The SUV gets some nice cosmetic touches
(Getty Images) Breaking news from Chicagoland Speedway: The Toyota teams are fast. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest three laps in the third round of qualifying and will start 1-2-3 in Sunday’s playoff opener. Show More Summary
(Getty Images) It’s not hard to see that Toyota teams have been the best in the Cup Series. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin have combined for eight wins in the first 26 races and are all in the top seven in the points standings. Show More Summary
Kyle Busch captured the pole in qualifying, capping an eventful day where had terse exchange with rival Brad Keselowski. Kyle Busch will start the opening playoff race from the pole-position after topping Monster Energy Cup Series qualifying...Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT Brad Keselowski, a Ford driver, continues with his stance that Toyota has a competitive advantage in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017. A war of words between Keselowski and multiple members of the NASCAR Toyota camp began last month when Keselowski accused Toyota teams of sandbagging and continues this week [...]
It could get some support from Toyota. Continue reading Mazda reportedly to be fully electric and hybrid by 2030s Mazda reportedly to be fully electric and hybrid by 2030s originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
D.C. United at Chicago Fire Where: Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. When: Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Eastern TV: NewsChannel 8 Records: United 8-16-4, 28 points; Fire 13-9-6, 45 points D.C. probable starters: GK Bill Hamid; Ds Chris Korb, Steve Birnbaum, Kofi Opare, Nick DeLeon; MFs Paul Arriola, Marcelo Sarvas, Russell Canouse, Luciano Acosta, Zoltan Stieber; […]
Timing is tough. Toyota’s Lexus luxury marque launched the fourth-generation Lexus LS for the 2007 model year, just prior to an economic collapse that was followed up by an anti-car/pro-SUV shift. Lexus, which averaged more than 25,000 annual U.S. Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT Furniture Row Racing has sold its charter for its No. 77 Toyota team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, according to team owner Barney Visser. Apparently, the charter was sold while he was being interviewed on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Thursday night. “It’s being sold right now. We think there’s going [...]
And don't forget Mitsubishi. Continue reading Renault-Nissan goes for closer cooperation, outsells VW and Toyota Renault-Nissan goes for closer cooperation, outsells VW and Toyota originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
It's better equipped for light off-roading.
It has been one of automotive history’s great rivalries and, like many such contests throughout history, it’s always been a bit more one-sided than we would like to remember. In 1982, the Toyota Camry arrived on these shores to do battle against the newly revised second-generation Honda Accord. Show More Summary
Has there ever been a better time for a Toyota Tacoma-based, offroad-oriented, style-conscious SUV? It’s 2017. Americans are fully invested in the idea of riding high. Jeep is selling 17,000 Wranglers per month. At the other end of the spectrum, Toyota just sold a record number of RAV4s: more than 43,000 in August. Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT Veteran Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Richard “Slugger” Labbe has been hired by Toyota Racing Development as the Manager of Teams and Vehicles Support. Labbe announced his new job on “The Morning Drive” on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Wednesday morning. “It’s going to be a challenge for me, working for [...]
Toyota's funky compact crossover gets more power and more attitude.
More or less, this story could be about Daimler, BMW, Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, or any other major automaker. In fact, while this article was in the works, a couple of Daimler execs came out and admitted a couple of the core challenges in a rather direct way. Show More Summary
Toyota wants to redefine how a hybrid can be perceived—well, maybe how its hybrids can be perceived. The Japanese automaker announced it will introduce a performance-oriented line of hybrid vehicles in the near future. The announcement coincided with the reveal of the Toyota C-HR Hy-Power Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. “One...
The launch of the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry began in July 2017 and delivered a big boost to America’s best-selling midsize car in August 2017. As its competitors combined for a 12-percent loss valued at nearly 16,000 fewer sales than in August 2016, Toyota Camry sales jumped 13 percent, a gain of 4,187 sales. Show More Summary
It was no real surprise when the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Altitude was added to the Japanese brand’s stable of off-roaders earlier this year: every year or so for the past half-a-dozen, there’s been an Altitude ‘special edition’. The Altitude model has been part of the Prado range, on and off, since 2012. The new model […]
By AMANDA VINCENT Joe Gibbs Racing has swapped pit crews between its No. 18 Toyota team of Kyle Busch and No. 19 Toyota team of Daniel Suarez in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, ahead of Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., the first race of the 10-race postseason playoffs. “It was an [...]