Post Tagged with: "Toyota"

Toyota Returns To Rally With The GT86 CS-R3 Rally Car

Toyota’s racing arm–Toyota Motorsport GmbH–has been involved in the sport for years. In fact, it has been involved in various rallies and has won various manufacturer’s titles in the World Rally Championship (WRC). Despite winning first place in the manufacturer’s arm of the competition in 1993, 1994, and 1999, the company seized World Rally Championship racing thereafter. Alongside its success […]

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2012 Toyota Vitz / Yaris Leaked Online

A brochure for the Toyota Vitz / Yaris has been leaked onto the internet where it shows the front- and rear-end. The 2012 Yaris boasts an aggressive front bumper, a new grille which seems to be inspired by the Camry, and a sporty body kit for the Japanese market. The power will come from three- and four-cylinder engines, however there’s […]

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Toyota Teases The Prius MPV

Toyota has used a billboard to reveal what could be the new Prius MPV. The Japanese automaker only teased the idea of the MPV on the billboard, as it’s only expected that the final model will show its face around the time of the Detroit Auto Show in January. According to the image, the back is slightly larger and this […]

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Rumour Has It That Toyota Will Build A Four-Door Toyota FT-86

Reports have stated that Toyota has given a sedan version of the FT-86 the green-light for production. At the moment details on this story are scarce, however it was hinted that the four-door model would be virtually identical to the coupe model. There will be a 2.0-litre Boxer engine, a six-speed manual transmission, new brakes and a rear-wheel-drive layout. The […]

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Toyota Will Use The Paris Show To Reveal Their Verso-S

Toyota will use the Paris Motor Show to unveil a bevy of new models to the public. First up will be the Verso-S, a model which is said to be “small, spacious and smart”. Following this, the Japanese automaker will reveal an iQ with a new level of quality for the interior. This means a new AYGO Connect system with […]

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Moscow 2010: The 2011 Toyota Highlander Crossover

Toyota has revealed the 2011 Highlander crossover at the Moscow Motor Show in Russia. The 2011 Highlander will boast a few exterior changes for the Russian market, where the US market should expect a bit more when it goes on sale on that side of the world. Starting with the exterior, Toyota tweaked the nose and headlights, restyled the taillights […]

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First Image & Details: 2011 Toyota Highlander

Toyota are planning to use the Moscow Motor Show to unveil a European-specification Highlander for the Russian market, and it could be similar to the facelifted model for the United States. Toyota’s addition to the Russian and Ukraine market will boast a hexagonal grille, triangular headlights, and fog-lights integrated into the bumper. The US customers should stay tuned for something […]

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Toyota Corolla Receives A Facelift

Toyota has facelifted their popular Corolla model where it now emphasises the brands ‘low and wide’ design. The updated Corolla will boast a new headlamp design which is thinner and sharper, a new bumper which houses a new grille and fog lights and various chrome inserts, new alloy wheels, and new side mirrors with integrated turn signals. The rear end […]

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New Toyota Supra For 2014?

Head of Toyota Japan, Akio Toyoda, has said that he would like to see a new Supra hit the market, and this might be the case for 2014. The 2014 Supra would use hybrid power, and this means a V6 engine with an electric motor. It’s expected that the FT-HS concept (pictured) might be the new Supra, however not everyone […]

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Toyota’s Test Driver Dies During Accident Near Nurburgring

An accident near the Nurburgring has taken the life of Toyota chief test driver, Hiromu Naruse. There’s limited details on what happened, however it was said that the Lexus LFA Nurburgring edition driven by Hiromu Naruse crashed into a BMW 3-Series. Both vehicles were traveling at 100km/h. The crash was violent and it left Naruse’s body stuck in the car. […]

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Toyota Trademarks FR-S Badge — Could This Be The FT-86 Production Name?

Toyota has applied for the trademark “FR-S” in both Canada and the United States. The trademark leads to speculation where many are saying that this could be the production badge for the Toyota Fr-86 Concept currently being developed. It’s been hinted that the badge could mean: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car The trademark was registered on the 27th of May where […]

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Toyota’s FT-86 Has Been Delayed By Two Years

Reports, or rumours, from Japan have said that Toyota’s FT-86 sports-car has been postponed for two years. The details are limited, however the delay is in regards to the company rejecting the design of the concept. Best Car, a Japanese magazine, has said that a 2011 release might be premature as the economy could result in bad sales. The FT-86 […]

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Toyota Hybrid Soccer Mom Van To Be Called The Alpha

Reports from Motor Trend state that the Toyota Prius Minivan will be called the Alpha. The Alpha MPV will be a hybrid people carrier which uses lithium-ion batteries connected to the Prius drivetrain. This will be a first for Toyota as they have never used lithium-ion batteries with the drivetrain before. Expect five or seven seats available. [s:motortrend]

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Tesla Partners Up With Toyota — More Electric Vehicles Are Coming!

Tesla has completed the NUMMI production facility purchase, where they plan to build 20,000 Model S sedans each year. Furthermore, Toyota will step in to help Tesla. The two automakers will co-exist to develop electric vehicles and various parts. The reason behind this would obviously allow Toyota to penetrate a more exclusive electric market. Tesla’s Model S platform allows for […]

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Lexus LS Recall: South African & International Recall Details

Toyota has announced that they will recall four Lexus LS models due to problems with the steering wheel. The models Toyota would like to recall include the LS460, LS460L, LS600h and the LS600hL hybrid with the Variable Gear Ratio Steering system. The recall will cover over 11,500 vehicles. Lexus said: “The problem occurs at low speed when manoeuvring the steering […]

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