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Australia's cheapest new cars

Looking for a new car on a small budget? Here are eight of the cheapest new cars available Australia-wide, right now. As you would expect, they are all micro or light cars and, unless otherwise stated, the price excludes on-road costs like registration, stamp duty and CTP...

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2016 Family 4x4 SUV Comparison - Everest v MU-X v Pajero Sport v Patrol v Fortuner
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2016 Family 4x4 SUV Comparison - Everest v MU-X v Pajero Sport v Patrol v Fortuner

Read the article here. Buying a new family SUV is a big investment, and choosing the right one is important - especially when you're spending about $55,000. We recently assembled five family-friendly SUVs with off-road ability to figure out which rugged truck managed to double as a practical hauler for mums and dads...


2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review

The 2016 Toyota Prius is one of those cars you either get or you don't.

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$43,990

2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review
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2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review

Read the article here. The all-new, fourth-generation Toyota Prius is clearly, well, polarising to look at, but fact of the matter is that the new model is actually quite impressive. What makes it so impressive? Well, this time – or more correctly, for the first time ever – the Prius is actually a bit of fun to drive...


2016 Toyota Corolla ZR Sedan Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Toyota Corolla ZR Sedan Review

It's Australia's best selling car. We take a closer look at the Toyota Corolla, in ZR sedan guise.

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$30,990

2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado VX : Long-term report three
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado VX : Long-term report three

Our time with our long-term Prado VX has come to an end. We've spent plenty of time crawling round the city, but for our final update, we dragged the Prado into its natural environment out in the bush.

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$73,990

Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part one
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Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part one

With fuel prices hitting decade lows in recent times, there has arguably never been a worse time to buy an economy-focused car. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great options out there for people who are thinking about long-term sustainability and doing their bit for the environment...


Toyota shuts down plants in Japan after earthquakes, Australian production unaffected
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Toyota shuts down plants in Japan after earthquakes, Australian production unaffected

Toyota will progressively close factories across Japan as it deals with parts shortages caused by earthquakes and aftershocks that have caused widespread death and destruction. Two earthquakes hit the southern island of Kyushu over the past week, a magnitude 6.4 quake last Thursday and a magnitude 7.3 quake on Saturday...


2016 Toyota Tacoma Review (MY 2017)
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2016 Toyota Tacoma Review (MY 2017)

Read the article here. While Australia makes do with the hugely popular Toyota HiLux as its dual-cab ute of choice, the US market gets the Toyota Tacoma, which is a very different beast indeed. It is a huge seller in its home market, with about 175,000 Tacoma models sold in the US in 2015. That's about four-and-a-half times as many as Toyota sold of its HiLux in Australia last year...


Toyota unveils uBox concept car for Generation Z
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Toyota unveils uBox concept car for Generation Z

Toyota has set its sights on a younger generation of car buyers with its latest concept vehicle, the uBox. Said to be aimed at Generation Z, the uBox is the result of a two-year collaboration between engineers and designers at Toyota Motors North America and students at Clemson University...


2016 Toyota 86 Blackline Edition Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Toyota 86 Blackline Edition Review

Offering unique styling inside and out but the same basic underpinnings, the 2016 Toyota 86 Blackline Edition is one for the particularly keen...

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$37,990 - $40,490

2016 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Diesel Review
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2016 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Diesel Review

Read the article here. The Toyota RAV4 has long been part of the staple diet of SUV loving Australians. It was one of the first compact SUVs launched here, and remains one of the most popular. Much like rice or potatoes, it’s long been no frills yet reliable choice, a popular option alongside Mazda’s CX-5 and Nissan’s X-Trail...


Family 4x4 SUV Comparison: Ford Everest v Isuzu MU-X v Mitsubishi Pajero Sport v Toyota Fortuner v Nissan Patrol
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Family 4x4 SUV Comparison: Ford Everest v Isuzu MU-X v Mitsubishi Pajero Sport v Toyota Fortuner v Nissan Patrol

The current-day SUV boom isn’t all about softer, more car-like high-riding options designed with little more than a school run in mind. For many buyers out there, a family 4x4 still needs to be a proper off-roader, a tough-as-nails workhorse that blends a modicum of urban comfort with proper skills off the beaten path and has the ability to confidently and consistently tow loads...


Should you turn off traction control off-road? : Toyota LandCruiser Prado VX
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Should you turn off traction control off-road? : Toyota LandCruiser Prado VX

Ever wondered whether you should turn traction control off when you go off-road? We climb a slippery gravel hill in the Toyota LandCruiser Prado to find out.  ...


January-March 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, ups and downs of the first quarter
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January-March 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, ups and downs of the first quarter

We’re now into the second quarter of 2016, meaning we are able to deduce some Australian car industry trends for the year-to-date (YTD). Leading the pack in the sales race is the Mazda 3, which is a nose ahead of the Toyota Corolla, though sales of both of these small cars are down. Rounding out the top five were the Toyota HiLux, Hyundai i30 and Ford Ranger...


March 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers
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March 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers

Australian new vehicle sales were down slightly in March 2016 over last year’s mammoth tally, with 104,512 units registered meaning a drop of 0.5 per cent. March sales are usually high because it’s the end of the Japanese financial year. However, the top-selling car in March was Korean — the Hyundai i30, skating to first thanks to strong factory drive-away deals...


2016 Ford Everest Titanium v Toyota Prado VX off road comparison review
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2016 Ford Everest Titanium v Toyota Prado VX off road comparison review

Read the full review here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOH9_fxlI9w — Watch the Ford Everest take on the Land Rover Discovery in our video review. Toyota Prado — it’s a name synonymous with off-roading and, evidently, astronomical sales. Over 16,000 in 2014 to be exact, for a market share of a little over 15 per cent...


Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok
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Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

Utes, pick-ups, trucks, dual-cabs, double-cabs – whatever you call them, these big four-door 4x4 haulers are massively important to buyers in Australia. The 4x4 utility segment has boomed in recent years, and it remains one of the strongest parts of the Australian new car market – indeed, roughly one in every 10 vehicles sold in this country will be a four-wheel-drive commercial vehicle...


2017 Toyota Corolla sedan revealed, Australian launch due early next year
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2017 Toyota Corolla sedan revealed, Australian launch due early next year

Australia’s 2017 Toyota Corolla sedan has been revealed this week, ahead of a local debut set to occur early next year. These renderings of the top-spec ZR model, described as “preview images”, reveal that although two separate Corolla sedan have appeared in recent design patent applications, the local model’s face will debut a third distinct look for Toyota’s small car...


Hyundai Ioniq PHEV will go unchallenged in Australia with Prius Prime a no-show
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Hyundai Ioniq PHEV will go unchallenged in Australia with Prius Prime a no-show

Toyota and Hyundai have become direct rivals in the plug-in hybrid market, with today's New York motor show introduction of the Toyota Prius Prime and Hyundai Ioniq. Both companies hope to secure a larger share of the growing global segment, but what sets the two apart? Like the Toyota Prius, the Hyundai Ioniq is available in both standard hybrid and plug-in hybrid - as well as full-electric, which puts it one-up on the Prius...