Tag Archives: Toyota

HILUX more Australian than ever | Transport News – Toyota HiLux

The HiLux is now more Australian than ever, thanks to the development and evaluation work performed by Toyota Australia’s design and engineering teams for both local and international markets. The company’s local design team played a considerable role in styling the exterior of the HiLux range, as part of an international team, while its local engineers focused on evaluating and ...

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PEOPLE MOVING PRACTICALLY | Van Review -Toyota Commuter GL 

Join Delivery’s Ed Higginson for a drive in Toyota’s Commuter GL . Toyota’s Hiace van has a long history in Australia, with its first appearance way back in 1967. Now into its sixth generation and after a 15-year wait, the new update is a major event for Australia’s largest selling mid-size van. This is indeed a big deal, with Toyota ...

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FAMILY FIRST | VAN REVIEW – Toyota Granvia

Warren Caves finds the new Granvia is rather more than a Mum Bus As Toyota drops the long serving Tarago to make way for the Granvia, does it have what it takes to fill the rather large, family-friendly Tarago boots? The Toyota Tarago hit the Australian market in 1983, largely unopposed in the people-mover market. Prior to that time, families ...

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VAN MAN STYLE | Van Review – Toyota Hiace

Stuart Martin tackles Toyota’s latest diesel Hiace and finds smaller horses are definitely better If ever there was a company that lived by the motto “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” it’s Toyota. The now-superseded Hiace was an epic example of that mantra, remaining largely unchanged for 15 years. It dominated the segment in the face of ever-stronger competition, ...

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AYE AYE CAPTAIN | VAN REVIEW- Toyota Granvia

Commuters move to captain’s chairs in the new Granvia The Tarago was a bit futuristic when it first hit the Australian market, offering a more upmarket ride from the commuter bus but never quite making it to the status of equalling the Mercedes-Benz Viano. The incoming all-new Hiace has changed the equation yet again as it enables the introduction to ...

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RAISING THE BAR | UTE Review – Toyota HiLux

Hilux adds to its safety systems and sharpens its appeal.  It’s Australia’s top selling vehicle and Toyota Australia has every intention of keeping the model at the forefront of the buyer thought process to maintain its market leadership. With this in mind, the Japanese manufacturer has introduced a range of benefits for Hilux buyers, with the addition of Toyota Safety ...

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SHAPE-SHIFTER | Van Review – Toyota HiAce

Neil Dowling reviews the all-new Hiace van Preparing to go to work punting a delivery van through city traffic is usually as warmly anticipated in terms of excitement and pleasure as waiting at the dentist before root canal surgery. Vans can be the coldest, noisiest and most body-shaking mobility machine on the market, with levels of acceptability directly correlating to ...

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STORM WARNING | UTE Review -Toyota HiLux Rugged

HiLux comes under increasing pressure from the latest competition – Words by Stuart Martin Toyota has built its brand around a strong reputation for reliability, workhorse muscle and off-road prowess; but its success has also made it a rather large target for rivals in recent years. The launch of its Halo trio last year improved its market offering as the ...

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SIXTH SENSE | VAN REVIEW – Toyota HiAce

Toyota announces its sixth-generation HiAce It has taken 15 years for Toyota to finally replace its current but ageing cab-over-engine delivery van with a shift to the SBV (Semi-Bonneted Van) design that has been so successful for its global competitors. The HiAce story started in 1967 with the first HiAce, which was offered as a cabover ute, a delivery van ...

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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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