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Recalls: Toyota’s Tacoma recalled for rust on leaf springs and a fire risk

The Toyota Tacoma is a great truck, but those who’ve owned them on the long term know the Tacoma is very associated with rust. And unfortunately, this relationship was exacerbated as Toyota announced to be recalling 690,000 Tacomas from 2005-2011 due to rusting leaf springs in the rear suspension. The leaf springs could rust and […]

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Report: Tesla announces joint project with Toyota

AutomotiveNews reports Tesla recently announced possibly be working with Toyota on a new project despite the fact their first joint venture, the Toyota RAV4 EV, was a bit of a flop. According to the report, Tesla’s Elon Musk recently hinted the two companies could reunite once again to work on a “significant project” in the next […]

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Toyota reengineers Land Cruiser 70 for Japan only, makes us all jealous

We’re sure that like us, you’re wishing some of your favorite automobile manufacturers would just go on a special nostalgia tantrum, reengineering and building, from new, classic models for the sake of, why the hell not. It’d be like rebuilding the Titanic, giving it air conditioning, top-spec steam turbine engines and the actual ability to withstand, if […]

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Report: Toyota could sell their own version of the BMW 1-Series

Toyota isn’t unfamiliar to the badgineering crowd…they have Lexus to boot. Though, Toyota is rumored to possible offer their own version of the next-generation BMW 1-Series, closing the ties even more between their collaborative efforts in the future. Word comes from Best Car Magazine and rumors point to a codename of 69DZ and is expected […]

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Report: Toyota developing entry-level sports car below GT 86

Rumors again from Australia! (Surprised?) Motoring.com reports of Toyota developing a new entry-level sports coupe to sit below the GT 86. Apparently, the car’s weight of 2,160lbs is confirmed along with power supplied by a 1.5L naturally-aspirated four-pot good for 128hp and 107 lb-ft of torque and a six-speed manual or automatic. Not much else […]

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The Toyota FT-1 Concept revealed again with new paint scheme in Monterey

The Toyota FT-1 Concept isn’t exactly news, but Toyota sought to keep the concept car fresh and the interest high by revealing the drop-dead gorgeous concept again, except with a killer new paint scheme. Sporting a graphite gray exterior and a beige and black leather setup on the inside, the revised Toyota FT-1 Concept just […]

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Report: Another rumor points to BMW turbo four and supercapacitors for new Supra revival

Another rumor is out from Motoring.com, who claims that the new Toyota Supra successor is set to be revealed in the next few years. BMW and Toyota’s collaboration isn’t news, but everyone seems to be shooting speculation out of their arses, left and right, and this latest development is not much different. For this report, BMW […]

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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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