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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 Rukus axed from Australian line-up

The Toyota Rukus has been axed from the local line-up on the back of dwindling demand for the boxy small car. Toyota Australia product public relations manager Steve Coughlan confirmed the decision had been made “in line with customer demand … to cease Australian production of the model next month”...

Toyota Rukus sibling to get the axe in US

North American Toyota sub-brand Scion is set to axe its iconic boxy compact, the Scion xB, sold in Australia as the Toyota Rukus. Scion launched in 2003 with the aim of directly engaging Gen-Y consumers through trendy, edgy advertising and quirky cars like the xB, but after a nine-month brand review Toyota has decided to shift the goal posts… slightly...

Hyundai Accent, Lexus CT 200h, Toyota Rukus, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60 awarded five-star ANCAP safety rating

The Hyundai Accent, Toyota Rukus, Lexus CT 200h, Peugeot 508 and the Volvo V60 have all been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). ANCAP Chair, Lauchlan McIntosh, said it was encouraging to see five-star result becoming the norm for vehicles sold in Australia...

2011 Toyota Rukus Halo limited edition on sale in Australia

Toyota Australia has launched the 2011 Toyota Rukus Halo Limited Edition, with a bright new paint colour and a range of extra features. Based on the entry-level Rukus Build 1 model, the Halo is finished in unique Voodoo Blue paint. The blue theme extends to the front and rear footwell lighting and highlights in the grey interior upholstery...

Toyota Rukus attracts younger buyers

Update: Toyota Rukus Review. Recent sales data has found the new Toyota Rukus is bought predominately by 20 to 30 year-olds. Showroom figures found 55 percent of all Rukus buyers were aged between 20 and 40. This is interesting when you take into account the Toyota brand usually sells to older buyers...

Toyota Rukus revealed in New York, arrives June 1

Update: Toyota Rukus Review. Toyota has officially unveiled its final version of the Scion xB-based urban utility vehicle at the New York auto show, which will go on sale here from June 1 as the Toyota Rukus. Stepping out of its comfort zone, the Toyota Rukus is aimed at 'young, urban trend-setters' - many of whom have previously never owned a Toyota...

Toyota Rukus US doppelganger restyled for 2011

Update: Toyota Rukus Review. Toyota Rukus Review While the Scion brand may be little known here in Australia, the debut of its restyled Scion xB for 2011 is newsworthy as the latest model to be slotted into the local Toyota line-up. The updated model will be rebadged as the Toyota Rukus here in Australia and features slightly redesigned headlamps, a honeycomb grille and larger outer vents on the bumper over its predecessor...

2010 Toyota Rukus urban utility vehicle announced for Australia

Toyota Rukus Review Toyota Australia has announced the addition of an all-new model into its local line-up to be known as Rukus, which will arrive before the middle of the year. Based on Toyota's overseas offerings from the Scion stable, the Toyota Rukus will be an urban utility vehicle which boasts aggressive and dynamic styling...