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Toyota reveals updated 2015 Yaris, receives a more dramatic design

Toyota rolled out some updates for the 2015 Yaris in the form of a mid-cycle refresh. For the new model year, the new Yaris for America visually resembles the European version, complete with a more aggressive grille and headlights along with a more pronounced corporate mouth on the front fascia. The Japanese giant also boasts […]

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Toyota reveals subtly updated 2015 Sienna w/ video

Toyota recently revealed a mid-cycle refreshed Sienna minivan for the 2015 model year, complete with some minor interior changes as well as some packaging updates, and slight exterior aesthetic changes. On the outside, the overall shape and design remains with the help of a revised grille, some new headlights and an overall fresher face. On […]

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Report: Next-gen 2016 Toyota Prius could receive optional all-wheel drive

AutomotiveNews reports that the next generation Toyota Prius, due in 2016, could be offered with all-wheel drive and both nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion batteries. After speaking with Toyota’s powertrain head, Koei Saga, this is the latest development for the world’s most popular hybrid. The nickel-metal hydride batteries will be used for the more basic models […]

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Report: A new 2015 Toyota Sienna will be revealed

Toyota quietly released an announcement on Facebook that confirms that a new 2015 Sienna minivan will be revealed this Thursday, July 17th. Not much is known as a brief photo was showcased, but considering that the current Sienna has been with us since 2010 as a 2011 model, this new 2015 Toyota Sienna could just […]

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Report: BMW-Toyota collaboration to produce something by 2017, a new Supra and Z4

Rumors, oh we love rumors–because it makes us think about how likely or unlikely they are. Though this one isn’t exactly out of someone’s ass, but neither has it led to something truly concrete, except for a general direction. This latest one involves the next supposed follow up to the BMW-Toyota sports car collaboration, which Nikkei […]

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Report: Next-generation Toyota Camry could drop V6 for turbo-four

Word in the pipeline via AutomotiveNews is that Toyota could be dropping the beloved V6 for the Camry in 2016 to make way for a turbocharged four-banger. Recently, Toyota revealed their first new turbocharged four for the new era, which will first see duty on the incoming 2015 Lexus NX200t, capable of 228hp and 258 lb-ft […]

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Report: CAR interviews the man responsible for making Toyota and Lexus more interesting

Meet Karl Schlicht, Toyota’s and Lexus’ product chief, which UK’s CAR Magazine recently interviewed. While most automotive executives are fairly prominent for obvious reasons, Schlicht deserves more honorable mention because he is mainly responsible for Toyota’s and Lexus’ turnaround, making their cars more engaging and ultimately more exciting to drive–something none of us would have postulated […]

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Report: Subaru’s parental boss confirms second generation BRZ, negates past reports

Previously, Australia’s Drive.com claimed that the Subaru BRZ was to be the first and last model as contextual factors such as slow sales and Toyota’s recent pairing with BMW have cast a grim light on the the BRZ’s future. But recently, AutomotiveNews spoke with Subaru’s parental president at Fuji Heavy Industries Lts., Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, who said that […]

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Report: Next-generation Toyota Prius delayed

AutomotiveNews reports that Toyota is delaying the next generation Prius’ launch back to December 2015. Originally, the model was scheduled to launch in the spring of next year, but due to a desire to squeeze as much fuel economy as possible out of the new model, the new Prius is said to be under a […]

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Report: Final product of Toyota and BMW sports car collaboration could be a convertible

A new report is in from Australia’s Drive, who supposedly learned that Toyota is apparently eyeing the possibility of a convertible model in regards to its highly-anticipated sports car collaboration with BMW. After speaking with a “Toyota official,” word is that a convertible may be a more viable business case instead of producing a GT 86 […]

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