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2008 Toyota Auris

Auris is the latest Toyota model range to reap the benefits in performance, fuel economy and emissions from Toyota Optimal Drive technology. Following the introduction late last year of the Toyota Optimal Drive 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i engine with Stop & Start, Auris gains the new 1.6-litre Valvematic engine and revised versions of its established 1.4 and 2.0 D-4D and 2.2 D-CAT 180 units. The result is cleaner, more fuel-efficient motoring with no compromise in performance or driving pleasur

Toyota IQ Early Adapters

Early indications are that the iconic Toyota iQ is already becoming more to its owners than purely transportation. A good example of this is desert adventurer and author Tom Sheppard who, when he is not travelling across the Sahara or writing his new book “Quiet for a Tuesday,” is designing a unique colour scheme for his own iQ. Mocked-up on his computer and precisely executed by GSK Bodyworks, round the corner from his local Toyota Centre in Luton, it has generated nods and smiles fro

New Prius Turns Drivers Into "Bowser Wowsers"

Next-generation Prius will turn drivers into "bowser wowsers" with multiple driving modes and an energy monitor to help them achieve the best possible driving efficiency and fuel economy. Drivers can select three "on demand" drive modes - EV, ECO and POWER - that supplement normal driving with new Prius' 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, 60kW electric motor and seamless intelligent electronic transmission. From start-up and at speeds up to 50kmh, new Prius can operate in EV (electric vehicle) mode, driving unde

Toyota Drives Down Emissions With New Urban Cruiser

Toyota’s new Urban Cruiser signals a new industry milestone in achieving the world’s lowest CO2 emissions for a four-wheel drive car. The figure of 130g/km for the 1.4 D-4D AWD model is one aspect of the all-round environmental excellence that Toyota has achieved with its new B-segment hatchback crossover. Sched

Glock Rocks On Two Wheels

Panasonic Toyota Racing driver Timo Glock has experienced a unique view of Melbourne in the lead-up to this Sunday's Australian Grand Prix by driving a Toyota Hilux on two wheels. Glock spent the day at Calder Park Raceway north of Melbourne where he learnt the secrets of stunt driving from the renowned Toyota V6 Hilux Heroes stunt driving team.  The team, which performs nationally at leading metro, regional and rural shows in slightly modified versions of the 4x2 V6-powered Toyota Hilux,

Toyota Produces One-Millionth Vehicle In Turkey

Toyota has produced its one millionth vehicle in Turkey, a milestone that coincides with the start of production for the new third generation Toyota Verso. The Adapazari-based Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT) plant has produced over 430,000 Verso models since 2004 and plans to manufacture 55,000 units of the new model in its first full year of sales. Launched at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, new Verso is a no-compromise MPV that offers more space, comfort and practicality, and benefits from the latest occup

Toyota Yaris and RAV4 Get the Auto Salon Treatment

Toyota has unveiled two new locally developed show cars at the 2009 Melbourne Motor Show which feature cutting-edge customisation ideas from the booming modified street car scene. The highly modified Yaris and RAV4 are the result of collaboration with Australia's leading promoter of street car shows and events, Auto

European Debut For New Toyota Prius

The first-generation Prius was the world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle. Launched in Japan in 1997 and in Europe in 2000, the unique Toyota hybrid established a major industry milestone in vehicle powertrain development and sustainable mobility. The name Prius, ‘to go before’ in Latin, became symbolic of a car that was launched even before environmental awareness had become a mainstream social issue. Anticipating the 21st century’s need for vehicles with exceptional fuel efficie

World Premiere Of The New Toyota Verso

Toyota Verso is a no-compromise choice for compact MPV customers. It is true to what the term MPV stands for – a multi-purpose vehicle – but doesn’t ask the motorist to make sacrifices where style, comfort, quality and driving pleasure are concerned. Combining practicality and safety with desirability, Verso will appeal to customers who want and expect more than just a functional car. Verso builds on the strong visual appeal of the model it replaces with a more dynamic design. It also b

Toyota At The 2009 Geneva Motor Show

World premiere of new Toyota Verso Toyota will unveil its all-new Verso at the Geneva motor show, a no-compromise MPV that offers more space, comfort and practicality, and benefits from the latest occupant and pedestrian safety features. Ride quality, acoustic comfort and dynamic abilities match those of conventional passenger cars. The interior features an improved Toyota Easy Flat-7 system for quick and convenient folding of the five individual rear seats. Special attention has been paid

Toyota Goes Genuinely Hands-Free

Toyota drivers can enjoy safer mobile phone communication on the road with the new Toyota Genuine BluetoothTM* hands-free kit. Toyota's new hands-free kit connects wirelessly to BluetoothTM-enabled mobile phones so drivers can have phone conversations conveniently and without breaking the road rules. Across Australia, police actively target illegal mobile phone use with penalties of fines and demerit points for offenders. It should be noted that it is illegal for Learner and Provisional 1

toyota presents three visions for 21st century motoring

Toyota Presents Three Visions for 21st Century Motoring

Australian motorists have been given a glimpse of the future of motoring with today's unveiling of three hybrid vehicles by Toyota. The vehicles - the first of which will go on sale in Australia as early as July - emphatically confirm Toyota's long-term commitment to producing hybrid vehicles that deliver superior fuel