15 Jan 2021

Is this UDO the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series?

More secret than Area 51, is this camo-clad test car Toyota’s next-gen four-wheel drive? An unidentified driving object has been spied testing in Japan, and punters are suggesting it is the first sighting of the upcoming 300 Series Toyota LandCruiser. Given the blurry nature of this image shared to the

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06 Dec 2020

2020 Toyota GR Yaris review

It has been a year full of unlikely and hugely unwelcome events. Into all of this has been thrust a few shining lights – a hilarious US election, the new iPhone, and a rally car for the road from Toyota. Wait, what? Yep. Toyota’s all-new, excellent-but-expensive Yaris has an evil twin,

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27 Nov 2020

Hot Toyota GR Yaris Rallye launches

Pricing and availability for the Toyota GR Yaris Rallye has been announced. Toyota’s hottest GR Yaris, the Rallye, has been detailed for Australia, with availability and pricing all confirmed. The model, which brings myriad features like lighter rims and two LSDs, will begin deliveries from March 2021 and is priced

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17 Nov 2020

Toyota Mirai hydrogen car confirmed for Australia

Clean hydrogen-powered cars begin to hit Australian roads. Toyota Australia will introduce a small batch of 20 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to be sold to businesses and government departments.  It is the second-generation of the Mirai, a car that has been sold in other markets previously in its first

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26 Oct 2020

Testing Bluesteele’s 1000Nm Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series

Bluesteele’s 70 Series isn’t any ordinary LandCruiser wagon, it packs over 1000Nm underneath the bonnet and houses one of the best aftermarket clutch kits available for heavy-duty on and off-road performance. Produced with Bluesteele Clutch Hugely popular and a survivor against contemporary counterparts, Toyota’s LandCruiser 70 Series is a classic

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05 Oct 2020

Should the Toyota Rav4 go rugged?

Toyota Japan has revealed a toughened-up Rav4 Hybrid, but is it worth upgrading on Australia’s favourite SUV? What does it take to make the Rav4 an adventurous off-roader? Apparently 10mm higher suspension, some black alloys and all-terrain tyres. That’s the essence of the new Rav4 Adventure Off-Road model unveiled by

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30 Sep 2020

Toyota reveals Hilux Mako as a Raptor rival

Forget dinosaurs, the Toyota Hilux Mako is the Japanese brand’s shark-named answer to the Ford Ranger Raptor. Toyota has shown off a lifted and unique Hilux model in New Zealand named after one of the world’s most vicious sharks, the Mako. This is the Hilux many have been waiting for.

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22 Sep 2020

Toyota LandCruiser 300 rumours…again

LandCruiser bingo continues as a new engine rumour (about the fifteenth on our count) enters the arena. It wouldn’t be another month without a murmur somewhere in the globe on what engine/spec/ability the new LandCruiser ‘300 Series’ has. In fact, there should not be any rumours left, as Toyota was

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21 Sep 2020

Toyota’s new dynamic GR white goods

Forget everything you thought about Toyota because the Japanese brand has re-discovered its motorsport heritage in showroom style. While we’re only just getting ready for the all-new Yaris GR to be upon us November this year, Toyota is now beginning to bring its all-new supercar (yes, a Ferrari-beating weapon) to

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16 Sep 2020

Yaris GR priced at $50k in Australia, promo pricing at launch

Toyota has announced pricing for its hot little Yaris GR, which will hit Aussie roads in November. In one week, Toyota will open up order books for the Yaris GR hot hatch, which is priced at a recommended retail price of $49,500 though introduced at a more palatable $39,950 driveaway

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04 Sep 2020

2020 Toyota Yaris review

Our independent 2020 Toyota Yaris review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Let’s not muck around. The new Yaris is expensive. Not “not cheap” – expensive. Starting at $22,130 for the SX manual, Toyota has tossed a hand grenade at Yaris fans who are

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27 Aug 2020

Toyota upgrades DPF system, no change on dust issue

Toyota addresses some DPF issues in the latest engine revision but says dust particle issue a non-issue. Toyota says that it has made both software and hardware upgrades to the diesel particulate filter system for the updated Hilux and Fortuner MY20 model range. Speaking with media yesterday during a presentation

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18 Aug 2020

New Toyota Yaris price jumps beyond $20k for entry level

Toyota has revealed pricing and specifications for its new Yaris, and the model is now much more expensive than the cheap and cheerful little hatch it was before. Toyota has considerably increased the price of its new Yaris for the third-generation, announcing today that its most affordable and smallest car

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06 Aug 2020

Toyota RAV4 sales: Oh what a July

Toyota Rav4 climbs to the top of the sales chart for the first month since going on sale in Australia. But sales across the board continue to sink. Toyota’s Rav4 topped the sales chart last month, the first time the SUV has ever taken the number one spot in Australia

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16 Jul 2020

Toyota Camry facelift and hybrid upgrade confirmed for Australia

Toyota is putting a more efficient battery into its Camry and bringing a facelifted model to Australia next year. Toyota has updated its stalwart family sedan with a facelift and better technology. The improved Camry is also confirmed to reach Australia, arriving here in the second half of 2021. It

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