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Cars that should be sold in Australia

Australia is one of the most diverse, fragmented automotive markets in the world. We have more brands to choose from than the US, where 15-times more vehicles are sold. Yet local product planners across the 60-plus car makers that sell their wares here regularly opt not to import and distribute certain models, usually citing a lack of projected demand or a difficult “business case” — code for “too bloody expensive”...

CarAdvice podcast 75: Solar cars drive down the centre for World Solar Challenge

Mandy Turner and Paul Maric are on the panel this week, as they bring you the latest car news. It includes Polestar 1 being unveiled, GM CEO sharing her concerns over China’s planned petrol and diesel car ban. Also, Lexus NX and CT200h pricing and specs have been released, the Volkswagen Scirocco was put into retirement this week, and the Volkswagen Amarok V6 sets a record at WTAC...

Toyota reveals fuel-cell concepts for Tokyo

Toyota has revealed a pair of hydrogen fuel-cell concepts for the Tokyo motor show - the aptly-named Fine-Comfort Ride concept and the Sora bus concept. Following the announcement of the Concept-i family of autonomous electric vehicles earlier this week, these two new vehicles focus more on Toyota's expertise in fuel-cell technology...

Toyota drops Concept-i trio ahead of Tokyo motor show

Toyota has unveiled a trio of artificial intelligence-focused concepts ahead of the Tokyo motor show next week. Both the Concept-i and Concept-i Ride are designed to preview how artificial intelligence (AI) could make life easier for owners in the future, suggesting the car and driver could eventually become “partners”, while the Concept-i Walk is something entirely different...

Eight reasons you should've gone to World Time Attack 2017

Simply, the World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) is awesome. For the uninitiated, WTAC – formerly known as Superlap – is a fast-paced, high-action motorsport event, held at Sydney Motorsport Park every year since 2010. In short, WTAC is a local nod to similar types of events run in Japan for decades, focussing on the fastest tuned and modified cars, setting the fastest lap possible around a given circuit...

Toyota puts Project Portal fuel cell truck to the test

Toyota is putting its Project Portal fuel-cell truck through its paces, as the company looks to better understand the role of zero-emissions powertrains in future heavy haulers. The truck, first announced in April, will be used to haul goods around the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California...

2018 Toyota Fortuner pricing and specs

The Toyota Fortuner range has been updated this week, with prices slashed by at least $5000 despite the additional of new equipment across all variants. Kicking off the range is the GX, which has seen a price reduction of $5400, bringing the price of entry down to $42,590 before on-road costs for the six-speed manual...

Kobe Steel falsification scandal may impact Toyota, Honda, Nissan, other Japanese marques

Kobe Steel, a key supplier to the automakers and other heavy industries, has admitted it shipped products with falsified inspection certificates for at least a year. The certificates are meant to confirm the product in question meets specifications agreed to by both Kobe Steel and the customer...

Toyota HiLux gets mega makeover courtesy of Carlex design

Polish car modification company Carlex mightn't be a household name in Australia, but the Toyota HiLux certainly is - and what you see here is the culmination of the two. The Toyota HiLux Hilly from Carlex's Pickup Design workshop apparently showcases what happens when a bunch of car-mad modders get their hands on a tough dual-cab ute and let their imaginations run wild...

2018 Toyota Century unveiled

The next-generation Toyota Century has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2017 Tokyo motor show. The new model is powered by a hybrid drivetrain with a direct injection 5.0-litre V8 at its core, and a nickel-metal hydride battery powering the electric motor...

Toyota GR HV Sports Concept is an open-topped 86 hybrid

Toyota's stand at the Tokyo motor show later this month will feature a concept car called the GR HV Sports Concept - and we have a few questions... The company calls the matte black sports car a "dramatic open-top sports-car concept inspired by the company's involvement in endurance racing and its legendary Supra and Toyota Sports 800"...