Filed under: Car Buying , Etc. , Crossover , Toyota Toyota has announced official pricing on the company’s 2013 Venza . Buyers can look forward to laying down $27,700 for the refreshed crossover, excluding any destination fees. That marks an increase of $275 over last year for the base, front-wheel drive LE model equipped with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. Meanwhile, the XLE trim will carry a price tag of $29,775, or $1,585 more than the the 2012 model. Limited guise has also seen a jump of $955 to $36,465. Toyota unveiled the revised Venza at this year’s New York Auto Show , where the family hauler bowed with a redesigned front fascia marked with by a more restrained grille, new headlamp arrays and fog lamp bezels. Similarly, the Venza now wears a few updates to the sideview mirrors and tail lamps. Indoors, buyers can expect to find the cabin largely untouched, though new steering wheel buttons are along for the ride. Consumers may also opt for the company’s clever Entune phone app integration system.
Filed under: Japan , Hatchback , Toyota 2012 Toyota Vitz/Yaris – Click above for high-res image gallery After years of uninterrupted success, Toyota finds itself in a peculiar position. The automaker has struggled to regain its stride after the March 11 earthquake that disrupted the supply chain for months and at the same time the automaker is stuck with a quickly aging lineup. But while the first half of 2011 has been rough, it appears that Toyota is climbing out of its funk. Factories are springing back to life, and new models are primed and ready to go. Auto Observer reports that a new Yaris will be ready for U.S. customers by the end of the year. The re-tooled Yaris should look an awful lot like the attractive JDM Vitz/Yaris that was unveiled in Japan back in December. Auto Observer claims that the new Yaris will feature all new sheet metal and an updated interior design, but the underpinnings and powertrains will remain largely intact. When the refreshed Yaris bows, it will join a new Camry that couldn’t appear fast enough.We can’t think of a better way for Toyota to turn the corner than with fresh product, and it appears we will get just that by the end of the year. Revised Toyota Yaris coming later this year originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 06 Jul 2011 09:31:00 EST.