Motor vehicles account for 26% of the US greenhouse emissions which contributes to climate change. In turn Climate change causes extreme weather patterns, which are disruptive, deadly, and expensive, such as Hurricane Sandy. But crisis spawns innovation such as in the case of Toyota’s all electric i-ROAD vehicle. Its smaller footprint fits the needs of [...]Show More Summary
A Lexus van is apparently in hot demand in Japan. One of the country’s biggest Toyota and Lexus dealers has put in a request that such a vehicle be built on behalf of fellow dealers across Asia, according to industry journal Automotive News. The images seen here are of a Toyota Alphard/Vellfire van – sold [...]
"Come 2015, you'll be able to get the iPhone experience you love in your Toyota with Apple CarPlay," says Toyota. (Credit: Toyota) Today, an entry on the official Toyota UK blog gives us an idea of when to expect Apple's new CarPlay smartphone integration for iOS devices to make it into a Toyota near you. Show More Summary
Toyota’s next light hatch, to be built at Mazda’s Mexican plant alongside the new 2, will also draw on Mazda’s direct-injected SkyActiv engine technology. The deal, announced in 2012, had initially confirmed that Toyota would utilise a Mazda platform for its next-generation light car, but powertrain details had not been revealed. Show More Summary
If Toyota wanted to make some kind of Lexus luxury van, it would be very easy. The pieces have been around for years. Read more...
Hybrids have come quite a long way from their roots as dull, slow, boring ecomobiles. Today, Porsche sells three hybrid models, one of which is the amazing 918 Spyder. BMW will soon sell four, including a low-slung, two-seat sports car. Show More Summary
If you live or plan to take a trip to Japan, you may see one of Toyota’s most radical prospects for what the global future of personal transportation may look like. Premiering as a Toyota concept car a year ago at the Geneva Motor Show, the i-ROAD is an all-electric vehicle based in the confides […]
TweetDude’s all over the place, the SoMa, Civic Center, Financh, corrupt Twitterloin, everywhere, and yet he never drives like a typical Toyota Prius driver do. Huzzah. But the rest of you Prius drivers are still on secret double probation….
The Toyota Cressida is now at its moment of peak junkyard availability, with most examples finally getting to the point at which repairs just aren’t justified by the car’s value. The Cressida was an extremely well-built car by 1980s standards, and a pretty good car even through our jaded 21st-century eyes (which view vehicles that […]
Once a feature reserved for behemoth full-size SUVs, the third row is fast becoming a staple of the midsize crossover segment as automakers make a play for larger families. For 2014, Toyota has added an optional third row to its...
Indonesia is becoming the new hot spot for auto majors, and Toyota looks well placed to gain from the boom.
Wall Street Breakfast Editors submit: Top Economic News Major Japanese corporations have agreed to raise base salaries for their workers for the first time in six years, including Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC) and Toshiba (OTCPK:TOSBF). The...Show More Summary
A big theme in Lean management is the idea of “leading with humility.” The first chapter of an excellent book written by Toyota employees and leaders from Georgetown, Kentucky is all about leading with humility. This must be important of that’s the first chapter. Having leaders who are humble means not having all of the […]
By stealing the Toyota Camry’s best-selling midsize car crown, albeit likely on a temporary basis, the Nissan Altima ended February 2014 as America’s best-selling car overall. The Altima’s lead was also substantial enough last month to make the midsize Nissan America’s leading car year-to-date. It’s early. But the Altima’s trend is a good one. Year-over-year […]
A first sample of the 2014 Toyota Kluger came on a winding Pacific Coast Highway driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Fast forward two months and our first local drive is conducted on a very different Pacific Highway between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, on the other side of the ocean on which [...]
I love the Toyota iRoad. It’s one of my favorite electric vehicles. I’m not sure why. I’m sure it’s partly because the vehicle is 100% electric, partly because of the awesome way that it looks when it turns, and partly because of its cozy-looking interior and cool views. Show More Summary
Editor’s Note: I really, really like the Toyota iRoad, a futuristic electric 3-wheeler that is shielded from the elements. Unfortunately, Toyota doesn’t plan to make it available for general consumers. (Sob.) Nonetheless, it’s greatShow More Summary