If you didn’t stay up to the wee hours last night excitedly singing the Toyota Yaris’ praises in an internet chat group, you’re forgiven. Demand for the subcompact hatch has fallen to remarkably low levels compared to years past, as newer, more dynamic hatches increasingly hijack buyers’ attention. Show More Summary
Lean thinkers do their best to avoid blaming individuals for systemic problems. This lesson comes also from W. Edwards Deming who was deeply influential on Toyota. It’s easier said than done. Old habits die hard. We all sometimes find...Show More Summary
Small crossovers are a vogue segment, drawing buyers up from lower hatchbacks and down from bigger SUVs alike. The newest entrant, creating significant buzz, is the Toyota C-HR. Australia’s biggest-selling brand has taken its time joining the fray, but based on our favourable first impression, it has been well worth the wait. Here we pitch the […]
“This is the motorsport equivalent of petty cash.” So says Neil Crompton, former touring car ace and current motorsport commentator, of the Toyota 86 Racing Series, the grassroots motor racing category that took Australia’s race track by storm in 2016. Now in its sophomore season, the 86 Racing Series continues to provide aspiring racing drivers […]
If someone says the word “hybrid” to you during an automotive discussion, what car do you think of first? If you answer “Toyota Prius,” then you are likely in the majority. Today, auto manufacturers have adopted the term “hybrid” to define any vehicle which uses both an internal combustion engine and electric power as a […]
McDonald's, Toyota, the BBC and other major brands pulled out their advertising after their ads showed up in extremists' videos.
The Lexus LC is more luxury cruiser than sports car, but that hasn’t stopped TRD from developing performance upgrades for the car. TRD is one of a handful of official motorsport departments at Toyota. The others are Gazoo Racing and TMG. For the LC, TRD has rolled out several exterior mods. Most of these fall into the category of aerodynamic...
While most major automakers struggle to justify a convertible—if in doubt just ask Toyota about an 86 convertible—Mercedes-Benz has no less than six in its lineup. Seven if you count models from Smart. Sales of luxury vehicles have boomed since last decade's global financial crisis, thanks to a combination of record low interest rates...
Fuel-cell vehicles are still pretty foreign to most of us, especially if you live outside of California. Automakers like General Motors, Hyundai, Toyota and Honda have been working on the technology for decades, but we’ve yet to see a model that could bring the technology more mainstream. Show More Summary
Everyone from startups to car companies as big as Toyota have seen the potential of hydrogen as a clean fuel source for vehicles, since its only byproduct is water. But hydrogen is often made with natural gas, which may be less polluting...Show More Summary
Heaven is a place where a rally is won overall by a thoroughly ridiculous Mitsubishi Mirage. Marvel at these scenes from Rally America’s Rally In The 100 Acre Wood, where a monster Mirage R5 and a relatively normal looking Toyota RAV4 blast down the same stage roads. Everything is better as a rally car: fact. Read more...
Just like the old Tamiya ad. Continue reading Watch these tiny radio-controlled Toyotas tow a full-size Hilux Watch these tiny radio-controlled Toyotas tow a full-size Hilux originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Plus: Porsche dishes deets on Mission E, and Toyota has fun with the Hilux.
Before Subaru obliterated the competition, the Corolla All-Trac was a big seller in the Mountain Time Zone. Continue reading Junkyard Gem: 1989 Toyota Corolla All-Trac Station Wagon Junkyard Gem: 1989 Toyota Corolla All-Trac Station Wagon originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
If only every car included a diminutive variant.
I still remember the afternoon I went in search of a new car. Inside the Toyota showroom a Black salesperson casually strolled my way making amiable small talk. When I asked how much I could get off the sticker price (also known as the MSRP or Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) he looked me straight in Keep Reading ?
Toyota says it is donating a facility on its northern Kentucky campus for an education center. The company said in a news release that Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced a … Click to Continue »
One of the things I did not get into in my recent piece on the books of Professor Peter Navarro, Donald Trump’s chief trade adviser, was his complaint that there exists in China an SUV that is a rip-off of the Toyota Land Cruiser. The...Show More Summary
When Ronnie Arnold of Karnack caught a 15.7-pound largemouth bass at Caddo Lake on March 10, he automatically became a member of an exclusive club. Arnold entered the fish in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Toyota ShareLunker program. It was Arnold's second ShareLunker. Show More Summary
The new facility will be located near its Plano, Texas US headquarters.