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Toyota GR Celica to revive iconic nameplate?

For much of the 2000s, Toyota had been without a sports car in its line-up. It wasn’t until the launch the first generation Toyota 86 in 2012 that things took a turn at the world’s largest car maker. The following years after the birth of the 86 saw Toyota putting …

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2024 Toyota HiLux range updated with V-Active technology

The Toyota HiLux range has undergone yet another update for 2024 to remain competitive in the highly saturated ute segment in Australia. The big news this time around is the introduction of the new V-Active technology on select HiLux double-cab 4×4 variants. This is complemented by refreshed exterior styling and …

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Fully Electric Toyota bZ4X lands – price and specification

Toyota’s first fully electric SUV, the all-new bZ4X has arrived in Australian showrooms, bringing with it a new BEV (battery electric vehicle)-specific platform utilising the latest motor generator and battery technology. Jointly developed with Subaru, the bZ4X is based on a new platform that integrates the battery and motor generator …

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2024 Toyota GR Supra GTS Manual Review

Enthusiasts pleaded, Toyota listened. Four years after the initial launch of the GR Supra with an automatic transmission, a manual version is now finally offered. But Supra enthusiasts really have one other car to thank for Toyota’s decision and that’s the Nissan Z. Launched with a manual option in late …

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Toyota Tundra Australian Specification Detailed

There’s no official on-sale date yet, but the Toyota Tundra full-size pick-up isn’t far away from its highly anticipated launch in Australia. In fact, 300 of these right-hand-drive converted Tundras have already found homes Down Under, via the Tundra Insider Program. The pre-launch program sees 300 potential customers getting a …

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2023 Subaru WRX v Toyota GR Corolla v Honda Civic Type R v Hyundai i30 N Review

For decades, enthusiasts have been relying on cars like the Subaru WRX and Honda Civic Type R for a relatively affordable way to fix their cravings for driving thrills. Now these buyers have new options to choose from. Late comers Toyota GR Corolla and Hyundai i30 N join the party …

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Toyota HiLux Revo BEV Concept hints at ute’s electric future

Like it or not, the Toyota HiLux is heading electric. Previewed by the HiLux Revo BEV Concept, the first ever all-electric HiLux enters prototyping phase and the unique landscape in Australia has been selected as the testbed for the HiLux EV. Originally unveiled in Thailand late last year, the HiLux …

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2023 Toyota LandCruiser GR Sport vs Land Rover Defender D300 Review

Off-road vehicles are no longer just off-road vehicles these days. Market demands have dictated that they must do a lot more than just bush-bashing. They’re big and spacious comfortable daily drivers packed with creature comforts and the latest tech. Their rugged 4×4 mechanisms, while still as capable as ever, are …

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2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Atmos Hybrid AWD Review

Aren’t there enough SUVs on the market already? Not if you ask Toyota. It appears to be on a quest to fill every niche in a segment it kicked started with its own RAV4 in 1998. Designed to sit between the pint size Yaris Cross and highly popular RAV4, and …

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2023 Toyota GR86 GTS Manual Review

With interest rates biting harder than a deranged Pitbull, we are all trying to stretch our dollar further than ever before. But if you’re on a quest for some fun on a budget and don’t mind contributing to the country’s runaway inflation, then the Toyota GR86 should be high on …

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2024 Toyota HiLux could look like this

With the new Ford Ranger outselling the aging Toyota HiLux in key global markets, Toyota is in desperate need to get the next-generation HiLux on to market. And it seems the new pick-up is not too far away. Development is already well into its mature stage, and the closely related …

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Toyota GR 86 sharpened with lowering KW suspension kit

The Toyota GR 86 is already an excellent package straight out of the factory. With power now coming from a larger 2.4-litre horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine developing 174kW and 250Nm, the rear-wheel drive sports car brings improved performance over the previous generation model. While the car’s handling has been sharpened …

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Dakar-inspired Toyota HiLux GR Sport packs uprated engine

Toyota has unveiled the most extreme HiLux to date, with the new GR Sport model taking out the range-topper status for the 2023 HiLux range. Equipped with more power, wider tracks, tuned suspension and bigger disc brakes, the new HiLux GR Sport benefits from experience gained through Toyota’s GAZOO Racing …

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Toyota teases next-generation C-HR

Toyota has previewed the next-generation of its popular C-HR small SUV with the C-HR prologue. Launched back in 2016, the C-HR provided the bold styling direction for Toyota and the new concept is set to take that further, with what the brand dubbed ‘a precision organic design language’. It features …

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