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.
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...

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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...


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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