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Suzuki adopts plug-in hybrid Toyota RAV4 in Europe, Australia unlikely  

Do not adjust your eyes. This is not photoshop, this is Suzuki’s re-nosed version of the Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid. It has just gone on sale in Europe and is one of the first shared vehicles under the new partnership between the two Japanese car makers. Last year Toyota pledged to buy 24 million shares in Suzuki valued at roughly ¥96 billion (AU$1...

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...

10 cars that beat the coronavirus

Australians are treating themselves to “getaway cars” in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, so they can holiday at home rather than travel overseas. The federal government’s $150,000 instant asset tax write-off has also accelerated sales of certain work vehicles...

Toyota RAV4 recalled for fault in crucial suspension component

Toyota Australia has issued a recall of 1552 examples of its RAV4 SUV produced between 25 September 2019 and 17 October 2019 due to a crucial suspension component that may fail. The recall affects both petrol and hybrid RAV4s with model codes AXAH54, AXAH52, MXAA52 and AXAA54...

Hybrid sales went through the roof in April 2020

Sales of petrol-electric hybrid vehicles skyrocketed in April 2020, even though it was the weakest month in 26 years and the sharpest decline since records began in 1991. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid appears to have been the driving force behind the unprecedented growth rate of all hybrid vehicles by 64.1 per cent (from 1711 to 2809) in April 2020 versus the same month last year...

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...

Toyota passes 15 million hybrid sales globally, Australia eclipses 134,000

Japanese car giant Toyota has passed another major milestone, producing its 15 millionth hybrid car since the first Prius hit the road in 1997. The company estimates the 15 million hybrid cars over 23 years have saved more than 120 million tonnes of CO2 compared with equivalent petrol vehicles which use twice to three times as much fuel...

Toyota RAV4 passes 10 million sales globally, still a long wait for hybrids

One of the world's most popular compact SUVs, the Toyota RAV4, has passed a major milestone, clocking up more than 10 million sales globally – including more than 336,000 in Australia – over five generations in the 26 years since 1994. The Toyota RAV4 clocked up its first 1 million sales globally in 2001, just seven years after going on sale, passed the five million mark in 2013, when the cumulative tally eclipsed 5...

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid allocation reviewed as waiting time passes six months

Toyota is reviewing the allocation system for its in-demand RAV4 Hybrid after CarAdvice revealed some customers are receiving vehicles just four weeks after ordering them, while others are waiting up to 10 months. The waiting list for the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is so long it has prompted a Facebook page called Australians waiting for 2020 RAV4s, which encourages those in the queue to share their stories – and any tips on how to get their car sooner...

Truth behind Toyota RAV4 Hybrid delays: 10 things buyers need to know but aren’t always told

The wait for a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is now longer than the queue for some Ferraris – and frustrated buyers are starting to cancel orders because promises keep getting broken and delivery dates are repeatedly pushed back. CarAdvice has learned some arrivals have been delayed by 10 months or more, some dealers are now quoting delivery times of more than a year – and yet a number of buyers are jumping the queue because of flaws in Toyota’s ordering system...

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid delays blow out to nine months, frustrated customers start Facebook group

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid delivery delays have again blown out to at least nine months – despite assurances from the company that it cut back waiting times – and now a customer group has called on the car company to come up with a fairer way to allocate cars...