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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with your CarAdvice news update. Here’s what’s been making headlines this week. The 2018 Holden Commodore has been revealed. Official images have been released showing what our first fully imported Commodore will look like...

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

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 86: second generation sports car confirmed, due by 2019
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Toyota 86: second generation sports car confirmed, due by 2019

The second-generation Toyota 86 has been all but confirmed by the company's European boss. Karl Schlicht, head of Toyota Europe, has told Autocar: "The [86] will carry on. The car serves a big purpose. We are not getting out of that business. Sporty cars go through their phases. It’s our intention to continue with that car...


Toyota unveils new 'Dynamic Force' engines, transmissions and hybrids: "Direct and smooth" feel promised
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Toyota unveils new 'Dynamic Force' engines, transmissions and hybrids: "Direct and smooth" feel promised

Toyota is developing a new range of engines and transmissions that will slot into its new TNGA (Toyota Next Generation Architecture) platform, the company has confirmed. From 2017 until 2021, Toyota plans to introduce 17 variations of nine engines, 10 versions of four transmissions, and 10 versions of six hybrid systems...


Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger top November sales charts, ahead of Corolla
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Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger top November sales charts, ahead of Corolla

In a strong reflection of buyer trends, a pair of light commercial vehicles topped the sales charts in November. The Toyota HiLux (3839 units) was the nation’s favourite new vehicle, ahead of its Ford Ranger arch-nemesis (3410). Third was the Toyota Corolla small car on 3245...


2016 Toyota Aurion Sportivo review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2016 Toyota Aurion Sportivo review

Dave takes the recently updated 2016 Toyota Aurion Sportivo for a steer to see if the sportiest model in the range has some hidden potential.

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Toyota boss Akio Toyoda to lead the charge on EV development
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Toyota boss Akio Toyoda to lead the charge on EV development

Toyota may have pioneered the mass production of hybrid vehicles, but its move into next-generation power has been a less than direct process. To date, the Japanese giant has focused its post-hybrid efforts on a plug-in hybrid EV version of the Prius and the 'other' future alternative energy: hydrogen...


2018 Toyota Camry teased ahead of Detroit debut
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2018 Toyota Camry teased ahead of Detroit debut

A first preview for the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry has been handed down this morning, ahead of an unveiling now confirmed for next month's Detroit motor show. The new Camry, which will be fully imported into Australia when the company's local manufacturing operation winds up next year, promises to introduce a more dynamic and sporting look than the model currently on sale...


Toyota: hydrogen a "natural stepping stone" from hybrid
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Toyota: hydrogen a "natural stepping stone" from hybrid

Toyota's local arm strongly supports the adoption of hydrogen fuel-cell technology in Australia, despite the current lack of infrastructure. Speaking at the showcase of the Mirai fuel-cell sedan and the company's new mobile hydrogen refueller station, Michael Elias, manager for product planning at Toyota Australia, told CarAdvice the company sees hydrogen power as a natural progression from current hybrid technology - due to the refuelling process being similar to conventional cars...


Toyota Mirai review: A quick spin on Australian roads
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Toyota Mirai review: A quick spin on Australian roads

The Toyota Mirai is the world's first mass-produced hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, and I was lucky enough to be one of the first people to drive it on Australian public roads. A quick 15-minute loop on a mix of freeway and suburban roads in eastern Melbourne showed us just how 'normal' the Mirai is to drive - if you can get past the 'creative' exterior design...


2016 Toyota FJ Cruiser review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Toyota FJ Cruiser review

Despite production of the Toyota FJ Cruiser ceasing in August, is it worth snapping one up before they're all gone?

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 25, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 25, 2016

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 reveals mobile hydrogen refueller, joins Mirai trio in Australia
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Toyota reveals mobile hydrogen refueller, joins Mirai trio in Australia

Toyota Australia has revealed its mobile refueller for hydrogen vehicles, joining the trio of Mirai fuel-cell sedans that currently reside in Australia. Comprising of a Linde high-pressure hydrogen refueller sat on the back of a Hino 700 series prime mover, the mobile hydrogen station will allow the Japanese company to take its three Mirai sedans anywhere in Australia that a conventional car can be driven, despite the country's lack of refuelling infrastructure...


2017 Toyota C-HR review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Toyota C-HR review

The best that Toyota has to offer has comes in the form of the C-HR.


2017 Toyota C-HR arriving February
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2017 Toyota C-HR arriving February

The 2017 Toyota C-HR is gearing up to hit Australian shores in February as the Japanese brand begins preparations to enter a segment it has previously not contested in. Having decided to bring only two higher spec variants of the C-HR to Australia: Active and Koba, CarAdvice believes Toyota plans to position the vehicle close to the Nissan Qashqai in terms of pricing...


2017 Toyota 86 pricing and specs: Updated sports car now on sale in Australia
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2017 Toyota 86 pricing and specs: Updated sports car now on sale in Australia

Local pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2017 Toyota 86 range, which sees the Japanese sports car get a small power bump and a new look for a small price increase. Now starting from $30,790 before on-road costs, the Toyota 86 starts off $800 dearer than previously, though it is still $2000 more affordable than the cheapest version of its Subaru BRZ twin...


2015-16 Toyota HiAce recalled for door latch fix: 500 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Toyota HiAce recalled for door latch fix: 500 vehicles affected

Toyota has issued a recall notice for 500 of its 2015 and 2016 HiAce LWB Crew Vans over concerns a latch system in the sliding does not meet Australian Design Rules (ADR). According to the Japanese manufacturer, the vehicles are equipped with a single latch system on the side sliding doors which does not comply with the relevant ADR legislation...


2017 Toyota C-HR Compact SUV - 2016 Paris Motor Show
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2017 Toyota C-HR Compact SUV - 2016 Paris Motor Show

James and Paul take a look at Toyota's new style-heavy hybrid SUV, the C-HR...


On board with Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016
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On board with Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016

Read the full article here. Jump on board the Toyota Genuine Parts AE86 for some drift action with the father of modern drifting, the Drift King himself, Keiichi Tsuchiya, as he slides Australian drift veteran Beau Yates’s rebuilt Hachi-Roku around Sydney Motorsport Park for World Time Attack Challenge 2016. Strap in!


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

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...