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Toyota labelled 'world's greenest automotive company'

Toyota has been rated the 'world's greenest carmaker' in a global study from Newsweek.  Having topped the automotive rankings, the company ranked 16th among the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the world. L'Oreal topped the global charts, while Cisco Wireless was the 'greenest' company in the USA...

2019 Toyota Avalon teased ahead of Detroit debut

The new-generation 2019 Toyota Avalon has been teased this week, ahead of its global unveiling at the 2018 Detroit motor show in January. Just a single image showing part of the large sedan's front end has been released so far, highlighted by the new model's LED daytime-running light signature...

Toyota Supra won't be shown in Detroit - report

Toyota says the Supra isn't ready to go yet, meaning the hotly-anticipated sports-car collaboration with BMW won't be on show in Detroit. Rumours suggested the 2018 Detroit motor show could be where the Japanese manufacturer would finally unveil a production-ready version of the FT-1 concept, initially shown in 2014...

2018 Toyota 86 updates announced

Toyota has announced a handful of updates for its 86 sports car, including the availability of a new 'performance kit' package. The entire 86 range will now include satellite navigation as standard, with all models picking up an updated app-connected infotainment system...

Toyota FT-AC concept unveiled

The Toyota FT-AC has been unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, providing a glimpse at some of the design cues set to show up on future Toyota off-roaders. Short for 'Future Toyota Adventure Concept', the FT-AC is the second Toyota crossover concept to be given an American debut this year...

Toyota research claims Australians aren't ready for PHEVs

Toyota Australia is sticking firm on its call to not sell the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in Australia, preferring to focus on the 'regular' Prius and Corolla hybrids with comparatively old-hat but more affordable technology. As such, it's allowing fellow mass-market brands Mitsubishi and Hyundai to establish an early ascendancy in a fledgling market with the well-established Outlander PHEV crossover and the imminent Ioniq PHEV model, respectively...

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...

2016-17 Toyota C-HR, Tarago recalled

Toyota Australia has issued separate recall notices for the C-HR and Tarago, for faults with the electric parking brake and seatbelt anchorage bolt respectively. According to the company, the process for installing the reversing camera on local Taragos involves the removal and re-installation of anchor bolts for the left-side seatbelts...