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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...

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...

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...

Toyota Gazoo Racing unveils GR010 hybrid racer

Toyota Gazoo Racing has pulled the covers off its Le Mans endurance hypercar: the GR010. The GR010 is the racing version of the Toyota GR Super Sports concept, first revealed in January 2018, with the model engineered to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Powered by a 3...

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...

Toyota to pay back $18 million in JobKeeper subsidies

Toyota has announced it will return more than $18 million in JobKeeper payments it received throughout 2020. The decision was made following a strong sales annual result for the Japanese car company, with nearly one-in-four of every new car sold in Australia wearing a Toyota badge throughout December 2020. Annual results were also strong for the brand, with 22...

The slow and steady decline of the Toyota Prius in Australia

In a year where hybrid cars surged to all-time highs, the original hybrid – the Toyota Prius – sold only 95 units. That's despite hybrids becoming increasingly hot property for Australian buyers in recent months. In 2020, Aussies purchased 60,417 hybrid vehicles (up from 31,191 the year prior), meaning the standard Prius represented only a 0...

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 and BHP begin trialling electric LandCruiser 70 Series

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota, and Australian mining giant BHP, have begun trialling an electric-powered Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series for usage in the mining industry. Converted to full electric power by Toyota's Product Planning and Development division in Port Melbourne, the LandCruiser looks to use the diesel production car's existing live axles and front coil/rear leaf suspension setup...

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...

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...