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...

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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...


2016 Toyota HiLux images leak online — UPDATED with interior photo
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2016 Toyota HiLux images leak online — UPDATED with interior photo

Images of what is said to be the 2016 Toyota HiLux have leaked online. A front-end shot and an image of the tailgate devoid of the familiar 'TOYOTA' embossing give a good idea of what buyers should expect when the all-new Toyota HiLux is revealed later this year, with the images posted on Autoblog Greece marrying up closely to spy pictures of the new HiLux we've shown you in the past...


Toyota Yaris WRC car marks return to rallying in 2017
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Toyota Yaris WRC car marks return to rallying in 2017

Toyota has announced it will return to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2017 with a new dirt-spec Toyota Yaris set to take the stage. Under the guidance of Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda - the man behind the push to make cars that are more exciting, and one of the fathers of the Toyota 86 sports coupe - the Japanese company will compete in the rally championship for the first time since 1999...


BMW, Toyota working together on a smaller, cheaper Mini model - report
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BMW, Toyota working together on a smaller, cheaper Mini model - report

According to a report, BMW and Toyota have begun investigating how they might produce a smaller and cheaper model to serve as a new entry point for the Mini range. One source within Mini told Automobile magazine, “It's still early days as far as the baby Mini goes, but when our new R&D board member Klaus Froehlich traveled to America early in the new year, this was one of the subjects on his agenda"...


Toyota RND Concept is an elaborate joke promotion for Red Nose Day
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Toyota RND Concept is an elaborate joke promotion for Red Nose Day

Yesterday we showed you a teaser image of a so-called Toyota RND Concept, which, it turns out, was simply a gag to promote Red Nose Day. The mysterious teaser image issued by Toyota (below) was accompanied with words that generated a lot of the excitement and chatter amongst car-loving parts of the internet – including our own comments thread...


Toyota Mirai production increased thanks to strong order book
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Toyota Mirai production increased thanks to strong order book

Production of the 2015 hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai will be increased by 75 per cent over originally forecasts thanks to strong interest from buyers in Japan. The revised Toyota Mirai production plan calls for 700 fuel cell sedans to be built this year (up from 400). The company then plans to make around 2000 Mirais in 2016 and roughly 3000 in 2017...


Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM
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Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM

Toyota has edged out Volkswagen for the 2014 global sales crown by just 90,000 vehicles. In figures released overnight, Toyota Motor Corporation sold a total of 10.23 million vehicles throughout 2014, with 9.15 million cars attributed to Toyota (up two per cent). 915,000 vehicles were sold under the Daihatsu brand (up five per cent), while 168,000 Hino trucks (up four per cent) were delivered to customers...


Toyota RND Concept promises to be revolutionary and fun to drive, will be revealed January 27
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Toyota RND Concept promises to be revolutionary and fun to drive, will be revealed January 27

The Japanese giant has announced that it will unveil the Toyota RND Concept next week, and promises that the car will be ground-breaking, affordable and fun to drive. The Toyota RND Concept will make its debut on January 26 UK time (January 27 AEDT). After this the RND will head into "fast-track development that should see it changing the face of motoring within weeks"...


2016 Toyota Tacoma pick-up revealed ahead of Detroit motor show unveiling
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2016 Toyota Tacoma pick-up revealed ahead of Detroit motor show unveiling

It may not be the long-awaited replacement for the Toyota HiLux, but the US-market 2016 Toyota Tacoma may well offer a few hints as to what to expect from the Japanese brand's new ute. The "all-new" Toyota Tacoma will be unveiled at the 2015 Detroit auto show next week, bringing a significant styling update including a revised, chunkier looking front-end, as well as a more chiselled behind...


Toyota Fortuner : HiLux-based seven-seat SUV "very appealing" for Australia
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Toyota Fortuner : HiLux-based seven-seat SUV "very appealing" for Australia

The next-generation Toyota Fortuner that is being developed in Australia is a chance to join the growing fleet of ute-based off-road SUVs in local showrooms, according to the car maker’s sales boss. Toyota Australia executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb confirmed the local division is eyeing the new, second-generation version of the HiLux-based Fortuner, which expected to launch globally from 2016...


Toyota sales boss admits "we have to get better" to stop market share decline
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Toyota sales boss admits "we have to get better" to stop market share decline

Yesterday’s announcement of 2014’s new vehicle sales results gave Toyota Australia a lot to brag about. The Big T was the most popular brand across the country for the 12th consecutive year and the 18th year overall. It’s also the top seller in every state and territory...


Toyota Australia embarks on culture shift to "lift our game"
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Toyota Australia embarks on culture shift to "lift our game"

Toyota Australia’s head of sales and marketing admits a “once-in-a-lifetime” overhaul of the brand’s culture is required to help Toyota and its dealers “lift our game”. Toyota Australia executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb (pictured below) said the company was “taking for nothing for granted” despite today announcing another industry-leading sales result for 2014 in which Toyota sold 203,501 new vehicles...


Toyota passes on free trade agreement cuts to more than 100,000 customers
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Toyota passes on free trade agreement cuts to more than 100,000 customers

Toyota Australia says more than 100,000 local customers will benefit from its move to cut prices across its range of Japan-sourced vehicles ahead of the finalisation of Australia’s free trade agreement (FTA) with the Asian nation. Price cuts of up to $7630 have been applied to some of the company’s most popular passenger cars and SUVs, including the Yaris, Corolla hatchback, RAV4, Prado and LandCruiser, as well as its commercial vans...


Toyota makes its hydrogen fuel cell patents freely available
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Toyota makes its hydrogen fuel cell patents freely available

At its press conference at this year’s CES, Toyota has announced that it will open up its hydrogen fuel cell patent library to its competitors and collaborators. On stage, accompanying Bob Carter, Toyota USA's senior vice president in charge of automotive operations, was a production version of the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan...


2015 Toyota New Cars
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2015 Toyota New Cars

Details of the new and updated Toyota models launching in Australia in 2015.   Toyota Prius C – Q1 Following its unveiling at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, the revamped Toyota Prius C will arrive in local showrooms by March 2015. Sporting a marginally more aggressive design including LED headlights and a restyled bumper – not to mention three new colours – it looks a little fresher from the outside...


Electric cars comparison : BMW i8 v Holden Volt v Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV v Nissan Leaf v Toyota Prius
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Electric cars comparison : BMW i8 v Holden Volt v Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV v Nissan Leaf v Toyota Prius

For the first time in the history of the automobile, we are entering an era of increasingly mainstream propulsion beyond the traditional internal combustion engine (ICE). Choose petrol or diesel, or gas or an ethanol blend, leave the engine unassisted or put a turbocharger or supercharger on it – these have been your options for as long as anyone reading this has been alive...