Did you know that it is possible to buy a new Toyota online through our national website?
Our comprehensive facility allows you to arrange every major detail of a new car purchase without leaving the comfort of your home. This means that in addition to choosing the specific model and grade, you can select accessories, arrange finance, even receive a part-exchange value for your existing car.
So how does it work in practice? The following video offers a brief overview of the process, and each of the five easy steps is explained in more detail in the text below.
How to buy a new Toyota online
Step one: navigate to Toyota UK website
Open your Internet browser and navigate to this page. Here you will need to decide if you want to purchase a new or used Toyota. This can be selected from the tabs near the top of the page. For the purpose of this article we are concentrating on a new car purchase (see arrow).
Buy online step two: choose from available models
This is the step where you choose which Toyota model you would like to configure. Scroll through the ‘Explore the New Car Range’ carousel and you will see that the majority of the Toyota range is available to buy online. Some models such as Hilux and Proace (internal combustion model) have been excluded due to the likelihood of needing greater customisation for commercial reasons.
Clicking on a particular model will highlight key features that will help you decide on the right car for your needs. Here we have chosen the all-new Yaris Cross and therefore need to press the red ‘Buy Online’ button (see arrow) to move to the next stage.
This requires you to choose which equipment grade and starting price best suits your needs and budget. To help you make this decision, there is a function to compare up to three different grades side-by-side by clicking the ‘Compare Car’ text. Once you have narrowed down the choice to the right version, click the red ‘Select Grade’ button to move to the next key step
Buy online step three: build your perfect car
This is the most exciting step, where you can precisely configure your new Toyota in terms of its powertrain (where available) as well as major elements such as body colour, wheels and interior. Full 360-degree views of the exterior and interior can be viewed by dragging your cursor across the main image.
Accessories and bundled option packs can also be selected at this stage, and as each feature is added it is immediately reflected in the total price listed at the bottom of the grey panel on the right-hand side of the screen.
Buy online step four: pay in a way that suits you
The grey panel on the right-hand side of the screen usually offers two payment options: cash or finance. The former is a one-off payment that allows you to buy the vehicle outright, while the latter offers the possibility of configuring the payment schedule in order to spread the cost of the vehicle over a number of months or years, based on your expected annual mileage.
Whichever payment method you choose, it is also possible to include a vehicle in part-exchange at this stage. The process is explained in greater detail in this article.
Step five: collect
The online purchasing process is designed in such a way that the only time you are required to visit a Toyota retailer in person is to collect the car. Nevertheless, feedback from customers has praised the seamless transition from engaging with the online process to the handover experience at the retailer.
Please be assured that all contact at this final stage is COVID-safe and in line with prevailing government guidelines. At this point you will receive a free, three-day drive home insurance policy to make that first time behind the wheel as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.