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Toyota Australia orders more GR Yaris and Rallye stock, but deliveries pushed to 2022

Toyota Australia has put in an urgent call to Japan for a larger allocation of the GR Yaris and limited-edition GR Yaris Rallye in the next production run – after both models sold out within days of going on sale last year. The first 1000 examples of the regular Toyota GR Yaris sold out within a week when the company announced an introductory price of $39,950 drive-away...

New cars launching in Australia in April 2021

The Australian new-car market is a crowded one, with dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of models in different segments and body styles. Over 100 all-new, updated or expanded model ranges are due to launch throughout 2021, as chronicled in CarAdvice's 2021 New Car Calendar – but what's there to look forward to this month? Here's a look at every new vehicle launching in Australia in April 2021...

The safest cars for young drivers under $30,000 in Australia

Buying a new car is an exciting yet arduous process – more so when it's your first time jumping through the hoops. While key factors such as style, performance and price are usually top of mind, given that novice drivers are over-represented in fatal crashes – due to a combination of inexperience and older, cheaper and less safe cars – safety should also make the list of priorities...

Q&A: Most economical cars under $30,000?

Hey CarAdvice, I am looking to buy the most environmentally-friendly car I can afford. What are my options at the lower end of the market? Thanks! – Alice Kez Casey If you're looking at environmentally-friendly through the lens of fuel consumption, then cars like the Volkswagen Polo (which uses 5.0 litres of fuel per 100km), Toyota Yaris (4...

Toyota Gazoo Racing club opens to owners

Toyota Australia has opened its Gazoo Racing (GR) club to all GR Supra and GR Yaris owners. The brand claims its GR club was created to build a community around Toyota's resurgence in the performance motoring space. Current owners will receive 12 months of membership for free...

2021 Toyota GR Yaris tuned by HKS to 349kW with nitrous and widebody kit

Is Toyota's factory-built, rally-bred GR Yaris hot hatch not manic enough for you? Try this for size: a GR Yaris fettled by Japanese tuner HKS, pushing some sports car-slaying performance figures. Under the bonnet, HKS has retained the standard car's 1.6-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, which in Toyota-tuned factory guise develops a respectable 200kW of power and 370Nm of torque...

Urgent safety recall and “stop-delivery” notice on Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Toyota Australia has issued an urgent bulletin advising dealers to stop deliveries of the Yaris Hybrid and Yaris Cross Hybrid due to a safety concern with the hybrid system that could cause the vehicle to stop suddenly. The hybrid recall affects approximately 1300 vehicles that have either already been delivered to customers or are in showroom stock waiting to be sold...

Toyota Yaris to spawn hybrid Mazda 2 replacement for Europe – report

The replacement for the long-running Mazda 2 city car in Europe could be a rebadged version of the Toyota Yaris, if a new report is to be believed. British publication Autocar, citing an official presentation shown during a recent Mazda earnings call, claims Mazda will offer a rebadged version of the Toyota Yaris Hybrid – likely as a replacement for the Hiroshima-based brand's Mazda 2 city car – in Europe by 2023...

2021 Toyota GR Yaris Rallye price and specs: $56,200 drive-away for the first 200 cars

Toyota Australia has revealed pricing and specification details for its upcoming 2021 Toyota GR Yaris Rallye. As it did with the regular GR Yaris, Toyota Australia will initially offer the Rallye with special introductory pricing of $56,200 drive-away. The special drive-away offer is limited to the first 200 units only...

Toyota Yaris sales drop by 75 per cent after $9500 price rise

Toyota Yaris sales have fallen to a fraction of their former glory, with deliveries down by 75 per cent in a market that fell by only 1.5 per cent last month. The new-generation Toyota Yaris was released two months ago with a sharp price rise that saw Toyota vacate the sub-$20,000 segment for the first time since it officially began selling cars in Australia in 1959...

Toyota says Yaris customers have accepted $9000 price rise, model won’t be axed

Toyota Australia says Yaris customers have come to terms with a $9000 price rise for the brand’s cheapest model – and insists the city hatchback is not at risk of being axed even though the Toyota Yaris Cross SUV is forecast to outsell it. The starting price for the first new Toyota Yaris in almost a decade increased by a staggering $9000 when it went on sale last month and now costs from about $25,500 drive-away...