Breakdowns and Highway Companions

Breakdowns and Highway Companions

October 25, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

HOUGHTON, Mich. (October 24, 2017) – When Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) R&D Executive Vice President Shinichi Yasui learned that a group of engineers, technicians and other Toyota team members compete in Rally America competitions, he was intrigued. When he found out they were racing in a Corolla iM, for which he had been chief engineer, he decided this was something he needed to see for himself. So, he and two other R&D executives accompanied the Toyota R&D Rally Team to the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula last weekend. The Rally America event, which takes place among the woods and wildflowers along U.S. 41, is among the most challenging events on the rally schedule.

Toyota lead developer confirms droptop FT-86

Toyota lead developer confirms droptop FT-86

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Convertible , Performance , Japan , Scion , Toyota Around the Autoblog virtual office, the Toyota GT-86 is among the most eagerly awaited new models this year. So when we spotted a report in AutoBild that Tetsuya Tada, the chief engineer of the car, has confirmed that a convertible is coming, we got excited. Of course, we’re tempering our excitement with the knowledge that the 2013 Scion FR-S we’re getting here in North America isn’t the Toyota version. It may be the same actual car save for the brightwork, but when it comes to market positioning and all that stuff, Scion has differing objectives than the parent brand. While we have heard rumors of a convertible before, they came in the context of the third GT-86 offspring, the Subaru BRZ . If a convertible version of the car ever does see the light of day here in the States, though, we’re certainly not going to quibble over its badges. Toyota lead developer confirms droptop FT-86 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 01 Mar 2012 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

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