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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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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2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid - Performance, Price and Photos

2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid - Performance, Price and Photos

Adding a hybrid powertrain to Toyota’s popular mid-size sedan helps it to achieve best in class gas mileage

The Toyota Camry is an institution and has been around for nearly four decades. It is Toyota’s best-selling mid-size family sedan and one of the most popular cars in the United States, and for good reason. The Camry offers a great blend of style and functionality along with Toyota’s rock-solid reliability.

With the demand for cross-overs and SUVs through the roof, several automakers have dialed down on their sedan lineup and the Camry has lesser cars to compete with. With the inclusion of a hybrid powertrain, that pool shrinks even further. But why a hybrid mid-size sedan? Simple, gas mileage. With the gas current prices the way they are, the Camry hybrid will outclass most SUVs at the pumps.

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10 Reasons Why The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Is The Hottest Hatch Today

10 Reasons Why The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Is The Hottest Hatch Today

The Toyota GR Corolla is a pocket-rocket that will give you oodles of fun without breaking the bank

Toyota’s GR division recently unveiled its latest project, the all-new Toyota GR Corolla which plans to capitalize on the success of Gazoo Racing and is the perfect sequel to the limited-run GR Yaris. With deliveries expected to commence before the end of 2022 for the entry-level "Core" variant, the new GR Corolla range has to be the most eagerly awaited Hot Hatchback of the year, so before we get to see these running around the street, here are ten reasons why the Toyota GR Corolla is the hottest new hatchback that should be on your shopping list.

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In a World Where Cars Are Dying Toyota is Making them Cool Again

In a World Where Cars Are Dying Toyota is Making them Cool Again

How about a GR Camry with a 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6?

With the growing market popularity of Toyota’s performance division, Gazoo Racing, it is inevitable that the carmaker extends its product line with all the performance goodies. What if the upcoming Toyota car to receive the GR treatment is a Camry? A recent report from Motor Trend claims that Toyota has mysterious gifts for all of us, and we are asked to “stay tuned”.

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Which one is better - The Manual Toyota Supra 3.0 or the new GR 86?

Which one is better - The Manual Toyota Supra 3.0 or the new GR 86?

They both offer a great driving experience for what they are

When Toyota unveiled the new generation Supra back in 2019 it only offered it with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It’s an alright gearbox, but a true sports car at least offers the option of a manual transmission. Toyota needed almost three years to understand that, and, at the beginning of 2022, Toyota finally started offering the Supra with the long-waited six-speed manual transmission. Now, the question is: if you want to buy a Toyota sports car with a manual transmission should you go for the updated Supra or for the recently launched GR86? The guys over TopGear try to answer that question for you in their latest episode.

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10 Reasons Why the 2022 Toyota GR86 Is the Perfect Sports Car for Beginners

10 Reasons Why the 2022 Toyota GR86 Is the Perfect Sports Car for Beginners

The Toyota GR86 is a fantastic sports car, and here are 10 reasons why it should be in your list if you are on the look out for a budget sports car

The Toyota GR86 was recently unveiled as the successor to the highly successful GT86. This continues to be a collaboration with Subaru which brings the best of what these Japanese brands have to offer in one well-rounded package. The enhancements to the GR86 make for a significant step up from its predecessor with improvements across the board, ultimately making it one the best value sports cars currently on sale. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider the GR86 if you are on the lookout for your first sportscar.

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These Are the Most Powerful Three-Cylinder Engines in New Cars

These Are the Most Powerful Three-Cylinder Engines in New Cars

As it turns out, cars with three-cylinder engines can be pretty fun to drive!

Gone are the days when three-cylinder engines were only meant for urban commutes. These engines were light and focused more on fuel efficiency than performance. However, things are changing, and with upsizing not an option anymore, thanks to stricter emission regulations, automakers are making the best they can with fewer cylinders and lower displacements. Companies don’t just offer them with forced induction now; they even pair them with electric motors and batteries to generate all the oomph possible. Believe it or not, there are a handful of high-performance three-cylinder engines that can blow larger engines out of the water.

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The Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition Has Some Serious Bespoke Performance Add-Ons

The Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition Has Some Serious Bespoke Performance Add-Ons

They include more power, more grip, and no back seats.

Toyota made waves in September 2020 when the GR Yaris went into production. It was the first true homologation hot hatch we had seen in decades, but Americans thought there was just one problem with it-we weren’t getting it. So, to appease us and make even more money, Toyota crammed the four-wheel-drive, the gearbox, engine, brakes, and everything else they could take from a GR Yaris into a Corolla Hatchback.

As a result, the GR Corolla now exists, and while it only matters to those in the U.S., it is doubtlessly a good car nonetheless. Now though, Toyota is making the GR Corolla even more extreme with the MORIZO edition. Only 200 examples will be produced, and all of them have real performance-enhancing modifications installed and are for the 2023 model year.

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This Time Lapse Restoration of a AE92 Toyota Corolla is Mesmerizing

This Time Lapse Restoration of a AE92 Toyota Corolla is Mesmerizing

This old Corolla has seen better days, but an Australian DIY-er brings it back to its former glory, and then some

In times when modern cars become more tech-heavy, complex, and synthetic, there are those among us that appreciate the simplicity that older automobiles provide. Moreover, if you are someone with a DIY inclination, wrenching on a car brings you joy, and this is exactly what we see from Dingel-DIY. The YouTuber shows us, in detail, how an old, beat-up Toyota Corolla, destined for the scrapyard, can be brought back to its former glory.

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2023 Toyota GR Corolla - Performance, Price and Photos

2023 Toyota GR Corolla - Performance, Price and Photos

The AWD GR Corolla blends everyday practicality with rally-bred performance and a manual gearbox

The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla made headlines when it finally broke cover a couple of months ago. This is because, for years, the enthusiast crowd has yearned for its little brother the GR Yaris, but that car was never sold here.

However, Toyota has come full circle and has launched the GR Corolla for 2023. Designed specifically for the U.S. market, it packs more power to compensate for the extra weight, all-wheel drive, and crucially, this one is stick-shift only for that proper analog driving experience inspired by Toyota’s roots in rallying.

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The 2023 Toyota GR86 Special Edition Celebrates The Pure Sports Car

The 2023 Toyota GR86 Special Edition Celebrates The Pure Sports Car

This is the third option in the GR86 lineup, but only 860 units will be built

The second-generation Toyota GR86 was announced back in “2021” and offers a lot of improvements when compared to its predecessor, in terms of both looks and technical features. For the 2023 model year, the GR86 lineup was upgraded with the addition of a third choice - next to the current GR86 and GR86 Premium versions. It’s called simply the 2023 GR86 Special Edition, and it is based on the GR86 Premium grade and will be limited to only 860 units.

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This Has to be the Most Purposefully Modified Toyota GR Yaris on the Planet

This Has to be the Most Purposefully Modified Toyota GR Yaris on the Planet

Mighty Car Mods built the ultimate Toyota GR Yaris track weapon

The Toyota GR Yaris was one of the most unexpected cars to come from Toyota. By all accounts, it can be viewed as the spiritual successor to the Toyota Celica GT Four, despite the GR Yaris not being entered in rallying yet. The DIYers from Mighty Car Mods have taken it upon themselves to utilize all available aftermarket modifications for the GR Yaris in order to create the ultimate version of the compact hot hatchback. Can they build the most powerful GR Yaris yet?

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Toyota Tacoma Gets Updated For 2023, Receives New SR5 SX and Chrome Packages

Toyota Tacoma Gets Updated For 2023, Receives New SR5 SX and Chrome Packages

Will the two new packages help the Toyota Tacoma retain its crown moving forward?

Toyota has updated its pickup trucks, the Tundra and the Tacoma, for the 2023 model year. There isn’t much done to the trucks per se, but the automaker has introduced packages for both of them. For the Tacoma, Toyota is offering two packages – the Chrome Package and the SX Package. Both of these are offered only on the SR5 grade. The other addition is the Solar Octane exterior shade for the TRD Pro. Will these additions be enough for the Tacoma to retain its number 1 spot in the midsize pickup truck segment?

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This Toyota FJ Cruiser Is A Secret Modern Classic

This Toyota FJ Cruiser Is A Secret Modern Classic

The Toyota FJ Cruiser is a modern-classic and people are already warming up to it

With car prices only going up and modern cars being more artificial than their older counterparts, finding a car that is a real treat for car enthusiasts and at a reasonable price is becoming increasingly difficult. However, we are happy to report that there is still hope for us enthusiasts who are looking for a good deal, and this 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is as quirky as it is dependable. Moreover, it is a modern classic, inspired by the original Land Cruiser FJ40, so prices are only going to go up.

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The new SX Package Makes the Toyota Tundra A Little Darker for 2023

The new SX Package Makes the Toyota Tundra A Little Darker for 2023

SR5 Models of the Toyota Tundra can now be equipped with a dark appearance package

After a much anticipated revamp for 2022, the Tundra receives minor updates for the 2023 model year in the form of a new SX trim package. It is solely for the SR5 trim and adds dark-colored accents to both the exterior and the interior. Both the base and the hybrid version of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 remain unchanged for this year, with the same power figures as the 2022 model year.

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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.