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Toyota Aurion gains more standard equipment

Toyota has lifted the appeal of its aging V6-powered Aurion range, introducing premium features to the entry-level AT-X and mid-range Sportivo. Satellite navigation with real-time traffic updates, premium 10-speaker JBL sound system, digital (DAB+) radio, expanded Toyota Link connected mobility, seven-inch touch-screen monitor and a rear-window power sunshade are now …

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2016 Toyota Camry gains sporty touches and more kit

The seven-model Toyota Camry range has been updated with minor styling tweaks and improved equipment levels across the line-up. User-friendly additions to the mid-spec Camry Atara SX include satellite navigation and expanded Toyota Link connected mobility operated via a larger seven-inch screen that is also the command centre for the …

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2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review

Efficiency. It’s a term that’s been blurred over the years. Many claim their vehicles are efficient and economical, in reality, some can cost as much as a V8 to run. Thankfully, clear as day, the 2016 Toyota Prius shines through with its realistically low and achievable fuel economy, making it a more …

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Toyota 86 Racing Series fires up for Winton debut

A full grid of 35 Toyota 86 racing cars are ready to greet the starter at the first round of the 2016 Toyota 86 Racing Series, running at this weekend’s V8 Supercars Championship round at Winton raceway in Victoria. Entries for the new single-make category have been well received, with …

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Toyota bids farewell to FJ Cruiser

Toyota will be bidding a fond farewell to the retro-inspired FJ Cruiser off-roader when its production ends in August. Launched locally in 2011, Australians have bought more than 11,000 FJ Cruisers at an average of 180 a month – considerably higher than originally expected. Drawing its rugged DNA, inspiration and …

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Toyota Festival of 86 wowed fans at Canberra

The third Australian Festival of 86 celebrations took place over the weekend in the nation’s capital drawing close to 450 owners and admirers of the Toyota 86 sports coupe to the Sutton Road Driver Training Centre in Canberra. More than 150 examples of the front-engine, rear drive coupe were on display, with enthusiasts …

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Toyota 86 Shooting Brake concept unveiled

Toyota Australia has unveiled a global first – a dramatic new “Shooting Brake” concept version of the 86 sports car, the product of what originally started as a secret “passion project” for the Australian design team. The one-off prototype was conceived and developed by Toyota Australia’s Product Design team and …

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2016 Toyota Festival of 86 tours Canberra

The 2016 Festival of 86, a national celebration of Toyota’s cult sports car, is set to draw dedicated owners and enthusiast admirers from all over the country when it kicks off in Canberra this Saturday (May 7). This is the third Festival of 86 held in Australia since the car …

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Toyota mulling high-performance version of C-HR

Toyota is reportedly considering a high-performance variant of the recently unveiled Toyota C-HR compact SUV. Speaking to our friends at Autocar, C-HR chief engineer, Hiro Koba, told the British publication that such a car would rival the Nissan JUKE Nismo and give Toyota a head start in the high-performance crossover …

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Toyota aims to extend World Endurance lead

Toyota aims to extend its lead in the World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship this weekend with an improved performance at the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. A two-car finish and a podium in the opening race at Silverstone last month netted 33 championship points, giving it a lead of eight …

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Review

The Toyota RAV4 is the pioneer of the compact crossover class. First launched in 1994, it combined the versatility and space of a four-wheel-drive with the comfort and manoeuvrability of a hatchback. Today, the midsize SUV class that the RAV4 spearheaded is one of the most competitive and fastest growing …

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Toyota reveals all-new TS050 Hybrid LMP1 car

Toyota Gazoo Racing has unveiled their third generation LMP1 vehicle, the TS050 Hybrid. The TS050 is Toyota’s third vehicle since joining the World Endurance Championship (WEC) back in 2012, it features a 2.4-litre twin turbo direct injection V6 petrol engine combined with a high-capacity 8MJ hybrid system producing a combined …

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