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Toyota takes record breaking pole at Le Mans 24-hour

Toyota Racing’s Kazuki Nakajima set a new Le Mans qualifying lap record to put the #7 TS040 Hybrid in pole position for the 82nd running of the famous Le Mans 24-hour endurance race this weekend. Toyota Racing arrives at Le Mans – often regarded as the world’s most demanding race …

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Control your home from a Toyota

Toyota and Panasonic will soon make it possible to avoid those “oh-no” moments after leaving home, such as forgetting to switch off the air-conditioning. The two companies are cooperating on a cloud-based in-car system to monitor and operate home appliances. The new cloud-based telematics service will make life easier and …

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Toyota purportedly working on new FT-1 concept

According to a report by Motor Trend, Toyota is working on another full-scale model of the wildly popular FT-1 concept – this time finished in a different hue. The Japanese giant is not known to construct two successive full-scale concept unless it is seriously looking to add a new model …

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Toyota eyes sports car racing’s biggest prize

Toyota Racing’s quest for the biggest prize in international sports-car racing culminates this month as it sets its sights on victory at the famous Le Mans 24-hour race classic.The team, campaigning two TS040 hybrid-powered race cars, aims to extend its World Endurance Championship (WEC) lead by surpassing its second placing …

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Cosworth offers performance packages for Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ

British engine manufacturer Cosworth has shifted its focus from being a manufacturer of individual performance components to the engineering and supply of complete performance upgrade packages. The first of its new range of Power Packages has been rolled out for the FA20 engine platform, found under the bonnet of the Scion FR-S, …

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Australia is Toyota 86’s third largest market in the world

According to Toyota Australia, Aussies snap up almost one out of every 10 Toyota 86 coupé (Cup Edition shown above) sold worldwide. With 10,363 customers since local sales began in June 2012, Australia is the biggest market for the 86 outside Japan (39,000 sales) and the United States (35,000). In …

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BMW and Lexus to develop new flagship supercar?

In case you haven’t already know, BMW and Toyota signed an agreement in late 2013 to jointly develop a new platform for a sports car, which will be shared by the two companies. What we do not know, as yet, is exactly what kind of sports car the two automobile heavyweights …

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2015 Toyota Camry officially unveiled

Toyota has unveiled the 2015 Toyota Camry at the New York Auto Show. The heavily face lifted Camry is said to be “rebuilt from the ground up with almost 2,000 new parts.” “Customers today love the durability, quality and value that the Camry represents, but they are looking for a …

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Toyota TS040 Hybrid racer pushes limits of hybrid tech

Toyota Racing has vowed to push the limits of hybrid technology in motorsport with the launch today of its new all-wheel-drive TS040 Hybrid race car. The unveiling of the TS040 Hybrid has also highlighted the important role that testing hybrid technology in the harsh conditions of motorsport plays in improving …

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3rd-generation Toyota Kluger on sale from $40,990

Toyota has launched its third-generation seven-seat Kluger SUV with most models copping a price drop of at least $1,500. Available in three models, the range kicks off with the Kluger GX 2WD at $40,990 – $2,200 cheaper than before. All models are equipped with a 3.5-litre V6 engine paired with …

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New Toyota Corolla sedan on sale now from $20,740

The new Toyota Corolla sedan has arrived in Australia to join its hatch sibling, priced from $20,740 RRP for the Corolla Ascent – $250 more than its archrival, the new Mazda3 Neo. Sporting a crisper styling than the outgoing model, the Corolla sedan has grown in most dimensions. It measures …

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Breaking News: Toyota to cease local manufacturing in 2017

The last remaining car maker in Australia, Toyota, has announced it will cease local manufacturing in 2017, putting the death nail in the local car making industry. Although Toyota’s announcement wouldn’t have come as surprise to many, with Ford and Holden both pulling out of local manufacturing, it is still …

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Toyota FT-1 confirmed for production! Will be next Supra

Hurray! The Toyota Supra is back! Yes, Toyota has confirmed the striking FT-1 concept (shown here) will make it to production and resurrect the Supra nameplate. With Toyota CEO, Akio Toyoda’s decree that the company build “cars that touch the hearth”, an insider told Carsales that development of the FT-1 …

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