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March 26, 2015

2016 Toyota RAV4 gets new hybrid version

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Toyota has announced the addition of a new hybrid to its lineup - the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Toyota has released a teaser photo of the new RAV4 Hybrid, but all the other details are on lock until its debut at the New York Auto Show on April 2.

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March 20, 2015

2016 Lexus RX teased and confirmed for debut next month in New York

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17 years after the first Lexus RX crossover was introduced, Lexus has now confirmed plans to introduce an all-new 2016 RX. The 2016 RX will debut next month at the New York Auto Show.

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2015 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid [REVIEW]

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For over a decade Lexus has only offered one crossover in its lineup - the RX, which essentially started the luxury crossover craze. Now Lexus has finally released a second smaller crossover, that competes in the heavily packed compact crossover segment. With the release of the new NX does Lexus have something that will be as successful as the RX and will it be able to compete with other luxury compact crossovers like the Acura RDX, Audi Q5 and the BMW X1/X3 models?

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March 18, 2015

2016 Scion iA and iM teased ahead of their debut next month in New York

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Scion has revealed the name of its upcoming sedan - the 2016 iA. The iA and the iM five-door hatchback are going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show.

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March 3, 2015

The tiny Lexus LF-SA Concept debuts in Geneva

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As its competitors continue to move further down market with new small entry-level luxury models, Lexus may finally mulling the idea of building its own small entry. Lexus has revealed the new LF-SA concept at the Geneva Motor Show, which could be a preview of a new Lexus city car.

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February 28, 2015

Lexus LF-SA concept leaked ahead of its Geneva debut

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Even though Lexus has said several times that it has no plans to introduce a model smaller than the CT, it looks like things might have changed. Lexus is bringing the new LF-SA concept to the Geneva Motor Show, which is an aggressive high-riding three door hatchback.

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February 19, 2015

Toyota Tacoma Diesel isn't going to happen according to Chief Engineer

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This year the Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup is finally getting some competition from GM's new Colorado and Canyon pickups and even though the Toyota gave the 2016 Tacoma a big refresh, there's one area that Toyota will not compete in - diesels.

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February 17, 2015

Lexus LF-SA concept teased ahead of its debut in Geneva

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Lexus has released the first official teaser of its new LF-SA concept that is going to debut next month at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Lexus also says that the concept explores unexpected territories for the brand in a bold and emotional execution, but what exactly does that mean?

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February 12, 2015

2016 Toyota Avalon gets a facelift

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Toyota has revealed the updated 2016 Avalon, which is getting a restyled exterior and updated features. Although the changes are small, the 2016 Avalon's face has been updated with a wider lower front grille, new turn signals, restyled LED taillights and a chrome bumper accent.

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February 5, 2015

Toyota is bringing 2016 Camry and Corolla Special Editions and restyled 2016 Avalon to Chicago

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Toyota has announced that it is going to reveal both a Special Edition Camry and Special Edition Corolla at the Chicago Auto Show, in addition to a restyled 2016 Avalon.

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February 3, 2015

Lexus to reveal a new concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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Lexus has announced plans to reveal a new concept vehicle at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, next month.

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January 21, 2015

Toyota RND concept to preview a new production model

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Toyota has released a teaser of its new RND concept ahead of its debut on January 26. We can't tell much from this photo, but Toyota says that it is "ready for fast-track development that should see it changing the face of motoring within weeks."

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January 20, 2015

Honda and Toyota part of Tokyo's plan to put 6,000 fuel-cell cars on the road by 2020

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Tokyo has set a goal of putting 6,000 vehicles on the road by the 2020 Olympics, which will see the city spend up to $385 million on fuel cell vehicle subsidies and hydrogen stations. Tokyo plans to build 35 stations and is in negotiations with Toyota and Honda, since both automakers plan to release new fuel-cell vehicles within the next year.

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January 17, 2015

Scion to drop the slow-selling iQ

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In a few months Scion is going to reveal two new additions to its lineup at the New York Auto Show, but one model that isn't going to be sticking around is the slow-selling iQ. The tiny iQ has failed to find many buyers and now its days are numbered.

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January 16, 2015

Next-Gen 2016 Lexus RX to debut in New York

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Earlier this week Lexus revealed the 2016 GS F at the Detroit Auto Show, but we were also expected a new RX to take the stage. Instead of debuting the next-generation RX in Detroit, Lexus is now reportedly going to use the 2015 New York Auto Show for its debut.

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January 14, 2015

2016 Lexus IS to get 2.0L turbo four-cyl, Turbo could also power the ES and GS

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The Lexus NX 200t was the first Lexus to introduce a turbocharged engine and now Lexus has confirmed that the 2.0L from the NX will start infiltrating the rest of the Lexus lineup later this year. Compared to its competitors, Lexus is a little late to the turbocharged game, but Lexus is now finally ready to replace the slow 2.5L V6 with the more efficient and powerful 2.0L turbocharged engine.

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January 12, 2015

2016 Toyota Tacoma gets new styling and a new V6 to keep it at the top

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The Toyota Tacoma basically owns the midsize pickup segment, but that could change with new models like the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. Toyota knows this and now after a decade, Toyota is finally giving the Tacoma an update.

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January 8, 2015

2016 Toyota Tacoma Revealed Ahead of its Detroit Debut

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Toyota is going to reveal the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma in just a few days on January 12, but Toyota has been kind enough to release a few official photos now. What we have here the first photos of the next-generation 2016 Tacoma, but Toyota has yet to release any other details.

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January 7, 2015

Scion Confirms New Sedan will Debut at the New York Auto Show

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It's no secret that Scion needs to update its lineup and last November Scion previewed the first of two models with the iM concept. Now Scion has announced that a new sedan will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April.

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January 6, 2015

2016 Lexus GS F Officially Unveiled with 467-HP

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Lexus has just revealed its latest high-performance F model - the 2016 GS F, which is going to have its world debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. With 467 horsepower on tap, the GS F will go head-to-head with other high-performance sedans, like the BMW M5.

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December 18, 2014

Scion Could be Re-Positioned as a Small Premium Brand

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When Scion launched in the early 2000's it was positioned as a brand for young car buyers with models like the boxy, but fun xB. Over the past few years Scion's lineup as aged with the only new models being the FR-S and tC coupes. So what does the future hold for Scion? Scion is about to release a host of new models, that may re-position the brand with premium small cars.

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December 17, 2014

Toyota Reveals the Face of the 2016 Tacoma

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Last week Toyota revealed the first teaser of the all-new 2016 Tacoma and now Toyota has released a second photo that reveals the Tacoma's new face.

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Lexus Teases a New F Model for Detroit, Likely the GS F

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Lexus has released two teaser photos of its new F model that is going to debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. The new F model will be the second addition to the high-performance F lineup, following the introduction of the RC F earlier this year.

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December 15, 2014

Toyota Delayed the Next-Gen Prius to Make Last Minute Design Changes

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Production of the next-generation Toyota Prius was supposed to kick off next spring, but it's already been reported that it is delayed until the end of 2015. We're now learning that the reason for the last minute delay is due to some last minute styling changes.

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December 10, 2014

2016 Toyota Tacoma Teased Ahead of its Detroit Debut

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Toyota has officially announced that the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma will debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show next month. While Toyota hasn't released any significant details, we do have a teaser photo to hold us over until Jan 12.

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December 8, 2014

Lexus IS Convertible Could be Replaced by Production LF-C2

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Lexus unveiled the LF-C2 concept at the LA Auto Show last month and although it was expected that the concept previewed a new RC convertible, those rumors were quickly put to rest thanks to a new Lexus SUV. Now it's being reported that Lexus could continue with plans to build the RC convertible.

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December 5, 2014

Lexus Trademarks LC 500 and LC 500h, Likely Production Version of LF-LC Concept

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Lexus has reportedly filed trademarks for the LC 500 and LC 500h names, which furthers speculation that Lexus intends to produce the LF-LC concept. It was rumored that the production version of the LF-LC concept would revive the SC name.

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December 4, 2014

Next-Generation Toyota Tacoma to Debut in Detroit

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Not to be outdone by GM's new midsize pickups, Toyota is reportedly going to reveal the next-generation Toyota Tacoma next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Even though the midsize pickup segment has been relatively flat, Toyota predicts that demand will increase starting in 2015.

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December 1, 2014

Lexus Announces New Active 'Lexus Safety System +' Package

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Lexus has announced that introduction of the new Lexus Safety System + package, which is a of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of vehicle speeds. Lexus says that the package will be introduced starting in 2015 with a goal of rolling it out across all Lexus models in Japan, North America and Europe by the end of 2017.

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November 26, 2014

Lexus to Reveal New Performance Model in Detroit, Maybe New RX Too

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Lexus Group Vice President, Jeff Bracken has revealed that Lexus is planning on debuting at least one new model at the upcoming 2015 Detroit Auto Show. One model is expected to be a new high-performance model, but there's also the possibility that the next-generation RX could debut at the show.

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November 24, 2014

Scion FR-S Convertible and Turbo Are Not Coming

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Scion Vice President Doug Murtha has confirmed some bad news for Scion FR-S fans - Scion has no plans to build a convertible or turbocharged version. It's long been rumored that Scion could release a more powerful FR-S or even a drop top version, but Toyota reportedly couldn't produce a strong business case for either version.

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Lexus Cancels RC Convertible to Build LS-Based Crossover

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Last week Lexus revealed the LF-C2 concept at the LA Auto Show and it was expected that the concept was a preview of the upcoming RC convertible. Unfortunately the only thing the LF-C2 did do last week was preview the automaker's future design language, since plans for an RC convertible have been ruled out.

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November 19, 2014

Lexus LF-C2 Debuts in LA and Previews an RC Convertible

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Lexus hasn't officially confirmed plans to build a confirmed plans to build a convertible version of the RC, but it has been rumored. Now we have a look at what the convertible may look like with the debut of the LF-C2 concept that debuted today at the LA Auto Show.

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Scion iM Concept Previews Scion's New Five-Door Hatchback, Arrives Next Year

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Scion has officially unveiled the iM concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The iM concept is basically a Scion version of the European Toyota Auris and previews a new five-door Scion hatchback that is going to arrive next year.

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November 18, 2014

Toyota Creates a SpongeBob Themed Sienna for the LA Auto Show

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Last year Toyota and Nickelodeon teamed up to create a unique SpongeBob SquarePants themed Highlander and now the two companies have teamed up again. This time the two companies have teamed up to promote the 2015 Sienna and the upcoming film, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

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BMW i5 to Borrow the Hydrogen Fuel-Cell System from the Toyota Mirai?

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Yesterday Toyota officially dropped all the details for the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle. Everyone is jumping on the fuel-cell bandwagon and now it's being reported that BMW may tap its current relationship with Toyota for a fuel-cell vehicle for the i-sub brand.

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Lexus LF-C2 Concept Teased One Last Time

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Lexus has released two more teasers of the LF-C2 concept, which is going to have its world debut tomorrow at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The previous teasers gave us a look at the side profile of the LF-C2 convertible concept, but now we have our first look at the concept's face.

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November 17, 2014

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Vehicle Priced at $57,500 or Lease for $499

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Toyota has dropped all the details about the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell sedan that is going to arrive next year. We've already seen photos of it, but now Toyota has announced that the Mirai will have a price starting at $57,500 before any tax incentives.

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Lexus LF-C2 Concept Teased Again, Previews a Convertible RC

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Lexus is going to reveal the new LF-C2 concept this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Last week Lexus released a teaser of the LF-C2 and now we have another "clearer" teaser that reveals that the concept is basically a near production convertible version of the RC Coupe.

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November 12, 2014

Scion iM Concept Car Unveiled Ahead of its Debut in LA

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Although we're a week away from the kick off of the 2014 LA Auto Show, Scion has been kind enough to release the first official photos of its iM concept car that is going to debut at the show.

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