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2017 Toyota HiLux TRD review

The 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD ute adds some styling extras to the range-topping SR5 dual-cab diesel 4x4 ute. Is it worth the extra cash?

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2017 Toyota Hilux TRD review
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2017 Toyota Hilux TRD review

Read the full article here. Today we’re going to take a look at something truly exciting that’s been developed by Toyota’s go-fast team, TRD. It’s the 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD. Wait, what? Toyota Racing Development hasn’t really worked this new model over to within an inch of its life, and it really hasn’t done anything to make it a much sportier than the standard vehicle...


Toyota Fengchao Fun concept previews Asian Camry
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Toyota Fengchao Fun concept previews Asian Camry

The Toyota Fengchao Fun concept has been unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai motor show, and probably points the way to the look of the China and Asian market Camry. From the side, the concept looks to feature smoothed out versions of the eighth-generation Camry's doors. At the front and rear, the concept has unique styling, with cleaner and sharper details than the already unveiled North American Camry...


The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot
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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But... where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux TRD comparison
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Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux TRD comparison

This really is the battle of the big guns – the most expensive versions of the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, fighting for the title of the sportiest lifestyle ute. They’re both more popular than any SUV on the market, with buyers choosing these high-riding, five-seat vehicles to get around even if they don’t use the tray for its intended purpose...


Toyota FT-4X concept is '75 per cent' production ready
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Toyota FT-4X concept is '75 per cent' production ready

Ian Cartabiano, chief designer of the Toyota FT-4X and studio chief design at Toyota's Calty studio in California, confirmed to CarAdvice the concept crossover isn't far shy of being production ready. Speaking to the media after the official unveiling of the FT-4X, Cartabiano said: "We always design [Calty's concepts] to be at the 75 per cent stage...


Aqua is back, baby!
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Aqua is back, baby!

You guys, have you noticed? Aqua is back. No, I’m not talking about the shit band from the 2000s that had the hit about Barbie. I’m talking about the colour. On cars, specifically. In even more specific terms, car brands are seemingly embracing the idea that not all cars have to be black, white, grey or silver, though the targeting is very much where you’d expect it – at the younger buyer group, the ones who aren't going to be spending more than about $40,000 on a car...


Toyota FT-4X concept goes official in New York
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Toyota FT-4X concept goes official in New York

The Toyota FT-4X has been given a proper unveiling this week at the New York motor show, dubbed by the Japanese brand as a four-wheel-drive toolbox. Standing for 'Future Toyota 4WD Crossover', the FT-4X reincarnates the spirit of the company's iconic FJ LandCruisers and other off-roaders with a more modern twist...


Toyota FT-4X concept surfaces ahead of New York debut
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Toyota FT-4X concept surfaces ahead of New York debut

The ruggedly futuristic Toyota FT-4X has been revealed in leaked images circulating online, ahead of its official debut at this week's New York motor show. Looking like a cross between an FJ Cruiser, a Jeep Wrangler, and several other boxy crossovers, the FT-4X is a fully-functional concept car that is actually smaller than the C-HR, though it rides on the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) that underpins the company's smallest SUV...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser Altitude on sale
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser Altitude on sale

Toyota’s venerable off-road workhorse, the LandCruiser 200 Series, has been given a lift this week with the release of its annual Altitude special edition. Based on the GXL turbo-diesel, the off-roader receives a swag of extra kit. Limited to 600 vehicles, the Altitude scores leather-accented seats which are now electrically adjusted for the front seat occupants...


Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD
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Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD

Read the full article here. We’re in the exhibition hall at Australian Technology Park in Sydney for the global unveiling of the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept, which is based on the top-spec double-cab SR5, A little playground with dirt, hills and giant building bricks has been set up inside the massive building to show off its capabilities...


2017 Toyota Yaris SX review
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2017 Toyota Yaris SX review

The updated 2017 Toyota Yaris light hatch may be plain as original chips, but it's surprisingly lovable and fun to drive.

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Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD

Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD

You're never too old to play with toys, we say - and Toyota has given us all a nice reminder with the release of the full-size HiLux Tonka concept. Billed as the "dream toy for adults", this collaborative 'Toyonka' (Tonkota?) made its global debut in Sydney recently...

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$56,390

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Toyota Australia adds 119,000 vehicles to Takata recall
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Toyota Australia adds 119,000 vehicles to Takata recall

Toyota has recalled a further 119,386 vehicles across various model lines and build dates as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest recall, two separate notices have been issued, one for vehicles with a faulty front passenger's airbag, with the other a re-notification for vehicles with a faulty driver's front airbag...


Toyota Prado Altitude returns for 2017
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Toyota Prado Altitude returns for 2017

The 2017 Toyota Landcruiser Prado Altitude special edition is back, starting at $68,230 before on-road costs. Based on the GXL turbo-diesel variant, Toyota says the Prado Altitude adds around $10,000 of extra equipment for a $5000 increase over the standard car...


Toyota Australia confirms top-end management changes in shift to import business
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Toyota Australia confirms top-end management changes in shift to import business

Toyota Australia has announced a number of changes to its 2018 team, with key leadership saying their goodbyes at the end of this year. Those will include current president, Dave Buttner, along with sales and marketing director Tony Cramb - both major figures in the business globally and familiar identities in the industry...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Toyota FT-4X off-roader concept teased ahead of New York debut
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Toyota FT-4X off-roader concept teased ahead of New York debut

The Toyota FT-4X concept has been previewed today ahead of its debut at the New York motor show in a few weeks time. Aside for acknowledging the existence of the concept and announcing its upcoming debut on the first press day of the 2017 New York motor show, Toyota is only saying that the car will be "four wheeling" and "scene stealing"...


2017 Toyota HiLux TRD arrives from $58,990
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2017 Toyota HiLux TRD arrives from $58,990

Toyota has added an aggressive-looking TRD accessories pack option for its HiLux ute, starting at $58,990 drive-away. Available with either black or white exterior paint, the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) package includes a number of interior and exterior enhancements, though there have been no modifications to the HiLux's 130kW/450Nm (420Nm manual) 2...