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A Landlord’s Conundrum: Loaded Lesser Model, or Discounted Premium?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:36:26 +0000

A guest showed up at the apartment yesterday, ready and prepared for when things got hot. No, stop thinking that, you weirdos — it was my landlord. He was replacing my smoke detectors. God. Nice guy, I should point out, certainly the best landlord I’ve ever had. Anyway, as tends to happen with this fellow, we […]

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Ace of Base: 2018 Toyota Yaris 3-Door L

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:18:52 +0000

At the instant noodle end of the Toyota showroom, cars come in three flavors: Good, Better, and Mildly Spicy (L, LE, SE). Within these trims, few options are offered, unlike domestic truck manufacturers who very nearly allow their customers to order their rigs a la carte. Of course, there’s a lot more profit in trucks, […]

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Toyota Gaining Ground in Quest for More Light Truck Sales

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:54:08 +0000

January was a boffo sales month for Toyota in the United States, with the automaker posting a 16.8 percent year-over-year increase across both the Toyota and Lexus brands. Toyota brand sales rose 17 percent, to the luxury division’s 15 percent. Don’t expect that kind of growth to continue, says Jack Hollis, Toyota North America’s general […]

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Attention, Cheapskates: Here Are the Most Affordable Cars to Own in Every Segment

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:29:01 +0000

There are few things sweeter in life than bragging to your friends and family about the good deal you just negotiated on a new car. They certainly won’t care, but the amount of self-satisfaction received from reminding yourself that you are a force to be reckoned with at the dealership is immeasurable. Of course, the […]

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Mighty Like a (TRD) Pro: Toyota’s 2019 Off-roaders Hit the Gym

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:00:25 +0000

It’s leg day at the Toyota Athletic Center. As the Chicago Auto Show kicks off, Toyota has changes in store for its off-road TRD Pro lineup that should help drivers of the brawniest Tacomas, Tundras, and 4Runners keep their sunglasses perched on their nose while blasting through an arroyo. For the 2019 model year, the […]

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2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Teased Ahead of Chicago Debut With Factory Snorkel

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 21:20:59 +0000

Toyota not-so-subtly confirmed that the Tacoma TRD Pro will soon be available with a factory snorkel via a teaser photo on Tuesday. The automaker wants to remind everyone that new Toyota Racing Development 4×4 models will appear at the Chicago Auto Show later this week. Mounted high enough for the Tacoma to drive through miles of […]

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Rare Rides: 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD Wagon in As-new Condition

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:45:47 +0000

Time for the third entry into the sub-class of vehicles from the 1980s that I call Tall Import Wagons. The first was a light blue Nissan Stanza, known as “Multi” up north in Canada. Then, a similarly blue Colt Vista showed us what Dodge could do when it swapped the emblems on a Mitsubishi. Today, […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Toyota Celica GT Coupe

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:00:07 +0000

After producing rear-wheel-drive Celicas for 15 years, Toyota went to a front-wheel-drive Celica platform for the 1986 model year, while the rear-wheel-drive Supra got bigger, more powerful, and more Camaro-like. These Celicas were quick enough to be fun and made long commutes affordable, but they never attracted much of a devoted following. This means that […]

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Toyota Recalling Late-model Prius and Specific Lexus SUVs

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 19:02:58 +0000

Toyota announced a recall of roughly 49,000 vehicles in the United States on Wednesday. Affected models include the 2016 Toyota Prius, the 2016 Lexus RX, and the 2015-2016 Lexus NX crossover. The safety issue involves the airbag systems that could fail due to an electrical problem. Unlike the scary Takata recalls, the biggest danger here […]

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2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Review – Conquering the Most Challenging Tarmac

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:13:37 +0000

I was 15 or so, basking in the heady scents of Armor-All, Windex, cheap suits, and desperation. Mom was waiting for the salesman to “check with the manager” as she negotiated for her second of six Corollas. I wandered off, as I typically did when presented with rows of shiny new cars. You’d think I’d […]

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Spied: 2019 Toyota RAV4, a Reborn Breadwinner

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:10:25 +0000

Profitable as home water delivery in the desert, Toyota’s RAV4 compact crossover performs an increasingly important function in the division’s lineup. As passenger car sales fall, vehicles like the RAV4 compete in the most lucrative and hotly contested segment in the auto industry. Some 407,594 Americans took home a RAV4 last year. Five years earlier, […]

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Is the Toyota Yaris iA Getting a (Formerly Rejected) Sibling?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:42:47 +0000

Three years ago, I stood in the Palais des congrès in Montreal as representatives from Mazda Canada introduced the next-generation Mazda 2, a model that never made it to either Canadian or American dealer lots. Well, not as a Mazda, anyway. The 2015 Montreal International Auto Show debut of the KODO-ified little hatchback was hardly on […]

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QOTD: What Models Were on Your First Car Shopping List?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:00:58 +0000

Recall the days all those years ago (probably over a century for some of you), as the time approached for you to start driving. Some of you may have been prescribed a vehicle by the gift of a generous or perhaps spiteful relative. Others received a set stipend from the Bank of Parentus, while the […]

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2019 Toyota Avalon: Open Wide for a Modern, and More Aggressive Boulevard Cruiser

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:55:00 +0000

As we told you not too long ago, Toyota’s sticking with its traditional car lineup in the face of declining sales — clinging to it, really. How else could you explain not only the continued existence of the full-size Avalon sedan, but a wholly new generation of it? That’s what we have here this morning in […]

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Europe’s Growing Distaste for Diesel Is Great News for Hybrids – and an Opportunity for Toyota

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:00:24 +0000

In the first half of last year, the number of new vehicles sold in Europe with a diesel engine under the hood (or bonnet, depending on your port of call) fell below that of gasoline-powered vehicles. Spurred on by various tax incentives aimed at boosting national fuel economy, diesel’s popularity hit a high water mark […]

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So, Which of These Two Models Won the Race Last Year?

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:06:39 +0000

Coke and Pepsi. Colt and Smith & Wesson. Bert and Ernie. Camry and Accord. The greatest rivalries inspire both loyalty and loathing among fans on either sides of the fence, but there can be only one victor. In the automotive world, sales are the yardstick by which success is measured, as passion alone can’t keep […]

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Mazda’s Rotary Engine Might Appear in a New Toyota Project, But You’re Going to Be Disappointed

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:25:10 +0000

With news of Mazda’s rotary engine development surfacing throughout the past year, we’ve been actively following its progress. Of course, die-hard rotary fans have been less enthused, as all information points to the powerplant continuing on as a gas-driven range extender for EVs — rather than the heart and soul of a high-performance coupe. It could […]

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Joint Toyota-Mazda Assembly Plant Headed to Alabama: Report

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:00:40 +0000

It looks like Alabama has won out over North Carolina in the battle to secure a massive, $1.6 billion joint assembly plant. The factory, a partnership between Toyota and Mazda (which, as of last summer, Toyota owns a 5 percent stake in), is reportedly headed to Huntsville, Alabama, and should give the smaller automaker the […]

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2017 Toyota 86 Review – Two Pedals on a Sports Car? Really?

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:07:28 +0000

The litmus test for defining a “proper” sports car has been a moving target ever since the first G.I. brought a rickety MG stateside, but the question has been argument fodder in bars and internet forums for nearly as long. Some argued that the radical 1962 MGB wasn’t a sports car, due to its unibody […]

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Determined to Look Cutting Edge, Toyota’s Bringing Its Best Tech to CES

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 20:08:58 +0000

Wanting to remind the world that it’s not as far behind in the race toward autonomy as some have claimed, the Toyota Research Institute intends to bring a Lexus LS 600hL equipped with its 3.0 autonomous research platform to CES next week. Toyota introduced the platform 2.0 last March — the first autonomous testing platform developed entirely […]

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2018 Toyota Tundra Platinum 4×4 1794 Edition Review – Bloodbath in Ranch Country

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:00:53 +0000

Taking stock of my leather- and suede-trimmed surroundings, the first thought to cross my mind after settling into the top-spec 2018 Toyota Tundra tester was, “I can think of an easy way to save $500.” That’s the extra coin you’ll pony up for the 1794 Edition package Toyota Canada tacked on to this range-topping, root […]

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Shocking: Toyota Plans to Zap Nearly a Dozen EVs to Life by Early 2020s.

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:49:31 +0000

Toyota, one of the original purveyors of hybrids, has recognized the need to juice its EV profile. Chevrolet, Nissan, and a bevy of other automakers already have an answer for customers looking to totally shun gas stations. Toyota does not. The plan, unveiled Monday in Japan, calls for “more than ten” all-electric Toyota cars to […]

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A Specialer Special Edition: Toyota 86 to Add GT Variant for 2018

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:34:53 +0000

The Toyota 86 and its Subaru BRZ twin don’t get a lot of respect in a world where Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge offer horsepower levels nearing infinity, but we’ll probably miss them when they’re gone. Rear-drive two-doors on the low end of the price scale are a very rare breed these days. After last year’s […]

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Topical: Nissan’s Okay With a Front-drive Crossover, but Toyota Has Regrets

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:03:41 +0000

This morning’s Question of the Day was all about all-wheel drive and which models could stand a dose of four-wheel traction. So far, no one’s talking about the Nissan Versa Note. Nissan, however, is more than happy to talk about the fact that its upcoming Kicks subcompact crossover will arrive with power relegated only to […]

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Yes, Virginia, There Is a New Toyota Avalon – and It Will Eat You

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:46:22 +0000

A quick glance of the North American automotive landscape reveals an environment not too welcoming for traditional passenger cars. Actually, it’s beyond unfriendly. The public’s desire for crossovers, crossovers, crossovers makes the market as hospitable to large sedans as Pripyat, Ukraine, is to human life. Nevertheless, Toyota’s unyielding desire for a full-size flagship sedan means […]

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The 1990s Return at Toyota; Automaker Prepares to Double Up in a Single Segment

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:00:45 +0000

What’s stopping Toyota from fielding more than one vehicle in a single class? Answer: absolutely nothing, assuming there’s sales to be had. After unveiling three crossover concepts over the course of the calendar year, the automaker, not unsurprisingly, now says it’s going to go ahead and build one. Sure, the body might revert to something […]

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So, Who’s Winning the Midsize Sedan Battle?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:06:30 +0000

  In a shrinking segment increasingly dominated by two longstanding nameplates, the battle for sales supremacy is quickly resembling a U.S. election. Two main players, plus a handful of also-rans. (In Europe, this would be a very different — and probably quite confusing — affair.) For all players in the U.S. midsize sedan market, it’s […]

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FT-AC Concept May Hint at Toyota’s Future SUV Strategy

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:15:59 +0000

Toyota pulled the wraps off its FT-AC Concept at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show today. Its full name is Future Toyota Adventure Concept, but whatever you call it, this concept is ready for trail duty. Or at least, it looks the part. As per usual with concepts, details on specs are light. The press […]

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Toyota Losing Sanity Over the Automotive Industry’s Uncertain Future

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:04:13 +0000

Toyota Motor Corp. is shuffling its management team because it’s worried about the automotive industry’s uncertain future. The changes, announced this week in Tokyo, take effect at the start of the new year. Toyota wants to diversify its corporate leadership in order to handle the changing shape of car building and the growing role of “mobility.” […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Toyota Tercel Station Wagon

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:00:31 +0000

The Toyota Sprinter Carib was sold as the Tercel Wagon in North America for the 1983 through 1987 model years, and most examples rolling out of American showrooms came with the more fuel-efficient front-wheel-drive setup. However, the four-wheel-drive Tercel Wagons held their value for decades after the front-wheel-drive ones depreciated into oblivion and were crushed, […]

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Another Hybrid Bites the Dust: Toyota Prius V Packs It in After VI Model Years

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:00:39 +0000

Okay, the “V” stood for “versatility,” but the largest Toyota Prius family member’s obvious usefulness hasn’t earned it a lasting place in the American automotive landscape. After arriving for the 2012 model year, the lengthened hybrid, which boasted 50 percent more interior volume than its Prius sibling, will disappear from the U.S. after 2017. Early […]

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Toyota Teases Its Ballsiest Concept Yet, but Just Build One of These Things Already

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:24:19 +0000

If you haven’t already put off your regularly scheduled sleep tonight in anticipation of Tesla’s big ol’ semi, there’s a new reason to get excited. The third concept utility vehicle to emerge from Toyota’s fevered brain this year is here. Well, sort of. As usual, we’ve been presented with a teaser shot. Get a load […]

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Place Your Bets: Toyota, Mazda Narrow Factory Site to Two States

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:40:48 +0000

Alabama and North Carolina are the final states left in the running for Toyota and Mazda’s $1.6 billion collaborative production venture. Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina are now out of the running but, as you know, there can only be one. Which state is the smart money on? Your guess is as good as ours, but […]

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Rare Rides: A 2002 RAV4 Has a Dark Story to Tell

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:37:58 +0000

The first-generation Toyota RAV4 arrived on the market at the beginning of the compact crossover boom. While almost all first-generation models had four cylinders under the hood, there were exceptions. If you were fortunate enough to live in the People’s Republic of California, you could pony up for the electric version and show all your […]

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Midsize Sedan Deathwatch #17: Trouble In October 2017, Unless Your Name’s Honda Accord

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:45:43 +0000

U.S. sales of midsize cars plunged 16 percent to fewer than 130,000 units in October 2017, the lowest-volume month for the midsize sedan category since the winter doldrums of January. For almost every player, from the forgotten Mazda 6 to the recently revamped Hyundai Sonata to the all-new Toyota Camry, there were fewer U.S. buyers […]

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Truck Buyers Made a Choice in October (and Chose the Bigger One)

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:09:47 +0000

So diverse are the trim levels available in a modern pickup truck, it wouldn’t be shocking to see automakers begin offering a “Scotsman” edition, complete with three-on-the-tree shifter, for buyers accustomed to eating beans out of a can. On the other end of the ladder, surely “Limited,” “Platinum,” and “Tungsten” fall short in the luxury […]

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The C-HR R-Tuned: If This Is the Direction Crossovers Are Heading, We’ll Stop Complaining

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:30:08 +0000

Intended to be the best of both worlds, crossovers deliver the ruggedness of a sport utility vehicle with the handling characteristics of a sedan. At least, that’s the theory. In practice, we’ve often found them lukewarm — sacrificing the best traits of either segment to deliver something that can bridge the gap between them. If that’s what […]

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Rare Rides: A Toyota Stout – Japanese Simplicity From 1966

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:00:17 +0000

Today we step back in time over 50 years to check out a little beige truck. Imported across the sea, it fell right into the hands of a caring buyer — one who cautiously stepped away from the American pickup truck norm. What we have here is the very beginning of a Japanese manufacturer’s truck […]

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Volume Booster: Toyota’s RAV4 Hybrid Gets a Price Haircut

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:00:52 +0000

Even though it represents a small slice of the model’s overall volume, Toyota owes a lot to the hybrid version of its top-selling RAV4 compact crossover. Without it, the RAV4 wouldn’t actually be the United States’ top-selling compact crossover. Through the end of September, Toyota sold 36,352 hybrid variants, pushing the RAV4 nameplate ahead of […]

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Two Classes of Toyota-built Sports Coupe and the $5 Difference

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:04:45 +0000

With the aggressively styled LC 500 garnering most of the Lexus coupe headlines, what with its eight-cylinder engine and look-over-here sheetmetal, its RC stablemate often gets short shrift. Meanwhile, the more attainable Toyota 86 (formerly the Scion FR-S) seems to make headlines for not offering extra horsepower than for anything else. America is not a […]

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Boastful Toyota Exec Feels Little Sympathy For Foolish Rivals

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:31:54 +0000

If only other automakers were as sensible and wise as Toyota. If those companies held Toyota’s Magic 8 Ball, conjuring up all the right answers in the little purple window, they wouldn’t be so hasty to embark on risky ventures. That’s the view of Toyota’s executive vice president, who’s apparently feeling pretty pleased with himself […]

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Toyota Pares Down Mexican Plant Plans, but 100,000 Extra Tacomas Are Still on the Way

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:10:46 +0000

The only thing better than two plants producing North America’s hottest-selling midsize pickup is three plants churning them out. That’s a big part of Toyota’s plan to stay ahead of General Motors and future competitors like Ford in the small yet vital segment. Despite making every effort over the past year to build more Tacomas […]

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Toyota TJ Cruiser May Reach Production If the World Proves Itself Worthy

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:22:29 +0000

Toyota is parading the TJ Cruiser concept around the Tokyo Motor Show, taking the public’s temperature on how it might be received as a production model. The vehicle itself is an amalgamation of a traditional sport utility vehicle and ultra-practical cargo van. With an emphasis of being simple, rugged, and sensible, it’s everything a specific subset of enthusiasts have […]

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced Review – All Charged Up

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:08:35 +0000

Like it or not, bias is always going to be a concern whenever consuming any sort of media. Efforts can be made to present fair and balanced reporting on any issue, but the problem is, quite simply, that news organizations are made up of people who hold their own opinions. The best way the reader/listener/viewer […]

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Junkyard Find: 1981 Toyota Pickup, Scrap Hunter Edition

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:00:42 +0000

The third-generation Toyota Hilux, sold in the United States as the Toyota Truck or Toyota Pickup (remember, this is the extremely un-frivolous company that, even today, sells a luxury sedan called the LS), achieved legend status very early in its career. An 800,000-mile example will be equally comfortable hauling a dozen or two Taliban fighters […]

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America’s Best-Selling SUVs and Crossovers Through 2017 Q3: Toyota RAV4 Primed to Break Honda CR-V Streak

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:55:29 +0000

For five consecutive years between 2012 and 2016, the Honda CR-V has been America’s most popular utility vehicle. In fact, the CR-V has topped America’s SUV/crossover sales charts in nine of the last 10 years, a streak of dominance that began in 2007. It appears increasingly likely in 2017, however, that the Honda CR-V’s streak […]

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Toyota Sticks With Hydrogen for ‘Fine-Comfort Ride’ Concept Vehicle

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:30:52 +0000

Still glued to hydrogen as the fuel of the future, Toyota will unveil a new fuel cell concept at the Tokyo Motor Show that could be summarized as a mobile lounge. Existing somewhere between a crossover and minivan, the “Fine Comfort-Ride” concept vehicle underscores a more roomy and relaxing automotive future. At 190 inches long […]

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QOTD: Which Model Deserved One More Generation?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:17:08 +0000

We’ve asked you before about the particular brand you’d resurrect if given the power to bring just one back from the dead. A different Question of the Day also inquired which models trumped the previous generation by bringing fresh ideas and improvements to the redesign. Today, we follow similar lines and ask which model was killed off […]

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Toyota Debuts Concept-i Series of Electric ‘Mobility Solutions’

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:10:52 +0000

While we enjoy a concept car that isn’t set so far into the hypothetical future that it’s almost impossible to imagine the world in which it could exist, it’s also fun to see less-than-realistic designs emerge in a vehicle that is pure science fiction. Pursuing the latter mindset, Toyota has decided to expand upon the original Concept-i car with an […]

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Toyota Reportedly Plans to Slash Half of Its Japanese Lineup Over Eight Years

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:00:40 +0000

Toyota Motor Corporation is considering the possibility of cutting its home market product lineup by half. Toyota currently markets more than 60 models in Japan, but there’s no expectation that the brand will suddenly cull its lineup to just 30 models by 2018. It will be a very long process, and it’s one that is […]

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