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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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March 4, 2014

2015 Lexus NX Will Debut at the Beijing Motor Show

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Rather than unveil the 2015 Lexus NX crossover at today's Geneva Motor Show, Lexus has decided to wait until next month's Beijing Motor Show to debut the small crossover.

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February 28, 2014

2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport Completes the Lineup

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Lexus has unveiled the final version of the 2015 RC Coupe, the RC 350 F Sport. The RC 350 F Sport joins the RC 350 and RC F models and is basically a combination of the two, with the performance of the RC 350, but with the more aggressive styling that is a little less aggressive than the RC F.

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February 19, 2014

Slow Sales of the Toyota GT 86/ Scion FR-S Means We May Never See a Convertible or High-Performance Version

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Ever since the Scion FR-S/ Toyota GT 86 hit the market we've been hoping that a high-performance version of the rear-wheel-drive coupe was in the works. With only 200 horsepower under the hood, the rear-wheel-drive coupe is definitely under powered and sadly that may be one of the reasons why it's failed to meet sales expectations.

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February 17, 2014

Toyota Trademarks Supra Name, 2016 Supra Arrives with FT-1 Styling

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Toyota has reportedly filled an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office to trademark the Supra name, which provides more proof that the Supra is set for a come back. It may seem odd that Toyota is reapplying to trademark the Supra name, but the original application from 1979 expired in 2006.

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February 13, 2014

Toyota Begins Testing Wireless Recharging Technology

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Today's clunky and annoying charging cables that are needed to recharge electric vehicles may soon become extinct. Toyota has announced that it is the latest automaker to begin testing new a wireless battery charging system for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles.

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Lexus RC 350 F Sport and RC F GT3 Racing Concept Headed to Geneva

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Lexus has announced that it is bringing two new versions of the 2015 RC Coupe to the Geneva Motor Show next month. Following the debut of the 2015 RC 350 F in Detroit, Geneva will see the debut of the 2015 Lexus RC F Sport and RC F GT3 Racing Concept.

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February 12, 2014

2016 Toyota Tundra to Get 5.0L Cummins Diesel

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It's being reported that the 2016 Toyota Tundra is going to get a version of the same 5.0L Cummins diesel that will be offered in the next Nissan Titan pickup.

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February 10, 2014

Toyota FT-1 Concept is Indeed the Next Supra

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Last month Toyota unveiled the FT-1 Concept at the Detroit Auto Show, which Toyota said was a preview of future sports car styling for the automaker. Of course it was widely rumored that it was a preview of the successor to the Supra and now that rumor has been confirmed.

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February 6, 2014

Toyota Debuts the TRD Pro Series for the 2015 Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner

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Off-Road enthusiasts now have a new reason to choose walk into a Toyota showroom, since Toyota just debuted its new TRD Pro Series. The 2015 Toyota Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner can now be made even more capable with the new factory installed TRD Pro Series off-rad package.

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