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Toyota and Lexus halt sales of select hybrids over brake issue

Toyota and Lexus Australia have put sales of various hybrid models on hold over an issue related to the regenerative braking system. “At this stage the Toyota vehicles affected are Camry, Corolla Hatch, RAV4 and Prius. For Lexus the models affected are Lexus ES and UX,” the company said in a statement...

CarAdvice podcast 135: Tony Crawford drives a Singer 911!

Welcome to the 2019 season of the CarAdvice podcast! This week you are joined by Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens. In car news, Honda has launched a new entry-level third-row CR-V, the 2020 Land Rover Defender has been previewed, while the 2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo and Mercedes-Benz CLA have been revealed...

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. Although fitted with a cat-back exhaust, designed to offer a throatier idle and more noise under acceleration, power remains unchanged at 224kW...

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...

2018 Ward's 10 Best Interiors List announced

Forty new or significantly upgraded interiors were nominated and tested for the 2018Ward's Auto best interior list, with American vehicles taking three spots, two hailing from Europe, and five from Asia. Again a sizeable proportion of the winners are luxury models, but mainstream vehicles were represented by the Hyundai Kona, Chevrolet Equinox, and Toyota Camry...

CarAdvice podcast 85: Oh how easy it can be to steal your modern car

We are back for 2018! This week it's Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens in the studio. In car news, the Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X are coming to Australia, as is the Mazda CX-8. Over to Korea and Hyundai has announced it is building a two-seater sports car, right after revealing the hydrogen-powered Nexo...

CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Costello and Alborz Fallah. It's been a big week in car news, with the Tesla Semi and Roadster being revealed, Hyundai still undecided on its i30 N line-up, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased, and pricing for the new imported Toyota Camry has been announced...

Hotted-up Toyota Camry: Chief engineer loves the idea

Toyota’s chief engineer for the eighth-generation Camry program says he loves the idea of a proper performance-focused version, to capitalise on its much more dynamically-able new platform. Japan-based Masato Katsumata, who has spent time working with Toyota Europe but now runs a team of a few thousand, and who spent his youth doing rallies and driving an AE86, told us this week that there might just be a market for such a previously unlikely offering...

2018 Toyota Camry pricing and specs

The new, imported-from-Japan Toyota Camry range has arrived in Australia, a month after the company closed the Melbourne factory that produced its predecessor for 30 years. And while Toyota no longer has the same incentive to retain those super-sharp real-world deals it offered on the old car - designed to drive demand, and thereby retain production at the required level to keep the Altona factory open until its scheduled close - the new Camry is extremely affordable nevertheless...

2018 Toyota Camry scores five-star ANCAP rating

The new-generation 2018 Toyota Camry has been awarded a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP. Scoring 36.16 out of 37, the Camry managed a perfect score in both side impact and pole tests, along with 15.16 out of 16 for the frontal offset test...

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...