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2018 Toyota Prado GXL review

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2018 Toyota Prado GXL review

The Prado GXL has always been the pick of the range, and in 2018 it still represents excellent, hard-to-argue buying for the family needing a large SUV.

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Toyota design chief: ‘We are okay with polarising now’
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Toyota design chief: ‘We are okay with polarising now’

Toyota’s new design language is finally flourishing on its latest models – including the Camry and Corolla – as the Japanese giant moves further away from its consensus-driven design methodology into a new era of risk-taking. Speaking to Australian media in Sydney last week, Kevin Hunter, president of Toyota's Calty design studios in California and Michigan, said the company is now okay with designing cars that don’t have universal appeal...


Honda, Nissan, Toyota team up to develop solid-state batteries
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Honda, Nissan, Toyota team up to develop solid-state batteries

The Japanese government, battery makers and three key automakers (Honda, Nissan and Toyota) have joined forces to develop solid-state lithium-ion batteries. According to the Nikkei Asian Review collaborative work begins this month with research being spearheaded by the Consortium for Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Evaluation Center (Libtec)...


2019 Toyota Corolla review: First drive
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2019 Toyota Corolla review: First drive

Alborz jets to the US to drive the new-generation Toyota Corolla.    ...


Poll: HiLux Rugged X rolls Colorado SportsCat
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Poll: HiLux Rugged X rolls Colorado SportsCat

The new Toyota HiLux Rugged X has taken down the Holden Colorado SportsCat by HSV in our latest poll, winning 63 per cent of the public vote. One of three new locally-developed, rough-and-tumble special edition utes from Toyota Australia, the Rugged X is based on the existing SR5. It gets a winch-compatible steel front bar, an LED light bar, a fresh grille and a new tub...


2019 Toyota Corolla: Australian details
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2019 Toyota Corolla: Australian details

Initial local details for the all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla range have been revealed this week, ahead of a local launch in August. For our market, the Corolla will be offered with two powertrains – one petrol, one petrol-electric hybrid – along with two transmissions. The new 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine develops 125kW of power and 200Nm of torque, representing an increase of 21...


2019 Toyota Supra spied with production alloy wheels
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2019 Toyota Supra spied with production alloy wheels

Another day, another set of Toyota Supra spy photos. This time around, the company's range-topping sports car has been spied with almost completely undisguised versions of its production wheels. We can now see the two-tone design of the Supra's rims, with the only part obscured being the Toyota badge in the middle...


2019 Toyota Corolla review
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2019 Toyota Corolla review

The best Corolla ever made is going to cause a lot of headaches for the competition.


2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged, Rugged X and Rogue review
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2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged, Rugged X and Rogue review

Paul Maric has just spent the best part of two days testing Toyota's all-new models aimed at the buyer wanting more features and more off-road ability from their dual-cab ute. The Toyota HiLux Rogue, HiLux Rugged and HiLux Rugged X kicked off as an idea among Toyota Australia's executive team in 2015, just before the current-generation HiLux was released...


2018 Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X review
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2018 Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X review

Nobody would have thought five years ago that the two best-selling cars in Australia would be dual-cab utes. But, they are, and dual-cab utes are going gangbusters with manufacturers keen to capitalise on sales at an all-time high. We've just spent the best part of two days testing Toyota's all-new models aimed at the buyer wanting more features and more off-road ability from their dual-cab ute...


Toyota expands Takata recall
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Toyota expands Takata recall

Toyota Australia has issued a notice for previous-generation 2013 Corolla, Rukus and Yaris models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. Affected vehicles are fitted with potentially-deadly passenger airbags, which are susceptible to moisture intrusion over time – this is an extension of the recall issued this time last year, where 111,214 Corolla, Rukus and Yaris units were affected...


What makes Toyota's legendary 2JZ so good?
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What makes Toyota's legendary 2JZ so good?

Toyota’s seemingly bulletproof 2JZ engine is perhaps the cornerstone of the legendary Supra’s appeal. While the car certainly had beautiful, timeless styling and the type of fit and finish found in cars well above its price point, the engine has always been the biggest draw...


2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged, Rugged X and Rogue - image gallery
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2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged, Rugged X and Rogue - image gallery

Toyota today took the wraps off the 2018 HiLux Rugged, Rugged X and Rogue, all of which go on sale in late April. With a starting price of $54,990 before on-road costs, the three models will offer buyers off-road oriented vehicles covered by factory warranty. You can read our full pricing and specifications article here...


2018 Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X pricing and specifications
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2018 Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X pricing and specifications

Pricing and specifications have been announced for Toyota's all-new HiLux variants, the Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X. Toyota insists these new models are not just accessory packs, but fully fledged and engineered new models. With customers spending an average of $2000 accessorising their new HiLux, the company thinks it has hit the sweet spot when it comes to meeting a range of needs...


Toyota: Supra "not just about sales"
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Toyota: Supra "not just about sales"

Toyota Australia says that the upcoming Supra sports car’s role is far more significant than just sales, rather helping further raise brand perception and lead the way for a potential range of sportier variants across the brand’s other models...


Toyota Corolla: ‘Gazoo Racing’ hot hatch on the cards
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Toyota Corolla: ‘Gazoo Racing’ hot hatch on the cards

Featuring a sporty look and improved dynamic capabilities in base form, it appears a more powerful version of the new-generation Toyota Corolla could be on the cards. The Corolla now offers a multi-link rear suspension and a 60 percent more rigid chassis than the car it replaces, thanks largely to the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which is also the foundation of the Prius, Camry and C-HR...


Toyota Kluger recalled for brake fix
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Toyota Kluger recalled for brake fix

Toyota Australia has recalled a handful of Kluger SUVs, over concerns the vacuum pump for the brake booster could fail. According to the company, a lubrication passage inside the vacuum pump could have been compromised during manufacture. That could cause an internal failure of the pump...


Toyota LandCruiser Utility Commercial revealed for the UK
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Toyota LandCruiser Utility Commercial revealed for the UK

The Toyota LandCruiser Utility Commercial has been revealed for the UK market, blending the off-road ability of the Prado with the load-lugging practicality of a commercial van. Offered in both three-door and five-door bodies (pictured), the LandCruiser Utility Commercial is a two-seater with a rubber-lined cargo area combined with a bulkhead and mesh hatch to offer a "robust solution to your transportation needs"...


Toyota Prius ‘could play a very different role’ for brand
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Toyota Prius ‘could play a very different role’ for brand

The Prius is likely to be heavily revitalised in the coming years, as Toyota seeks to refocus the car as a technology leader having set the agenda for hybrid cars with the first-generation model...


Toyota Australia had significant voice in new Corolla development
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Toyota Australia had significant voice in new Corolla development

Toyota Australia claims it had a significant voice in the engineering and product planning for the new Corolla, thanks largely to its popularity Down Under. The Corolla remains the world’s best-selling car, with about 45 million sales to date. Of that figure, Australia has accounted for 1.4 million – around one of every five Toyotas sold locally...