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April 25, 2016

Restyled 2017 Lexus IS debuts in Beijing

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The current generation Lexus IS debuted in 2013, so now it's time for a facelift. Lexus has unveiled the restyled 2017 Lexus IS at the Beijing Motor Show.

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April 20, 2016

2017 Lexus IS teased ahead of its debut at the Beijing Motor Show

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Lexus is going to reveal the updated 2017 Lexus IS next week at the Beijing Motor Show. The teaser photo of the 2017 IS reveals that the updates will include new headlights and a restyled front bumper.

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April 13, 2016

Toyota's student-designed uBox concept is meant to appeal to Gen-Z buyers

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Toyota has unveiled the uBox concept, which was designed by students at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research in South Carolina. Toyota and the University teamed up for two years to immerse students in every aspect of automotive development, with the end result being this box on wheels concept, creatively called the uBox.

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March 25, 2016

2017 Toyota Corolla gets a refresh

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Toyota is giving the Corolla a mild facelift for the 2017 model year, which includes a restyled grille and front bumper, new taillights and updated wheels.

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March 24, 2016

Lexus confirms three-row RX crossover

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Lexus has finally confirmed that it is working on a larger version of the RX crossover that will have three rows of seats, which will finally give Lexus a competitor to the Acura MDX and Volvo XC90.

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March 23, 2016

2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid debuts at the New York Auto Show

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Toyota has unveiled the 2017 Prius Prime plug-in hybrid today at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The new Prius plug-in hybrid can now travel twice as far as the old model and is expected to be rated at 120 MPGe - higher than any other plug-in hybrid.

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March 17, 2016

Scion FR-S will be reborn as the Toyota 86 this fall

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Now that Scion is officially dead, we've been wondering what lies in store for the brand's shinning star - the FR-S. When Toyota announced that Scion would disappear this summer, it confirmed that the iA, iM and FR-S would live on as Toyota models in the U.S. Now Toyota has confirmed that the FR-S will be badged as the 2017 Toyota 86 here in the U.S.

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March 15, 2016

Toyota teases new Prius model, it's probably the plug-in hybrid?

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Toyota has released a teaser of "the next mechanical marvel" in the Prius lineup, which is going to debut next week at the New York Auto Show.

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March 14, 2016

2017 Toyota Highlander gets some updates for New York

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Toyota is going to reveal the updated 2017 Highlander SUV this month at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The 2017 Highlander gets some styling updates, a new V6 and more technology.

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March 1, 2016

2017 Toyota C-HR debuts in Geneva

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With the success of rivals, like the Honda HR-V and Chevy Trax, Toyota is now about to jump into the competitive subcompact crossover segment with the C-HR. The C-HR has debuted today at the Geneva Motor Show.

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February 28, 2016

2017 Toyota C-HR leaked ahead of its debut in Geneva

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The 2016 Geneva Motor Show kicks off this week and leading up to its debut at the show, photos of the 2017 Toyota C-HR compact crossover have leaked online.

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February 23, 2016

Toyota C-HR teased ahead of its debut in Geneva

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Toyota has released a teaser photo of the compact C-HR crossover, which is going to debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. The production version will likely be toned down a lot compared to the concept, but according to Toyota it will feature a 5-door coupé design with an elevated SUV-style cabin.

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February 19, 2016

Lexus LC 500h specs released, 354-hp and 0-62 mph in under five secs

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Earlier this week Lexus unveiled the hybrid version of the LC coupe - the LC 500h. Although the hybrid coupe is set to have its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, Lexus has been kind enough to release some of the LC 500h's specs.

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February 16, 2016

Toyota C-HR crossover to debut next month in Geneva

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Toyota is reportedly going to reveal the production version of the C-HR compact crossover next month at the Geneva Motor Show. The aggressive C-HR concept originally debuted back in 2014 in Paris even wore a Scion badge when it debuted in the U.S. at the end of last year.

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February 15, 2016

2017 Lexus LC 500h to debut at the Geneva Motor Show

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Lexus has announced that the 2017 LC 500h, the hybrid version of the new LC coupe is going to debut at the upcoming 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Lexus hasn't released the specs yet, but has confirmed that it will be powered by Lexus' next generation hybrid powertrain, the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System.

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February 4, 2016

2016 Prius stars in Toyota's Super Bowl ad [VIDEO]

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The big game is just a few days away and this year, Toyota is running a 90-second spot, title "Heck on Wheels," that will highlight the all-new Prius.

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February 3, 2016

Scion is no more! iA, iM and FR-S to become Toyotas

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After 13 years, Toyota is saying goodbye to the Scion brand. Back in 2003, Scion was launched as a way for Toyota to reach younger buyers, but now Toyota is ending the brand's run and moving some of its models under the Toyota umbrella.

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December 23, 2015

Scion C-HR to debut as a production model in Detroit

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It's being reported that Scion is going to reveal the production version of the CH-R concept next month at the Detroit Auto Show. The C-HR originally debuted as a concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, which was followed by a more production ready concept earlier this year in Geneva. The C-HR concept had its U.S. debut last month at the LA Auto Show, where it dubbed a Scion badge.

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December 22, 2015

Lexus creates an NX that rides on ice

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Lexus recently created an IS that is made of cardboard and now Lexus is at it again with another crazy concept. This time Lexus has created a version of the NX crossover that rides on wheels and tires that are made of ice.

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December 21, 2015

2015 Scion tC [REVIEW]

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To date, Scion has spent $100 million on the arts to help engrain the brand into youth culture and it seems to have worked with the lowest average age for buyers of any car brand. Still, the child of Toyota has suffered a lack of popularity in recent years, due mostly to some rather stale product. Helping solve part of the problem, Scion launched the new FR-S model into the lineup to increase interest in the brand. With an average owner age of just 31, the FR-S proved to be another hit with younger buyers, despite its higher price tag (for a Scion). Although this could change soon with the just introduced entry-level iA and mid-lineup iM. That's nothing, however, compared to the tC, which continually wins over youth buyers with the youngest average age of any car in the industry at just 28.

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December 3, 2015

Toyota S-FR concept heads to 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon

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Back in October, Toyota revealed the S-FR concept at the Tokyo Motor Show and now the concept is being reimagined as a track-ready race car at next month's Tokyo Auto Salon.

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November 18, 2015

Scion C-HR concept previews a new compact crossover

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Scion is finally expanding its lineup with new models, like the iA and iM, but Scion isn't stopping there. Scion has now previewed a new small crossover with the C-HR concept that is debuting this week at the LA Auto Show. This isn't the first time that we've seen the C-HR concept, since it debuted earlier this year in Geneva with a Toyota badge.

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November 6, 2015

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gets up to 34 mpg and starts at $29,270

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Toyota has revealed the specs and pricing for the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid, which is the first ever hybrid version of the compact crossover and the eighth hybrid in Toyota's lineup. The RAV4 Hybrid will get up to 34 mpg in the city and pricing starts at $29,270.

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October 30, 2015

2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 revealed, only 1,000 will be produced

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Scion has unveiled the limited-edition 2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0, which adds more luxurious features like leather seats and HID headlights.

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October 28, 2015

Lexus LF-FC concept previews the next-gen LS in Tokyo

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Lexus has revealed the LF-FC concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The flagship concept previews the design and technology that we will see when the next-generation LS arrives.

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October 21, 2015

Toyota celebrates Back to the Future Day by recreating Marty McFly's truck

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October 21, 2015 is a significant date, since it was the futuristic date introduced in Back to the Future Part II. In addition to kicking off sales of the Mirai, Toyota has also re-created Marty McFly's Toyota truck to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the trilogy.

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New Lexus concept will preview the next-gen LS in Tokyo

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Lexus is going to reveal a new concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, which Lexus says is its vision of progressive luxury. The concept is also expected to be a preview of the next-generation LS.

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October 15, 2015

Toyota uses 'Back to the Future' to kick off sales of the Mirai fuel-cell vehicle

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Back to Future and to celebrate the iconic movie, Toyota is bringing actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd together to showcase its future, the Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle. October 21, 2015 - the futuristic date first introduced in Back to the Future Part II is also the official on-sale date of Toyota Mirai.

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October 13, 2015

2016 Toyota Prius will have the highest fuel economy of any plugless vehicle

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Toyota has released more details about the all-new 2016 Prius following its official introduction last month. The all-new fourth-generation Prius will be powered by the same 1.8L four-cylinder engine, but it's been reworked to help the Prius have the highest fuel economy of any vehicle without a plug.

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October 8, 2015

Toyota is bringing three new concepts to the Tokyo Motor Show

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Toyota has announced plans to reveal three new concept vehicles at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. According to Toyota, this year's concepts represent the development and commercialization of groundbreaking new technologies, others seek to explore and strengthen the emotional bond between car and driver.

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October 6, 2015

Scion teases a new concept car ahead of its debut in LA

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Following the introduction of the 2016 Scion iA and iM models, Scion has now confirmed that it is working on a third all-new model. Scion is going to preview this new model in concept form at the upcoming LA Auto Show next month, but for now we have this teaser.

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This Lexus IS is made entirely out of cardboard and you can drive it

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While automakers try to find new alternatives to steel, here's one material that we didn't see coming. Lexus has revealed an IS sedan that is made entirely out of cardboard. The best part is even though it's made out of 1,700 sheets of cardboard, the unique IS also has an electric motor that makes it drivable.

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October 3, 2015

2016 Lexus RC 200t and RC 300 AWD unveiled

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Lexus is adding two new models to the 2016 RC Coupe's lineup, the RC 200t and RC 300 AWD.

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September 28, 2015

Scion says gooodbye to the xB with the xB 686 Parklan Edition

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Scion is getting ready to say goodbye to the xB, but before it's gone, Scion is releasing one final special edition of the xB - the xB 686 Parklan Edition. Scion partnered with 686, the snowboard technical apparel company, to create the 2015 xB 686 Parklan Edition.

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September 16, 2015

Toyota's C-HR crossover concept gets one step closer to production

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Nearly every automaker is jumping into the growing compact crossover segment and now we can add Toyota to that list. Toyota has announced that it intends to produce the C-HR crossover concept that debuted last year at the Paris Motor Show.

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September 9, 2015

2016 Toyota Prius gets bigger, improved fuel economy and a new Eco model

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Toyota has officially unveiled the much anticipated all-new fourth-generation 2016 Prius at an event in Las Vegas. The new Prius is the first vehicle based on Toyota's New Global Architecture and as predicted has a ten percent fuel economy improvement over the current model.

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August 30, 2015

2016 Toyota Prius caught undisguised ahead of its debut on Sept. 8!

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Toyota is going to reveal the all-new fourth-generation Prius on September 8, but two photos of the new Prius have surfaced.

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August 20, 2015

Next-Gen 2016 Toyota Prius to debut on Sept 8

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Toyota has announced that the all-new fourth-generation Toyota Prius is going to be revealed on September 8. It's been seven years since the current Prius was introduced, but now its finally time to redo the best-selling hybrid as sales have started to decline.

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August 18, 2015

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser gets a facelift

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Toyota's iconic SUV - the Land Cruiser, is getting a facelift for the 2016 model year that includes styling updates, a new transmission and more technology. For starters everything from the A-pillar forward is new. The 2016 Land Cruiser's front bumper, grille, headlights and hood have been redesigned. As you move back you'll see new alloy wheels, restyled taillights and a redesigned rear bumper.

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2016 Toyota Tacoma starts at $24,200

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Toyota has announced the pricing for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup, which now boasts a more rugged exterior, a more modern interior and a new V6.

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