Toyota sounds changes for the S2 2022
TOYOTA has announced upgrades to its sedan, hatchback, sports car, as well as small and medium SUV lineups that will roll out in the second half of 2022. The Corolla, Camry, C-HR, GR Supra, RAV4, Yaris and Yaris Cross are all ready for upgrades.
Toyota Australia Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the series of updates across multiple models demonstrated the Aichi-based brand’s continued commitment to continually improving the range.
“Toyota will continue to keep customers informed of major changes to our significant lineup and we encourage our customers to discuss these enhancements with their preferred Toyota Dealer,” said Hanley.
The Corolla variants get the biggest upgrades, with the hatchback and sedan hybrid versions also getting an 8kW boost (raising combined peak power to 98kW).
The light car’s safety and security systems, meanwhile, will be enhanced with the introduction of Toyota Connected Services, which are enabled via an integrated Data Communication Module (DCM) that offers advanced safety features such as automatic collision notification, SOS emergency call and stolen vehicle tracking.
The Corolla also benefits from the latest version of Toyota’s multimedia system, with additional USB-C connectivity, as well as “a number of updated safety and convenience features” (although Toyota Australia did not specify which ones). ). Exterior styling changes, meanwhile, will include new alloy wheel designs and an updated color scheme.
For the Yaris Cross, updates will incorporate improved technology and interior trim upgrades, including black leather upholstery on Urban variants. The GR Supra will also get new wheels and a new manual transmission version.
Along with the Yaris Cross, the Yaris, C-HR and Camry will all be available with an updated exterior color range that introduces a host of new colors and finishes.
Earlier this month, Toyota also announced that its popular RAV4 would receive upgrades to its multimedia, technology and safety systems in the second half of this year.
All variants of the medium SUV will feature the brand’s latest generation infotainment system (filled with USB-C connectivity and the addition of connected services), as well as the Safety Sense suite of driver assistance technologies, including Intersection Pre-Collision Safety and Emergency Steering Assistance.
According to VFACTS new vehicle sales figures for April, Toyota again led the Australian market, ahead of Mazda and Mitsubishi with a margin of 10,578 unit sales (13.1 points of market share). The Big T led the market with a total of 17,956 total sales for the month.
Regarding the inventory supply issues, which particularly affect the RAV4 variants, a TMCA spokesperson recently said GoAutothat “due to global supply issues, Toyota Australia is experiencing longer wait times for new vehicle deliveries across its range.
“Our goal remains to do everything we can to get customers into their new Toyota vehicles as soon as possible. As supply availability is an evolving situation globally, we continue to work closely with our global production team to ensure the maximum number of vehicles for our local customers.
“We continue to update our dealers as the situation evolves. Dealers are in the best position to provide customers with the most up-to-date delivery information for their specific vehicle.”
Further details and any price adjustments will be announced closer to each model’s arrival in the second half, Toyota Australia said.