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The Margaret River region is one of the most popular driving destinations in Western Australia. Known for its abundance of vineyards, fine dining locations and impressive scenery, a road trip to Margaret River is a must do for all Australians.
Sights and Activities
Margaret River attracts visitors from all over Australia and from other parts of the world for a number of reasons. Whether you’re keen to sample local wines and delicacies, take part in water sports and other outdoor activities or simply take in the views, Margaret River has something for everyone.
The local landscape includes vineyards, caves, stunning coastline and wildflowers, with more activities off-shore including whale watching. The region also has a packed calendar of events taking place all year round, from wine tasting to musical and theatrical shows, and the scenery attracts visitors for specific functions such as weddings, honeymoons and corporate events.
The Margaret River region is located 280 kilometres south of Perth and is an easy and pleasant three hour drive down the Forrest Highway, or inland via the South Western Highway via Armadale, Pinjarra, Waroona, Harvey, Brunswick Junction, Bunbury and Busselton, after which it’s just another 50 km to Margaret River. The region can also be reached on a coach trip of the South West.
Toyota Servicing in Perth
Before embarking on any road trip it is essential to have your car serviced. Contact Scarboro Toyota on (08) 6555 0952 for car servicing on all Toyota models in Perth.
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Toyota car dealers are just one facet of the Japanese company’s operations in Australia. This video provides an overview of Toyota Material Handling Australia, the country’s leading producer and supplier of Toyota forklift trucks and other battery-electric warehouse vehicles, incorporating BT Lift Trucks and Raymond Forklifts.
The first Toyota forklifts were produced in Japan in 1956 and imported to Australia in 1968, where they quickly became renowned as the industry leader. Since that time, Toyota Material Handling Australia has worked tirelessly to make forklifts safer and more efficient, reducing the risk of workplace injuries and reducing power consumption to make these vehicles more environmentally friendly, sharing the Toyota Motor Corporation’s commitment to research and development.
More than 60,000 Toyota forklifts have been sold to Australian customers, with a worldwide network supplying forklifts to all parts of the world. The firm’s counterbalanced forklift has been the bestselling in Australia each consecutive year since 1987, while other products including electric powered pallet trucks, stackers, pickers and narrow aisle equipment are also popular choices in warehouses nationwide, both for purchase and long- or short-term rental.
Featuring advanced safety technologies such as active stability control and pioneering environmental systems like Toyota’s fuel cell technology, these forklifts can add value to a business, with flexible finance options making fleet management easier.
To speak to a Toyota dealer in Perth about all types and models of Toyota or to buy genuine parts, contact Scarboro Toyota on (08) 6555 0952.
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The all new Toyota FT-86 ‘Open’ convertible concept was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year with the intention of gauging the reaction of the public and press. The model was well received by attendees, which will likely lead to this prototype going into production next year.
This video from Test Driven UK offers a walk around and inside look at the FT-86 Open Concept, which replaces the hard top with a multi-layered canvas top with a full glass window at the rear. The hood folds beneath the fixed back seats, which are laid out in the same 2x2 configuration as the standard FT-86.
Most other modifications for the Open Concept are comparatively subtle, the stand-out change being a new white paint job to contrast against the navy blue roof. Yellow stitching accents complement the white seats and consoles inside, and the carpet is also a striking yellow.
As for the drivetrain, the FT-86 Open features the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine as the coupe, producing 197 horsepower, which was crucial for the FT-86 being named Auto Express Performance Car of the Year.
If this convertible model goes into production it’s also expected to feature six-speed manual and automatic transmission as options, with brakes, steering and suspension being identical to the coupe. In fact, Toyota has revealed that an open-top variant was left open as a possibility when the coupe was designed, meaning minimal modification was needed.
Contact Scarboro Toyota on (08) 6555 0952 to speak to their Toyota dealers in Perth.
Last updated 19 days ago
Western Australia is teeming with remarkable and colourful wildlife, and you don’t have to head into the Outback to come up close to indigenous animals. There are many popular wildlife sanctuaries and conservation centres throughout WA within easy reach of Perth and other major cities.
Armadale Reptile Centre
More than 200 reptiles are housed in this rescue and rehabilitation centre, as well as kangaroos, possums, wombats and fruit bats.
Broome Crocodile Park
Established by world-famous adventurer Malcolm Douglas, over 1,500 saltwater crocodiles are cared for at this dedicated centre. One highlight of a Broome Crocodile Park visit would have to be the afternoon feeding.
Caversham Wildlife Park
The leading park for native animals in Perth, kids and adults have the chance to get up close to koalas, kangaroos and wombats as well as have their photos taken.
Cohunu Koala Park
Koalas and other native species roam free in 16-hectares of lovingly maintained bushland at Cohuna Koala Park.
Eagles Heritage Margaret River
Located in the verdant Margaret River region, this park is home to a number of impressive regal birds including eagles, falcons, hawks and owls.
Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary
This 2,000-hectare sanctuary in the Avon Valley is home to a number of rare and endangered species.
One of the most popular days out in the city, Perth Zoo has received international recognition for its conservation work and features animals from all over the world.
Toyota Service Centre in Perth
Before hitting the road, always remember to have your car fully serviced to avoid accidents. Contact Scarboro Toyota on (08) 6555 0952 for details of their Toyota dealership and service centre in Perth.
Last updated 20 days ago
Toyota Australia’s impressive factory in Altona, Victoria has been highlighted as part of the National Geographic Channel’s Megafactories series. This factory was the new home of Toyota car production in Australia after operations were transferred from Port Melbourne in 1994.
Toyota workers interviewed for the show explained that it isn’t just the location or the facilities that have made the Altona plant such a success story, it’s the reliable Aussie workmanship that’s helped establish a new home for Toyota outside of Japan. The Megafactories team visited the factory during the run-up to the release of the new hybrid Camry, and was aired on the 50th anniversary of Toyota assembly and manufacturing in Australia.
The first Toyota passenger car built outside of Japan was the 1963 Tiara, assembled in Australia. The predecessor to the familiar Corona, the Tiara was built at the Australian Motor Industries (AMI) factory alongside the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Rambler and Standard-Triumph cars. AMI eventually became a wholly Toyota factory, changing its name to AMI Toyota in 1985 and being taken over by the Toyota Motor Corporation in 1987.
Today, the plant in Altona employs approximately 2,500 workers and produces 100,000 cars each year for domestic and international markets. Up to 40,000 tonnes of steel is used per year to stamp panels at the initial stage of production, right through to the final assembly that involves 237 separate processes and 13,000 parts.
Contact Scarboro Toyota on (08) 6555 0952 to buy a new Toyota in Scarborough.