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If you don’t need family-style practicality and don’t mind shifting gears yourself, the manual version of Toyota’s stylish C-HR is a fun and affordable compact SUV.

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Toyota Supra race car confirmed for Geneva
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Toyota Supra race car confirmed for Geneva

The Toyota Supra will be previewed at the Geneva motor show next month, in the form of a "modern racing concept". Partially shown in a single shadowy image, the company says the car will "signal Toyota's commitment to bring back to the market its most iconic sports car"...


2018 Toyota Yaris sedan unveiled in New Delhi
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2018 Toyota Yaris sedan unveiled in New Delhi

The new-generation Toyota Yaris sedan has made its global debut at the 2018 New Delhi motor show. According to NDTV, the new Yaris sedan will be available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to either a six-speed manual or a continuously-variable transmission...


Industry body created to support hydrogen expansion in Australia
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Industry body created to support hydrogen expansion in Australia

Hydrogen Mobility Australia (HMA) has been founded, aimed at advocating for the burgeoning local hydrogen industry. It's made up of automakers, energy companies and infrastructure providers including Toyota Australia, Hyundai Australia, BP Australia and Caltex Australia...


VFACTS Flashbacks: January in history
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VFACTS Flashbacks: January in history

Every month, the latest VFACTS report sends CarAdvice into meltdown. Last month, the HiLux and Ranger maintained their spots atop the sales charts, continuing Australia's love affair with the dual-cab ute. But it wasn't always this way. Here's a look at VFACTS data from January 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 for a better understanding of how the average Australian buyer's preferences have changed...


How is fuel economy tested? Why does my car use more fuel than the fuel label?
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How is fuel economy tested? Why does my car use more fuel than the fuel label?

When it comes to purchasing a new car, fuel economy is always important. Manufacturers are required to test their vehicles in line with a mandated procedure (which is detailed under the Australian Design Rule (ADR) 81/02 Fuel  Consumption Labelling for Light Vehicles)...


2018 Super Bowl LII car ads: Watch them all here
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2018 Super Bowl LII car ads: Watch them all here

Sometimes, advertisements are the only thing keeping us engaged in the Super Bowl. Thankfully, the on-field entertainment was up to scratch in yesterday's Philadelphia Eagles win. In this writer's opinion, yesterday's crop of automotive ads were a bit, well, flat. One piece will be remembered for being a bit tone deaf, and for using words deeply out of context...


Toyota recalls 24,000 vehicles for airbag fix
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Toyota recalls 24,000 vehicles for airbag fix

Toyota has issued a recall for 23,964 vehicles across its 2015 Corolla, Fortuner, HiLux and Prius model lines over concerns a faulty sensor could cause the airbags to deactivate. According to the Japanese automotive giant, the insulations on the IC chips peel over time on affected cars, creating an open circuit...


Renault Nissan Mitsubishi claims 2017 sales crown – here are the numbers
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Renault Nissan Mitsubishi claims 2017 sales crown – here are the numbers

The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance has claimed the global passenger vehicle sales crown for 2017 ahead of the Volkswagen Group and Toyota Motor Company. According to figures released by the various companies, the French-Japanese alliance has successfully broken the two-way lockout of the sales charts in recent times...


Trump highlights auto expansion in State of the Union address
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Trump highlights auto expansion in State of the Union address

Donald Trump has praised car manufacturers for plans to expand their American production capabilities in his State of the Union address in Washington, DC. "Many car companies are now building and expanding plants in the United States — something we have not seen for decades," Trump told US Congress, arguing he'd "halted government mandates that crippled America's great, beautiful autoworkers"...


Toyota Australia welcomes Matthew Callachor as new CEO
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Toyota Australia welcomes Matthew Callachor as new CEO

Toyota Australia has announced Matthew Callachor as its new president and CEO this week, shortly after Lexus's local arm announced its new boss. Callachor, 56, has a 36-year career with Toyota, including stints in the US and Japan. For the last 18 months Callachor served as the company's local vice president, where he was responsible for sales, marketing, product planning, corporate services and finance divisions...


2019 BMW Z4 spied with less camouflage next to Toyota Supra
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2019 BMW Z4 spied with less camouflage next to Toyota Supra

The third-generation BMW Z4 has been spied alongside its platform mate, the long-awaited successor to the Toyota Supra. Compared to the last prototype, spied on the Nurburgring in May 2017, this latest car wears significantly less camouflage. Gone are most of the coverings around the head- and tail-lights, the disguise around the grille and lower air intakes, and the false body panels along the car's flanks...


Mazda's rotary engine to make its return in Toyota's autonomous vehicle
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Mazda's rotary engine to make its return in Toyota's autonomous vehicle

Masahiro Moro, head of Mazda North America, has revealed the company's rotary engine will be used in Toyota's future autonomous vehicles. In an interview with Bloomberg, Moro said Mazda's rotary engine technology would be used as a generator to charge the battery and extend the operating range of Toyota's self-driving electric cars...


2018 Toyota Kluger pricing and specs
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2018 Toyota Kluger pricing and specs

An upgraded 2018 Toyota Kluger range is now on sale in Australia, headlined by the inclusion of active safety technologies like autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and adaptive cruise control across the range. Following in the footsteps of the smaller RAV4 and larger Prado, the popular Kluger is the latest model from the Japanese manufacturer to get the safety suite fitted as standard...


2019 Toyota Avalon revealed - UPDATE
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2019 Toyota Avalon revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE: Toyota Australia has confirmed Apple CarPlay is under consideration for our market, and we've added some new images to the gallery. See bottom of article for more details Toyota has pulled back the covers on the 2019 Avalon, debuting a sharp new styling direction and a more luxurious, tech-focused interior...


Toyota reveals 735kW GR Super Sports hypercar concept
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Toyota reveals 735kW GR Super Sports hypercar concept

If there were ever a car that embodies Toyota boss Akio Toyoda's passion for sports cars, this is surely it. Say hello to the GR Super Sports Concept, a powerhouse hypercar developed by Toyota's motorsport arm Gazoo Racing (hence the 'GR' in its name). Looking every bit the Le Mans 24 Hour entrant, the GR Super Sport is driven by a 2...


Toyota e-Palette Concept can be programmed by its owner
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Toyota e-Palette Concept can be programmed by its owner

The scalable and programmable Toyota e-Palette Concept has made its debut at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The e-Palette is an electric vehicle capable of fully autonomous driving, and is designed to be part of the company's Mobility Services Platform, a cloud-like service that can handle vehicle tracking, management, diagnostics, routing, and software updates...


Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged, Rugged X announced for Australia
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Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged, Rugged X announced for Australia

The Toyota HiLux range will be bolstered by a trio of new variants in the second quarter of 2018, in the form of the Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X. Pitched as three different flagship models, each new variant has a different flavour, though all sport features that increase the Japanese ute's off-road protection, recovery and functionality...


Toyota reveals new autonomous prototype for CES
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Toyota reveals new autonomous prototype for CES

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has revealed its new-generation autonomous prototype for this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), dubbed Platform 3.0. Based on the previous-generation Lexus LS600h L, the new driverless vehicle platform features a better integration of autonomous driving systems into the car's design, along with greater capabilities over previous prototypes...


Toyota FT-AC Concept heading for production
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Toyota FT-AC Concept heading for production

The rugged Toyota FT-AC Concept seems set for production, albeit at an unconfirmed date. Recently, AutoGuide asked Jack Hollis, general manager of Toyota in North America, about whether the FT-AC Concept would make its way to production. Hollis brought up the FJ Cruiser in response, a car which debuted as a concept at the 2005 Detroit motor show...