Filed under: 2015 Detroit Auto Show , Chevrolet , Ford , GMC , Nissan , RAM , Toyota , Truck , Off-Road Pickup trucks are back with a vengeance this year. There are new products, more and better features, and a fresh sense of competition. We examine the competitive landscape and look ahead as 2015 shapes up to be The Year Of The Truck. Continue reading Why 2015 is going to be a huge year for trucks Why 2015 is going to be a huge year for trucks originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
New Driving Simulator from Toyota TeenDrive365 Uses Oculus Rift to Bring Dangers of Distracted Driving To Life
DETROIT (Jan. 14, 2015) – Today at the Detroit Auto Show, Toyota launched its new TeenDrive365 distracted driving simulator with Oculus Rift, marking the first time the virtual reality technology is being used to educate the public – teens and parents alike – about the dangers of distracted driving.
Filed under: 2015 Detroit Auto Show , Toyota , Truck A new 3.5-liter V6, a brutish exterior overhaul and a classed-up cabin typify Toyota’s updated Tacoma, which debuted at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Continue reading 2016 Toyota Tacoma fears no canyon in Detroit 2016 Toyota Tacoma fears no canyon in Detroit originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Marketing/Advertising , Videos , 2015 Detroit Auto Show , Audi , BMW , Honda , Hyundai , Jeep , Toyota , Volkswagen , Volvo The Second Annual One Show Automobile Advertising of the Year Awards celebrated the best commercials and print spots of the year during the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The winners came from all over the world and a variety of brands, and we collected them all right here. Check out the best of 2014 and see if you agree. Continue reading 2nd annual Automobile Advertising of the Year Awards revealed 2nd annual Automobile Advertising of the Year Awards revealed originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: 2015 Detroit Auto Show , Acura , Chevrolet , Ford , Toyota Performance cars dominated the Detroit Auto Show, but other areas of the industry are showing strength as sales continue to rebound. Continue reading Performance cars overpower the Detroit Auto Show Performance cars overpower the Detroit Auto Show originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Detroit Auto Show , Toyota , Truck Here’s your first full look at the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. The midsize pickup will make is official debut at the Detroit Auto Show, next week, and while no official information has been released just yet, these first shots give us a pretty good idea of what to expect. Continue reading 2016 Toyota Tacoma shows its face ahead of Detroit debut 2016 Toyota Tacoma shows its face ahead of Detroit debut originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:48:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Green , Detroit Auto Show , Honda , Mercedes-Benz , Toyota , Electric , Hydrogen Honda will bring its FCV Concept to the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The hydrogen-powered concept made its Japanese debut in November, and will now make its way to North America for the first time. The FCV concept improves upon the design of the FCX Clarity with a more striking appearance and roomier interior. Its smaller powertrain packaging means more space for people, and the FCV Concept seats five passengers. Honda also expects the next-generation fuel-cell car, which is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in March 2016, to cost less and have a range of over 300 miles. Read more in the press release below . Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Honda FCV Concept comes to Detroit, Toyota seeks young green energy fellows Recharge Wrap-up: Honda FCV Concept comes to Detroit, Toyota seeks young green energy fellows originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Detroit Auto Show , Truck , Toyota , Off-Road A week on from an announcement by Toyota’s Bob Carter, the Japanese marque has formally announced that the 2016 Toyota Tacoma will make its global debut next month at the 2015 North American International Auto Show . Not only that, but the company has given us a very minute (and very muddy) teaser image, showing the truck’s tailgate and driver’s side taillight. Like its big brother, the Tundra , the 2016 Tacoma will feature its name embossed on its tailgate. Beyond that, though, there’s really not much to be gleaned from this sole teaser shot. Of course, we’ll have much, much more on the next-generation Taco when it arrives in a month’s time. Until then, check out Toyota’s hilariously brief and to-the-point press release, available below. Continue reading Toyota confirms 2016 Tacoma for Detroit Toyota confirms 2016 Tacoma for Detroit originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:27:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Detroit Auto Show , Performance , Truck , Lexus , Toyota , Luxury Toyota’s confirmation comes on the heels of General Motors’ successful launch of its own midsize pickups. The next generation of the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck will be revealed in January at the Detroit Auto Show , a top executive confirmed Thursday. Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota , offered no other details, but the new version of the pickup is expected to have significant upgrades compared with the aging model on sale now. Our spy shooters caught a prototype testing this summer, and rumors of the new generation have been swirling for months. We’ve also previously reported that Toyota is planning to ramp up production next April at a factory in Mexico that builds the Tacoma. Toyota’s confirmation comes on the heels of General Motors ‘ successful launch of its own midsize pickups, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon , which have garnered awards, positive reviews and solid sales since they arrived in showrooms this fall. It’s unclear how large the new Tacoma will be, especially considering that the Canyon and Colorado flirt with fullsize territory. The Tacoma was last updated in 2012, and the segment has changed dramatically since then with the addition of the GM trucks. Another Tacoma competitor, Honda’s aging Ridgeline , is also expected to re-launch in 2015 , which would leave the Nissan Frontier as the oldest truck in the field. Tacoma sales have slipped 4.1 percent to 140,757 units this year, though they posted a 3.3-percent gain in November.
Filed under: Concept Cars , Videos , Toyota , Toys/Games Gran Turismo 6 has been the preferred marketing springboard for quite a few brands and concept cars since its debut last winter. Specifically the GT Vision concept idea – allowing manufacturers a built-in place to offer up new, original, drivable content – has enticed the likes of Mercedes , Nissan , Volkswagen , Toyota and more to dream big on the digital stage before pulling the sheets back on real concept cars. In fact, Toyota teamed its live reveal of the FT-1 Concept at the Detroit Auto Show with an in-game launch of the car, just this past January. Looking for a second bite at the GT6 apple, Toyota has just released a teaser video for a new, FT-1 Vision GT version of the same concept. The company isn’t giving us much to go on save for the 30-second video, saying only that the concept was penned by Toyota’s Calty Design Research team in California, and that it will “soon be available for download.” By the looks of it, the new FT-1 seems to be more of a racecar than the original, without obvious changes to the basic form. No word on whether or not there’s a physical concept car in the offing at a yet-to-be-named auto show. Stay tuned. Continue reading New version of Toyota FT-1 Concept gets racy for Gran Turismo 6 New version of Toyota FT-1 Concept gets racy for Gran Turismo 6 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink