family SUV - the Kluger Grande - joins the CA Melbourne long-term fleet.


Toyota Prius V Review: Death Valley road trip
Rating: 810 /10
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Toyota Prius V Review: Death Valley road trip

We hit the road in the Toyota Prius V on an all-American road trip.


2015 Toyota HiLux Review: Black Edition
Rating: 610 /10
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2015 Toyota HiLux Review: Black Edition

Limited to 1000 units, the Toyota hills Black Edition makes the most of what might be the current model's final fling.


Toyota Australia to close Sydney offices, consolidate in Melbourne
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Toyota Australia to close Sydney offices, consolidate in Melbourne

Toyota Australia will consolidate its corporate operations in Melbourne after it ceases local production in 2017, forcing roughly 100 white-collar workers into redundancy and others at its Sydney headquarters to consider a move south. In a statement released on Wednesday, the company confirmed it would close its Sydney offices – currently home to more than 300 sales and marketing employees – before 2018...


Toyota RAV4 goes red for record
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Toyota RAV4 goes red for record

Fancy a Toyota RAV4 but not quite won over by its demure cabin? The company has an answer.  The company’s 20-year old nameplate is on track to break its all-time sales record in 2014 as more and more buyers flock to a segment it helped populate...


Toyota Corolla RZ special edition launches from $22,290
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Toyota Corolla RZ special edition launches from $22,290

The Toyota Corolla RZ special edition has launched in Australia, injecting a dose of sporting flair into the top-selling small hatch range. Priced from $22,290 before on-road costs with the standard six-speed manual transmission and $24,540 with the optional automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT), Toyota says the Corolla RZ adds $2000 in features for just $1000 over the Ascent Sport on which it’s based...


Scion iM concept previews new Corolla-based sports hatch
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Scion iM concept previews new Corolla-based sports hatch

Toyota’s North American performance arm Scion has unveiled the Corolla-based iM concept at the Los Angeles auto show. The Scion iM concept offers a thinly veiled look at a new sporty hatchback based on Toyota’s top-selling small car that will debut in production form at April’s New York auto show...


2015 Toyota Prius C facelift revealed
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2015 Toyota Prius C facelift revealed

The 2015 Toyota Prius C was revealed at today’s Los Angeles auto show, premiering a fresh look and a revised interior. The first update for the city-sized Prius C introduces a new exterior design comprising an expansive black hexagonal grille that dominates the front end, reshaped headlights with standard LED headlamps, a restyled front bumper with new fog lights and indicators, shark-fin roof antenna and redesigned ‘light pipe’ LED tail-lights...


Toyota HiLux v Toyota Tundra : Comparison review
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Toyota HiLux v Toyota Tundra : Comparison review

Utes such as the Toyota HiLux are big business in Australia – they account for about one in six new vehicle sales annually – but the country’s top-selling dual-cab looks positively pint-sized when compared to its more generously proportioned bigger brother from the US, the Toyota Tundra...


Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle detailed in full
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Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle detailed in full

After a considerable period of teasing, Japan's largest automaker has revealed all the details about its new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, the Toyota Mirai. At the Mirai's heart is the latest iteration of Toyota's fuel-cell stack, which generates water vapour and up to 114kW of power by combining hydrogen stored on-board with oxygen extracted from the atmosphere...


BMW working on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered 'i5' with Toyota - report
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BMW working on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered 'i5' with Toyota - report

The hydrogen fuel-cell drivetrain powering the new Toyota Mirai could, if reports are correct, end up underneath a third BMW i model, possibly named the BMW i5. Unnamed sources within BMW have told Autocar that the Bavarian car company is working with Toyota to develop a new hydrogen fuel-cell car...


Toyota global president Akio pedals a turbo 86 rally car before waving goodbye to Australia
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Toyota global president Akio pedals a turbo 86 rally car before waving goodbye to Australia

Akio Toyoda, president of the world’s biggest car maker Toyota, has flown home after his whirlwind visit to Australia, a place he labelled the “perfect testing ground” for vehicle development.  News broke last week of Toyoda’s mystery visit to local shores, the first since February when he personally informed staff at the Altona factory in Melbourne’s west that the plant would shut from the end of 2017...


Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car to be launched in Japan this week
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Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car to be launched in Japan this week

The world’s biggest car maker Toyota has made a bold statement about what it sees as a bright future for hydrogen-powered cars by calling its new fuel-cell vehicle the Mirai.  Mirai, for those of us who do not speak a Japanese dialect, roughly translates as “the future”...


City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio
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City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio

In the past few months, fresh technology once the reserve of expensive premium cars has made a final cascade to one of the most affordable classes – light hatchbacks. The ‘cascade effect’ is nothing new in the automotive industry, where advanced equipment starts only in the priciest cars and eventually filters down into cheaper models as years go by...


Toyota 86 race series planned for Australia in 2016
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Toyota 86 race series planned for Australia in 2016

Toyota Australia is planning a one-make motorsport series for its top-selling sports car, the Toyota 86. Toyota Australia executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said the company intended to make a formal announcement of the 86 motorsport competition in the first half of next year before kicking off the series in 2016...