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  • 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

    Twenty minutes from my front door is nowhere. And that’s somewhere I want to be. That’s true for many of us who live in Denver. It’s probably true for the 30 people who will move to Denver today, the 30 people who will move here tomorrow, and the next day, too. The greatest lie you’ll read in the next 10 seconds is that Denver isn’t a mountain town, the sun doesn’t shine here, everything you’ve heard about moving here is wrong. Shop’s closed, folks. Keep along to Kansas City. READ MORE: Into the muck: A day with the 2019 Toyota TRD off-roaders...

  • Toyota 86 British Green Limited Edition for Japan
    Toyota 86 British Green Limited Edition needs to come to America stat

    Green is largely absent from automakers' palettes, but the latest hue to show up for the Toyota 86 is downright wonderful. The Japanese brand introduced the 86 British Green Limited Edition on its Japanese consumer website, and it needs to reach our shores. Right now. The British Green color...

  • 2020 Toyota Highlander spy shots
    2020 Toyota Highlander spy shots

    Toyota engineers have been spotted testing a prototype for a redesigned Highlander. The current generation of the popular three-row family hauler arrived for 2014 and was given a mid-cycle refresh for 2017. This redesigned model is expected in late 2019 as a 2020 model. The prototype is heavily...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra TRD concept (Edit)
    Toyota Supra TRD concept adds dashes of carbon-fiber

    The 2020 Toyota Supra is fresh off of its reveal at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but the brand is keen to show off potential performance upgrades to its banner sports car. At the 2019 Osaka Auto Messe in Japan on Saturday, Toyota revealed the Supra Performance Line...

  • 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
    2020 Toyota Land Cruiser gets nostalgic with Heritage Edition

    The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser remains a little slice of 20th-century motoring, but the brand has given the SUV a nostalgic twist with a new Heritage Edition model. Toyota announced the Land Cruise Heritage Edition on Wednesday ahead of its public debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. It's the little...

  • 2020 Toytota RAV4 TRD Off-Road, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
    2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road is a small crossover scrapper that only Toyota could make

    Back when it was a new thing and the Backstreet Boys were still (mostly) minors, the Toyota RAV4 was a plucky off-roader with potential from an automaker that had a good pedigree for making small 'utes with spunk. Then success, popularity, and age took its toll on the RAV4 (and the Backstreet Boys)...

  • 2020 Toyota Tacoma, 2019 Chicago Auto Show

    The Toyota Tacoma has been the best seller in the mid-size pickup truck segment for over a decade but new entrants have the potential to upset things. Toyota isn't resting on its laurels, however, which is why the automaker is bringing a round of updates for the 2020 model year. Set to debut on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma benefits from revised styling, an upgraded infotainment system and more goodies in the cabin. And for the TRD Pro model, there are new electronic driver aids designed to enhance the truck's off-road capability. A new grille is featured...

  • 2020 Toyota Sequoia, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
    2020 Toyota Sequoia joins the TRD Pro off-road gang

    It's not only American brands offering full-size off-roaders these days. Having already joined the fun with a Tundra pickup packed with off-road goodies engineered under the TRD Pro banner, Toyota is now giving the Sequoia SUV the same treatment. Making its debut on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago...

  • 1966 Toyota Sports 800 restored by Gazoo Racing
    Life before Supra: Toyota's Gazoo Racing restored a 1966 Sports 800 and it's awesome

    Toyota will always be synonymous with the Supra name, but even before the Supra was a twinkle in some engineer's eye, there was the Sports 800. Toyota's Gazoo Racing motorsports division undertook the task of restoring this Sports 800 because it holds a special place in Toyota racing...

  • Toyota Supra engine deep dive, Engineering Explained
    2020 Toyota Supra engine deep dive: This isn't a 2JZ

    As we're all well aware of by now, the 2020 Toyota Supra uses a lot of BMW engineering and components. One of the main elements borrowed from BMW is the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine. Engineering guru and explainer extraordinaire Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained dedicated an entire...

  • Toyota President Akio Toyoda (left) and Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga
    Toyota and Panasonic to form battery joint venture

    Toyota and Panasonic on Tuesday confirmed plans for a joint-venture company responsible for production of vehicle batteries, not only to supply Toyota but also rivals. Pending approval by regulatory authorities, which is expected to take until late 2020, the joint-venture company will be...

  • Auction of 2020 Toyota Supra with VIN ending in 01 on January 19, 2019
    2020 Toyota Supra #001 sells for $2.1M at Barrett-Jackson auction

    Toyota only unveiled its long-awaited 2020 Supra sports car a week ago at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. And while the reborn sports car isn't due in showrooms until the summer, the first retail example has already been sold. Toyota offered up the first retail example...

  • Toyota builds another Century GRMN for 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Toyota still hasn't shared what exactly its racy GR performance division did to the original Century GRMN built for company boss Akio Toyoda, but now it's gone ahead and built a second one. Toyota presented the second Century GRMN on January 11 at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, with the car decked out in a fully black exterior and subtle red stripes. (GRMN is the range-topping badge for vehicles from the newly minted GR sub-brand.) Recall, the original Century GRMN made a shock debut in Japan when Toyota President Akio Toyoda rolled up in the sedan at last November's Gazoo Racing celebration...

  • Toyota Hilux at the 2019 Dakar rally
    Toyota Hilux driven to 2019 Dakar Rally victory

    A specially prepped Toyota Hilux pickup truck was driven to victory in the premier Car category of the 2019 Dakar Rally, the first for the Japanese automaker. Doing the driving was Nasser Al Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel, who finished the final stage of the grueling trek on Thursday with a...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra
    Toyota Supra chief engineer thinks car is good for 7:40 Nürburgring lap time

    With a 335-horsepower turbocharged inline-6, the 2020 Toyota Supra likely isn't on its way to break any lap records, but chief engineer Tetsuya Tada laid down his best guess for a Nürburgring Nordschleife run. Speaking to Road & Track at this week's 2019 North American International Auto...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra
    2020 Toyota Supra's fake vents can be made functional

    Despite numerous air vents on its body, the 2020 Toyota Supra does not actually make use of them for any sort of cooling or aero functions. However, they can be made functional. The Supra's lead engineer, Tetsuya Tada, told Road & Track in a Wednesday report that the blocked off plastic vents...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra
    No turbo-4 or manual transmission in 2020 Toyota Supra's first year

    No, the 2020 Toyota Supra will not be offered with a manual transmission or the rumored 255-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine when it launches in the U.S. However, there's reason to remain hopeful that both will find their way to the U.S.-spec car. "At launch for first model we're all inline-6...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Toyota Supra: The return of sports car excitement at Toyota

    Toyota may be known for quality, reliability, and cars with all the handling prowess of a warm bath, but the Japanese brand has been injecting some emotion into its cars for a few years now. It's also been building some sports cars, though with the help of other brands. First it was the Toyota 86...

  • Toyota GR Supra Racing concept

    Toyota's reborn Supra is scheduled for its world debut on January 14 at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. However, a version of the car was shown Friday in Japan at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon. The version is a concept previewing the new Supra-based race car that will replace the current Lexus LC 500-based car in Japan's Super GT touring car series next year, and thus setting up the new Supra for a battle against race cars based on the Acura NSX and Nissan GT-R. Previous Supra generations have helped secure four titles in the series. The concept goes by the name GR...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra leak - Image via @ToyotaMex/Car Advice
    2020 Toyota Supra completely revealed in video leak

    The barrage of leaks of Toyota's reborn Supra continues, with the latest salvo coming from the automaker itself. A video revealing the complete car, with engine sounds included, was posted to the Twitter page of Toyota Mexico. The tweet has been removed but fortunately not prior to its contents...

  • One-off Toyota Century GRMN owned by Toyota President Akio Toyoda
    Like a boss: Toyota president rolls up to motorsport meet in one-off Century GRMN

    The Toyota Century is a full-size luxury sedan that's spawned just three generations since the nameplate was launched 50 years ago. It's big, bold and deliciously retro, and it's the choice of ride of Toyota President Akio Toyoda. But a normal version didn't suffice for Toyota's sports car-loving...

  • Toyota Project Portal 2.0 fuel cell-powered semi-trailer truck
    Kenworth to build semi trucks powered by Toyota fuel cells

    American truck manufacturer Kenworth will build a fleet of 10 semi-trailer trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cell-electric powertrains sourced from Toyota. The two firms made the announcement on Tuesday in Las Vegas at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show. The collaboration is part of the $41 million...

  • Toyota Research Institute simulation of actual 3-car crash, to test Guardian active-safety system
    Toyota's take on autonomy: Guardian "amplifies" human control, not replaces it

    It's not every carmaker that leads off a press conference by re-enacting a spectacular three-car freeway crash. But at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, Toyota had a point to make. Its Guardian active-safety system could have mitigated the effects of the crash, the company says. Perhaps...

  • Toyota self-driving car prototype
    Toyota prepares next-gen self-driving car prototype for 2019 CES

    Toyota isn’t as vocal as some rivals in the self-driving space but the Japanese auto giant is making steady progress and at next week’s 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will unveil a fourth-generation prototype. Toyota used last year's CES to show off the third-gen design...

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