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Toyota Australia announces its future plans

Dec 3, 2014. By Toyota Australia.

Toyota Australia announces its future plans

Toyota Australia has today announced its future plans for when it stops manufacturing and becomes a national sales and distribution company in 2018. The company will consolidate its corporate functions to Melbourne, impacting its operations currently located in Sydney.

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Toyota Australia announces its future plans

Dec 3, 2014

Toyota Australia announces its future plans

Toyota Australia has today announced its future plans for when it stops manufacturing and becomes a national sales and distribution company in 2018.

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Sales success  Toyota Corolla (40,000 sales in 2014), HiLux (best-selling 4WD) and Camry (leading mid-size car for 21 years in a row).

Dec 3, 2014

Corolla First to 40000 Buyers

Toyota's Corolla has become the first vehicle in Australia to pass 40,000 sales this year, according to the latest official figures.

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Toyota wins the drivers and manufacturers titles in the World Endurance Championship.

Dec 2, 2014

Toyota Hybrid Power Wins World Championship

Toyota has stormed back into the global motorsport winners' circle with a hybrid-powered victory as world champions in the World Endurance Championship (WEC).

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Toyota has sold the 850,000th Camry in Australia. (Camry Altise shown.)

Dec 2, 2014

Toyota Camry Crowns its Sales Success

Toyota's Camry has crowned its reputation as one of Australia's most popular and enduring vehicles with total sales in Australia passing the 850,000 mark.

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Toyotas trend-setting RAV4 marks its 20th anniversary with record sales.

Dec 1, 2014

Record Sales for RAV4's 20th Anniversary

Toyota's RAV4 - the vehicle that 20 years ago heralded a new era in the automotive world - is on track for its highest annual sales in Australia.

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Toyota Australia recalls Echo and RAV4 vehicles

Nov 28, 2014

Toyota Australia recalls Echo and RAV4 vehicles

Toyota Australia has today announced that it will recall approximately 8,000 Echo vehicles built between December 2002 and September 2003 and approximately 260 RAV4 vehicles built between July 2003 and August 2003.

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Toyota Corolla has struck an edgy new pose with the special-edition RZ model.

Nov 26, 2014

Corolla Reveals its 'Dark' Side

Australia's best-selling car, Toyota Corolla, has struck an edgy new pose with a value-added special-edition model dubbed the RZ.

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Toyota Australia has held the final round of the Toyota National Skills Development Program, which focuses on technical, sales and customer service fields. (Technician, Nathan Pullos pictured)

Nov 19, 2014

Top Toyota Dealer Staff Rewarded in National Skills Program

Australia's largest annual automotive skills development program has rewarded top performing Toyota dealer staff for their expertise in technical, sales and customer service fields.

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Toyota Mirai: a fun-to-drive car with the only emission being water vapour.

Nov 19, 2014

Toyota Ushers In The Future

Toyota has launched an all new hydrogen fuel cell sedan that delivers punchy performance as well as offering the convenience and driving pleasure of a conventional car.

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Toyota Racing on the way to victory in Bahrain.

Nov 17, 2014

Toyota Racing Takes Drivers Title And Victory

Toyota Racing has turned its attention to the battle for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship manufacturer's title after claiming the drivers' title and victory in the Six Hours of Bahrain at the weekend.

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Toyotas Fuel Cell Vehicle  an automotive revolution (overseas model shown).

Nov 14, 2014

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car A Revolution

The world's leading science and technology magazine Popular Science has described Toyota's upcoming Fuel Cell Vehicle as 'a revolution in its field'.

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Akio Toyoda demonstrates the one-off Toyota 86 rally car.

Nov 14, 2014

Toyota Boss Visits Australia To Develop Ever Better Cars

Toyota's global president Akio Toyoda has jetted to Australia to participate in the final stages of a 72 day driving and training project that will play an important role in helping the world's leading carmaker develop future generations of its vehicles for the world.

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Toyota 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada celebrates the Festival of 86 with enthusiastic owners of Australias best-selling sports car.

Nov 11, 2014

Fans Celebrate Toyota 86 Cult Sports Car

More than 800 fans of the Toyota 86 shared their passion for the cult sports car at the Festival of 86 held in Sydney at the weekend.

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Toyota 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada celebrates the Festival of 86 with enthusiastic owners of Australias best-selling sports car.

Nov 11, 2014

Fans Celebrate Toyota 86 Cult Sports Car

More than 800 fans of the Toyota 86 shared their passion for the cult sports car at the Festival of 86 held in Sydney at the weekend.

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Sales of Toyotas HiLux and Corolla have led the charge, making Australia one of the companys most successful global markets.

Nov 7, 2014

Australia Kicks Above its Weight: Toyota

Australia is one of the most successful global markets for Toyota, ranking seventh in total sales for the first nine months of this year, according to figures released by the global company.

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Toyota is on track for its 12th straight year as the best-selling automotive brand in Australia.

Nov 6, 2014

Toyota Embraces Cup Fever With Quinella

Toyota has embraced local Cup fever by producing a quinella of its own with stablemates Corolla and HiLux racing to the front as the nation's two best-selling vehicles in October.

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Toyota Racings two TS040 Hybrids claim their second consecutive 1-2 victory in the World Endurance Championship.

Nov 4, 2014

Toyota Racing Dominates in China

Toyota Racing claimed its second consecutive one-two victory, winning the Six Hours of Shanghai by more than a lap to extend its lead in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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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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