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Yes, you can get booked speeding in a road works zone. Just ask this guy

Just in case you’re wondering if police book drivers for speeding in road works zones, here’s a helpful reminder. Police today revealed they recently stopped a vehicle allegedly travelling at 116km/h in a 40km/h road works zone on the Mitchell Highway near the remote town of Nyngan – in central western NSW between Dubbo and Broken Hill...

2022 Toyota Fortuner to get technology updates 

The Toyota Fortuner four-wheel-drive is about to receive the same technology updates also planned for its twin under the skin, the Toyota HiLux ute. As reported by CarAdvice earlier, from August 2021 production onwards all variants of the Toyota HiLux ute will gain vehicle tracking technology to thwart thieves, an automatic SOS service that activates after a serious crash, the SR5 model grade and above will gain dual zone air-conditioning, and the flagship Rogue will gain a 360-degree camera...

Hybrid Toyota Fortuner due in 2022 with diesel power – report

The 2022 Toyota Fortuner off-road SUV could gain a diesel-powered hybrid option in 2022, according to new reports out of Asia. The Philippines-based Autoindustriya reports Toyota is readying a hybrid powertrain based around its 'GD' turbo-diesel engine family – as used in 2.4-litre '2GD-FTV' and 2...

Marketplace: Family off-road SUV buying guide

We've all heard about it: pulling the rug out from international travel has caused Australian tourists to look inward. Not spiritually, but geographically. Places like Aspen and the Andes might be out of reach at the moment, but domestic travel is shaping up to boom over the next twelve months for many Australians...

2018 Toyota HiLux, Fortuner recalled over brake booster fault

Toyota Australia has recalled 23,957 examples of its HiLux ute and Fortuner SUV. According to the recall notice from Toyota, "improper moulding conditions" during production of the resin piston inside the vehicles' brake boosters – which, as its name suggests, amplifies the braking force applied when the brake pedal is pushed – could cause the piston's strength to degrade...

Toyota HiLux DPF: What has been done to fix it

Toyota Australia has fixed thousands of faulty or clogged diesel particulate filters across HiLux, Prado and Fortuner models made since 2015 – and now it claims the newly updated versions of those cars have a system redesigned in such a way as to avoid past problems...

Toyota offers 10-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on cars with faulty DPFs

Toyota Australia has doubled the warranty from five to 10 years on cars affected by faulty diesel-particulate filters (DPFs). Customers have experienced – and Toyota has acknowledged – repeated problems with the DPF system fitted to 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV and 2.4-litre 2GD-FTV diesel engines. This includes Toyota HiLux, LandCruiser Prado, and Fortuner dating back to 2015...

Australians continue to gorge themselves on four-wheel-drive SUVs to holiday at home

Australians are preparing to holiday at home next year, with the latest sales figures showing a continued surge in sales of four-wheel-drive wagons. Demand for iconic four-wheel-drives such as the Toyota LandCruiser and Nissan Patrol remained strong in September, bucking the market trend of a 20.5 per cent decline year-to-date...

2021 Toyota Fortuner price and specs: Facelifted off-road SUV arrives

Toyota has revealed their facelifted 2021 Fortuner range, which has been released alongside the updated 2021 HiLux. Along with a new look, Toyota’s ute-based seven-seat SUV gains a more powerful driveline, a handful of specification changes and a bump in retail prices. The range now starts from $49,080 for GX specification, which is followed by mid-range GXL at $54,350...

2021 Toyota Fortuner pricing revealed

The 2021 Toyota Fortuner has been revealed in these computer-generated images, showing a fresh face, better economy, and increased performance. But like the rest of the Toyota range, the updated Fortuner is also getting a price rise. The entry-level Fortuner GX is now $49,080 plus on-road costs, whereas the outgoing Fortuner GX was $45,965 plus on-road costs...

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...