Buyer demand for the RAV4 Cruiser Hybrid has been massive in Australia, but does it deserve the attention? Let's find out.
The 2020 Toyota Prado Kakadu Horizon adds some extra trim to the already highly specified Kakadu, but is it too much? James Ward takes a look on and off-road to see if we have passed peak-Prado.
The 2020 Toyota HiLux, Australia’s annual best-selling car for four years straight, is about as ubiquitous as it gets on our roads.
Toyota LandCruiser versus Nissan Patrol. It’s an old-time battle with some all-time hardware. Although the LandCruiser was facelifted in 2016, its bones date back to 2007. The Nissan Patrol was more recently refreshed in 2019, after launching as an all-new, petrol-only platform in 2010.
Like their sales figures, it is honestly very hard to separate these utes. Each time one pulls ahead, the other counters in a different way. More tech, Ford. Better ergonomics, Toyota. Rear passenger comfort, Ford. Longer load area, Toyota. Cheaper to buy, HiLux. Cheaper to run, Ranger. You can play tit-for-tat in every possible way, but in our mind it comes down to one key outcome...
There are any number of ways to decide which of these two utes should be king of the Australian market, and our latest full comparison is certainly one of them. THIS, however, is another slightly less scientific but loads-more-fun way to decide.
4WDers are a bit spoiled for choice these days. Along with traditional big 4WD wagons and huge array of 4WD utes available, buyers can also look at a segment in between: 4WD wagons, based on the utes. We’ve got two of the freshest updates here: The 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (which is facelifted for 2020), and the 2020 Toyota Fortuner (which got refreshed in late 2019)...
For those who want a big SUV with built-in off-road ability, you’ve got two choices: go big, with something like a LandCruiser or Patrol. Or, go not-so-big (and not-so-spendy) with the variety of ute-based 4X4 wagons currently on offer...
Fashionable. That’s the word Toyota Australia uses to promote the 2020 Toyota Kluger Black Edition, though realistically, strong evidence suggests all Klugers are quite fashionable right now.
Things don’t get much simpler in the Toyota C-HR range than this entry-level model refreshed with a midlife update for 2020.
There’s little doubt the C-HR occupies a particularly competitive space in the market, with manufacturers seemingly magicking compact SUVs out of nowhere on an almost weekly basis.