Toyota Dominates Australia’s Best Cars Awards With Five Wins – Nov 16, 2019 – Maranello, Italy (Techreleased) – Toyota has dominated the annual Australia’s Best Cars Awards taking home the top award for the best car in five of the 13 categories.
The Corolla Ascent Sport, Camry Ascent Sport Hybrid, RAV4 GXL Hybrid, Supra GTS and HiLux SR5 were all named as the best in class in the national motoring awards run by Australia’s motoring clubs.
RACV Senior Motoring Journalist and Australia’s Best Cars judge Tim Nicholson said Toyota was a deserving winner in the small (under $35,000), medium (under $65,000), all-wheel drive SUV (under $55,000), sports car ($65,000-$125,000) and 4×4 dual-cab ute categories.
The awards also take into account pricing, depreciation, fuel consumption, standard features, safety and practicality, as well as running and repair costs in a comprehensive analysis of data covering up to 21 scoring areas for each vehicle.
Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley, said he was proud to receive the prestigious awards that are judged based on criteria that truly reflects what customers were looking for in a new car.
“These awards cover more than just a test of how the car is to drive, taking into consideration such things as safety, value for money and running costs and these are areas in which our customers demand the best,” Mr Hanley said.
“Every Toyota model awarded has a comprehensive array of Toyota Safety Sense features including our autonomous emergency braking pre-collision safety system and have achieved a five-star ANCAP or Euro-NCAP safety rating.
“In addition to that, the increasing availability of our petrol-electric hybrid powertrain across a range of models not only improves our environmental performance, it helps customers keep their running costs to a minimum with lower fuel bills.
“Winning these awards reflects the confidence that the market has in our products with the Corolla and HiLux maintaining their positions as the number one sellers in their categories,” he said.