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Australian cars don’t sell? Bollocks

It’s an oft-repeated line — Aussie cars just don’t sell any more, hence the need for the local brands to shut their local factories and become full importers, something each will have done by the end of 2017...

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Toyota to debut second C-HR compact SUV concept at 2015 Frankfurt motor show
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Toyota to debut second C-HR compact SUV concept at 2015 Frankfurt motor show

Toyota will unveil a second concept version of its C-HR compact SUV at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. There has been no teaser image or any official details on the second concept version of the Toyota C-HR (the first version teaser is shown above), but the Japanese company has made it clear that just like the first one, the second concept will be hybrid-powered...


Mazda 3 v Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 : Small hatch comparison
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Mazda 3 v Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 : Small hatch comparison

The Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and Hyundai i30 cumulatively claim a bigger chunk of Australia’s new vehicle market than any other trio of rivals. Remarkably, they represent more than one in every 10 sales of not just passenger cars but all vehicles sold across the country, including SUVs, utes, vans and trucks...


2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review

The 2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado has been released locally with a long-awaited new diesel engine. It's smaller than the outgoing engine, but develops more power and torque and uses less fuel.

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$52,990 - $84,490

2016 Toyota Prius teased as company’s hybrid sales pass eight million
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2016 Toyota Prius teased as company’s hybrid sales pass eight million

It may already have been revealed this week through a pair of cheeky spy shots snapped aboard a cargo plane, but you can’t stop the teaser train: here’s the first official look at the new 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid. Those earlier shots, snapped aboard a cargo plane bound for the Frankfurt motor show where the new Prius will debut, offered a clear look at both ends, revealing much of the fourth-generation hybrid’s sportier styling...


2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado pricing and specifications
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2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado pricing and specifications

The updated, 2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado has arrived on local shores, primed to take on rivals such as the forthcoming, Australian-developed Ford Everest. Headlining the list of changes for the MY16 Toyota Prado is the introduction of a new, downsized 2...


2016 Toyota Prius photographed completely undisguised before debut
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2016 Toyota Prius photographed completely undisguised before debut

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius has been photographed completely undisguised prior to its debut next week. These photos, which seem to have been taken while the next-generation hybrid hatch was strapped in for a trans-oceanic flight, were first published by the Toyota Prius Club of Malaysia...


2015 Toyota 86 Review
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2015 Toyota 86 Review

It's hard to believe it's been three years since the Toyota 86 first launched in Australia with a sub-$30k price tag and the promise of proper rear-wheel-drive dynamics. Initially a consistent top-seller in the local sports car bracket, that same success has not been matched globally. And so far this year, sales are actually down more than 30 per cent...


Hyundai Tucson v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Toyota RAV4: Medium Diesel SUV comparison
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Hyundai Tucson v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Toyota RAV4: Medium Diesel SUV comparison

The just-released Hyundai Tucson is gunning to shoot Mazda’s CX-5 off its perch as the top-selling mid-sized SUV range in Australia. And if first impressions are anything to go by, the Korean threat to Japanese domination looks very real indeed...


2016 Toyota Prius to debut on September 9 in Vegas
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2016 Toyota Prius to debut on September 9 in Vegas

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius will make its global debut at a media event in Las Vegas on September 8 (September 9, AEST). Ryo Sakai, a spokesman for Toyota, confirmed the launch to Bloomberg, although he declined to elaborate on when the new Prius will enter production or when it will go on sale...


2015 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Diesel Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2015 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Diesel Review

The RAV4 remains a favourite in the medium SUV segment, but it now faces its sternest test ever against newer, better-equipped competition.

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$48,490

2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series revealed, October launch confirmed for Australia
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2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series revealed, October launch confirmed for Australia

The refreshed 2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series has made its world debut today, revealed ahead of an Australian sales debut set for late October. Weeks of leaked images and spy photos have left few surprises for the big SUV’s tweaked styling, although today’s images offer a far clearer view of the changes...


2015 Toyota Aurion Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2015 Toyota Aurion Review

The final iteration of the locally produced Toyota Aurion rolled out of the Altona production plant with little fanfare earlier this year. Unlike its production-line sibling the Camry, which received the largest mid-cycle overhaul in its history a few weeks earlier, the updated Aurion appears almost identical to the pre-facelift model inside and out, while picking up a few additional infotainment and safety features intended to see it out to the end of production in 2017...

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$50,440

2015 Toyota 86 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Toyota 86 Review

Three years on and Australians' love affair with the Toyota 86 seems to have worn off. Was it all just hype?

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$29,990 - $35,990

Toyota Australia taking legal action against counterfeit airbag component sellers
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Toyota Australia taking legal action against counterfeit airbag component sellers

Toyota Australia has announced it is taking legal action in the Federal Court against two independent retailers that have been found to be selling counterfeit airbag components...


Toyota set to unveil Nissan Qashqai-fighter at Geneva - report
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Toyota set to unveil Nissan Qashqai-fighter at Geneva - report

Toyota will unveil its long-overdue small SUV at next year's Geneva motor show, according to a new report out of the UK this week. The new model, which is expected to be based on the sporty C-HR concept (pictured top) revealed in September last year, will enter the Toyota line-up below the mid-sized RAV4 SUV...


Toyota Australia chasing fake airbag parts installed at independent workshops: repaired vehicles may be at risk - UPDATE
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Toyota Australia chasing fake airbag parts installed at independent workshops: repaired vehicles may be at risk - UPDATE

Counterfeit airbag components sold to independent vehicle repairers may now be installed in a number of cars in Australia, a new report has revealed. A dealer bulletin obtained by News Ltd reveals that Toyota Australia has identified two suppliers selling counterfeit spiral cables - a crucial part that must be replaced each time a vehicle’s airbags are deployed...


2016 Toyota Prius filmed in San Francisco
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2016 Toyota Prius filmed in San Francisco

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid has been filmed on the hilly streets of San Francisco ahead of a reported launch later this year. The video above was found by user Priusfan500 and posted on the Prius Chat forums. Although the car is clad in black camouflage from head to toe, we get to see the next-generation hybrid's front end in the flesh for the first time...


2016 Toyota Fortuner interior revealed
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2016 Toyota Fortuner interior revealed

The interior of the 2016 Toyota Fortuner has been revealed ahead of its arrival in local showrooms at the end of October. Official local images of the Fortuner’s cabin come a little over two weeks after Toyota Australia took the wraps off the exterior design of its new diesel-powered HiLux-based seven-seat SUV, which will support the petrol-only Kluger and challenge the likes of the forthcoming Ford Everest and Mitsubishi Challenger, as well as the Holden Colorado 7 and Isuzu MU-X...


Toyota Landcruiser Prado Altitude v Mitsubishi Pajero GLS : Comparison Review
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Toyota Landcruiser Prado Altitude v Mitsubishi Pajero GLS : Comparison Review

The Toyota Landcruiser Prado has long been the go-to choice for drivers after seven seats and serious off-road ability. Does the Landcruiser Prado Altitude live up to that name?