April Headlines

All the motoring and automotive events, news and stories – April Edition

Mazda to introduce 100-year anniversary models across the range

Mazda will commemorate its 100 years as a manufacturer with special editions across its passenger-car and SUV line-up.

Mazda will commemorate its 100 years as a manufacturer with special editions across its passenger-car and SUV line-up.

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Toyota Hilux bullbar designers use their skills to make medical masks

The Australians who created even tougher versions of the Toyota HiLux are designing emergency medical equipment.

The team of Australians who design heavy duty accessories for the Toyota HiLux ute are now helping to make medical equipment to assist health authorities in the battle against the coronavirus.

While local manufacturing of the Toyota Camry came to an end in 2017, the Japanese carmaker retained a Melbourne-based design and engineering team to develop accessories for the Toyota HiLux and other off-road vehicles.

The same facility that developed the heavy-duty hardware for Toyota HiLux Rugged X (pictured above and below) and Rogue editions – as well as bullbars and other accessories – is using its half-a-dozen in-house 3D printers to help make medical face masks.

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