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Sorry kids, Toyota says there won’t be a GR Yaris Cross – even though it looks good to go

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Sorry kids, Toyota says there won’t be a GR Yaris Cross – even though it looks good to go

The Toyota Yaris Cross city SUV looks ready for anything, with its high-riding stance and nimble appearance. Yes, we know this image above is an artist impression of what a possible tie-up with Subaru could look like...

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Toyota Australia smashes records for hybrid sales – again
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Toyota Australia smashes records for hybrid sales – again

Toyota continues to smash its own record for hybrid car sales in Australia, with more than one in every five vehicles it has sold so far this year driven by petrol-electric power. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid topped the monthly sales charts for the first time in Australian automotive history, in August 2020...


Toyota says Yaris customers have accepted $9000 price rise, model won’t be axed
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Toyota says Yaris customers have accepted $9000 price rise, model won’t be axed

Toyota Australia says Yaris customers have come to terms with a $9000 price rise for the brand’s cheapest model – and insists the city hatchback is not at risk of being axed even though the Toyota Yaris Cross SUV is forecast to outsell it. The starting price for the first new Toyota Yaris in almost a decade increased by a staggering $9000 when it went on sale last month and now costs from about $25,500 drive-away...


Toyota GR Yaris hits the brakes after $5000 price rise, and there could be another increase coming
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Toyota GR Yaris hits the brakes after $5000 price rise, and there could be another increase coming

Orders for the 2021 Toyota GR Yaris have slowed dramatically since the price increased by $5000, from $39,950 to $44,950 drive-away. The first 1000 examples of the 2021 Toyota GR Yaris hot hatch sold out within a week of going on sale at an introductory price of $39,950 drive-away.  However, Toyota has sold only sold about 50 examples in the month since the price rose to $44,950 drive-away...


Takata airbag recall to be extended if all cars aren’t found by December deadline
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Takata airbag recall to be extended if all cars aren’t found by December deadline

The automotive industry has vowed to continue replacing potentially deadly Takata airbags beyond the 31 December 2020 deadline if all 3.9 million devices across Australia are not replaced or accounted for. While the car industry says it is striving to replace or account for all airbags by the deadline imposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), it “won’t turn anyone away” beyond that date...


More than 90,000 ‘ticking time bombs’ on Australian roads as Takata deadline looms
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More than 90,000 ‘ticking time bombs’ on Australian roads as Takata deadline looms

The car industry is in a race against time to replace 107,000 potentially deadly Takata airbags in the remaining 90,000 cars on Australian roads with a “ticking time bomb”. Motorists who refuse to take their car in to get fixed face possible registration cancellation – and car companies are up for massive fines if they can't account for all vehicles...


News recap: best stories from the week that was ICYMI
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News recap: best stories from the week that was ICYMI

You know you’re rich – or in an industry with, er, fast-moving cashflow – when you can torch a $400,000 Mercedes as a publicity stunt. We don’t know the full story, other than this Russian customer wasn’t entirely happy with his car. It’s real, and there’s video to prove it. We started watching it with our hands over our eyes once he started pouring petrol into and over the car...


Toyota says sales are recovering after being held back by stock shortages, predicts 2020 will hit 17-year low
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Toyota says sales are recovering after being held back by stock shortages, predicts 2020 will hit 17-year low

Market leader Toyota says new-car sales are recovering quicker than the industry had forecast during the grip of the coronavirus crisis – and dealers are taking orders for more cars than they can deliver, due to severe stock shortages. Analysis by Toyota – which has been market leader in Australia since 2003 – predicts the sales tally for 2020 will fall to its lowest level in 17 years...


The Isuzu MU-X tech coming to the Isuzu D-Max
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The Isuzu MU-X tech coming to the Isuzu D-Max

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max ute has only just gone on sale in Australia, but there are already some clear signs of the extra technology coming to next model update. The new-generation Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive wagon – which was unveiled in Thailand today ahead of its Australian showroom arrival this time next year – had a host of extra features likely to make it onto future editions of the Isuzu D-Max ute...


2021 Isuzu MU-X revealed, due in Australia next year
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2021 Isuzu MU-X revealed, due in Australia next year

The covers have come off the 2021 Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive at a gala preview event in Thailand this afternoon, ahead of its Australian showroom arrival next year. As night follows day, the 2021 Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive wagon has been unveiled about 12 months after the new-generation Isuzu D-Max ute, with which it shares the majority of its underpinnings...


2021 Toyota Yaris Cross price and specs: $26,990 to $37,990 plus on-road costs
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2021 Toyota Yaris Cross price and specs: $26,990 to $37,990 plus on-road costs

The Toyota Yaris Cross  – the Japanese brand’s first pint-size SUV – will cost big bucks when it arrives in local showrooms from next month. Pricing announced today confirms the Toyota Yaris Cross will be available with a choice of petrol or hybrid power, in two-wheel-drive and electric all-wheel-drive...


Audi reaffirms its commitment to all-wheel-drive in the electric-car era
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Audi reaffirms its commitment to all-wheel-drive in the electric-car era

German car maker Audi has reaffirmed its commitment to all-wheel-drive, even as it pivots with the rest of the car industry to electric power. As Audi celebrates the 40th anniversary of its all-wheel-drive “quattro” system, the company says it is well progressed with plans to evolve the technology and apply it to pure electric cars...


Takata seatbelt warning: Is the automotive world on the brink of another global recall crisis?
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Takata seatbelt warning: Is the automotive world on the brink of another global recall crisis?

The automotive world could be on the brink of another global recall crisis. Takata, the same company responsible for producing potentially deadly airbags in more than 100 million cars, may have also lied about the strength and safety of its seatbelts...


2021 Mitsubishi Triton GSR review
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2021 Mitsubishi Triton GSR review

The Mitsubishi Triton has a new flagship in the range, with three versions of the GSR replacing the GLS Premium.

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New Zealand Prime Minister adds to her electric-car fleet
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New Zealand Prime Minister adds to her electric-car fleet

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to switch to electric power for her ministerial car, from a BMW 7 Series diesel to an Audi e-Tron. While the NZ government is about to take delivery of three Audi e-Trons for high-ranking politicians and VIP guests, two are expected to be based in the capital Wellington (in the far south of the North Island) – and at least one example is planned to be assigned to Auckland (650km away, in the far north) at Ms Ardern’s home alongside her personal vehicle, a Hyundai Ioniq electric car...