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Akio Toyoda pledges return to WRC in 2017 with a Yaris

Akio Toyoda pledges return to WRC in 2017 with a Yaris

January 31, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Motorsports , Videos , Toyota , Racing Akio Toyoda announces that Toyota will return to the World Rally Championship in 2017 with a Yaris prepped by Toyota Motorsport. It will be a new start for the rally legend manufacturer after an 18-year absence. Continue reading Akio Toyoda pledges return to WRC in 2017 with a Yaris Akio Toyoda pledges return to WRC in 2017 with a Yaris originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Lexus Design Award 2015 Finalists Announced

Lexus Design Award 2015 Finalists Announced

January 31, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Tokyo, Jan. 29 — Lexus International today announced the finalists for the third annual Lexus Design Award, an international competition that fosters the next generation of creators shaping a better future through design. A total of 1,171 entries from 72 countries were received. The 12 finalists will have the opportunity to present their ideas at Milan Design Week 2015.

Toyota Exhibit at 2015 Chicago Auto Show to Showcase All-New 2016 Tacoma and Eye-Popping Specialty Vehicles

Toyota Exhibit at 2015 Chicago Auto Show to Showcase All-New 2016 Tacoma and Eye-Popping Specialty Vehicles

January 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

CHICAGO (Jan. 30, 2015) – The all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma is coming to Chicago along with several eye-popping concepts and specialty vehicles that are sure to keep cameras clicking around the Toyota exhibit at the Chicago Auto Show. Toyota’s presentation at McCormick Place is designed for consumer engagement and interaction. It features a broad range of new and historic vehicle displays, future concepts, simulators and fun, playful one-of-a-kind rides that show consumers the broad scope of the world’s most progressive full-line automotive manufacturer.

Toyota recalls 52k units of 2011-2012 Avalon for potential short circuit

Toyota recalls 52k units of 2011-2012 Avalon for potential short circuit

January 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Recalls , Toyota , Safety , United States Toyota is recalling for roughly 52,000 examples of its 2011 and 2012 Avalon sedan because a potential short circuit in the wiring for the audio system’s subwoofer may cause a fire. Continue reading Toyota recalls 52k units of 2011-2012 Avalon for potential short circuit Toyota recalls 52k units of 2011-2012 Avalon for potential short circuit originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota to Trial New SiC Power Semiconductor Technology

Toyota to Trial New SiC Power Semiconductor Technology

January 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Toyota City, Japan, Jan. 29, 2015 — Using a Camry Hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation will bring a brand new technology to the streets of Japan for testing this year. The tests will evaluate the performance of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, which could lead to significant efficiency improvements in hybrids and other vehicles with electrified powertrains.

Toyota promoting Mirai as if hydrogen tax credit never went away

Toyota promoting Mirai as if hydrogen tax credit never went away

January 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Toyota , AutoblogGreen Exclusive , United States , Hydrogen The $8,000 federal tax credit has expired and may not return, but Toyota is still advertising the 2016 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle as if it’s available. Continue reading Toyota promoting Mirai as if hydrogen tax credit never went away Toyota promoting Mirai as if hydrogen tax credit never went away originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota takes aim at Musk’s criticism of hydrogen ‘fool cells’

Toyota takes aim at Musk’s criticism of hydrogen ‘fool cells’

January 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Tesla , Toyota , Electric , Future , Hydrogen Toyota Senior VP Bob Carter responds to recent comments by Tesla CEO Elon Musk that hydrogen fuel cells are “an extremely silly way to store energy” and that FCEV shortcomings will become plainly evident in the next few years. Continue reading Toyota takes aim at Musk’s criticism of hydrogen ‘fool cells’ Toyota takes aim at Musk’s criticism of hydrogen ‘fool cells’ originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota Plows Forward in Plano, Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

Toyota Plows Forward in Plano, Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

January 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

PLANO, TEXAS, JAN. 20, 2015 – A V-8 engine growls, and the earth moves. With the roar of a 2015 TRD Pro Series Tundra, Toyota today formally broke ground on its new North American headquarters at the intersection of Headquarters Drive and Palomino Crossing in Plano, Texas. The Tundra took center stage, bulldozing the first soil on the site of Toyota’s new campus in a manner that can only be described as not your traditional groundbreaking ceremony.

Toyota Alphard and Vellfire JDM minivans look weirder than ever

Toyota Alphard and Vellfire JDM minivans look weirder than ever

January 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Toyota , Japan , Minivan/Van , Hybrid Don’t expect to see many Siennas on the road in Japan. Back at home, Toyota sells the Alphard and Vellfire, and now it’s launched revised versions of both. Continue reading Toyota Alphard and Vellfire JDM minivans look weirder than ever Toyota Alphard and Vellfire JDM minivans look weirder than ever originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota spotlights Amy Purdy in new ad ahead of Super Bowl

Toyota spotlights Amy Purdy in new ad ahead of Super Bowl

January 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Toyota We’re getting another taste of Toyota’s ad campaign for the Super Bowl with its pre-game commercial for the refreshed 2015 Camry. The spot stars Paralympic snowboarder and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Amy Purdy over the inspiring words of Muhammad Ali. Continue reading Toyota spotlights Amy Purdy in new ad ahead of Super Bowl Toyota spotlights Amy Purdy in new ad ahead of Super Bowl originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

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