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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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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Europeans Get the Shaft on the 2021 Toyota Supra

Europeans Get the Shaft on the 2021 Toyota Supra

Hope you weren’t expecting to get the updated, faster Supra anywhere in Europe…

While news outlets everywhere are praising the 2021 Toyota Supra for its updated powertrain and improved performance, Europeans are stuck looking in from the sidelines. Due to the ever-increasing and near-impossible to hit emissions regulations, Toyota is being forced to withhold all the updates that just made the 2021 Supra that much better here in the States. What can we say, Euro 6 emissions regulations are a real bitch when it comes to getting cool, fast cars.

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2021 Toyota Supra A91 Edition

2021 Toyota Supra A91 Edition

The A91 Edition is limited to just 1,000 examples and features some nice exclusive touches

Toyota made some major changes to the 2021 Toyota Supra, the most important of which come in the form of updated power output for the six-cylinder model and the introduction of the four-cylinder Supra to the U.S. market. However, there was another gem hidden in Toyota’s announcement, and that is the Supra A91 Special Edition. It doesn’t come with any extra power over the standard model, but it is based on the six-cylinder model, so it does have the extra power.

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The 2021 Toyota Supra is Impressively Better Than the 2020 – More Power, Better Engineering

The 2021 Toyota Supra is Impressively Better Than the 2020 – More Power, Better Engineering

If You Bought a 2020 Supra, Toyota Kind of Took Advantage of You

The 2020 Toyota Supra was praised up and down when it was launched, and yet, it always felt like it deserved better. After all, the BMW Z4 it was based on was more powerful and faster. Well, Toyota has remedied all of that for 2021 by injecting the Supra with more power, better technology, improved driving dynamics, and there’s now a four-cylinder model available. The downside? Well, if you bought a 2020 Toyota Supra, Toyota kind of stuck it to you without the thought of lube.

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The Toyota MR2 is Probably Coming, But Not As Soon As We Hoped

The Toyota MR2 is Probably Coming, But Not As Soon As We Hoped

Wait for the next-gen 86, then watch what Toyota moves onto next!

Rumors of a new Toyota MR2 go back as early as at least 2010 but they really came back to life after Toyota launched the new 2020 Toyota Supra and Tetsuya Tada (the head engineer behind the Supra) said he wanted to bring the three brothers back. Since then, there have been a number of developments, including rumors that it could be an electric sports car and that Toyota wanted to partner with Porsche to build it. Now, however, it looks like all your hopes and dreams were, well, a little premature.

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Supras Collide as Supercar Blondie Pits The 2020 A90 Supra Against Its A80 Older Brother

Supras Collide as Supercar Blondie Pits The 2020 A90 Supra Against Its A80 Older Brother

Two Supras from different eras in the same place is a treat for all of us

For as long as the new Toyota Supra A90 is around, it will always be compared to its predecessors, most notably the Supra Mk4 A80 that was discontinued back in 2002. It’s a weight the current Supra will have to carry for a long time, in part due to the iconic status the Supra A80 in recent years.

Is it fair to compare both cars against each other? Probably not, but that comes with the territory of being a legacy nameplate. So, what do you do when you have a Toyota Supra A90 and a Toyota Supra A80 in the same place, at the same time? Outside of doing the obvious comparison test between the two cars, the only thing you can do is race them. Against each other.

YouTube personality Supercar Blondie recently got the chance to do just that in Dubai, and while we won’t spoil the results here in this space, we can at least say that the race wasn’t so much of an actual race, but more a celebration of just having two Supras from different eras lined up next to each other.

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2021 Toyota Highlander XSE

2021 Toyota Highlander XSE

Toyota gives the Highlander a meaner mug and subtle performance gains

Toyota is bringing an armada of trucks and SUVs at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, including the Highlander XSE that’s infused with enough sporty characteristics that make us wonder if Toyota’s deliberately trying to jolt some life into what otherwise is a family-oriented three-row crossover. To be clear, the Highlander XSE is not a special edition Highlander; it’s a new trim level that comes with significant visual and performance upgrades that you normally don’t see in a Highlander. If this is Toyota’s attempt to catch our attention with the 2021 Highlander, consider our attention’s caught. The Toyota Highlander XSE will go on sale in the fall of this year as a 2021 model. No pricing details have been revealed, but Toyota did say that the Highlander XSE will slot between the XLE and Limited trims. With the Highlander XLE starting at around $40,000 and the Highlander Limited starting at $44,000, expect the Highlander XSE to start at $42,000.

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The Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, and 4 Runner Just Got a Little More Outdoorsy

The Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, and 4 Runner Just Got a Little More Outdoorsy

These include the Nighshade Package and Trail Editions across four products

Toyota created a buzz before the 2020 Chicago Auto Show kicked off by announcing it’ll bring “sporty and outdoorsy, with a touch of nocturnal mischief.” to the show. Toyota teased the Tacoma’s front passenger side lower fascia in a teaser image leading to the auto show, but now we have all the scoop. The company has brought along Trail and Nightshade editions for a handful of its vehicles.

The Trail Editions are introduced on the 2021 models of the Tacoma, Tundra, and the 4Runner. They are aimed at folks who prefer rugged vehicles for a “sporty and outdoorsy” lifestyle. The Trail Edition will be based on the SR5 trims on all three vehicles. They will be offered in special exterior colors that include Army Green, Cement, Midnight Black, and Super White, and also receive black badging to distinguish from the regular SR5 trims. On the inside, Toyota has upholstered the vehicles in black seats with tan contrast stitching. All-weather floor mats also come as part of the package. The Tacoma Trail will come with stuff like:

Dark Gray 18-inch TRD Off-Road wheels Kevlar All-Terrain tires Front fascia grille borrowed from Tacoma Limited A 115-volt power outlet in the bed Lockable bed storage that doubles up as a cooler as well Limited to 7,000 Tacomas

As for the Tundra Trail, you receive:

Chrome grille from the 1794 trim Special Edition exclusive wheels Lockable bed storage-cum-cooler like on the Tacoma Trail Limited to 5,000 Tundras

The 4Runner Trail will be equipped with:

Dark Gray TRD Off-Road wheels Yakima LoadWarrior Rooftop Cargo Basket Custom 40-quart Cooler Sliding Cargo Tray Limited to 4,000 4Runners

Toyota has also blacked out a few more models in its portfolio. Currently, the company offers the Nightshade package on five of its products – 4Runner, Camry, Corolla, Corolla hatch, and Sienna – on the SE trims. Now, Toyota has added the Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia to the range as well. The Limited trims of these three vehicles will be treated to the Nightshade package. Customers can have the Nightshade package on these new vehicles in Midnight Black Metallic or Magnetic Gray Metallic exterior shade. Toyota offers this package on the Tacoma in Super White shade, too. The common package details across the three models include:

Black Leather Seats Blacked-Out Front Grille Black Mirror Caps Black Door Handles

Apart from this, the Tacoma Nightshade also receives:

Dark Smoke 18-inch Wheels A Black Exhaust Tip Black Fog Light Bezels New Grille Insert Design Offered in Windchill Pearl shade as well Limited to 5,000 Tacomas

On the Tundra, the company offers black wheels and black exhaust tip. Other than the two standard exterior shades, you can order it in Windchill Pearl, or Super White as well. Toyota will only make 5,000 examples of this one. As for the Sequoia, it receives darkened chrome "Sequoia" badging, body moldings, lower grille, and fog light surrounds. The SUV with the Nightshade package can be had in Blizzard Pearl shade as well. The company has limited the production to 2,500 examples for the Sequoia Nightshade.

Toyota hasn’t revealed the pricing for any of the Special Edition vehicles, but we don’t expect a major increase in any of them. The company also hasn’t announced when these vehicles will be available.

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Toyota Teases New Tacoma Trims for The 2020 Chicago Auto Show

Toyota Teases New Tacoma Trims for The 2020 Chicago Auto Show

Other “sport and outdoorsy” trucks and trims expected to be revealed, too

The Chicago Auto Show is all set to kick off on February 6, and Toyota has already created some buzz about it. The Japanese automaker teased an image of a front passenger-side lower fascia that appears to be the Tacoma’s. Toyota coupled this pic with a statement that read, “sporty and outdoorsy, with a touch of nocturnal mischief.”

At the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, Toyota unveiled the 2020 Tacoma. In all likelihood, Toyota will use this year’s show to focus primarily on off-road stuff. All this indicates a new off-road trim for the Tacoma. Wait, just one off-road trim, or many more?

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Can the Toyota Supra Beat the BMW M2 Competition On the Track?

Can the Toyota Supra Beat the BMW M2 Competition On the Track?

Well, you’re about to find out just that

When Toyota launched the 2020 GR Supra, many fans of the nameplate received the news with a dose of skepticism. Unlike the previous generations, the new Supra shares a lot of internal bits and bobs, engine included, with another car - namely the BMW Z4. Some say it’s not a Toyota anymore, but a rebadged BMW. We just think they’re entitled to their opinion.

MotorTrend went further with the comparison and pitted a 2020 Supra against a 2019 M2 Competition. They both have straight-six engines made by BMW, they’re both RWD, and they’re very similar when it comes to 0-60 acceleration.

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Hurry Up and Get This Free Toyota Supra Poster and Desktop Wallpapers!

Hurry Up and Get This Free Toyota Supra Poster and Desktop Wallpapers!

You can get the wallpapers here forever, but the posters are in limited supply

The 2020 Toyota Supra is pretty awesome, even if it is powered by a BMW heart, and now you can represent the new Supra on your wall with a free poster sent directly from Toyota. They are, naturally in limited supply, but this is the best way to relive your childhood a little more and hand a cool car poster on your wall. To claim your poster, head over to Toyota’s Supra site, but hurry up as there’s no telling when the promotion will end. On top of this there are some free wallpapers and even some free ringtones. We’ve added the wallpapers to this article a little further down the page.

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The Four-Cylinder Toyota Supra is Coming, and It's Definitely The One You Want!

The Four-Cylinder Toyota Supra is Coming, and It’s Definitely The One You Want!

Believe it or not, the four-cylinder model is the true driver’s car

As of the time of this writing, Europe and North America has only been graced with the 3.0-liter Toyota Supra. You know, the one that is rated at 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque, but was found to produce considerably more in not just one dyno run but two different dyno runs. Now, Toyota has announced that the four-cylinder Supra is coming to Europe (we’re sure it’ll come to North America soon, too) and, the truth is that it comes with a number of quirks that makes it a much better choice over the six-cylinder model. Now, let me tell you why.

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This Supercharged 2JZ-Swapped Toyota 86 Is Your Personal Burnout Jesus

This Supercharged 2JZ-Swapped Toyota 86 Is Your Personal Burnout Jesus

Light Toyota frame plus tough Toyota engine gets you clouds of tire smoke

Before the new Supra arrived, Toyota’s solely purpose-built sports car was the 86 (or GT86 or FT86 or Subaru BRZ or Scion FR-S, if you wish). In the U.S., the 2020 86 makes 200 or 205 horsepower and 151 or 156 pound-feet of torque depending on which gearbox you pick, so while it’s not oozing power, the 86 has other aces up its sleeves.

For example, the 86 is agile and overall a hoot to drive but, for some, a nimble RWD car that doesn’t need to be driven fast to generate quite the thrills simply doesn’t do the trick. Take this nice chap from Australia, for example.

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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.