Toyota has released a teaser photo of the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla, which is going to be unveiled at a private event in LA on June 6th. This teaser photo gives us a look at the Corolla S model's taillights and part of its rear end.
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Do you like the all-new 2014 Lexus IS, but want even more style? Toyota's TRD division has put together a new styling and performance kit for the new IS. The styling part of the package includes a kit that includes larger side skirts, a revised front bumper and a rear diffuser with dual exhaust. The TRD-spec IS also gets new 19-inch alloy wheels.
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Toyota is set to unveil the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla at a private event in Los Angeles and of course we will be there for all the live details. But in the meantime a leaked order guide for the new Corolla and a few notes from someone who has seen the car, provide a few early details of what we can expect.
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As a frequent business traveler and car lover, I always get a little anxiety over the make and model of my rental cars. Thankfully, companies like Hertz and National have gradually gotten more flexible in recent years by allowing renters to choose their own cars within their reserved car class. When I landed in sunny Los Angeles last week, I took advantage of this flexibility and elected to spend the week with the all-new, 2013 Toyota Avalon XLE.
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Scion has announced the pricing for the limited edition Scion 10 Series models in addition to the 2014 tC and iQ. The limited-production Scion 10 Series features a unique version of each vehicle in the Scion lineup to mark Scion's 10th anniversary. Each model is painted in Silver Ignition, with matching silver seat belts and carries through the anniversary theme through unique interior and exterior touches. The Scion 10 Series models start as low as $17,850 for the iQ and go all the way up to $28,675 for the automatic equipped FR-S 10 Series Edition.
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Lexus has announced the pricing for the all-new 2014 IS sedan, which arrives in showrooms this summer. The IS 250, with its 204-hp 2.5-liter V6 will start at $35,950 for RWD and $38,485 for AWD. The IS 350, which is powered by a 306 horsepower 3.5L V6 will start at $39,465 for RWD and $41,700 for AWD. The base price for the 2014 IS 350 is 2.1% lower than the model it replaces.
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Toyota has unveiled the refreshed 2014 Toyota 4Runner, which gets a redesigned front fascia with a new front grille, and smoked headlamps. The SR5 and Trail grades feature a color-keyed grille insert and front bumper that is surrounded by fog lamps set in sharply cut inlays that extend from the headlamps down to the bumper. The Trail grade features new color-keyed bumpers and overfenders, and it continues to be distinguished by an aggressive hood scoop and silver painted front and rear bumper accents.
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Toyota has unveiled the new ME.WE Concept, which is the result of a partnership between Toyota and Massaud. They have been working together since 2011 and Massaud has sought to create an "anti-crisis" car that addresses contemporary human, economic and environmental challenges, bringing his independent vision and experience from outside the motor industry.
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Toyota has announced plans to unveil the redesigned 2014 4 Runner at this year's Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, Calif., near Palm Springs. The 4Runner continues to ride on a body-on-frame chassis, when most other SUVs are moving to car based platforms.
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Yesterday Ford announced that the Focus was the best-selling car in the world last year, according to the latest Polk data. Now Toyota is refuting Ford's claims and states that the Toyota Corolla was actually was actually the best-selling car.
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The Toyota Camry has been the best-selling car in the US for over a decade, but is it's top-selling crown up for grabs? The Camry is still currently the best selling car in the US for the first three months of this year, but last month's sales may preview a change by the end of the year.
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Lexus is reportedly working on a new compact SUV that will go head to head with the Audi Q3 and BMW X1. Automotive News Europe is reporting that Lexus is working on a new hybrid compact SUV that will be based on the Toyota RAV4.
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The all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla is expected to go on sale before the end of the year, but we won't have to wait that long for Toyota to officially unveil the next Corolla. Toyota previewed the new Corolla with the Corolla Furia concept at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year and although we hoped the new 2014 Corolla would have taken the stage at last week's New York Auto Show, we will see it soon.
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When the Scion brand launched in 2003, Toyota's goal for the brand was to bring new young entry-level buyers into Toyota showrooms. Since then, Scion has lost that early momentum, prompting some upcoming changes, which may see Scion targeting new entry-level luxury buyers.
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It's hard to believe that Scion has already been around for 10 years. Back in 2003 the Scion brand launched with the first Scion xA and xB models that were designed to bring new buyers into the Toyota family and appeal to emerging, younger drivers. Since its introduction, 75 percent of Scion owners have been new to the Toyota family and Scion is recognized as having among the youngest median age drivers in the industry. To celebrate Scion's 10th anniversary, Scion will launch a limited-production version of each vehicle in its lineup called Scion 10 Series.
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Scion has updated the 2014 tC, which debuted today at the New York Auto Show. For the 2014 model year the tC is getting some tweaks to its exterior, new interior materials and improvements to its suspension to give it a more engaging feel.
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Lexus wowed the crowds at last year's Detroit Auto Show with the debut of the LF-LC hybrid sports coupe concept. The response was so overwhelming that reports started to surface that it would be produced. Well the automaker's VP just told Ward's Auto that it's been given the green light.
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Toyota has unveiled the all-new third-generation 2014 Toyota Highlander at the New York Auto Show. The new Highlander is now larger and has seating for up to 8 passengers. It also gets new technologies, more cargo room and continues to be offered with a four-cylinder, V6 or V6 hybrid powertrain.
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Toyota has taken the wraps off the new "Vios" compact car at the Bangkok Motor Show, which is designed for first time buyers in growing markets, like Thailand. TMC Managing Officer Kyoichi Tanada said: "the Vios is not only exclusively developed for Thai customers, but also for Growing Market customers. Thailand is a leading global production hub for new Vios exports to over 80 countries around the world."
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Toyota has announced two 2013 Corolla Special Editions, which signal the end of the current Corolla. The 2013 Special Edition Corollas will offer unique standard features in two grade levels, LE and S. The LE Special Edition includes 16-inch alloy wheels, Display Audio with Navigation and Entune, power and heated beige leather-trimmed seats, special floor mats and exterior badging, and a unique Black Currant Metallic exterior color.
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Toyota has released this teaser photo of the all-new 2014 Toyota Highlander, which is going to debut next week at the New York Auto Show. The all-new SUV will debut on March 27.
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Scion has just announced that the new 2014 Scion tC coupe will debut next week at the New York Auto Show. Scion hasn't released any other details about the new tC, so we will have to wait until the coupe takes the stage on March 28 to see all the changes.
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Toyota has just announced that the next-generation 2014 Toyota Highlander will debut later this month at the New York Auto Show. Toyota hasn't released any other information or teaser photos of the new Highlander.
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Toyota is giving the world a preview of what a droptop version of the Toyota GT86/ Scion FR-S could look like with the FT-86 Open concept that is going to debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show.
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Well this pic is sure to make you laugh! This morning a Mini Cooper decided to hump a Toyota Prius in San Francisco.
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The current generation Toyota Camry is only in its second year, but Toyota has decided to add a few updates to the 2013 Camry. Although the exterior of the 2013 Camry looks the same, Toyota has updated its interior design, comfort and safety technology.
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Yup you read that headline right. According to the guys over at Motor Trend, the rear-wheel-drive Toyota GT86 platform that is used by the Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ will also be used by the upcoming Toyota Supra successor and the next-generation BMW Z4.
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Toyota has unveiled a special limited version of the Toyota GT86, the GT86 TRD. The GT86 TRD packs styling and performance upgrades from the TRD parts bin and is the first Toyota offered in the UK which official TRD parts have been used to create a specific production model grade.
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Toyota has unveiled the redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup today at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Toyota says that the new Tundra has been redesigned inside and out, while it was designed by Toyota's design centers in Newport beach, Calif. and Ann Arbor. The Tundra will also be built exclusively at Toyota's plant in San Antonio, Texas.
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Toyota has released this sketch of the FT-86 Open concept, which will debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. According to Toyota, the "FT-86 Open concept previews a possible future development of the award-winning GT86 sports coupe."
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BMW and Toyota are continuing their partnership that they started by signing a memorandum of understanding in June 2012. Now the two automakers are pursuing their strategic long-term cooperation in the field of sustainable mobility today by signing binding agreements aimed at long-term collaboration between the two companies for the joint development of a fuel cell system, joint development of architecture and components for a sports vehicle, and joint research and development of lightweight technologies. BMW and Toyota also signed a binding agreement to commence collaborative research on lithium-air batteries, a post-lithium-battery solution.
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Toyota has announced that the redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup will debut next month at the the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The wraps will be taken off the 2014 Tundra on Thursday, February 7. Unfortunately Toyota hasn't released any other information or teaser photos of the new Tundra (2013 Tundra pictured here).
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Toyota has revealed the Corolla Furia Concept at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which hints at the styling cues of the next-generation Corolla. According to Toyota, the concept represents an exterior styling study by Toyota designers, and it builds on the brand's product development priority to develop more dramatic, expressively designed vehicles.
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Toyota has released another image of the Furia Concept that will make its world debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The new sedan concept will be revealed on January 14. Toyota hasn't released any other details about the concept.
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That was fast! The first round of photos just leaked and now Lexus has officially released a set of photos and information about the all-new 2014 Lexus IS sedan, in F-Sport trim. The 2014 Lexus IS will debut next week on January 15 at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The all-new IS model range will include IS 250, IS 350, and the first IS to feature Lexus Hybrid Drive, the IS 300h, which will be available in Europe, Japan and other international markets. F SPORT models will be available across the full range. Today, Lexus released photos of the all-new IS 250/350 F Sport.
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What we have here is our first look at the all-new 2014 Lexus IS, in F Sport trim. The 2014 IS will borrow many styling cues from the Lexus LF-CC concept that was unveiled in September. The F-Sport version adds a body kit, different wheels, a lower suspension and a sportier interior. If you are turned off by the face of the IS you see in these pics, you'll be happy to know that the non-F-Sport models will be toned down a bit.
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Lexus is going to unveil the all-new 2014 Lexus IS next week in Detroit. Lexus has also just announced that the new 2014 IS is going to offer subscription-free, real-time traffic and weather information on its integrated audio systems. Lexus has partnered with iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of HD Radio Technology to integrate the technology. The all-new Lexus IS will be the first Lexus vehicle to feature this technology when it arrives in dealerships this summer.
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Toyota has released a teaser video for its new Furia sedan concept that is going to debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show next month. Toyota hasn't provided any other details other than stating that it is a sedan concept. Does it preview a new Toyota sedan? It's not really known, since all of Toyota's sedans have been redesigned recently, with the exception of the Corolla, which is due to arrive in the fall of 2013.
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Lexus has created a special version of its LF-LC concept for Santa. Why? Well apparently while surfing the internet awaiting their big night out, Santa's reindeer discovered a last-minute travel deal to spend the holidays in Hawaii and immediately departed for the tropics. In a panic, Santa called Lexus for help.
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The 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited will be the first vehicle in the world that will be available with in-console Qi wireless charging for Qi-enabled mobile phones and devices as part of the Technology Package.
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