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Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020 – UPDATE

It's been a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

Toyota price rises across the range

Pricing across the Toyota range has undergone a major shakeup, with the RAV4, LandCruiser, Corolla, Prius Hybrid, Camry, 86, Granvia, C-HR, and HiAce models all receiving price increases. The HiLux is also expected to increase in cost when the 2021 model is launched later this month, as previously reported by CarAdvice...

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...

2018-19 Toyota Prius C recalled

Toyota Australia has issued a recall for the 2018-19 model-year Prius C hatchback over concerns the 12V battery will stop charging. According to the Japanese manufacturer, “the 12-volt auxiliary battery may stop charging due to improper soldering on the circuit board in the vehicles DC/DC converter”...

Toyota and Lexus halt sales of select hybrids over brake issue

Toyota and Lexus Australia have put sales of various hybrid models on hold over an issue related to the regenerative braking system. “At this stage the Toyota vehicles affected are Camry, Corolla Hatch, RAV4 and Prius. For Lexus the models affected are Lexus ES and UX,” the company said in a statement...

Toyota Prius C to be axed in the US

Toyota's North American division will cull the little Prius C from its line-up in the coming months, making way for the new-generation Corolla Hybrid to take its place in the range. Speaking with the US's Autoblog, a Toyota spokesperson confirmed the move, adding there's around 700 units left in dealer stock in the US...

Toyota Australia confident of future success, “whichever direction” things go

Those inside the local division of the world's largest car manufacturer, Toyota, say while other brands might be focussing attention on a single future powertrain technology, they're confident the Japanese marque's broader approach will prove successful in the long run...

CarAdvice podcast 68: New EV infrastructure coming for Australia?

While Mandy heads to the Birdsville Races, Paul Maric is joined this week is Mike Costello, bringing you the latest car news from the past week. This includes the all-new Bentley Continental GT, details on Kia Stinger specifications, the awesome looking Suzuki Jimny, the all-new Porsche Cayenne, plus the BMW i3 revision and Volvo XC60...

2018 Toyota Prius C pricing and specs

The updated 2018 Toyota Prius C has landed in Australia, bringing a revised look inside and out, along with extra equipment for marginal price increases across the range. Starting from $24,040 before on-road costs, the Prius C kicks off $590 more expensive than before, though it maintains its title as the most affordable hybrid vehicle available in the Australian market...

Toyota Prius C gets crossover update in Japan - UPDATE

Update - Toyota's local arm has given details of an upcoming update to the Prius C range in Australia. See bottom of article for details The Toyota Prius C has been given another makeover in its home market of Japan, including the more significant addition of a crossover-style variant...

2018 Toyota Prius C confirmed for Australia

Australia's Toyota Prius C will see a styling and safety update later in 2017, CarAdvice can reveal. The updated 2018 Toyota Prius C revealed in the US earlier this week will be offered locally in the latter part of the year, bringing with it revised styling and new alloy wheels...

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