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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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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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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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