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Toyota coy about Corolla sales targets

The Toyota Corolla is fast gaining ground on the leading Mazda 3 in the battle to be Australia’s top-selling car in 2014, but the company’s Australian arm says it is not particularly concerned with ending the year on top of the charts...

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Toyota recalls 19,600 Corolla, Avensis Verso, Lexus SC430 vehicles a second time
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Toyota recalls 19,600 Corolla, Avensis Verso, Lexus SC430 vehicles a second time

Almost 20,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles recalled last year over an airbag defect will be forced back to dealerships to have the issue addressed a second time. Toyota Australia says the issue affects approximately 19,600 Toyota Corolla and Avensis Verso and Lexus SC430 models produced between January 2001 and May 2003...


2014 Toyota Corolla sedan to be imported from Thailand in February
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2014 Toyota Corolla sedan to be imported from Thailand in February

The all-new Toyota Corolla sedan headed to Australian showrooms in mid February will be shipped here from Thailand for the first time in the car's history. Toyota Australia says the shift from Japanese to Thai production for the 11th-generation Corolla sedan allows the company to take advantage of the Free Trade Agreement existing between the two countries...


Toyota Corolla sedan struggles in IIHS crash test
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Toyota Corolla sedan struggles in IIHS crash test

The all-new Toyota Corolla sedan has earned a 'marginal' safety rating in a tough new crash test in the US. The new four-door Corolla – due in Australia in mid 2014 – struggled in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) small overlap front crash test, which is designed to replicate a crash where 25 per cent of the car’s front-end makes contact with a fixed object like a tree or a pole at 64km/h...


Toyota Corolla Axio, Fielder: Japan-only hybrid duo launched
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Toyota Corolla Axio, Fielder: Japan-only hybrid duo launched

Toyota has launched two hybrid versions of the Japanese domestic market's 11th-generation Corolla. Launched together – and differing from the Australian, European and US markets’ small car of the same name – the Corolla Axio sedan and Corolla Fielder wagon both offer the same Toyota Hybrid System II propulsion unit. Teaming a 54kW/111Nm 1...


2014 Toyota Corolla sedan details revealed
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2014 Toyota Corolla sedan details revealed

Details of the European-spec Toyota Corolla sedan have been released, previewing a larger, more spacious small car due to arrive in local showrooms in 2014. Influenced by the styling of the Corolla Furia concept first seen at this year’s Detroit auto show, the all-new 11th-generation Toyota Corolla sedan is 80mm longer, 15mm wider and 5mm lower than its predecessor and 345mm longer than the hatch...


Toyota Corolla gets hybrid wagon option for Europe
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Toyota Corolla gets hybrid wagon option for Europe

The current generation Toyota Corolla has scored petrol-electric power in a wagon configuration, but it will be available in Europe only. Badged as the Toyota Auris Touring Sports - the Corolla is called Auris in Europe - it gets a 100kW Hybrid Synergy Drive unit comprising a 1.8-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, following the already available hybrid system in the Corolla/Auris hatchback...


Mazda 3 faces battle to retain sales crown but confident of 2014 win
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Mazda 3 faces battle to retain sales crown but confident of 2014 win

Mazda Australia admits the Mazda 3 small car has a fight on its hands to stop the Toyota Corolla from usurping its title as Australia's favourite car this year. The second-generation Mazda 3 topped Australia’s sales charts in 2011 and 2012, but has slipped behind the Corolla after five months of 2013 (Corolla 16,774 vs Mazda 3 16,405)...


Toyota Corolla Levin ZR Review
Rating: 610 /10
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Toyota Corolla Levin ZR Review

The top-spec Corolla has plenty to offer but struggles to justify its price against cheaper siblings and strong rivals.

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2014 Toyota Corolla sedan unveiled
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2014 Toyota Corolla sedan unveiled

After what seemed like countless teaser and concepts, the 11th generation of the world’s best selling car has been unveiled in sedan form. The Toyota Corolla sedan made its world debut yesterday with the design borrowing heavily from the Corolla Furia concept first seen at this year’s Detroit auto show. Having sold almost 40 million Corollas since 1966, of which 1...


Toyota Corolla sedan: more teaser images revealed
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Toyota Corolla sedan: more teaser images revealed

More teaser images of the Toyota Corolla sedan have been released ahead of its unveiling at the end of this week. The latest images reveal the new four-door small car's angular LED headlights, front badge and grille, alloy wheels, and lower front intake and foglight design, all of which draw inspiration from the sporty Toyota Corolla Furia concept from January’s Detroit auto show...


2014 Toyota Corolla sedan teased ahead of June 6 debut
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2014 Toyota Corolla sedan teased ahead of June 6 debut

The 2014 Toyota Corolla sedan has been teased for the first time ahead of its world premiere on June 6. The tightly cropped image reveals part of the rear corner of the new Toyota Corolla sedan, and confirms the production model will draw inspiration from the Toyota Corolla Furia concept (pictured below) that debuted at January's Detroit auto show...


2013 Toyota Corolla Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2013 Toyota Corolla Review

The newest generation Corolla hatch breaks new ground with its styling, performance and general dynamics.

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Small car comparison: Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 v Mazda3 v Ford Focus

Small car comparison: Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 v Mazda3 v Ford Focus

With an all-new Toyota Corolla launched with a $19,990 price tag, we find out which is the best entry-level small car for the money, putting the world's best selling small car up against the Ford Focus, Hyundai i30 and Mazda3. Words: Daniel DeGasperi. Photos: Easton Chang. Comparison tests don’t come more relevant than this...

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Toyota Corolla sedan revealed in leaked images
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Toyota Corolla sedan revealed in leaked images

Images claiming to reveal the design of the all-new Toyota Corolla sedan have appeared online, giving us our first look at the production version of the four-door variant of the Japanese car maker's top-selling small car...


Toyota Corolla Furia concept previews new small sedan
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Toyota Corolla Furia concept previews new small sedan

The Toyota Corolla Furia concept has been unveiled at the Detroit auto show, giving us an insight into the aggressive styling of the next-generation Toyota Corolla sedan. Toyota Group vice president and general manger of the Toyota division, Bill Fay, said the Corolla Furia concept gave an early indication of where the brand’s compact car design was headed...


Small cars: November 2012 sales overview
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Small cars: November 2012 sales overview

The Toyota Corolla has issued an ominous warning to its rivals, with the all-new 11th-generation small car soaring to the top of the national sales charts in its first full month in showrooms. The Toyota Corolla, which recorded 4190 sales last month, continues to shorten as the favourite to become Australia's top selling car in 2013 after beating this year's sales leader, the Mazda3, by almost 500 units in November...


Toyota recalls 2.76m cars; 12,710 Prius hybrids in Australia
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Toyota recalls 2.76m cars; 12,710 Prius hybrids in Australia

Toyota has recalled 2.76 million vehicles around the world in the second multi-million-vehicle recall for the Japanese manufacturer in recent weeks. The recall, which relates to a potential fault with the steering systems of nine different models including the Toyota Corolla, comes five weeks after the company was forced to recall 7...


Car sales October 2012: small cars
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Car sales October 2012: small cars

The Mazda3 has backed up its record-breaking September with another segment-leading sales performance in October, keeping it on track to retain its title of Australia most popular car in 2012. The Mazda3 trailed its only real threat for the crown, the Toyota HiLux, by 61 sales last month, giving the Japanese small car a 1309-unit lead over the Thailand-sourced ute with just two months of the year to go...


Car sales October 2012: winners and losers
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Car sales October 2012: winners and losers

Toyota has dominated Australia's new vehicle sales charts in October, with the Toyota HiLux, Toyota Camry and Toyota Corolla filling three of the top four places in the national monthly rankings. The HiLux ute (3403 sales) reclaimed top spot in October from the Mazda3 small car (3342), which slipped to third in what was a stellar month for the locally built mid-sized Camry sedan (3379)...