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2019 Toyota Corolla sedan front end teased

The North American version of the 12th-generation Toyota Corolla sedan has been teased ahead of its debut on November 15, US time. Again, we've done a little bit of Photoshop work to bring out some of the details initially hidden in the shadows. While the American Corolla sedan will feature the same headlights as the hatch, the rest of the front fascia has been redesigned...

Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia rally team announced

Toyota Australia is throwing its considerable weight behind a factory rally operation, set to run two Yaris AP4 cars in the Australian Rally Championship (ARC). The new team will debut at Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour this weekend, with Harry Bates behind the wheel and John McCarthy in the co-driver's hot seat...

2004-2007 Toyota Corolla recalled

Toyota has recalled the 'ZZE122' Corolla, over concerns about the ECU controlling the airbags. According to the company, affected vehicles could experience electrical shorting in the airbag system, which in turn could damage the circuits in the airbag sensor assembly. If the issue occurs, the airbags could become deactivated or inadvertently deploy, putting occupants at greater risk of injury or posing an accident hazard...

Toyota Corolla, Avensis Takata recall initiated

Toyota has initiated its recall of the 2001-2007 Corolla (ZZE121,122,123 generations) and the 2001-03 Avensis Verso (ACM20) as part of the ongoing Takata campaign. Initially scheduled for July or December 2019, this notice affects older-generation Corolla and Avensis Verso models produced between October 2001 and January 2007, and relates to 'like for like' passenger airbags installed as part of a previous recall...

2019 Toyota Corolla sedan to be revealed next week

The Toyota Corolla sedan will be unveiled at the Guangzhou motor show, which kicks off on November 16, China time. As part of the announcement, the company has issued its first teaser of the new model. The traced outline of the sedan doesn't reveal anything new, except for the upward kick of the window line as it approaches the C-pillar...

Toyota Prius all-wheel drive teased

Toyota has hinted at the availability of all-wheel drive in its updated 2019 Prius, set to be unveiled later this month at the Los Angeles motor show. In a press release announcing the unveiling, Toyota shows the Prius making its way down a snow-covered road, as well as mentioning its ability to perform "on roads whether snowy or clear"...

Toyota RAV4: Local arm targeting 20 per cent hybrid sales

Toyota Australia expects the upcoming RAV4 Hybrid to see similar success to the petrol-electric Corolla and Camry ranges, projecting it'll account for a 20 per cent slice of overall sales. Speaking at the global launch drive of the all-new RAV4 in California, Sean Hanley, Toyota's local vice president for sales and marketing, said the local division expects hybrid models to account for one in every five RAV4s sold in Australia...

Toyota Australia: People don't want plug-in hybrids

Toyota Australia is in no hurry to bring plug-in hybrid vehicles Down Under, arguing punters want the "normality" offered by its current approach to electrification. As announced last week, the brand will expand its current hybrid range from five to 10 vehicles by 2020 in Australia, as it looks to capitalise on the momentum created by the strong-selling Corolla and Camry hybrids...

2019 Toyota RAV4: Australian details revealed

Toyota Australia has confirmed powertrain specifications for the 2019 RAV4, ahead of the all-new SUV's arrival in the second quarter of 2019. As we confirmed in July, the RAV4 will become the first Toyota SUV offered with a hybrid powertrain Down Under. Three engines will be offered, starting with a 2...

Toyota HiLux GR Sport revealed in São Paulo

Toyota has used the São Paulo motor show in Brazil to reveal the HiLux GR Sport, a sport-themed version of its top-selling ute featuring various enhancements from the company's Gazoo Racing performance division. Before you ask, it's not a Ranger Raptor rival. The HiLux GR Sport is more or less a visual and equipment package rather than a standalone performance variant – much like the dark-themed Rogue available locally...

2012-13 Toyota 86 recalled

Toyota Australia has issued a recall notice for the 2012-13 86, over concerns about the valve springs in their engines. The campaign is the same one we reported on the Subaru BRZ, Impreza, Forester and XV this morning. The issue could make the valve springs crack, resulting in a sudden power loss while driving and a risk of the vehicle not restarting...