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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...

Toyota recalls Prius and Corolla Hybrid models due to software fault

Toyota Australia has issued a recall of 847 examples of its Prius with Model Years from 2014 to 2015 (MY14-MY15), and 5118 examples of the Corolla Hybrid with Model Years from 2015 to 2018 (MY15-MY18). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the hybrid system in the two models may shut down entirely when it detects a fault or component failure, rather than entering into a 'fail-safe' that provides the driver with reduced power...

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...

Lamborghini RAV4? Ferrari Prius? Toyotas transformed into Italian look-a-likes

They say imitation is the ultimate form of flattery, though we're not sure what Italian supercar makers Ferrari and Lamborghini would make of this lot. Japanese bodykit company Albermo has transformed the new Toyota RAV4 into a pretend Lamborghini Urus, and the current generation Toyota Prius into a Ferrari of some kind...

Finally we can say "Oh what a feeling!"

My brother-in-law owns a 2008 TRD HiLux 4000SL, which acts as a regular reminder of Toyota Australia’s attempt more than a decade ago to tempt newer and younger customers to the brand. Or, as the company might as well have also said: to eradicate the disparaging “white goods on wheels” comments associated with its cars...

Toyota: Apple CarPlay retrofit $199 for selected models

Toyota Australia has finally rolled out its Apple CarPlay and Android Auto retrofit program, along with announcing the standard fitment of the smartphone mirroring systems across its new-generation model lines. From November 1, existing owners of the Camry, Corolla, Granvia, HiAce, Prius and RAV4 will be able to upgrade their vehicles' infotainment systems – costing $199 for Camry, Corolla and Prius, while Granvia, HiAce and RAV4 retrofits will be free of charge...

Six cars that should be sold in Australia

Australia hosts more than 50 companies selling new cars, SUVs and light commercials through official dealerships. Between them they offer about 350 separate models made in 24 countries. Given the total annual sales are a tick over 1.1 million units once you strip out heavy trucks, that’s a relatively small pie chopped up into a lot of pieces...

Toyota recalls MY19 hybrid models for brake fix, sales stop lifted

Toyota Australia has issued a recall for hybrid versions of the Camry, Corolla, Prius and RAV4 produced between April 2019 and May 2019. "In the subject vehicles, there is a possibility components of the electronic brake booster pump assembly may have been manufactured improperly," the company says. "In some cases, the brake booster pump may stop operating...

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...

2019 Toyota Prius pricing and specs

Toyota Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the refreshed 2019 Prius range, which is now on sale from $36,590 plus on-road costs. Compared to the outgoing model, the MY19 Prius gets updated designs for the front and rear fascias, incorporating new bumpers, sharper LED headlights, and new LED tail-light clusters...

Let's talk electric vehicles: a CarAdvice podcast special

Barely a week goes by without us talking about electric vehicles on the CarAdvice podcast. In this special, Mandy Turner hosts our panel with Paul Maric, Curt Dupriez and Jez Spinks while on location for our latest electric vehicle mega test. Topics include the future of EVs, battery longevity, different types of charging, build quality, pricing, servicing, infrastructure, range anxiety, and so much more...