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.
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The FJ Summit is the largest annual gathering of FJ fans anywhere in the world. Every year, they flock to beautiful Ouray in Colorado to head off road and get down and dirty in their FJ Cruisers.

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FJ Summit 8: Ouray, Colorado

FJ Summit 8: Ouray, Colorado

Few countries organise a gathering of like-minded enthusiasts with the verve and commitment of the Americans. The subject matter or object of affection is almost irrelevant. The best motoring events (of any kind) I’ve attended have almost all been in the USA. One such event that CarAdvice was recently lucky enough to attend was the annual FJ Summit in stunning Ouray, Colorado...

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Toyota Camry V6 unveiled, but won't become Australia's 2015 Aurion
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Toyota Camry V6 unveiled, but won't become Australia's 2015 Aurion

An overhauled Russian-market Toyota Camry has been unveiled at the Moscow motor show, replacing the V6-engined model that previously looked near-identical to the Toyota Aurion sold here. However the new Russian Camry marks a departure from the Australian Aurion, with Toyota Australia product public relations manager Steve Coughlan confirming the sedan revealed overnight was not representative of the model that would be built and sold on our shores...


Toyota RAV4 Review: GXL 4WD
Rating: 610 /10
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Toyota RAV4 Review: GXL 4WD

The Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular SUVs on the market, but it falls short of its rivals on value.

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Toyota Camry RZ Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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Toyota Camry RZ Review

Value-packed Camry RZ is meant to evoke the spirit of the 86 sports coupe. Dan DeGasperi tests its mettle

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Toyota FT-1 concept car sports new grey exterior, classier interior
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Toyota FT-1 concept car sports new grey exterior, classier interior

The Toyota FT-1 concept car has been reworked with a new paint job and a new feel for the interior. Toyota whipped up a second version of the FT-1 concept car for this year's Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival gala in California. And this second take on the FT-1 highlights just how much the choice of colours can affect the perception of a vehicle...


Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype drive on the Pacific Coast Highway
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Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype drive on the Pacific Coast Highway

To the thousands of commuters on the Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California, the Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype I was driving may not have looked like a vehicle at the cutting edge of next-generation mobility...


2014 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude : Clean tailgate for special edition SUV
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2014 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude : Clean tailgate for special edition SUV

The special edition Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude has been introduced sporting a clean tailgate design for the first time in the model’s 18-year history in Australia. Unlike the standard Prado that has its spare tyre fixed to the rear door, the 2014 Prado Altitude’s spare is located out of sight underneath the vehicle as it is on European-specification models...


Toyota FJ Cruiser Off-Road Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Toyota FJ Cruiser Off-Road Review

The Toyota FJ Cruiser might be winding up in the States, but it's very much alive in Australia.

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Toyota FT-1 Vision GT concept hints at next-generation Supra
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Toyota FT-1 Vision GT concept hints at next-generation Supra

A new-generation Toyota Supra appears to be a virtual step closer, with the Japanese brand furthering its sports car intentions with the racy new Toyota FT-1 Vision GT concept. The new virtual racing car - which is soon to be available in Sony PlayStation 3's popular Gran Turismo 6 franchise - joins the FT-1 Concept that can already by virtually driven by gamers...


Toyota Supra: all-paw hybrid powetrain tipped for next-gen sports car
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Toyota Supra: all-paw hybrid powetrain tipped for next-gen sports car

The next-generation Toyota Supra is tipped to combine a BMW platform with an all-wheel-drive hybrid powertrain and the Japanese car maker’s first dual-clutch transmission, according to the latest reports. UK publication Auto Express reports the reimagined Toyota Supra sports car will share much in common with the next-generation BMW Z4, including the use of technologies signed into in July 2012 as part of a memorandum of understanding...


Toyota Australia launches DRIVE employee support program
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Toyota Australia launches DRIVE employee support program

Toyota Australia is today launching the first phase of its ‘DRIVE’ program designed to help employees prepare for their futures after the company ceases manufacturing in 2017. During the first stage of DRIVE (for ‘dedicated, ready, individual, vocational and energised’), employees will have access to information about other industries, attend a career day and receive referrals for financial services and other assistance programs...


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...


2015 Toyota 86 GTS Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Toyota 86 GTS Review

The 86 has been ever so subtly tweaked for 2015 with minor improvements to an already impressive resume.

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


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...


Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter
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Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter

Matt Campbell assesses seven load-lugging light commercial vans to see whether buyers are making the right business decision.


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
Rating: 710 /10
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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.

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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 FJ Cruiser safe in Australia
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Toyota FJ Cruiser safe in Australia

The Toyota FJ Cruiser may be approaching the end of the line in the United States, but the future of the cult vehicle is safe in Australia for the next few years at least.  As reported, Toyota USA announced in November last year that the retro off-roader would get the chop from 2014 in that market...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Toyota investigating hover cars, unlikely to produce a driverless vehicle soon
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Toyota investigating hover cars, unlikely to produce a driverless vehicle soon

During a Q&A session at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing summit, the research and development chief of Toyota said that the company was investigating hover cars. The revelation occurred in a discussion titled "The Future of Cars" with David Friedman, Acting Administrator of the US' National Highway Transport Safety Administration, and Hiroyoshi Yoshiki, Toyota's head of R&D...