Toyota teaches weather reporters not to get their forecasts wrong

Toyota teaches weather reporters not to get their forecasts wrong

March 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Humor , Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Toyota , Europe , Hatchback Toyota is marketing the Aygo X-Wave in Europe with a humorous ad that forces TV meteorologists to have a lot of trust in the accuracy of their weather forecasts. If they’re wrong, then it’s a rainy time behind the wheel. Continue reading Toyota teaches weather reporters not to get their forecasts wrong Toyota teaches weather reporters not to get their forecasts wrong originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Honda Accord barely edges Toyota Prius as California’s best-selling car

Honda Accord barely edges Toyota Prius as California’s best-selling car

February 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Honda , Toyota , Car Buying , United States , Hatchback , Sedan , Hybrid The Toyota Prius narrowly lost its sales crown to the Honda Accord in California in 2014. Both models saw their sales numbers increase in the state for the year, but the Honda had the bigger boost. Continue reading Honda Accord barely edges Toyota Prius as California’s best-selling car Honda Accord barely edges Toyota Prius as California’s best-selling car originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Mini Minor to be co-developed with Toyota

Mini Minor to be co-developed with Toyota

January 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: BMW , MINI , Toyota , Hatchback The partnership between BMW and Toyota is now tipped to expand to include a new city car to be billed as the Mini Minor, previewed by the Rocketman concept of 2011. Continue reading Mini Minor to be co-developed with Toyota Mini Minor to be co-developed with Toyota originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota Aygo X-Wave pops its top

Toyota Aygo X-Wave pops its top

January 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Toyota , UK , Hatchback , Budget Toyota adds a new X-Wave roof option to its Aygo city car, giving European buyers one of the cheapest ways to drive with the wind in their hair. Continue reading Toyota Aygo X-Wave pops its top Toyota Aygo X-Wave pops its top originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Lexus NX, BMW i3 to get Super Bowl commercials

Lexus NX, BMW i3 to get Super Bowl commercials

January 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Marketing/Advertising , Videos , BMW , Kia , Lexus , Mercedes-Benz , Nissan , Toyota , Crossover , Hatchback , Electric , Hybrid Lexus will run a 30-second spot for the NX during this year’s Super Bowl, while BMW announces it will be showcasing the i3 in a 60-second spot. Four other carmakers have announced plans to join the party, down from 11 carmakers who advertised during last year’s event. Continue reading Lexus NX, BMW i3 to get Super Bowl commercials Lexus NX, BMW i3 to get Super Bowl commercials originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Manga stylized Toyota Aygo takes on Godzilla

Manga stylized Toyota Aygo takes on Godzilla

November 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Budget , Japan , Videos , Hatchback , Toyota Japan has given the world so much to enthuse over. We’re not sure the Toyota Aygo is necessarily one of them as much as, say, the Scion FR-S or Lexus LFA (especially since it’s actually made in Europe), but for many Nipponophiles, the centuries-old artistic discipline of Manga certainly is. And now the two have come together in this two-and-a-half-minute animated short. In Toyota’s own take on the classic narrative, an Aygo animated by celebrated artist Sonia Leong takes on Godzilla. As in, a giant lizard rampaging through a Japanese city, not the Nissan GT-R , against which the little Toyota would certainly stand even less of a chance by any metric other than affordability, fuel economy or ability to park in tight spots. In any case, watch this Manga-fied video above, and feel free to read through the related press release below. Continue reading Manga stylized Toyota Aygo takes on Godzilla Manga stylized Toyota Aygo takes on Godzilla originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Couple survives 50-foot fall from overpass in Toyota

Couple survives 50-foot fall from overpass in Toyota

February 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Budget , Safety , Videos , Hatchback , Toyota It doesn’t matter the make or model – modern vehicles are technological miracles when it comes to occupant protection. Take this story out of New York City, which involved two people going for a very wild ride in a Toyota Matrix . Carlos and Raquel Broadbelt were on the Cross Bronx Expressway overpass when they hit a patch of ice while dodging a pothole, sending them hurtling into a guardrail and over the side of the overpass. They fell 50 feet onto the road below. Despite the catastrophic accident – and the mangled Toyota – both driver and passenger walked away. The couple spent a night in the hospital just for observation. The Broadbelts’ miraculous survival has even surprised doctors, who told Dave Carlin from CBS New York they’d never seen an accident like it. Take a look below for the full news report from CBS New York . Continue reading Couple survives 50-foot fall from overpass in Toyota Couple survives 50-foot fall from overpass in Toyota originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .

Toyota Prius line may not reach 2013 sales target

Toyota Prius line may not reach 2013 sales target

April 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Hybrid , Hatchback , Toyota 2012 was a good year for the Toyota Prius line, the hybrid that started it all moving 236,659 units, being the best-selling model in California for the year and the Prius C (pictured) being deemed the most reliable car of 2012 by Consumer Reports . Then 2013 happened, and gas prices dropped more than expected, and people haven’t been buying the little hybrids like they used to. A report in Bloomberg says Toyota set 250,000 units as the Prius family’s sales target for this year, but hits like the double-digit drop in year-on-year performance in February have helped lower 2013 sales by 8.4 percent compared to 2012, making the objective “a challenge” to reach. The declines in Prius sales come even as hybrid sales overall were up in the first couple of months this year, including sales of other Toyota and Lexus hybrids. Jim Lentz, Toyota’s North American chief, said the Prius target would be adjusted if necessary. Toyota Prius line may not reach 2013 sales target originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota Matrix not long for this world?

Toyota Matrix not long for this world?

April 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Hatchback , Toyota According to a report from AutoGuide , Toyota doesn’t have plans to replace the aging Matrix hatchback in the United States after this year. If true, the timing coincides with the replacement for the Corolla , on which the Matrix is based, with that car slated to get its first complete redesign since 2006 (2008 in the US market). We’d love to tell you how many Matrix models were sold by Toyota in the United States last year, but the automaker chooses to bundle Matrix sales with Corolla sales, so we have no idea. That said, we have to assume sales of the hatchback don’t contribute much overall to the total number of Corolla-based machines. We’re also unsure if Toyota will choose to exit the youth-oriented compact hatchback market entirely , or if the automaker will rely instead on its hybrid Prius line and Scion models like the xB and xD . Toyota Matrix not long for this world? originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 18 Apr 2013 08:27:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

2013 Toyota Auris Hybrid is sharper and sleeker in new form [w/video]

2013 Toyota Auris Hybrid is sharper and sleeker in new form [w/video]

September 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Hybrid , Europe , Paris Motor Show , Hatchback , Toyota Toyota may have given us the full spec-sheet on its revised Auris before the car made its official Parisian debut, but our first live look at the next-generation wagon nevertheless proves compelling. The longer, lower five-door looks the part of a better-handling hatchback – just the role that Toyota hopes the hybrid can play in the European market. The Hybrid seen here is the second-generation gas-electric Auris, and it will be the top-level powertrain option for European buyers. Toyota expects that a full one-third of Auris buyers will select that Hybrid Synergy Drive model – the other two-thirds of buyers are expected to be evenly split between the diesel- and gasoline-powered versions of the car. Have a closer look at the handsome 2013 Toyota Auris in our live gallery and scroll below for the official word from Toyota in both video and press release forms. Continue reading 2013 Toyota Auris Hybrid is sharper and sleeker in new form [w/video] 2013 Toyota Auris Hybrid is sharper and sleeker in new form [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

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