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2019 Toyota Avalon teased ahead of Detroit debut

The new-generation 2019 Toyota Avalon has been teased this week, ahead of its global unveiling at the 2018 Detroit motor show in January. Just a single image showing part of the large sedan's front end has been released so far, highlighted by the new model's LED daytime-running light signature...

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Toyota Supra won't be shown in Detroit - report
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Toyota Supra won't be shown in Detroit - report

Toyota says the Supra isn't ready to go yet, meaning the hotly-anticipated sports-car collaboration with BMW won't be on show in Detroit. Rumours suggested the 2018 Detroit motor show could be where the Japanese manufacturer would finally unveil a production-ready version of the FT-1 concept, initially shown in 2014...


2017 VFACTS: Top 10 vehicles per segment
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2017 VFACTS: Top 10 vehicles per segment

New vehicle sales grew 2.5 per cent in November compared to the same month in 2016, keeping the market on track for an all-time annual record — eclipsing last year’s high-water mark. Year-to-date (YTD), the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has recorded 1,086,296 sales of new cars, SUV and commercials. The magic million has once again been achieved...


November 2017 VFACTS new vehicle sales
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November 2017 VFACTS new vehicle sales

New vehicle sales grew 2.5 per cent in November compared to the same month in 2016, keeping the market on track for an all-time annual record — eclipsing last year’s high-water mark. Year-to-date (YTD), the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has recorded 1,086,296 sales of new cars, SUV and commercials. The magic million has once again been achieved...


2018 Toyota 86 updates announced
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2018 Toyota 86 updates announced

Toyota has announced a handful of updates for its 86 sports car, including the availability of a new 'performance kit' package. The entire 86 range will now include satellite navigation as standard, with all models picking up an updated app-connected infotainment system...


Toyota FT-AC concept unveiled
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Toyota FT-AC concept unveiled

The Toyota FT-AC has been unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, providing a glimpse at some of the design cues set to show up on future Toyota off-roaders. Short for 'Future Toyota Adventure Concept', the FT-AC is the second Toyota crossover concept to be given an American debut this year...


Toyota research claims Australians aren't ready for PHEVs
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Toyota research claims Australians aren't ready for PHEVs

Toyota Australia is sticking firm on its call to not sell the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in Australia, preferring to focus on the 'regular' Prius and Corolla hybrids with comparatively old-hat but more affordable technology. As such, it's allowing fellow mass-market brands Mitsubishi and Hyundai to establish an early ascendancy in a fledgling market with the well-established Outlander PHEV crossover and the imminent Ioniq PHEV model, respectively...


Hotted-up Toyota Camry: Chief engineer loves the idea
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Hotted-up Toyota Camry: Chief engineer loves the idea

Toyota’s chief engineer for the eighth-generation Camry program says he loves the idea of a proper performance-focused version, to capitalise on its much more dynamically-able new platform. Japan-based Masato Katsumata, who has spent time working with Toyota Europe but now runs a team of a few thousand, and who spent his youth doing rallies and driving an AE86, told us this week that there might just be a market for such a previously unlikely offering...


2018 Toyota Camry review: First Australian drive
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2018 Toyota Camry review: First Australian drive

Can a Toyota Camry be more than 'just' reliable, safe and conservative? And does anybody care? The eighth-generation model, imported from Japan rather than made here, is launching now with a mind to answering these questions in the affirmative.


2018 Toyota Camry pricing and specs
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2018 Toyota Camry pricing and specs

The new, imported-from-Japan Toyota Camry range has arrived in Australia, a month after the company closed the Melbourne factory that produced its predecessor for 30 years. And while Toyota no longer has the same incentive to retain those super-sharp real-world deals it offered on the old car - designed to drive demand, and thereby retain production at the required level to keep the Altona factory open until its scheduled close - the new Camry is extremely affordable nevertheless...


2018 Toyota Camry scores five-star ANCAP rating
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2018 Toyota Camry scores five-star ANCAP rating

The new-generation 2018 Toyota Camry has been awarded a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP. Scoring 36.16 out of 37, the Camry managed a perfect score in both side impact and pole tests, along with 15.16 out of 16 for the frontal offset test...


2016-17 Toyota C-HR, Tarago recalled
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2016-17 Toyota C-HR, Tarago recalled

Toyota Australia has issued separate recall notices for the C-HR and Tarago, for faults with the electric parking brake and seatbelt anchorage bolt respectively. According to the company, the process for installing the reversing camera on local Taragos involves the removal and re-installation of anchor bolts for the left-side seatbelts...


1981 Toyota LandCruiser FJ gets a modern makeover
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1981 Toyota LandCruiser FJ gets a modern makeover

A 1981 Toyota LandCruiser FJ43 has been restored and made over by FJ Company in Japan, bringing a modern touch to the iconic off-roading vehicle. The rare two-door was driven by the same owner since new, with the 90-year old American giving up his car as he can no longer drive...


2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado Kakadu review
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2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado Kakadu review

Toyota has updated the Landcruiser Prado, but are the changes for the better? Paul Maric finds out...


2018 Toyota HiLux gets a beastly make over
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2018 Toyota HiLux gets a beastly make over

Images of the 2018 Toyota HiLux facelift have surfaced online, revealing a new front end and a rugged, off-road oriented model for the Thai market. The pictures, published by MZ Crazy Cars on Facebook, show the range of HiLux exterior visual changes, along with interior updates and a model called the 'Rocco'...


Toyota facing class action lawsuit over faulty airbags, other brands to follow
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Toyota facing class action lawsuit over faulty airbags, other brands to follow

Toyota is facing a class action lawsuit for selling vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbags, with similar lawsuits against Honda, Mazda, BMW, Subaru, Audi and Volkswagen likely to follow in the coming weeks. The class action was filed on November 10, accusing Toyota of being "in breach of its obligation to consumers" by selling vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbags, alleging the company knew about the problem and took no action to rectify it...


2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado pricing and specs
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2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado pricing and specs

The Toyota LandCruiser Prado - Australia's biggest-selling large SUV - has been given a swathe of price cuts yet picked up way more safety equipment and some offroad-focused tweaks to boot. Bidding to make the strong stronger, Toyota has also bumped the braked-trailer towing capacity on all auto versions to 3000kg - sure to delight grey nomads, horse trainers and mine-site fleet buyers at the same time - put a rear diff-lock on the GLX auto and VX grades, and ditched the V6 petrol engine altogether...


Toyota C-HR R-Tuned eyeing Nurburgring record
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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned eyeing Nurburgring record

Toyota bucked the trend at SEMA this year. Rather than limiting itself a handful of very pretty, mildly tweaked versions of its core range, it took a base C-HR and turned it into a fire-breathing monster. The C-HR R-Tuned has a 447kW 2AZ-4FE engine shoehorned under the bonnet...


2017 Toyota 86 Limited Edition review
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2017 Toyota 86 Limited Edition review

With its bold paintwork, toughened hardware and low-volume production, can the Toyota 86 Limited Edition justify its forty-something-grand price point?


Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: 447kW racer headlines stand at SEMA
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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: 447kW racer headlines stand at SEMA

Toyota has turned the C-HR into a turbocharged, 447kW monster for SEMA in Las Vegas. Along with the fire-breathing compact SUV, the Japanese manufacturer leaned on its NASCAR driver lineup to create a range of modified Camrys. The headline Toyota is undoubtedly the C-HR R-Tuned, designed to see how far the base package could be developed as a track car...