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Toyota's latest transmission patent is similar to '60s Saab technology

The manual transmission faces an uncertain future. Increasing emissions standards, future safety technology, and dwindling take rates could spell its demise. But a new patent shows Toyota gives a shift, as we like to say, and it could give the manual gearbox an extended lease on life. Roadshow... read more

August 13, 2017 by
 
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn presenting at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015

Renault Nissan Alliance becomes world’s biggest automaker

The numbers for the first six months of 2017 are in, and it’s the Renault Nissan Alliance that’s now the biggest automaker when it comes to sales volume. The... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
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Report: Toyota electric car to use solid-state battery, arrive in 2022

Last November, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported that Toyota is rushing to start volume production of battery electric cars by 2020 and has established a dedicated team... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road

2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road trail review: archaic in all the right ways

The Toyota 4Runner refuses to evolve, and that’s why we love it. It has stayed true to its rugged roots for more than three decades, outliving long-forgotten 4x4s like... read more July 22, 2017 by


 
2019 Toyota Avalon spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Toyota Avalon spy shots

Toyota’s big sedan, the Avalon, will soon receive a redesign. The current model was introduced for 2013 and we’re expecting this new one for 2019. That means... read more June 27, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota 86 limited-edition model for Australia

Track-focused Toyota 86 debuts in Oz

Toyota’s 86 may be down on power but there’s no denying that it, along with its Subaru BRZ twin, is one of the best-handling cars currently on sale. And the lack... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
No. 7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota’s Kobayashi secures 2017 Le Mans pole with record lap

Kamui Kobayashi driving the No. 7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid during qualifying for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans has smashed the lap record and in the process secured pole position... read more June 16, 2017 by


 
2019 Toyota Supra spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Toyota Supra spy shots and video

Feast your eyes on the latest prototype for the new Toyota Supra. This is the car Toyota originally announced in 2011 when it signed a deal with BMW to jointly develop a... read more June 6, 2017 by


 
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Toyota offloaded Tesla shares in 2016

Toyota on Saturday revealed that it sold its remaining shares in Tesla at the end of 2016. The Japanese automaker previously sold some of the shares in 2014. Toyota’s... read more June 5, 2017 by


 
1998 and 2015 Toyota Corolla crash test

1998 vs 2015 Toyota Corolla crash test is a testament to modern car safety

Vehicle safety is arguably one of the lesser points looked at when shopping for a car. Consumers simply expect vehicles to be safe and protect occupants at all costs. No one... read more June 1, 2017 by


 
Toyota Cartivator SkyDrive flying car rendering

Toyota enters the race to build a flying car

The idea of flying cars has likely been around since first vehicles began putting the world on wheels. However, despite leaps and bounds in technology, the flying car is... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car

Watch a 2017 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 blast its way around Spa

If you ever wanted a feel for what it’s like lapping Belgium’s Spa in a top-level endurance racer, then sit down and watch this video in its entirety. It’s... read more May 8, 2017 by


 
Carl Edwards drives the Toyota Land Speed Cruiser to 230.02 mph in Mojave, California

Wild Toyota Land Cruiser hits 230.02 mph

Toyota’s Land Cruiser is one of the most capable vehicles for going off-road. Toyota, however, has built one that’s right at home on a race track. Called the Land... read more May 8, 2017 by


 
Toyota 'Project Portal' proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi tractor, for Port of LA

Toyota Project Portal imagines a fuel cell-powered semi truck future

Tesla may have garnered buzz surrounding the announcement it will reveal a semi truck in September, but Toyota this week showed how it imagines revolutionizing the trucking... read more April 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro first drive review: the everyman's Raptor

The Toyota Tacoma's "just right" recipe has long made it a leader among smaller (but still rather large) pickups, and this year the most capable out-of-the-box Taco TRD Pro... read more April 19, 2017 by


 
Toyota FT-4X concept, 2017 New York Auto Show

Toyota FT-4X concept is an FJ Cruiser for the urban jungle

Toyota’s FT-4X concept made its debut on Wednesday at the 2017 New York auto show, and the vehicle isn’t quite the rugged off-roader we were hoping for. It... read more April 12, 2017 by


 
 

 
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