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CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Costello and Alborz Fallah. It's been a big week in car news, with the Tesla Semi and Roadster being revealed, Hyundai still undecided on its i30 N line-up, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased, and pricing for the new imported Toyota Camry has been announced...

Hotted-up Toyota Camry: Chief engineer loves the idea

Toyota’s chief engineer for the eighth-generation Camry program says he loves the idea of a proper performance-focused version, to capitalise on its much more dynamically-able new platform. Japan-based Masato Katsumata, who has spent time working with Toyota Europe but now runs a team of a few thousand, and who spent his youth doing rallies and driving an AE86, told us this week that there might just be a market for such a previously unlikely offering...

2018 Toyota Camry pricing and specs

The new, imported-from-Japan Toyota Camry range has arrived in Australia, a month after the company closed the Melbourne factory that produced its predecessor for 30 years. And while Toyota no longer has the same incentive to retain those super-sharp real-world deals it offered on the old car - designed to drive demand, and thereby retain production at the required level to keep the Altona factory open until its scheduled close - the new Camry is extremely affordable nevertheless...

2018 Toyota Camry scores five-star ANCAP rating

The new-generation 2018 Toyota Camry has been awarded a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP. Scoring 36.16 out of 37, the Camry managed a perfect score in both side impact and pole tests, along with 15.16 out of 16 for the frontal offset test...

Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: 447kW racer headlines stand at SEMA

Toyota has turned the C-HR into a turbocharged, 447kW monster for SEMA in Las Vegas. Along with the fire-breathing compact SUV, the Japanese manufacturer leaned on its NASCAR driver lineup to create a range of modified Camrys. The headline Toyota is undoubtedly the C-HR R-Tuned, designed to see how far the base package could be developed as a track car...

Toyota not fearful of sales hurt in shift to import business

The end of Australian vehicle production has seen Toyota transform into an import-only brand, along with fellow former manufacturers Holden and Ford Australia. It remains to be seen what impact the end of local manufacturing will have on Holden's sales, but it's almost one year since Ford closed the doors on its manufacturing program and the company's sales are relatively steady at 60,465 year-to-date (down from 61,406)...

Toyota's new Crown fit for Japanese heads only, again

Toyota's big Crown sedan has been kept from Australian roads for decades. Some seven generations of Japan's longest-running passenger car have never seen this land, meaning an entire generation of Australians have never laid eyes on a brand-new example...

Toyota Australia confident of future success, “whichever direction” things go

Those inside the local division of the world's largest car manufacturer, Toyota, say while other brands might be focussing attention on a single future powertrain technology, they're confident the Japanese marque's broader approach will prove successful in the long run...

2017 Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition arrives from $41,150

The Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition has been announced this week, marking 54 years of Australian manufacturing for the Japanese manufacturer before factory doors close in October. Limited to just 54 units - one for each year Toyota has built vehicles in this country - the limited-edition Camry is based on the top-spec Atara SL Hybrid variant, priced from $41,150 plus on-road costs...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017

  Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Importing Camry rather than producing locally won't dent image, company suggests

The fact that the new 2018 Toyota Camry will be imported from Japan rather than built in Australia like the outgoing model should not have a great impact on sales, which nevertheless are expected to decline in response to the car’s push upmarket. The 2018 Toyota Camry - generation number eight - is a new-from-the-ground-up model with different architecture and fully revised designs outside and in...