The car will share much with the new BMW Z4. Continue reading Toyota Supra gets turbocharged inline-six, no manual transmission Toyota Supra gets turbocharged inline-six, no manual transmission originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
The Toyota Corolla iM is a bit of a paradox. The bodywork suggests it could be a fun-loving hot hatch, but the illusion dissipates the second you climb into the driver’s seat. The engine seems sick, unfit for the task it has been given, and the ergonomics leave something to be desired. Show More Summary
If there's a new Corolla iM, this is it. Continue reading New Toyota Auris, aka Corolla iM, has only one non-hybrid powerplant New Toyota Auris, aka Corolla iM, has only one non-hybrid powerplant originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Despite being off the market for 16 years, the Toyota Supra remains relevant as the brand’s most famous performance machine. That’s partially because the automaker never built a worthy successor but, even if it had, the Supra had already cemented its identity as an absolute monster before ending production in 2002. Show More Summary
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Toyota will be investing at least $2.8 billion into the internal development of self-driving vehicle tech via a new venture being created with Denso Corp and Aisin Seiki Co, according to recent reports.
Man, Toyota has been drawing this out seemingly forever now. A certain stripe of gearhead has been hovering all over this since it was a mere rumor months and months ago. At first it was all “deny-deny-deny” and then it was all “maybe-maybe-maybe,”...Show More Summary
There are lots of questions around the whys and wherefores of developing any new car, let alone an icon like the Toyota Supra. Why did it take so long? Why was it co-developed with BMW? Why Toyota has chosen now as the time to bring the name back? We sat down with Tetsuya Tada, the […]
Toyota is still studying powertrain options for the upcoming Supra, with a hybrid and more ‘evolved’ internal-combustion engine well and truly on the cards. The Supra, co-developed with the new BMW Z4, will almost certainly make use of BMW powertrain and transmission technology when it launches mid- to late-next year, but may come with specific Toyota powertrains […]
Here's an interesting Bloomberg article about Toyota never being satisfied, which includes improving the way they improve: "Toyota's Way Changed the World's Factories. Now the Retool" Did you know that Toyota has a central TPS group?? Continue reading What’s Going at Toyota? A Newly-Centralized TPS Group at Lean Blog.
The only thing missing is a cabriolet. With the unveiling of its new UX subcompact (“urban compact crossover” in Lexus parlance), Toyota’s premium division now spans the utility segment gamut, with models ranging from ultra-small unibodies to full-size, body-on-frame luxo-barges. Show More Summary
With the Toyota Production System making a guest appearance on the latest Tesla quarterly conference call, this is as good time as any to review what TPS – often referred to as “lean manufacturing” or simply “lean” – actually is. And...Show More Summary
The venture capital arm of Toyota, Toyota AI Ventures, has begun boosting its investments into self-driving vehicle tech startups, the head of the division has revealed
Toyota wants to capture the outdoor enthusiast market and the new RAV4 Adventure is for those wanting to get away from the city. This new RAV4 looks the part, but is it ready to tackle serious off-road trails? Or perhaps those unexpected winter snowstorms? We wanted to find out, so this week we drove the […]
Plus: Toyota doubles down on autonomous software development and warns of trouble from President Trump's new aluminum and steel tariffs.
The automaker is partnering with two suppliers to forge its own path toward full autonomy.
It doesn't even matter that a vast majority of Toyota's sourced steel and aluminum already come from the US.
The strange saga of the Scion brand ended in 2016, but there’s still two holdouts from Toyota’s foray into the funky youth market: the Corolla iM and the Mazda 2-based iA sedan. Across the Atlantic, the iM carries the Auris name, and...Show More Summary
Toyota has unveiled a range of new TNGA-based powertrains, including a 2.0-litre Dynamic Force four-cylinder petrol, a revised hybrid system and a new torque-vectoring all-wheel drive setup. 2.0-litre Dynamic Force Engine The new, excitingly-named...Show More Summary