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Toyota Corolla, Yaris, Avensis Verso added to Takata airbag recall: 179,000 vehicles affected

Toyota Australia has recalled 179,710 vehicles from its Corolla, Yaris and Avensis Verso lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Affected vehicles were built between March 2007 and December 2011. For this latest recall, the front passenger airbag in the affected vehicles may be susceptible to moisture intrusion over time...

Toyota Yaris hot hatch is coming

It wouldn't make sense to have a Toyota Yaris WRC car without a go-fast version of the hatchback that buyers could take home, according to the man responsible for sports cars for the Japanese company...

Tommi Makinen to lead Toyota Yaris WRC team in 2017

Rally legend Tommi Makinen will lead Toyota Gazoo Racing’s charge into the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2017, the outfit has confirmed today. Makinen will be joined by Toyota president Akio Toyoda, noted motoring enthusiast and the driving force behind the launch of the 86 sports car, as team chairman...

What is the best first car for a new driver?

While CarAdvice specialises in reviews and comparisons of cars in all price brackets, it's often important to consider the perfect first car for somebody new to driving. CarAdvice reader Emily e-mailed us wanting to know what car she should buy as a first car. Q: What is the ideal car for someone just getting onto the road? I'm looking for an automatic car under $20,000 that is small to midsize...

Will a hybrid car save me money in the long run?

When you think hybrid, you think fuel lefficiency and green motoring. But, hybrid vehicles often cost more from the outset to purchase. Is the extra cost going to save you money in the long run? That's the question CarAdvice reader Esther wanted an answer to. Q: Which car would save me more money in the long run? A Toyota Yaris ZR or a Toyota Prius C i-Tech...

Toyota Yaris DUB Edition, Sienna:Remix, Baja 1000 support trucks heading to SEMA

Toyota will be bringing six new modified vehicles to this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas, including a wide-body Yaris, DJ-friendly Sienna and three support trucks for the Baja 1000. DUB Magazine has waved its wand over both the five-door Yaris hatchback and the Sienna people minivan. The key visual ingredients for both these cars are lowered suspension and significantly flared wheelarches housing thick tyres...

2015 Toyota Yaris pricing and specifications

A big boost in standard equipment, a number of mechanical revisions and a fresh look headline the upgrades to the 2015 Toyota Yaris hatch. On sale from today, the heavily updated Yaris hatch is available exclusively as a five-door model in three new trim levels: Ascent (manual $15,690, auto $17,290), SX (manual $17,790, auto $19,390) and auto-only ZR ($22,690)...

Toyota Yaris: new images and details revealed

Fresh images and details of the upgraded Toyota Yaris have been released ahead of its Australian introduction in September. The images reveal the European Toyota Yaris range and provide the first look at the city-sized hatchback’s updated rear and interior styling. New at the rear are revised tail-lights with stylised LED lamps and a reshaped bumper with a thin black lower diffuser insert...

Toyota Yaris facelift revealed : Three-door hatch dropped for revised range due in September

The new-look Toyota Yaris hatchback has been revealed ahead of its local launch in September. The facelifted model adopts an aggressive appearance with an X-style motif similar to that seen on the brand's Aygo city car. New headlights and the heavily revamped front bumper give the Yaris a sportier, more eye-catching stance than the current model (pictured below), which still looks more modern and contemporary than some of its rivals...

Toyota recalls more than six million vehicles worldwide

Toyota has recalled more than six million vehicles around the world, including almost 300,000 in Australia, to fix five different issues affecting 27 models. Said to impact 6.76 million vehicles globally – including the Pontiac Vibe and Subaru Trezia – Toyota said in a statement that taking duplicate recalls into consideration, the total recall figure is closer to 6...

Toyota Yaris facelift leaked

Images of the facelifted Toyota Yaris have leaked online, revealing the fresh styling of the brand’s updated city car. The images – reportedly scanned from a Japanese brochure and published on an Italian automotive blog – show the revised Yaris hatchback (badged ‘Vitz’ in some overseas markets) with a new front bumper with a larger trapezoidal lower intake reminiscent of that of the Corolla hatch...