Australia's Favourite People Mover The Toyota Tarago Is Being Discontinued

There are a few vehicle brands that you can see everywhere in Australia: the Holden Commodore, the Ford Falcon and the Toyota Tarago. Whether they were fast, stylish or could transport a shitload of people, they have been the people's favourite for decades.

However, sadly, we have to bid farewell to one of those makes: the humble Tarago. Toyota has announced that, after 36 years on the road, Australia's people mover is being discontinued.

But with the announcement of the Tarago leaving this planet by the end of the year, people have been pretty devastated. They've been sharing their Tarago stories on social media.

"We had one of the first ones in 1983," wrote one person. "Had lots of kilometres from Kambalda to Perth and back until we settled back in Perth. My daughter was very sad when after nearly 13 years and over 312,000 kms we had to down grade to a smaller car."

Another added: "The humble best family car ever in history of cars, sad that they gonna discontinued but I'll say Tarago serves most family around the world at its best, great family holiday car, very reliable and saves petrol, gonna miss it."

Credit: Cars Guide
Credit: Cars Guide

A third said: "Aww sad. We did love our Tarago had the 96 model lasted for grew up and sold it to another larger family. I believe it still ran at over 300,000kms and doing well."

But they're not getting rid of the vehicle because it's bad; it's to make way for it's newer protégé.

The Granvia is being pitched as a 'luxury eight-seater wagon aimed at hospitality, corporate and family buyers'.

No doubt you'll probably be seeing a lot of these bad boys for your next UberXL.

Credit: Toyota
Credit: Toyota

Toyota Australia's vice president for sales and marketing Sean Hanley said: "Whether you are in need of a five-star hotel shuttle, corporate transport for senior executives or just a large luxury family wagon, the new Granvia fits the bill."

It sports an auto braking system, adaptive cruise control, four USB ports and 12 speakers for when you want to chuck up the tunes on a good ole road trip.

It'll be interesting to see whether people take to the Granvia in the same way they did with the Tarago. That model managed to sell more than 100,000 vehicles since it debuted up until last year.

Goodbye the humble Tarago - you'll be sorely missed.

Featured Image Credit: Toyota

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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