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2016 Toyota Hilux SR 4x4 Cab Chassis Review

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2016 Toyota Hilux SR 4x4 Cab Chassis Review

One size fits all? Not with the 2016 Toyota HiLux. We put a customised SR 4x4 cab-chassis to the test!

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Toyota C-HR may get Nismo Juke-rivalling boost - report
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Toyota C-HR may get Nismo Juke-rivalling boost - report

The all-new 2017 Toyota C-HR, due here early next year, could soon welcome a flagship performance variant to the family. Unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March this year, the C-HR debuted an edgy and sporting new evolution of Toyota’s SUV styling. But, with 98kW hybrid and 85kW 1...


Australia's cheapest new cars
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Australia's cheapest new cars

Looking for a new car on a small budget? Here are eight of the cheapest new cars available Australia-wide, right now. As you would expect, they are all micro or light cars and, unless otherwise stated, the price excludes on-road costs like registration, stamp duty and CTP. If you shop around, though, you can find great drive-away deals and special offers...


2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review
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2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review

The 2016 Toyota Prius is one of those cars you either get or you don't.


Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part two
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Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part two

By now you’ve hopefully read part one of this economy comparison test, where we set out for 100 kilometres of urban driving. The aim of part one was to find out which of the four cars on test – Audi A3 e-tron, BMW i3 range-extender, Citroen C4 Cactus and Toyota Prius – was the most efficient, city-friendly commuter. And the winner was clear...


2016 Toyota Corolla ZR Sedan Review
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2016 Toyota Corolla ZR Sedan Review

It's Australia's best selling car. We take a closer look at the Toyota Corolla, in ZR sedan guise.


Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part one
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Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part one

With fuel prices hitting decade lows in recent times, there has arguably never been a worse time to buy an economy-focused car. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great options out there for people who are thinking about long-term sustainability and doing their bit for the environment...


What makes a luxury car?
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What makes a luxury car?

What exactly is 'luxury' and what exactly makes a luxury car? These are some of the hardest questions in the automotive world to answer. Is it all about the brand? The technology? Features? Price? Heritage? It’s nearly impossible to define where a mainstream car becomes luxury or vice versa...


Toyota shuts down plants in Japan after earthquakes, Australian production unaffected
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Toyota shuts down plants in Japan after earthquakes, Australian production unaffected

Toyota will progressively close factories across Japan as it deals with parts shortages caused by earthquakes and aftershocks that have caused widespread death and destruction. Two earthquakes hit the southern island of Kyushu over the past week, a magnitude 6.4 quake last Thursday and a magnitude 7.3 quake on Saturday...


US Govt unveils 20kW EV wireless charging system
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US Govt unveils 20kW EV wireless charging system

The US Department of Energy has created a 20-kilowatt wireless charging system for electric vehicles (EVs), in an attempt to address ‘range anxiety’ in potential buyers...


Toyota unveils uBox concept car for Generation Z
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Toyota unveils uBox concept car for Generation Z

Toyota has set its sights on a younger generation of car buyers with its latest concept vehicle, the uBox. Said to be aimed at Generation Z, the uBox is the result of a two-year collaboration between engineers and designers at Toyota Motors North America and students at Clemson University...


2016 Toyota 86 Blackline Edition Review
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2016 Toyota 86 Blackline Edition Review

Offering unique styling inside and out but the same basic underpinnings, the 2016 Toyota 86 Blackline Edition is one for the particularly keen...


Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok
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Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

Utes, pick-ups, trucks, dual-cabs, double-cabs – whatever you call them, these big four-door 4x4 haulers are massively important to buyers in Australia. The 4x4 utility segment has boomed in recent years, and it remains one of the strongest parts of the Australian new car market – indeed, roughly one in every 10 vehicles sold in this country will be a four-wheel-drive commercial vehicle...


2017 Toyota Corolla sedan revealed, Australian launch due early next year
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2017 Toyota Corolla sedan revealed, Australian launch due early next year

Australia’s 2017 Toyota Corolla sedan has been revealed this week, ahead of a local debut set to occur early next year. These renderings of the top-spec ZR model, described as “preview images”, reveal that although two separate Corolla sedan have appeared in recent design patent applications, the local model’s face will debut a third distinct look for Toyota’s small car...


Hyundai Ioniq PHEV will go unchallenged in Australia with Prius Prime a no-show
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Hyundai Ioniq PHEV will go unchallenged in Australia with Prius Prime a no-show

Toyota and Hyundai have become direct rivals in the plug-in hybrid market, with today's New York motor show introduction of the Toyota Prius Prime and Hyundai Ioniq. Both companies hope to secure a larger share of the growing global segment, but what sets the two apart? Like the Toyota Prius, the Hyundai Ioniq is available in both standard hybrid and plug-in hybrid - as well as full-electric, which puts it one-up on the Prius...


2017 Toyota Prius Prime: plug-in hybrid model revealed at New York auto show
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2017 Toyota Prius Prime: plug-in hybrid model revealed at New York auto show

The all-new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime brings plug-in power to the petrol-electric small car, with the new, more stylish and more technologically-advanced model debuting at the 2016 New York auto show. Described by the brand as the "most technologically advanced, best-equipped Prius in the model's history", the new plug-in hybrid Prius model sees big improvements over the previous-generation version of the car...


2017 Toyota 86 unveiled: More power and revised exterior for rear-drive favourite
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2017 Toyota 86 unveiled: More power and revised exterior for rear-drive favourite

The 2017 Toyota 86 has been revealed ahead of its official launch at next week's New York motor show. The mid-life update to Australia’s most popular sports car carries a host of exterior changes, minor interior revisions and a small increase in power and torque. From the outside there is a revised front bumper that houses a larger grille, which Toyota says emphasises the 86’s low and wide stance...


New Toyota Prius concept or variant teased ahead of New York reveal
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New Toyota Prius concept or variant teased ahead of New York reveal

A new Toyota Prius concept or variant will be revealed at next week's New York auto show, but no-one outside the company is quite sure what it will be. Overnight, Toyota's American arm issued a short statement about the upcoming car. The Japanese automaker says that the Prius concept will feature "stand-out style, intelligent eco-tech" and will be "the next mechanical marvel in the Prius lineup"...


2017 Toyota Kluger facelift unveiled, Australian launch due next year
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2017 Toyota Kluger facelift unveiled, Australian launch due next year

The facelifted Toyota Kluger crossover has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the New York auto show next week. Under the bonnet, the post-facelift Kluger — or Highlander as its known in North America — will be available with a 3.5-liter direct-injection V6, which is mated exclusively to a more compact eight-speed "direct shift" automatic transmission...


Australia not ready for Toyota plug-in hybrids, marketing chief says
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Australia not ready for Toyota plug-in hybrids, marketing chief says

Toyota Australia says that plug-in hybrids are still a niche product for our market and there is not enough demand to make a solid business case for such models. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the new 2016 Toyota Prius, Tony Cramb, executive director for sales and marketing of Toyota Australia, said that research into the local market has shown it’s still not the right time for Toyota plug-ins...