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Restored WRC Toyota Corolla tackles Sydney road rally - video

Remember the WRC Toyota Corolla from the late 1990s? Well, rally fans and the like can watch the old race car compete once more. At a recent round of the Whiteline Tarmac Rally Series in New South Wales, a special example of the old rally car hit Western Sydney Dragway, Eastern Creek, to compete...

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Toyota Corolla GR Sport, Trek revealed
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Toyota Corolla GR Sport, Trek revealed

Toyota Europe has revealed a pair of new Corolla variants for the Geneva motor show, offering two very different flavours depending on buyer preference. First up is the Corolla GR Sport (pictured in silver), which in concept is in a similar vein to the Ford Focus ST-Line – offering sporty looks and equipment without any powertrain upgrades...


Toyota confirms Corolla GRMN, sorta - report
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Toyota confirms Corolla GRMN, sorta - report

Toyota has pretty much confirmed it will produce a proper hot hatch based on the new Corolla, according to a new report out of Europe. Speaking with Dutch publication AutoRai.nl Toyota's deputy chief designer, Toshio Kanei, said a fully-fledged Corolla GRMN is "certainly realistic". "We are already working on that...


Time capsule: The first Toyota
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Time capsule: The first Toyota

It was a simple design, a front-engined, rear-wheel drive, metal-bodied sedan built on a ladder frame chassis. It unashamedly borrowed its design cues from the American-made DeSoto Airflow, right down to the rear suicide doors. Under the bonnet, lurked a 3...


2019 Mazda 3 pricing and specs
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2019 Mazda 3 pricing and specs

Mazda Australia has taken the bold decision to push its new 3 sedan and hatch upmarket, responding to what it calls customer demand for ritzier choices in the small car space. The new-generation model sports slinkier and cleaner design, makes improvements in ride comfort and noise-suppression, and packs a wallop when it comes to standard active safety and high-tech interior features...


Toyota Prius C to be axed in the US
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Toyota Prius C to be axed in the US

Toyota's North American division will cull the little Prius C from its line-up in the coming months, making way for the new-generation Corolla Hybrid to take its place in the range. Speaking with the US's Autoblog, a Toyota spokesperson confirmed the move, adding there's around 700 units left in dealer stock in the US...


2019 Toyota Corolla range review
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2019 Toyota Corolla range review

Believe it or not, I’m pretty excited at the prospect of this 2019 Toyota Corolla range review. Not so long ago, you’d have thought I was mad for making that statement, but stay with me for a minute… The Corolla looks better than it has for a long time, it’s more accomplished than it’s ever been in an engineering sense, and there is more than one engine variant worth considering – one an excellent hybrid drive system...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, James Wong: Toyota Corolla ZR Hybrid
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The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, James Wong: Toyota Corolla ZR Hybrid

My winning pick for 2018 is the new Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Shortly after the all-new model launched locally in August I reviewed the mid-spec SX variant. Why a Corolla? The new-generation model is such a leap forward in so many ways, and personally I believe it’s a genuine top pick in the small-car segment...


2018 Toyota Corolla recalled
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2018 Toyota Corolla recalled

Toyota Australia has issued a recall for the new-generation Corolla hatchback fitted with the 2.0-litre petrol engine over concerns CVT-equipped models could have faulty transmissions. "This recall is due to a problem with the torque converter in the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) assembly," Toyota said in its press release...


2018 Toyota Corolla v Volkswagen Golf comparison
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2018 Toyota Corolla v Volkswagen Golf comparison

The new Toyota Corolla took us aback when it arrived a few months ago. Far from familiar, its maker has driven the market's top-selling passenger car down a bolder path. Its design is edgier, its handling sharper, its safety tech leads the class, and a hybrid drivetrain is available at all specification levels. And it’s more expensive...


2020 Toyota Corolla sedan hybrid revealed, confirmed for Oz
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2020 Toyota Corolla sedan hybrid revealed, confirmed for Oz

Toyota has confirmed the upcoming Corolla sedan will be offered with hybrid power when it arrives in Australia, following the reveal of the petrol-electric sedan at the Los Angeles motor show this week. Scheduled to arrive by mid-2020, the Corolla Hybrid sedan will be one of five new hybrid models set to launch Down Under in the next 18 months, alongside the all-new RAV4 due during the first half of next year...


2018 Los Angeles motor show: What to expect
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2018 Los Angeles motor show: What to expect

Kicking off on November 30, California’s big Los Angeles Auto Show is one of the largest on the calendar for North America, alongside the New York International Auto Show and the biggest, Detroit’s North American International Auto Show. Over 1000 different vehicles are set to be on display during this year's event, including a number of reveals and debuts of all-new and updated models...


2019 Toyota Corolla sedan revealed
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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...


2019 Toyota Corolla sedan front end teased
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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...


2004-2007 Toyota Corolla recalled
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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
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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
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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 Corolla hot hatch is 'inevitable' - report
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Toyota Corolla hot hatch is 'inevitable' - report

A heated-up version of the Toyota Corolla is reportedly in the works as the company seeks to increase its desirability. Sources have told Autocar a hot hatch based on the latest Corolla will "inevitably" be launched. Although there's no official confirmation of such a model, adding a hero model to one of the company's most well-known and best-selling models would certainly fulfil Akio Toyoda's mission to make Toyota "fun to drive, again"...


2019 Toyota Corolla ZR hybrid review
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2019 Toyota Corolla ZR hybrid review

Tech like a Prius, but at a much sharper price and in a much sharper suit. A hybrid might not be the first thing you think of when looking for a small car, but the Corolla hybrid makes a compelling case for itself.


2019 Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 v Mazda 3 comparison
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2019 Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 v Mazda 3 comparison

It’s fair to presume a couple of things when you consider that non-premium small cars are amongst the biggest-selling – make that the biggest-selling – passenger cars out there. And it’s also easy to presume that you don’t get much goodness for your modest spend...