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Another nail in the coffin for manual gearboxes: Toyota Corolla manual deleted

EXCLUSIVE The manual transmission option is about to be discreetly dropped from Australia's favourite passenger car – a model in which many motorists learned to drive. Hammering another nail in the coffin for the stick shift, the Toyota Corolla – Australia's best-selling passenger car for the past eight years and an icon among first-time drivers – will lose the option of a manual transmission from next month...

2022 Toyota GR Corolla rendered: Everything we know so far about Toyota's Golf GTI fighter

Toyota's Gazoo Racing performance division is widely rumoured to be working on a second hot hatchback: the 2022 Toyota GR Corolla. One size up from the critically-acclaimed GR Yaris, the new GR Corolla is slated to launch globally sometime in 2022 as Toyota's rival for the Volkswagen Golf GTI and R, Hyundai i30 N, Ford Focus ST, Renault Megane RS and Subaru WRX...

Small cars are affordable – but which top seller is truly the cheapest?

Small hatchbacks and sedans are still popular. As a category, they sit in fifth place overall – underneath the ever-growing small, medium and large SUV classes, and the dual-cab ute segment. Being fifth means over 10,000 Australian private buyers and businesses take delivery of a small car each month...

Around the tracks: Toyota proves hydrogen cars can sound good

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Small Car

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Small Car Finalists: Hyundai i30 Mazda 3 Toyota Corolla Hybrid It’s no secret small car sales have slowed as buyers have shifted towards SUVs of all shapes and sizes, however, there is still a core group of vehicles that make a compelling case to consider a hatchback...

The safest cars for young drivers under $30,000 in Australia

Buying a new car is an exciting yet arduous process – more so when it's your first time jumping through the hoops. While key factors such as style, performance and price are usually top of mind, given that novice drivers are over-represented in fatal crashes – due to a combination of inexperience and older, cheaper and less safe cars – safety should also make the list of priorities...

Q&A: Most economical cars under $30,000?

Hey CarAdvice, I am looking to buy the most environmentally-friendly car I can afford. What are my options at the lower end of the market? Thanks! – Alice Kez Casey If you're looking at environmentally-friendly through the lens of fuel consumption, then cars like the Volkswagen Polo (which uses 5.0 litres of fuel per 100km), Toyota Yaris (4...

1979 Toyota Corolla sells for $12,750 at auction

A low-mileage 1979 Toyota Corolla has sold at auction for twice its original purchase price, with the virtual hammer falling on a final bid of $12,750. Rich Fowler from Collecting Cars Australia told CarAdvice the untampered condition of the Corolla contributed to the healthy price...

VFACTS 2020: Toyota Corolla Australia’s top-selling passenger car for eighth year in a row

The Toyota Corolla has retained its title as Australia’s favourite passenger car for the eighth year in a row, although it has found itself under attack from other models – and continues to battle the buyer shift to SUVs...

Cheap speed: The cars with the most power per dollar

In our era of turbocharging and electrification, it can seem almost weekly that a new, immensely powerful, absurdly expensive hypercar or super-sedan makes its debut. The Bugatti Bolide, SSC Tuatara, Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series and heavyweight GMC Hummer EV encompass some of the more recent additions to the high-horsepower club...

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...