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2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

The same workhorse; now with better clothing and a lot more space

Toyota RAV4 has been around for almost 25 years now. It has been one of the most stable products for the Japanese giant, raking in sales numbers consistently since its launch. At a time when sedans’ sales were booming, Toyota offered customers with a car that could be taken on any terrain, had the looks of an SUV, and could be handled like a hatch. While this sounds like a success formula now, it was quite a big risk two decades back.

The automaker showcased the fifth-generation RAV4 Hybrid, at the Paris Motor Show this year. Toyota has used a new underpinning, called the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform. With increased body rigidity, The RAV4 now boasts a low center of gravity and better handling when compared to the previous iterations. As for the dimensions, the SUV is 4,600 mm long - shorter by 5 mm compared to the previous gen, but the wheelbase is 30 mm longer. This is because there is reduction of 35 mm in the bonnet and boot overhangs. It is 10 mm wider, and 10 mm shorter.

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2019 Toyota Yaris GR Sport

2019 Toyota Yaris GR Sport

The GRMN, served warm

The Toyota Yaris GR Sport is the more down-to-Earth version of the limited-run GRMN. It features some sporty styling, but much of the oomph of the GRMN is gone, akin to a sheep in wolf’s clothes.

Last year, at the Geneva Motor Show, Toyota unveiled the Yaris GRMN hot hatchback to the world. A run of only 600 units was slated for 2018 for the car that was inspired by the Yaris WRC but, confusingly, presented itself with GRMN logos all round. GRMN stands for Gazoo Racing Masters of the Nurburgring – so not really related to rallying. In any case, the 209-horsepower pocket rocket was fun to drive and powerful enough to excite.

Now, a year later, Toyota brought to the Paris Motor Show a GRMN for the masses: the Yaris GR Sport. It’s based off the hybrid Yaris, so the figures are, frankly, negligible, but you do get great economy. What is more, the car comes in the usual Gazoo Racing white with red and black inserts and black wheels. It isn’t a hot hatch, but it’s sort of a stepping stone, a ”warm hatch.”

Keep reading to learn more about the Toyota Yaris GR Sport.

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2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid Announces It's Ready for Europe at 2018 Paris Motor Show

2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid Announces It’s Ready for Europe at 2018 Paris Motor Show

It looks identical to North American versions, but packs a bit more power

Toyota hasn’t offered the Camry sedan in Europe for well over 10 years, relying on the Avensis as its top three-box car for the Old Continent. However, at this year’s edition of the Paris motor show, Toyota brought the new eighth-generation model, which it intends on selling here again in the near future.

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The Toyota Yaris GR Sport Cruises into Paris with Updated Looks and Revised Hardware

The Toyota Yaris GR Sport Cruises into Paris with Updated Looks and Revised Hardware

Entertaining City Car Wears The Guise Of Its Powerful Brother

The new Toyota Yaris GR Sport was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show and it showed its finely built body, GRMN-tuned suspension and courageous face that looks for trouble. Limited edition Toyota Yaris GRMN was met with great enthusiasm from the car community, but that was just a highly limited car. The Yaris GR Sport isn’t. It also isn’t as special as the Yaris GRMN.

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The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Proves Efficiency Can Look Good at the Paris Motor Show

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Proves Efficiency Can Look Good at the Paris Motor Show

Toyota’s iconic crossover just sips

Toyota brought the new RAV4 to the Paris Motor Show, and while there will be a regular gasoline-burning model on offer, the automaker mainly focused on the new hybrid version.

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2014 Toyota C-HR Concept

2014 Toyota C-HR Concept

Toyota, a company known for building rock-solid cars and for developing innovative technologies, is getting ready to enter a new era. Already famous for its hybrid drivetrains, the Japanese manufacturer is working on its first production fuel-cell sedan and a handful of technologies set to reduce fuel consumption. Additionally, Toyota is also looking to change its current design language by adopting more youthful styling cues. It seems the reform is only a few years away, as Toyota has just introduced the C-HR Concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

The C-HR is more than just a preview car. Although it hints at Toyota’s next compact crossover for the European market, the concept also showcases a new design language and a brand-new platform. The company also brags about a significantly improved drivetrain, but it doesn’t provide us with actual details. Be that as it may, the C-HR Concept is definitely a vehicle you should pay attention to, and our detailed review is a great start.

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2013 Toyota Auris Touring Sports

2013 Toyota Auris Touring Sports

The Toyota Auris Touring Sports unveiled at the 2012 Paris Auto Show is not only the first station wagon model in the Auris line-up, but it is also the first estate version in the family car market with a full hybrid powertrain. It will go on sale in early 2013.

The new Auris Touring Sports continues the same design language revealed by the Auris Hatchback in early 2012, except that it is 285mm longer and will of course offer increased luggage space. Just like the five-door hatchback, the new estate version will be offered with "Skyview," one of the biggest panoramic sunroofs currently available on the market.

The Toyota Auris Touring Sports will be offered with a choice of two diesel engines – 1.4d and 2.0d – and two petrol engines – 1.33 and 1.6 - as well as Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Toyota Auris Touring Sports.

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2011 Toyota iQ

2011 Toyota iQ

While the US market is still waiting for the Scion iQ to go on sale, the Europeans are already receiving an updated version of the Toyota iQ which will be revealed at the Paris Auto Show. But don’t expect big changes; Toyota decided that the only thing needed to be improved was the interior.

A new gray interior has been introduced, with contrasting black upper trims on the doors and toning fabric upholstery. The new cabin color-way is available with Eclipse Black, Pearl White, Island Blue, and Tyrol Silver exterior finishes, while the established plum interior will continue to be offered with Deep Amethyst, Chilli Red and Decuma Grey.

New soft-touch materials have been introduced and the “manta ray” motif panels on the door and center console adopt a new black finish. A scarlet surround has been added to the center console, toning with contrasting red stitching on the black leather steering wheel.

Press release after the jump.

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2011 Toyota Verso S

2011 Toyota Verso S

Toyota will unveil the Verso-S - a minivan based on the Yaris - at the Paris Auto Show. This vehicle will take on models like the Opel Meriva and the Citroen C3 Picasso.

The Verso-S is the shortest MPV in the European B-segment with an overall length of less than four meters. With such a short length, Toyota has gone to great lengths to maximize every possible area inside the vehicle to maintain a comfortable and spacious vehicle without losing quality.

Toyota’s new minivan shows up in their usual design, but with an added amount of sportiness. The interior will see plenty of technologies for the consumer to enjoy while also providing e lengthy list of options for the customer to choose from.

Coming along to the Paris Auto Show with the Verso-S will be the FT-CH Concept, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, the new iQ interior, and the AYGO Connect multimedia system. Stay tuned, we’ll get back with official details on September 30th.

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2009 Toyota Urban Cruiser

2009 Toyota Urban Cruiser

The Urban Cruiser made its official debut today at the Paris Auto Show. Sales will begin in May 2009 and Toyota hopes to sell 30,000 units a year.

The Urban Cruiser has a length of 3,930 mm, a wheelbase of 2,460 mm and cargo capacity of 314 litres or 749 litres with rear seats
folded down.

It is offered in two versions: 2WD model equipped with sliding, reclining and fold-down mechanisms similar to the RAV4 seating system and AWD model featuring reclining seats and the double fold down system.

It will be launched with a choice of two extremely fuel efficient and clean engines: a re-engineered 1.4-litre D-4D engine (90 hp for both the AWD and 2WD versions) and a brand new 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine (100 hp) with Stop & Start system. Both drive a new 6-speed manual transmission that delivers an optimum combination of
driving pleasure and class-leading fuel efficiency.

Toyota introduces a new Stop & Start system with the launch of the Urban Cruiser, further enhancing its top-class environmental performance. This advanced Stop & Start system comes standard with the 1.33 Dual VVT-i petrol unit. The 1.33 Dual VVT-i petrol engine with Stop & Start system has a CO2 emissions level of just 130g/km.

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2009 Toyota Avensis

2009 Toyota Avensis

The 2009 Avensis made its world debut at the Paris Auto Show. The Avensis it is in its third generation and comes with new level of superior quality, dynamic handling and refined ride comfort to Toyota’s European flagship.

The new 1.6-litre Valvematic benefits from a brand-new 6-speed manual transmission, which provides a great improvement in shift feeling. The 1.6 Valvematic power has been increased by 20% compared to the previous 1.6 VVT-i – up to 132 DIN hp, with torque up by 10Nm to 160 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The CO2 emission level is reduced by 12% to 152 g/km (sedan body type).

The new 1.8-litre Valvematic offers a choice of a new 6-speed manual transmission or a brand-new Multidrive S transmission, Toyota’s latest continuously variable transmission technology. The 1.8 Valvematic power has been increased by 14% compared to the previous 1.8 VVT-i – up to 147 DIN hp, with torque up by 10 Nm to 180 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The CO2 emission level is down by 10% to 154 g/km when combined with the manual transmission version and by 16% to 157 g/km when combined with the Multidrive S transmission (sedan body type).

At the top of the petrol range is the 2.0-litre Valvematic, which also comes with either the 6-speed manual transmission or the brand-new Multidrive S transmission. Its improved performance gives 152 DIN hp, an increase of 3% compared to the 2.0 D-4, and 196 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm. The CO2 emission level is down by 15% to 163 g/km when combined with the manual transmission version and by 26% to 164 g/km when combined with the Multidrive S transmission (sedan body type).

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2009 Toyota Avensis - new images and details

2009 Toyota Avensis - new images and details

Toyota revealed today new details on the 2009 Avensis that will make its official debut at the Paris Auto Show. Designed, engineered and built in Europe, the third generation Avensis is the largest sedan Toyota sells in Europe. While Europe is the Avensis’s largest market, the car is sold around the world (but not in the U.S.)

Conceived by ED², Toyota’s advanced design studio in the South of France, the all-new Avensis will be available in two body shapes, a sedan and a wagon. The new Avensis active and passive safety standards will now include new advanced safety specifications such as Steeringassist Vehicle Stability Control (VSC+), Adaptive Front Light System (AFS) and Pre-Crash Safety System (PCS).

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2009 Toyota Avensis - first official image

2009 Toyota Avensis - first official image

Toyota will unveil the 2009 Avensis at the Paris Auto Show in October. But Toyota has revealed the first official image and details about its popular European sedan. U.S. buyers may be more familiar with the Avensis as the basis for the Scion tC.

The new Avensis gets more powerful engines, with lower CO2 emissions. Choices include three gas engines: a 1.8 with 132 or 147 hp and a 2.0-liter with 152 hp. Diesel engines include a 2.0-liter with 126 or 150 horsepower and a 2.2-liter four with 177 hp. Sales will begin in the second quarter of 2009 on the market.

Next to the Avensis at the Paris Show is expected to be the iQ and the production version of the Urban Cruiser.

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2007 Toyota Yaris TS

2007 Toyota Yaris TS

The new Yaris TS is a flagship model for the highly successful Toyota Yaris range, offering customers enjoyable sports performance with no compromise on refinement or driveability. The Yaris TS is designed to head up the range with high level of standard equipment, great open road driving characteristics and sporty, yet sophisticated styling. And, just like the new-generation Toyota Yaris on which it is based, the Yaris TS offers exceptional space, refinement, safety and comfort in a car of this class.

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2006 Toyota Auris

2006 Toyota Auris

Designed from the inside out, Auris is a new concept from Toyota; maximising interior space and comfort while promising an engaging drive. Thus Auris embodies the Toyota design philosophy of Vibrant Clarity – forward looking and energetic while retaining a clarity of purpose and rationality.

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Toyota Yaris TS to be revealed at Paris Motor Show

Toyota Yaris TS to be revealed at Paris Motor Show

Paris showcase for broad Toyota range:
0New Yaris TS 0 More powerful Hilux A new sports hatchback, Yaris TS, and a more powerful version of the successful Toyota Hilux pick-up will highlight the broad extent of Toyota’s product range in Europe at the 2006 Paris Motor Show in Hall 4. Highlights of the Toyota stand are: New Yaris TS A sports hatchback offering enjoyable driving performance and sophisticated styling without compromising refinement. At the heart of the Yaris TS is an all-new (...)

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