Toyota

Toyota started its automotive division in 1933 through the founder's son, Kiichiro Toyoda. Toyota sells 14 different models in Australia. The Toyota Camry is built locally whilst other models, such as the Hilux, Corolla, Aurion and ever popular small car the Yaris, are imported from Japan, Thailand and other nations. Toyota prides itself on quality, durability, reliability, innovation, safety and sustainability. Toyota produced its first car in 1935, called the A1. In 1937 Toyota Motor Company was founded and has gone on to become the world's largest car manufacturer by volume.
2015 Toyota Camry Review

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2015 Toyota Camry Review

Learn more about the Camry here. The Toyota Camry is consistently the best selling mid-size sedan in Australia – in fact in its class, Toyota sells more Camry’s than its seven closest rivals combined...

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2016 Toyota HiLux interior and exterior leaked
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2016 Toyota HiLux interior and exterior leaked

Images of the 2016 Toyota HiLux, the next-generation version of Australia's top-selling light commercial, have been leaked ahead of the car's reveal later this year. The images, leaked by the Ferd fan page, confirm that our earlier posted images from last week are indeed the next-generation HiLux...


Toyota backs Camry sales to stay strong until end of local production
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Toyota backs Camry sales to stay strong until end of local production

Toyota Australia is hopeful of maintaining current levels of Camry and Aurion sales between now and the end of local production in 2017. Speaking at the line-off ceremony for the new-look, 2015 Toyota Camry at the Altona production plant in Melbourne, Toyota Australia president Dave Buttner (pictured below) said the company planned build 90,000 cars per year over the final three years of production and was hopeful of maintaining the current 30:70 domestic-to-export sales ratio...


2015 Toyota Camry production kicks off at Altona
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2015 Toyota Camry production kicks off at Altona

The first of the last of its kind – the 2015 Toyota Camry – has rolled down the assembly line at Toyota Australia’s Altona production plant in Melbourne today. Today’s assembly ceremony represents the beginning of the end for the Australian-made Camry and the local automotive manufacturing industry as we know it, with Toyota set to close its factory around the same time as Holden at the end of 2017...


2015 Toyota HiLux Black Edition video review
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2015 Toyota HiLux Black Edition video review

The Toyota HiLux has been Australia’s best-selling ute for years, and ahead of an all-new model being unveiled later in 2015, the brand is seeing off the current model with the Black Edition.

Yes, it’s the Black Edition – finished in white, of course – which is based on the most popular variant of the HiLux line-up, the dual-cab four-wheel drive turbo diesel SR5 model...


2016 Toyota HiLux engine details leaked, ute to debut autonomous emergency braking — UPDATED
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2016 Toyota HiLux engine details leaked, ute to debut autonomous emergency braking — UPDATED

Updated: 25/04/2015: More details have been leaked regarding the transmission options available for the 2.7-litre petrol engine listed below. The engine will be available with the option of a five- or six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. Power output for the entry level 2.7-litre engine will also be boosted to 166kW of power, an increase of 50kW...


2016 Toyota HiLux design leaked in product brochure
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2016 Toyota HiLux design leaked in product brochure

The first image of the yet to be released 2016 Toyota HiLux has been seen online via a leaked product brochure. Published on the Ferd fan Facebook page, the front-end image (pictured above) shows a muscular design for the new HiLux. Featuring halogen or bi-xenon headlights and what appears to be LED daytime running lights...


2015 Toyota Corolla Levin ZR Review : Long-term report one
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Toyota Corolla Levin ZR Review : Long-term report one

The newest addition to the CarAdvice long-term garage, the Toyota Corolla is a favourite with the buying public. We've got our hands on the top of the range Levin ZR variant.

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Will a hybrid car save me money in the long run?
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Will a hybrid car save me money in the long run?

When you think hybrid, you think fuel lefficiency and green motoring. But, hybrid vehicles often cost more from the outset to purchase. Is the extra cost going to save you money in the long run? That's the question CarAdvice reader Esther wanted an answer to. Q: Which car would save me more money in the long run? A Toyota Yaris ZR or a Toyota Prius C i-Tech...


Toyota consolidates racing outfits under Gazoo brand - UPDATED
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Toyota consolidates racing outfits under Gazoo brand - UPDATED

Overnight Toyota announced that it would begin consolidating its various motorsports organisations under the Gazoo Racing umbrella. Until now, different teams and outfits have sprung up organically over the years within Toyota's vast empire. For example, Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG for short), based in Cologne, Germany was responsible for developing and racing the company's entry in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)...


Toyota RAV4 Hybrid unveiled in New York, not coming to Australia
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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid unveiled in New York, not coming to Australia

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has been unveiled at the 2015 New York auto show. Under the skin, the RAV4 Hybrid features a 2.5-litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor to drive the front wheels. All-wheel drive is provided by a separate electric motor, which powers the rear wheels as traction and conditions demand...


Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to debut in New York
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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to debut in New York

The first-ever Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will make its debut at the New York auto show, which starts next week. Aside from the teaser image above and the fact it's coming to New York show, RAV4 Hybrid will feature a unique set of tail-lights with greyed out indicators and light-tube-style elements, but there are, so far, no details about its drivetrain...


Toyota reveals new modular TNGA vehicle architecture
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Toyota reveals new modular TNGA vehicle architecture

Toyota has unveiled a new modular global vehicle architecture that will underpin approximately half of all the vehicles it sells by 2020. Toyota says the new structure, dubbed Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), will be versatile enough to form the basis for compact and large vehicles and all sizes in between, along with supporting both front- and rear-wheel-drive layouts...


Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux Black Edition : Comparison review
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Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux Black Edition : Comparison review

The challenger takes on the champion. That’s the best way to describe this twin test, which puts Australia’s long-reining best-selling ute, the Toyota HiLux, up against the increasingly popular Ford Ranger. The Ford is catching the Toyota in terms of sales: in 2014, there were 38,126 HiLux models sold in 4x2 and 4x4 configurations, while a total of 26,219 Rangers were sold (4x2 and 4x4 combined)...


Toyota Corolla Nurburgring edition celebrates seventh-place finish in 24-hour race
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Toyota Corolla Nurburgring edition celebrates seventh-place finish in 24-hour race

The Toyota Corolla Nurburgring special edition has been released in Thailand to celebrate the company’s seventh-place finish in its class at last year’s Nurburgring 24-hour race...


Toyota Coaster bus gets more car-like with update
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Toyota Coaster bus gets more car-like with update

The Toyota Coaster bus range has been updated this week, days after the company updated its HiAce van range. Buses aren’t generally our ‘bag’ at CarAdvice, but the changes made to the venerable Coaster make it more car-like than ever. All three Coaster variants now get a reversing camera as standard, as well as three-point seatbelts for each of its 21 seats...


Toyota Corolla sedan facelift leak from Asia wears Yaris-style front
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Toyota Corolla sedan facelift leak from Asia wears Yaris-style front

Photos of a, potentially, facelifted version of the built-in-Asia Toyota Corolla sedan have leaked out onto the internet. The images seen here were first posted to the message boards of Chinese website Mobile01. They show a Corolla sedan wearing a dramatically restyled front-end that's patterned on the X styling theme used on the new Europe-only Aygo city car and the facelifted Yaris hatchback...


Five stars for Ford Mondeo, Toyota Prius V and Lexus NX in ANCAP crash tests
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Five stars for Ford Mondeo, Toyota Prius V and Lexus NX in ANCAP crash tests

The new Ford Mondeo, Toyota Prius V and Lexus NX have all achieved a maximum five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) following the latest round of crash tests. Each variant of every model achieved the five-star rating, meaning they also benefit from a 2015 ANCAP date stamp...


Toyota HiAce gets a range of updates
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Toyota HiAce gets a range of updates

Australia’s top-selling van, the Toyota HiAce, has received a significant upgrade, led by the addition of a punchier petrol engine option with a new six-speed auto, and extra safety equipment. At the same time, Toyota has also added two new body-styles to the range — a five-seat crew van and a reduced 12-seat version of the commuter bus that can be driven on a standard licence...


2015 Toyota Kluger Grande Review: LT3
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Toyota Kluger Grande Review: LT3

The Toyota Kluger Grande leaves the CA Melb garage.

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2015 Toyota 86 : Extra tech for GT, better value across range
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2015 Toyota 86 : Extra tech for GT, better value across range

Base versions of the Toyota 86 now come standard with a touchscreen display and reverse-view camera, while the price of most variants in the line-up has been reduced following the introduction of Australia’s free trade agreement with Japan. The 86 GT gains the 6.1-inch touchscreen display and camera from the high-grade GTS...


Toyota Corolla sedan facelift possibly revealed in safety video
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Toyota Corolla sedan facelift possibly revealed in safety video

The look of the updated Toyota Corolla sedan has possibly been revealed in a video, which was shown prior to Toyota's presentation at the 2015 Geneva motor show. In the computer animated video, a Toyota Corolla sedan is seen darting around a virtual town demonstrating various safety features, including automated emergency braking, lane departure warning, road sign recognition and automatic high beam...


Kia Rio v Toyota Yaris : Comparison review
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Kia Rio v Toyota Yaris : Comparison review

Buying a light car on an extreme budget is something that thousands of buyers do every year in Australia, and here we’ve assembled two of the picks of the crop to see which value-focused five-door hatchback deserves your dollar. The just-updated 2015 Kia Rio S has seen a range of changes inside and out – revised bumpers, a new-look grille and a re-trimmed interior being the chief talking points...


2015 Toyota Corolla hatchback - new images and details
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2015 Toyota Corolla hatchback - new images and details

The 2015 Toyota Corolla hatchback has been revealed in further images and with new details at the 2015 Geneva motor show. Described as being "substantially upgraded" by Toyota's local arm, the new-look Corolla hatchback - which is sold as the Auris in Europe - is said to offer "improvements in the key areas of design, sensory quality and dynamics"...


2015 Toyota Prius C i-Tech Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Toyota Prius C i-Tech Review

Keen on green? The upgraded and cheaper Toyota Prius C is now a better proposition in several areas than it was


Medium Sedan Comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Hyundai Sonata v Subaru Liberty
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Medium Sedan Comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Hyundai Sonata v Subaru Liberty

Medium cars are struggling in the face of an SUV uprising. Quite literally, the raising-up of body height and seating position has allowed the sport utility vehicle to act both like a magician entrancing customers, and a grim reaper destroying traditional sedan and wagons. There are massive upsides for those buyers who are determined to fly in the face of fashion, however...


Toyota 86 Pro-Am racing series announced in conjunction with V8 Supercars
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Toyota 86 Pro-Am racing series announced in conjunction with V8 Supercars

Toyota isn't entering the V8 Supercars series, but the Japanese brand will serve up an entree in 2016 with the announcement of a new Toyota 86 Pro-Am racing series. Described by the brand as "an affordable, grassroots motorsport series based on the country's best-selling sports car", the new championship will be raced exclusively at V8 Supercars events from 2016...


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. The three teaser images of Auris Hybrid (as the petrol-electric version of the Corolla is called in some European markets) reveal the front three-quarter angles of the updated hatch and wagon body styles and give a look at the new model's upgraded interior...


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...


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...