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Toyota Yaris, Car of the Year 2021, A deserving winner

“The Car of the Year” trophy, which has been awarded since 1964, is the most prestigious and coveted award in the automotive world. A 59-member jury, made up of automotive journalists from 22 countries, selects the winner from seven models that have made it to the round of finalists in the first round of voting.

The finalists for “The Car of the Year 2021” are:

•    Citroën C4
•    Cupra Formentor
•    Fiat 500
•    Land Rover Defender
•    Škoda Octavia
•    Toyota Yaris
•    Volkswagen ID.3

One of these cars will be the successor of last year’s winner, the Peugeot 208.

Now it is a neatly different story. Yaris keeps on being more compact than other B-segment models, but has matured and refined in every aspect: looks, perceived quality, safety and comfort equipment, performance and handling too. The main

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Toyota and Law Council Australia claim a new right to repair is unwarranted

The Australian arm of Japanese car manufacturing conglomerate Toyota is standing by the consumer guarantees that exist under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and does not believe focusing on the automotive sector as part of the Productivity Commissions’ right to repair inquiry is necessary.

Toyota outlined in its submission [PDF] that it believes “sufficient” and “very stringent” repair remedies already exist, and therefore no additional changes are required, touting that any further changes would “require significant time and resources, which would be an additional burden on dealerships around Australia without any evidence of material benefit to the consumer”.

The company also suggested given that the right to repair inquiry coincides with the release of the Treasury’s draft Competition and Consumer Amendment (Motor Vehicle Service Repair Information Sharing Scheme) Bill 2020, which already deals with many of the same issues, the inquiry should focus on “areas that have not been under

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2021 Toyota RAV4 or 2021 Mazda CX-5? Pros and Cons Review

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The Toyota RAV4 has been around since the early days of the compact crossover, with the first versions sprouting up in the mid-1990s and doing battle with another segment founder, the Honda CR-V. Mazda’s CX-5 is a much newer addition to the segment, having first arrived in 2012. Now in its second generation, the Mazda proves a worthy competitor to compact SUV segment stalwarts such as the RAV4 thanks to the automaker’s affinity for nimble handling and streamlined designs. Both SUVs have their strengths, but there is one of these small utes we’d rather see in the driveway every morning. Keep reading to find out how the 2021 Toyota RAV4 compares with the 2021 Mazda CX-5.

2021 Toyota RAV4: Pros Over the CX-5

Fuel Efficiency

These vehicles both use 2.5-liter non-turbo four-cylinders as their base engines, but the Toyota’s achieves better

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Toyota Trademarks Grand Highlander

Hot on the news that Toyota is discontinuing the Land Cruiser after the 2021 model year, the folks at have uncovered a recent patent application from Toyota for the “Grand Highlander” name. Filed on December 24, 2020, the application lists use of the name for the United States and Canada.

So, what’s the takeaway from all of this? While the only thing for certain is that the Land Cruiser in its current form will not continue after the current model year, everything else is just speculation. If the “Grand” in “Grand Highlander” is any indication, the company could be planning on releasing an extended-wheelbase version of Toyota’s three-row Highlander SUV. The Toyota Highlander just received a modest update for the 2021 model year, but space behind the third row is still fairly limited. Extending the wheelbase could open up the vehicle to not only more storage space behind the

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