Tag Archives: Toyota

A LIKEABLE ROQUE | UTE Review – Toyota Gears Up The HiLux

Toyota gears up the HiLux – Words and images by Stuart Martin The rich model mix that pervades the light commercial ute market is where Toyota’s ‘Halo’ trinity is aimed. The Rogue is the urban cowboy of the trio, still capable of getting mud in the wheel arches but not quite as front-bar savvy as the more-expensive ($63,690 for the ...

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HIACE HITS A NEW GENERATION | Transport News

The sixth generation Hiace has been announced by Toyota Motor Corporation in a media function for Asean media held recently in Manilla, Phillipines.  According to UK based Just Auto, the 6th generation van and passenger van series is mainly for Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Oceania, Mexico and Latin America. The latest model, which remains rear-wheel drive, is not yet available in ...

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THE HALO EFFECT | UTE REVIEW – Toyota HiLux Halo

Suart Martin takes time out in the up-spec models of the HiLux. The rich mix of dual-cab ute sales in Australia has prompted changes to the HiLux model line-up. A trio of new ‘Halo’ models have been installed at the top of the range, in and around the long-serving SR5 flagship and the SR model on which they are based. ...

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HILUX IN REVIEW | UTE REVIEW Toyota HiLux

HiLux retains its top ranking position through readjusting its marketing strategy and realigning its model range as it approaches its half-century. As pricing for the top level ute models in the Australian market heads towards the $100,000 mark and beyond, the HiLux has been hanging on to market leadership, despite not being able to supply the upper spec trim and ...

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THE VAN MAN | Small Van Review

Rob Randazzo and Brenton O’Connor review the small to medium van sector. Visitors to Sydney airport can gain an immediate impression of the importance of the van segment to the courier market simply by walking past the huge DHL courier depot located adjacent to the domestic terminal. It’s a hive of activity as dozens of yellow bee-like Ford Transits of ...

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TRENDY TRADIES TRAVELLING TOOLBOX | UTE REVIEW 4×4

Delivery Magazine delves into the growth of the off-road load carrier for the recreational tradie – Stuart Martin reports  To suggest there’s been solid growth in the LCV 4×4 dual cab segment of the Australian new vehicle market is akin to suggesting the Coalition has a mild dislike of alternative energy options. The multipurpose machine that tows both tools and ...

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The Humble HiLux | REVIEW Toyota Hilux

HiLux now has a fight on its hands to maintain its first ranking in the face of stiff competition – words by Stuart Martin. Oh what a feeling! Well almost. Once it was the HiLux first and daylight second, much like Toyota’s lead in the new vehicle sales race. But the competitiveness of the light commercial vehicle segment has caught ...

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UTILITARIAN OPTIONS

Delivery Magazine’s Ute of the Year contest promotes some interesting results in the fit-for-purpose equation It’s the thriving segment of the light commercial vehicle industry and utes figure large in the buyer’s mindset as a bridge between workhorse and status symbol. But just which models work better than others can only be debated after extensive comparison testing running at the ...

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HI-HOPES

It’s an unattractive box on wheels, but, as Stuart Martin finds, it still holds its appeal in the van market Employing the mantra “if you are on a good thing, stick to it” has served Toyota well with its HiAce. While many of its opposition have been substantially overhauled, to the point of changing body structure and engine layout, the ...

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THE NEW HiLUX

Toyota’s latest ute is better, but is it good enough? – Delivery reviews the 2.4 WorkMate crew-cab auto At the time of launching its new HiLux, Toyota aimed at mass exposure on the web where the writers of the various blogs have relatively little experience of the light commercial market. The rationale could well be explained for this in the ...

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