Toyota Gazoo Racing unveils GR010 hybrid racer | CarAdvice

The latest endurance racing car from Toyota hints at the upcoming production version. Toyota Gazoo Racing has pulled the covers off its Le Mans endurance hypercar: the GR010. The GR010 is the racing version of the Toyota GR Super Sports concept, first revealed in January 2018, with the model engineered Continue Reading

2020 Toyota Yaris SX Hybrid review | CarAdvice

The best Yaris ever comes at a price. Literally. Does it live up to its new price benchmark? Pros and Cons Pros The best implementation of Toyota’s hybrid tech yet Super refined and quiet in town Best-in-class safety equipment Cons High price is a bitter pill to swallow Open-road refinement Continue Reading

2020 Toyota Corolla sedan review: Ascent Sport hybrid | CarAdvice

When it comes to the hybrid Corolla sedan, is basic best? Pros and Cons Pros Comfy and settled ride Fuel-dodging hybrid tech Strong standard equipment list Roomy but right-sized interior Cons Unappealing 15-inch aero wheels Just a little light on – auto wipers and more USBs needed Priced well, but Continue Reading

2020 Hino 300 Series 616 Hybrid review | CarAdvice

Hino’s updated diesel-electric hybrid truck can be driven on a car licence, but why would you pick one over a conventional ute? Pros and Cons Pros Exceptional fuel economy for a proper truck Class-leading interior design and plastics Long list of safety tech for this segment Cons Single-clutch automatic transmission Continue Reading

Urgent safety recall and “stop-delivery” notice on Toyota Yaris Hybrid | CarAdvice

Hybrid versions of both the Toyota Yaris hatchback and Toyota Yaris Cross are being recalled or held back from delivery due a safety fault with the hybrid system. Toyota Australia has issued an urgent bulletin advising dealers to stop deliveries of the Yaris Hybrid and Yaris Cross Hybrid due to Continue Reading

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid coming in second-half of next year | CarAdvice

Hyundai has previously confirmed the Santa Fe Hybrid is coming to Australia, but we now have more details and more accurate timing. The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid will be in Australian showrooms in the second-half of next year, rather than the middle of the year as previously reported. In Continue Reading

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid recalled for potential fire risk | CarAdvice

The oil feed line on the transmission may have been incorrectly installed, resulting in a recall of 11 vehicles. Nissan Australia has issued a recall of 11 examples of the Nissan R52 Pathfinder Hybrid, listed as Model Year 2019 (MY19), due to a potential fire hazard. The recall notice, lodged Continue Reading

2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid fails emergency swerve test | CarAdvice

It is not clear why the plug-in hybrid performed significantly worse than a regular hybrid RAV4 in the evasive manoeuvre. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has failed an emergency swerve-and-avoid “moose test” by Swedish motoring magazine Teknikens Värld. The experiment – which tests a vehicle’s ability to safely Continue Reading

2021 Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid detailed for Europe, no plans for Australia … for now | CarAdvice

Hyundai’s new mid-size SUV is available with the option of plug-in hybrid power in Europe, however it is yet to be confirmed for Australia. Further details of the 2021 Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid (PHEV) have been revealed in Europe overnight, however plans for Australia are yet to be announced. As Continue Reading

Volvo Australia to electrify range: Mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid and EV only, diesels axed from 2021 | CarAdvice

Volvo’s local range will get a shock in mid-2021, with mild-hybrids, plug-in hybrids and full EVs replacing pure petrol and diesel. Entire Volvo range to be electrified from July 2021 Efficient, mild-hybrid, B-series petrols to replace current units Diesels to see the axe entirely More plug-in hybrid and pure-electric options Continue Reading