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  • 2011 Toyota Matrix

    The 2011 Toyota Matrix will be on display at the Chicago Auto Show this week, featuring a range of small updates and the same familiar Matrix face we've all come to know. Though it may underwhelm showgoers, the 2011 Matrix adds a new set of standard wheels and small interior redesigns for the interior, plus expanded standard equipment that includes an all-weather package, power windows/locks, cruise control, heated outside mirrors, and daytime runnign lights among other features. Trim lines remain the same for 2011, with two Matrixes available: base and S. The S adds a sporty flair to the...

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    GM ends 25-year NUMMI partnership with Toyota

    General Motors has confirmed that it will dump its ownership stake in the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) joint venture that it established with Toyota more than 25 years ago. Located in Fremont, California, the NUMMI plant was last responsible for versions of the Toyota Corolla and...

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    GM denies any plans to license Toyota's hybrid Synergy Drive system

    Earlier this week news broke that General Motors would in fact be discontinuing the Pontiac Vibe, built alongside the Toyota Matrix at the California New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) the two carmakers share. Since then, speculation as to what sort of joint GM-Toyota project might emerge...

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    GM in talks with Toyota to source replacement for Pontiac Vibe

    General Motors revealed in its latest viability plan that it will cut more than 21,000 jobs and reduce its total number of assembly, powertrain, and stamping plants in the U.S. from 47 last year to just 31 by 2012, but the company is still in talks with Toyota about sourcing a new model to replace...

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    IIHS small car crash tests reveal improved safety across the board

    We've all heard the argument for why someone drives that big SUV instead of a fuel-sipping mini-car on their epic two-hour commute: crash safety. And while there's a good bit of sense to that point, at least from the SUV driver's perspective, small cars are improving their safety marks according to...

  • 2009 Toyota Matrix unveiled at SEMA
    2009 Toyota Matrix unveiled at SEMA

    More reveals from the SEMA showroom floor today, this time from Toyota. The second-generation Matrix evolves the five-door crossover utility vehicle concept that the first Matrix helped to pioneer. Toyota says more coupe-like styling and better performance are the focus of the new model. A variety...

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