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

    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 version. Modifications to the front fenders suggest a longer wheelbase, and the protruding tires suggest the width will be bumped up slightly. The rear overhang has also been stretched meaning Toyota may be looking to increase space in the rear, too. It also appears that Toyota will move the side...

  • 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
    2020 Toyota Supra headed to Formula D 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...

  • 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

    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 engine that came in the previous Toyota Supra. It's actually from a Toyota Aristo, what the U.S. knows as the Lexus GS, and features variable camshaft timing on the intake. The majority of the video basically shows the process used to tear the entire engine down, but in the process, we can see what makes...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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 things that make it a special-edition SUV as there are no major changes to the Land Cruiser's beloved and tried-and-true formula. The model will only be fitted with two rows of seats instead of three for maximum cargo capacity, and the only color options will be Midnight Black Metallic or Blizzard...

  • 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
    2020 Toyota Tacoma updated to maintain edge in mid-size segment

    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...

  • 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 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 established with Toyota taking a 51-percent stake and the remainder going to Panasonic. The new company will oversee research and development of battery technology as well as production at plants in China and Japan. Crucially, solid-state batteries were mentioned as part of the scope, alongside existing...

  • 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's built a second Century GRMN performance flagship

    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...

  • 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...

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