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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...

Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series: Is 1 August 2021 the launch date?

The Toyota LandCruiser is due to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the company’s first heavy-duty off-roader on 1 August 2021 – prompting fresh speculation the all-new 300 Series could be unveiled on this date, though some industry insiders believe it could be sooner than this...

2022 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series spied for the first time

The 2022 Toyota 300 Series LandCruiser has been caught on camera testing in Japan. It's the first time the new-generation LandCruiser has been seen out in the open, with many reports out of Japan suggesting Toyota's popular off-road SUV will be officially unveiled midway through 2021...

Dying breed: Australia's last V8s under $100k

From the first choice of families looking for a torquey, flexible engine to make short work of towing and overtaking, to an endangered species. The V8's fortunes have changed dramatically over the years...

Toyota LandCruiser showroom blackout until 300 Series arrives

The Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series will disappear from Australian showrooms within a few months – creating a sales blackout before the next-generation Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series is due to arrive later this year. CarAdvice has created an artist impression of how the Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series could look (above and below), however with no spy photos to base them on, they are our best guess so far...

VFACTS 2020: Nissan Patrol, Toyota LandCruiser post sales gains as Aussies holiday at home

The Nissan Patrol has posted its highest sales since this generation model arrived in 2013 – and the Toyota LandCruiser wagon also posted significant gains amid a market slump, and despite its final full year of production. According to official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Nissan reported 2820 examples of the Y62 Patrol as sold in 2020, a dramatic increase of 44...

Toyota LandCruiser Horizon returns as final special edition for 200 Series – UPDATE: Pricing confirmed

UPDATE, December 23, 2020: Toyota has released further details of the LandCruiser 200 Sahara Horizon special edition, confirming 400 units will be built, priced from $131,896 before on-road costs. Differentiating the Horizon from the standard 200 Series Sahara is a dark front grille, black headlight surrounds, smoked foglight surrounds, Horizon badging, a heated black leather steering wheel, black headlining and chrome trim accents...

Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series V8 diesel to end production March 2021

Fans who want to secure one of the last examples of the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series V8 turbo diesel will need to get a move on. The Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series V8 turbo diesel is approaching the end of the production line, with the last batch due to be built in March 2021...

Meet the SVI Max 3: A bulletproof Toyota 79 Series LandCruiser

South African company SVI (Special Vehicle Innovation) have released their updated Max 3 armoured vehicle, which is based on the popular Toyota LandCruiser 79 Series. With bodywork comprising of 38-millimetre thick armoured glass and steel plates, the Max 3 offers B6 ballistic protection – good enough to stop high-powered 5.56mm and 7.62mm rounds...

Revealed: the damning report on Toyota diesel particulate filters

Legal representatives for car giant Toyota – and the law firm that commenced a Class Action over diesel particular filter faults on approximately 250,000 HiLux, Prado and Fortuner models – went head-to-head today in an online Federal Court hearing. At the centre of the dispute is the excessive white smoke caused by certain Toyota models equipped with the 2...

Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series to get GR treatment – report

The next-generation Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series due next year is reportedly going to be joined by a flagship GR version, similar to the Nissan Patrol V8 Warrior being developed in Australia. The unconfirmed report by Japanese website creative311.com sites unnamed sources and other media outlets, who claim Toyota is developing a new top-end model...