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How do you capture the essence of a city or town? What makes a particular place hum, sing and buzz? Is it the people? The culture? The architecture? Food? It is, of course, all of these things. And more. For us at CarAdvice, it is, unsurprisingly, also the cars...

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Ford F-150, Toyota Corolla lead global sales during first half of 2018
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Ford F-150, Toyota Corolla lead global sales during first half of 2018

JATO Dynamics says global car sales totalled 44 million during the first six months of 2018, up 3.6 per cent on the same time last year, with SUV sales up 14 per cent to at least 14.95 million units. Analysts from the firm crunched the numbers from 57 markets, including 29 countries in Europe, China, the USA, Canada, Russia, Japan, South Korea, India, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific...


Toyota: Hybrids finally thriving in Australia
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Toyota: Hybrids finally thriving in Australia

After more than a decade in the trenches, Toyota Australia is getting cut-through with its hybrid cars, which run on petrol power but use a small battery and electric motor to reduce fuel consumption. The company launched the niche, first-generation Prius in 2001. Though it was narrowly beaten to launch by Honda and its Insight, the company has since been the market leader alongside its premium Lexus subsidiary...


2019 Toyota Corolla review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2019 Toyota Corolla review

The new Toyota Corolla should remain the market’s most popular passenger car, but it doesn’t follow the established script. Perfect? Not quite. But we admire the boldness.


Toyota Australia to "make a stand" on CO2 emissions, calls for tighter regulations
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Toyota Australia to "make a stand" on CO2 emissions, calls for tighter regulations

Toyota says that it has a “responsibility to make a stand” as Australia’s market leader and drastically cut the CO2 emissions of its local vehicle range — with or without the sort of government-enforced regulations already entrenched in Europe, the US and much of Asia...


2019 Toyota Corolla pricing and specs
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2019 Toyota Corolla pricing and specs

Toyota fully expects the new-generation Corolla – launching in hatchback form this week – to keep the Hyundai i30 and Mazda 3 at bay, and remain Australia’s number one passenger car. When we say ‘new’, we really mean it. The MY19 Corolla sits on a version of Toyota’s TNGA modular architecture like the C-HR and Prius, has completely new exterior and interior designs, different engines, improved infotainment and “class-leading” safety...


Project WTF-2J. Episode 1: Building a 10 second Supra project car.
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Project WTF-2J. Episode 1: Building a 10 second Supra project car.

To say we wouldn't be where we are today without certain cars would be a lie, the Toyota Supra being no exception. Back in 2009 StreetFX sold its old 1996 Supra to move on to bigger and better things, although the bug of the Supra lay in wait at the back of my head for many years after...


2019 Toyota Auris wagon spied
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2019 Toyota Auris wagon spied

The new-generation Toyota Auris wagon has been spied by photographers during development testing, ahead of a potential reveal later this year. Based on the European version of the Corolla, known there as the Auris, the wagon looks very much like a stretched version of the hatchback. The current version is officially dubbed the 'Auris Touring Sports'...


2018 Toyota HiLux SR, SR5 facelift uncovered
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2018 Toyota HiLux SR, SR5 facelift uncovered

The Toyota HiLux is set for a makeover, with SR and SR5 variants undergoing a design improvement as part of a recent technology change. The new front-end is limited to SR and SR5 models in 4x2 and 4x4 hi-rider guise, taking on a very similar look to the recently-announced Rogue special-edition. There are also hints of Rugged and Rugged X in the new look...


Toyota sells its stake in Isuzu
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Toyota sells its stake in Isuzu

Toyota and Isuzu agreed to work together on diesel engine development in 2006, as well as explore other collaborative projects. As part of the agreement Toyota purchased 50 million shares in Isuzu, equating at the time to about 5.9 per cent of the automaker's stock...


Three-year warranty holdouts unmoved by Mazda extension
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Three-year warranty holdouts unmoved by Mazda extension

With its decision to move to a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Mazda has narrowed the pool of 'mainstream' manufacturers offering three years of coverage to just four: Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. We've made clear the CarAdvice position on warranty in the past, but here's a quick recap from Alborz's opinion piece on the issue: It’s time we start asking car companies to up their written warranties...


Toyota Project Portal Beta fuel-cell truck unveiled
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Toyota Project Portal Beta fuel-cell truck unveiled

Toyota has unveiled its second hydrogen fuel-cell Class 8 heavy-duty truck at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan. The new truck is dubbed Beta, and is part of its Project Portal program. Like the original Alpha truck, the new Beta model uses two "off-the-lot" Mirai drivetrains running in series, hooked up to a 12kWh lithium-ion battery...


2018 Toyota Camry SL Hybrid review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2018 Toyota Camry SL Hybrid review

The imported Toyota Camry SL Hybrid is actually – shock, horror – a desirable offering that is far more than a mere sensible choice. Who'd have thought we'd ever see the day?

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Toyota HiLux, Landcruiser Prado gain diesel particulate filter regeneration switch - UPDATE
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Toyota HiLux, Landcruiser Prado gain diesel particulate filter regeneration switch - UPDATE

UPDATE: The Toyota Fortuner will also get the DPF regeneration switch as part of the August tech change. Toyota will shortly announce the addition of a diesel particular filter (DPF) regeneration switch for the Landcruiser Prado and HiLux, as part of a rolling technical change on both models...


2018 Toyota Yaris GRMN review

2018 Toyota Yaris GRMN review

Toyota’s GRMN sub-brand of performance cars is off to a promising start – it's just too bad we won't see this one in Australia.


Toyota Prado VX, GXL, Kakadu gain new, no-cost tailgate option
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Toyota Prado VX, GXL, Kakadu gain new, no-cost tailgate option

Toyota is about to announce the addition of a split tailgate with top-hinged glass as a no-cost option for the updated Landcruiser Prado, CarAdvice can exclusively reveal. Unlike previous Prado generations where the flat, split tailgate has been limited to top-spec Altitude models, the model-year update will make it available on the GXL, VX and Kakadu...


2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition revealed for the US
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2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition revealed for the US

Toyota USA has detailed the 2019 86 line-up, headlined by a new TRD Special Edition that brings a unique look and model-specific upgrades to the company's little sports car. Dubbed the "ultimate performance" 86, the TRD Special Edition gets numerous cosmetic and mechanical upgrades, including Brembo brakes, a TRD exhaust system, Sachs dampers, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres...


2019 Toyota Supra is as rigid as an LFA - Tetsuya Tada
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2019 Toyota Supra is as rigid as an LFA - Tetsuya Tada

Toyota's chief engineer, Tetsuya Tada, has touted the capabilities of the upcoming Supra sports car, six years after he started the project. During a company-produced interview for Toyota's UK blog, Tada reiterated how big of a deal the new 'A90' Supra is for the Japanese brand, while also hinting at what to expect...


Toyota Supra: Five generations gather in the UK - video
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Toyota Supra: Five generations gather in the UK - video

Family reunions aren't always the most looked-forward to events on the calendar, but for owners of previous iterations of the Toyota Supra, the opportunity to bring five generations of the nameplate together would be irresistible. Toyota UK published a short video this week, briefly documenting the special event it held to present the new 'A90' Supra prototype to Supra owners and enthusiasts...


2019 Toyota Supra, BMW Z4 to offer four-cylinder engine
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2019 Toyota Supra, BMW Z4 to offer four-cylinder engine

It's official: the new fifth-generation Toyota Supra and third-generation BMW Z4 will be powered by both four- and six-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines. Road & Track has uncovered documentation from transmission maker ZF detailing the drivetrain choices of both the new Supra and its twin-under-the-skin BMW Z4...