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Toyota HiLux Black : Limited edition ute here next month

The limited edition Toyota HiLux Black will bring extra design flair to Australia’s top-selling ute when it goes on sale in early October...

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Toyota HiLux 4x4 SR Double Cab chassis diesel auto arrives at $43,740
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Toyota HiLux 4x4 SR Double Cab chassis diesel auto arrives at $43,740

A new Toyota HiLux variant has been developed by the company’s headquarters in Japan specifically at the behest of Australia’s mining and business sectors. The new HiLux 4x4 SR Double Cab variant combines the dual-cab-chassis body in this grade with a diesel engine and an automatic transmission for the first time...


2015 Toyota Yaris pricing and specifications
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2015 Toyota Yaris pricing and specifications

A big boost in standard equipment, a number of mechanical revisions and a fresh look headline the upgrades to the 2015 Toyota Yaris hatch. On sale from today, the heavily updated Yaris hatch is available exclusively as a five-door model in three new trim levels: Ascent (manual $15,690, auto $17,290), SX (manual $17,790, auto $19,390) and auto-only ZR ($22,690)...


Toyota C-HR concept previews compact crossover
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Toyota C-HR concept previews compact crossover

Toyota will preview its vision for a new compact crossover next month when it unveils the C-HR concept at the 2014 Paris motor show. Teased in a single shadowy silhouette image, the Toyota C-HR concept is said to blend a “bold new design language with an agile, engaging driving experience and a hybrid powertrain”...


2015 Toyota HiLux : first images of new-generation ute testing in Europe
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2015 Toyota HiLux : first images of new-generation ute testing in Europe

The new-generation 2015 Toyota HiLux has been caught during hot weather testing in Europe. The new, larger Toyota HiLux dual-cab seen in these images was caught in Southern Europe along with a benchmarking car, the Volkswagen Amarok...


Toyota U2 Urban Utility concept mashes up ute and van
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Toyota U2 Urban Utility concept mashes up ute and van

Toyota's American Catly design studio has mixed together the best parts of ute and van to create the Toyota U-squared Urban Utility concept, which we'll call U2 for short. Although, at first glance, the U2 seems to be nothing more than a funkily-styled small van that escaped from Japan's bubble economy era, the Urban Utility concept is more much innovative than that...


Toyota begins global vehicle development drive program in Australia
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Toyota begins global vehicle development drive program in Australia

Toyota Motor Corporation has kicked off a new driving program in Australia today to help the car maker develop vehicle specifications and set-ups for future models. More than 30 executives and employees involved in the global development of Toyota vehicles will take part in the program that will cover approximately 18,000 kilometres between now and mid-November...


2014 Toyota Prius C Review
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2014 Toyota Prius C Review

Two and a half years after its introduction to our market, the Toyota Prius C has clearly established itself as the most popular model in the Japanese brand’s dedicated hybrid family. Australia’s smallest and cheapest hybrid outsells the seven-seat Prius V two to one, and more than triples sales of the regular Prius small car...


Toyota Camry V6 unveiled, but won't become Australia's 2015 Aurion
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Toyota Camry V6 unveiled, but won't become Australia's 2015 Aurion

An overhauled Russian-market Toyota Camry has been unveiled at the Moscow motor show, replacing the V6-engined model that previously looked near-identical to the Toyota Aurion sold here. However the new Russian Camry marks a departure from the Australian Aurion, with Toyota Australia product public relations manager Steve Coughlan confirming the sedan revealed overnight was not representative of the model that would be built and sold on our shores...


Toyota RAV4 Review: GXL 4WD
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Toyota RAV4 Review: GXL 4WD

The Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular SUVs on the market, but it falls short of its rivals on value.


Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage
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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

Assembled for this mega-test are 10 models that represent one-third of total SUV volume in Australia – and that’s without including sales for the newest contender here and catalyst for this test, the Jeep Cherokee. It looks bold, it’s available only with petrol engines (for now), and it’s priced under $40,000 to compete with the mainstream...


Toyota Camry RZ Review
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Toyota Camry RZ Review

Value-packed Camry RZ is meant to evoke the spirit of the 86 sports coupe. Dan DeGasperi tests its mettle...


Toyota FT-1 concept car sports new grey exterior, classier interior
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Toyota FT-1 concept car sports new grey exterior, classier interior

The Toyota FT-1 concept car has been reworked with a new paint job and a new feel for the interior. Toyota whipped up a second version of the FT-1 concept car for this year's Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival gala in California. And this second take on the FT-1 highlights just how much the choice of colours can affect the perception of a vehicle...


Holden boss says proposed funding cuts could spell an even more premature end for local car making
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Holden boss says proposed funding cuts could spell an even more premature end for local car making

GM Holden chairman and managing director Gerry Dorizas has warned the Australian car industry and the nearly 50,000 jobs it directly supports could shut down earlier than planned if the Federal Government’s proposed funding cuts go ahead...


Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype drive on the Pacific Coast Highway
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Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype drive on the Pacific Coast Highway

To the thousands of commuters on the Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California, the Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype I was driving may not have looked like a vehicle at the cutting edge of next-generation mobility...


2014 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude : Clean tailgate for special edition SUV
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2014 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude : Clean tailgate for special edition SUV

The special edition Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude has been introduced sporting a clean tailgate design for the first time in the model’s 18-year history in Australia. Unlike the standard Prado that has its spare tyre fixed to the rear door, the 2014 Prado Altitude’s spare is located out of sight underneath the vehicle as it is on European-specification models...


Toyota FT-1 Vision GT concept hints at next-generation Supra
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Toyota FT-1 Vision GT concept hints at next-generation Supra

A new-generation Toyota Supra appears to be a virtual step closer, with the Japanese brand furthering its sports car intentions with the racy new Toyota FT-1 Vision GT concept. The new virtual racing car - which is soon to be available in Sony PlayStation 3's popular Gran Turismo 6 franchise - joins the FT-1 Concept that can already by virtually driven by gamers...


Toyota Supra: all-paw hybrid powetrain tipped for next-gen sports car
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Toyota Supra: all-paw hybrid powetrain tipped for next-gen sports car

The next-generation Toyota Supra is tipped to combine a BMW platform with an all-wheel-drive hybrid powertrain and the Japanese car maker’s first dual-clutch transmission, according to the latest reports. UK publication Auto Express reports the reimagined Toyota Supra sports car will share much in common with the next-generation BMW Z4, including the use of technologies signed into in July 2012 as part of a memorandum of understanding...


Car sales July 2014: winners and losers
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Car sales July 2014: winners and losers

The Toyota Corolla is now the top-selling car of 2014 after taking a narrow lead over the Mazda 3. July was the Corolla’s fifth consecutive month at the top of the monthly charts. It outsold the Mazda 3 comfortably (3800 versus 3421), and turned a 358-unit deficit at the halfway point of the year into a 21-car lead with five months of 2014 remaining (25,966 versus 25,945)...


Toyota Australia launches DRIVE employee support program
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Toyota Australia launches DRIVE employee support program

Toyota Australia is today launching the first phase of its ‘DRIVE’ program designed to help employees prepare for their futures after the company ceases manufacturing in 2017. During the first stage of DRIVE (for ‘dedicated, ready, individual, vocational and energised’), employees will have access to information about other industries, attend a career day and receive referrals for financial services and other assistance programs...