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2014 LA Auto Show: Our Reveal Round-Up – Your official guide to the 2014 LA Auto Show

So the 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show Press Days have just about wrapped up and after a week long of festivities, there’s a lot to keep your eyes out for if you’ll be attending the show during the public’s viewing. As previously reported, the LA Auto Show features over 30 world debuts with about […]

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2014 LA Auto Show: Scion pitches their idea for a new hot hatch, the iM Concept

Scion continues its journey of capturing the hearts and minds of the young by offering hip and fashionable daily drivers for the Y generation, and this latest iM Concept is their most recent attempt. Visually, the Scion iM Concept looks like a potential new hot hatch to come from the teenie bopper brand of Toyota […]

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2014 LA Auto Show: The 2015 Toyota Prius v gets some nip/tuck for LA

Toyota just revealed an update for the 2015 Prius v, which gets some slightly tweaked aesthetics and upgrades to its interior kit. For instance, the new look starts with some new headlight, front bumper, and grille designs as well as a new line of colors. The insides also get some minor reworks like new a […]

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Toyota pulls the wraps off Mirai hydrogen fuel cell, arrives in 2016

Rumors in the past oddly seem to have held to be true as reports in July suggested Toyota’s new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle was to be called the Mirai–and it is! meet the all0new 2015 Toyota Mirai, Toyota’s new hydrogen-powered car that produces water out of its waste gate. Mirai is Japanese for “future,” a very […]

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Toyota to feature next-gen hybrid tech from Le Mans racer on new Prius

Toyota officially announced by way of AutomotiveNews to be featuring some new hybrid tech using components tested on the TS040 HYBRID 2014 World Endurance Championship racer. So yes, the next generation Prius might be gaining some cool by utilizing some technology from Toyota’s Le Mans race hybrid. Speaking to Toyota Motorsport GmbH’s president, Yoshiaka Kinoshita, the 2016 […]

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The 2015 Toyota Avalon gets a Sport Edition

Toyota quietly celebrated the Avalon recently for turning 20 and to make note of it, they created a limited-production Sport Edition Avalon. It starts life as a top-spec XLE Touring, and it gains a black-only paint job, HID headlights and LED daytime runners as standard, 18-inch multi-spoke alloys and an interior wrapped in leather. Don’t forget […]

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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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