50 jaar Toyota W. De Bruyn

50 years of Toyota W. De Bruyn

Our story begins more than 50 years ago. The people of Vilvoorde and the surrounding area love to get their cars refuelled at Willy and Lisette De Bruyn’s. After all, with every fill-up they also get a dose of Limburg cordiality, a service that makes them feel they are more than a number here.

In 1973, Willy De Bruyn starts a garage in Machelen. As one of the first dealers of the then little-known Toyota brand, he performs pioneering work. Willy wins the trust of many customers in the region. He convinces them not only of Toyota’s solidity and reliability, but also of the importance of punctual after-sales service according to high Japanese quality standards.

From 1988, Garages W. De Bruyn is written in the plural: after Machelen, a second branch is opened in Vilvoorde.

A lot has changed in that half-century. Toyotas became increasingly comfortable, safe, economical and environmentally conscious. Our customers massively embraced hybrid technology. They are introduced to electric driving, and even discover hydrogen.

What remained the same is the unique atmosphere of a real family company. This is also reflected in our customers: very often we get to help the second and third generation within the same family on their way with new and used Toyotas.

We thank all of you, our loyal customers, for the past 50 years. This jubilee is also your jubilee: throughout the festive year, you can enjoy special anniversary conditions!

Our birthday wishes are also for you: we wish you and your Toyota many more years with our family company where you’re more a number!

Team Toyota W. De Bruyn

The new Corolla Cross The new Corolla Cross

The all-new Toyota Corolla Cross adds space, functionality and a strong and solid C-segment SUV design to the world's best-selling model range for the first time.
The new SUV not only completes the family of Corolla derivatives, in addition to the hatchback, Touring Sports and sedan, but also completes Toyota's SUV range, which now offers customers the widest range in the European market. Based on Toyota's TNGA philosophy, the Corolla Cross features the latest advances in the GA-C platform, delivering benefits to the vehicle's styling, packaging, technology and driving dynamics.

The powerful and robust style of the new Toyota SUV is specially designed for the European market, with a combination unique headlights and taillights that complement the two-stage grille, three-dimensional flared fenders and the sleek interior of a rugged city SUV.

Many advanced technologies equip the all-new Corolla Cross. It benefits from an improved HMI (human-machine interface) with the latest multimedia technology, and the dashboard layout specific to Europe is provided an all-new 12.3-inch multi-configuration digital cockpit for the driver and a 10.5-inch center multimedia display Customers can now enjoy the convenience of cloud browsing, traffic events, a voice agent and wireless updates. In addition, a range of connected services from the MyT app include driving analytics, vehicle location car and even remote control functions. such as climate program and door locks.

Finally, the all-new Corolla Cross is equipped with the T-Mate, which incorporates the Toyota Safety Sense package from the latest generation combines with other active driving and parking assistance systems to not only make easier and safer driving but also to protect all occupants. like other road users in different scenarios. For the first time, the Pre-Collision System offers suppression of low-speed acceleration and traffic cut at intersections Assist, as well as improved detection of oncoming traffic and turn assist at intersections.

The all new Aygo X The all new Aygo X A real “urban crossover” A real “urban crossover”

The smallest package often reveals the biggest gift. The all new Aygo X is compact yet self-confident. He challenges the establishing norms by combining the elevated seating position of a crossover with the practicality of a city car.

The hottest crossover in town

His bold and unmistakable design attracts attention everywhere. Sophisticated, outspoken and undeniably cool. The two-tone bodywork gives him a original and playful look. The large wheels and oversized wheel arches make for a confident stance.

In sync with you and your city

The Aygo X is much more than just a city car. It’s an extension of your mobile lifestyle. Toyota Smart Connect keeps your phone and car in sync. Wireless charging ensures constant energy on the go. A large 9-inch HD touchscreen shows you everything you need. Cloud navigation and real-time traffic information help you to avoid delays in the city. The intelligent parking system makes manoeuvring a breeze.

Feel the freedom of the open air

Open the canvas roof of the Aygo X air and discover the city with all your senses. Cruise the streets in style, and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin and the wind in your hair.

Rav4 Plugin Hybrid
The RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid offers customers the best solution of both worlds. It has the latest Toyota hybrid vehicle technology, with more power and better driving dynamics.

In addition, the model delivers purely electric driving performance without concerns about range or the need to stop to recharge the battery. With four available driving modes, the driver can easily switch from hybrid to pure electric driving.

This new EV mode allows the RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid to drive over 65km on pure electric power (if battery level and driving conditions allow). This is beyond any competing plug-in hybrid SUV and more than the European average of 50 km for daily commuting. Moreover, speeds of up to 135 km/h can be reached even with strong acceleration without using the internal combustion engine.

The RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid is now available for test drives in our garage at Machelen or Vilvoorde.
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Toyota W. De Bruyn stands for
50 years
of passion for our customers
25 years
of experience with Hybrid technology
Up to 10 years
warranty with every new Toyota
10 years
24h / 7d
most reliable brand according to Testaankoop
2 branches
with top service in your neighbourhood
100% SUV. 100% HYBRID.
No compromise.
The RAV4 was built to be driven and designed to stand out. The innovative self-charging hybrid power train guarantees you all the benefits of an electric drive, without its drawbacks. And thanks to the both comfortable and spacious interior, you glide through the city in all safety, without compromise.
In the new RAV4 loads of groundbreaking technologies have been implemented which deliver tangible real advantages like the advanced dynamics of a new hybrid system, the reassurance of the Toyota Safety Sense and the ingenuity of a Panoramic Vieuw Monitor. New RAV4, multiple reasons to go out and explore.

Come and see for yourself in one of our concessions in Machelen or Vilvoorde.