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 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"...

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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...


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...


2014 Toyota Kluger Grande Review : LT2
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Toyota Kluger Grande Review : LT2

The long-term 'Klug' gets a school holiday work out, and we ask our passengers what they think.

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Toyota Corolla Sedan review
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Toyota Corolla Sedan review

The Toyota Corolla sedan is bigger and better than ever before – and it may come as a shock to some buyers just how much bigger the new sedan is compared with the hatch, or frankly any of similarly priced competition...


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"...


2015 Toyota Yaris Review: Ascent manual
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Toyota Yaris Review: Ascent manual

The base model Toyota Yaris Ascent is now cheaper and better equipped than ever. Matt Campbell assesses the 1.3-litre five-door hatch.

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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 Corolla: Australia's best-selling car in 2014
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Toyota Corolla: Australia's best-selling car in 2014

The Toyota Corolla has taken out the title of best-selling vehicle in 2014, claiming top-spot honours for the second year straight by just pipping the Mazda 3. The Corolla notched up 43,735 sales over the calendar year - just a few hundred units more than its nearest rival, which also happens to be a Japanese small car, the Mazda 3 (43,313)...


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

Dan and Tegan put five classes of electric vehicles to the test - ranging from compact city cars, to the new BMW i8 sports car.


2014 Toyota Kluger Grande Review : LT1
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Toyota Kluger Grande Review : LT1

Toyota's big seven-seat family SUV - the Kluger Grande - joins the CA Melbourne long-term fleet.


Toyota Prius V Review: Death Valley road trip
Rating: 810 /10
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Toyota Prius V Review: Death Valley road trip

We hit the road in the Toyota Prius V on an all-American road trip.


2015 Toyota HiLux Review: Black Edition
Rating: 610 /10
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2015 Toyota HiLux Review: Black Edition

Limited to 1000 units, the Toyota hills Black Edition makes the most of what might be the current model's final fling.