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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017

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...


2017 Toyota C-HR gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2017 Toyota C-HR gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The recently-launched 2017 Toyota C-HR has been awarded a maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority ANCAP. Fitted with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems (LSS) as standard, the C-HR performed well in all assessment areas, achieving an overall score of 33.18 out of 38 for adult occupant protection...


The Shortlist: Small cars with a full-size spare and five-star ANCAP rating

The Shortlist: Small cars with a full-size spare and five-star ANCAP rating

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are regularly asked by friends and family members as well as through online enquiries – what car is best for me? Most people can usually identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. In this new series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


Toyota C-HR hybrid wanted for Australia
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Toyota C-HR hybrid wanted for Australia

Toyota Australia has an “immediate” desire to launch the C-HR petrol-electric hybrid crossover here, but is currently hobbled by restricted production in Japan. The C-HR, which launched this week predominately as a rival to the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke, is being sold here exclusively with a 85kW/185Nm 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine...


Cheaper Toyota servicing limited to C-HR
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Cheaper Toyota servicing limited to C-HR

Toyota Australia says it is not ready to roll out its improved servicing scheme — which premieres on the new C-HR crossover this week — to other vehicles. The C-HR is the first vehicle to be offered in Australia with extended Toyota Service Advantage, meaning you get five years of advertised servicing prices at 12 month/15,000km intervals (whichever comes first) at $195 per visit...


Toyota C-HR could appeal to coupe buyers
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Toyota C-HR could appeal to coupe buyers

The chic new Toyota C-HR “elevated coupe” crossover is not just a straight Mazda CX-3 and Suzuki Vitara rival, says the company’s sales and marketing chief Tony Cramb. While the small SUV market is its core target, the wild design will also appeal to statement-makers, and is expected to be cross-shopped to some degree against cars such as the Hyundai Veloster or even Toyota’s own 86 coupe...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017

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...


2017 Toyota C-HR review
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2017 Toyota C-HR review

Toyota has taken its time producing a proper rival to the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3, but the new C-HR delivers the goods...


2017 Toyota C-HR pricing and specs
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2017 Toyota C-HR pricing and specs

The brand new Toyota C-HR small crossover launched in Australia today, with the express mission of “disrupting” a segment led by the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V despite severely restricted supply out of Japan. Aggressively styled, turbocharged and spun-off Toyota’s more dynamically engaging new architecture, the C-HR is a case of ‘better late than never’ for Australia’s biggest brand...


2017 Toyota Kluger pricing and specs
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2017 Toyota Kluger pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Toyota Kluger range have been announced this week, bringing styling enhancements, an updated powertrain and new active safety features. Kicking off at $43,550 plus on-road costs, the new Kluger's entry point is $1360 higher than before, with the wider range seeing price increases of $1860-$2360 depending on model...


2018 BMW Z5 spied top down alongside Toyota Supra coupe
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2018 BMW Z5 spied top down alongside Toyota Supra coupe

The BMW Z5 and the Toyota Supra have been spied together going through cold weather testing in northern Europe. Despite the fact that it was -14 degrees Celcius, the BMW's test driver decided to take the new convertible out for a spin with its top down. While both cars have been spied several times already, this is the first time that they've been photographed together...


Toyota to reveal driverless tech in Geneva
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Toyota to reveal driverless tech in Geneva

The Toyota i-TRIL concept, destined for next month's Geneva motor show, will preview the company's step into the autonomous driving landscape. Described as an alternative to city cars, motorcycles, and "and other electric vehicles", the i-TRIL is said to be Toyota's view of an engaging and environmentally friendly mobility solution...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

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...


2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL long-term review four
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2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL long-term review four

Our long-term 2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL leaves the city behind for some longer distance touring.

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Toyota Supra 'brochure' leaked - UPDATE
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Toyota Supra 'brochure' leaked - UPDATE

Update - The 'leaked' brochure for the Toyota Supra has been confirmed to be a fake. See bottom of article for details The cover of an alleged brochure for the upcoming Toyota 'Supra' has surfaced online, supposedly confirming the new sports car's name and giving a glimpse of its design...


Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Kluger to replace Ford Territory in Victoria Police fleet
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Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Kluger to replace Ford Territory in Victoria Police fleet

Victoria Police will introduce the Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Kluger to its SUV fleet to replace the locally-made Ford Territory in March. With Ford's local production ending last October, Victoria's police force evaluated a range of large SUVs and subjected them to a range of tests developed by Monash University's Accident Research Centre (MUARC)...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017

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 HiLux Tonka concept teased
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Toyota HiLux Tonka concept teased

Last year's locally-developed 86 Shooting Brake obviously gave Toyota Australia a taste for the fantastic, because the company's designers are now preparing to roll out another concept fit for the big kid in you...


Toyota and Suzuki to formalise technology partnership
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Toyota and Suzuki to formalise technology partnership

Japanese car makers Toyota and Suzuki, having announced initial talks in October last year, will now formally explore the framework of a potential partnership. If the two parties agree to work together, they will focus on technologies relating to environmental impact, along with new safety and IT systems...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class 'outsells' Camry
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 'outsells' Camry

In what could be seen as a sign of things to come, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was the nation’s top-selling mid-sized vehicle in January. The German luxury car — many of which are actually made in South Africa — outsold the locally made fleet-favourite, Toyota’s Camry, 651 units to 580. The Camry’s 580 figure compares to 4850 in December...