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Toyota Corolla hatch gets styling updates and improved dynamics

Toyota has unveiled a substantially upgraded Corolla hatch that promises to offer improvements in the key areas of design, interior trim and dynamics. Revealed at the Geneva motor show and due in Australia later this year, the 2015 Corolla hatch features an updated exterior for a visually broader stance. The …

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Toyota returns to motorsport with GT86 CS-R3

Toyota is preparing for its motorsport come back later this year with the GT86 CS-R3. The brand’s motorsport arm, Toyota Motorsport has announced development work on the racecar is well underway. Launched in prototype form last August, the GT86 CS-R3 has since undergone an extensive test programme to fine-tune its …

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2014 Toyota Yaris Review

Toyota gave its baby hatch, the Yaris, a major facelift in 2014. Consistently one of Toyota Australia’s sales stars, the Yaris has found 186,000 homes since it arrived in late 2005, making it one of the most popular superminis in the country. However, with the ultra-competitive Hyundai i20 and the …

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2014 Toyota Camry RZ Review

The Toyota Camry has been the household name for mid-size sedan for over 30 years. With more than 15 million sold around the world, the Camry nameplate is synonymous with safe, reliable and worry-free A to B transportation. For 2014, Toyota has drawn on the sporty appeal of its 86 coupé and Corolla …

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Toyota Hybrid Power wins World Endurance Championship

Toyota has stormed back into the global motorsport winners’ circle with a hybrid-powered victory as world champions in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Second and fourth in the season’s eighth and final race in Brazil were enough to extend Toyota’s overall lead in the manufacturers’ championship and cement its first …

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2014 Toyota 86 Review

It’s seven in the morning and it’s not a weekday. There could only be two reasons why I wasn’t slumbering under the warmth of the blanket at this hour on a Saturday morning – having just found my way home from a messy Friday night out, or something fun is parked …

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Toyota Corolla RZ special edition launched

Australia’s best-selling car, Toyota Corolla, has struck an edgy new pose with a special-edition model dubbed the RZ. Following the footsteps of the recently launched Camry RZ, the Corolla RZ adopts a range of black treatments for the wheels, grille, bumpers, mirrors and rear garnish. Priced from $23,540, Toyota says …

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Toyota takes the strain out of parking

Imagine how much easier life would be if your car realised when you’re about to reverse into a high kerb and could intervene to prevent a costly scrape? Or if you could make your car transparent, so you have a complete view of your surroundings when edging back into a …

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Scion iM Concept unveiled ahead of LA debut

Scion, Toyota’s North America sporting arm has unveiled the iM concept ahead of a scheduled debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Based on the Toyota Corolla hatchback, the iM Concept features sporty looks inspired by those seen on the European touring car racing circuit. The concept brings in captivating …

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Toyota 86 owners celebrate at Festival of 86

More than 800 fans of the Toyota 86 shared their passion for the cult sports car at the Festival of 86 held in Sydney at the weekend. Enthusiasts flocked to the two-day club event from around Australia – by plane from as far away as Townsville while many drove their …

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Toyota claims second one-two victory in a row

Toyota Racing claimed its second consecutive one-two victory, winning the Six Hours of Shanghai by more than a lap to extend its lead in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi took a commanding win in the #8 TS040 Hybrid, their fourth victory of the season, to …

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5 star ANCAP for Accord, City, X-Trail, 308 and Prius C

ANCAP has today released the test results for five popular models. The Honda Accord, Honda City, Nissan X-Trail, Peugeot 308 and Toyota Prius C all scored the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating. While ANCAP is happy that the popular Nissan X-Trail scored a maximum of 5 star, the victory is bittersweet as the …

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Toyota 86 14R60 tweaked by TRD unveiled

Toyota has unveiled a hardcore version of its 86 sports coupe, imaginatively called the 14R60. Developed by in-house tuning arm Toyota Racing Development (TRD), the 86 14R60 gains styling and handling tweaks for a more track-oriented setup. The hotted up 86 will be sold in limited numbers and available only …

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