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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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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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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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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Lexus is adding two new models to the 2016 RC Coupe's lineup, the RC 200t and RC 300 AWD.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lexus has unveiled the heavily revised 2016 LX 570 SUV, which is getting a dramatic makeover, which is highlighted by the in your face Lexus spindle grille. Lexus says that nearly every part of the LX 570's exterior has been redesigned with the exception of the door panels.
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Following the debut of the 2016 Lexus GS F earlier this year, Lexus has now unveiled the updates to the rest of the 2016 GS range. The biggest update is the introduction of the new GS 200t, which is powered by the same 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder as the IS and NX models.
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The subcompact crossover segment is growing insanely fast with the introduction of models, like the Chevy Trax, Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3. Toyota may soon jump into the segment with a new smaller crossover that could debut as early as the next Geneva Motor Show in March.
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Lexus has yet to reveal the updates to the 2016 LX 570, but an undisguised LX 570 was recently caught. The newest photos reveal that the 2016 LX 570 is going to get an updated front and rear fascia with the front getting a more aggressive version of the Lexus spindle grille.
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Lexus has revealed the updates to the 2016 CT 200h hybrid, with the biggest update being a new chrome surround grille, an optional moonroof, Lexus Enform Remote and Lexus Service Connect.
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For years several automakers have been swapping out their large displacement engines for smaller turbocharged engines, but Japan's Big 3 - Honda, Toyota and Nissan have largely stayed away turbos. Save for the fact that the first Acura RDX had a turbo and the Nissan Juke and GT-R models currently offer a turbo, you won't find any other turbos on their lots. That's about to change.
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Lexus has announced the updates to the 2016 IS, with the biggest update being the addition of the new IS 200t and IS 300 AWD, which replace the underpowered IS 250 and IS 250 AWD models.
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One of the biggest criticisms of the current Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the fact that it only has an all-electric driving range of 11 miles, which is much lower than the 38 miles that the current Chevy Volt can travel. Thankfully it's being reported that the next-generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid will have a longer range of 30-35 miles.
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The order portal for the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle has officially opened, which is expected to arrive this fall. Pricing for the Mirai starts at $57,500 plus the $835 destination fee, but Toyota has announced at least three different programs to help get drivers into its new fuel-cell vehicle.
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Toyota has announced the pricing for the 2016 Camry and Corolla Special Edition models, which both get a few sportier styling bits to make both sedans look a little more aggressive.
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Scion is giving its best-selling model, the tC some updates for the 2016 model year. The 2016 tC is getting a new standard audio system, some upgraded interior features and a standard rear wiper.
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Toyota's Mirai fuel-cell vehicle is almost here and Toyota has announced that California customers will be able to order the Mirai starting on July 20.
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Back in April Lexus revealed the updated 2016 Lexus ES, but now Lexus has revealed the details about the U.S. models, which includes the ES 350 and ES 300h. The refreshed 2016 Lexus ES gets styling updates, new driver assist technologies and some upgrades to the interior.
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Toyota has announced that the upcoming 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle will have a driving range of 312 miles on a single fill of hydrogen. The Mirai is also rated at an EPA estimated 67 miles MPGe.
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A new report claims that the Lexus SC is going to be revived for the 2017 model year. The SC badge was last used in 2010 on the four-seat hardtop convertible.
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Toyota and Mazda continue to further their partnership, which is seen by the introduction of the new Scion iA, which is essentially a rebadged Mazda2. Now there's a new rumor that the partnership could involve Toyota borrowing another one of Mazda's models - the new MX-5 Miata. While the it's unlikely that Toyota would sell a rebadged Miata, there's a report that the roadster's chassis could be used for the next-gen Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ coupes.
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Scion has announced the pricing for the 2016 Scion iA sedan and 2016 Scion iM models, which are both going to go on sale in September. The Scion iA is priced at $16,495, while the iM starts at $19,255.
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When Scion launched in the early 2000's, the xB was the most popular model in its lineup with its quirky boxy styling. By 2008 it turned into a more bloated looking box, which lost most of the quirkiness that made the original fun. Now seven years later, Scion has confirmed that the xB will end its run by the end of the year.
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The 2016 Lexus LX 570 is going to get a facelift and even though Lexus has yet to reveal it, a leaked photo is giving us an early look at the updated SUV.
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As was reported earlier this week, Mazda and Toyota have announced plans to further expand their existing partnership that has already given birth to the Scion iA. The expansion will give both automakers access to each others technologies, but the announcement stopped short of revealing any specific details.
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Toyota has been pretty vocal about the fact that sales of the Scion FR-S have dropped off since it was introduced back in 2012. Sales of the FR-S were actually down 29 percent in April compared to a year ago, so hopefully an upcoming refresh to to the 2017 FR-S will help keep it alive.
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Lexus has one major whole in its lineup - a three row crossover and apparently one Toyota exec is wishing that wasn't the case. Jim Lentz, Toyota's North American CEO recently revealed that he feels that it would have been a wiser choice for Lexus to have built a three-row crossover instead of the new RC coupe.
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Currently Mazda and Toyota have a partnership that is giving birth to the Mazda 2 based Scion iA. Now it's being reported that Mazda and Toyota are currently discussing plans to expand their partnership, which would give Mazda access to Toyota's fuel-cell and plug-in hybrid technology.
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Toyota has announced that the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle will officially arrive at select California dealerships this October. Plus leading up to the arrival, interested buyers can pre-order the Mirai starting this summer.
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Scion has revealed the updates to the 2016 Scion FR-S, which gets some interior improvements, two new colors, a new standard audio system and a rear-view back up camera. The interior gets bright silver interior accents on the steering wheel bezel, shift bezel, door grip, and along the sides of the center console.
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Toyota has announced that the 2016 Mirai fuel cell vehicle will pace the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night, April 25. The Mirai will be the first hydrogen-fueled vehicle to pace a NASCAR race.
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The Lexus ES is the best-selling sedan in the Lexus lineup and for the 2016 model year, it should continue to hold that title thanks to a refreshed exterior, new engine options and an updated interior.
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Looking for a fun, compact hybrid with a bit of luxury thrown in? Well add the Lexus CT 200h to your test drive list. The CT 200h arrived on the market in 2011 and is still the only compact luxury hybrid on the market and even though it shares a lot in common with the not so fun Prius, the CT 200h has a character that is all its own.
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