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Toyota unveils EVs with AI that understand humans

Toyota has unveiled a family of three concept cars as its vision for a future where cars and humans will work together as partners to deliver the freedom and pleasure of mobility to as many people as possible. Using artificial intelligence (AI), the cars are said to recognise emotions and …

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More kit and price slash for 2018 Toyota Fortuner

Toyota has embarked on an early Christmas for buyers of its seven-seat Fortuner range by adding features while cutting prices by a minimum of $5,000. Prices for the range in Australia now start at $42,590 – a reduction of $5,400 or 11.25 per cent – and all but the top-of-the-line …

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Targa top Toyota 86-based concept lined up for Tokyo reveal

Toyota is set to unveil a dramatic open-top sports car concept inspired by the company’s involvement in endurance racing and its legendary Supra and Toyota Sports 800. The world premiere of the Toyota 86-based matte-black GR HV Sports Concept will be a highlight of the Toyota stand at the 45th …

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Toyota previews next-generation Crown ahead of Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota has given us an early preview of its Crown Concept ahead of the car’s debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. One of the brand’s most important domestic models, the current 14th generation Crown has been around since 2012 (slightly refreshed in 2015) and is in desperate need of …

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Toyota Australia ends 54 years of local manufacturing operations

Toyota has officially ended more than half a century of manufacturing vehicles in Australia. Approximately 3,000 people attended a ceremony today at the company’s Altona plant including current and former employees, suppliers, affiliate companies and officials from Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan. Fifty-four years since the first Toyota vehicle was …

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Toyota C-HR dropped on H&R springs and spacer package

Chassis specialist H&R is introducing a sport springs and spacer package for the Toyota C-HR, sharpening the compact sports crossover’s already impressive handling even further. Compatible with the standard dampers, the H&R springs lower the Toyota C-HR by 30 mm at the front and up to 45 mm at the rear, lowering its center gravity which in …

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Toyota revamps HiLux range with ten new variants

Toyota is set to expand the appeal of HiLux for families, tradespeople and fleet buyers by adding eight new automatic variants in a comprehensive revamp of Australia’s best-selling vehicle range. In the first significant revitalisation of the HiLux range since the launch of the current generation, the wide-ranging update also …

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Toyota gets sporty – launches GR brand in Japan

Toyota has been gradually transforming itself over the past few years with more driver-focused models, including the highly acclaimed 86 coupe. Now the brand is taking it one step further with the launch of its sports oriented brand called GR in Japan. Named after the Toyota Gazoo Racing division, the …

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Toyota LandCruiser Prado updated for 2018

Toyota has unveiled the updated 2018 LandCruiser Prado that brings an improved interior and expands on advanced safety features across the range. Introduced at the Frankfurt motor show and due in Australia in November, the updated Prado is distinguished by more modern and robust exterior styling and a higher quality interior …

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Toyota announces higher-performance hybrid models

Toyota has announced it will be developing higher-performance hybrid technology for its core models with an emphasis on a “fun-to-drive” character. The announcement was accompanied by the world debut of a C-HR-based hybrid concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. Created by Toyota’s European design studio ED2, the C-HR …

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Toyota UK creates GT86 Initial D concept

What’s a better way to pay homage to the classic Toyota AE86 made famous by the Initial D manga series? Recreate it, of course. And that’s exactly what Toyota UK have done with their customised GT86 concept, the result of a project with the aim of reimagining the world-famous AE86 …

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2017 Toyota Yaris ZR Review

We’ve had the Starlet, the Echo and now we’re more than familiar with the Yaris, Toyota’s pint sized entry into the compact car market which has just been refreshed to remain a valid choice for P platers and Grandma’s alike. I was never a big fan of the original Yaris, …

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