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 recalls 1.75m vehicles around the world : 10,800 Lexus IS, GS, LS models affected in Australia

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Toyota recalls 1.75m vehicles around the world : 10,800 Lexus IS, GS, LS models affected in Australia

Toyota Motor Corporation has recalled 1.75 million vehicles around the world over three separate defects, including more than one million cars in Japan. The first recall relates to the fuel pipes of 759,000 Toyota Crown, Crown Majesta and Mark X models and Lexus IS, GS and LS vehicles produced between January 2005 and September 2010...

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Toyota sells seven millionth hybrid vehicle in September
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Toyota sells seven millionth hybrid vehicle in September

Toyota sold its seven millionth hybrid vehicle in September, just nine months after it crossed the six million mark. These numbers include hybrid vehicles sold under the company's luxury marque, Lexus, which has contributed 770,400 electrified cars to the company's total...


Toyota tops list of world's most valuable automotive brands for 11th straight year
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Toyota tops list of world's most valuable automotive brands for 11th straight year

Toyota has been named the most valuable automotive brand in the world for the 11th consecutive year by brand consultancy Interbrand. The Japanese car maker climbed two places to finish in eighth position overall, behind Apple, Google and Coca-Cola which filled the podium and one spot ahead of McDonald’s...


Toyota 86 14R-60 limited edition makes full use of TRD's parts catalogue
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Toyota 86 14R-60 limited edition makes full use of TRD's parts catalogue

Toyota Japan has whipped up a limited edition version of the 86, dubbed the Toyota 86 14R-60, that's chock full of TRD components. The new 14R-60 is inspired by the Toyota GT86 TRD Griffon Project that made its debut at last year's Goodwood Festival of Speed...


Toyota says it needs more SUVs in its line-up
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Toyota says it needs more SUVs in its line-up

Toyota will add at least two more SUVs to its line-up in the coming years, it has been revealed. The Japanese brand unveiled the C-HR concept crossover model at the 2014 Paris motor show, were the company’s managing officer and executive vice president of Toyota Motor Europe’s sales group, Karl Schlicht, told CarAdvice that more high-riders are on the way...


2015 Toyota Prius V facelift revealed
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2015 Toyota Prius V facelift revealed

The 2015 Toyota Prius V has been revealed with an updated exterior and additional standard equipment. Dubbed Prius+ in some markets, Toyota’s refreshed seven-seat hybrid MPV features a new upper grille with a more prominent badge that extends forward of the line of the bonnet. New LED headlamps are set in reshaped headlights that are slimmer and now include black and chrome plating...


Toyota HiLux Black launches from $53,240
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Toyota HiLux Black launches from $53,240

The Toyota HiLux Black special edition is now available in Australia, offering a host of unique interior and exterior styling enhancements designed to toughen the look of the top-selling ute. Priced from $53,240 in five-speed manual form and $55,990 with the optional five-speed automatic transmission, the HiLux Black costs $500-$1500 more than the HiLux SR5 4x4 dual-cab on which it’s based...


2014 Toyota C-HR Concept - first look
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2014 Toyota C-HR Concept - first look

2014 Paris motor show - Tegan checks out the Toyota C-HR concept car that is slated to go into production (albeit in a slightly more conservative guise)...


Toyota C-HR confirmed to spawn new production compact SUV
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Toyota C-HR confirmed to spawn new production compact SUV

A production version of the Toyota C-HR concept crossover revealed at the 2014 Paris motor show has been confirmed, but don’t expect it to be quite as striking as the three-door high-riding show car. Karl Schlicht, Toyota managing officer and executive vice president of Toyota Motor Europe’s sales group, confirmed the plans for production at the Paris show...


2015 Toyota Yaris Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Toyota Yaris Review

The Yaris has been restyled for 2015, with some improvements made to ride, handling and insulation.

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$15,690 to $22,690

Toyota HiLux Black : Limited edition ute here next month
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Toyota HiLux Black : Limited edition ute here next month

The limited edition Toyota HiLux Black will bring extra design flair to Australia’s top-selling ute when it goes on sale in early October. The subject of a wide-reaching teaser campaign, the HiLux Black can be seen sporting LED daytime running lights in place of the standard foglights and features a striking red blade at the base of the lower central air intake...


Toyota HiLux 4x4 SR Double Cab chassis diesel auto arrives at $43,740
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Toyota HiLux 4x4 SR Double Cab chassis diesel auto arrives at $43,740

A new Toyota HiLux variant has been developed by the company’s headquarters in Japan specifically at the behest of Australia’s mining and business sectors. The new HiLux 4x4 SR Double Cab variant combines the dual-cab-chassis body in this grade with a diesel engine and an automatic transmission for the first time...


Toyota HiLux Review
Rating: 610 /10
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Toyota HiLux Review

How does Australia's most popular ute stack up as a family car?

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$54,490

2015 Toyota Yaris pricing and specifications
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2015 Toyota Yaris pricing and specifications

A big boost in standard equipment, a number of mechanical revisions and a fresh look headline the upgrades to the 2015 Toyota Yaris hatch. On sale from today, the heavily updated Yaris hatch is available exclusively as a five-door model in three new trim levels: Ascent (manual $15,690, auto $17,290), SX (manual $17,790, auto $19,390) and auto-only ZR ($22,690)...


Toyota C-HR concept crossover revealed
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Toyota C-HR concept crossover revealed

The Toyota C-HR concept crossover model has been revealed ahead of its global debut at the 2014 Paris motor show in early October. The new high-riding concept hatchback - which is expected to presage a new compact SUV from the Japanese brand - had been teased earlier in September, but two new images uploaded to the internet show the funky three-door baby SUV in all its glory...


DIY: how to hitch a trailer
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DIY: how to hitch a trailer

If you've never hitched a trailer before, don't worry. We take you through the process step-by-step - this is a simple checklist to make sure you're safely hooked up.


2014 Toyota Prado GXL Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2014 Toyota Prado GXL Review

Toyota's all-conquering Prado has received a mid life upgrade with subtle under the skin changes and some minor styling revisions. Can it stay at the top of the heap?

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$64,190

Toyota C-HR concept previews compact crossover
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Toyota C-HR concept previews compact crossover

Toyota will preview its vision for a new compact crossover next month when it unveils the C-HR concept at the 2014 Paris motor show. Teased in a single shadowy silhouette image, the Toyota C-HR concept is said to blend a “bold new design language with an agile, engaging driving experience and a hybrid powertrain”...


2015 Toyota HiLux : first images of new-generation ute testing in Europe
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2015 Toyota HiLux : first images of new-generation ute testing in Europe

The new-generation 2015 Toyota HiLux has been caught during hot weather testing in Europe. The new, larger Toyota HiLux dual-cab seen in these images was caught in Southern Europe along with a benchmarking car, the Volkswagen Amarok...


Toyota U2 Urban Utility concept mashes up ute and van
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Toyota U2 Urban Utility concept mashes up ute and van

Toyota's American Catly design studio has mixed together the best parts of ute and van to create the Toyota U-squared Urban Utility concept, which we'll call U2 for short. Although, at first glance, the U2 seems to be nothing more than a funkily-styled small van that escaped from Japan's bubble economy era, the Urban Utility concept is more much innovative than that...


Toyota begins global vehicle development drive program in Australia
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Toyota begins global vehicle development drive program in Australia

Toyota Motor Corporation has kicked off a new driving program in Australia today to help the car maker develop vehicle specifications and set-ups for future models. More than 30 executives and employees involved in the global development of Toyota vehicles will take part in the program that will cover approximately 18,000 kilometres between now and mid-November...


2014 Toyota Prius C Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2014 Toyota Prius C Review

Two and a half years after its introduction to our market, the Toyota Prius C has clearly established itself as the most popular model in the Japanese brand’s dedicated hybrid family. Australia’s smallest and cheapest hybrid outsells the seven-seat Prius V two to one, and more than triples sales of the regular Prius small car...

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$23,990 to $26,990

8th Annual FJ Summit Review
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8th Annual FJ Summit Review

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.


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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$47,990

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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$38,190

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...


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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$31,990

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...