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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Lexus has released a teaser of the updated 2016 Lexus ES, which is going to debut later this month at the Shanghai Motor Show. From this single photo we can see that the new ES will get an updated grille and headlights.
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Toyota continues its quest to offer hybrid versions of many of its models and now the RAV4 SUV can be included in that list. Toyota has revealed the updated 2016 RAV4, which sees the introduction of the model's first hybrid version.
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Lexus has revealed the all-new 2016 Lexus RX, which marks the introduction of the fourth-generation. The 2016 RX build upon the success of the previous model, but now gets a more chiseled exterior that mimics the styling of the smaller NX SUV.
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Scion's lineup has grown quite stale over the last few years, but Toyota is about to finally add some new models to its "youthful" brand. Scion has just revealed the 2016 iA and iM models, which add a new sedan and hatchback to the lineup.
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Toyota has announced the addition of a new hybrid to its lineup - the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Toyota has released a teaser photo of the new RAV4 Hybrid, but all the other details are on lock until its debut at the New York Auto Show on April 2.
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17 years after the first Lexus RX crossover was introduced, Lexus has now confirmed plans to introduce an all-new 2016 RX. The 2016 RX will debut next month at the New York Auto Show.
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For over a decade Lexus has only offered one crossover in its lineup - the RX, which essentially started the luxury crossover craze. Now Lexus has finally released a second smaller crossover, that competes in the heavily packed compact crossover segment. With the release of the new NX does Lexus have something that will be as successful as the RX and will it be able to compete with other luxury compact crossovers like the Acura RDX, Audi Q5 and the BMW X1/X3 models?
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Scion has revealed the name of its upcoming sedan - the 2016 iA. The iA and the iM five-door hatchback are going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show.
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As its competitors continue to move further down market with new small entry-level luxury models, Lexus may finally mulling the idea of building its own small entry. Lexus has revealed the new LF-SA concept at the Geneva Motor Show, which could be a preview of a new Lexus city car.
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Even though Lexus has said several times that it has no plans to introduce a model smaller than the CT, it looks like things might have changed. Lexus is bringing the new LF-SA concept to the Geneva Motor Show, which is an aggressive high-riding three door hatchback.
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This year the Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup is finally getting some competition from GM's new Colorado and Canyon pickups and even though the Toyota gave the 2016 Tacoma a big refresh, there's one area that Toyota will not compete in - diesels.
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Lexus has released the first official teaser of its new LF-SA concept that is going to debut next month at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Lexus also says that the concept explores unexpected territories for the brand in a bold and emotional execution, but what exactly does that mean?
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Toyota has revealed the updated 2016 Avalon, which is getting a restyled exterior and updated features. Although the changes are small, the 2016 Avalon's face has been updated with a wider lower front grille, new turn signals, restyled LED taillights and a chrome bumper accent.
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Toyota has announced that it is going to reveal both a Special Edition Camry and Special Edition Corolla at the Chicago Auto Show, in addition to a restyled 2016 Avalon.
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Lexus has announced plans to reveal a new concept vehicle at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, next month.
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Toyota has released a teaser of its new RND concept ahead of its debut on January 26. We can't tell much from this photo, but Toyota says that it is "ready for fast-track development that should see it changing the face of motoring within weeks."
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Tokyo has set a goal of putting 6,000 vehicles on the road by the 2020 Olympics, which will see the city spend up to $385 million on fuel cell vehicle subsidies and hydrogen stations. Tokyo plans to build 35 stations and is in negotiations with Toyota and Honda, since both automakers plan to release new fuel-cell vehicles within the next year.
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In a few months Scion is going to reveal two new additions to its lineup at the New York Auto Show, but one model that isn't going to be sticking around is the slow-selling iQ. The tiny iQ has failed to find many buyers and now its days are numbered.
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Earlier this week Lexus revealed the 2016 GS F at the Detroit Auto Show, but we were also expected a new RX to take the stage. Instead of debuting the next-generation RX in Detroit, Lexus is now reportedly going to use the 2015 New York Auto Show for its debut.
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The Lexus NX 200t was the first Lexus to introduce a turbocharged engine and now Lexus has confirmed that the 2.0L from the NX will start infiltrating the rest of the Lexus lineup later this year. Compared to its competitors, Lexus is a little late to the turbocharged game, but Lexus is now finally ready to replace the slow 2.5L V6 with the more efficient and powerful 2.0L turbocharged engine.
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The Toyota Tacoma basically owns the midsize pickup segment, but that could change with new models like the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. Toyota knows this and now after a decade, Toyota is finally giving the Tacoma an update.
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Toyota is going to reveal the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma in just a few days on January 12, but Toyota has been kind enough to release a few official photos now. What we have here the first photos of the next-generation 2016 Tacoma, but Toyota has yet to release any other details.
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It's no secret that Scion needs to update its lineup and last November Scion previewed the first of two models with the iM concept. Now Scion has announced that a new sedan will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April.
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Lexus has just revealed its latest high-performance F model - the 2016 GS F, which is going to have its world debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. With 467 horsepower on tap, the GS F will go head-to-head with other high-performance sedans, like the BMW M5.
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When Scion launched in the early 2000's it was positioned as a brand for young car buyers with models like the boxy, but fun xB. Over the past few years Scion's lineup as aged with the only new models being the FR-S and tC coupes. So what does the future hold for Scion? Scion is about to release a host of new models, that may re-position the brand with premium small cars.
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Last week Toyota revealed the first teaser of the all-new 2016 Tacoma and now Toyota has released a second photo that reveals the Tacoma's new face.
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Lexus has released two teaser photos of its new F model that is going to debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. The new F model will be the second addition to the high-performance F lineup, following the introduction of the RC F earlier this year.
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Production of the next-generation Toyota Prius was supposed to kick off next spring, but it's already been reported that it is delayed until the end of 2015. We're now learning that the reason for the last minute delay is due to some last minute styling changes.
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Toyota has officially announced that the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma will debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show next month. While Toyota hasn't released any significant details, we do have a teaser photo to hold us over until Jan 12.
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Lexus unveiled the LF-C2 concept at the LA Auto Show last month and although it was expected that the concept previewed a new RC convertible, those rumors were quickly put to rest thanks to a new Lexus SUV. Now it's being reported that Lexus could continue with plans to build the RC convertible.
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Lexus has reportedly filed trademarks for the LC 500 and LC 500h names, which furthers speculation that Lexus intends to produce the LF-LC concept. It was rumored that the production version of the LF-LC concept would revive the SC name.
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Not to be outdone by GM's new midsize pickups, Toyota is reportedly going to reveal the next-generation Toyota Tacoma next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Even though the midsize pickup segment has been relatively flat, Toyota predicts that demand will increase starting in 2015.
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Lexus has announced that introduction of the new Lexus Safety System + package, which is a of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of vehicle speeds. Lexus says that the package will be introduced starting in 2015 with a goal of rolling it out across all Lexus models in Japan, North America and Europe by the end of 2017.
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Lexus Group Vice President, Jeff Bracken has revealed that Lexus is planning on debuting at least one new model at the upcoming 2015 Detroit Auto Show. One model is expected to be a new high-performance model, but there's also the possibility that the next-generation RX could debut at the show.
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Scion Vice President Doug Murtha has confirmed some bad news for Scion FR-S fans - Scion has no plans to build a convertible or turbocharged version. It's long been rumored that Scion could release a more powerful FR-S or even a drop top version, but Toyota reportedly couldn't produce a strong business case for either version.
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Last week Lexus revealed the LF-C2 concept at the LA Auto Show and it was expected that the concept was a preview of the upcoming RC convertible. Unfortunately the only thing the LF-C2 did do last week was preview the automaker's future design language, since plans for an RC convertible have been ruled out.
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Lexus hasn't officially confirmed plans to build a confirmed plans to build a convertible version of the RC, but it has been rumored. Now we have a look at what the convertible may look like with the debut of the LF-C2 concept that debuted today at the LA Auto Show.
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