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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2020 Toyota Hilux

2020 Toyota Hilux

New looks, a new top-trim, and an improved engine under the hood make the new Hilux a better proposition than it already is

After teasers, leaks, and getting Fernando Alonso to drive the Hilux, Toyota has finally unveiled the 2020 Toyota Hilux. The truck has been launched in Europe, where the pickup truck segment is picking pace. The truck has a long history and enough credibility to make it one of the segment’s top picks. But, with growing competition, Toyota, too, had to bow down to the pressure and deliver the best it could. So, for this updated model, the Japanese automaker has introduced a new front end, better tech features and, most importantly, a more powerful 2.8-liter engine. How about that!

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Someone Is Cramming An LMP1 V-10 Into a 2020 Toyota Supra A90

Someone Is Cramming An LMP1 V-10 Into a 2020 Toyota Supra A90

Raise your hand if you miss the V-10 era at Le Mans

Formula D ace Ryan Tuerck is one of those people with a vision that seem to have erased the word impossible from their dictionaries. His main drift car is a 1,000 horsepower Toyota Corolla Hatch that’s been carrying him to constant top-10 finishes in Formula D competition, but Tuerck’s first big shocker was another car, the Ferrari-engined Toyota GT86 he unveiled at SEMA four years ago. This latest project that involves an A90 Toyota Supra and a Le Mans V-10 engine will top that one. His words, not ours.

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Immerse Yourself In the Amazing Soundtrack That Is a 1JZ V-12

Immerse Yourself In the Amazing Soundtrack That Is a 1JZ V-12

How about a single-seater inspired by ’60s F1 cars that’s powered by a turbocharged behemoth of an engine?

It’s been over nine years since Don Groff began the unlikely task of building from scratch an open-wheel car that would be powered by a mid-mounted, 12-cylinder version of the famous Toyota 1JZ engine. Now, finally, the project is approaching the final stretch, and Groff has managed to dyno his baby with impressive results that put his single-seater in the vicinity of actual F1 cars in terms of torque and power output.

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What Is This Weirdly Aggressive Toyota Yaris Doing on the Nurburging?

What Is This Weirdly Aggressive Toyota Yaris Doing on the Nurburging?

Is this the Toyota GRMN Yaris you’ve been dreaming about?

Toyota joined the subcompact hot-hatchback segment in 2017 with the Yaris GRMN. Powered by a Lotus-sourced engine and developed by the company’s Gazoo Racing division, the Yaris GRMN enabled Toyota to compete with popular hot-hatches like the Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta ST. Come 2020 and Toyota unveiled a new performance model, this time around based on the brand-new, fourth-generation Yaris. It’s called the GR Yaris and comes with 257 horsepower on tap. That’s mighty impressive, but a new video suggests that Toyota is testing an even more hardcore version of the hatchback.

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Car for Sale: Unbelievable, Must-See 1986 Toyota MR2

Car for Sale: Unbelievable, Must-See 1986 Toyota MR2

Forget about the Mazda MX-5 Miata, this mid-engined Toyota MR2 is a tasteful classic

The Mazda Miata MX-5 may be the world’s finest example when it comes to lightweight and affordable sports cars, but it wasn’t the first nameplate to introduce this idea. When Mazda was rolling out the first-gen MX-5 in 1989, Toyota was already selling the MR2 for five years. The nameplate was discontinued back in 2007, but it’s still a cool car to have, especially since it features a mid-mounted engine. If you’re a fan of the MR2, this mint-condition model from 1986 might tickle your fancy.

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The Name Chosen For Toyota's New 1,400-HP Hypercar Should Have Been Obvious

The Name Chosen For Toyota’s New 1,400-HP Hypercar Should Have Been Obvious

Toyota’s upcoming road-legal supercar could be called the GR 010

It’s no longer a mystery that Toyota is planning to deliver a road-going hypercar soon. It was showcased as a concept car back in 2018 and as a prototype during the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. The hypercar will be based on Toyota’s new race car built for the Le Mans Hypercar class. As a homologation special, it will have to see a production run of at least 20 units. The hypercar is rumored to arrive with up to 1,400 horsepower, but we still don’t know how it’s going to be called. The original concept was called the GR Super Sport, but a new trademark filing suggests it may have an alphanumeric name.

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Group B Rally Toyota Corolla Looks Ready To Feast on Gravel

Group B Rally Toyota Corolla Looks Ready To Feast on Gravel

Who would you pick to drive it? We’re thinking Sébastien Loeb or Walter Rohrl

Back when Toyota threw the Corolla into the fiery pits of the World Rally Championship, it had big shoes to fill: the Corolla’s predecessor, the legendary Celica Turbo had written history for the Japanese carmaker. But so would the Corolla, although to less resounding extent.

Debuted in 1997 during Rally Finland with underpinnings taken from the E110 road-going Corolla, the rally car won four rallies (Monte Carlo, Catalunya, and New Zealand in 1998 and China in 1999) and secured the World Manufacturers’ title in 1999.

But what if the Group B was to make a comeback and Toyota built a rally car to do battle there?

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There's No Way The Toyota Supra Can Beat The Lexus LC500 In a Drag Race, Right?

There’s No Way The Toyota Supra Can Beat The Lexus LC500 In a Drag Race, Right?

More power doesn’t always translate to faster on the road, or does it?

On paper, the Lexus LC500 and the Toyota Supra are two entirely different performance cars. One is a stylish and luxurious two-door grand tourer while the other is an outright performance-bred sports car that also serves as Toyota’s flagship performance car.

We’ve seen some odd pairings engage in drag races in the past — most recently, there was one between a Hennessy-tuned Chevrolet Corvette C8 and a Rolls-Royce Wraith — and this one follows along that path. Does the turbocharged Toyota have what it takes to beat the naturally aspirated V-8-powered Lexus? YouTube channel Throttle House tried to find out, and the results, well, will surprise you.

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This Toyota Supra Mule Could Be Spitting the Tune of The BMW M3's S58 Inline-Six

This Toyota Supra Mule Could Be Spitting the Tune of The BMW M3’s S58 Inline-Six

Is Toyota actually working on a Supra with BMW M3 power?

Toyota revived the Supra in 2019 after a 17-year hiatus and opted to use two BMW-sourced engines. The Supra is available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with up to 255 horsepower and a 3.0-liter inline-six rated at up to 382 horsepower, both shared with a big variety of BMW models, including the 3 and 4 Series, the X5, and the Z4.

The top 382-horsepower engine, shared with M-badged Bimmers, was recently added for the 2021 model year, but word has it that Toyota wants an even more powerful mill. The folks over at Statesidesupercar released a video showing a Supra being driven hard on the Nurburgring, suggesting that this mule might feature the beefed-up inline-six engine from the newly launched BMW M3 and M4.

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The Latest Report on the 2021 Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ Will Piss You Off

The Latest Report on the 2021 Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ Will Piss You Off

As it turns out, almost nothing that we’ve heard about either next-gen car has been true

We’ve been talking about the next-gen Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ since they were confirmed back in February 2019. A year after that confirmation, we learned that the 86 would get a new name, would feature a turbocharged Subaru engine, and would shift into premium territory. More recently, in March of 2020, a new leak hinted that the 2021 Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ would be making their debut soon. A new report, however, has expressed that a lot of what we’ve learned isn’t true at all, and that’s very bad news for the next-gen BRZ and 86.

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Toyota's Name For Its New Moon-Ready Off-Roader Is Far From Surprising

Toyota’s Name For Its New Moon-Ready Off-Roader Is Far From Surprising

You Can’t Send An Off-Road Toyota To the Moon Without It Wearing a Cruiser Badge

Toyota is a company deeply rooted in habit. It’s been steadily pushing hydrogen as an alternative fuel source, and let’s not even get started on how it has to slap a TRD badge on almost everything it can. This “habit” in mind, however, is exactly why the name Toyota has chosen for its new moon-ready off-roader makes so much sense that we can’t believe we didn’t predict it. It’s called the Lunar Cruiser, and while that makes sense from a general perspective, there’s actually more thought that went into the name than you might think.

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The Four-Cylinder 2021 Toyota Supra Is As good As Expected

The Four-Cylinder 2021 Toyota Supra Is As good As Expected

New Testing Shows Just How Dynamic the Four-Cylinder Toyota Supra Is

Back in January, we told you that thefour-cylinder Toyota Supra was coming for 2021, and it’s definitely the car you want. While the four-cylinder Supra will offer significantly less power – 255 horsepower vs. 382 horsepower – it will have better weight distribution (50-50), less weight (about 170 pounds less), and will have a more affordable price. In short, it’s good on its own or a perfect base for those that start to wrench and modify the second a new sports car is delivered. We haven’t had the chance to get our hands on a new four-cylinder Supra, but our friends over at Car & Driver did. As it turns out, we were definitely right – the 2020 Toyota Supra is as impressive as expected and maybe even better than expected.

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Privacy Alert: Toyota Wants to Double Down on Data Tracking and Retention From New Cars

Privacy Alert: Toyota Wants to Double Down on Data Tracking and Retention From New Cars

It’s being pushed as a potential way to lower insurance costs, among other things.

For a while now, Toyota has been collecting some data via its “Mobility Services Platform” which the company claims helps it develop and deploy future data-driven mobility services in regard to safety, security, comfort, and convenience. This happens through the Data Communication Module on newer cars, and Toyota has now announced that it’s looking to expand that even more thanks to an increased collaboration with Amazon Web Services. There sounds like there could be some added benefits here, but it also immediately raises the privacy flag. Let me explain…

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Our First Look At the 2022 Toyota GR86 Proves Little Will Change Under the Skin

Our First Look At the 2022 Toyota GR86 Proves Little Will Change Under the Skin

A New Spy Video Shows the 2020 Toyota GR86 With Mild Changes at Best

With more than a year’s worth of leaks and news about the next-gen Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ, we finally learned in early August that Subaru was ending production of the BRZ. Toyota hasn’t commented on its production timetable for the current-gen 86, but we’re pretty sure the current-gens end of production isn’t far off. That has become more than evident now that the first spy video and images of the 2022 Toyota GR86 has surfaced online. Much like the most recent rumors suggest, neither Subaru nor Toyota are changing very much as they shift into the next generation.

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Skip the 2021 Toyota Supra Because A Manual Transmission Might Be Available in 2022

Skip the 2021 Toyota Supra Because A Manual Transmission Might Be Available in 2022

The 2022 Toyota Supra Could Be Available With a Manual Transmission!

By the time February 2020 came around, we learned that the 2021 Toyota Supra would end up being better than the 2020, giving some buyers the shaft. Shortly after that news came about, Toyota tried to justify this move and explained how it was looking to improve the Supra year after year. Whether or not current owners feel shafted or not, the 2021 Supra is better, but there’s still one big thing it’s lacking – a manual transmission. That singular problem, however, may be solved in the very near future if a new report from Japan’s Mag X turns out to be legitimate.

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If You Have Enough Money, You Can Have Anything - Even a Factory-Built Toyota RAV4 Limo

If You Have Enough Money, You Can Have Anything - Even a Factory-Built Toyota RAV4 Limo

Will we be seeing this stretched RAV4 on the streets of Las Vegas, then?

Regular people like to work on their hobbies once the 9-to-5 program is over and done with. Not the industrious folks over at Toyota’s Takaoka plant in Japan. No, sir. There, 200 members of the staff decided to use their off-hours time to put together this Toyota RAV4 limo.

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2020 Toyota Highlander - Driven

2020 Toyota Highlander - Driven

It’s a big upgrade, but does it go far enough?

Last year, the Toyota Highlander was in its final model year of a generation that wasn’t great even when it was new. This three-row crossover lacked the spaciousness, slick driving manners, extra-easy ergonomics, modern infotainment, and upscale interior details of the latest competitors. Yet by a healthy margin, it outsold every other seven-seat vehicle in the country. Buyers were drawn to a trusted name, and even if the competition might have been more impressive, loyal customers didn’t find enough wrong with the Highlander to try their hand with, say, a Mazda CX-9 or Kia Telluride. Now, there’s a new Highlander, and it’s time to see where Toyota has made marked improvements.

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A BMW M3-Powered Toyota Supra GRMN Is in the Works, But There's a Catch

A BMW M3-Powered Toyota Supra GRMN Is in the Works, But There’s a Catch

If you want one, you better figure out how to be one of just 200 people that will be lucky enough to get one

With the 2020 Toyota Supra being based so heavily on the BMW Z4, you can imagine that it had a very strong offering of aftermarket options by the time it launched. After all, just about anything that will mechanically improve the Z4 will improve the Supra too, right? Well, imagine for a moment, if you will, an A90 Toyota Supra with the S58 engine that’s found in the X3 and X4 M and the upcoming next-gen M3 and M4. That would make the Toyota Supra one powerful beast and force to be reckoned with. The best part? A new report straight out of Japan says it’s going to happen. That special Supra will be known as the Supra GRMN, and it’s going to be outlandishly rare.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

Is this the ultimate Toyota RAV4 ever made?

Toyota introduced the RAV4 Prime in Los Angeles as the most powerful and quickest RAV4 ever built. At the same time, the Prime’s powertrain makes it the most frugal RAV4 out there, so it’s safe to say that Toyota check a lot of boxes with this one. He’s your guide on the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime.

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The Toyota RAV4 Prime Is Somehow Quicker Than the 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0

The Toyota RAV4 Prime Is Somehow Quicker Than the 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0

The wonders of instantaneous torque never ceases to amaze

In the 20-plus years that it’s been around, the Toyota RAV4 has evolved from a humble crossover that was looking to break into a small but fledgling segment to one of the most popular models in what is the most popular segment in the industry today.

When was the last time you heard a RAV4 beat a full-blown sports car like the Supra in a sprint-to-60-mph time? What’s that? Never? Well, consider this the first of what looks to be repeat performances from the suddenly performance-oriented Toyota RAV4.

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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.