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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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Toyota HiLux scores safety and convenience technology

 Toyota has enhanced its popular HiLux ute by decking out the Double Cab variants with new safety and convenience technology. The latest update enables all 4×4 HiLux variants to achieve a maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating, thanks to the standard fitment of stability and traction control, brake assist and …

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Drive the Toyota FT-1 Concept on PS3’s Gran Turismo 6

While the actual car made its debut at the 2014 North American International Motor Show in Detroit, the virtual counterpart of the Toyota FT-1 Concept was making its way onto Playstation 3 (PS3) consoles around the globe as a downloadable content for the Gran Turismo 6 (GT6). As the showcar …

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BMW and Toyota agree on joint sports car platform

BMW and Toyota have agreed to jointly develop a new platform for a sports car, which will be shared by the two companies, according to a German newspaper report. The two companies first expressed interest in the collaboration in 2012 and an agreement was signed in January 2013 to explore …

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Toyota introduces hydrogen-powered FCV Concept

Toyota has officially unveiled a concept version of its ground-breaking hydrogen-powered car, which is due to go into production in around 12 months. The FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) Concept, displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show, confirms that Toyota’s first mass-produced fuel-cell sedan is in the final stages of development. The …

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Toyota 86 Convertible to be unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

First shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the convertible version of the hugely popular Toyota 86 coupe is set to make another appearance at the upcoming 43rd Tokyo Motor Show, to be held from November 23 to December 1. Production version of the Toyota 86 drop top …

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Toyota 86 sports sedan in the works

It seems that Toyota’s product renaissance is going to get more exciting, starting with a sedan version of top-selling Toyota 86. According to a recent report by Carsales, the firm is developing a four-door 86 as well as a shooting brake (sports wagon). We know that Toyota has recently shelved …

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Toyota 86 Auto variants get standard LSD

Toyota has made running changes to three of its four highly popular Toyota 86 variants. All, but the entry level GT Manual, which continues to be $29,990, cop price hikes of between $300 and $500. The most significant update is the addition of a Torsen limited-slip differential (LSD) as standard …

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