Back in 2007 Toyota unveiled the FT-HS hybrid sports car, which previewed a successor to the much loved Toyota Supra. Almost seven years later a successor the Supra never happened, but now Toyota may be set to preview a new Supra at the Detroit Auto Show next month.
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Lexus has announced plans to bring a new F model to the Detroit Auto Show next month. It's not known yet if the new F model is a replacement for the current IS F or if its an F version of the new RC Coupe or maybe even an F version of the GS sedan.
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It's being reported that the production version of the Lexus LF-NX crossover concept is going to debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. According to Auto Express, the production version will retain many of the aggressive styling cues from the concept.
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The 2014 Lexus CT 200h has received a refresh with updated exterior styling and more standard features, but the best part is that the pricing for the CT 200h remains the same as last year at $32,050.
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Toyota has unveiled the new hybrid version of the all-new Highlander. The all-new third-generation 2014 Highlander Hybrid is powered by a 3.5L V6 that is mated to an electric motor that has a combined output of 280 horsepower and will also get up to 28 mpg.
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Lexus has unveiled the 2015 RC Coupe at the Tokyo Motor Show, which is slated to arrive sometime next year. The 2015 RC Coupe will not simply be a coupe version of the IS or GS sedans, but instead RC is a stand-alone model based on the GS platform.
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Lexus has announced that the refreshed 2014 Lexus CT 200h will be unveiled at the Guangzhou Motor Show on November 21. The 2014 CT 200h gets a new face with the Lexus "spindle grille" in addition to new wheels and a slightly tweaked rear end.
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Two years ago BMW and Toyota announced an agreement that would see the release of a new sorts car with a hybrid powertrain. It was reported earlier that the sports car would be a midsize model, but now a source is reporting that the two automakers have decided to produce a supercar.
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Toyota is getting ready to say goodbye to the FJ Cruiser SUV, but before it's gone forever, Toyota is releasing the 2014 FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Ultimate Edition. The 2014 Trail Teams Ultimate Edition is a commemorative final special edition of the FJ Cruiser and pays tribute to the SUV that will end its production run at the conclusion of the 2014 model year. With limited production, only 2,500 will be built.
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Although Toyota has yet to announce any official plans to build a convertible version of the GT86/Scion FR-S, Toyota has announced that the FT-86 Open concept will take the stage at the Tokyo Motor Show. Previously the concept was painted in white and now the concept gets a new "Flash Red" body color for the Tokyo show.
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Toyota has unveiled the new FCV concept ahead of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The FCV concept is a concept version of the fuel cell vehicle that Toyota plans to release around 2015.
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Lexus unveiled the LF-NX compact crossover concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year and Lexus has confirmed that it will be bringing it to the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. This time the concept will be shown off with a new 2.0L turbocharged engine.
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Lexus has announced that the new 2015 RC Coupe is going to be unveiled at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show on November 20. Lexus has released a few photos of the RC Coupe ahead of its debut in Tokyo and two versions will be on stage, the RC 350 with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, and the RC 300h hybrid with a 2.5-liter engine.
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Scion is going to be bringing three custom versions of the Scion tC to the SEMA Show next month in Las Vegas. The three custom cars are part of Scion's Tuner Challenge where Scion gave each builder a stock 2014 tC plus $15,000 to design and modify the car within 90 days. The three cars at the show represent tuner scenes in the East, the Pacific Northwest and Southern California.
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Consumer Reports is not giving the new 2014 Lexus IS 250 or Infiniti Q50 its coveted "recommended" rating, since both sedans failed to impress the magazine. Consumer Reports dinged the Lexus IS 250 for not being sporty and for its low fuel economy ratings, while the Infiniti Q50 failed to top its predecessor, the Q37.
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Last week it was confirmed that Lexus is planning on releasing a facelifted version of the CT 200h hybrid, sometime in 2014. Now we have two new photos from a brochure that give us our first look at the refreshed hybrid.
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Although Toyota has yet to make an official decision about a droptop version of the GT 86/Scion FR-S coupe, there are new reports that a sedan version may be in the works. If the rumors are true, the GT86 sedan's wheelbase will be about 100 mm longer than the coupe to make room for the rear passengers. The sedan's styling will also be slightly different than the coupe with a "keen-look" grille design.
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Toyota has announced the pricing for the 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid, which starts at $29,990, over $2,000 less than the 2013 model. The top version of the plug-in, the Prius Plug-in Advanced gets an even bigger price cut to $34,905, which is $4,620 less than the 2013 model.
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The IIHS has released the latest crash test results for the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla and they aren't all as good as Toyota probably hoped they would be. The 2014 Corolla has earned a marginal rating for performance in the IIHS small overlap front crash test. The Institute added the small overlap test replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or an object like a tree or a utility pole.
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Two photos of the upcoming Lexus's BMW M4 fighter, the Lexus RC F coupe have surfaced online thanks to Japan's Best Car magazine.
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Toyota has announced that it will export the US-built 2014 Corolla to 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014. The Corollas will be built at Toyota's Tupelo, Mississippi plant.
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Although the Lexus GS 350 was all new for the 2013 model year, the 2014 GS 350 is getting some updates like a new eight-speed automatic transmission and Apple's new Siri Eyes Free mode.
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Although we have an all-new 2014 Lexus IS sedan, the high-performance IS F is not new for the 2014 model year. Compared to the lesser powered trim levels, the IS F continues on with its roots that date back to the 2008 model year.
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Toyota is celebrating the production of its one millionth truck at its San Antonio, Texas plant. The one millionth truck was a 2014 Tundra 1794 Edition painted in Sunset Bronze Mica. Toyota Texas produces the Tacoma and Tundra trucks and will celebrate its 10 year anniversary since groundbreaking this fall.
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2014 marks the 45th anniversary of the Toyota Corolla and the introduction of the all-new 11th generation. The 2014 Corolla is bigger, more stylish and more efficient than the outgoing model. It also sees the introduction of a new CVT transmission, a fuel efficient Eco model and gets the latest version of Toyota's entune infotainment system. With the compact segment getting more competitive each year, does the new Corolla have the right mix to keep it on top?
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Toyota has released the pricing for the 2014 4Runner and Tacoma models. The 2014 4Runner has been restyled with a new face and upgrades to the interior, while the 2014 Tacoma is largely carryover with a new SR appearance package.
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The current Toyota Yaris doesn't really grab any car enthusiasts attention with its 106 horsepower engine, but Toyota has fixed that with its new Yaris Hybrid R concept, which is powered by a 420 horsepower hybrid powertrain.
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Lexus is previewing its upcoming compact crossover with the LF-NX concept that is debuting next week in Frankfurt. The LF-NX concept continues Lexus' L-finesse design language and is far more aggressively styled than the current RX crossover.
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Toyota is still on track to release its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2015 and next month Toyota will release more details about the upcoming vehicle. At next month's Frankfurt Motor Show, Toyota will demonstrate how it has overcome some of the historic barriers to developing a marketable fuel cell vehicle and how it is closing in on its goal of achieving a driving range and performance comparable to conventional petrol and diesel engines, but with no harmful tailpipe emissions.
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Today Toyota released some of the early details about the next generation Toyota Prius that is due sometime in 2015. Toyota's Managing Officer Satoshi Ogiso outlined the launch of a new era in hybrid technology with the arrival of the next-generation Prius.
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Toyota has released the pricing for the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla, which starts at $16,800. The 2014 Corolla is available in four trim levels: L, LE, S, and the new LE Eco grade. The Corolla starts at $16,800 for the L grade with a new 6-speed manual transmission and the 1.8L 132-hp engine, while the Corolla L with a 4-speed automatic starts at $17,400.
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Toyota is hard at work to make its vehicles stronger in front crash tests after newer models like the new RAV4 received low ratings. Toyota is planning midcycle changes to make its vehicles perform better in the small overlap frontal crash test, which tests what happens when a driver crashes the left front quarter of their vehicle into an object, like a tree.
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Lexus has unveiled the refreshed 2014 Lexus GX 460 SUV, which gets an updated exterior with a new interpretation of the Lexus spindle grille with standard LED headlamps and an updated interior. The best part is that the 2014 GX 460 is now $4,710 less than the 2013 model year.
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With only 200 horsepower, the Scion FR-S/ Subaru BRZ coupes could definitely use a power upgrade. Toyota hasn't announced the introduction of a more powerful version, but Toyota is reportedly looking at multiple options to give the coupe a much need boost.
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It looks like the Toyota FJ Cruiser's days are officially numbered. The FJ Cruiser was originally planned as a one-generation model and now its time is up. According to Toyota's fleet website, the 2014 model year will be the last for the FJ Cruiser.
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Lexus has released a teaser of a new concept car that is going to debut next month in Frankfurt. Lexus hasn't revealed any other details besides this teaser photo.
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Toyota has just released a new sketch of the Yaris Hybrid-R concept, which is going to be officially unveiled next month in Frankfurt. The Yaris Hybrid-R concept is based on the Yaris subcompact, but according to Toyota, the concept was created as a showcase for possible future hybrid development ideas that can deliver greater performance and driver rewards.
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Toyota launched the youth oriented Scion brand back in 2003 with the xA and Xb hatchbacks. Sales immediately picked up, but fast forward to 2013 and the Scion lineup as aged and sales have also seen a significant drop off. Toyota is now telling its dealers that they are free to drop the brand from their showrooms.
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Toyota has released a teaser of its new Hybrid-R Concept that is going to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The Hybrid-R Concept is based on the Toyota Yaris subcompact, but the Yaris's tiny four-cylinder has been swapped out with a 400-hp hybrid powertrain.
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It's been rumored for a while that the Toyota Matrix's days were numbered. With an all-new Corolla arriving this fall, it was a matter of time until Toyota sealed the Matrix's fate. Toyota has now confirmed that the 2013 model year will be the last year for the Matrix in the US.
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