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2019 Toyota Prado, HiAce recalled

Toyota Australia has issued a recall for 2714 vehicles across the 2019 model-year LandCruiser Prado, HiAce and HiAce Commuter model lines, over concerns of a fuel leak. The Japanese manufacturer reports a production fault may cause the fuel inlet pipe that connects the diesel fuel injector common rail may not be secured with a "lower than specified tightening torque", which "may allow fuel leakage"...

CarAdvice podcast 163: Discussing the 2020 Kia Seltos

On this week's podcast you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Scott Collie. In car news, according to an RACQ study, electric cars are cheaper to run but high prices are still a problem. Also, pricing and specs have been released for the 2020 Volkswagen Touareg, the Toyota HiLux gets an updated 5-star ANCAP safety rating, and the 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback has been revealed...

ANCAP: New HiAce, Nissan Leaf get 5-star crash safety ratings

Independent crash testing authority ANCAP has released safety ratings for the new Toyota HiAce and Nissan Leaf, both scoring the full five stars. Both vehicles managed over 90% for adult occupant protection, with the HiAce impressing further with an 84% rating for vulnerable road users, too...

2019 Toyota Granvia revealed, Tarago axed

Toyota has revealed the all-new Granvia people mover, which will arrive in Australia before the end of the year to replace the ageing Tarago. Pitched as a "luxury eight-seater wagon aimed at hospitality, corporate and family buyers", the Granvia is to the HiAce what the Volkswagen Multivan is to the Transporter...

2019 Toyota HiAce pricing and specs: AEB standard - UPDATE

Toyota will transfer its focus on safety from cars to vans, announcing its entire HiAce range will get autonomous emergency braking as standard. Update: Toyota Australia has added pricing details for the LWB petrol automatic and diesel manual. We've updated our chart at the bottom of the story...

2019 Toyota HiAce officially revealed

Toyota has officially unveiled its 2019 HiAce van, just days after leaked images of the hotly-anticipated load-lugger revealed its snub nose and more modern face. When it arrives locally in mid-2019, the HiAce is expected to carry a five-star ANCAP rating in its safest guise...

2009-2012 Toyota HiAce recalled for transmission fix: 12,000 vehicles affected

Toyota has issued a recall for approximately 12,000 of its HiAce vans built between 2009 and 2012 over concerns the automatic transmission may refuse to shift out of certain positions. According to the Japanese manufacturer, affected vehicles may experience an issue where the related gear position (P,R,N,D) may "not match the expected vehicle behaviour" - for example, the driver may be unable to shift out of Park, or shift out of Drive or Reverse...

2015-16 Toyota HiAce recalled for door latch fix: 500 vehicles affected

Toyota has issued a recall notice for 500 of its 2015 and 2016 HiAce LWB Crew Vans over concerns a latch system in the sliding does not meet Australian Design Rules (ADR). According to the Japanese manufacturer, the vehicles are equipped with a single latch system on the side sliding doors which does not comply with the relevant ADR legislation...

2016 Toyota HiAce update for Australia brings Euro 5 diesel upgrade

The Toyota HiAce range has been updated this week, including a Euro 5-compliant diesel engine, new variants and small price increases across the line-up. Headlining the updates is the improved urban fuel economy for the revised 3.0-litre turbo-diesel, which has been recalibrated to meet Euro 5 emissions standards...

Medium van sales are booming right now

The medium-sized van segment grew faster, in percentage terms, than any other part of the new vehicle market in the first half of 2016. According to VFACTS industry data, the Vans/CC 2.5-3.5-tonne segment shot up 21.4 per cent over the same period last year, to 10,480 sales in total (giving it a little under 2 per cent of the overall new vehicle market)...

Toyota Australia action forces recall of asbestos brake pads

An investigation into the sale of counterfeit brake pads containing the banned substance asbestos has lead to an online supplier recalling the parts in Australia. The news follows an earlier announcement from Toyota Australia that warned owners of its popular HiLux and HiAce vehicles that the counterfeit pads were being advertised on eBay as genuine Toyota parts...

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