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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...

2019 Toyota Prius facelifted: Australian debut in April

The facelifted 2019 Toyota Prius has been unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show today, ahead of an Australian debut set for next April. The new look, revealed at least partially through commissioned renderings in the Japanese press earlier this year, sees the fourth generation of the iconic hybrid given a less confronting face for the 2019 model year...

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 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 Prius recalled

Toyota has recalled the current-generation Prius, over concerns about the engine wire harness. According to the company, the harness connected to the Power Control Unit could come into contact with the connector cover and wear over time, creating the risk of an electrical short. If the issue generates enough heat, there's a risk of fire...

Toyota Prius ‘could play a very different role’ for brand

The Prius is likely to be heavily revitalised in the coming years, as Toyota seeks to refocus the car as a technology leader having set the agenda for hybrid cars with the first-generation model...

2019 Toyota Prius leaked

The facelifted Toyota Prius has surfaced in the Japan's Best Car magazine this week, previewing an upcoming mid-life refresh for the Japanese hybrid. It's worth remembering, these could just be a set of renders commissioned by the popular Japanese magazine, but past form on the Toyota Supra would suggest they're accurate...