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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"...

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Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept could spawn Urus rival - report

Lexus could be working on a new flagship crossover to take on the likes of the Lamborghini Urus, according to a new report from Japan. Spyder7 reckons the luxury brand is looking into a high-performance crossover, which could be revealed in production form as early as 2020 before going on sale the following year...


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...


Toyota Europe adopts Corolla nameplate for 2019
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Toyota Europe adopts Corolla nameplate for 2019

Toyota Europe has announced it will be adopting the Corolla nameplate for its small hatchback, sedan and wagon range in 2019, dropping the long-running Auris badge it has used for some time. All three versions of the European Corolla will be based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) component set, replacing the separate platforms of each respective body style currently...


2019 Toyota Corolla: Hybrid powertrain detailed
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2019 Toyota Corolla: Hybrid powertrain detailed

New details about the 2019 Toyota Corolla hybrid have been revealed this week, before the all-new hatchback range goes on sale locally in August. All variants of the new Corolla hatchback will be offered Down Under with the option of hybrid power when the new range arrives next month – a decision driven by the popularity of the Camry hybrid , which accounts for 40 per cent of Camry sales...


Toyota RAV4 hybrid confirmed for Australia
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Toyota RAV4 hybrid confirmed for Australia

Toyota Australia has confirmed the new-generation RAV4 hybrid will be headed Down Under – marking the first time the popular SUV has been available locally with petrol-electric power. The Japanese automotive giant quietly made the announcement in a press release detailing the hybrid powertrain in the all-new Corolla...


2020 Lexus CT to offer EV option to tackle Model 3 - report
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2020 Lexus CT to offer EV option to tackle Model 3 - report

Lexus is planning big things for its next-generation CT small car, with a new report claiming the brand will offer an electric variant to take on the likes of the Tesla Model 3. Auto Express quotes the company's European boss, Pascal Ruch, confirming a successor to its ageing Prius-based model, adding Lexus wants to offer "something different" to differentiate the CT from the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1 Series...


Toyota announces new engines, hybrid and AWD systems
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Toyota announces new engines, hybrid and AWD systems

Toyota has unveiled a range of new TNGA-based powertrains, including a 2.0-litre Dynamic Force four-cylinder petrol, a revised hybrid system and a new torque-vectoring all-wheel drive setup. 2.0-litre Dynamic Force Engine The new, excitingly-named Dynamic Force Engine has been designed to deliver an impressive 40 per cent thermal efficiency, all the while offering more torque at essentially any speed...


2019 Toyota Corolla confirmed for Geneva
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2019 Toyota Corolla confirmed for Geneva

The next-generation Toyota Corolla has been confirmed for reveal at the Geneva motor show on March 6, sharing the stage with a preview of the upcoming Supra sports car. Shown in a single shadowy teaser (above), the new Corolla hatchback – known as the Auris in Europe – appears to have inherited some of the more angular elements of the C-HR crossover, namely the headlight and tail-light signatures...


2019 Toyota Avalon teased ahead of Detroit debut
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2019 Toyota Avalon teased ahead of Detroit debut

The new-generation 2019 Toyota Avalon has been teased this week, ahead of its global unveiling at the 2018 Detroit motor show in January. Just a single image showing part of the large sedan's front end has been released so far, highlighted by the new model's LED daytime-running light signature...


Mazda, Toyota, Denso to jointly develop electric vehicle technology
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Mazda, Toyota, Denso to jointly develop electric vehicle technology

Japanese companies Mazda, Toyota and Denso have signed a contract this week to co-develop "basic structural technologies" for electric vehicles (EV), and establish a new company to oversee the related joint development projects...


Toyota reveals new modular TNGA vehicle architecture
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Toyota reveals new modular TNGA vehicle architecture

Toyota has unveiled a new modular global vehicle architecture that will underpin approximately half of all the vehicles it sells by 2020. Toyota says the new structure, dubbed Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), will be versatile enough to form the basis for compact and large vehicles and all sizes in between, along with supporting both front- and rear-wheel-drive layouts...