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Hybrid, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid: What’s the difference?

August 2020 marked the first time Australia’s new-car market was dominated by a hybrid vehicle. The popularity of the Toyota RAV4 hybrid has almost single-handedly driven curiosity in the burgeoning technology, with almost every major manufacturer exploring hybrid technology in some capacity...

2021 Toyota C-HR price and safety updates announced, C-HR GR Sport appears in govt database 

2021 Toyota C-HR gets significant safety upgrades Prices climb again, this time by $1225 or $1375 depending on variant Sports-styled C-HR GR Sport could be on its way to Australia A raft of safety enhancements have been announced for the 2021 Toyota C-HR, along with a number of new convenience features...

Toyota price rises across the range

Pricing across the Toyota range has undergone a major shakeup, with the RAV4, LandCruiser, Corolla, Prius Hybrid, Camry, 86, Granvia, C-HR, and HiAce models all receiving price increases. The HiLux is also expected to increase in cost when the 2021 model is launched later this month, as previously reported by CarAdvice...

Australia's most affordable hybrid and electric cars

The list of electric car and hybrid car options in Australia expands with every passing year, but their often prohibitive cost – particularly in the case of EVs – remains a major barrier to their uptake. Hybrid drivetrains are complex, while batteries for hybrid or electric cars are expensive to manufacture, which bumps up the price of hybrid and electric cars across the board...

Toyota releases Karl Lagerfeld edition of the C-HR

Toyota has released a limited-edition version of its C-HR city SUV, designed in partnership with the fashion house of late German designer Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld, who headed up French fashion brand Chanel, passed away in February 2019, but his legacy lives on in the form of his eponymous brand, which has lent its name to a high-fashion version of the hybrid C-HR in Thailand...

Toyota GR Corolla, C-HR GR-Sport trademarks appear in Australia

Recent trademark applications made by Toyota suggest the brand could be planning Gazoo Racing versions of its Corolla and C-HR models for Australia. The three applications, lodged with Intellectual Property Australia (and noted on GR86.org), seek trademarks for the terms ‘GR Corolla’, ‘C-HR GR-Sport’ and ‘C-HR GR-S’...

Finally we can say "Oh what a feeling!"

My brother-in-law owns a 2008 TRD HiLux 4000SL, which acts as a regular reminder of Toyota Australia’s attempt more than a decade ago to tempt newer and younger customers to the brand. Or, as the company might as well have also said: to eradicate the disparaging “white goods on wheels” comments associated with its cars...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Toyota C-HR pricing and specs

Toyota has added a hybrid to the 2020 C-HR line-up, following in the footsteps of the Camry, Corolla, and larger RAV4 SUV. At a glance, the updated 2020 model year entry-level C-HR wears a fresh face with a new front bumper and revised LED headlights. New twin spoke 17-inch alloy wheels feature on low-grade cars, while the up-spec C-HR Koba rolls on new 18-inch alloy wheels in a two-tone finish, and scores redesigned LED tail lights...

Toyota: Apple CarPlay retrofit $199 for selected models

Toyota Australia has finally rolled out its Apple CarPlay and Android Auto retrofit program, along with announcing the standard fitment of the smartphone mirroring systems across its new-generation model lines. From November 1, existing owners of the Camry, Corolla, Granvia, HiAce, Prius and RAV4 will be able to upgrade their vehicles' infotainment systems – costing $199 for Camry, Corolla and Prius, while Granvia, HiAce and RAV4 retrofits will be free of charge...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...