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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to debut in New York

The first-ever Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will make its debut at the New York auto show, which starts next week. Aside from the teaser image above and the fact it's coming to New York show, RAV4 Hybrid will feature a unique set of tail-lights with greyed out indicators and light-tube-style elements, but there are, so far, no details about its drivetrain...

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Toyota reveals new modular TNGA vehicle architecture
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Toyota reveals new modular TNGA vehicle architecture

Toyota has unveiled a new modular global vehicle architecture that will underpin approximately half of all the vehicles it sells by 2020. Toyota says the new structure, dubbed Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), will be versatile enough to form the basis for compact and large vehicles and all sizes in between, along with supporting both front- and rear-wheel-drive layouts...


Toyota Corolla Nurburgring edition celebrates seventh-place finish in 24-hour race
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Toyota Corolla Nurburgring edition celebrates seventh-place finish in 24-hour race

The Toyota Corolla Nurburgring special edition has been released in Thailand to celebrate the company’s seventh-place finish in its class at last year’s Nurburgring 24-hour race...


Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle
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Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle

Holden was Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle make in 2014, according to the latest data released today from Victoria Police and the Crime Statistics Agency. A mantle it has held consecutively since 2010, Holden led the automotive pack of pinched property ahead of Nissan, Toyota, Ford and Honda, with lion-stamped product comprising 15...


Toyota Coaster bus gets more car-like with update
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Toyota Coaster bus gets more car-like with update

The Toyota Coaster bus range has been updated this week, days after the company updated its HiAce van range. Buses aren’t generally our ‘bag’ at CarAdvice, but the changes made to the venerable Coaster make it more car-like than ever. All three Coaster variants now get a reversing camera as standard, as well as three-point seatbelts for each of its 21 seats...


Toyota Corolla sedan facelift leak from Asia wears Yaris-style front
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Toyota Corolla sedan facelift leak from Asia wears Yaris-style front

Photos of a, potentially, facelifted version of the built-in-Asia Toyota Corolla sedan have leaked out onto the internet. The images seen here were first posted to the message boards of Chinese website Mobile01. They show a Corolla sedan wearing a dramatically restyled front-end that's patterned on the X styling theme used on the new Europe-only Aygo city car and the facelifted Yaris hatchback...


Toyota HiAce gets a range of updates
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Toyota HiAce gets a range of updates

Australia’s top-selling van, the Toyota HiAce, has received a significant upgrade, led by the addition of a punchier petrol engine option with a new six-speed auto, and extra safety equipment. At the same time, Toyota has also added two new body-styles to the range — a five-seat crew van and a reduced 12-seat version of the commuter bus that can be driven on a standard licence...


2015 Toyota Kluger Grande Review: LT3
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2015 Toyota Kluger Grande Review: LT3

The Toyota Kluger Grande leaves the CA Melb garage.


Government shelves $500 million funding cut to car industry, wards off spectre of early closure
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Government shelves $500 million funding cut to car industry, wards off spectre of early closure

The Coalition government today shelved plans to cut $500 million in assistance to the Australian car industry between now and 2017. It is ostensibly a bid to ensure the three local car-makers do not shutter their factories earlier than planned in 2016/17, though detractors are calling for more and questioning the purpose of proposing the controversial cuts in the first place...


2015 Toyota 86 : Extra tech for GT, better value across range
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2015 Toyota 86 : Extra tech for GT, better value across range

Base versions of the Toyota 86 now come standard with a touchscreen display and reverse-view camera, while the price of most variants in the line-up has been reduced following the introduction of Australia’s free trade agreement with Japan. The 86 GT gains the 6.1-inch touchscreen display and camera from the high-grade GTS...


Toyota Corolla sedan facelift possibly revealed in safety video
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Toyota Corolla sedan facelift possibly revealed in safety video

The look of the updated Toyota Corolla sedan has possibly been revealed in a video, which was shown prior to Toyota's presentation at the 2015 Geneva motor show. In the computer animated video, a Toyota Corolla sedan is seen darting around a virtual town demonstrating various safety features, including automated emergency braking, lane departure warning, road sign recognition and automatic high beam...


Kia Rio v Toyota Yaris : Comparison review
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Kia Rio v Toyota Yaris : Comparison review

Buying a light car on an extreme budget is something that thousands of buyers do every year in Australia, and here we’ve assembled two of the picks of the crop to see which value-focused five-door hatchback deserves your dollar. The just-updated 2015 Kia Rio S has seen a range of changes inside and out – revised bumpers, a new-look grille and a re-trimmed interior being the chief talking points...


2015 Toyota Corolla hatchback - new images and details
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2015 Toyota Corolla hatchback - new images and details

The 2015 Toyota Corolla hatchback has been revealed in further images and with new details at the 2015 Geneva motor show. Described as being "substantially upgraded" by Toyota's local arm, the new-look Corolla hatchback - which is sold as the Auris in Europe - is said to offer "improvements in the key areas of design, sensory quality and dynamics"...


2015 Toyota Prius C i-Tech Review
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2015 Toyota Prius C i-Tech Review

Keen on green? The upgraded and cheaper Toyota Prius C is now a better proposition in several areas than it was...


Medium Sedan Comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Hyundai Sonata v Subaru Liberty
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Medium Sedan Comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Hyundai Sonata v Subaru Liberty

Medium cars are struggling in the face of an SUV uprising. Quite literally, the raising-up of body height and seating position has allowed the sport utility vehicle to act both like a magician entrancing customers, and a grim reaper destroying traditional sedan and wagons. There are massive upsides for those buyers who are determined to fly in the face of fashion, however...


2015 Toyota Corolla facelift revealed
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2015 Toyota Corolla facelift revealed

An updated version of the Toyota Corolla will debut at next month’s Geneva motor show sporting fresh exterior styling, revisions to the cabin, and additional comfort and safety features. The three teaser images of Auris Hybrid (as the petrol-electric version of the Corolla is called in some European markets) reveal the front three-quarter angles of the updated hatch and wagon body styles and give a look at the new model's upgraded interior...


2015 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude now on sale
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2015 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude now on sale

The 2015 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude is now on sale, offering "increased appeal among city buyers" according to the Japanese brand. The 2014 version of the Altitude became the first Prado sold here to feature an "out of sight" spare wheel and a rear glass hatch section that opens separately to the boot...


2015 Australian Motoring Festival : Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota promise diverse displays for inaugural event
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2015 Australian Motoring Festival : Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota promise diverse displays for inaugural event

Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota will be feature brands at the inaugural Australian Motoring Festival when it kicks off in Melbourne later next month. Organisers of the four-day festival say the involvement of the three diverse brands gives motoring enthusiasts an indication of the sort of diversity they can expect from the interactive indoor and outdoor experience...


Toyota 86 Style Cb: Restyled sports car has a softer face, is Japan-only
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Toyota 86 Style Cb: Restyled sports car has a softer face, is Japan-only

Japan's largest car maker will soon offer buyers in its home market the Toyota 86 Style Cb, a restyled version of the rear-wheel drive sports car with a softer front-end design. Based on the mid-level GT trim, the 86 Style Cb features a drastically reworked front. The car's most prominent feature is its unique oval headlight units, which blend into a longer and rounder front bumper...


2015 Toyota Prius C becomes Australia's most affordable hybrid car
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2015 Toyota Prius C becomes Australia's most affordable hybrid car

The facelifted 2015 Toyota Prius C has become the nation's most affordable hybrid car, with revised pricing across the Japanese brand's two-model city car line-up. Revealed at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, the new-look Toyota Prius C retains the same overall body structure and hybrid components (a 1...