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Scion iM concept previews new Corolla-based sports hatch

Toyota’s North American performance arm Scion has unveiled the Corolla-based iM concept at the Los Angeles auto show. The Scion iM concept offers a thinly veiled look at a new sporty hatchback based on Toyota’s top-selling small car that will debut in production form at April’s New York auto show...

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2015 Toyota Prius C facelift revealed
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2015 Toyota Prius C facelift revealed

The 2015 Toyota Prius C was revealed at today’s Los Angeles auto show, premiering a fresh look and a revised interior. The first update for the city-sized Prius C introduces a new exterior design comprising an expansive black hexagonal grille that dominates the front end, reshaped headlights with standard LED headlamps, a restyled front bumper with new fog lights and indicators, shark-fin roof antenna and redesigned ‘light pipe’ LED tail-lights...


Toyota HiLux v Toyota Tundra : Comparison review
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Toyota HiLux v Toyota Tundra : Comparison review

Utes such as the Toyota HiLux are big business in Australia – they account for about one in six new vehicle sales annually – but the country’s top-selling dual-cab looks positively pint-sized when compared to its more generously proportioned bigger brother from the US, the Toyota Tundra...


Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle detailed in full
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Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle detailed in full

After a considerable period of teasing, Japan's largest automaker has revealed all the details about its new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, the Toyota Mirai. At the Mirai's heart is the latest iteration of Toyota's fuel-cell stack, which generates water vapour and up to 114kW of power by combining hydrogen stored on-board with oxygen extracted from the atmosphere...


BMW working on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered 'i5' with Toyota - report
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BMW working on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered 'i5' with Toyota - report

The hydrogen fuel-cell drivetrain powering the new Toyota Mirai could, if reports are correct, end up underneath a third BMW i model, possibly named the BMW i5. Unnamed sources within BMW have told Autocar that the Bavarian car company is working with Toyota to develop a new hydrogen fuel-cell car...


Toyota global president Akio pedals a turbo 86 rally car before waving goodbye to Australia
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Toyota global president Akio pedals a turbo 86 rally car before waving goodbye to Australia

Akio Toyoda, president of the world’s biggest car maker Toyota, has flown home after his whirlwind visit to Australia, a place he labelled the “perfect testing ground” for vehicle development.  News broke last week of Toyoda’s mystery visit to local shores, the first since February when he personally informed staff at the Altona factory in Melbourne’s west that the plant would shut from the end of 2017...


Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car to be launched in Japan this week
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Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car to be launched in Japan this week

The world’s biggest car maker Toyota has made a bold statement about what it sees as a bright future for hydrogen-powered cars by calling its new fuel-cell vehicle the Mirai.  Mirai, for those of us who do not speak a Japanese dialect, roughly translates as “the future”...


City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio
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City car comparison : Mazda 2 v Volkswagen Polo v Toyota Yaris v Honda Jazz v Renault Clio

In the past few months, fresh technology once the reserve of expensive premium cars has made a final cascade to one of the most affordable classes – light hatchbacks. The ‘cascade effect’ is nothing new in the automotive industry, where advanced equipment starts only in the priciest cars and eventually filters down into cheaper models as years go by...


Toyota 86 race series planned for Australia in 2016
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Toyota 86 race series planned for Australia in 2016

Toyota Australia is planning a one-make motorsport series for its top-selling sports car, the Toyota 86. Toyota Australia executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said the company intended to make a formal announcement of the 86 motorsport competition in the first half of next year before kicking off the series in 2016...


2016 Toyota Prius to inherit hybrid technology from Le Mans racecars - report
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2016 Toyota Prius to inherit hybrid technology from Le Mans racecars - report

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius will feature technology currently being honed in the brand’s endurance racecars. Toyota Motorsport GmbH president Yoshiaki Kinoshita told Automotive News the new Prius – due next year – will be equipped with technology from its TS040 Hybrid Le Mans racer. “Our components already have parts from the next-generation Prius,” Kinoshita revealed...


Toyota Tundra Review
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Toyota Tundra Review

The big Toyota Tundra offers more than just sheer size.


Toyota Sleeper Camry hides a 634kW dragster underneath
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Toyota Sleeper Camry hides a 634kW dragster underneath

The Toyota Sleeper Camry, which artfully disguises a dragster chassis as a run-of-the-mill Camry, may well be the surprise star of this year's SEMA show. Many adjectives have been hurled dismissively at the Toyota Camry over the years, including dull and boring. Sometimes, though, being a little anonymous can work to one's advantage...


Toyota Tundra TRD Pro a "strong possibility" for Australia in 2015
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Toyota Tundra TRD Pro a "strong possibility" for Australia in 2015

The performance-focused Toyota Tundra TRD Pro could soon be sold in Australia, but it won't be available from your local Toyota dealership. The Toyota Tundra TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Pro could be part of the line-up for Queensland importer and conversion specialists Performax International in 2015, CarAdvice has been told, with the bold new model set to sit at the top of the Tundra tree above the current Platinum and 1794 models...


Toyota FCV to be zero car at final Japanese Rally Championship race
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Toyota FCV to be zero car at final Japanese Rally Championship race

The Toyota FCV hydrogen fuel cell hybrid will act as the zero car at the final race in this year's Japanese Rally Championship. As a zero car, the Toyota FCV will race out on the course of the 285km Shinshiro Rally, held at the beginning of November, prior to other competitors, warning bystanders about the upcoming rally cars and spotting any potential hazards on the track...


Scion FR-S T1: Toyota 86 targa heading to SEMA
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Scion FR-S T1: Toyota 86 targa heading to SEMA

A targa top Toyota 86, dubbed the Scion FR-S T1, will be one of the Japanese brand's main attractions at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas. Will Toyota bring an open-top 86 to the market? Jeremy Lookofsky from Cartel Customs isn't hanging around to find out. He and his team have come up with a targa top version of the Scion FR-S — in the US, the 86 is sold exclusively by Toyota's youth brand...


Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid v Toyota Kluger V6 : Comparison review
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Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid v Toyota Kluger V6 : Comparison review

The continual rise in the cost of living is no doubt front of mind for many Australians. One of the places we all seem to feel this pain is at the petrol pump. This is even more challenging for families, as the bigger the car, the bigger the bill...


Toyota Yaris DUB Edition, Sienna:Remix, Baja 1000 support trucks heading to SEMA
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Toyota Yaris DUB Edition, Sienna:Remix, Baja 1000 support trucks heading to SEMA

Toyota will be bringing six new modified vehicles to this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas, including a wide-body Yaris, DJ-friendly Sienna and three support trucks for the Baja 1000. DUB Magazine has waved its wand over both the five-door Yaris hatchback and the Sienna people minivan. The key visual ingredients for both these cars are lowered suspension and significantly flared wheelarches housing thick tyres...


Toyota Camry upgraded with new infotainment systems; reverse-view camera now standard
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Toyota Camry upgraded with new infotainment systems; reverse-view camera now standard

The Toyota Camry has been upgraded with new infotainment systems for no extra cost. The update adds a reverse-view camera to the entry-level Altise, meaning all Camry variants are now equipped with the important safety technology. Every Toyota Camry now gets a touchscreen display with tap, drag and flick functions similar to those of a smartphone or tablet...


Toyota sells part of its Tesla stake - report
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Toyota sells part of its Tesla stake - report

Two days after Daimler sold its entire Tesla shareholding, Toyota has reportedly sold part of its stake in the Silicon Valley-based electric car maker. Japan's Nikkei reports that Toyota has sold part of its Tesla shareholding on the open market, although the company has yet to confirm this and it's not clear how many, if any, shares it has retained...


Toyota recalls 1.75m vehicles around the world : 10,800 Lexus IS, GS, LS models affected in Australia
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Toyota recalls 1.75m vehicles around the world : 10,800 Lexus IS, GS, LS models affected in Australia

Toyota Motor Corporation has recalled 1.75 million vehicles around the world over three separate defects, including more than one million cars in Japan. The first recall relates to the fuel pipes of 759,000 Toyota Crown, Crown Majesta and Mark X models and Lexus IS, GS and LS vehicles produced between January 2005 and September 2010...