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2018 Toyota Prius C pricing and specs

The updated 2018 Toyota Prius C has landed in Australia, bringing a revised look inside and out, along with extra equipment for marginal price increases across the range...

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The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres
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The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


CarAdvice podcast 65: VACC boss talks on Australia's automotive industry report
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CarAdvice podcast 65: VACC boss talks on Australia's automotive industry report

Mike Costello joins Mandy Turner this week to cover the biggest car news of the week. Mazda is launching compression-ignition in 2019 and has announced autonomous tech plans. Meanwhile, Mazda and Toyota have bought shares in each other, and announced a joint US factory...


2019 Toyota Supra spied with production headlights
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2019 Toyota Supra spied with production headlights

The long-awaited Toyota Supra has been spied once more, this time revealing the production vehicle's headlamp setup. Aside from the new LED headlights, this latest prototype is wearing the same amount of camouflage as the vehicle spotted doing cold weather testing in March...


2017 Holden Astra LT sedan v 2017 Toyota Corolla Ascent sedan comparison
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2017 Holden Astra LT sedan v 2017 Toyota Corolla Ascent sedan comparison

From styling to equipment and value, Holden has take the offensive to the small-car market with its Euro-influenced Astra sedan range. An offer too good to be true? We pitch it against the evergreen, big-selling Corolla to test the measure of the Astra's goodness.


Toyota buys stake in Mazda, joint US factory, EV development planned
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Toyota buys stake in Mazda, joint US factory, EV development planned

Toyota and Mazda have taken their relationship to the next level, with the two companies purchasing shareholdings in each other, and detailing a number of new joint projects. The two companies have each agreed to buy 50 billion yen ($570 million) worth of shares in their partner...


Small hatch comparison
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Small hatch comparison

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called 'small car' segment remains the market's most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per cent of all new vehicles sold in Australia. Of this, the majority are hatchbacks instead of three-box sedans, which draw people in based on their improved practicality and generally less conservative design approaches...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report six – farewell
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report six – farewell

After a few months of hard labour, we're ready to set our 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute free. It's sad to see it go.


Toyota EV with solid state batteries planned for 2022 - report
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Toyota EV with solid state batteries planned for 2022 - report

Toyota is reportedly preparing to launch an electric vehicle in 2022 with solid state batteries, which would take only a few minutes to recharge. A report in Chunichi Shimbun claims the Japanese giant hopes to be the first automaker to hit the market with an EV featuring the new battery technology...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report five – off-road
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report five – off-road

As we made clear in our load-lugging piece on the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute, the thing is a beast when it comes to getting away from the blacktop. I mean, consider this: 70 per cent of these hardcore Toyota trucks are sold in regional areas, and the real percentage of regional users is probably higher than that, because farmers, miners and other customers might have a particular city dealer that they’ve remained loyal to for a while...


Five-year warranties should be standard
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Five-year warranties should be standard

It’s time we start asking car companies to up their written warranties . There is simply no good reason a Kia Sportage should have a seven-year warranty while a Toyota RAV4 is offered with only three. Is Toyota suggesting its product is not as good as a Kia? Is that the reality, in 2017? No, Toyota has it easy, knowing it can sell the RAV4 in high numbers through its reputation for quality, durability and reliability...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report four – towing
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report four – towing

You may be more likely to see a horse float or heavy machinery on a trailer behind a 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute, but we thought we’d buck the trend and tow a big, brand new boat. The LandCruiser cab-chassis has a maximum braked towing capacity of 3500 kilograms which, on paper, doesn't out-rate a dual-cab Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, Holden Colorado or Isuzu D-Max...


$30k Family car comparison
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$30k Family car comparison

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series Workmate single-cab review
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series Workmate single-cab review

Aside from the moon, there's nowhere the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series won't go. Paul Maric slips behind the wheel of the entry-level to see whether Toyota is having a lend, or whether it's worth the money.


Highway 1 To Hell - Fastest lap around Australia's Highway 1
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Highway 1 To Hell - Fastest lap around Australia's Highway 1

Do you want to beat a world record? That was the thought that embedded itself in Jay Gordon’s psyche and formed the basic outline of his pitch to potential drivers when he recruited friends and family to attempt something pretty absurd: Four guys trapped in a modified Land Cruiser for over 6 days, blazing around Australia on Highway 1, stopping only for fuel, food, and urgent toilet breaks...


2017 Toyota Camry review and farewell
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2017 Toyota Camry review and farewell

Sex sells, they say. But so does the Toyota Camry, which still flies the flag for safe and smart choices. Here we say farewell to the Australian-made version in the shadow of an all-new model.


2018 Toyota Prado facelift leaked - UPDATE
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2018 Toyota Prado facelift leaked - UPDATE

UPDATE, June 24: A series of clear new images have made their way online, again courtesy of Instagram user hamad1two3. We have added those images to throughout the body of this article, and you can find more in the gallery here. As before, it remains to be seen if these images are authentic, although the level of detail and the number of angles suggests they are genuine Toyota brochure or promotional images...


2017 Toyota Fortuner Crusade review
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2017 Toyota Fortuner Crusade review

You have plenty of options in the seven-seat SUV space if you're in the market for a Toyota - but there could well be smarter options than this top-spec Fortuner Crusade.


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 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...


Importing Camry rather than producing locally won't dent image, company suggests
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Importing Camry rather than producing locally won't dent image, company suggests

The fact that the new 2018 Toyota Camry will be imported from Japan rather than built in Australia like the outgoing model should not have a great impact on sales, which nevertheless are expected to decline in response to the car’s push upmarket. The 2018 Toyota Camry - generation number eight - is a new-from-the-ground-up model with different architecture and fully revised designs outside and in...