2015 Toyota Aurion pricing and specifications

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2015 Toyota Aurion pricing and specifications

The 2015 Toyota Aurion is now on sale in Australia with subtly revised styling, a tighter three-variant range, and updated pricing and specifications...

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2016 Toyota HiLux interior, additional variants revealed in official images
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2016 Toyota HiLux interior, additional variants revealed in official images

Official interior images of the 2016 Toyota HiLux have been released along with shots of the single- and space-cab body styles following the all-new ute’s unveiling in Thailand. The images of Thai-spec models come a few days after Toyota Australia took the wraps off a flagship HiLux SR5 dual-cab in Sydney late last week, but revealed only the eighth-generation ute’s exterior...


Thieves in San Francisco targeting Toyota Prius batteries
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Thieves in San Francisco targeting Toyota Prius batteries

Thieves in the city of San Francisco are now targeting the battery packs of Toyota Prius hybrids. According to the KGO-TV, the local ABC television affiliate in San Francisco, there has been a recent spate of robberies involving battery packs from Prius hatches...


Toyota Tundra subject of "enormous" Australian demand
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Toyota Tundra subject of "enormous" Australian demand

There is “enormous demand” for the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup in Australia, says the company’s local arm, but it’s not feasible to factory-import it here in its current generation. Toyota Australia executive director of sales and marketing Tony Cramb said at this week’s world debut of the all-new HiLux in Sydney that there was room in our market for an even bigger load-lugger...


2016 Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara
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2016 Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara

Today’s global unveiling of the 2016 Toyota HiLux already has us excited about throwing the all-new iteration of the country’s favourite ute into a comparison with its key rivals. The new-generation Mitsubishi Triton has just launched in Australia, while the new Nissan Navara launches next week and the updated Ford Ranger arrives in the third quarter of this year, just weeks before the launch of the eighth-gen HiLux in October...


2016 Toyota HiLux suspension developed in Australia for the world's toughest terrain
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2016 Toyota HiLux suspension developed in Australia for the world's toughest terrain

New-generation Toyota HiLux pick-ups sold in some of the world's toughest environments such as Russia, South Africa and South America will feature rugged suspension setups developed by Toyota Australia engineers in our own backyard...


2015 Toyota HiAce Crew Van Review
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2015 Toyota HiAce Crew Van Review

The just-updated, top-selling Toyota HiAce LWB now comes with a five-seater Crew Van option...


2016 Toyota Prado revealed in compliance images
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2016 Toyota Prado revealed in compliance images

Images of the 2016 Toyota Prado have appeared on a government compliance website along with details about the SUV's new and revised engines, and a new gearbox option. While the updated LandCruiser Prado's design remains generally unchanged from what we can tell, the range is expected to receive specification upgrades in the form of satellite navigation for the GXL and extra kit across the range...


2015 Toyota Corolla hatch arriving within weeks
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2015 Toyota Corolla hatch arriving within weeks

The 2015 Toyota Corolla hatch, the latest iteration of Australia's top-selling car, will get two distinct appearances inspired by Europe and the US when it goes on sale locally next month. Toyota Australia has confirmed the design of the entry-level Corolla Ascent and Ascent Sport hatch variants will be based on the refreshed Toyota Auris from Europe, while the sporty SX and ZR variants will have more aggressive styling similar to that of the Scion iM hatch that debuted in New York last month...


Toyota Australia has “blinding flash of the obvious”, aims to combat pushy salesmen
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Toyota Australia has “blinding flash of the obvious”, aims to combat pushy salesmen

Toyota Australia is embarking on a significant grassroots overhaul from its dealer network up, as it chases a return to the 20-plus per cent market share it recently enjoyed. Simply put, some elements of its business locally “frustrate the customers beyond belief”...


Toyota and Mazda sign long-term partnership focusing on drivetrains, safety
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Toyota and Mazda sign long-term partnership focusing on drivetrains, safety

At a joint press conference overnight, Toyota and Mazda announced that the two companies will begin a "long-lasting partnership" that will focus on drivetrains and safety. The two companies will immediately form a joint committee that will look at ways to "utilise each company's respective strengths", as well as nurture collaboration on environmental and safety issues...


Toyota Australia recalls 181,000 vehicles
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Toyota Australia recalls 181,000 vehicles

The growing Takata airbag recall saga continues, with Toyota Australia today announcing a recall of about 181,000 vehicles — a campaign that is also set to involve fellow Japanese brand Nissan’s local subsidiary. And due to the massive scale of the recall, Toyota’s Australian arm will not be able to get the supplied parts to fix faulty airbags for some time, potentially not until early 2016 based on current estimates...


2015 Toyota Camry Review
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2015 Toyota Camry Review

The new-look and sharper-driving Toyota Camry range is the final iteration to be made in Australia. Its sizeable makeover is a worthy one...


2016 Toyota Hilux's Australian supply challenge - UPDATE
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2016 Toyota Hilux's Australian supply challenge - UPDATE

Toyota Australia says its increasingly successful rivals in the ute market — a market it still dominates with the HiLux — deserve respect, but is confident the new-generation version premiering overseas on May 21 has what it takes to beat them back. The main issue, the company says, is not the quality of the vehicle but rather the supply out of Thailand...


Toyota Prado to get new 2.8-litre diesel engine, six-speed automatic from June production
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Toyota Prado to get new 2.8-litre diesel engine, six-speed automatic from June production

The Toyota Prado will benefit from a significant mechanical upgrade in the third quarter of this year. A source has revealed to CarAdvice that from June production the LandCruiser Prado will trade its current 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine for a new 2.8-litre turbo diesel and upgrade from a five-speed automatic transmission to a new six-speed auto gearbox...


Toyota and Mazda near fuel cell, engine partnership - report
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Toyota and Mazda near fuel cell, engine partnership - report

Toyota and Mazda are nearing a partnership that would see the two Japanese automakers share and supply drivetrain technology with each other. According to the Nikkei, the new agreement would see Toyota share and co-develop its fuel cell technology (below), currently used in the Mirai, with Mazda...


2015 Toyota Aurion to premiere in weeks
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2015 Toyota Aurion to premiere in weeks

The updated Toyota Aurion is set to be revealed within weeks, though don’t expect the V6-powered Holden Commodore rival to get a cosmetic update as significant as its Camry sibling. Instead, the other member of Toyota’s Australian-made line-up will be given more of a stylistic 'spruce-up' to see it through to the closure of its Altona manufacturing plant in late 2017...


Toyota Australia's behind-the-scenes fight to make new-look Camry
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Toyota Australia's behind-the-scenes fight to make new-look Camry

Toyota Australia invested around $80 million into its plant to produce the new-look Camry here until the end of 2017 — and it had to lobby hard for the privilege. In fact under different yet entirely tenable circumstances, we might not have seen the 2015 Camry pictured here at all...


2015 Toyota Camry pricing and specifications
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2015 Toyota Camry pricing and specifications

The significantly updated Toyota Camry — the final iteration to be made in Australia — launches today with a significantly expanded and improved range of offerings that are up to $5000 cheaper than before...


What is the best first car for a new driver?
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What is the best first car for a new driver?

While CarAdvice specialises in reviews and comparisons of cars in all price brackets, it's often important to consider the perfect first car for somebody new to driving. CarAdvice reader Emily e-mailed us wanting to know what car she should buy as a first car. Q: What is the ideal car for someone just getting onto the road? I'm looking for an automatic car under $20,000 that is small to midsize...