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The models driving Australia's used-car price surge

Used vehicle prices in Australia are 25 per cent higher than they were during the same period last year, marking an all-time record rate of growth for the sector. Although new car sales are dwindling, demand for used vehicles has accelerated rapidly, smashing the previous record of 20 per cent growth set in December 2009...

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...

2021 Toyota Camry: new infotainment, advanced safety, here next year

The Toyota Camry has come in for a mid-life facelift, and the changes are more than skin deep. Beyond a subtle redesign of the front bumper, the 2021 Toyota Camry range will gain more advanced safety features, a tablet-style infotainment screen in the middle of the dash, and hybrid versions will get a lithium-ion battery pack...

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 recalls 45,683 cars due to fuel pump issue

Toyota Australia has issued a recall of 45,683 of its Camry (GSV70), Corolla (ZRE172), FJ Cruiser (GSJ15), Kluger (GSU50 and GSU55), HiLux (TGN121), Prado (GRJ150) and Landcruiser (URJ202) models spanning model-years 2013-2019. Affected vehicles were sold between 11 October 2013 and 3 April 2020...

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...

2019 Toyota Camry, 2019-20 Coaster recalled

Toyota has recalled the 2018 Camry and Camry Hybrid, and the 2019-20 Coaster bus, over concerns about the seatbelts. According to the company, one of the two locking mechanisms in the seatbelts mightn't lock as required. If one of the locking mechanisms doesn't function, passengers might not be properly restrained in an accident, increasing their risk of injury or death...

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...

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...

Toyota Camry AWD revealed in the US, but not coming to Australia

The Toyota Camry and Avalon sedans sold in the US will gain the option of all-wheel drive from 2020. Sadly for Australians looking for an all-wheel drive family sedan alternative to the Subaru Liberty or Holden Commodore V6, the Camry AWD and Avalon AWD are "North America-only models developed in the US and assembled exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky"...

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...