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2019 Toyota Prius Review – eco king gets tested

What you see here is the world’s best-selling hybrid vehicle. The pioneering Toyota Prius became the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car back in 1997 and has since racked up over 5 million sales globally. It represents more than half of all hybrids sold worldwide by Toyota. The automotive landscape has …

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2019 Lexus ES 300h Review

When Lexus dropped the first photos of the new ES, I knew Lexus was onto something with the seventh-generation of the its most conservative model. For a nameplate known more for its spaciousness, comfort and luxury, the new ES actually has style this time around, and a good dose of …

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Toyota Prius updated with styling tweak and new tech

Toyota has given its Prius hybrid small car a nip and tuck as part of a mid-life update. The updated Prius hatch features restyled front and rear bumpers that give it a more dynamic flowing appearance that is further enhanced by its slightly longer (+35mm) overall length. New slimline headlights …

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2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

Toyota’s new-generation Camry sedan has undergone a dramatic redesign from bumper to bumper that results in the sportiest and most aggressive looking Camry in its history. Built on a new platform, the 2019 Camry brings more emotional styling, new powertrains with higher power and better fuel economy, a revamped chassis …

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2019 Lexus RX 450hL Review

The task of designing a single car to accommodate the unique and often country specific desires is no doubt a serious challenge, one which Lexus took seriously with the RX line of luxury SUVs that continued to evolve throughout their lifespan. The European demand for ever cleaner and greener motoring …

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Updated 2019 Toyota Prius brings cleaner design and new tech

Toyota has advanced the styling and technology of its hybrid halo model with the global reveal of an updated Prius at the Los Angeles auto show. The new Prius brings cleaner, more engaging lines with revised front and rear-end treatments, headlamps, tail-lights, wheel designs and colour choices. Inside, the cabin’s …

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specifications announced

After much anticipation, Hyundai has finally announced pricing and specifications for the 2019 Ioniq models, with the range marking the introduction of the cheapest pure-electric vehicle on sale in Australia.  Three distinct drivetrains underpin the Ioniq range – a conventional series hybrid, a more powerful plug-in hybrid, and the aforementioned …

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2019 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport Hybrid Review

The Toyota Corolla is a bit like a set of jump leads – almost everyone has one in the garage, and if they don’t, they’ll know someone who does. I myself might not have ever owned a Corolla, but both my parents owned Corollas from the days of them being …

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Toyota to launch 5 new hybrid models by 2020

Toyota Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to adding five new hybrid models to its range over the next two and a half years as it ramps up its plans to deliver the petrol-electric technology to a broader base of customers. The company’s decision to expand the availability of hybrid models …

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Sharper, roomier Lexus ES arrives as hybrid-only offering

The new generation Lexus ES mid-size sedan arrives in Australian dealership this month priced from just under $60,000, bringing fresh elegant design and new safety tech as well as delivering sharper driving dynamics. In a move that signals the brand’s on-going commitment to electrification of its line-up, Lexus Australia is …

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2018 Lexus CT 200h Review

The Lexus CT hybrid hatch has undergone its most extensive update yet since its debut in 2011. It ought to as the eight-year old model soldiers on as Lexus’ most affordable offering without a new-generation model anywhere in sight. Against a backdrop of booming compact premium car sales, with models …

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All-New 2019 Honda Insight production model revealed

The all-new, production version of the 2019 Honda Insight has been officially unveiled, providing a first look at the latest entry in Honda’s expanding lineup of electrified vehicles. Positioned and priced between the Civic and Accord in Honda’s passenger car lineup, the Insight is powered by the third generation of …

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