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Toyota Clicks With Car Buyers

Oct 29, 2014. By Toyota Australia.

Toyotas SUVs  popular among on-line searches for new and used vehicles. (Clockwise from front: FJ Cruiser, RAV4, LandCruiser 200, Kluger, and LandCruiser Prado).

Toyota is the most popular brand for online searches among people looking to buy new and used vehicles, according to a new report. More people stipulated Toyota as their brand of choice ahead of any other marque when searching for vehicles at leading consumer website CarsGuide.com.au. Toyota vehicles also claimed five of the top 10 online searches, based on internal Google analytics figures released by the site for the three months to the end of September. Toyota LandCruiser was the most searched vehicle while other Toyota vehicles in the top 10 were HiLux (3rd), RAV4 (5th), Corolla (7th) and Camry (9th).

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Toyotas SUVs  popular among on-line searches for new and used vehicles. (Clockwise from front: FJ Cruiser, RAV4, LandCruiser 200, Kluger, and LandCruiser Prado).

Oct 29, 2014

Toyota Clicks With Car Buyers

Toyota is the most popular brand for online searches among people looking to buy new and used vehicles, according to a new report.More people stipulated Toyota as their brand of choice ahead of any other marque when searching for vehicles at leading consumer website CarsGuide.com.au.

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Toyota Camry upgraded at no extra cost (Camry Hybrid HL shown).

Oct 28, 2014

Toyota Upgrades Camry at No Extra Cost

Toyota has upgraded the audio systems and made a reversing camera++ standard on its best-selling Camry range.The running changes come at no extra cost for the four petrol and two petrol-electric hybrid Camry variants.

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Toyota Racing  a dominant 1-2 victory in Japan.

Oct 14, 2014

Toyota Racing Dominates Japan

Toyota Racing maintained its unbeaten record on home ground in Japan with a dominant one-two victory in the Six Hours of Fuji, the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Toyota is the worlds most valuable brand for the 11th year in a row

Oct 13, 2014

Toyota Worlds Most Valuable Automotive Brand

Toyota's investment in future mobility, including zero-emission vehicles and its focus on sustainability and innovation, have contributed to a 20-per-cent increase in its brand value over the past year.

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After strong September sales Toyota expects demand in the fourth quarter to be helped by the recent releases of an additional variant to the HiLux range and the new-look Yaris hatch (Yaris ZR pictured).

Oct 3, 2014

Toyota Powers to Third Quarter Leadership

A September demand surge for its vehicles of more than 2.2 per cent compared with the same month last year has powered Toyota to a third quarter sales result above 50,000.Strong customer demand across the board in the first month of Spring has set the Australian motor industry up for a sprint finish in the fourth quarter, according to Toyota Australia Divisional Manager of National Sales, Scott Thompson.

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HiLux Black aggressive black features that also exude style

Oct 3, 2014

Toyota Hilux Black is The New Black

Toyota has added an edgy new style to the ruggedness of Australia's best-selling four-wheel-drive with the unveiling of a special-edition model dubbed HiLux Black.

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Toyota expands the HiLux range for miners and other business operators.

Sep 23, 2014

New Toyota Hilux Helps Business - Automatically!

Toyota Australia today expanded its top-selling HiLux range with a new variant specifically developed for the mining sector and for small to medium-size businesses such as plumbers, electricians and building industry contractors.

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Yaris ZR in Cherry Red

Sep 23, 2014

New-Look Toyota Yaris: Bolder Styling and Even Better Value

Toyota's new-look Yaris hatch delivers bolder styling that creates greater emotional appeal and adopts in-demand features that build on the traditional attributes of quality, durability, reliability and value.

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Toyota C-HR concept: a bold new dynamic design.

Sep 22, 2014

Toyota Presents Stunning Vision For New SUV

Toyota has released images of a stunning concept car that provides the first hint of a type of vehicle the company would like to bring to the small SUV market.

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Neal Bates and Coral Taylor sealed their third successive title in the classic section of the Australian Rally Championship with victory at Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour.

Sep 16, 2014

Bates and Taylor Seal Third Successive Classic Championship

Neal Bates and Coral Taylor have sealed their third successive title in the Classic section of the Australian Rally Championship after cruising to victory at Rally Australia last weekend.

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Toyota: the most trusted automotive brand in Australia for the ninth year in a row.

Sep 8, 2014

Australians Trust Toyota The Most: Survey

Toyota has been named the most trusted automotive brand in Australia for the ninth consecutive year.

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Toyota Chooses Australia for Key Driving Project

Sep 3, 2014

Toyota Chooses Australia for Key Driving Project

Toyota Motor Corporation has chosen Australia to conduct an innovative driving and training project that will play an important role for future generations of its vehicles for the world.

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Toyota Corolla tops the sales charts as Australias best-selling vehicle for the sixth consecutive month.

Sep 3, 2014

Toyota Leads Rivals By 80 Per Cent

Toyota outsold its nearest rival by more than 80 per cent in August as Corolla topped the sales charts for the sixth consecutive month.

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Neal Bates has been inducted into the ACT Sport Hall of Fame.

Sep 1, 2014

Bates inducted into ACT Sport Hall of Fame

Australian motorsport icon and Canberra local Neal Bates has been inducted into the ACT Sport Hall of Fame, his second major accolade of 2014.Bates, 49, was recognised for his longstanding contribution and dedication to motorsport and received full membership to the Hall of Fame.

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Toyotas new-generation Kluger is one of six Toyota vehicles recommended for new-car buyers by a motoring website. (Kluger Grande shown)

Aug 28, 2014

Toyota vehicles recommended for consumers

Six Toyota vehicles including the locally built Camry Hybrid have been named as top picks for Australian new-car buyers by the Carsales editorial site motoring.com.au.

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GoPlaces with Toyota Magazine Reader Feedback Survey Competition Winners

Aug 18, 2014

GoPlaces with Toyota Magazine Reader Feedback Survey Competition Winners.

Winners for our recent promotion have been announced.

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Double Take! Second Stunning Toyota Ft-1 Sports Car Concept

Aug 14, 2014

Double Take! Second Stunning Toyota Ft-1 Sports Car Concept

Proof that its beauty lies on the inside and out, Toyota revealed today a second interior styling and exterior colour for an upscale interpretation of its sensational FT-1 sports car concept.Developed by Calty Design Research in Newport Beach, California, the concept vehicle's graphite exterior paint and light, saddle-coloured leather accents went on display for the first time at the Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival gala held on California's Monterey Peninsula.

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Toyota Prado shows a clean pair of heels with a new design at the rear for the Altitude special-edition model.

Aug 13, 2014

Toyota Prado Shows A Clean Pair Of Heels!

Toyota's LandCruiser Prado is showing the world a clean pair of heels - building on its market-leading sales success with a special-edition model that features an entirely new design at the rear.For the first time in its 18-year history in Australia, local motorists can now purchase a Prado with the spare tyre located out of sight under the vehicle rather than fitted to the rear door.

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Toyota drives employee support program

Aug 5, 2014

Toyota drives employee support program

As part of its ongoing support plan, Toyota Australia today launched the first phase of its 'DRIVE' program to assist employees prepare for their future after the end of manufacturing in 2017.For the next four years, employees will be able to visit DRIVE centres located at both the Altona manufacturing plant and Port Melbourne head office to speak to case managers about their future plans.

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Neal Bates and Coral Taylor extended their lead in the classic section of the Australian Rally Championship with victory at Rally SA.

Aug 5, 2014

Bates and Taylor build lead in 'Survival of the Fittest' title race

Neal Bates and Coral Taylor have extended their lead in the classic section of the Australian Rally Championship after last weekend's victory at Rally SA - with Bates describing the battle for the series as 'survival of the fittest'.

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Toyotas Corolla is Australias best-selling car so far this year. (Toyota Corolla Sedan ZR and Corolla Hatch Levin ZR pictured.)

Aug 5, 2014

Toyota Corolla - Five times a winner

Toyota's Corolla is Australia's best-selling car to date in 2014 after topping the sales charts in each of the past five months.Combined sales of the popular hatch and sedan totalled 3,800 last month, lifting the Corolla's tally to almost 26,000 for the year - enough to give it a narrow overall lead.

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Toyota Fleet Specialists

Jul 24, 2014

Toyota Fleet Specialists build bikes for charity

When Toyota Fleet Specialists met for a two-day conference in Brisbane, they had a special job to complete. Beyond discovering new ways to help fleet customers, the team also made time to build a fleet of bikes from scratch to boost the spirits of sick children at Brisbane's Mater Hospital.

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David Robinson and his fleet of HiAce

Jul 24, 2014

HiAce reaches 1,000,000km thanks to good servicing and genuine parts

Toyota has built a solid reputation for reliability and toughness in work vehicles like the HiAce. As one customer has discovered, regular servicing and using Toyota Genuine Parts and Accessories has meant all the difference to the mileage he's been able to get out of his 1996 Toyota HiAce.

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Special Edition Camry RZ

Jul 24, 2014

Stand out from the crowd with the Special Edition Camry RZ

There's plenty to like about the Special Edition Camry RZ - a sportier look, stylish extras and a dynamic colour range. But the big news is that from June 2014, it will be available in strictly limited numbers at a fleet-friendly price.

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Toyota's hybrid range consists of Prius, Prius c, Prius v and Camry Hybrid

Jul 24, 2014

Budget 2014: is it time to consider the benefits of hybrid vehicles?

With the news of a potential increase in fuel excise announced as part of the 2014 May Budget, many fleet managers are already looking for ways to reduce their running costs. Toyota's hybrid range is a smart solution to the problem. Here, we debunk a few myths about hybrid technology and show how it could work for your business.

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Toyota vehicles recommended by smash repairers

Jul 24, 2014

See why mechanics recommend us

When it comes time to purchase a new fleet car, everyone knows it's a good idea to seek the right advice. Smash repairers know their cars inside and out, so their recommendations are worth considering. In a recent survey done by aca research, smash repairers were asked which vehicle they would suggest to customers who are looking to buy. A significant 43% said they would recommend a Toyota. And with low maintenance costs, a high level of safety and great resale value on all of our vehicles, it's easy to see why.

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Tips to help you save

Jul 24, 2014

Could you be saving more on your fleet?

Fleet costs are a significant expenditure for organisations, yet they can be relatively difficult to measure and quantify. You need to assess your overall capital investment, your operational expenses like fuel and maintenance, and consider government and safety regulations. Because of these diverse factors, companies don't always see where they could be saving. But it is possible to take advantage of significant reductions by adopting these five simple methods.

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Ride, handling and driving fun improved for 86 sports car.

Jul 23, 2014

Toyota makes the best even better

Toyota has dialled up the sheer driving fun and razor-sharp handling of its award-winning 86 sports car by introducing subtle refinements to its widely praised suspension.

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Toyota LandCruiser Altitude - a special-edition model that marks 45 years of LandCruiser wagon sales in Australia.

Jul 14, 2014

Sales milestone greets new LandCruiser

Toyota has announced an impressive sales milestone for LandCruiser wagon in Australia while releasing a value-laden Altitude special-edition model that offers more than $5,000 of added luxury, comfort, safety and convenience.

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Toyota slams luxury-car tax

Jul 2, 2014

Toyota slams luxury-car tax

Automotive industry leader Toyota today urged federal politicians to abolish the luxury-car tax, describing the impost as discriminatory and inefficient.

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Toyota Australia

Jun 26, 2014

Toyota Australia posts loss for 2013-14 financial year

Toyota Australia reported an after tax loss of $437 million (2012/13: after tax profit of $144 million) for the year ending 31 March 2014 due to restructuring costs relating to the company's decision to stop building cars and engines by the end of 2017.

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Toyota reveals the exterior design of its fuel-cell sedan.

Jun 25, 2014

Toyota Reveals Fuel-Cell Sedan

Toyota Motor Corporation today revealed the exterior design and Japan pricing of its hydrogen fuel-cell sedan.

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The 86 coupes of Toyota Swiss Racing Team claimed 1st and 2nd place in the V3 category

Jun 23, 2014

Toyota Triumphs at 24-Hour Race

Toyota has stamped its authority on the gruelling Nürburgring 24-hour classic with a total of four class victories at the weekend.

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Stunning comeback hands championship lead to Toyota

Jun 16, 2014

Stunning comeback hands championship lead to Toyota

Toyota Racing has staged a stunning comeback from an early crash to grab a podium position in the world's most demanding sports-car race, the 24-hour classic at Le Mans in France.

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Toyota Takes Record-Breaking Pole at Le Mans

Jun 13, 2014

Toyota Takes Record-Breaking Pole at Le Mans

Toyota Racing's Kazuki Nakajima set a new Le Mans qualifying lap record to put the #7 TS040 Hybrid in pole position for the 82nd running of the famous 24-hour endurance race this weekend.

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Toyota Pushes the Limits of Hybrid Performance

Jun 12, 2014

Toyota Pushes the Limits of Hybrid Performance

Toyota Racing is pushing the performance and economy limits of hybrid technology as it prepares to conquer the Le Mans 24-hour endurance classic this weekend.

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Toyota and Panasonic are working to enable people to operate their home appliances from their car.

Jun 11, 2014

Run your home from your Toyota car

Toyota and Panasonic will soon make it possible to avoid those 'oh-no' moments after leaving home, such as forgetting to switch off the air-conditioning.

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Toyota's new special-edition Camry RZ has a substantial list of added features and draws on the sporty appeal of the 86 coupé and Corolla hatch.

Jun 10, 2014

Toyota Camry Comes of Age with Sporty Presence

Toyota has drawn on the sporty appeal of its 86 coupé and Corolla hatch to dress up a new special-edition Camry, the Camry RZ.

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Toyota survey for a chance to win a Caltex Gift Card

Jun 6, 2014

Winners Announced. Fuel for Thought Survey

The winner from our recent promotion has been announced.

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Toyota RAV4 achieved its fifth consecutive monthly record in May (RAV4 Cruiser turbo-diesel shown)

Jun 4, 2014

Toyota Duo Sets the Pace

Toyota's Corolla and HiLux were Australia's best-selling vehicles in May, extending the company's market-leading sales tally to almost 80,300 vehicles so far this year.

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Toyota Racings TS040 Hybrid race car #8 set the fastest lap time at the official test day ahead of the Le Mans 24-hour.

Jun 4, 2014

Toyota Eyes Sports-Car Racing's Biggest Prize

Toyota Racing's quest for the biggest prize in international sports-car racing culminates this month as it sets its sights on victory at the famous Le Mans 24-hour race classic.The team, campaigning two TS040 hybrid-powered race cars, aims to extend its World Endurance Championship (WEC) lead by surpassing its second placing at last year's race and putting Toyota on the top of the Le Mans podium for the first time.

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Toyota is using its motorsport program, including next months Le Mans 24-hour race, to improve hybrid technology for its road cars.

May 28, 2014

Toyota Takes Next Steps in Hybrid Power

Toyota is undertaking significant developments in the laboratory and on the race track to advance future generations of hybrid vehicles such as Prius and Camry.

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Toyota 86 - 10,000 sales in Australia and 100,000 worldwide. GT grade shown.

May 26, 2014

Toyota 86 - A Double Hit!

Australian sport-car enthusiasts have demonstrated their passion for driving Toyota's popular 86 coupé by snapping up almost one out of every 10 examples sold worldwide. In a remarkable double, the 10,000th Toyota 86 has just been sold in Australia at virtually the same time as the compact and dynamic sports car has passed 100,000 sales globally.

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Toyota Tarago popularised the concept of modern people-movers. (GLi grade shown)

May 23, 2014

Historic Landmark for Toyota Tarago

Toyota Tarago - the car that popularised the concept of modern people-movers - has become the first vehicle of its type to pass 100,000 sales in Australia.The historic landmark confirms Tarago has been the vehicle of choice for almost twice as many Australians as any other vehicle of its type.

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Fuel efficiency and emissions shape buyer preferences

May 23, 2014

Toyota Brand Value Leads the World

Toyota has strengthened its position as the world's most valuable automotive brand on the back of demand for hybrid vehicles, a rising Japanese economy and a rebound in the US car market.

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Champions Neal Bates and Coral Taylor - consecutive wins in the International Classic Rally of Otago

May 13, 2014

Bates and Taylor Take Second Otago Title

Rally champions Neal Bates and Coral Taylor have mastered the International Classic Rally of Otago for the second year in a row, guiding their 1980 Toyota Celica RA40 to victory at the weekend.The Toyota rally icons won by well over a minute from a trio of Ford Escorts, including one piloted by French legend Didier Auriol who drove to the 1994 world rally championship in a Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185.

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Corolla topped the new-vehicle sales charts in April (SX sedan shown)

May 5, 2014

“Toyota Targets Sales Grand Final”

** Corolla tops buyer charts in April **Toyota Australia is predicting a surge in sales during the next two months after its strong market-leading results in April were boosted by Corolla, RAV4 and LandCruiser Prado.Corolla was the best-selling vehicle in the country last month, repeating its March result, while RAV4 set a new April record and Prado maintained its strong showing in the Large SUV segment.

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Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid #8 race car on its way to victory at Spa.

May 5, 2014

Toyota Racing Looks To Le Mans

** Hybrid race car victorious at Spa **Toyota Racing has made an ideal preparation for next month's Le Mans 24-hour classic with victory in the first two rounds of the World Endurance Championship, including the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps at the weekend.Starting on the front row of the grid, Anthony Davidson, Nicolas Lapierre and Sébastien Buemi won the race in the #8 TS040 Hybrid to extend their lead in the drivers' world championship.

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Corolla Stories New York Competition Winners

May 2, 2014

Corolla Stories New York Competition Winners

Winners for our recent promotion have been announced.

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Corolla Sedan ZR

Apr 30, 2014

Discover All-New Corolla Sedan

With the fuel economy of a small car and the space you'd expect from a larger sedan, All-New Corolla Sedan is perfect for the needs of your fleet. It's got everything you'd expect from Corolla, with just a little extra. Design and performance All-New Corolla Sedan has a sleeker design that not only looks great but aids performance. A 7-speed Multi-drive transmission replaces the previous model's 4-speed automatic. This, along with cruise control as a standard feature, makes for a smoother, more comfortable ride for your drivers. You'll also save on running costs with a 10% improvement on fuel economy for automatic models compared to the previous range^. And to make things even better, your Corolla Sedan fleet will be kept running at its optimum with low cost capped price servicing* of $130 per service for the first three years or 60,000kms (whichever occurs first), available to eligible fleet customers only.

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Toyota Corolla – Australia's most popular car

Apr 30, 2014

The year that's been and the road ahead

Keeping up to date on automotive industry trends is a great way to stay on top of any changes that may affect your fleet. By taking a look back to 2013 as a whole, we're able to get insights on the industry's position today, and the predicted road ahead. Where it's been Despite the obvious challenges the fleet market faced in 2013, Toyota was able to boast significant achievements in the automotive industry as a whole. We sold 214,630 new vehicles across the country in 2013, which was almost twice as many as the next competitor.

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