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The 2016 Toyota Tarago GLi is a competent eight-seat people mover. But is the family hauler let down by the price?

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016

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...


Mazda CX-9 Azami v Toyota Kluger Grande comparison
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Mazda CX-9 Azami v Toyota Kluger Grande comparison

If you’re looking for a seven-seat SUV there’s a fair chance the Toyota Kluger would have been on your shopping list at some point – and with good reason. It’s stylish, well packaged, competitively priced and has dominated sales in its segment for ages...


2017 Toyota C-HR detailed for Australia ahead of first-quarter launch
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2017 Toyota C-HR detailed for Australia ahead of first-quarter launch

More local details of the upcoming 2017 Toyota C-HR have been revealed this week, with two “premium variants” to hit Australian showrooms in the first quarter of next year. The use of ‘premium’ indicates that Toyota plans to pitch the C-HR higher than the more affordable variants offered by the Mazda CX-3 (starting at $19,990), possibly pushing towards a starting price in the $25,000 ballpark - though final pricing is yet to be announced...


2018 Toyota Camry face teased with new NASCAR racer
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2018 Toyota Camry face teased with new NASCAR racer

The design of the nose of the next-generation and fully-imported Toyota Camry has potentially been leaked online. The photo you see here was posted on Instagram by user luke_hewa_dennyhamlinfan101, and publicised on the VW Vortex forums, and seems to have been snapped at a closed-door NASCAR event...


2017 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specs: More equipment and safety for updated SUV - UPDATE
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2017 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specs: More equipment and safety for updated SUV - UPDATE

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Toyota RAV4 range have been revealed, bringing extra safety and personalisation options for the long-running nameplate, along with boosted equipment levels...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016

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...


2018 Toyota Supra spied testing at last: FT-1 concept closing in on production debut
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2018 Toyota Supra spied testing at last: FT-1 concept closing in on production debut

Finally, evidence in the streets. The fact that Toyota and BMW had already confirmed collaboration on a next-generation sports platform was one thing. But, until now, the latter company's offering was the only one to have been spied out in the open...


2016 Toyota Tarago GLX V6 Review
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2016 Toyota Tarago GLX V6 Review

The 2016 Toyota Tarago V6 GLX is long in the tooth, but it's still pretty good for buyers looking for a powerful people-mover.


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016

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...


The fastest-growing car brands in 2016
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The fastest-growing car brands in 2016

New vehicle sales are on track for an all-time record in 2016, up 2.8 per cent at the end of July to 689,471 units. But there are some brands doing better than others. Here we want to mention those that have grown the most, and the fastest. This constitutes two metrics: volume growth and percentage growth...


Six features of new cars that make parenting easier
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Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Children and cars can be a stressful combination - and it doesn't seem to matter whether you're heading off on a long-distance trip or ducking out for what should be a quick trip to the shops. Some days, being a parent is challenging and anything that makes your day a little easier is much appreciated...


2016 Toyota Kluger GXL AWD Review
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2016 Toyota Kluger GXL AWD Review

The 2016 Toyota Kluger still leads the seven-seat urban SUV sales charts, but with the arrival of the new Mazda CX-9, does Toyota need to lift its game to stay on top?


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 5
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 5

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 86, Subaru BRZ recall: almost every car to come in for power-steering fix - UPDATE
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Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ recall: almost every car to come in for power-steering fix - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally noted the Toyota recall only. Subaru details have now also been added. It's a bittersweet week for Toyota. Having only just wrapped up the first media drive of its refreshed 86 coupe, the company is now preparing to recall almost every example sold in Australia...


Toyota engineering boss says Supra name the favourite for coming sports car
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Toyota engineering boss says Supra name the favourite for coming sports car

Toyota’s upcoming sports car is widely anticipated to revive the Supra nameplate, and while not locked in, the company’s chief engineer says he - and his colleagues - like to see that happen. Speaking with CarAdvice at the international media drive for the facelifted Toyota 86 range, Tetsuya Tada, the company’s global chief engineer, said he wants the upcoming sports car – co-developed with BMW – to be named Supra...


Toyota 86 in Australia: the numbers so far
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Toyota 86 in Australia: the numbers so far

The facelifted 2017 Toyota 86 (above) will hit Australia in November, but before it arrives, there’s some interesting trivia to be gleaned by looking at the sales figures for the model that has been with us since 2012. Since its launch way-back-when, the 86's total sales tally in Australia is 17,236 units...


2016 Toyota HiAce update for Australia brings Euro 5 diesel upgrade
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2016 Toyota HiAce update for Australia brings Euro 5 diesel upgrade

The Toyota HiAce range has been updated this week, including a Euro 5-compliant diesel engine, new variants and small price increases across the line-up. Headlining the updates is the improved urban fuel economy for the revised 3.0-litre turbo-diesel, which has been recalibrated to meet Euro 5 emissions standards...


Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?
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Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?

If you're a regular CarAdvice reader, you might already know about my passion for all things sideways. But how do you actually drift? And can anyone do it? To find out, we headed to Victoria’s Driver Education Centre of Australia (DECA) in Shepparton with two standard Toyota 86s, two experienced driving instructors with a passion for drifting, and two drivers who have never tried drifting in their lives...


Toyota Supra firming for 2018 launch - report
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Toyota Supra firming for 2018 launch - report

The long-awaited successor to the Toyota Supra is looking good to hit the road as soon as 2018 - or 'as late as 2018', depending on how long you've been waiting - according to a new report out of the UK. A fortnight ago it was reported that Toyota’s upcoming performance flagship will be powered by a BMW engine paired with a Toyota-developed hybrid system...