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Toyota recalls Prius and Corolla Hybrid models due to software fault

Toyota Australia has issued a recall of 847 examples of its Prius with Model Years from 2014 to 2015 (MY14-MY15), and 5118 examples of the Corolla Hybrid with Model Years from 2015 to 2018 (MY15-MY18). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the hybrid system in the two models may shut down entirely when it detects a fault or component failure, rather than entering into a 'fail-safe' that provides the driver with reduced power...

Toyota Corolla Cross SUV revealed, Australian launch due 2022

A new Toyota Corolla Cross SUV has been unveiled today, coming hot on the 'heels' of the recently revealed Yaris Cross. Leveraging the famous Corolla name, the new small SUV will go on sale in Thailand first, before expanding into global markets – including Australia, although not until late 2022 as a 'model year 2023' offering...

Toyota GR Corolla poised for the USA. Now for Australia...

Toyota USA has hinted a GR version of its Corolla hatchback may be joining its lineup, however plans for other countries including Australia are yet to be announced. In a recent Twitter post, Toyota USA said, “While GR Yaris isn’t hitting the states … perhaps it’s time the US got a hot hatch to call its own”...

Toyota recalls 2020 Corolla hatch due to faulty reverse light wiring

Toyota Australia has issued a recall of 780 of its model-year 2020 Corolla hatch petrol (MZEA12 model code) and hybrid (ZWE211 model code) cars due to faulty reverse light wiring. Toyota lists 661 of the vehicles as being sold between 5-12 December 2019, while the other 119 remain in dealer stock...

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...

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’...

Peugeot 208 named 2020 European Car of the Year

The new Peugeot 208 has beat out six other finalists to claim Europe's Car of the Year title for 2020. The French marque’s hatchback finished with 281 points, 39 ahead of the runner-up, Tesla’s Model 3, which claimed 242 points. The award was presented behind closed doors at the Palexpo convention centre in Geneva following the cancellation of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show over concerns around the spread of coronavirus...

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...

Toyota GR Corolla hot hatch in the works - report

Toyota could be working on a hotted-up GR Corolla – at least, if reports from Europe are to be believed.  According to Auto Express, the pumped-up Corolla will be powered by the same engine as  the GR Yaris – a turbocharged three-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine, paired with a six-speed manual transmission...

Beat the price rises: currency pressure poised to push up the cost of cars in 2020

After three decades of record low prices and affordability, Australia’s top-selling cars are on the brink of becoming more expensive. Car companies are warning dealers they can no longer absorb the cost of unfavourable exchange rates. They have been told prices of popular models could rise by between $500 and $1000 – and discounts will be not as generous as they have been in the recent past...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Corolla v Mazda3 sedans

Join Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey for the first podcast back for 2020! We chat with Mike Duff about his drive in the Aston Martin DBX prototype and discuss if it feels like an Aston Martin. Mike compares the 2020 Toyota Corolla and Mazda3 sedans. We talk to CarAdvice reader Tim about his owner review of the 2017 Holden Astra RS, which he bought new...