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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...

2015-19 Toyota Prius V recalled

Toyota Australia has recalled the 2015-19 Prius V over concerns about the seatbelt reminder switch. According to the company, improper assembly of the electrical contacts in the seatbelt reminder switch means the driver's belt reminder might not switch off – even when the seatbelt is being used...

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, Prius V recalled

Toyota has re-recalled a batch of Prius and Prius V hybrids, over concerns the fix provided to the power management ECU on both models wasn't sufficient first-time around. According to the company, affected vehicles are fitted with faulty power management ECU software...

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...

Toyota Corolla, Prius, Prius V, Rukus, Lexus CT200h recalled for fuel-leak fix

Toyota has recalled several models, including one from its premium brand Lexus, over concerns that a fuel leak could pose a fire risk. The recall affects Toyota Corolla, Prius, Prius V, Rukus and Lexus CT200h vehicles built between various dates depending on the model, however all are being recalled for the same fault...

Toyota Australia recalls 2900 Prius V cars for stalling glitch: 625,000 affected globally

Toyota Australia has announced a recall on approximately 2900 of its Prius V hybrid family cars, affecting models built between November 2011 and November 2014. Forming part of a wider recall that affects around 625,000 Prius V models globally, the issue centres around a software glitch that could cause the vehicle’s hybrid system to fail...

2015 Toyota Prius V pricing and specifications

The 2015 Toyota Prius V has arrived in Australia with fresh styling, additional convenience and safety features, revised suspension, and unchanged prices. The two-variant, 2015 Toyota Prius V line-up arrives on our shores roughly nine months after the upgraded hybrid people-mover was unveiled overseas with evolutionary design updates...

Five stars for Ford Mondeo, Toyota Prius V and Lexus NX in ANCAP crash tests

The new Ford Mondeo, Toyota Prius V and Lexus NX have all achieved a maximum five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) following the latest round of crash tests. Each variant of every model achieved the five-star rating, meaning they also benefit from a 2015 ANCAP date stamp...

2015 Toyota Prius V facelift revealed

The 2015 Toyota Prius V has been revealed with an updated exterior and additional standard equipment. Dubbed Prius+ in some markets, Toyota’s refreshed seven-seat hybrid MPV features a new upper grille with a more prominent badge that extends forward of the line of the bonnet. New LED headlamps are set in reshaped headlights that are slimmer and now include black and chrome plating...

Toyota Prius V i-Tech: luxury variant for hybrid people-mover

Toyota Australia has expanded its hybrid family once more with the addition of the new luxury-spec Toyota Prius V i-Tech. Priced from $46,490, the new i-Tech variant adds a number of extra features to justify its $10,500 premium over the $35,990 entry-level Toyota Prius V seven-seater, which launched in Australia in May...

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