News from Mike Carney Toyota

  1. 16 June 2010

    Toyota Launches New Look Corolla Sedan

    Toyota Australia has sharpened its Corolla sedan pricing as part of a comprehensive upgrade that includes the introduction of a new 2.0-litre engine. Despite recent falls in the dollar, Toyota has cut prices on four of the five Corolla sedan variants by up to $400 while adding new equipment along with a sportier exterior and more stylish interior. The starting price for the sedan is once again below $21,000 for the face-lifted range, with the price of the Ascent manual lopped by $400 to $20,990*. Luxury-grade Ultima sedan is the first Corolla in Australia to be powered by the two-litre, four-cylinder engine, designated 3ZR-FE.

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  2. 11 June 2010

    Yaris Awarded for Low Cost of Ownership

    Toyota's Yaris has received two awards for its low cost of ownership as judged by a leading automotive consumer website. US-based Edmunds.com said Yaris won two categories in its True Cost to Own© vehicle awards for 2010. Yaris topped the ratings for coupes under US$25,000 and for sedans under US$15,000. Edmunds determines the "True Cost to Own" of vehicles in 21 categories by calculating ownership costs over five years. Its assessment takes into account projected depreciation, financing, taxes, insurance premiums, fuel costs, maintenance and repairs.

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  3. 2 June 2010

    Special Edition Camry Touring Offers Value

    Toyota has launched a new value-for-money special edition of the top-selling Camry. The new Camry "Touring" Special Edition delivers over $2000 worth of extra value compared to the Camry Altise on which it is based, including a range of added exterior and interior features. Driveaway price is from $30,990 and includes $400 metallic paint optionĀ£. Heading up these 12 additional features is a reversing camera, with the camera image displayed on the audio system's LCD screen.

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  4. 18 May 2010

    Rukus Brings Street Cred to Toyota Brand

    Toyota has launched its head-turning Rukus - a hot and hip urban alternative to small sports-utility vehicles and sports wagons. New Rukus challenges the norms of car design with a brazenly boxy shape that has become iconic. Toyota quips that Rukus - with rectangular lines and flat surfaces - is for people who "think inside the box". Toyota's senior executive director sales and marketing David Buttner said Rukus is designed to be different - and is already sparking vigorous debate.

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  5. 7 May 2010

    Toyota Prius Named Top Green Car for 2010

    An influential US automotive guide has named Toyota Prius as its top green car for 2010. Kelley Blue Book said it listed Prius at number one in its Top 10 Green Cars list due to its fuel efficiency and additional high-tech options. It said the third-generation Prius is the biggest, most powerful iteration yet, while also being the most fuel-efficient. In Australia, Prius achieves fuel economy of 3.9 litres per 100km. It also produces just 89 grams/km of carbon dioxide - lower than any other car on the local market.*

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  6. 6 May 2010

    Toyota Corolla the World's Best-Selling Car

    More people bought a Toyota Corolla in the world last year than any other car, according to the latest sales figures. A total of 908,661 drivers put a new Corolla in their garage, continuing its reign as the world's most popular car. This was 127,500 sales - or 16.3 per cent more than Corolla's nearest rival. Toyota has plans to lift Corolla sales even higher, with plans just announced for a new factory in China that will produce 100,000 cars a year from 2012.

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  7. 6 April 2010

    Five Millionth Toyota Sold in Australia

    Australian motorists have paid Toyota the ultimate compliment by purchasing the five-millionth Toyota vehicle in this country. The milestone was achieved during the past month - although it is impossible to determine the exact date, the specific vehicle or the customer. Company records show Toyota has sold 2.9 million passenger cars and 2.1 million commercial vehicles. With a modest beginning of just 1,275 cars in the first year, Toyota's local sales have averaged 100,000 a year.

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  8. 19 March 2010

    Stability Control Now Standard for Corolla

    Australia's favourite small car for the past decade - Toyota Corolla - is now even better with the safety of vehicle stability control (VSC) now standard across the range. Corolla sedan models produced since December - and now available at Owen Toyota - include standard fitment of VSC, which also comes with traction control.

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  9. 16 March 2010

    Stylish Accessories for Hybrid Camry

    Toyota Hybrid Camry customers can select from a range of Toyota Genuine Accessories designed to add style to their new car. Both models of highly-equipped Hybrid Camry come with alloy wheels as standard, for which Toyota offers a Toyota Genuine alloy wheel lock nut set to help prevent theft. A stylish and subtle slimline weathershield hugs Hybrid Camry to complement the vehicle's modern styling. The set of four weathershields sits much closer to the car's body than the conventional equivalent. The weathershields are made from tinted and UV-resistant plastic and feature an elegant chrome strip.

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  10. 8 February 2010

    Toyota's Camry Hybrid Officially Launched

    The most advanced car ever built in Australia, Toyota's Hybrid Camry, has been officially launched to the market. Australia's first locally built hybrid car, Hybrid Camry is poised to slash fuel bills and reduce environmental impact compared with other similar-sized family cars. The secret behind its seamless power and exceptional fuel economy is the world's leading hybrid technology, Hybrid Synergy Drive. Using just 6.0 litres of regular unleaded petrol to travel 100km*, Hybrid Camry is almost 32 per cent more frugal than the automatic petrol Camry - which was already the most fuel-efficient Australian-built car.

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