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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...

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...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 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...

Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series, Prius awarded five-star ANCAP ratings

The rugged Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series has been awarded the full five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), along with the current-generation Toyota Prius. However, the five-star safety rating applies to single-cab variants only, which saw the addition of curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag as part of a 2017 upgrade, along with changes to the bonnet and seat designs...

2015-16 Toyota Prius recalled for parking brake fix: 300 vehicles affected

Toyota Australia has issued a recall for 304 of its current-generation 2015 to 2016 model-year Prius vehicles over concerns the parking brake could be faulty. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the affected vehicles are equipped with a foot-operated parking brake that may fail once engaged...

Toyota Corolla, Prius, Prius V, Rukus, Lexus CT200h recalled for fuel-leak fix

Toyota has recalled several models, including one from its premium brand Lexus, over concerns that a fuel leak could pose a fire risk. The recall affects Toyota Corolla, Prius, Prius V, Rukus and Lexus CT200h vehicles built between various dates depending on the model, however all are being recalled for the same fault...

Toyota Prius and Lexus CT 200h recalled for curtain airbag fix

The previous-generation Toyota Prius and closely-related Lexus CT 200h are being recalled over concerns that the inflators of the curtain airbags could enter the vehicle’s cabin. The issue is confirmed to not be related to the huge global Takata airbag recall. Toyota reports that the curtain shield airbag inflators in the roof rails are comprised of two chambers that are welded together...

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid gets solar roof option for Europe, Japan

The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the new Toyota Prius has been launched in Japan with the option of a solar roof which charges the batteries when the car is parked. Dubbed the Prius PHV in its home market and the Prius Prime in the US, Toyota's plug-in hybrid won’t be made available in Australia, with the company's local arm having ruled out PHEVs for the foreseeable future...

Hyundai Ioniq PHEV will go unchallenged in Australia with Prius Prime a no-show

Toyota and Hyundai have become direct rivals in the plug-in hybrid market, with today's New York motor show introduction of the Toyota Prius Prime and Hyundai Ioniq. Both companies hope to secure a larger share of the growing global segment, but what sets the two apart? Like the Toyota Prius, the Hyundai Ioniq is available in both standard hybrid and plug-in hybrid - as well as full-electric, which puts it one-up on the Prius...

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: plug-in hybrid model revealed at New York auto show

The all-new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime brings plug-in power to the petrol-electric small car, with the new, more stylish and more technologically-advanced model debuting at the 2016 New York auto show. Described by the brand as the "most technologically advanced, best-equipped Prius in the model's history", the new plug-in hybrid Prius model sees big improvements over the previous-generation version of the car...

New Toyota Prius concept or variant teased ahead of New York reveal

A new Toyota Prius concept or variant will be revealed at next week's New York auto show, but no-one outside the company is quite sure what it will be. Overnight, Toyota's American arm issued a short statement about the upcoming car. The Japanese automaker says that the Prius concept will feature "stand-out style, intelligent eco-tech" and will be "the next mechanical marvel in the Prius lineup"...