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Toyota dealers in Australia won’t stop buyers selling their LandCruiser 300 Series after they take delivery

Toyota dealers in Australia have cast doubt on reports out of Japan claiming the car giant is trying to stop buyers selling their new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series within 12 months of taking delivery. A comment by a Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series customer in Japan – posted on the social media platform Twitter – claimed he was asked to sign an agreement to not immediately sell the vehicle...

2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series police car and base model imagined

The 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series is just around the corner – due in Australian showrooms in the last few months of this year. It will bring to an end the 14-year run of the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series which is almost sold out. We’ve already been given a preview of what the most expensive models in the 2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series range will look like, in the form of the Sahara replacement and a rugged new GR Sport variant...

2025 Toyota HiLux imagined: Our wish list for the next generation 

The Toyota HiLux has been Australia’s top-selling vehicle for the past five years in a row and is on track to notch up sixth win in 2021. When the Toyota HiLux took out top spot in 2016, it was the first time in Australian motoring history a workhorse had led the new-car market. Although it seems the Toyota HiLux’s winning streak has no end in sight, it is about to face its toughest competition to date...

2022 Toyota Prius C (Aqua) revealed for Japan, not for Australia

The 2022 Toyota Aqua has been revealed in Japan, as the second generation of the car previously sold in Australia as the Prius C. However, unlike the first-generation model, the new Prius C/Aqua won't come to Australia, with the role of a city-sized hybrid hatchback filled in the Toyota Australia range by the new Yaris Hybrid...

Toyota hybrid sales pass 200,000 in Australia, delays for RAV4 still out to six months

Toyota Australia has now sold more than 200,000 hybrid cars – more than any other manufacturer locally – passing the major milestone in May 2021. In a statement issued by Toyota Australia today – 15 July 2021 – the company reported a total of 210,817 hybrids have been sold locally to the end of June 2021, led by Camry, RAV4, Corolla and Prius (full list at the bottom of this story)...

Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series sales up 70 per cent, despite new model around the corner

The Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series has posted a record half-year result in 2021 – despite the all-new replacement Toyota LandCruiser 300 arriving soon. Australians have continued to buy large four-wheel drive in record numbers so far in 2021, as international travel remains a pipe dream amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic...

Nissan Patrol sales to surge in second half of 2021 as production ramps up after lengthy delays

Nissan Patrol customers who placed orders months ago – and are still waiting – will likely not need to wait much longer. After months of delays, production of the Nissan Patrol is about to ramp up. Dealers have been advised by Nissan Australia they will be receiving “strong quantities” of Patrol allocations from the factory in Japan in July and August, to help fulfil remaining back orders before summer...

2021 Toyota Prado price rises and spec changes: More safety tech for base models

Prices for the 2021 Toyota Prado have gone up by between $777 and $990 as advanced safety technology is added to the two base models, while the two top grades gain new wheel designs. The 2021 Toyota Prado range now starts from $60,830 plus on-road costs for the five-seat GX (third row option is $2550 extra), $67,530 plus on-road costs for the seven-seat GXL, $77,157 plus on-road costs for the luxury VX model, and tops out at $87,807 plus on-road costs for the flagship Kakadu edition...

VFACTS June 2021: New-car sales results show utes fill top three spots for second time in history

For only the second time in Australian automotive history, utes filled the top three sales spots outright in a given month, with record Ford Ranger sales leading the market ahead of the Toyota HiLux and Isuzu D-Max in June 2021. The first time utes dominated the Top Three was in June 2018, when the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger led the Mitsubishi Triton in third place...

Toyota HiAce plug-in hybrid coming in 2023 – report

Petrol-electric plug-in hybrid power is coming to the Toyota HiAce van, according to news reports out of Japan. The website Spyder7 claims a revised version of the latest generation of Toyota's HiAce van launched in Australia in 2019 will be unveiled in Japan in 2022, bringing with it the option of plug-in hybrid petrol power to sell alongside the diesel...

Toyota GR Yaris order books temporarily shut due to high demand

Toyota has placed a pause on new orders for its 2021 Toyota GR Yaris hot hatch, as customer interest has seen demand outstrip supply, pushing wait times back into 2022. Effective from 1 July 2021 (this Thursday), Toyota Australia will no longer receive new GR Yaris orders – and it's unclear how long order books will be closed for, with the brand stating it will "announce a recommencement of [orders]...