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Vote for the Drive 2021 BP Ultimate Driver’s Car of the Year

Barely a day passes in the automotive world we don’t hear news about 'autonomous this' and 'assistance that', and you could be forgiven for thinking that the role of the driver is becoming less relevant than it once was. While technology is working on making routine driving easier and safer, we can see manufacturers also using technology to make driving more fun...

Toyota Australia orders more GR Yaris and Rallye stock, but deliveries pushed to 2022

Toyota Australia has put in an urgent call to Japan for a larger allocation of the GR Yaris and limited-edition GR Yaris Rallye in the next production run – after both models sold out within days of going on sale last year. The first 1000 examples of the regular Toyota GR Yaris sold out within a week when the company announced an introductory price of $39,950 drive-away...

New cars launching in Australia in April 2021

The Australian new-car market is a crowded one, with dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of models in different segments and body styles. Over 100 all-new, updated or expanded model ranges are due to launch throughout 2021, as chronicled in CarAdvice's 2021 New Car Calendar – but what's there to look forward to this month? Here's a look at every new vehicle launching in Australia in April 2021...

Top five hot hatches of all time

High-performance hatchbacks have been around for the best part of half a century, and we've picked our list of the five hottest ever built. With so many classic to choose from however, let us know your own top five in the comments below. Peugeot 205 GTI Launched in 1984, the Peugeot 205 GTI was an early pioneer in the hot-hatch segment...

Toyota Gazoo Racing club opens to owners

Toyota Australia has opened its Gazoo Racing (GR) club to all GR Supra and GR Yaris owners. The brand claims its GR club was created to build a community around Toyota's resurgence in the performance motoring space. Current owners will receive 12 months of membership for free...

Top 10 new cars money can’t buy: The list of vehicles with a long queue

New-car sales have recovered faster than expected in the wake of the pandemic – with demand surging in the last two months of 2020 – which has led to severe stock shortages of some models. After almost a decade of record low prices and sharp drive-away deals the balance of power has shifted in favour of dealers who are scrambling for cars to sell...

2021 Toyota GR Yaris tuned by HKS to 349kW with nitrous and widebody kit

Is Toyota's factory-built, rally-bred GR Yaris hot hatch not manic enough for you? Try this for size: a GR Yaris fettled by Japanese tuner HKS, pushing some sports car-slaying performance figures. Under the bonnet, HKS has retained the standard car's 1.6-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, which in Toyota-tuned factory guise develops a respectable 200kW of power and 370Nm of torque...

Australian Toyota GR Yaris TV ad pulled after a tiny skid on private property

The Toyota GR Yaris has caught the attention of the advertising standards authority in Australia, after it received a complaint about a TV commercial that depicted the hot hatch experiencing a momentary loss of traction as it drove out of a shed on a private property...

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 dealers plead with Japan for more GR Yaris Rallye editions

A chronic shortage in the allocation of the Toyota GR Yaris Rallye hot hatch for Australia has infuriated local dealers who are holding deposits but don’t have enough cars and will now need to turn away buyers. Only 200 of the limited edition cars have been allocated to the Toyota Australia network of 315 outlets and CarAdvice has been told all examples are already spoken for...

2021 Toyota GR Yaris Rallye price and specs: $56,200 drive-away for the first 200 cars

Toyota Australia has revealed pricing and specification details for its upcoming 2021 Toyota GR Yaris Rallye. As it did with the regular GR Yaris, Toyota Australia will initially offer the Rallye with special introductory pricing of $56,200 drive-away. The special drive-away offer is limited to the first 200 units only...

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