Toyota is rumored to be leveraging the technology from the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle and placing it into a future flagship model of the Lexus LS. The proposed luxury sedan could debut by 2017 with a range possibly just below that of the Mirai and slightly tweaked styling to cool the new components. Show More Summary
Just 100 examples of the Mark X GRMN will be built.
I’m not going to pretend the headline above is at all outrageous or contrary. After all, the Toyota Camry is one of Australia’s most popular cars. But it did raise some interesting conundrums for me that I felt compelled to share. The person I recommended the Camry to is by no means a car enthusiast. [...]
What defines a "green car" can be the source of much discussion among environmentalists, advocates, and actual buyers. Every week Green Car Reports shines a light on the industry with coverage of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, conventional hybrids,
The phrase that unequivocally resonates throughout the universe is "There's no such thing as a free lunch". Unbeknownst to the rest of existence, there is one glaring exception to this rule: The Mark III Toyota Supra. However, it does have one major drawback, which I will kindly explain how to fix, for good. Read more...
Damn the torpedoes (and Teslas)! Two of Japan's biggest automakers are about to make sizable wagers on a different kind of clean fuel tech: hydrogen power. Toyota will launch the $58,000 Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV, above) next year while hydrogen v...
As previously announced, Brian Vickers, driver of the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is expected to miss the beginning of the 2015 Sprint Cup season as he recovers from recent heart surgery. Meanwhile, MWR will be looking for a replacement driver, if the organization hasn’t found one already. [...]
Toyota 2000GT photos by Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy Gooding. With mounds of attention heaped on the trifecta of Japanese sports cars – Nissan Skyline, Mazda Cosmo, and Toyota 2000GT – that sold at the Pebble Beach auctions this past summer, it should come as no surprise that three major auction houses have decided to offer almost […]
Brian Chellis, 23, has some serious naughty issues to address back at the home office. When police responded to a DUI call at 3 am, they found a gray Toyota van next to the loading dock of a Target store with its engine running, lights on, and music blaring. Inside, they found Chellis was dressed […]
For the few who will be purchasing a Toyota Mirai in 2015, you may be out of luck as far as tax savings are concerned. For now, anyway. Autoblog reports the 113th U.S. Congress has called it a day without renewing an $8,000 tax credit...Show More Summary
Death Valley. It’s a place known for being a hot-weather testing playground for car manufacturers as they examine their prototypes to see if they can handle the heat. It’s also one of those places you hear about from friends who’ve been to the US and love driving or riding. So on a recent trip to [...]
Sales of General Motors’ midsized Chevrolet Malibu are reportedly down in the US, making it the only top-eight model to buck an otherwise growing segment trend. Sales of the Toyota Camry, Kia Optima, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima and others are all up, while Malibu sales paint a lonely picture; down seven percent. Show More Summary
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 25,000 model-year 2015 Toyota Sienna minivans manufactured Sept. 2 through Nov. 14, 2014 The Problem: If the curtain-side airbags deploy, the second-row overhead assist handles may detach, possibly injuring the minivan's occupants. Toyota is not aware of...
Introduced in 1984, Toyota’s Land Cruiser 70 Series was intended to replace the beloved 40 Series, which cemented the Japanese brand’s reputation for building rugged and reliable utility vehicles. Deciding that Americans wanted a dose of civility in our SUVs, Toyota skipped the U.S. with the 70 Series and instead brought in the better-appointed (but […]
Would you ever put a cast on a perfectly good leg? Of course you wouldn't, because there is never a need to fix something that isn't broken. The automotive representation of this useful saying is this damn near perfect 1986 Toyota Cressida that has everything you need and nothing you don't. Yours for less than the price of a used Honda Civic. Read more...
‘Car hacking’ is increasingly on the minds of the world’s carmakers, and a new report suggests cars that possess the most modern technology are the most susceptible. Wards Auto in the US cites the now well-known Toyota Prius video featuring...Show More Summary
Honda will bring its FCV Concept to the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The hydrogen-powered concept made its Japanese debut in November, and will now make its way to North America for the first time. Show More Summary
Toyota has just announced that it will be investing $126 million to expand its operations in and around Ann Arbor, MI. The move will add around 85 jobs. In addition to expanding its Ann Arbor powertrain research and development facility (shown above), Toyota will also establish a new facility for vehicle development at its York Township facility. Show More Summary