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Feeling Cross – Toyota Corolla Cross Limited AWD Review

For some time, Toyota have been getting very cross with their own range. By “cross” of course I don’t mean seething with anger at their own models, but by adding crossover SUV variants of their already immensely popular superminis and family hatchbacks. You only need look at the likes of the C-HR and recent Yaris […]

Uncomplicated yet Handy Hybrid – Toyota Corolla GX Hybrid Wagon review

2023 Toyota Corolla GX hybrid wagon review NZ

The Corolla has been a stalwart of the Toyota family virtually from the moment they pushed go on the production line in 1966. It was the best-selling car in the world by 1974 and has remained there or thereabouts in the top spot throughout its 12 generations. Now, with the latest iteration, Toyota NZ have […]

Driven To XSE – 2022 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid Review

With more and more consumers feeling the bite of rising fuel costs, getting a hybrid makes more sense than ever. Toyota know this which is why their family favourite, the RAV4, has been given an extra boost of hybrid power. This boost comes in the form of hybrid variants of the range topping Adventure and […]

Spirit of Adventure – 2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure Hybrid review

2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure Hybrid Review NZ

When I think of the ‘Spirit of Adventure’ it’s the three-masted barquentine tall ship located in Auckland’s downtown wharf that immediately comes to mind. However, thanks to Toyota (a company that has become rather synonymous with boats of late) I have a new adventurous spirit to call upon – the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure Hybrid […]

High-Brid: 2022 Toyota Highlander Limited Hybrid Review

When Toyota announced their Highlander would incorporate some hybrid power into the line-up, it came as no surprise to those of us in the specialist motoring press. While the petrol models will still continue, the hybrids, which are part of Toyota’s spearhead into bringing down emissions and increasing the fuel efficiency of their SUV family, […]

Born in the USA: Toyota Highlander GXL Petrol Review

When Toyota launched the new Highlander earlier this year, there was much fanfare surrounding the popular seven-seater SUV now sporting Hybrid options in the line-up. This is of course not surprising as just about every other Toyota in the range, bar the Hilux has Hybrid tech first introduced with the first Prius all those years […]

GR Lite: 2021 Toyota C-HR GR Sport Review

First there was the GR Supra, and it was good. Then came the GR Yaris, and it blew us away. Now, a third member of Toyota’s line-up has received the handiwork of Toyota Gazoo Racing. What you see here look all rakish and aggressive is the Toyota C-HR GR Sport which sits atop the C-HR […]

Fortuner Major: Toyota Fortuner Limited Review

The Toyota Fortuner always makes me think of Harry Potter. No, really. I think the fact it shares the same nameplate one of the ever-changing passwords of the Gryffindor common room, “Fortuna Major.” Anyway, nerd chat aside, back to a Fortuner that actually exists. The Toyota Fortuner makes no bones about being a seven-seater off […]