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2016 Toyota HiAce update for Australia brings Euro 5 diesel upgrade

The Toyota HiAce range has been updated this week, including a Euro 5-compliant diesel engine, new variants and small price increases across the line-up. Headlining the updates is the improved urban fuel economy for the revised 3...

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Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?
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Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?

If you're a regular CarAdvice reader, you might already know about my passion for all things sideways. But how do you actually drift? And can anyone do it? To find out, we headed to Victoria’s Driver Education Centre of Australia (DECA) in Shepparton with two standard Toyota 86s, two experienced driving instructors with a passion for drifting, and two drivers who have never tried drifting in their lives...


Toyota Supra firming for 2018 launch - report
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Toyota Supra firming for 2018 launch - report

The long-awaited successor to the Toyota Supra is looking good to hit the road as soon as 2018 - or 'as late as 2018', depending on how long you've been waiting - according to a new report out of the UK. A fortnight ago it was reported that Toyota’s upcoming performance flagship will be powered by a BMW engine paired with a Toyota-developed hybrid system...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2016 Toyota Camry Atara SX Review
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2016 Toyota Camry Atara SX Review

Is this, the 2016 Toyota Camry Atara SX, a properly sporty sedan? Matt Campbell finds out.


Toyota Mirai hydrogen trio moves to Australia
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Toyota Mirai hydrogen trio moves to Australia

The hydrogen-fuelled Toyota Mirai is back in Australia once again, but even if its polarising styling sings to you, you won't be buying one. Just three examples of the Mirai have come to Australia - this time for a few years - with a focus both on exposing the company's local offices to the technology expected to power its future, and also to promote that same concept in the local market...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Toyota Supra to have BMW engine, Toyota hybrid system - report
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Toyota Supra to have BMW engine, Toyota hybrid system - report

The spiritual successor to the Toyota Supra will reportedly pair a BMW engine with a Toyota-developed hybrid system. We know that BMW and Toyota are collaborating on a new sports car platform, which will underpin the replacement for the BMW Z4 and the long awaited successor to the Toyota Supra...


Toyota Corolla Hybrid v Toyota Prius Comparison
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Toyota Corolla Hybrid v Toyota Prius Comparison

Here you have two very different takes on hybrid motoring – the 2016 Toyota Prius, and the 2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Yeah, we know they’re both Toyota models so there are some similarities between the two, including the fact they’re both five-door hatchbacks. But in other regards, these two are also vastly different...


2017 Toyota 86: updated and uprated sports car confirmed for fourth-quarter local launch
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2017 Toyota 86: updated and uprated sports car confirmed for fourth-quarter local launch

Australian details for the updated 2017 Toyota 86 have been revealed, including a fresh face, a small power bump along with tweaks to the body and suspension. Scheduled to go on sale locally in the fourth quarter of this year, Toyota claims the new 86 will offer sharper steering response and improved ride comfort...


Toyota and Lexus reduce pricing on models affected by Luxury Car Tax
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Toyota and Lexus reduce pricing on models affected by Luxury Car Tax

Toyota and its premium marque Lexus have moved again to head-off the impact of Australia's Luxury Car Tax (LCT) by cutting prices on a number of models to keep them below the newly raised threshold. Growing in-line with inflation, the LCT threshold rose by $948 last week to $64,312, while the threshold on vehicles listing fuel consumption below 7...


Toyota Corolla, Prius, Prius V, Rukus, Lexus CT200h recalled for fuel-leak fix
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Toyota Corolla, Prius, Prius V, Rukus, Lexus CT200h recalled for fuel-leak fix

Toyota has recalled several models, including one from its premium brand Lexus, over concerns that a fuel leak could pose a fire risk. The recall affects Toyota Corolla, Prius, Prius V, Rukus and Lexus CT200h vehicles built between various dates depending on the model, however all are being recalled for the same fault...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 10: Tesla tragedy, Panamera unveiled, Alaskan revealed, Dieselgate discussed, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 10: Tesla tragedy, Panamera unveiled, Alaskan revealed, Dieselgate discussed, and much more

Welcome to episode 10 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner hold the fort on their own, exploring the latest news and reviews from CarAdvice across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


Toyota adds child dummies to virtual crash testing
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Toyota adds child dummies to virtual crash testing

Toyota has taken the next step in its simulated crash testing procedures, expanding its family of virtual crash-test dummies to include children. The crash-test software, known as Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS), maps and simulates injuries sustained by human bodies during a collision...


2017 Toyota Tarago facelift due in the coming months
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2017 Toyota Tarago facelift due in the coming months

The Japanese version of the Toyota Tarago has been given a significant facelift, and we've learnt that it will be available in Australia before the end of the year. An updated version of the people mover, which has been in production since 2006, debuted last month in Japan...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 1
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 1

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Toyota Prius and Lexus CT 200h recalled for curtain airbag fix
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Toyota Prius and Lexus CT 200h recalled for curtain airbag fix

The previous-generation Toyota Prius and closely-related Lexus CT 200h are being recalled over concerns that the inflators of the curtain airbags could enter the vehicle’s cabin. The issue is confirmed to not be related to the huge global Takata airbag recall. Toyota reports that the curtain shield airbag inflators in the roof rails are comprised of two chambers that are welded together...


Toyota 86 Initial D concept unveiled
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Toyota 86 Initial D concept unveiled

Given that the modern-day 86 is inspired by the AE86 Corolla of the early-to-mid 1980s, it's surprising that this is the first Toyota 86 Initial D concept to be officially commissioned by Toyota. Created by Toyota's UK arm, the concept is inspired by the car that starred in the Initial D manga comic books, which were published between 1995 and 2013, as well as the related 1998 animated television series...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: Australian updates confirmed for fourth-quarter launch - UPDATE
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series: Australian updates confirmed for fourth-quarter launch - UPDATE

UPDATE, June 29: The 70 Series update was originally listed with trailer sway control. This has been confirmed as incorrect: the function will not be offered with the 70 Series in any market. See bottom of article for more.  The workhorse 2017 Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series will come packing some much-needed safety equipment fitted as standard, the company has confirmed today, while also benefiting from extensive local testing...


2017 Toyota C-HR interior uncovered, new Australian details revealed
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2017 Toyota C-HR interior uncovered, new Australian details revealed

A first official view of the upcoming 2017 Toyota C-HR's interior has been revealed this week, along with confirmation of new details ahead of its Australian launch early next year. Set to take on the likes of the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 when it goes on sale in 2017, the C-HR promises to blaze a new path toward a more sporting look for the Toyota brand - thanks, in large part, to the emotion-driven direction of its president, Akio Toyoda...