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.

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Here's What The New Toyota MR2 Really Needs to Continue the Legacy

Here’s What The New Toyota MR2 Really Needs to Continue the Legacy

As the revival of Toyota’s midship runabout slowly takes form, we discuss what it needs in order to succeed as a compact sports car

The Toyota MR2 successor has been, pretty much, confirmed. Japanese publication, Best Car, was the first to announce the good news, and we now have a pretty good idea of what to expect. While Toyota has not yet revealed any details about its future, mid-engine model, we know Daihatsu and Suzuki would lend a hand for the new Toyota MR2. The mid-engine model is scheduled to return sometime in 2025, and this is what it needs to bring to the table in order to compete with the likes of the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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Remember The Toyota Yaris Sedan? Here's How It Looks Now

Remember The Toyota Yaris Sedan? Here’s How It Looks Now

Subcompact cars are dead in America, but they still live on elsewhere

Remember when subcompact cars were a perfect first car for American car buyers? Those days are long gone. Nowadays, small SUVs or compact sedans are your stepping stone into new car ownership. Toyota used to offer a subcompact sedan in the North American market with the Yaris sedan, which became a rebadged Mazda 2 before being discontinued. Over in Southeast Asia, a completely new Yaris sedan has just been unveiled, and it’s unlike anything this nameplate has seen before.

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Does This Confirm The Next-gen Toyota MR2?

Does This Confirm The Next-gen Toyota MR2?

New MR2-related information has cropped up, but don’t be so quick to rejoice

There has been talks about the Toyota MR2 making a comeback since 2018, but recent information from Toyota’s Australian arm may have hinted at the mid-engine Toyota finally making a comeback. There has been a lot of chatter about the MR2, but we finally have enough information to conclude who Toyota will be partnering up with for the next-gen MR2. Toyota Australia’s website for service repair manuals may have just resulted in the most controversial message (by accident, we are sure) regarding the “next” Toyota MR2.

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Toyota Corolla APEX Review: The Sporty Compact Car For The Enthusiast

Toyota Corolla APEX Review: The Sporty Compact Car For The Enthusiast

Is the Corolla APEX a desirable sporty compact car?

The Toyota Corolla first landed on US soil in 1968 and has made one of the biggest impacts on the nation’s car scene ever since. With the Corolla having sold over 50 million units globally, it is a feat not many car companies can say they have achieved. At some points in the vehicle’s history, the Corolla received sporty features and options to make it more of an enthusiast’s car rather than just a boring old compact sedan.

Now well into its twelfth generation, Corolla enthusiasts get another sporty compact sedan. Named the "APEX" like a predator, I had the keys to a Corolla Apex for a week. I got a chance to figure out if it is sporty enough to be a desirable car for the enthusiast.

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Toyota Sequoia – How Toyota's Flagship SUV Fills The Land Cruiser's Shoes

Toyota Sequoia – How Toyota’s Flagship SUV Fills The Land Cruiser’s Shoes

With the Land Cruiser gone from the U.S., the Sequoia is now Toyota’s flagship SUV – but is it worthy of the title?

And, just like that, the 2023 Sequoia has now become the flagship Toyota SUV in the U.S. How, you ask? Well, the Japanese giant pulled the plug on the Land Cruiser Stateside and decided not to bring the new LC 300. Instead, we got the new Lexus LX, which is essentially an LC 300 in a different skin. However, this left a vacuum at the top of Toyota’s SUV lineup, which meant the Sequoia had to step up and fill the huge boots of the Land Cruiser. The Sequoia has been around for a long time and has loyal fans out there, but does it have in it to sit with the crown and be called the flagship SUV of the world’s most successful brand?

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The Manual Toyota Supra is an Answer to the Call of Enthusiasts

The Manual Toyota Supra is an Answer to the Call of Enthusiasts

With the addition of a six-speed manual gearbox, will the Toyota Supra become more desirable than the new Nissan Z?

The latest generation Toyota Supra has enjoyed a few years of freedom from other Japanese competition as the decade-old Nissan 370z soldiered on. Though with the all-new Nissan Z eager to hit the roads, and with a manual gearbox at that, Toyota was not going to lose traction with their dynamic Supra. Though even with a recent announcement of a six-speed manual Supra, Toyota does not believe many of you will choose this $0 option over the quick-shifting eight-speed automatic.

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2022 Toyota C-HR Review: A Fairly Desirable Crossover At An Affordable Price

2022 Toyota C-HR Review: A Fairly Desirable Crossover At An Affordable Price

Is Toyota’s baby Crossover SUV a good choice to buy as a daily driver?

Ever since landing in American dealerships in 2017, the Toyota C-HR has had a great amount of time to make an impression on the consumer. In its time, the C-HR has only been given one facelift in late 2019. With over 200,000 units sold in the States, there is no doubt that the C-HR has made its way into many driveways, and won many hearts, of the American people.

I recently got the keys to this crossover SUV for a week to see what the buzz is all about. Now I only had one question to answer; is the C-HR a desirable vehicle to be daily driven? To find out, let’s dive in, shall we?

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Rendering: This Toyota 4Runner Concept Will Haunt Your Off-Roading Dreams

Rendering: This Toyota 4Runner Concept Will Haunt Your Off-Roading Dreams

If this rendering is accurate, the 4Runner will retain its familiar look, but will be improved in every way!

Toyota launched the Hilux truck in 1976 and it quickly became one of the most successful global pickup trucks. In the 1980s, the SUV market was growing fast, and Toyota decided to offer an SUV version of the Hilux. So, in 1984, the company launched the 4Runner, but under the Hilux Surf nomenclature. When it finally arrived in the States the name was changed to 4Runner, and over the years the SUV became one of the most successful Toyota models. Currently in its fifth generation, the 4Runner is about to be replaced by an all-new model. Our sister site, HotCars, imagined how the new generation 4Runner would look like, and the result is not bad at all.

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2022 2022 Toyota Camry - Performance, Price and Photos

2022 2022 Toyota Camry - Performance, Price and Photos

A segment stalwart: Despite the onslaught of SUVs, Toyota continues to offer the mid-size Camry sedan in a staggering 18 configurations

Outside of the Toyota RAV4, the Camry is one of Toyota’s best-selling vehicles in America. It first hit U.S. roads nearly 40 years ago, all the way back in 1983. Fast forward to the modern era and the eighth generation model based on the TNGA platform first broke cover back in 2018.

While Toyota’s popular mid-size sedan saw some significant upgrades along with a minor refresh for 2021 not much has changed for the 2022 model year. Despite plummeting sales numbers, thanks to the ever-increasing number of SUVs coming our way, the Camry continues to soldier on with 18 different variations that offer a good variety of drivetrains and powertrains that also includes Hybrid options.

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The 2023 Toyota Crown Swaps Old-School Luxury for a Sportier Attitude

The 2023 Toyota Crown Swaps Old-School Luxury for a Sportier Attitude

It’s Official: Toyota Crown Returns To North America After 50 Years

The year 2022 marks the return of more model names from the past. One of Toyota’s most important models for this year is the new Toyota Crown. The name dates back to 1955, and while it wasn’t always a global model, it has always been one of Toyota’s more upscale, luxury models. The new 2023 model, however, is quite a bit different than what we are used to seeing, and this can be both, good or bad, depending on your definition of a luxury sedan. More importantly, the Japanese luxury sedan is coming back to the North American market after 50 years of absence.

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2023 Toyota Sequoia - Performance, Price and Photos

2023 Toyota Sequoia - Performance, Price and Photos

With no Land Cruiser in sight, Toyota’s biggest SUV step’s it up and goes upmarket with a new hybrid V-6 heart from the Tundra, but there’s a catch

After what seemed like an eternity, 14 years to be specific, Toyota finally decided to overhaul its aging Sequoia from the ground up. In fact, the outgoing model first went on sale all the way back in 2008. The 2023 Toyota Sequoia broke cover earlier this year in January and as anticipated, it shares a lot with the Tundra Pick-up. From the time we first laid eyes on the new Sequoia, it became clear that big, brawny, and brash is what Toyota was going for with their full-size three-row SUV.

The new Toyota Sequoia rides on the TNGA platform shared with the Tundra, the Lexus LX 600, and the Land Cruiser 300 Series which unfortunately isn’t coming State-side. So you’ll instead have to settle for the Sequoia. This new platform also brings with it, better structural rigidity that helps reduce mass and weight. The third generation Sequoia brings significant updates to what’s under the hood, beefier styling along with a tech-laden and functional interior.

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This Senner-Tuned Toyota GR Yaris Has Ridiculous Amounts of Horsepower

This Senner-Tuned Toyota GR Yaris Has Ridiculous Amounts of Horsepower

350 horsepower seems like a lot for this tiny hatch

The Toyota Yaris usually has nothing in common with performance. It is a tiny hatch built for city driving. But when Toyota launched the Yaris GR the world was shocked: how could such a tiny car develop so much power? Senner tuning proves that the Yaris GR is in fact capable of a lot more: its latest program squeezes almost another 100 horses from the tiny three-cylinder engine!

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Your BMW Z4 M40i Could Be A Little More Toyota-ish in 2023

Your BMW Z4 M40i Could Be A Little More Toyota-ish in 2023

Z4 will likely get the manual gearbox from the Supra

BMW’s deal with Toyota has had people up in arms ever since the Z4 and Supra couple debuted in 2019. It has even been said that Toyota seemingly did not put much into the project other than designing the body and making a deal with BMW to do all the heavy lifting in terms of engineering and development. Toyota, on the other hand, says differently.

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Leaked Memo Says GR Corolla Will Arrive At Dealers Sooner Than We Thought

Leaked Memo Says GR Corolla Will Arrive At Dealers Sooner Than We Thought

The GR Corolla is getting here on time, we just need to be patient

As a result of an internal memo from Toyota getting leaked onto the GR Corolla Forum, we now know that the GR Corolla will be hitting showrooms in America in October of this year. This lines up with Toyota’s statement from back in March that the base Core level GR Corolla would go on sale in late 2022. However, it is unclear if this means all trims of the GR Corolla will be on sale or just the base Core trim as the leaked memo does not specify either way.

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2022 Toyota SUV and Crossover Lineup Ranked

2022 Toyota SUV and Crossover Lineup Ranked

Toyota’s got quite a few crossovers and SUVs in its current portfolio, and here’s how they rank

Toyota SUVs and crossovers come in all shapes and sizes. While some of them are as vanilla as SUVs can get with lackluster performance, others have been rewriting the playbook by setting new benchmarks in desirability and reliability and are guaranteed future collectibles. So, here’s a list of Toyota SUVs in descending order of desirability.

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Would You Buy A Toyota GR Yaris That Was Owned By The Founder Of Koenigsegg?

Would You Buy A Toyota GR Yaris That Was Owned By The Founder Of Koenigsegg?

You probably never expected the founder of Koenigsegg to own a Toyota hot hatch

Koenigsegg makes some of the most insane hypercars such as the Gemera or the Regera, so you’d most likely expect that the company’s founder, Christian von Koenigsegg, owns something equally insane, right? Well, one of his cars is apparently a 2021 Toyota GR Yaris, and while it’s one of the best hot hatches to come out in recent years, it’s far from being as insane or exclusive as the cars he produces. He probably thinks the same, too, because his GR Yaris is up for sale at Collecting Cars.

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This Ultra-Rare 1967 Toyota 2000GT is a True Japanese Classic

This Ultra-Rare 1967 Toyota 2000GT is a True Japanese Classic

This 55-year-old coupe could be worth a Lamborghini Urus

Before the whole era of the Supra, which dominated the two-door coupe world for decades, Toyota’s first take on the sports car category started with the 2000GT. Only 351 examples were built in partnership with Yamaha, and thanks to BaT, we have one up for auction. This is a unique, super-rare car with a few refurbishments and a clean Arizona title.

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Rendering: An Alpina-Branded Toyota Supra - It's a Love or Hate Affair

Rendering: An Alpina-Branded Toyota Supra - It’s a Love or Hate Affair

Unfortunately it will forever be just a rendering!

Alpina pretty much needs no introduction. For nearly six decades it has been making BMW cars better. Now BMW is working on finalizing a deal that will bring Alpina in house, which means in the future things will look a little bit different.

In 2019 Toyota launched the fifth generation Supra, and while many might be impressed by the quality of the sports car, it is in fact just a rebadged BMW Z4. Well, nearly anyway. So, with the Supra actually being a BMW, what if Alpina was to offer its own interpretation of the compact sports car? It’s okay, go ahead and get mad. I’ll wait.

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2023 Toyota BZ4X Review: Radically Different But Underachieving

2023 Toyota BZ4X Review: Radically Different But Underachieving

The BZ4X is Toyota’s attempt to move its EV sales ‘beyond zero’ and, this time, it is available in all 50 States

Someone must have told Toyota that electric vehicles are supposed to be different. For its first dedicated EV, the company applied that lesson with blacked-out fenders, a fabric-upholstered dashboard, an inscrutable gear selector, and an alphabet-soup name.

The result is the 2023 Toyota bZ4X — the “bZ” standing for a new all-electric “beyond zero” subbrand. At the same time, the bZ4X is more “normal” than many other leading EVs. It focuses on a smooth, quiet ride over explosive power and sporty handling. And despite its quirks, the Toyota’s interior is more plush than ultramodern.

Priced from $42,000 before a $7,500 federal tax credit, the bZ4X is a front-wheel-drive-based crossover that slots between the compact and mid-size segments. Toyota co-developed it with Subaru, which will sell a near-clone of the bZ4X as the Solterra. We just spent a week in a preproduction bZ4X to see how it fits into the fast-growing electric crossover segment.

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The Best Toyota Sports Cars Ever Made

The Best Toyota Sports Cars Ever Made

Here’s a list of Toyota’s finest sports cars that made a mark on the automotive landscape

Toyota is associated chiefly with boring hatchbacks like the Yaris and Corolla, or hybrids like the Prius. But, besides the mundane commuter car business that brings in the money, you will find a rich history of motorsports and performance-oriented sports cars. So, let’s take a look at the list of 10 of the finest Toyota Sports cars made to this day.

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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.