Filed under: Car Buying , Truck , Toyota Toyota has announced that its slightly redesigned 2012 Tacoma mid-size pickup will start at $16,875 (*plus $810 for delivery). For those keeping track, that figure is exactly $510 more than it was in 2011. That sum will net the buyer a Regular Cab 4×2 equipped with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission . Opting for Ye Olde Four-Speed Automatic with the four-cylinder engine will add $900 to the bottom line, while ticking the box for the Access Cab will bring the sticker up to $19,665 with a manual transmission. The least-expensive Double Cab with a four cylinder and automatic (manual gearboxes are not offered on four-door models) will cost $22,175. The cheapest way to get into a V6 Tacoma is to opt for the PreRunner package and five-speed automatic gearbox for $22,760. Want four-wheel drive? Be prepared to write a check for $20,725 with the four cylinder (Regular Cab, five-speed manual) or $25,055 with the V6 (Access Cab and six-speed manual). Going for broke? Fill out the paperwork for a V6-powered Long Bed Double Cab with a five-speed automatic and be prepared to spend $27,835 for the privilege of driving it off the lot.
Filed under: Etc. , Toyota Toyota doesn’t just make crafts for landlubbers. The Japanese automaker is venturing into the ocean, and this isn’t the first time that Toyota engineers have put on life jackets. In the late 90’s, Toyota tried its hand at building a boat targeted at towable watersports enthusiasts. The Toyota Epic was a Lexus-engined ski boat that was built for a few years before the automaker backed away in 2001. Now, Toyota is ready to head to sea with a very different type of craft. Called the Ponam-35, this nearly 40-foot cruiser is a stylish ship that gets power from two diesel V8 engines sourced from the Toyota Land Cruiser. The twin 4.5-liter eight-cylinder mills produce a combined 730 horsepower, which should be sufficient to get the nearly 19,000-pound craft up to speed. Inside the Ponam-35, 12 passengers can enjoy the interior space, while up top, the fly bridge is rated to support five. Toyota says that the Ponam-35 is just the first example in the Ponam line, which will consist of boats adept at both pleasure cruising and light fishing duty.
Filed under: Concept Cars , Frankfurt Motor Show , Coupe , Videos , Toyota Someday we’ll get to see the production version of the Toyota FT-86 in dealer showrooms. Someday. That time has yet to arrive, and Toyota is trotting yet another new version of the concept out to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show . According to the automaker, this latest edition is a slightly reworked version of the FT-86 II concept that we’ve already seen. The sports coupe heading to Germany, however, has reportedly been lightened up, and is also faster than the previous car. The previous car being another concept, of course. Toyota has put together a teaser video of the updated car, which you can view after the jump . Dear Toyota… we’re ready for this thing to arrive, and we’re pretty sure everyone reading along is as well. Bring on the production version! Continue reading Toyota teases Frankfurt-bound FT-86 II Concept Toyota teases Frankfurt-bound FT-86 II Concept originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 07 Sep 2011 17:59:00 EST.
Filed under: Coupe , Toyota If we’re honest, our memories of the Toyota Camry Solara aren’t exactly fond. And as much as we’d like to look back on Toyota’s Red Hat Society coupe and convertible through a pair of rose-tinted glasses, we’ll be content with our currently Solara-less lives. But now there’s a new Camry , and a whole new world of possibilities. Is it possible that the Solara name (or, at least, form) could be resurrected? Automotive manipulator Theophilus Chin now offers this idea of what a two-door 2012 Camry could look like, and while it’s decidedly more aggressive than any Solara that came before it, we still can’t help but receive it with a resounding “meh.” Still, Honda sells the Accord Coupe , and Nissan offers a two-door version of the Altima , so there could be room in the market for a Camry coupe yet again. Hold on to your (red) hats. 2012 Toyota Camry Solara coupe imagined originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 07 Sep 2011 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
TORRANCE, Calif., September 7, 2011 – – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2012 Tacoma pickup truck.
Filed under: Sedan , Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota Toyota is allowing its North American teams a bit more freedom to build cars that best suit the market in which they work. Earlier in the year, Toyota announced that American designers would be more keyed in to model development, and now comes word that the automaker will no longer be importing Japanese-built Camry sedans into our market. Instead, starting with the 2012 Camry, the popular mid-size sedan will be built Stateside. Toyota aims to sell 360,000 examples of the Camry per year. In order to produce enough units, Toyota will build the car at both its Georgetown, Kentucky plant and Subaru’s assembly facility in Indiana. By building the Camry in the U.S., the automaker will be attempting to offset losses through dollar-yen exchange rates while also providing a boost to local production facilities. Toyota to stop importing Camry models from Japan originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 07 Sep 2011 08:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
The Toyota FJ Cruiser uniquely melds the brand’s off-road performance legacy with distinct heritage design in a modern SUV.
Filed under: Sedan , Marketing/Advertising , Toyota According to Toyota , over the last 30 years the company has sold a staggering 9 million Camry models in the United States. In other words, practically everyone has had some experience with Toyota’s ever-popular mid-sizer. Toyota wants to explore how those figures have impacted the world around us with a new advertising campaign. “The Camry Effect” aims to figure out exactly how many visitors to the company’s web site have interacted with the sedan over the years. Toyota is collecting stories about Camry owners and their adventures behind the wheel of the four-door. If you drove your parent’s Camry to college, took one across country or otherwise enjoyed some time behind the wheel during a pivotal moment in your life, Toyota wants to hear from you. Head over to The Camry Effect site to share your story and answer a few questions about your experience with the Camry nameplate. Hit the jump to take a look at the campaign’s introductory video. Continue reading Toyota asks owners to measure ‘The Camry Effect’ Toyota asks owners to measure ‘The Camry Effect’ originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 06 Sep 2011 16:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .