Toyota

Toyota Motor Corporation as we know it today is headquartered in Aichi, Japan. The world’s sixth-largest company in the world by revenue as of September 2018, Toyota is also the largest carmaker in the world. The company was founded back in 1937 by Kiichiro Toyoda as a car-flavoured business derived from his father’s company, called Toyota Industries. Today, Toyota has factories in most parts of the world from Japan to Australia to Bangladesh and Mexico, just to name a few. Some of Toyota’s most lucrative markets are the United States, followed by Japan, Europe, and Asia. With a hefty motorsport legacy behind, Toyota is also a spearheading company when it comes to alternative ways of propulsion, after launching the Prius in 2012 and continuing to refine the recipe to this day. Besides plug-in hybrids, Toyota, pretty much like most carmakers these days, is looking at ways to deploy the power of electricity in its lineup of vehicles. In this regard, the company experimented heavily with the RAV4 EV and the iQ EV, while also spreading its tentacles towards the hydrogen fuel-cell technology with a road-going sedan called Mirai (mirai means future in Japanese). The carmaker even released 5,600 patents for free use until 2020 in an attempt to bump up the development of hydrogen fuel-cell tech on a global scale.

The 2021 Toyota Supra Is Actually Good For Nearly 450 Horsepower

The 2021 Toyota Supra Is Actually Good For Nearly 450 Horsepower

A new dyno test reveals excessive amounts of power from the 2021 Toyota Supra

Just a few weeks ago, Toyota announced that the 2021 Toyota Supra would be even more powerful (and faster) than the 2020 Supra. Then a week or so later, it did its best to justify sticking it to the folks that bought a 2020 model. Now, however, we’re finding out that the 2021 Supra (the inline-six model, of course) really puts down 388 horsepower at the wheels – 11 ponies more than Toyota’s newly advertised 377 horsepower figure. So, what does this really mean? Well, the true power of the 2021 Toyota Supra could be approaching the 450 horsepower mark at the crank, and that’s a huge bump in power.

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Toyota Feels Justified in Making the 2021 Supra Much Better Than the 2020 Model

Toyota Feels Justified in Making the 2021 Supra Much Better Than the 2020 Model

Despite sticking it to those who bought a 2020 model, Toyota is happy with its decision

Not even a year after the 2020 Toyota Supra went on sale, Toyota made a surprise announcement that the 2021 model would be impressively better. So much better, in fact, that it six-cylinder model sees a 0.2-second improvement in 60-mph sprints, all thanks to a power increase of 47 horsepower and three pound-feet of torque. A cheaper, four-cylinder model will also go on sale with an impressive price tag and great performance as well. This was great news for those who waited to buy Toyota’s BMW-based halo car, but it kind of sticks it to people who jumped into dealers right away. Now, Toyota is trying to provide justification for its actions, and you’ll either agree completely or throw your phone.

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Toyota Has a Hot Hatch Destined For the United States, But It's Shrouded In Mystery

Toyota Has a Hot Hatch Destined For the United States, But It’s Shrouded In Mystery

It’s not the GR Yaris, that’s for sure

The Toyota GR Yaris made waves in the Euro market. As a pint-sized hatchback, its 1.6-liter engine is good for an impressive 257 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. It even has a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive. It’s the definition of a perfect recipe for a performance-oriented hatchback. Here in the States, our Yaris is based on the underpinnings of the Mazda 2 – another model that isn’t available Stateside – so a 257-horsepower GR Yaris will never call the U.S. home, unless you build it yourself, of course. However, that doesn’t mean Toyota has forgotten about the U.S. Market altogether, and a recent post on Twitter is clear cut proof that something good is coming our way.

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2020 Toyota GR Supra RZ Horizon Blue Edition

2020 Toyota GR Supra RZ Horizon Blue Edition

Special edition Supras are beginning to show up

The A90-generation Toyota Supra is now more than a year old, which means its time to expect some updates to roll out for the sports coupe. To its credit, Toyota is wasting little time getting that ball rolling with the arrival of the special edition Supra Horizon Blue Edition. Based specifically on the RZ trim of the sports coupe — it’s a JDM model — the GR Supra RZ Horizon Blue Edition arrives with a steady diet of new and exclusive features, none more obvious than the splashy Horizon Blue paint finish. The Toyota GR Supra RZ Horizon Edition is limited to just 100 units, all of which are earmarked for the Japanese market.

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Toyota's Corolla GR Hatchback Aims at the VW Golf GTI and Honda Civic Type R

Toyota’s Corolla GR Hatchback Aims at the VW Golf GTI and Honda Civic Type R

The 257-horsepower hatch is coming to the United States too!

Toyota has recently joined the hot-hatch market with the beefed-up GR Yaris, but it wants to expand to new segments now. With the GR Yaris aimed at the Volkswagen Polo GTI and the Ford Fiesta ST, Toyota wants a competitor for the larger and more popular Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST. So the Corolla is next in line for the Gazoo Racing treatment and the good news is that it will come to the United States.

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Here's Your First Look at the 2021 Toyota Hilux

Here’s Your First Look at the 2021 Toyota Hilux

These are supposedly just the renderings and the real deal will be slightly less pronounced

The Toyota Hilux is a compact pickup truck sold by the Japanese Automaker in many markets worldwide. The moniker was introduced back in 1968 and continues to run successfully to date. It was sold in the States when it was introduced, but the company pulled it out after eight years in 1976 and replaced it with the rather generic “Truck” badge. We do have its twin here sold since 1995, called the Tacoma.

The Hilux is presently in its eighth-generation that was launched in 2017. While the next-gen Hilux is expected to arrive in 2023, a mid-cycle refresh was on the cards for later this year. However, a website called Milele Motors has published images of the 2021 Hilux, although CarAdvice mentions that these could just be renderings based on the Hilux facelift.

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2020 Toyota Supra GR450 by Manhart Performance

2020 Toyota Supra GR450 by Manhart Performance

This is the kind of Toyota Supra that we deserve

In the short time that it’s been around, the Toyota Supra has become an aftermarket darling. Tuners have taken to building programs for the A90 Supra with as much fervor as the nameplate commands. Even companies known for building kits for other automakers have turned their attention to the Supra.

Count Manhart Performance on that list. The German house that’s best known for tuning BMW models has prepared a comprehensive program for the Supra that includes an engine upgrade program, suspension tweaks, new wheels, and a host of aesthetic modifications to the exterior and interior. The result is a raunchy Japanese sports car that now lives up to the revered Supra nameplate.

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Papadakis Racing's 1000-HP Toyota Supra Is Coming Up Nicely

Papadakis Racing’s 1000-HP Toyota Supra Is Coming Up Nicely

Not quite there yet, but so far, the progress is hefty

The name Papadakis Racing popped up on many tuning aficionados’ radars when the team signalled its intentions of boosting the 3.0-liter BMW-sourced straight-six engine of the new 2020 Supra to in excess of 1,000 horsepower.

Not an easy task, to say the least, but with the right expertise and lots of work, bumping up the new Supra’s power output to a level that would make its predecessor proud is actually attainable.

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This Is How the Toyota GR Hilux Is Going to Take on the Ford Ranger Raptor

This Is How the Toyota GR Hilux Is Going to Take on the Ford Ranger Raptor

The Ranger Raptor will be in deep trouble if Toyota actually goes ahead with this

Remember when Toyota said it would make high-performance trims of every model it builds? Looks like Toyota was serious about it. Interestingly, the Japanese automaker announced this in a reply to a twitter user who suggested a Hilux GRMN.

Fast forward 13 months and Toyota has announced a GR Hilux that will go up against the Ranger Raptor. The truck will feature a new diesel V-6 mill that will churn out over 250 horses. How exciting is that?

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This Car Customization Shop Can Make Your Toyota MR2 Look Like a Porsche Carrera GT, Lamborghini Veneno, or McLaren P1

This Car Customization Shop Can Make Your Toyota MR2 Look Like a Porsche Carrera GT, Lamborghini Veneno, or McLaren P1

Along with a bunch of other tuning services

Remember the fake Ferraris that spread on the internet some years ago? Well, we’ve got something better. Fake McLarens, fake Lamborghinis, and pretty much all the fake supercars you can think of coming from a custom car shop in Thailand.

It was only last year that the Civic Police of Santa Catarina in Brazil dismantled a bogus workshop that built replica Ferraris and Lamborghinis that wore the two brand’s official badges. Thailand’s PS Modify, however, does’t work that way, as it sticks its own badge to the supercar-inspired body kits it churns out.

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A Leak Just Presented Some Unbelievable Info About the 2021 Toyota 86

A Leak Just Presented Some Unbelievable Info About the 2021 Toyota 86

Can you feel the excitement?

Rumors and bits of info on the upcoming new 2021 Toyota 86 have been travelling around the internet for quite some time and have been intensively covered here on TopSpeed as well.

However, a recent leak reaffirms the fact that the 86 nameplate is making a comeback, albeit as part of a new naming scheme.

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You Won't Believe What Lurks Under the Hood of This Toyota Hilux

You Won’t Believe What Lurks Under the Hood of This Toyota Hilux

It sounds great and makes for a perfect sleeper truck

Well, here’s a Mercedes X-Class pickup truck with an older 6.2-liter Mercedes-AMG mill plonked under the hood. Oh, wait, I’m sorry. It’s a Toyota Hilux with an AMG engine. I wonder why I thought the X-Class pickup truck with an AMG engine would’ve been a good idea. Duh! The X-Class was better off as a rich man’s Nissan Navara with the same interior and drivetrain, right? Anyway, here’s one genius who plonked the previous-gen 6.2-liter AMG mill under the hood of his Toyota Hilux. The result? A sleeper truck that will scare the living daylight out of you with one press of the throttle.

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What is the Cheapest Toyota?

The cheapest Toyota is the 2019 Yaris, with a starting price of $15,600. But that’s in the US. Europe’s cheapest Toyota is the Aygo supermini, priced from €10,190 in Germany.

What is the Sportiest Toyota?

The sportiest Toyota is the Supra, developed in partnership with BMW. The Supra relies on a six-cylinder turbocharged engine making 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. However, its sporty nature is not dictated by just the powerplant. Toyota and BMW were able to infuse a lot of composure into the Supra, making it a compliant sports car that handles sharply and is capable of putting down power efficiently thanks to a crisp eight-speed automatic transmission. The cabin is also very driver-centric, a quintessential trait of a proper sporty vehicle.

What is the Most Popular Toyota?

The most popular Toyota right now is without any doubt the RAV4, if we are to look at it from the recent sales standpoint. All in all, from January 2019 to March 2019, Toyota pushed 83,820 RAV4 units in the US alone. Moreover, March sales amassed an impressive 33,166 RAV4 models that reached their new owners. Nevertheless and also sales-wise, it is worth mentioning the die-hard Toyota Corolla, which sold in excess of 44 million units from 1966 to this day. On the other hand, sales aside, one can see the Supra as the most popular and loved Toyota, and we’re not necessarily talking about the new generation.

What is the Most Expensive Toyota?

The most expensive Toyota is the 2019 Land Cruiser, which in the US wears a starting price tag of $85,165. Things are different in Europe, where the most expensive Toyota is the Supra, priced at €62,900 in Germany.

What is the Fastest Toyota?

The fastest Toyota is the Supra. Powered by a BMW-sourced twin-scroll inline-six engine packing 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque twinned to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The resulting figures involve a 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint time of just 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.

Are Toyota Cars Reliable?

Yes, Toyotas are still pretty reliable cars. In a survey by The Telegraph, Toyota took the 9th spot when it comes to dependability, with an average of 96 problem per 100 vehicles. Back in 2017, Toyota and Lexus managed a one-two positioning in Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings - making it five years in a row for Toyota as occupant of the first position. Moreover, ReliabilityIndex places Toyota in 4th place on its scale thanks to an index of 59. To put things into perspective, the industry’s average reliability index is 118.