2014 Scion xD Fuses Road-Ready Utility and Style

June 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., (June 11, 2014) – Packed with attitude and versatility, the 2014 Scion xD offers new ways for drivers to enjoy city streets. This compact hatchback features a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) that constantly adjusts for the best performance. The engine puts out 128 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, perfect to navigate an urban jungle.

Toyota’s Camry and Tacoma Earn U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Car For The Money Award

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Scion FR-S Repeats SEMA Win as Hottest Sport Compact

November 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 5, 2013) – It’s back again for the win. Judges today named the Scion FR-S the Hottest Sport Compact for the second year at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. Last year marked the first appearance of the FR-S at SEMA.

2013 Toyota Corolla Adds New Premium Packages

November 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012 – The Toyota Corolla, already one of the best-equipped cars in the compact class, offers new comfort amenities with a choice of Premium Packages for both the LE and S grades for 2013. All Corolla models feature a revised chrome-accented grille for 2013, and the LE and S grades include a standard Display Audio system with 6.1-inch touch screen.

Scion FR-S Named Hottest Sport Compact at the 2012 SEMA Show

October 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

LAS VEGAS, (Oct. 30, 2012) – The Scion FR-S earned industry recognition today with the Hottest Sport Compact award on the first day of the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

Next-gen 2014 Toyota Corolla caught testing in U.S.

Next-gen 2014 Toyota Corolla caught testing in U.S.

August 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Spy Photos , Sedan , Toyota Given the level of competition in the compact segment, these recent spy photos show that Toyota is getting serious with its next-generation Corolla. As the second-best-selling nameplate in the world, the last few Toyota Corolla redesigns have been rather minor, but based on these pictures, the new car will get much more competitive styling. The boxy lines of the current Corolla seem to be replaced with a sportier look that includes a sloped hood and a shorter decklid borrowing design cues from new cars like the 2013 Toyota Avalon and 2012 Toyota Camry . From what we can see of the front end, the headlights have a rounded, scalloped shape similar to the new Avalon while the taillights match the L-shaped design of the Camry. The car pictured here appears to be a higher trim level, with what appear to be HID headlights, fog lights and possibly even LED taillights. Like the outside, the interior of this test mule is heavily cloaked with camouflage, but we can make out the new three-gauge instrument cluster that replaces the current car’s two-gauge layout, and this upscale model includes chrome trim around the edges. In terms of powertrain changes, an updated version of the 1.8-liter four will likely bring more power and better fuel economy, and big changes should come to the transmission. A six-speed automatic should replace the aging four-speed used in the current Corolla, and there’s speculation a continuously variable transmission could be offered. Since a 40-mpg EPA highway rating has become the de facto standard in the compact sedan segment, we expect vastly improved fuel economy numbers from whatever new powertrain Toyota drops in this car. Production of the 2014 Toyota Corolla is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2013, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see this car on display at the L.A.

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