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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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Toyota 86 sets the world’s longest drift record! [video]

Drifting has taken on a whole new level with this stunt from South African driver Jesse Adams, who drifted this Toyota 86 to a new Guinness Book of record for the world’s longest drift. The motoring journalist drifted a total distance of 165.04 kilometres around a skid pad in a standard …

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Is this the 2018 Toyota Supra production model?

As Toyota is busy preparing the final iteration of its new-age Supra sports car concept for October’s Tokyo Motor Show, Japanese publication Clicccar is giving us a glimpse of the final product with this new rendering. Adopting design elements from the Toyota FT-1 concept which was presented in early 2014, Clicccar’s rendering of the next-generation Supra retains …

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2017 Toyota C-HR Koba AWD Review

There’s no question that Toyota knows how to build a solid, reliable and sensible selection of cars. You don’t become top dog in the automotive manufacturing business by taking giant risks on every new design; it’s the conservative well thought out approach that’s proven to sell. The reason behind their …

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Toyota 86 gets super cool Kuhl Racing wide bodykit

The Toyota 86 is a tuning magnet, with most tuners having some sort of customisation package for the popular Japanese coupe, with the latest being Kuhl Racing. The tuner’s eye-catching conversion consists of the brand’s 01R-GT wide-body kit, 20-inch Verz alloy wheels shod with Falken FK453 tyres with dramatic camber …

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2018 Toyota Camry due in Nov – preliminary specs announced

Toyota has announced the preliminary specifications of the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry, which will reach Australian showrooms in November 2017. The eight-generation Camry is the first Toyota sedan to adopt TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) and sports a more evocative styling than ever before. This lightweight and high-strength structure improves …

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Toyota 86 Limited Edition gains chassis and interior tweaks

Toyota has expanded the pure driving pleasure of its popular 86 coupe with a limited-edition model that adds an improved dynamic edge and a striking new paint colour. Just 60 examples of the special edition model are available in Australia, enhancing the appeal of the 86 to driving enthusiasts by fitting larger Brembo performance …

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Event: Fuji Speedway Toyota 1JZ Day Part 2

There was no lack of interesting and impressive machines on display throughout the pits and track at Fuji Speedway (see part 1 here) but for a little extra variety it’s definitely worth checking out the surrounding carparks for a few hidden gems. Things started off pretty mild with this rather …

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2017 Toyota Kluger Grande AWD Review

The popular 7 seater Kluger SUV from Toyota has had a refresh for 2017 that boasts improved safety, refinement and performance. These improvements come at an increased cost throughout the three-tier range and the top spec Grande model we’re testing rolls in with a $1,831 increase on the previous year …

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Hidden “Pedal Dance” Cheat Code for Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ

Deep within the ECU programming for the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ lies a little cheat code that can completely disable all driving aids. That means no electronic stability control, traction control, electronic brake distribution, brake assist and no anti-lock brakes either. So why on earth would you ever want …

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Event: Fuji Speedway Toyota 1JZ Day Part 1

Last year I was presented with a tough decision, go to the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka on race day or head to Fuji Speedway to check out the 1JZ day that was going on. Either choice would have resulted in a memorable day yet deep down I’m glad I …

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