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August 28, 2014

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Priced at $42,385

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Toyota has released the pricing for the ultimate off-road version of the 2015 Toyota Tundra, the Tundra TRD Pro. Pricing ranges from $42,385 for the Double Cab with a 5.7-liter V8 and $45,000 for the CrewMax V8 with.

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August 14, 2014

Toyota Paints the FT-1 Concept in Graphite and Readies a Version for Gran Turismo

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Toyota originally unveiled the FT-1 concept at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year and now Toyota has released two new versions of the concept. The first shows the concept in a new Graphite color with a saddle leather colored interior and the second is a high-performance digital race version that will be available in Gran Turismo.

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August 6, 2014

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series to Compete in SCORE Baja 1000 Race

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Toyota has announced that the 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Series is going to compete in the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 that takes place on November 12-16 in Ensenada, Mexico.

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August 5, 2014

Lexus Crafted Line Special Editions to Debut at Pebble Beach

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Lexus has announced the introduction of The Crafted Line special edition versions of the F Sport versions of the LS 460 F Sport, GS 350 F Sport, IS 250 F Sport, RX 350 F Sport and ES 350, which are all going to debut this month in Pebble Beach.

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August 1, 2014

Final Lexus IS F Rolls Off the Line

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Fans of the Lexus IS F will be sad to hear that the final IS F rolled off the line in Japan last week. A blue IS F that is going to find a new home in the U.S. is officially the last one.

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July 31, 2014

Toyota Prices the 2015 Tacoma and 4Runner TRD Pro Series

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Toyota has released the pricing for the 2015 Tacoma and 4Runner TRD Pro Series models, which are aimed at buyers that like to take their trucks off-road.

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July 30, 2014

2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Gets a Name - Mirai

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According to sources that spoke with Bloomberg, Toyota's upcoming fuel cell vehicle (FCV) is going to be called the Mirai when it arrives next year.

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2015 Toyota Prius Persona Series Special Edition Announced

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Toyota has announced a new special edition of the 2015 Prius, which it's calling the Prius Persona.

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July 29, 2014

Scion's Lineup Slated to Get New Life Next Year with xB and xD Replacements

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Toyota has been very vocal about the current status of the Scion brand and where it will go in the future. Even though it was reported that Toyota studied the idea of turning Scion into a near-luxury brand, it's now being reported that it will continue to target young car shoppers.

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July 23, 2014

2015 Toyota Yaris Gets a Bit More Aggressive

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Toyota has unveiled the restyled 2015 Toyota Yaris, which has received a restyled exterior, retuned suspension and updated interior.

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July 21, 2014

Lexus LF-LC to Get 600 Horsepower Twin-Turbo V8

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Lexus has yet to officially confirm a production date for its new coupe that will be based on the LF-LC concept, but several rumors have it pegged for an introduction in 2017 with the SC badge. We're now getting reports about what will power the SC, which could include a 600 horsepower V8.

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July 18, 2014

Lexus Mulls a Smaller Crossover

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This fall the 2015 Lexus NX small crossover will be introduced, but Lexus is now reportedly looking at adding an even smaller crossover to its lineup.

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July 17, 2014

2017 Lexus SC Will Look Nearly Identical to the LF-LC Concept

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Since the Lexus LF-LC Concept debuted in 2012 there have been countless rumors and reports about a production version. We're now getting stronger reports that it will enter production as a 2017 model with the SC badge. Now Lexus' vice-president in Europe, Alain Uyttenhoven has revealed that the production version will look very close to the concept.

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2015 Toyota Sienna Gets a Small Facelift

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Toyota is giving the 2015 Sienna minivan a small facelift for the new model year. On the outside the changes are minimal with a redesigned front grille and available LED daytime running lights and headlights.

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July 15, 2014

2016 Toyota Prius Will be Available with Lithium-Ion and Nickel Batteries, AWD Possible

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The next-generation 2016 Toyota Prius isn't expected to arrive until the end of 2015. When the 2016 Prius arrives we can expect it to be more fuel efficient with updated styling, but some other details have started to surface, including a report that two battery options will be available.

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Next-Gen Toyota Camry Could Ditch its V6 for a Turbo Four-Cyl

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In an effort to increase its fuel economy by up to 30 percent, Toyota is going to revamp its engine lineup, which could see the next Camry losing its V6 in favor of a turbocharged four-cylinder.

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July 1, 2014

2015 Lexus IS Gets a Few Updates

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Lexus has announced the updates to the 2015 IS. Since the IS was all-new for the 2014 model year, the 2015 model only gets a few updates like LED fog lights, Apple's Siri Eyes Free and a few interior changes.

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June 30, 2014

Next-Gen Toyota Prius Delayed Until the End of 2015

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The arrival of the next-generation 2016 Toyota Prius is being delayed until December 2015, which is six months later than originally planned. According to one source, the delay is because engineers need extra time to maximize the Prius's fuel economy.

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June 25, 2014

Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Revealed as a Production Model in Japan [VIDEO]

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Toyota has taken the wraps off its new fuel cell sedan today in Japan. Toyota has yet to announce what the fuel sedan will be called, but Toyota has revealed that it will go on sale in Japan in April 2015 before it arrives in the U.S. and Europe by next summer.

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June 24, 2014

Ken Gushi to Race Scion FR-S at Pikes Peak

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Scion has announced that racer Ken Gushi will be driving a GReddy Racing Scion FR-S in the 12.42-mile Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 29. Gushi won the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Exhibition Auto Class driving a Lexus ISF CCS-R and this year he'll drive a 2013 FR-S in the Time Attack 1 Division for production-based two- and four-wheel drive vehicles.

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June 23, 2014

Subaru BRZ Could be Discontinued as Toyota Expands its Partnership with BMW

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The fate of the Subaru BRZ may be in jeopardy since Toyota is currently mulling plans to end its current partnership with Subaru as it further deepens its ties with BMW. The Subaru BRZ was the result of Toyota's 20 percent stake in Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, which lead to the creation of both the BRZ and GT 86/ Scion FR-S.

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June 18, 2014

Lexus Fans Pick Solar Flare Color for 2015 RC F

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Lexus recently asked fans to come up with a name for a new Orange color for the 2015 RC F and after receiving over 400 names, Lexus has settled on "Solar Flare" for the RC F.

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June 11, 2014

Lexus LF-LC Concept to Revive the SC Badge in 2017?

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Back in 2012 Lexus unveiled the LF-LC concept as a preview of its future design language. The concept was so well received that there have been rumors ever since that a production version could happen. Now the latest report claims that the LF-LC concept will come to life and will revive the SC badge that has been dormant since 2010.

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June 10, 2014

Toyota's Fuel Cell Vehicle Could Arrive Late This Year

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Toyota's upcoming fuel cell vehicle was expected to arrive early next year, but a new report claims that it could arrive by the end of 2014.

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June 4, 2014

Scion to Finally Get New Models: New Sedan and 5-Door Hatchback Confirmed

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Scion's lineup has grown quite stale over the last few years with the only exciting model in its lineup being the FR-S. Scion is set to finally get some new models and an insider has revealed that a new hatchback and the brand's first ever sedan are in the works.

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May 15, 2014

2015 Scion tC Gets Paddle Shifters and New Colors and Starts at $19,210

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The 2015 Scion tC is getting some small updates, which brings the addition of steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters on the automatic model and new colors.

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2015 Scion FR-S: Suspension Upgrades and a Carbon Fiber-Like Interior Revealed

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Scion is giving the 2015 FR-S a few upgrades, although you probably won't be able to see the differences. The 2015 FR-S now has an improved suspension, a few exterior updates and gets a an updated interior with a "carbon fiber look".

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May 2, 2014

Scion FR-S Convertible and Sedan Still in the Works

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Last year Toyota gave us a preview of a drop top version of the GT86/ Scion FR-S with the FT-86 Open concept, but since then there have been Toyota hasn't confirmed if it will be produced. Now a new report claims that the Scion FR-S convertible will debut later this year, followed by a sedan version next year.

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April 28, 2014

Lexus 7-Seat Crossover in the Works, It Could be a Larger RX 350

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Lexus is one of the few luxury automakers that doesn't offer a seven passenger crossover, but Lexus is currently working on fixing that. Lexus is reportedly planning on either releasing a new seven-passenger crossover or increasing the size of the RX 350 crossover to have three rows of seats.

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April 22, 2014

Lexus IS to Get Turbocharged 2.0L by 2016

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Now that Lexus has unveiled the 2015 Lexus NX crossover, Lexus now has its first turbocharged engine in the form of a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder. The 2.0L engine is expected to be offered in other models, including the Lexus IS.

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April 21, 2014

2015 Lexus NX Crossover Arrives This Fall, Specs Released

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The 2015 Lexus NX crossover officially debuted at the Beijing Motor Show last weekend and now we have more information about the new crossover.

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April 16, 2014

2015 Toyota Camry Gets a Significant Restyling in New York

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Toyota is giving the 2015 Toyota Camry an extensive midlife redesign that Toyota says is "more expressive and athletic." Responding to criticism that the current Camry is bland and boring, Toyota gave its best selling sedan a completely new look with almost 2,000 new parts.

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April 10, 2014

2015 Lexus NX Compact Crossover Officially Unveiled

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The wait is over! Lexus has taken the wraps off the 2015 Lexus NX compact crossover ahead of its debut on April 20 at the Beijing Motor Show.

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Toyota Announces New, More Efficient Engine Lineup

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Toyota has announced that it will soon release a new generation of gasoline engines that will be at least 10 percent more fuel efficient than today's engines. The new engines leverage combustion and loss-reduction technologies from Toyota's hybrid engines.

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2014 Scion xB Release Series 10.0 Set for NY Debut

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Scion has unveiled the latest limited-edition xB, the 2014 xB Release Series 10.0, which is going to debut next week at the New York Auto Show. Scion says that the xB Release Series 10.0 brings "together the inspiration and functionality of modern technology."

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2015 Lexus NX Crossover Photos Leaked Ahead of its Beijing Debut

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A few photos of the 2015 Lexus NX crossover have surfaced online ahead of its debut at the Beijing Motor Show on April 20. From these grainy photos we can see that 2015 NX is toned way down from the LF-NX concept, but it's still a bit more aggressive than the current RX.

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April 3, 2014

2015 Lexus NX Crossover Teased and Debuts This Month in Beijing

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After giving the world a preview of a new compact crossover last year with the LF-NX concept, Lexus is set to debut the 2015 Lexus NX this month at the Beijing Auto Show. The 2015 Lexus NX crossover is based on the Toyota RAV4, but gets aggressive styling that should help it stand out in a crowded segment.

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March 31, 2014

2015 Toyota Camry to Get an FR-S Inspired Nose?

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Toyota has revealed that in just a few weeks it's going to unveil a significantly updated 2015 Camry at the New York Auto Show. Toyota did not reveal any details about the updated 2015 Camry, but it's being reported that it will get styling updates that will be inspired by the Scion FR-S sports car.

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March 27, 2014

2015 Toyota Camry to Get a Significant Mid-Cycle Update, Debuts Next Month in NY

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Following several rumors about the 2015 Camry, Toyota has confirmed that a refreshed 2015 Toyota Camry will debut next month at the New York Auto Show. The current Camry was released for the 2012 model year, but due to increased competition, Toyota is planning a bigger than normal mid-cycle refresh for the best-selling car.

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March 6, 2014

Toyota's Replacement for the Yaris will Use the Mazda2's Skyactiv Engine

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Toyota has announced that the replacement for the Yaris subcompact will be powered by the same Skyactiv four-cylinder engine as the upcoming Mazda2. The replacement for the lackluster Yaris will actually be built on the same platform as the next Mazda2, but will have unique sheet metal.

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