21 November 2008
Toyota 4x4 owners can enhance the strength and versatility of their vehicles by taking advantage of 50 per cent price cuts on a selection of Toyota Genuine steel wheels. Steel wheels for new and older Prado and LandCruiser models are available at $120 to $130 per wheel - half the normal price.
Toyota Genuine steel w
20 November 2008
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today highlighted the versatility of its Hybrid Synergy Drive® system by showing a compressed natural gas (CNG) Camry Hybrid concept vehicle at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.
"In the near future, growing demand for liquid petroleum simply and effectively will exceed supply," said Chris Hostetter, group vice president, TMS Advanced Product Strategy. "Before that occurs, automakers must look to vehicles
19 November 2008
The Toyota Auris gains a competitive advantage in the C-segment hatchback market with the introduction of a new engine that delivers lower emissions, better fuel economy and improved power and torque. And with the benefit of Toyota Stop&Start technology, environmental performance is further enhanced, with particular benefit in urban traffic.
The new Auris 1.33 Dual VVT-i Stop&Start has the distinction of being the first Toyota to go on sale in the UK with the benefit of Toyota
18 November 2008
Innovation No5: the Asymmetrical Dashboard
The fifth cut-paste-and-print guide to the design and engineering innovations in the new Toyota iQ explains how an asymmetrical dashboard design made it possible to maximise interior space.
Thanks to the much smaller air conditioning unit developed for iQ (the subject of the Innovation No4 bulletin), Toyota was able to reshape the dashboard to free up more space ahead of the front seat passenger.
The dashboard has an asymmetrical shape, and is slimmer and position
11 November 2008
Innovation No4: the Space-saving Air Conditioning Unit
A new, compact air conditioning unit is the subject of the fourth in a series of cut-paste-and-print guides to Toyota’s design and engineering innovations for its new iQ, the world’s smallest four-seat car.In most cars the air conditioning/heater unit is a bulky component, housed behind the dashboard in front of the front seat passenger. Toyota engineers recognised that if they could make it smaller, it could be repositioned, freeing up valuable leg and
05 November 2008
When it arrives at dealerships in mid-to-late January, Toyota's new 2.7-liter inline four-cylinder engine will help make the Highlander mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) one of the best in its segment in the areas of fuel economy, low emissions, performance, and value. It is expected to appeal to value-driven, mid-size SUV buyers seeking these characteristics without the price premium of a V6.
The four-cylinder Highlander will be among the
04 November 2008
The new 2009 Toyota Venza, set to launch in late 2008, is a versatile five-passenger vehicle that couples the styling and comfort of a passenger car with the flexibility of a sport utility vehicle (SUV), to give customers a stylish alternative to the traditional sedan.
With excellent fuel economy, innovative design, outstanding front and rear headroom and excellent value, Venza raises the bar for ride comfort and utility.
03 November 2008
Innovation No3: the Flat Under-floor Fuel Tank
The third instalment in Toyota’s series of cut-paste-and-print guides to the ground-breaking design and engineering features behind the new iQ reveals details of the car’s flat under-floor fuel tank.
The usual place for a car’s fuel tank is beneath the rear seats, but in the compact interior of the iQ this would make it impossible for Toyota to achieve its goal of a sub-three-metre long car with four seats. The solution was to create a flat fuel tank, posit
28 October 2008
Innovation No2: the Centre Take-off Steering Gear
By saving space under the bonnet, Toyota has been able to achieve exceptional room inside iQ, creating a car that is less than three metres long, yet has four seats on board. Using a centre take-off steering gear for the Electric Power Steering (EPS), a first for a Toyota vehicle, is a key element in achieving this ultra-compact design.
On conventional rack and pinion steering systems, like those used in the Toyota Aygo and Yaris, the tie rods are connected to e
22 October 2008
In spite of its small dimensions, iQ is the fruit of some very big ideas in how to design and engineer small cars. Success in creating a vehicle that is less than three metres long, yet has space for four seats on board was made possible thanks to a series of six interlinked technical and packaging innovations, pioneering work that rewrites the rulebook on car design.
In a series of six simple cut-paste-and-print guides, Toyota will explain how.
INNOVATION No1: The front-mounted differential
The position o
21 October 2008
Toyota Australia has redesigned Toyota Genuine bull bars for upgraded HiLux to complement the vehicle's new-look front end.
The Toyota Genuine Forge alloy bull bar is shaped to replace the existing (new shape) bumper and complement HiLux's new trapezoid-shaped radiator grille and new headlamps.
The design takes into account body clearance requirements on rough roads, provides plenty of engine ventilation and comes with the added protection of an extended mesh stone guard.
The steel bull bar alternative, Toyo
21 October 2008
A new Toyota Genuine BluetoothTM* hands-free system makes the newly updated Toyota Yaris even more appealing and convenient to drive.
The small, unobtrusive BluetoothTM device operates via the vehicle's audio system and connects wirelessly with BluetoothTM enabled mobile phones*.
Matthew Callachor, divisional manager for Toyota's customer service division, says the hands-free device delivers simple-to-use technology that makes a real, positive difference to driving convenience.