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24 Oct 2016
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today announced a maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the upgraded Toyota Landcruiser 70. The Toyota Prius also achieved top marks. Toyota’s workhorse, the Landcruiser 70 single cab chassis has been upgraded and following a suite of…
30 Sep 2015
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Recent safety testing of the new Toyota Hilux has shown the vehicle to maintain its maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating. Notably the Hilux achieved a good rating for pedestrian protection. As an important model for both fleet and private sales alike it is a positive sign that the Hilux…
13 Jul 2015
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Next-generation HiLux models for Australia will feature an interior that is tough and functional for the daily grind as well as offering advanced features demanded by workers, recreational users and their families.The SUV-like cabin will provide a more comfortable driving position even for people with larger builds thanks to increased…
04 Mar 2015
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Strong demand particularly from city-based customers has prompted Toyota Australia to recreate a special-edition LandCruiser Prado Altitude with an "out of sight" spare wheel.The latest value-added Prado Altitude has the spare located under the vehicle rather than on the outside of the tailgate - and it also has a glass…
26 Aug 2013
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota is poised to launch a facelift LandCruiser Prado range with improved safety features, better third-row seat access and higher interior and exterior specification.The facelifted LandCruiser Prado is scheduled to have its Australian wholesale release in late October. The new Prado has a refreshed exterior and interior, including daytime running…
12 Mar 2013
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
ANCAP today released a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the new Toyota RAV4. The RAV4 is equipped with dual frontal, side chest and side head (curtain) airbags, and a driver knee airbag as standard. Seat belt reminders are also present for all seats. All variants of the fourth-generation RAV4…
28 Feb 2013
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
ANCAP today announced safety ratings for a handful of vehicle choices for 4x4 buyers including the Toyota Landcruiser, Mitsubishi Pajero and Foton Tunland. All variants of the 2013 Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series now hold the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating following a production change to include dual knee airbags…
25 Jan 2013
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Australia's favourite ute, Toyota HiLux, has notched up three-quarters of a million sales in this country, according to the latest figures.   Toyota's executive director sales and marketing Matthew Callachor said the 750,000 milestone was achieved as surging demand in 2012 lifted HiLux beyond 40,000 deliveries for the year.  …
22 Jan 2013
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota's next-generation RAV4 will arrive in local showrooms late next month with significant improvements to its performance, handling and safety.   A new selectable Sport mode is available to provide a more dynamic, sporting drive experience by modifying the power steering, throttle and automatic or CVT transmissions.   Sport mode…
10 Sep 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota has released a special edition RAV4 with over $3,500 worth of extra-value features.RAV4 'Altitude' Special Edition is based on the 2WD and AWD RAV4 four-cylinder CV models, with a list of nine added features.It is offered in 2WD with manual or automatic transmission, or as an AWD automatic.The recommended…
29 Aug 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota has launched a new special edition LandCruiser 200 Series, with thousands of dollars worth of added-value features.The new LandCruiser 200 Series 'Altitude' has over $4,000 worth of features over and above the GXL model grade on which it is based.Heading the added features are 18-inch alloy wheels (from the…
10 Aug 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota has upgraded its workhorse LandCruiser 70 Series range with new safety, comfort and convenience features. The headline safety feature is the adoption of ABS anti-skid brakes on all models. The ABS brakes will operate when the vehicle is in H2 and H4 modes (except when differential locks are engaged).…
03 Aug 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Demand from the booming mining sector and from others requiring a rugged vehicle has prompted Toyota to develop a double-cab version for its venerable 70-Series LandCruiser range. Australia will be the first market in the world to get the new LC79 double cab, which builds on the vehicle's tough, practical…
23 May 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota's global sales of hybrid vehicles have passed the four-million mark, according to company figures released today. The milestone, which includes Lexus hybrids, was achieved in late April with the latest million being sold in just 14 months. Global demand for Toyota's hybrid vehicles is accelerating rapidly with more than…
08 May 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota today revealed the all-new Toyota RAV4 electric vehicle at the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles. The RAV4 EV has an expected driving range rating of approximately 160km and charging time of approximately six hours on a 240V/40A charger. The RAV4 EV's driving performance, dynamics and cargo…
03 May 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota's popular HiLux has grabbed the crown as Australia's best-selling car with an emphatic victory revealed by sales figures released today. A total of 3,565 customers bought a HiLux in April, marking a return to normal supplies of the popular workhorse following shortages caused by natural disasters in Japan and…
04 Apr 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota's HiLux has resumed its best-seller status with stock arrivals back to normal for the first time since last year's Thailand floods halted production. HiLux 4x2 and 4x4 were the top-selling vehicles in their respective segments last month with combined sales of more than 3,500 vehicles. This was more than…
29 Mar 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Precision driving team Toyota V6 HiLux Heroes has backed up the unbreakable reputation of the Toyota HiLux by confirming it will continue this year with the same fleet of stunt vehicles it debuted with in 2007. The team will also be renamed Unbreakable HiLux Heroes for 2012 in a direct…
20 Mar 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota has developed a special edition LandCruiser Prado with more than $10,000 of added multimedia, technology, comfort and family-friendly features. For just $5,000 over the price of a Prado GXL, the seven-seat Prado Altitude gains satellite navigation, a seven-inch touch-screen display and a rear-seat entertainment system. The expanded features list…
09 Mar 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota's iconic LandCruiser 200 wagon has received a heart transplant with the introduction of a more powerful and more efficient V8 petrol engine. LandCruiser's new 4.6-litre V8 features variable valve timing on both the inlet and exhaust ports, lifting power and torque while improving fuel economy and lowering emissions. The…
09 Mar 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota's iconic LandCruiser 200 wagon has received a heart transplant with the introduction of a more powerful and more efficient V8 petrol engine. LandCruiser's new 4.6-litre V8 features variable valve timing on both the inlet and exhaust ports, lifting power and torque while improving fuel economy and lowering emissions. The…
18 Jan 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota HiLux has completed a dream run in the world's toughest off-road race, achieving a podium finish in the 2012 Dakar rally. The double-cab petrol HiLux clinched third spot in the gruelling endurance event after two weeks of competition in the wilds of Argentina, Chile and Peru. Dakar is the…
05 Jan 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota has overcome production disruptions caused by a tsunami in Japan and floods in Thailand to be the top-selling automotive brand for 2011. Official figures released today show Toyota's market-leading performance helped lift the automotive industry past one million sales for only the fourth year. Australians bought 1,008,437 new vehicles…
04 Jan 2012
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota's FJ Cruiser capped off its first year on sale in Australia by winning 4x4 Australia magazine's 4x4 of the Year title. FJ Cruiser beat the Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel, Range Rover Vogue TDV8 and Mercedes-Benz G 350 BlueTEC to take the top prize. 4x4 Australia editor Fraser Stronach said…
07 Nov 2011
by 4WDNews.com.au - 
Published in Toyota
Toyota has listened to the demands of miners, farmers and other customers by launching an even tougher LandCruiser 200 Series wagon.The turbo-diesel GX has the features much-loved by owners who tend to torture, not just drive, their LandCruisers.They include vinyl floors, twin barn doors at the rear (vertically hinged), 17-inch…

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