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Toyota Australia streamlining cancer treatment for St Vincent's Hospital patients

Toyota Australia is using its production line expertise to reduce treatment times for cancer patients at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. A team of Toyota Australia employees is working directly with St Vincent’s to streamline the experience of patients when they attend hospital to receive radiation or chemotherapy...

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Toyota GT86 CS-R3 rally car unveiled
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Toyota GT86 CS-R3 rally car unveiled

A rally version of the Toyota 86, the Toyota GT86 CS-R3, will make its public debut at the ADAC Rallye Deutschland that starts on August 21. The new Toyota GT86 CS-R3 has been under development for the past year by Toyota Motorsport (TMG), but isn't quite ready yet for competitive racing...


Toyota Mirai: source outs fuel cell vehicle name - report
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Toyota Mirai: source outs fuel cell vehicle name - report

Toyota’s first-ever hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will be badged ‘Mirai’, according to a source familiar with the decision. The unnamed source revealed the name of the all-new model, which means ‘future’ in Japanese, to Bloomberg, though asked not to be identified as the decision has not yet been made public...


Toyota Driver Awareness Research Vehicle tracks how safely you're driving
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Toyota Driver Awareness Research Vehicle tracks how safely you're driving

The latest Toyota Driver Awareness Research Vehicle has made its debut at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. Dubbed DARV 1.5, the car uses Microsoft tech gear and InfoSys biometrics software. It was developed by the Toyota's research safety centre and based on the latest Avalon, which forms the basis for the current generation Lexus ES...


Toyota 86: Revised suspension, enhanced interior for updated sports car
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Toyota 86: Revised suspension, enhanced interior for updated sports car

The 2015 Toyota 86 has gone on sale in Australia complete with suspension tweaks, interior enhancements and a small price increase for the flagship GTS variant. Announced globally in April, Toyota’s upgraded two-seat rear-wheel-drive 86 sports car features a revised suspension set-up that claims to deliver “better handling response and steering feel while also enhancing ride quality”...


Toyota Prius V Review: i-Tech
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Toyota Prius V Review: i-Tech

Despite showing its age, Australia's most fuel-efficient seven-seater still offers plenty of appeal alongside rival people-movers and SUVs.


Toyota coy about Corolla sales targets
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Toyota coy about Corolla sales targets

The Toyota Corolla is fast gaining ground on the leading Mazda 3 in the battle to be Australia’s top-selling car in 2014, but the company’s Australian arm says it is not particularly concerned with ending the year on top of the charts. The carry-over champ currently sits fewer than 400 units behind the newer Mazda3, which launched earlier this year...


Toyota Corolla SUV spin-off spied : Japanese brand set to mimic Subaru XV with high-riding hatch
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Toyota Corolla SUV spin-off spied : Japanese brand set to mimic Subaru XV with high-riding hatch

There could soon be a new Toyota Corolla SUV model that would give the Japanese brand a rival to the highly successful Subaru XV. The new Corolla-based model - which has been caught for the first time by CarAdvice's spy photographers undergoing testing in Europe - is set to give the brand a smaller crossover model to sit beneath the RAV4, giving Toyota a competitor to the aforementioned XV, not to mention the impressive new Nissan Qashqai...


Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid sets new Nurburgring lap record
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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid sets new Nurburgring lap record

The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid has set a new record at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Unlike every other brand which touts its cars' lap times around the 'Ring, Toyota claims the plug-in hybrid Prius set a new benchmark for fuel consumption, stating the car used an average of just 0...


Next Toyota Camry may ditch V6 in favour of turbocharged four-cylinder - report
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Next Toyota Camry may ditch V6 in favour of turbocharged four-cylinder - report

The next generation Toyota Camry may be offered with a turbocharged, direct injection four-cylinder engine instead of a V6 as it is in many markets. In an interview with Automotive News, Koei Saga, the man in charge of Toyota's drivetrain development, said that for the eighth generation Camry the company may "replace a six-cylinder with a four-cylinder plus turbo plus direct injection [because] compared to a V6, we think this solution will be less costly"...


Fourth-generation Toyota Prius to offer AWD, lithium-ion battery options - report
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Fourth-generation Toyota Prius to offer AWD, lithium-ion battery options - report

The next generation Toyota Prius will be offered in both front- and all-wheel drive versions, and there will be a choice between nickel metal hydride and lithium-ion batteries. Koei Saga, director in charge of drivetrains at Toyota, spoke to Automotive News last week about the new Prius...


Toyota LandCruiser Altitude special edition released
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Toyota LandCruiser Altitude special edition released

A new special edition Toyota LandCruiser Altitude model has been added to the Australian line-up, and the company claims it adds more than $5000 of extra features. The 200 Series LandCruiser Altitude 4x4 is priced at $91,220, placing it $1505 more than the LandCruiser GXL on which it’s based, translating to more than $3500 in added value...


Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage
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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

Assembled for this mega-test are 10 models that represent one-third of total SUV volume in Australia – and that’s without including sales for the newest contender here and catalyst for this test, the Jeep Cherokee. It looks bold, it’s available only with petrol engines (for now), and it’s priced under $40,000 to compete with the mainstream...


Subaru BRZ no one-generation wonder, says FHI boss
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Subaru BRZ no one-generation wonder, says FHI boss

The Subaru BRZ will not just be a one-generation wonder, insists the boss of the Japanese car maker’s parent company. Fuji Heavy Industries president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga told Automotive News the brand would again collaborate with Toyota on a successor to its current rear-wheel-drive, two-door sports car, which is twinned with the Toyota 86...


Toyota Corolla tops market in June with monster sales total
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Toyota Corolla tops market in June with monster sales total

The Toyota Corolla posted a huge sales total in June, claiming top spot yet again and narrowing the gap to the market-leading Mazda 3. Preliminary data obtained by CarAdvice shows the Corolla racked up almost 4650 sales in June. The result is believed to be the best monthly total for any model since the Mazda 3’s 4649 total in December 2012...


2016 Toyota Prius production delayed - report
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2016 Toyota Prius production delayed - report

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius has reportedly been delayed by at least six months as the car’s engineers continue work on its new hybrid powertrain and modular architecture. Industry journal Automotive News reports production of the new Prius (codenamed 690A) has been pushed back to December 2015, with the ‘confirmation vehicle’ – a prototype generally built 12 months before the start of full-scale production – scheduled for around November 2014...


Toyota Australia's plant closure leads to record $427 million loss
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Toyota Australia's plant closure leads to record $427 million loss

Toyota Australia posted an after-tax loss of $437 million last financial year as a result of February’s decision to shut its Melbourne car and engine plants by the end of 2017. The company, which runs on the Japanese financial year ending on March 31, said its bottom line took an $889 million hit from its decision to shut the doors and restructure...


Ford takes top spot from Toyota as world's greenest brand - report
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Ford takes top spot from Toyota as world's greenest brand - report

The blue oval brand is the world's greenest, according to the Best Global Green Brands survey which has put Ford as the most eco-friendly brand in the world above longstanding leader Toyota. The survey - which is conducted with Deloitte Consulting and published by Interbrand - is designed to gauge the perceptions of customers and potential buyers around the world, and also looks at data based on numerous companies internal performance and environmental standards...


2015 Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle revealed in production form
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2015 Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle revealed in production form

The hydrogen-powered Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle has been revealed ahead of its April 2015 on-sale date in Japan. The new hydrogen-powered Toyota - which was first unveiled in concept guise at the 2014 Tokyo motor show - bears a striking resemblance to the showcar, for better or worse...


Toyota 86: track-tuned variant spied lapping Nurburgring
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Toyota 86: track-tuned variant spied lapping Nurburgring

A low-slung track-tuned Toyota 86 has been spied lapping Germany's Nurburgring, hinting at the possible development of a hardcore version of the popular Japanese sports car. Spotted by CarAdvice’s spy photographers circling the infamous racetrack, the white Toyota 86 has been equipped with a black bonnet, roof and bootlid, suggesting the use of lightweight carbonfibre...