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Toyota Yaris: Road car v Rally car

A Yaris? A Toyota Yaris? Why would you rally a Toyota Yaris? That's probably what you're thinking. Ask the team at Neal Bates Motorsport, though, and the humble little Japanese runabout is the future of rallying in Australia...

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2018 Toyota HiLux pricing and specs
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2018 Toyota HiLux pricing and specs

Pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Toyota HiLux range have been detailed ahead of an October 6 on-sale date, bringing a revised model line-up including new variants, small price increases, and the axing of the slow-selling 4.0-litre V6 engine...


2002-2016 Toyota LandCruiser recalled for airbag fix
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2002-2016 Toyota LandCruiser recalled for airbag fix

Toyota has issued a recall for 32 examples of its Landcruiser 100 Series and 200 Series over concerns the airbag assemblies may not be to correct specifications. According to the Japanese automaker, the inflators may pose an increased risk of injury to the vehicle's occupants in the event of a collision...


Toyota 86: Plans for next-gen car still secret, but local arm keen as ever
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Toyota 86: Plans for next-gen car still secret, but local arm keen as ever

Go back to December 2015 – just before the Ford Mustang launched in Australia – and the top-selling sports car in the segment was the Toyota 86. These days, sales of the rear-drive two-door are down almost 22 per cent on 2016, and down more than 41 per cent on 2015. Despite this, Toyota Australia says it's still as keen as ever to have the model in the local line-up...


Toyota Australia confident of future success, “whichever direction” things go
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Toyota Australia confident of future success, “whichever direction” things go

Those inside the local division of the world's largest car manufacturer, Toyota, say while other brands might be focussing attention on a single future powertrain technology, they're confident the Japanese marque's broader approach will prove successful in the long run...


Toyota HiLux upgrades and improvements coming: local arm 'not resting on laurels'
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Toyota HiLux upgrades and improvements coming: local arm 'not resting on laurels'

Despite the Toyota HiLux dominating local sales figures for the last sixth months consecutively – and taking out top honours in 2016 – the Japanese car maker's local division says it's taking the market and the segment seriously, with more upgrades and improvements to the hard-working model well and truly in the pipeline...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude review

The 2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude sees some added kit over the GXL model upon which it is based, but it isn't as value-packed as it perhaps should be.

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$68,230

2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado revealed: Here in November without V6 petrol
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2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado revealed: Here in November without V6 petrol

The newly-updated 2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado has been revealed at this week's Frankfurt motor show, with the Japanese carmaker putting an increased focus on safety for buyers of the rugged off-roader. Outside, a refreshed exterior is highlighted by a revised – and decently chrome-heavy – grille, restyled headlights, re-profiled fenders, and a potentially polarising new bonnet, which Toyota says has been sculpted “to enhance downward visibility”...


Toyota C-HR Hy-Power revealed: "Higher-performance" hybrids coming
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Toyota C-HR Hy-Power revealed: "Higher-performance" hybrids coming

There is a distinction between "high-performance" and "higher-performance", the latter meaning more than current, but not so much as to be considered exceptional. That's where the Toyota C-HR Hy-Power concept comes into the picture, described as a preview of the Japanese car maker's plans for a more sporting extension of its growing hybrid family...


2018 Toyota Prius C review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2018 Toyota Prius C review

The facelifted 2018 Toyota Prius C sees some inclusions, but it remains expensive in its class despite its best intentions.

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$24,040

2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado spied, due to land locally this year
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2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado spied, due to land locally this year

A facelifted version of the Toyota Landcruiser Prado has been spied at a Japanese port ahead of its reveal later this year. The images by LiveDoor Blog show changes to the current generation Prado that include a redesigned front end, new headlights, bumper bar, bonnet and grille, while the rear is also expected to receive a minor makeover...


2017 Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition arrives from $41,150
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2017 Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition arrives from $41,150

The Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition has been announced this week, marking 54 years of Australian manufacturing for the Japanese manufacturer before factory doors close in October. Limited to just 54 units - one for each year Toyota has built vehicles in this country - the limited-edition Camry is based on the top-spec Atara SL Hybrid variant, priced from $41,150 plus on-road costs...


Kia Sorento GT Line v Nissan Pathfinder Ti v Toyota Kluger Grande comparison
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Kia Sorento GT Line v Nissan Pathfinder Ti v Toyota Kluger Grande comparison

The second-generation Mazda CX-9 shook up the large family crossover segment when it arrived here about a year ago, but it's not the be-all and end-all. For instance, the colossal American-made Toyota Kluger and Nissan Pathfinder may not have the Mazda's badge or chic design, but they're both noteworthy prospects...


Toyota C-HR 'Hy-Power' concept teased ahead of Frankfurt reveal
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Toyota C-HR 'Hy-Power' concept teased ahead of Frankfurt reveal

Toyota has teased the C-HR Hy-Power concept ahead of its reveal at the Frankfurt motor show next week. A single image released by the Japanese manufacturer shows a partial shot of the front of the car, which very closely resembles the production model. The company has labelled it as a "design study", and the vehicle has been created by Toyota's European Design Centre...


2017 Rally Australia preview - Harry Bates hot lap
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2017 Rally Australia preview - Harry Bates hot lap

With this year’s 2017 Rally Australia set to kicking off in November, CarAdvice got a sneak preview of what to expect, jumping into an ARC-spec Toyota Corolla S2000, for a dusty forest-stage hot lap with Australian Rally Championship young-gun, Harry Bates.


2017 Rally Australia: Coffs Harbour readying for WRC return
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2017 Rally Australia: Coffs Harbour readying for WRC return

Rally Australia is back for another year, with the picturesque Coffs Coast in Northern New South Wales again set to welcome the world's best rally drivers for the final round of the 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC). Comprising a total of 318 competitive kilometres spread across 21 stages, Rally Australia kicks off in November, transforming Coffs Harbour from resort town to rally-fan central...


Mazda and Toyota to partner on connected-car infotainment
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Mazda and Toyota to partner on connected-car infotainment

Japanese automakers Mazda and Toyota are planning to collaborate on a inter-connected vehicle infotainment platform for their next-generation vehicles, according to a new report. Following the two companies buying shareholdings in each other a month ago while announcing plans for a joint factory in the US and co-development of electric vehicles (EVs), the new article by Japan's Nikkei claims the manufacturers are set to share a core platform for in-vehicle navigation, media, and smartphone connections...


2019 Toyota Supra to get manual option, turbo V6 - report
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2019 Toyota Supra to get manual option, turbo V6 - report

The upcoming Toyota sports car, believed to revive the iconic 'Supra' nameplate, is expected to get a manual transmission and turbocharged V6 engine option when it goes on sale around 2019 - according to the latest rumours. As far as rumours go, this one could be a little thin..


Toyota Aurion production has ended
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Toyota Aurion production has ended

Australia's Toyota Aurion is now out of production, with the final unit rolling off the line at the Altona plant in Melbourne's west this week. The Aurion sedan's retirement comes a few months before Altona shutters for the final time, with the local Camry Hybrid ending production in September and the Camry petrol on October 3...


Cars made from wood could be the next big thing
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Cars made from wood could be the next big thing

  In the worldwide push to make cars lighter with each new-generation model, it might come as a surprise that researches in Japan are looking at wood, as a substitute for steel. Fully electric cars are already here, but in relatively small numbers, because they're usually made from exotic materials like carbon-fibre or other lightweight composite materials...