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Is downsizing your vehicle on the horizon in 2021?

Posted: 28/05/2021
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Is downsizing your vehicle on the horizon in 2021?

There are many reasons that you might be considering downsizing to a smaller vehicle. Maybe your kids are all grown up and are driving themselves around now, no longer in need of Mum & Dad’s Taxi Service. Perhaps you are doing more inner-city driving, where manoeuvring and parking a large vehicle is becoming more and more stressful. It might even be the financial pressure of owning a large vehicle, often with higher daily running and repair costs that are putting a stress on the budget. Perhaps downsizing could save you money that will help with the ever-growing expenses of life.

Whatever your reasoning may be for choosing to downsize, now is the time to start thinking ahead. Take a minute to picture yourself in 6 months time. Would you ideally be driving a smaller vehicle? High demand has placed increased waiting times on new vehicle deliveries, so now is the time to start thinking and planning ahead for your perfect future vehicle.

When downsizing, there are some important factors to consider to ensure the vehicle you choose is exactly what you need it to be. We suggest thinking about the following factors…


1. Space: Exactly how much space will you need in the vehicle, and how small is too small for your lifestyle?


2. Affordability: What does the vehicle cost to run, and is it fuel efficient? What would the servicing costs look like?


3. Comfort: You are used to a larger vehicle. Will downsizing to this vehicle keep you comfortable in your travels?


4. Safety: Thinking about safety is important for smaller vehicles. What safety features does the vehicle have? Does it have a suitable safety rating?


5. Performance: Does the vehicle have all of the performance features that are important to you? Will it perform in the way you need it to?


Our friendly and knowledgeable team at Sunshine Toyota are happy to answer these questions, and help you find your perfect vehicle. We have even made our top recommendations for vehicles smaller in size, but not small in their incredible features.


Our top Toyota compact vehicle recommendations


Yaris ZR

They do say that great things come in small packages! The Yaris is perfectly compact, yet still packed with incredible features, Toyota Safety Sense technology, space, functionality and style. Coming in a range of 12 unique and eye-catching colours, there is a perfect Yaris for everyone. The Yaris is a well-loved favourite here at Sunshine Toyota, and the perfect vehicle if you are looking to down-size to something more compact.


Our favourite features on the Yaris ZR include

  • Fold-down seats for extra space when you need it
  • Even more space designed underneath the floor of the boot
  • Head-up display to keep you forward-focused
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for handsfree communication
  • Six premium speakers
  • The latest in Toyota Safety Sense technology
  • Reversing camera 
  • Parking sensors 
  • Incredible fuel efficiency (at least 15% more fuel-efficient than previous models)
  • Light, responsive and agile
  • Hybrid model available for extra power and efficiency
  • Toyota Genuine Accessories available for extra functionality


View Yaris ZR Offers   book a test drive

 C-HR Koba

Practicality can be fun. Be sure to stand out from the crowd and express yourself in this stylish and functional compact SUV. There is absolutely no compromise on space and functionality, with all the comfort and impressive features you could ever need. Whether you are zipping around the city or heading on a weekend adventure, the C-HR is incredibly versatile and that’s why we love it so much. 


Our favourite features on the C-HR Koba include

  • Power and efficiency with a 1.2L turbo petrol or 1.8L Hybrid engine
  • 8” colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to keep you connected
  • Designed with space and comfort in mind
  • Agile and responsive engine, and amazing fuel efficiency
  • Equipped with Toyota Safety Sense features to help you stay safe
  • Front and rear parking sensors make parking a breeze
  • Brake Assist to detect emergency braking, perfect for the unexpected
  • Customise your C-HR Koba for urban, aqua or snow adventures with Toyota Genuine Accessories


View C-HR Koba Offers   book a test drive

Yaris Cross

If you love the Yaris but are still looking for something with a bit more size, say hello to the Yaris Cross. The Yaris Cross is the perfect combination of a compact vehicle and a small SUV, allowing you to cross over from workdays in the city to weekend adventures with ease. The Yaris Cross features incredible eye-catching design and style, functionality, technology and space in one compact package. It really is the best of both worlds, and we’re big fans at Sunshine Toyota.


Our favourite features on the Yaris Cross Urban include

  • Take on any adventure with a 5-seat compact yet spacious SUV
  • Swift design that thrives in the inner city
  • Toyota Safety Sense technology for peace of mind
  • Reversing camera to manoeuvre with ease
  • 8 Airbags
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for handsfree communication
  • Higher than a conventional hatchback, sitting on 18” Alloy wheels
  • Eye-catching, modern and stylish design sure to turn heads
  • Power tailgate with kick sensor making busy life a lot easier 
  • 7“ colour touchscreen display to give you multimedia access
  • Panoramic View Monitor makes parking and manoeuvring a breeze with a 360 degree view
  • Smart entry so you can unlock and start without even touching your keys
  • Available with either hybrid or petrol engine
  • Toyota Genuine Accessories available to personalise your Yaris Cross for exactly what you need


View Yaris Cross Urban Offers   book a test drive


Choose your ideal compact vehicle with the Toyota Corolla, available in either the Sedan or Hatch. Whatever option you decide, the Corolla offers everything you’re looking for in a stylish package. There’s a reason the Corolla is so popular. It is spacious and functional, yet remains compact making it ideal for anyone thinking of downsizing without any compromise. It has all the space needed for both solo and family adventures.  


Our favourite features on the Corolla include

  • Winner of Australia’s Best Small Car! (under $35,000)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to keep you connected
  • With a slightly longer wheelbase, the Sedan offers more legroom for comfort
  • Impressive boot space
  • Split fold rear seating for practicality (Sedan)
  • Improved seats for the ideal driving experience
  • Offers a smooth drive and impressive fuel efficiency
  • Equipped with advanced Toyota Safety Sense technology for peace of mind
  • Choice of either petrol or hybrid engine for lower fuel costs and emissions
  • Streamlined interiors, with spacious cabins
  • Sporty and modern look sure to turn heads


View Corolla Offers now   book a test drive


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