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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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August 14, 2015

2016 Lexus LX 570 gets a dramatic new face

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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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2016 Lexus GS 200t debuts at Pebble Beach

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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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August 11, 2015

Is Toyota going to unveil a new small crossover in Geneva?

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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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August 10, 2015

2016 Lexus LX 570 facelift leaked again

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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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July 28, 2015

2016 Lexus CT 200h gets a few updates

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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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Honda and Toyota finally embrace the turbo, Accord and Camry to get turbocharged

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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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July 25, 2015

2016 Lexus IS 200t officially replaces the slow IS 250

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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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July 24, 2015

Next-Gen Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid to have 30-35 mile EV range

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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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July 22, 2015

Toyota will give you $7,500 to buy the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle

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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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July 20, 2015

2016 Toyota Camry and Corolla Special Editions priced

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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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July 17, 2015

2016 Scion tC gets some interior upgrades

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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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July 14, 2015

2016 Toyota Mirai orders kick off on July 20

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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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July 11, 2015

2016 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h get a refresh

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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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June 30, 2015

2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle can travel up to 312 miles

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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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Lexus SC to return for 2017 model year

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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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