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Toyota expands Takata recall

Toyota Australia has issued a notice for previous-generation 2013 Corolla, Rukus and Yaris models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. Affected vehicles are fitted with potentially-deadly passenger airbags, which are susceptible to moisture intrusion over time – this is an extension of the recall issued this time last year, where 111,214 Corolla, Rukus and Yaris units were affected...

Time Machine Tuesday: April 10, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of April 10 in years past...

Toyota Corolla, Rukus recalled over Takata airbag replacement foul-up

Toyota Australia has issued a follow-up recall for "approximately 48,000" Corolla and Rukus models built between 2007 and 2012 over concerns replacement airbags fitted as part of the Takata campaign may have been installed incorrectly...

Toyota Australia adds 119,000 vehicles to Takata recall

Toyota has recalled a further 119,386 vehicles across various model lines and build dates as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest recall, two separate notices have been issued, one for vehicles with a faulty front passenger's airbag, with the other a re-notification for vehicles with a faulty driver's front airbag...

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 Rukus axed from Australian line-up

The Toyota Rukus has been axed from the local line-up on the back of dwindling demand for the boxy small car. Toyota Australia product public relations manager Steve Coughlan confirmed the decision had been made “in line with customer demand … to cease Australian production of the model next month”...

Toyota Rukus sibling to get the axe in US

North American Toyota sub-brand Scion is set to axe its iconic boxy compact, the Scion xB, sold in Australia as the Toyota Rukus. Scion launched in 2003 with the aim of directly engaging Gen-Y consumers through trendy, edgy advertising and quirky cars like the xB, but after a nine-month brand review Toyota has decided to shift the goal posts… slightly...

Hyundai Accent, Lexus CT 200h, Toyota Rukus, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60 awarded five-star ANCAP safety rating

The Hyundai Accent, Toyota Rukus, Lexus CT 200h, Peugeot 508 and the Volvo V60 have all been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). ANCAP Chair, Lauchlan McIntosh, said it was encouraging to see five-star result becoming the norm for vehicles sold in Australia...

2011 Toyota Rukus Halo limited edition on sale in Australia

Toyota Australia has launched the 2011 Toyota Rukus Halo Limited Edition, with a bright new paint colour and a range of extra features. Based on the entry-level Rukus Build 1 model, the Halo is finished in unique Voodoo Blue paint. The blue theme extends to the front and rear footwell lighting and highlights in the grey interior upholstery...

Toyota Rukus attracts younger buyers

Update: Toyota Rukus Review. Recent sales data has found the new Toyota Rukus is bought predominately by 20 to 30 year-olds. Showroom figures found 55 percent of all Rukus buyers were aged between 20 and 40. This is interesting when you take into account the Toyota brand usually sells to older buyers...

Toyota Rukus revealed in New York, arrives June 1

Update: Toyota Rukus Review. Toyota has officially unveiled its final version of the Scion xB-based urban utility vehicle at the New York auto show, which will go on sale here from June 1 as the Toyota Rukus. Stepping out of its comfort zone, the Toyota Rukus is aimed at 'young, urban trend-setters' - many of whom have previously never owned a Toyota...

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