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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

Toyota to Reveal 2010 Tundra Pickup at 2009 Chicago Auto Show

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., debuted the 2010 Tundra full-size pickup truck and an all-new 4.6-liter V8 engine at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show. On display are two new packages, including the debut of an all-new Tundra Platinum Package and the recently announced Tundra Work Truck. Value will be enhanced on all 2010 Tundra models with the addition of standard and optional exterior, mechanical, safety and convenience feature upgrades. Th

2009 Toyota Yaris: Less Is So Much More

Too often motorists are expected to make sacrifices in performance or comfort for the sake of environmental considerations. Toyota doesn’t believe that needs to be the case and with the launch of its 2009 Yaris demonstrates that lower emissions and fuel consumption can be delivered without compromise. No model in the new 2009 Toyota Yaris range emits more than 120g/km of carbon dioxide, thanks to the successful adoption of Toyota Optimal Drive across the entire range. At the same time, Yari