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How big is the boot? Every SUV in Australia, ranked smallest to biggest

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

What crisis? New-car sales surge in June 2020, best result in 12 months

Australians treated themselves to more than 110,000 new cars in June 2020 – the strongest monthly result since June last year and better than was widely anticipated – as most of the nation gradually emerged from COVID-19 lockdowns...

Suzuki adopts plug-in hybrid Toyota RAV4 in Europe, Australia unlikely  

Do not adjust your eyes. This is not photoshop, this is Suzuki’s re-nosed version of the Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid. It has just gone on sale in Europe and is one of the first shared vehicles under the new partnership between the two Japanese car makers. Last year Toyota pledged to buy 24 million shares in Suzuki valued at roughly ¥96 billion (AU$1...

Fixing Fortuner: Bring back the 4Runner and Surf

Oh Fortuner. If there was ever a car that seemed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the Australian new car market, it is Toyota’s HiLux-based 4WD wagon, the Fortuner. Launched in 2015, the Toyota Fortuner had all the right components for success...

Toyota electric models revealed in patent filing

Two new electric vehicles from Toyota have surfaced overnight after patent sketches were filed in China. Based on the e-TNGA platform, the sketches from Toyota show what appears to be a large SUV – possibly a seven seat model – and a smaller SUV with a sloped back. The fronts of both vehicles share similar design language to Lexus models...

2021 Toyota Yaris: Australia’s cheapest car with centre airbag, hybrid option

The 2021 Toyota Yaris will be the cheapest car on sale in Australia with a centre airbag between the two front seats – and the option of hybrid power – as advanced safety trickles down to one of the most affordable models on the market. At the moment, the only new car on sale in Australia with a centre airbag is the $200,000 Audi A8 limousine, although others will soon follow...

Exclusive: 2021 Toyota HiLux, every detail listed in leaked document

The 2021 Toyota HiLux will have sweeping changes that are more than skin deep when it arrives in Australian showrooms in August. A confidential dealer bulletin has outlined in detail all the changes coming to the biggest update to the Toyota HiLux since this generation went on sale in 2015...

Toyota prices to rise, hybrids hardest hit

Toyota is poised to increase prices by up to $1300 on 16 of its most popular models in the wake of a weakening exchange rate with the Japanese Yen – and hybrid cars are hardest hit. However buyers can beat the 1 July price rises if they sign a deal before the end of June 30 and lock in the current RRP...

Australia's most affordable hybrid and electric cars

The list of electric car and hybrid car options in Australia expands with every passing year, but their often prohibitive cost – particularly in the case of EVs – remains a major barrier to their uptake. Hybrid drivetrains are complex, while batteries for hybrid or electric cars are expensive to manufacture, which bumps up the price of hybrid and electric cars across the board...

Around the tracks: A BMW 4 Series ute, a creepy surveillance van for sale and a Supra crash

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...

The cars we wish were sold in Australia in 2020

We don't want to sound like we're complaining, but sometimes being a small, far-flung, right-hand-drive country has its downsides. While being an Australian certainly has some perks (we'd list them but we just keep coming back to Tim Tams, sprinklers slung over Hills Hoists in summer, and outstanding '80s cricket moustaches), it also means we miss out on a bunch of overseas car brands and models we'd rather like to take for a spin...