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Toyota Corolla plug-in hybrid in development – report

Toyota may be developing a plug-in hybrid Corolla, according to a report from Japanese auto website Best Car Web. Unlike Toyota's popular Corolla Hybrid currently available in the line-up, a plug-in hybrid would allow the vehicle to be driven entirely on battery power for a typical commute...

Toyota Corolla hits the brakes, Hyundai i30 and Kia Cerato outsell it for first time

The Toyota Corolla – the last passenger car to top the Australian market before utes began to dominate – is under siege after posting three of its weakest monthly sales results in 20 years. The Hyundai i30 and Kia Cerato small cars outsold the Toyota Corolla in September, as sales declined by 34 per cent in a market that was down by 20 per cent...

2003-2005 Toyota Corolla recalled after two injuries in Sydney crash

Toyota Australia has issued an urgent recall on a further 6260 Corollas fitted with potentially deadly Takata airbags after two serious injuries were caused by the faulty devices in a crash in Sydney in late August. The latest recall adds 5475 examples of the ZZE122 Corolla, and 785 examples of the ZZE123 Sportivo variant...

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...

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’...