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The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

2019 Toyota Supra spied with production headlights

The long-awaited Toyota Supra has been spied once more, this time revealing the production vehicle's headlamp setup. Aside from the new LED headlights, this latest prototype is wearing the same amount of camouflage as the vehicle spotted doing cold weather testing in March...

Toyota buys stake in Mazda, joint US factory, EV development planned

Toyota and Mazda have taken their relationship to the next level, with the two companies purchasing shareholdings in each other, and detailing a number of new joint projects. The two companies have each agreed to buy 50 billion yen ($570 million) worth of shares in their partner...

Toyota EV with solid state batteries planned for 2022 - report

Toyota is reportedly preparing to launch an electric vehicle in 2022 with solid state batteries, which would take only a few minutes to recharge. A report in Chunichi Shimbun claims the Japanese giant hopes to be the first automaker to hit the market with an EV featuring the new battery technology...

Most popular small cars in 2017

SUV sales are going through the roof, but it’s the small-car segment that remains the biggest by market-share, sitting at 18.7 per cent for the first half of 2017. This equates to 112,312 sales, down about 5 per cent over 2016. In other words, sales are eroding, but slowly. And three members of this segment remain ensconced in the top-five selling vehicles overall, behind the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger utes...

Highway 1 To Hell - Fastest lap around Australia's Highway 1

Do you want to beat a world record? That was the thought that embedded itself in Jay Gordon’s psyche and formed the basic outline of his pitch to potential drivers when he recruited friends and family to attempt something pretty absurd: Four guys trapped in a modified Land Cruiser for over 6 days, blazing around Australia on Highway 1, stopping only for fuel, food, and urgent toilet breaks...

2018 Toyota Prado facelift leaked - UPDATE

UPDATE, June 24: A series of clear new images have made their way online, again courtesy of Instagram user hamad1two3. We have added those images to throughout the body of this article, and you can find more in the gallery here. As before, it remains to be seen if these images are authentic, although the level of detail and the number of angles suggests they are genuine Toyota brochure or promotional images...

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...

2018 Toyota Camry: What's changed

The phrase 'new Toyota Camry' wouldn't typically elicit much enthusiasm, but the company has pulled out a lot of stops to make the eighth-generation model a big step forward. The corporation's head Akio Toyoda has demanded that all  Toyota product moving forwards has at least a hint of driving dynamism, and here it's coupled to a more upmarket cabin and a comparatively daring exterior...

Toyota Camry sales to plummet, hybrid targets lion's share

The new-generation Toyota Camry is billed as a significant step away from tradition, designed to be sold on looks, tech and dynamics as much as comfort, reliability and value. This shift — along with the possible subtext of higher pricing, and the continued decline in mid-sized car sales across the board in favour of SUVs — means Toyota Australia expects a “dramatic” sales reduction, albeit one that should keep it market leader...