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Toyota makes the best even better

Jul 23, 2014. By Toyota Australia.

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

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. Enthusiastic drivers will appreciate under-the-skin fine-tuning that delivers a more rigid suspension setup for even better handling response and steering feel while also enhancing ride quality.

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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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A trademark of the professional

Apr 30, 2014

The New-Look HiAce range

HiAce has been building its reputation for longer than most businesses have been building their customer bases. And as any professional knows, when you build a better product, people stick with you. For over 35 years, we've been consistently improving HiAce to keep up with fleet and trade demands. And we're pleased to announce a number of new features that make HiAce even better.Safety firstHiAce has always strived to achieve safe working conditions. New features, like warning indicators for driver and front passenger seat belts, now make it easy to remember to buckle up. Plus, steering wheel mounted audio controls help keep eyes on the road. The New-Look HiAce range has also been fitted with standard dual front SRS airbags, Emergency Locking Retractor seatbelts, ABS brakes and numerous reinforcements throughout the vehicle body. With such an emphasis on safety, your drivers will always feel safe and secure on the go.

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New Era for Toyota Yaris Hatch

Apr 21, 2014

New Era for Toyota Yaris Hatch

** Now exclusively a five-door model ** Toyota's upgraded Yaris hatch will embark on a new era when it is released exclusively as a five-door model to Australian buyers in September.

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Toyota Genuine Accessories add another level of convenience, practicality and style to the popular Toyota Corolla sedan.

Apr 15, 2014

Toyota Genuine Accessories enhance Corolla Sedan

An extensive range of high quality Toyota Genuine Accessories add another level of convenience, practicality and style to the popular Toyota Corolla sedan.

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Toyota Australia

Apr 9, 2014

Toyota Australia recalls previous generation Yaris

Toyota Australia will recall approximately 118,600 previous generation Yaris 3 and 5-door hatchbacks and Yaris sedan vehicles built between June 2005 and May 2010.

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Toyota Australia

Apr 9, 2014

Toyota Australia recalls current generation HiLux

Toyota Australia will recall approximately 179,000 current generation Hilux vehicles built between April 2004 and December 2009.

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New sedan enables Corolla to become Australia's best-selling vehicle in March. Corolla ZR shown.

Apr 3, 2014

Corolla Marches to Top of the Charts

Toyota's newly released Corolla sedan has powered the popular small car to national best-seller status in March, according to figures released today.

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Toyota Australia

Apr 2, 2014

Toyota Australia announces Chairman of the Board and new President

Toyota Australia today announced that current President and Chief Executive Officer Max Yasuda has been appointed to the newly created role of Chairman of the Board, effective 1 May 2014.

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Toyota Racing enters a new era in hybrid motorsport with the unveiling of its TS040 Hybrid race car

Mar 28, 2014

New Hybrid Era for Toyota Racing

Toyota Racing has vowed to push the limits of hybrid technology in motorsport with the launch today of its new all-wheel-drive TS040 Hybrid race car.The unveiling of the TS040 Hybrid has also highlighted the important role that testing hybrid technology in the harsh conditions of motorsport plays in improving Toyota's hybrid road cars like Prius and Camry.

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Toyota improves successful HiAce range

Mar 27, 2014

Toyota Improves Successful HiAce Range

Australia's most successful van and light bus, Toyota HiAce, has been given a fresh look for 2014 along with updates that expand its safety, comfort and convenience.

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Toyota's market-leading hybrid range (clockwise from front)  Camry, Prius v, Prius and Prius c.

Mar 27, 2014

Toyota Sells 50000 Hybrid Cars in Australia

Toyota has achieved a significant hybrid milestone in Australia, selling its 50,000th car that runs on the combination of a petrol engine and an electric motor.Locally built Camry accounts for more than half the total of 50,671 Toyota-badged hybrids sold in Australia, making it the country's best-selling hybrid vehicle by far.

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Toyota survey for a chance to win a Caltex Gift Card

Mar 11, 2014

Toyota Survey. Winners Announced.

The winner of our recent promotion has been announced.

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Corolla Stories Sydney Luxury Weekend Competition Winner

Mar 11, 2014

Corolla Stories Sydney Luxury Weekend Competition Winner

The winner of our recent promotion has been announced.

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Update Your Details for Your Chance to Win a $500 Visa Prepaid Gift Card

Mar 11, 2014

My Family Kluger. Winners Announced.

Winners for our recent promotion have been announced.

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New Toyota Kluger  More Car, More Space, More Value

Mar 11, 2014

New Toyota Kluger – More Car, More Space, More Value

Toyota has launched a new seven-seat Kluger sports-utility vehicle (SUV) that brings together the best in style, technology, comfort, capability and safety at value pricing.

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Toyota News

Mar 7, 2014

Top Gear Festival Competition. Winners Announced.

Winners of our recent promotion have been announced.

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Toyota's new Corolla sedan has helped lift the company's sales to a four-year high (Corolla SX shown)

Mar 5, 2014

Toyota - Best Sales In Four Years

Automotive market leader Toyota Australia has recorded its best new-vehicle sales since 2010 for the first two months of the year. Official figures released today show Toyota dealers sold an industry-high total of 29,846 vehicles in January and February, 1.5 per cent more than for the same period last year.

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Toyota Australia's 5-Star Customer Service Dealership Award recognises dealerships for providing exceptional levels of service to customers.

Mar 3, 2014

Toyota Recognises Outstanding Dealer Service

Toyota Australia has acknowledged the dedication and attention to detail of its top performing dealerships with presentation of its coveted 5-Star awards for customer sales and service.Customers of participating Toyota dealerships were independently surveyed during 2013 to determine their level of satisfaction with the sales process and their experience with the vehicle service department.

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New Corolla appeals to the heart as well as the head

Feb 18, 2014

New Corolla Appeals to The Heart As Well As The Head

Toyota's new Corolla sedan is designed to appeal to the heart as well as the head with advances in design, roominess and driver enjoyment as well as perceived and sensory quality.Designers and engineers have crafted a larger and more elegant exterior with greater on-road presence and an upscale interior that provides more space, comfort and practicality.

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Corolla Stories Daylesford Competition Winners

Feb 13, 2014

Corolla stories Daylesford Competition Winner

Winners of our recent promotion have been announced.

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Toyota Australia announces future plan for local manufacturing

Feb 10, 2014

Toyota Australia Announces Future Plan For Local Manufacturing

Toyota Australia today announced that it will stop building cars in Australia by the end of 2017 and become a national sales and distribution company. This means that local manufacturing of the Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion vehicles, as well as the production of four cylinder engines, will cease by the end of 2017.

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Toyota leads 2014 automotive sales ahead of the arrival of an all-new Corolla sedan (overseas model shown)

Feb 5, 2014

Toyota Sales Grow Two Per Cent In January

Toyota has started 2014 with a year-on-year sales hike of two per cent and a strong position as the best-selling automotive brand in Australia. Official figures released today show local motorists bought 13,645 Toyota vehicles last month, an increase of 270 sales compared with January last year.

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