New Camry Redesigned from Bumper to Bumper

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Toyota’s all-new Camry sedan, launched yesterday, has undergone a complete redesign from bumper to bumper that results in a premium, high-quality car focused on performance and technology. The latest Camry is built on a new platform that underpins more emotional styling, new powertrains with higher power and better fuel economy, a revamped chassis that sharpens driving dynamics and advanced new safety technologies.

Eighth-generation Camry represents a new era for Toyota in Australia – the first time in 30 years that Toyota has offered a fully imported Camry range to the Australian market. The new model is produced in Japan. Camry is the first sedan to adopt Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA), which has transformed the way Toyota vehicles are designed, engineered and packaged.

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Two new powertrains are offered – a redesigned hybrid system with a new direct-injection four-cylinder engine that delivers more power, flexibility and efficiency and a stunning new V6 engine with direct-injection technology and an eight-speed transmission.

There are a raft of Camry firsts: direct fuel-injection engines, fully independent rear suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, drive mode select, LED head lamps, an electric parking brake, 10-inch head-up display and a segment-first opening panoramic roof, plus across-the-board adoption of active cruise control and a pre-collision safety system with autonomous emergency braking^^.

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Toyota’s senior divisional manager sales and marketing Sean Hanley said the new range represents the largest generational change for Camry since the nameplate was introduced in 1983. Toyota has adopted new grade names: Ascent and Ascent Sport (4-cylinder petrol or hybrid), SX (4-cylinder or V6) and SL (all three powertrains).

Prices have been reduced for six of the nine new Camry variants while increases on the other three are outweighed by additional features. For the new hybrid powertrain, with combined power output rising to 160kW, prices have been improved compared with the petrol variants and the market.

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Camry SX and SL with the new 224kW, 362Nm V6 engine are just $4,000 more than their four-cylinder siblings. Camry comes with Toyota Service Advantage at just $195 for up to the first five services – now with 12-month intervals.

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Toyota RAV4 Production Starts at Toyota Plant in Saint Petersburg

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Production of the current generation Toyota RAV4 started today at Toyota plant in Saint Petersburg.The best-seller Toyota RAV4 became the second model to be produced at the Saint Petersburg plant together with the Toyota Camry, which has been made here since 2007. The Russian-made Toyota RAV4 will be produced for Russian, Kazakh and Belarus markets.

The decision to start Toyota RAV4 production at the Toyota plant in Saint Petersburg was made in 2013 following the strong sales of this vehicle in Russia. As a pioneer creating a brand new segment when first launched in 1994, the Toyota RAV4 has established a solid reputation with Russian customers since its launch in Russia in 2002. For several years, it has been not only the market leader in the C-SUV segment, but the vehicle has become one of Toyota’s best-seller across all segments in Russia.
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The high quality of Toyota’s St Petersburg Camry is already well-known: in 2016 the car has ranked as the number 1 vehicle in D segment with the best residual value in Russia according to Autostat analytic agency. Over years Toyota Camry was repeatedly recognized as the best model in business class by annual national award “Car of the year in Russia”. The same quality mindset went into the preparation for the RAV4 launch, and about 450 training trips to Japan were organized for the plant employees.

At the end of 2015 in preparation for the start of production of the Toyota RAV4, the TMR-SP production capacity was successfully doubled from 50,000 to 100,000 vehicles a year. Investment towards this production capacity increase and the new model launch reached 9,7 billion RUR.

Thanks to this second model, recruitment of new employees is ongoing at TMR-SP. With gradual production volume increase in the next few months, around 800 new jobs will be created.

 

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Toyota C-HR – First Reveal of New Crossover’s Interior Design

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Designed to stand out both within the Toyota line-up and in its segment, the all-new C-HR – or Coupé High-Rider – represents Akio Toyoda’s determination to allow greater stylistic freedom and promote engineering creativity in order to achieve eye-catching designs and enhanced driving pleasure.

The Toyota C-HR’s unique character demonstrates the flexibility that the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) gives to vehicle developers in the three key areas of design, powertrain and dynamics, enabling them to deliver a new and fresh take on the increasingly commoditized crossover segment.

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The Toyota C-HR is equipped with an engine-range that is designed to deliver exactly the fluent, engaging driving behaviour that its customers are looking for. This is most powerfully expressed by the segment-unique, range-topping, full hybrid version, the intrinsic characteristics of which guarantee a smooth, jolt-free ride.

Fitted with the latest-generation hybrid power plant, the C-HR generates CO2 emissions as low as 85 g/km – a figure unrivalled within its segment – and returns combined fuel consumption of only 3.7 l/100 km. Delivering 90 kW/122 DIN hp, this new hybrid powertrain is not only more efficient and lighter than the previous system, but also offers sharper performance.

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Detailed design changes to the engine have resulted in a thermal efficiency of 40% – a world-beating performance for a petrol unit. Other hybrid system components have been made lighter and smaller, and have been repositioned for optimum packaging, further contributing to the car’s low centre of gravity.

The C-HR is also available with a new 1.2 litre turbo engine, which debuted in the Auris. Delivering 85 kW/116 DIN hp and 185 Nm of torque, this unit generates CO2 emission from 128 g/km and returns combined fuel consumption of from 5.7 l/100 km. It may be mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a Continuously Variable Transmission. CVT equipped versions are available with either front- or all-wheel drive. And finally, a 2-litre 150 DIN hp/110 kW, 193 Nm CVT-only model will be available for certain markets (Ukraine and Caucasus).

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Pre-sales will begin throughout Europe in September, with the first deliveries to customers before the end of the year. Positioned between the Auris TS and the RAV4, C-HR targets upwards of 100,000 annual European sales.

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The New 2016 Toyota HILUX : A New Era for the Pick-Up

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The legendary Toyota Hilux has been a dominant presence in the global pick-up market for nearly 50 years. To date, the world’s favourite pick-up has recorded cumulative global sales of over 18 million units. In Europe, some 34,000 Hilux vehicles were sold in 2015, representing a 23.1% share of the segment and making Hilux Europe’s best-selling pick-up.

Renowned for its Quality, Durability and Reliability (QDR), the unstoppable Hilux continues to amaze as it conquers the North Pole, Icelandic volcanos and the Antarctic continent, and also achieves podium finishes in the Dakar Rally Raid.

Available in Single Cab, four-seat Extra Cab and five-seat Double Cab body styles, the new, 8th generation Hilux builds on this legendary reputation and invincible QDR, redefining toughness for business users with a new and stronger ladder chassis, a reinforced deck structure, enhanced 4×4 capabilities, and an improved towing capacity.

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At the same time, the new Hilux responds to a growth in pick-up leisure usage in recent years with a new, contemporary design, greater comfort, advanced equipment and improved safety, making it more stylish and stress-free to drive than ever. Fulfilling user requirements for both a durable business workhorse and a stylish, comfortable leisure 4×4, the new Hilux has been designed to offer all its customers significant improvements in 6 key areas:

Workhorse toughness and rugged durability combined with new-found levels of refinement and the looks even business users can be proud of. A more spacious and comfortable interior combining SUV practicality and functionality with passenger car-like cabin NVH levels. A high strength, impact-absorbing body structure, Toyota Safety Sense featuring PCS with Pedestrian Detection function, LDA and RSA, and comprehensive brake control systems including ABS, EBD, VSC and Trailer Sway Control (TSC). QDR – A new, tougher ladder chassis, a reinforced deck structure and Active Traction Control (A-TRC), Downhill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) systems raise 4×4 capabilities to match Land Cruiser levels.

Commercial Vehicle Capabilities – A larger, stronger and more practical cargo deck and an improved towing capacity of up to 3.5 tons.Total Cost of Ownership – New 2.4 D-4D engine with class-leading fuel economy. Tougher, stronger and more capable off-road than ever before, the all-new Toyota remains every inch a Hilux. Yet it also heralds a new era for the pick-up, with the style, comfort, safety and advanced technology to satisfy even the most discerning leisure users. Fulfilling the diverse requirements of the broadest customer base yet, the all-new Toyota Hilux targets European sales of over 40,000 units per annum.

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Global Reveal of Toyota 86 Shooting Brake Concept

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Toyota Australia has unveiled a global first “Shooting Brake” concept version of the 86 sports car. The prototype was conceived and developed by Toyota Australia’s Product Design team and hand-built in Japan under the direction of the global sports car division.

The Shooting Brake concept, which adds a more practical hatch styling to the rear of the sporty coupe, has been revealed to the world in Sydney by the Toyota 86 global chief engineer Tetsuya Tada.

Toyota Australia divisional manager national marketing Brad Cramb said the unusual “shooting brake” name referred to a stunning design that gives the four-seat sports car a unique flavour with more rear head room and luggage space.

Toyota Australia’s design chief Nicolas Hogios said his Australian design team engaged in enthusiastic debate about the extent to which they should make changes to the 86 coupe, eventually remodelling only the rear quarter and roof.

 

 

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Toyota Motor Europe Delivers Two Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicles to Dutch Government

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Toyota Motor Europe Delivered Two Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicles to Dutch Government as the Netherlands take on Presidency of the European Council. At a “Zero Emission” event held today in The Hague, the Dutch National Hydrogen Platform presented its plans for the further development of hydrogen infrastructure. Mrs Sharon Dijksma, Dutch Secretary of State for Infrastructure and Environment, received the keys of two new Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicles from Masahisa Nagata, Executive Vice-President of Research and Development at Toyota Motor Europe.

Mirai is the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell sedan, benefiting from Toyota research and development of the fuel cell technology spanning for over two decades, and world-leading experience in hybrid vehicle power systems. Using hydrogen gas to generate electricity within a fuel cell stack, Mirai produces no tailpipe emissions other than water. Spacious, refined, comfortable and safe, it combines its advanced technology with superb practicality: a full-tank driving range of around 500 kilometres bears comparison with a petrol-powered car and the refuelling process only takes about three minutes to complete.

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Hilux Model Range Expanded with the New Invincible X

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Toyota Hilux has been a dominant presence in the global pick-up market for some 50 years and has sold more than 16 million units to date. Considering this sales success, the Hilux line-up is now being extended to include a new, top-of-the-range ‘Invincible X’ grade which  features numerous styling enhancements  to emphasise its status as the new flagship of the model range.

In celebration of this sales success, the Hilux line-up is now being extended to include a new, top-of-the-range ‘Invincible X’ grade which features numerous styling enhancements  to emphasise its status as the new flagship of the model range.

The Hilux Invincible  X is instantly recognisable through a unique exterior styling pack which incorporates a new front guard, a chrome finish to the bonnet air vent, front fog lights and rear lights, and dedicated badges on the front doors and tail gate.

A choice of five different alloy wheels includes two new, 17 inch options: a 6-spoke design created by Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and a 6-spoke wheel finished in matt black.

The Hilux Invincible X’s exterior may be further enhanced by the addition of side steps and a choice of deck-cover solutions including chrome over-bars with aluminium rolled locking cover or a selection of hard tops.

On entering the car, the driver and passenger are greeted by dedicated, ‘Invincible’ scuff plates, while the interior itself is upgraded with three new, bi-tone leather upholsteries in Dark Red, Grey or Tan which feature an “Invincible X” logo embossed on the front headrests.

In addition, the centre arm rest, hand brake and gear shift knob are also leather upholstered, and the gear lever surround is finished in bright chrome.

As an option, the Hilux Invincible X can be equipped with Toyota Hotspot. Installed out of sight in the glove box or centre console, the system turns on automatically when the vehicle is started, allowing internet connectivity for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices within the car.

The new Hilux Invincible X is available in Extra Cab or Double Cab body styles and with a choice of four powertrains: a 2.5 litre D-4D engine with manual transmission and either 2WD or 4WD, and a 3.0 litre D-4D unit with either manual or automatic transmission and 4WD.

The Hilux Invincible X will go on sale throughout Europe from July 2015.

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