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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Toyota Going High-Tech With Its Interiors

According to trademark applications filed by Toyota, customers may soon enjoy a touch-sensitive dashboard and inductive charging for mobile devices, which could potentially increase the Japanese automaker’s appeal among tech-savvy new car shoppers. Touch sensitive displays are nothing new, as... read more

July 27, 2012 by 
 
Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda with BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer

New Details On BMW-Toyota Jointly Developed Sports Car

Late last week BMW and Toyota made the surprise announcement that the two firms would work together on developing the architecture and components for a future sports car... read more July 3, 2012 by 


 
BMW and Toyota to swap green technology

BMW And Toyota To Collaborate On Sports Car Development

At a presentation held today at BMW’s headquarters in Munich, the German automaker together with Toyota announced a further expansion of an original alliance... read more June 29, 2012 by 


 
BMW and Toyota to swap green technology

BMW And Toyota Cooperative Hybrid Deal Imminent: Report

Though most BMW and Toyota owners probably don’t realize it, the two automakers are already partners in developing next-generation lithium-ion battery technology. In... read more June 25, 2012 by 


 
Toyota's TS030 hybrid was quick in the early going - Toyota Racing photo

Toyota Racing Evaluates TS030 Hybrid's First Racing Foray At Le Mans

Toyota Racing came to the 24 Heures du Mans for its first World Endurance Championship race with two TS030 hybrid LMP1 prototypes. They had a good qualifying effort that saw... read more June 21, 2012 by 


 
Toyota Motorsport GmbH’s facility in Cologne, Germany

Toyota And Lexus To Get ‘TMG’ Performance Sub-Brand?

Since Toyota made the tough decision to pull out of Formula 1 racing at the end of the 2009 season, the automaker’s multi-million dollar motorsports facility based in... read more June 20, 2012 by 


 
Toyota TS030 hybrid Le Mans prototype flying through the air at 24 Hours of Le Mans

Davidson’s Toyota Flips In The Air During Le Mans Crash: Video

The number 8 Toyota TS030 LMP1 being driven by Britain’s Anthony Davidson suffered a major a crash just before the five-hour mark of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance... read more June 16, 2012 by 


 
Dale Earnhardt Jr tests at Michigan International Speedway - NASCAR photo

NASCAR Sprint Cup Teams Test New Michigan Track Surface

For the second week in a row, NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series has had pre-race practice at a recently repaved track. This week it's Michigan International Speedway that hosted the... read more June 15, 2012 by 


 
Hybrid transmission zones for Le Mans - image courtesy ACO

FIA Sets Designated Hybrid Transmission Zones For Le Mans 24 Hour Race

This year's 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans features four hybrid cars on the 56-entry grid, where last year there was only a single hybrid from Hope Racing, using a Flybrid flywheel... read more May 30, 2012 by 


 
Photo courtesy Toyota Racing

Sarrazin Gains Final Seat For Toyota Racing At Le Mans

Toyota Racing filled the final seat for its two-car effort at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month, naming endurance expert Stephane Sarrazin to drive the No. 8 TS030 Hybrid at... read more May 26, 2012 by 


 
2013 Toyota Camry NASCAR Sprint Cup race car

2013 Toyota Camry NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Car Debuts

Toyota is the latest to unveil its challenger for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Based on the latest 2013 Toyota Camry, the race car’s introduction marks the... read more May 23, 2012 by 


 
Hiroaki Ishiura - photo courtesy Toyota Racing

Driver Change For Toyota Racing TS030 Hybrid Prototype At Le Mans

Toyota Racing undertook a "functionality test" for the TS030 Hybrid chassis at Magny Cours road circuit in France last week, with Alex Wurz and Nicolas Lapierre at the wheel... read more May 8, 2012 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

Production 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Unveiled

Though just 2,600 RAV4 EVs will be sold over the next three years, the vehicle's unveiling today at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles marks an important milestone... read more May 7, 2012 by 


 
This is why you don't ignore flat tires. Image: WTAE

Driving Tip: You Can't Ignore A Flat Tire For Long

Life isn’t always fair, and things don’t always go as planned. Drive long enough, and you’ll eventually get a flat tire, likely at the worst possible... read more May 4, 2012 by 


 
Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II

Toyota Supra Successor To Go Hybrid, Mid-Engine And AWD?

With the recent launches of the LFA supercar, Scion FR-S and a much sportier Lexus GS sedan, it’s clear the desire to build emotionally-styled, fun-to-drive cars has... read more May 4, 2012 by 


 
Courtesy Toyota Racing

Toyota Racing Resumes TS030 Hybrid Testing

After damaging its first TS030 Hybrid monocoque in testing at Paul Ricard circuit in France earlier in the month, Toyota Racing announced it'll return to testing on Friday... read more April 30, 2012 by 


 
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