Toyota Racing Development
Toyota last week launched the new performance sub-brand GR in Japan. Toyota said the GR name, which refers to the automaker’s Gazoo Racing motorsport department, will be expanded to other markets. It seems, however, that the United States won't be one of them. Speaking with Automotive News (subscription required), Gazoo Racing boss Shigeki Tomoyama said Toyota won’t use the GR name in the U.S. The reason is that Toyota feels the existing TRD (Toyota Racing Development) sub-brand is already well established here and doesn’t need changing. Some execs are also reportedly...
Lexus IS-F Duo Stun Crowds At 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon
Earlier today we saw Toyota’s offering at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon and now we have a look at what its upmarket Lexus division has brought to the aftermarket tuner table. The Auto Salon, similar to the SEMA show held in Las Vegas each year, is claimed to be the world’s largest custom...Viknesh Vijayenthiran