Toyota News

  • 2017 Toyota 86 limited-edition model for Australia

    Toyota previously confirmed we'll see a second-generation of the 86 sports car (nee Scion FR-S), but it may not come on a Subaru platform. Both the next-generation 86 and Subaru BRZ may instead switch to Toyota's TNGA architecture, according to a Friday report from the Australian website CarSales. The site claims to have spoken with an unnamed individual inside Subaru who ruled out a switch to the brand's latest Subaru Global Platform. The problem is a simple one: the architecture only supports all-wheel-drive vehicles. The 86 and BRZ will remain rear-wheel drive. Thus, there are two...

  • 2019 Kenworth Toyota T680 FCET class 8 semi-trailer truck
    Toyota and Kenworth reveal first fuel cell-electric truck ready to haul cargo

    It's been two years since Toyota and truck manufacturer Kenworth showed off a proof of concept for a semi-trailer truck powered purely by hydrogen. On Monday, they showed off the first of 10 planned examples that late this year will start transporting cargo across the Los Angeles basin and to...

  • Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars
    Toyota, SoftBank buy $1B stake in Uber's self-driving car unit

    Ahead of Uber's historic IPO in the coming weeks, the ride-hail giant's self-driving car division received a $1 billion injection from Toyota, investment firm SoftBank, and automotive supplier Denso. Toyota and Denso will together invest $667 million and SoftBank will invest $333 million, valuing...

  • 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition
    Toyota "committed" to Land Cruiser for U.S.

    The dinosaur of the Toyota lineup won't go extinct anytime soon, one of the automaker's top North American-market executives told Motor Authority Wednesday at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. "We are fully committed to the Land Cruiser for the foreseeable future," Toyota senior vice...

  • 2020 Toyota Highlander, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    Toyota reveals bigger, bolder 2020 Highlander

    Toyota unveiled a bigger and bolder Highlander for 2020 and improved the economy, too, with a more efficient hybrid powertrain. The redesigned fourth-generation Highlander made its debut on Wednesday at the 2019 New York International Auto Show and is due on sale in December as a 2020 model. The...

  • GR Supra GT Cup one-make race series for 2020 Toyota Supra in 'Gran Turismo Sport'
    Toyota launches Supra one-make racing series for "Gran Turismo Sport"

    Avid gamers and Toyota Supra fans should gear up for a new virtual one-make racing series. Toyota and "Gran Turismo Sport" will launch a global one-make racing series for the Playstation and featuring the 2020 Supra this month. The racing series will take place entirely within the digital realm on...

  • Icon 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser

    Icon continues to work its magic with numerous vintage SUVs, and the latest to go under the knife is a 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser. It also happens to be Joe Rogan's personal vehicle, and it's clear the 51-year-old comedian has pretty good taste in modifications. According to a video Icon's Jonathan Ward posted to YouTube, the Land Cruiser still boasts its factory axles and transfer case, but the company got to work elsewhere. There are now locking differentials at both the front and rear, operated via a new panel where the interior clock once sat. Icon then gave the Toyota SUV a boost with a...

  • 1989 Toyota Land Cruise fire truck on Jay Leno's Garage
    1989 Toyota Land Cruiser fire truck visits Jay Leno's Garage

    While Americans are used to enormous bus-like emergency vehicles, things are different in other parts of the world. Case in point is this 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser fire truck, which was a real emergency vehicle in Japan. Its owner, Brian Corsetti, recently visited Jay Leno's Garage to talk about the...

  • 2019 Toyota Tacoma
    Next Toyota Tundra and Tacoma to reportedly share a platform

    Future Toyota pickup trucks across the globe may share one common platform, regardless of segment and configuration. Thus, the mid-size Tacoma and full-size Tundra will reportedly ride on shared bones, according to an Automotive News (subscription required) report on Monday. The report cited...

  • Self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid for Domino's pizza delivery
    Ford, Toyota, GM and SAE collaborate on standards for self-driving cars

    Although numerous automakers and technology companies continue to test and push toward the goal of deploying self-driving cars, safety standards and regulations are nearly inexistent. With a new partnership between Ford, Toyota, General Motors and SAE International, the Automated Vehicle Safety...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra
    2020 Toyota Supra inline-6 fuel economy estimates nearly as thrifty as BMW Z4 turbo-4

    Fuel economy estimates are out for the 2020 Toyota Supra, and even with two additional cylinders, it rivals its turbo-4-powered BMW Z4 cousin. The EPA estimates the new Supra will return 24 mpg city, 31 highway, and 26 combined. That's with the BMW-sourced 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine...

  • Daigo Saito's 2JZ-swapped 2020 Toyota Supra for Formula D
    2JZ-powered 2020 Toyota Supra drift car looks awesome, catches fire at first event

    A few weeks ago, professional drifter Daigo Saito announced he was building the first 2JZ-swapped 2020 Toyota Supra to compete in Formula D. Now we can see and hear it in all of its glory, but as cool as it is, things didn't go too well at its first outing. As a quick refresher for anyone who...

  • Toyota e-Palette self-driving electric mobility concept

    Honda and Japanese commercial vehicles brand Hino announced Thursday they are joining the mobility company Monet established by Toyota and Japanese investment firm SoftBank last October. Monet, whose name is a portmanteau of “mobility” and “network,” will initially offer a ride-hail service in Japan for several public agencies and partner companies. However, as early as 2020, the company will launch an autonomous delivery service based around Toyota's e-Palette, a self-driving shuttle bus that was shown in concept form in early 2018. Honda and Hino each paid about...

  • First production 2020 Toyota Supra
    First customer examples of 2020 Toyota Supra roll off the line

    It's been a long time coming, but the first customer examples of the 2020 Toyota Supra have finally begun production. After years of teasing, spy photos, and a debut in Detroit earlier this year, job one is complete. Toyota made the production announcement official on Sunday and said the first...

  • 2021 Toyota Sienna test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Toyota Sienna spy shots

    Toyota is in the early stages of development of a next-generation Sienna minivan, which is expected on the market in 2020 as a 2021 model. A test mule has been spotted, and while it's still wearing the body of the current Sienna various modifications hint at what we can expect on the redesigned...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra Launch Edition
    Pick a color, any color: 2020 Toyota Supra color configurator goes live

    The 2020 Toyota Supra will launch later this year, but fans champing at the bit to ingest every ounce of information about the car can now play with a new online configurator. It's not a full-blown configurator, but it will let fans and prospective buyers see how different shades of factory colors...

  • Toyota Lunar Rover concept
    Toyota lunar rover concept is out of this world

    Toyota and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have their sights set on sending humans back to the moon. The automaker and Japanese space agency announced an agreement to study the possibility of collaborating on international space exploration. What Toyota brings to the agreement is its...

  • 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE
    Toyota patent details fragrance system to bombard thieves with tear gas

    Toyota has an idea that sounds like it came from James Bond's Q Branch. It would turn a seemingly harmless fragrance dispenser into something of an anti-theft device. A new patent from the Japanese automaker details a system that can spew tear gas at would-be carjackers. Australian website WhichCar...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra Formula D car with 2JZ engine swap

    The 2020 Toyota Supra is headed to Formula Drift, but its BMW-sourced 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 won't burn up its rear tires. Instead, it's headed to the top drift series with a venerable 3.0-liter 2JZ inline-6 from the fourth-generation car under the hood. Professional drifter Daigo Saito posted photos to Instagram of his latest Formula D drift car and they show the 2JZ engine under the hood. This could very well be the world's first 2JZ swap for the 2020 Supra, since the car hasn't gone on sale in any market yet. We knew it was inevitable, even Toyota knew it was inevitable, that the...

  • 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo at RM Sotheby's auction
    1994 Toyota Supra Turbo fetched an amazing $173,600 at Amelia auction

    It appears the introduction of the fifth-generation Toyota Supra has inflated values of classic examples. We say that because this 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo sold for an outrageous $173,600 at auction this past weekend. Let's break down that figure. A 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo with the targa top cost...

  • Toyota 2JZ engine teardown
    Watch a 2JZ engine teardown and learn what makes them so tough

    The 2JZ inline-6 engine from Toyota is a legendary powerplant within the automotive community, but why? A new video dives into the engine's internals and explains what makes it so ideal to make big power on stock internals. The video comes from Papadakis Racing and the engine is basically the...

  • Toyota Supra GT4 concept
    Toyota Supra GT4 Concept previews a possible customer race car

    Last year in Geneva, Toyota previewed the production 2020 Supra with a race car concept. This year, it will bring a Supra GT4 Concept to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The brand announced Friday that it will debut the Toyota Supra GT4 Concept on March 5 in Geneva. The concept previews a race car for...

  • 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
    Review update: 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro yearns to get lost, and found

    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...

  • 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...

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