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Read about the latest Toyota news in Christchurch and around New Zealand.

Articles include:

  • The latest Toyota vehicles to hit New Zealand
  • Local events, sponsorship and activities
  • Stories from local Toyota owners and fans

... and more!


Latest Toyota News

Tougher Land Cruiser 70 Series packs a punch

Posted 16th November 2016

The Land Cruiser 70 Series arrives fully loaded for 2017 with revisions to the line-up and sizeable expansions in safety equipment, with the single cab model achieving the maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating.

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Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series

Toyota Launches 100 Limited Edition RAV4s To Celebrate Its Coming Of Age

Posted 27th October 2016

This year marks the 21st year that the iconic Toyota RAV4 has graced New Zealand roads, with Toyota New Zealand launching an 'Edition 21' complete with unique styling features to commemorate the occasion.

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Toyota RAV4 Edition 21

Corolla GXR Earns Its Stripes

Posted 27th October 2016

A striking special edition of Toyota's top selling Corolla Hatch has gone on sale under the new GXR badge.

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Toyota Corolla Hatch GXR

Miles Toyota Named as Finalist in IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces 2016

Posted 23rd September 2016

Miles Toyota has been named as a finalist in the Small-Medium catergory of the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Programme.

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Toyota Previa

Popular people mover advances with smarter safety for less

Posted 2nd August 2016

Expanded equipment and sharper pricing improve the value and appeal in the revised Toyota Previa.

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Toyota Previa

Camry and Aurion fine-tuned for 2016

Posted 19th July 2016

The appeal of the modern Camry and Aurion models has been heightened with more convenient technology and exterior refinements arriving from July onwards.

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Camry and Aurion Fine-tuned

Miles Toyota and The Stolen

Posted 14th July 2016

We recently had the pleasure of being involved in The Stolen, a New Zealand made film, developed by Emily Corcoran (Producer, Sisterhood) and Niall Johnson (Director, Keeping Mum).

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The Stolen Signwritten Vehicle

The Corolla Hatch Hybrid

Posted 5th July 2016

New Zealand's favourite passenger car meets the world's most popular hybrid technology in the Corolla Hatch Hybrid.

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Corolla Hatch Hybrid

Our Ronald McDonald House Cook-off

Posted 24th June 2016

On Wednesday 8th June, a team of volunteers from our dealership all participated in a cook-off for Ronald McDonald House, and we had great fun!

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Ronald McDonald House Cook-Off

Toyota Safety Sense

Posted 11th May 2016

We've created Toyota Safety Sense to ensure that every journey in your Toyota is as safe and comfortable as possible.

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Toyota Safety Sense

Toyota Prius IV: Space and pace comes to the world's most famous hybrid

Posted 20th April 2016

Motoring Journalist, Dave Moore, took the Prius IV for a spin and let us know his thoughts on Toyota's all-new fourth-generation Prius.

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Toyota Prius IV

2016 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Posted 19th April 2016 by Nicole

The annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest New Zealand winners were announced recently, and we were estatic to find out that winner of the 12-15 years category was a Christchurch girl, Toni Wilson!

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2016 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

The 2016 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

Posted 18th March 2016 by Nicole

On Sunday 13th March, our team headed along to the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon at Jellie Park hung out at the Toyota tent, gave out Toyota merchandise and cheered the TRYathletes along!

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2016 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

The All New 2016 Toyota Prius

Posted 23rd February 2016 by Nicole

After almost twenty years of shaping the world view on alternative energy vehicles, and more than eight million global sales, the Toyota Prius is setting out to change the world again.

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2016 Toyota Prius

An original 1980 Toyota Corolla and a Toyota Chaser

Posted 12th February 2016 by Nicole

For many of us, working with vehicles isn't just a job, but a hobby! Our Service Manager, Tim, and Service Advisor, Zen, both have a real passion for cars and own some very impressive (for quite different reasons!) vehicles.

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Tim's Corolla KE30

The brand new Toyota Fortuner

Posted 12th January 2016 by Nicole

The Fortuner is the latest addition to the Toyota SUV family. The Fortuner has the fortitude and durability to take on everyday family adventures as well as the toughest roads New Zealand has to offer.

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2016 Toyota Fortuner

The latest Toyota RAV4 hits the ground running

Posted 16th December 2015 by Nicole

The highly anticipated 2016 RAV4 is now at Miles Toyota and looks to build on the successful platform created by the outgoing model with added safety features, stature and a dynamic new look.

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2016 Toyota RAV4

The All New Toyota Hilux!

Posted 1st December 2015 by Mark

It's here! The benchmark rebuilt. The new Hilux has arrived and we couldn't be more pleased with the result. The new Hilux range includes an incredible 21 models, including an all-new high-riding 2WD option; the PreRunner

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2016 Toyota Hilux

Miles Toyota at the 2015 A&P Show!

Posted 18th November 2015 by Nicole

We were privileged to be a part of the Canterbury A&P Show, held at the ASB Showgrounds from 11th-13th November.

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A&P Show

2015 IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Finalist

Posted 16th November 2015 by Nicole

Miles Toyota are pleased to announce that we have been placed fourth in the 2015 IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Survey, in the Small-Medium category.

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2015 IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Finalist

Toyota Land Cruiser adds more for 2016

Posted 12th November 2015 by Nicole

The unrivalled groud clearing performance of the the largest Toyota Land Cruiser has been met with a bold new design, cutting-edge technology and advanced safety features.

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Toyota Land Cruiser 200

The 2015 Land Cruiser Prado range

Posted 2nd September 2015 by Nicole

The new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado range has recently been released and it features an advanced 2.8-litre turbo-diesel 1GD four-cylinder engine with improved performance, fuel economy and quietness.

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Land Cruiser Prado

D.J. Carrasco, Canterbury Baseball and the Redbacks

Posted 27th February 2015 by Mark

We were honoured to be able to help former Major League Baseball pitcher, D. J. Carrasco, with his visit to New Zealand in support of Canterbury Baseball and the Redbacks Baseball team.

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DJ Carrasco

Toyota Diagnostic Master Technician

Posted 14th January 2015 by Mark

We're proud to announce that our current certified Hybrid Technician, Gary Oberholster, has now also achieved the globally-renowned status of Diagnostic Master Technician!

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Toyota Diagnostic Master Tech

Toyota's Fuel Cell Car: The Mirai

Posted 21st November 2014 by Mark

Toyota will soon be launching their new fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai. As a vehicle that refuels in less than five minutes and can travel 300 miles on a single tank of hydrogen, this technology is a turning point for the automotive industry.

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Toyota Fuel Cell Car

The 2014 Canterbury A&P Show

Posted 24th October 2014 by Mark

We're gearing up for this year's A&P Show! It's going to be an awesome event. Visit us at the show to check out the latest Toyota models, not to mention the huge deals that we'll have on specifically for the show.

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Canterbury A&P Show

The Toyota TR 86 Targa Rally Car

Posted 17th October 2014 by Mark

We're lucky enough to be looking after this Toyota TR 86 prior to the 20th Anniversary South Island Event for the Targa Rally. So, of course, we snapped a few photos and put together a very quick video.

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Targa Rally TRD 86 Video

A Video Introduction to Miles Toyota

Posted 10th October 2014 by Mark

We've put together a video to introduce you to our dealership, as well as a few of our dedicated team.

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Miles Toyota Video

Limited Edition Hilux: The Predator

Posted 26th September 2014 by Mark

With a range of accessories at their disposal, our team like to put together a limited edition Hilux to help show just some of what's possible. Check out our latest example; the Predator.

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Limited Edition Hilux

The Best Wedding Car is a Hilux!

Posted 26th September 2014 by Mark

One of our valued guests, Mark, recently tied the knot. For his wedding, he wanted the absolute best wedding car available. And what would that be? A Hilux, of course!

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Hilux Wedding Car

IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Finalist 2014

Posted 24th September 2014 by Kylie

We are proud to have been nominated as a finalist in the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards 2014 as a result of excellent responses in New Zealand's largest annual workplace climate-employee engagement survey.

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IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Finalist 2014

A Visit From Toyota's Biggest 86 Fan

Posted 28th March 2014 by Mark

One of Toyota's biggest Toyota 86 fans, Peter Sullivan, dropped by our showroom in Christchurch to introduce us to his Toyota GT86 TRD - TRD001.

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Toyota GT86 TRD