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Poll: 2018 Toyota C-HR pips Kona in a photo finish

Toyota's edgy C-HR crossover has beaten the Hyundai Kona by the barest of margins in our latest poll, winning 50.3 per cent of the 1200 votes recorded. If this was politics, the Hyundai would be demanding a re-count..

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Poll: 2018 Toyota HiLux facelift is on the money
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Poll: 2018 Toyota HiLux facelift is on the money

The fresh-faced 2018 Toyota HiLux SR and SR5 represent an improvement over the cars they replace, according to our latest Facebook poll. A handy 59 per cent of respondents favoured the new look, which has been inspired by the Rogue and Rugged special editions launched earlier this year. Along with its fresh face, the HiLux has gained a manual DPF regeneration switch for the second half of the year...


The Cars of Fuji Speedway
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The Cars of Fuji Speedway

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. We are privileged to travel around the world for our job, visiting cities, countries and far-flung corners we might otherwise never see in our lives...


2018 Toyota C-HR v 1988 Toyota Corolla SR5 4WD Wagon comparison
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2018 Toyota C-HR v 1988 Toyota Corolla SR5 4WD Wagon comparison

Over time, we have forgotten the meaning of what an SUV is. Look up your average dictionary and it will tell you it’s a "rugged vehicle with a truck-like chassis and four-wheel drive, designed for occasional off-road use". Now put that description to the likes of the Suzuki Ignis, Mazda CX-3 or Nissan Juke...


2019 Mazda CX-3 launches in Japan with new 1.8L diesel
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2019 Mazda CX-3 launches in Japan with new 1.8L diesel

The facelifted 2019 Mazda CX-3 range has launched in the company's home market of Japan, hinting at what's to expect from the updated crossover when it arrives in Australian showrooms later this year. Headlining the upgrades are a new 1.8-litre turbo diesel, new active safety equipment, and more upmarket trimmings and finishes throughout the cabin...


2020 Toyota C-HR EV announced for China
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2020 Toyota C-HR EV announced for China

Toyota has confirmed it will launch an electric C-HR in the Chinese market in 2020 at the Beijing motor show. As reported by Autocar, the Japanese manufacturer announced three new electrified models it will be bringing to China in the coming years, including plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions of the Corolla and Levin sedans due next year, in addition to the all-electric C-HR...


CarAdvice podcast 99: An insight into car wrapping
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CarAdvice podcast 99: An insight into car wrapping

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are in the studio. In car news, pricing and specs have been released for the Kia Picanto GT-Line and the Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X. The Volkswagen Amarok is capable of 200kW thanks to a new V6, the BMW M2 Competition has been revealed, and the ACT Government will lease only zero-emission cars by 2021...


Time Machine Tuesday: February 27, 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: February 27, 2018

People often say "don't forget where you came from". Although we're focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here's a look at what happened on February 27 over the past few years. Warning: may contain traces of Volkswagen Group...


2018 Toyota C-HR review
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2018 Toyota C-HR review

If you don’t need family-style practicality and don’t mind shifting gears yourself, the manual version of Toyota’s stylish C-HR is a fun and affordable compact SUV.


2016-17 Toyota C-HR, Tarago recalled
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2016-17 Toyota C-HR, Tarago recalled

Toyota Australia has issued separate recall notices for the C-HR and Tarago, for faults with the electric parking brake and seatbelt anchorage bolt respectively. According to the company, the process for installing the reversing camera on local Taragos involves the removal and re-installation of anchor bolts for the left-side seatbelts...


Toyota C-HR R-Tuned eyeing Nurburgring record
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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned eyeing Nurburgring record

Toyota bucked the trend at SEMA this year. Rather than limiting itself a handful of very pretty, mildly tweaked versions of its core range, it took a base C-HR and turned it into a fire-breathing monster. The C-HR R-Tuned has a 447kW 2AZ-4FE engine shoehorned under the bonnet...


Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: 447kW racer headlines stand at SEMA
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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: 447kW racer headlines stand at SEMA

Toyota has turned the C-HR into a turbocharged, 447kW monster for SEMA in Las Vegas. Along with the fire-breathing compact SUV, the Japanese manufacturer leaned on its NASCAR driver lineup to create a range of modified Camrys. The headline Toyota is undoubtedly the C-HR R-Tuned, designed to see how far the base package could be developed as a track car...


2018 Hyundai Kona Highlander AWD v Toyota C-HR Koba AWD comparison
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2018 Hyundai Kona Highlander AWD v Toyota C-HR Koba AWD comparison

Despite making a fashionably late arrival to the small crossover market, the 2018 Hyundai Kona has certainly made a grand entrance on appearances alone. Funky? You bet. Even against the hot sellers and mover’n’shakers – CX-3, ASX, XV, HR-V – largely responsible for skyrocketing the popularity of form and fashion over pure family-friendly functionality, the Kona appears, literally, to lob into trendy leading edge of style...


Toyota not fearful of sales hurt in shift to import business
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Toyota not fearful of sales hurt in shift to import business

The end of Australian vehicle production has seen Toyota transform into an import-only brand, along with fellow former manufacturers Holden and Ford Australia. It remains to be seen what impact the end of local manufacturing will have on Holden's sales, but it's almost one year since Ford closed the doors on its manufacturing program and the company's sales are relatively steady at 60,465 year-to-date (down from 61,406)...


2018 Renault Captur Intens review
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2018 Renault Captur Intens review

The updated Renault Captur is still a looker, and is cheaper to own and run than you might imagine. The flagship Zen is an interesting Hyundai Kona/Toyota C-HR/Mazda CX-3 rival.


2018 Hyundai Kona review
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2018 Hyundai Kona review

The Hyundai Kona small crossover is the first truly adventurous design from the brand since the Veloster. Under the body lies a pretty competent car that'll take sales away from the Mazda CX-3 and co. Deservedly so.


Toyota C-HR Hy-Power revealed: "Higher-performance" hybrids coming
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Toyota C-HR Hy-Power revealed: "Higher-performance" hybrids coming

There is a distinction between "high-performance" and "higher-performance", the latter meaning more than current, but not so much as to be considered exceptional. That's where the Toyota C-HR Hy-Power concept comes into the picture, described as a preview of the Japanese car maker's plans for a more sporting extension of its growing hybrid family...


Toyota C-HR 'Hy-Power' concept teased ahead of Frankfurt reveal
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Toyota C-HR 'Hy-Power' concept teased ahead of Frankfurt reveal

Toyota has teased the C-HR Hy-Power concept ahead of its reveal at the Frankfurt motor show next week. A single image released by the Japanese manufacturer shows a partial shot of the front of the car, which very closely resembles the production model. The company has labelled it as a "design study", and the vehicle has been created by Toyota's European Design Centre...


The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres
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The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


$30k Family car comparison
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$30k Family car comparison

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...