Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h Win U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Cars for the Money Award

February 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 – Lexus earned top honors in two categories of U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Cars for the Money awards for its outstanding value.

Scion FR-S Named Best Sports Car for the Money by U.S. News & World Report

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TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 21, 2013) – The 2013 FR-S beat out its competition to earn the Best Sports Car for the Money from respected publication U.S. News & World Report . The annual award recognizes value, quality and critical acclaim across 21 vehicle categories.

2013 Toyota Prius Liftback Adds Special Edition with Exclusive Features

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TORRANCE, Calif., February 4, 2013 – The Toyota Prius Liftback, the best-selling hybrid vehicle in America and the world, offers a Special Edition model for 2013 that combines an exciting exterior color with eco-friendly seating and interior trim.

2013 World Car of the Year finalists announced

2013 World Car of the Year finalists announced

February 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: New York Auto Show , Aston Martin , Audi , BMW , Land Rover , Mazda , Mercedes-Benz , Porsche , Scion , Toyota , Volkswagen , Ferrari , Renault , Peugeot With the Chicago and Geneva auto shows not even out of the way yet, the automotive world’s sights are set on the New York Auto Show for the naming of the 2013 World Car Awards , and the top 10 finalists for World Car of the Year and World Performance Car were recently announced and will be voted on by 66 journalists from around the world (including our own European Editor, Matt Davis ). Vying for the top award are the Audi A3, 2013 Range Rover, 2014 Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Peugeot 208, Porsche Boxster/Cayman, the trio of Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86, Volkswagen Golf and the Volvo V40. Since its inception, past winners of this award include Volkswagen Up! (2012), Nissan LEAF (2011), Volkswagen Polo (2010), Volkswagen Golf (2009), Mazda2/Mazda Demio (2008), Lexus LS 460 (2007), BMW 3 Series (2006) and the Audi A6 in the award’s inaugural year. The competition is no less fierce for the performance car of the year with the Aston Martin Vanquish, Audi RS5, BMW M6, BMW M 135i, Ferrari F12Berlinetta, Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG and SLS AMG, Porsche Boxster/Cayman, Renault Clio Sport and the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86. This award was first handed out in 2006 with previous recipients including Porsche 911 (2012), Ferrari 458 Italia (2011), Audi R8 V10 (2010), Nissan GT-R (2009), Audi R8 (2008), Audi RS4 (2007) and the Porsche Cayman S (2006). The top three finalists for each award will be announced at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5, and the winners will be revealed on March 28. Continue reading 2013 World Car of the Year finalists announced 2013 World Car of the Year finalists announced originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra Full-Size Pickup Truck to Make World Debut at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

January 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 – Toyota will stage the world debut of the new 2014 Tundra full-size pickup truck at a press conference at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

Toyota’s 2013 Avalon to Offer World’s First Application of Qi Wireless In-Car Charging

December 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012 – The 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited will be the first vehicle available in the world that offers in-console Qi wireless charging for Qi–enabled mobile phones and devices as part of a Technology Package, available for both the gasoline and hybrid version of the new Avalon Limited, which also includes Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High beams and a Pre-Collision System.

Lexus Eco Challenge First-Round Winners Take Environmental Commitment to a New Level

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 – Students from across the country are showing they can change the world, starting with their local community. Sixteen student teams from 11 states have been named winners in the first round of the sixth annual Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest that inspires and empowers young people to learn about the environment and take action to improve it.

Car and Driver Magazine Names FR-S to 10Best Cars of 2013

December 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., (Dec. 5, 2012) – The Scion FR-S earned recognition today from Car and Driver, the world's largest automotive publication, as part of its “10Best” cars of 2013 . The magazine highlights the best cars for under $80,000 available on showroom floors in January 2013. Scion introduced the FR-S earlier this year to positive industry reviews and consumer excitement. The FR-S shares its spot on the list with the Subaru BRZ.

Lexus Design Award Launches

November 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif.., Nov. 27, 2012 – The Lexus International Division of Toyota Motor Corporation announces the launch of the Lexus Design Award, an international design competition targeting designers around the world.

All-New Fourth-Generation Toyota RAV4 to Make World Debut at 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

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TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 – Toyota will stage the world premiere of the all-new 2013 RAV4 crossover SUV at a press conference at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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