News & ReviewsLast 7 days
Car Advice
2020 Toyota Camry TRD, Avalon TRD unveiled

Most Recent posts

2020 Toyota Camry TRD, Avalon TRD unveiled

The new Toyota Camry TRD and Avalon TRD models have been unveiled ahead of their in-the-flesh debut at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. Both cars are powered by the company's 3.5-litre V6...

Recent Posts
Toyota Yaris GRMN unboxed by James May - video
15
Comments

Toyota Yaris GRMN unboxed by James May - video

The internet is full of 'unboxing' videos where YouTubers unpack new iPhones for their millions of subscribers, but what about products that are a little more out of the box – excuse the pun. In this new clip, former Top Gear host James May unboxes a real-life Toyota Yaris GRMN, the performance version of the Japanese manufacturer's run-of-the-mill light hatch...


2019 Toyota Corolla sedan revealed
90
Comments

2019 Toyota Corolla sedan revealed

Toyota has unveiled the new Corolla Sedan at Auto Guangzhou in China, ahead of its arrival in Australian showrooms "more than a year" later. Underpinned by the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) as the hatchback, the car will be offered with "many of the features and technology of the hatch" launched locally in August...


Suzuki Jimny vs Toyota Prado off-road – video
20
Comments

Suzuki Jimny vs Toyota Prado off-road – video

If you're anything like us, the arrival of a new Suzuki Jimny is exciting news. With a cute, retro face and proper off-road chops, it's the antidote to the average soft-roader. But just how capable is it when the going gets really, really tough? To find out, Autocar put the flyweight Suzuki head-to-head with a proper heavyweight, in the form of the Toyota Prado three-door utility – known as the LandCruiser Utility in the UK...


Toyota Avalon, Camry TRD revealed ahead of LA debut
38
Comments

Toyota Avalon, Camry TRD revealed ahead of LA debut

Toyota USA has given a first look at the new Avalon TRD and Camry TRD on social media, ahead of a full reveal at the Los Angeles motor show later this month. Unveiled as part of a '#TRDtakeover' Facebook video series, the TRD-fettled sedans appear to be more or less styling and suspension packages, including body kits, wings, wheels, and sportier interior trims...


2019 Toyota RAV4: 7 Cool Things!
26
Comments

2019 Toyota RAV4: 7 Cool Things!

Surprise, surprise (or no surprise at all), the new Toyota RAV4 has more than a few cool features going on. The new-gen model will hit Australia in the second quarter of 2019, with a 127kW/203Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine and a more powerful 152kW/243Nm 2.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid version. What do you think of the new model? Get more details here...


2019 Toyota Corolla sedan front end teased
24
Comments

2019 Toyota Corolla sedan front end teased

The North American version of the 12th-generation Toyota Corolla sedan has been teased ahead of its debut on November 15, US time. Again, we've done a little bit of Photoshop work to bring out some of the details initially hidden in the shadows. While the American Corolla sedan will feature the same headlights as the hatch, the rest of the front fascia has been redesigned...


Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia rally team announced
17
Comments

Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia rally team announced

Toyota Australia is throwing its considerable weight behind a factory rally operation, set to run two Yaris AP4 cars in the Australian Rally Championship (ARC). The new team will debut at Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour this weekend, with Harry Bates behind the wheel and John McCarthy in the co-driver's hot seat...


2004-2007 Toyota Corolla recalled
11
Comments

2004-2007 Toyota Corolla recalled

Toyota has recalled the 'ZZE122' Corolla, over concerns about the ECU controlling the airbags. According to the company, affected vehicles could experience electrical shorting in the airbag system, which in turn could damage the circuits in the airbag sensor assembly. If the issue occurs, the airbags could become deactivated or inadvertently deploy, putting occupants at greater risk of injury or posing an accident hazard...


Toyota Corolla, Avensis Takata recall initiated
2
Comments

Toyota Corolla, Avensis Takata recall initiated

Toyota has initiated its recall of the 2001-2007 Corolla (ZZE121,122,123 generations) and the 2001-03 Avensis Verso (ACM20) as part of the ongoing Takata campaign. Initially scheduled for July or December 2019, this notice affects older-generation Corolla and Avensis Verso models produced between October 2001 and January 2007, and relates to 'like for like' passenger airbags installed as part of a previous recall...


2019 Toyota Corolla sedan to be revealed next week
82
Comments

2019 Toyota Corolla sedan to be revealed next week

The Toyota Corolla sedan will be unveiled at the Guangzhou motor show, which kicks off on November 16, China time. As part of the announcement, the company has issued its first teaser of the new model. The traced outline of the sedan doesn't reveal anything new, except for the upward kick of the window line as it approaches the C-pillar...


Toyota Prius all-wheel drive teased
11
Comments

Toyota Prius all-wheel drive teased

Toyota has hinted at the availability of all-wheel drive in its updated 2019 Prius, set to be unveiled later this month at the Los Angeles motor show. In a press release announcing the unveiling, Toyota shows the Prius making its way down a snow-covered road, as well as mentioning its ability to perform "on roads whether snowy or clear"...


Toyota RAV4: Local arm targeting 20 per cent hybrid sales
25
Comments

Toyota RAV4: Local arm targeting 20 per cent hybrid sales

Toyota Australia expects the upcoming RAV4 Hybrid to see similar success to the petrol-electric Corolla and Camry ranges, projecting it'll account for a 20 per cent slice of overall sales. Speaking at the global launch drive of the all-new RAV4 in California, Sean Hanley, Toyota's local vice president for sales and marketing, said the local division expects hybrid models to account for one in every five RAV4s sold in Australia...


Toyota Australia: People don't want plug-in hybrids
76
Comments

Toyota Australia: People don't want plug-in hybrids

Toyota Australia is in no hurry to bring plug-in hybrid vehicles Down Under, arguing punters want the "normality" offered by its current approach to electrification. As announced last week, the brand will expand its current hybrid range from five to 10 vehicles by 2020 in Australia, as it looks to capitalise on the momentum created by the strong-selling Corolla and Camry hybrids...


2019 Toyota RAV4: Australian details revealed
157
Comments

2019 Toyota RAV4: Australian details revealed

Toyota Australia has confirmed powertrain specifications for the 2019 RAV4, ahead of the all-new SUV's arrival in the second quarter of 2019. As we confirmed in July, the RAV4 will become the first Toyota SUV offered with a hybrid powertrain Down Under. Three engines will be offered, starting with a 2...


Toyota HiLux GR Sport revealed in São Paulo
22
Comments

Toyota HiLux GR Sport revealed in São Paulo

Toyota has used the São Paulo motor show in Brazil to reveal the HiLux GR Sport, a sport-themed version of its top-selling ute featuring various enhancements from the company's Gazoo Racing performance division. Before you ask, it's not a Ranger Raptor rival. The HiLux GR Sport is more or less a visual and equipment package rather than a standalone performance variant – much like the dark-themed Rogue available locally...


2012-13 Toyota 86 recalled
19
Comments

2012-13 Toyota 86 recalled

Toyota Australia has issued a recall notice for the 2012-13 86, over concerns about the valve springs in their engines. The campaign is the same one we reported on the Subaru BRZ, Impreza, Forester and XV this morning. The issue could make the valve springs crack, resulting in a sudden power loss while driving and a risk of the vehicle not restarting...


Toyota USA could dump unloved models - report
14
Comments

Toyota USA could dump unloved models - report

Toyota North America could streamline its line-up due to 'plateauing demand', according to a new report. Industry journal Automotive News spoke with the company's regional CEO, Jim Lentz, who said the Japanese brand is "taking a hard look" at all model lines and segments to ensure its offerings "have strategic value"...


Toyota Japan to start subscription service, Cadillac suspends its program
11
Comments

Toyota Japan to start subscription service, Cadillac suspends its program

Toyota has announced it will start a subscription service for Japan in 2019, a day after Cadillac confirmed it's suspending the Book by Cadillac service in the USA. Details about the Toyota's new Kinto subscription service are a bit vague right now, with the company still working through its operational details...


Toyota Mirai trials set for Hobson's Bay
22
Comments

Toyota Mirai trials set for Hobson's Bay

Hobson's Bay has announced a 12-week trial of the Toyota Mirai, with three hydrogen fuel-cell sedans bound for the beachside city council's fleet. The trial, which starts today, will put the fuel-cell sedan in the hands of council members on regular day-to-day duties...