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Get creative with your kids with this years Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

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The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is held annually by Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan) for children throughout the world to draw what they imagine the cars of the future to be like.

This year will be the 10th year the contest has been run and will involve around 80 countries worldwide. This is the second year that Toyota NZ has been involved and held a national contest as a preliminary for the World Contest. We will be sending our top 9 entries (3 from each age category) to the World contest for judging.

There are heaps of great prizes up for grabs alongside the amazing once in a lifetime trip prizes!

  • NZ Contest | 3 Apple iPad minis for the best entries in the NZ contest (1 for each age category).
  • World Contest |The Best Finalists from around the world will be invited to Japan for the award ceremony and a sight seeing along with two parents or guardians in August 2016. The top entries from New Zealand will be submitted to this competition.
  • School Contest | The school, class or early childhood education centre that the child achieving first place in each age categories attends, will be awarded an Apple iPad Air.


Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series adds more for 2016.

2016 Toyota Landcruiser

The unrivalled ground clearing performance of the largest Toyota Land Cruiser has been met with a bold new design, cutting-edge technology and advanced safety features.
The reshaped grille, bumper, headlights and bonnet provide a dynamic look with improved posture. New LED tail light clusters complement the changes at the front.

In the cabin of the VX Limited, a new rear seat entertainment system with dual 11.6” monitors, which includes two infrared wireless headphones, allow users to tune into a different audio track or DVD sound from what the front seat occupants might be listening to.

2016 Toyota Landcruiser

The new Toyota Safety Sense package features in the Land Cruiser 200 for the first time consisting of the Pre-Crash Safety System, Pre-Crash Brake, automatic high beam headlamps, dynamic radar cruise control and lane keep assist. The Land Cruiser 200 also gains a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Emergency Stop Signal.

The engine now produces 200 kW and has an improved overall combined fuel consumption of 9.5 litres/100 kms. The addition of a diesel particulate filter has contributed to the Land Cruiser 200 achieving EURO 5 standard for emissions.

Backed by 60 years of development and rugged use around the world, the Land Cruiser 200 still has the go anywhere, do anything pedigree of its predecessors.

New 2016 Toyota Hilux to meet all market demands, and demanding markets!

2016 toyota hiluxThe 2016 Toyota Hilux 4WD Double Cab SR5. Very popular for very good reason. It's awesome. Click to enlarge.

Utes made up 20 percent of the new vehicle market in 2014, making it the single most important model segment, with Toyota selling nearly 6,000 Hilux Utes.

2015 sales suggest that trend will continue.

“Toyota has a proud tradition of success in the Ute market,” said Steve Prangnell, Toyota New Zealand’s General Manager of Sales.

“We believe the all-new Hilux with its great range of new features and technology gives us the ammunition to regain the number one spot in 2016.”

Hilux will be available in four grades, S and SR, aimed at fleet, company and business users. The higher specification SR5 and SR5 Limited offer car and SUV like equipment features.

Excitement at Frankfurt as Toyota C-HR SUV to go into production

The Toyota-C-HR unveiled at the Frankfurt ShowThe Toyota-C-HR unveiled at the Frankfurt Show. Click to enlarge.

“The latest Toyota C-HR design study, unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, fore-shadows its production version which will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next March".
“It features bold design language that projects a confident and sporty look while new platform architecture promises an engaging drive experience.”

The new five-door show car builds on the success of the first C-HR Concept that was enthusiastically received when it debuted at the Paris Motor Show 12 months ago.

The C-HR delivers on the promise by Toyota's global president Akio Toyoda to build better cars that bring the fun back to driving. Toyota New Zealand’s General Manager of Product Spencer Morris said the second C-HR Concept heralds an exciting possible addition to the company's local line-up.

"The striking looks, compact packaging and outstanding agility inherent in the C-HR Concept mean the production car is definitely on our wish-list for New Zealand," said Mr Morris.
"Given the right specification, pricing and availability for our market, we would expect the C-HR production model to accelerate the already-hot demand for vehicles in the small SUV segment," he said.

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