Scion C-HR concept previews a new compact crossover
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.
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gets up to 34 mpg and starts at $29,270
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.
Toyota celebrates Back to the Future Day by recreating Marty McFly's truck
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.
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.
2016 Toyota Prius will have the highest fuel economy of any plugless vehicle
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.
Toyota is bringing three new concepts to the Tokyo Motor Show
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.
Scion teases a new concept car ahead of its debut in LA
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.
This Lexus IS is made entirely out of cardboard and you can drive it
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.
Scion says gooodbye to the xB with the xB 686 Parklan Edition
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.
Toyota's C-HR crossover concept gets one step closer to production
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.
2016 Toyota Prius gets bigger, improved fuel economy and a new Eco model
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Toyota going to unveil a new small crossover in Geneva?
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.
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.
Honda and Toyota finally embrace the turbo, Accord and Camry to get turbocharged
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.
Next-Gen Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid to have 30-35 mile EV range
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.
Toyota will give you $7,500 to buy the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle
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.
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.
Next-gen Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ may borrow the Miata's chassis
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.
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.
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.
Mazda and Toyota confirm expanded partnership to share technologies
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.
2017 Scion FR-S to get updated styling and a little more power
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.