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Toyota Suspends U.S. Production Due To Floods In Thailand
Toyota Suspends U.S. Production Due To Floods In Thailand

The floods ravaging Thailand have been back-page news in much of the U.S., but as the water continues to rise, it may finally saturate the headlines. The latest news is that Toyota plans to shut down production at U.S. facilities this weekend due to a shortage of parts from Thai suppliers. The...Read More»

2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport
2012 Ford Flex, 2013 Lexus GS F-Sport Debuts, Aptera: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media we review the 2012 Ford Flex while Nissan details the Juke-R's engine. The Diesel Coalition says diesel demand will rise and Toyota is losing the number one automaker spot. All this and more in today's car new, right here on The Car Connection. We review the 2012 Ford Flex...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
2012 Cars And Crossovers Sized Right For Small Families

When you have a small family consisting of Mom and Dad, one or two kids, maybe a dog, you may not want or need a big sport utility or a minivan. Often, a small or mid-size sedan or crossover will suit your needs nicely. Here we take a look at six the 2012 cars and crossover SUVs that seem to add up...Read More»

2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept
Toyota To Topple As World's #1 Automaker, VW & GM Ride To Top

Volkswagen is bound and determined to become the world's largest automaker, and it promises to do so by 2018. According to industry analysts, VW could meet its goal this year -- seven years ahead of schedule -- but it may not stay on top for long. In terms of sales volume, Toyota is the world's...Read More»

The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota
Prius Slows Traffic, Focus Electric, 2012 BMW 3-Series: Car News Headlines

It turns out that ending HOV lane privileges for the Toyota Prius in California is slowing traffic, according to a new study. That might be a good thing for pedestrians, as the Ford Focus Electric won't have a built-in noisemaker. Kids won't care, however, as long as they're in a safe car...Read More»

2011 Toyota Tacoma TRD T/X Baja Series Concept
2012 Tacoma TRD T|X Baja Series Gets A Preview In Texas

Just one day after Ford launched its 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, Toyota has rolled out a limited-edition pickup of its own: the Tacoma Toyota Racing Development (TRD) T|X (Tacoma Extreme) Baja Series. The T|X Baja Series made its debut yesterday at the 2011 Texas State Fair -- appropriate, since...Read More»

The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota
2012 Honda CR-V, OnStar, 2012 Toyota Prius: Today's Car News

The Prius now sounds like a spaceship, and Honda continues to preview the upcoming 2012 CR-V. Dads would rather drive a crossover than a minivan--yes, we know, shock--and Volvo is downsizing. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. Honda showed off the 2012 CR-V...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry, Supra Returns, GM Develops EVs In China: Car News Headlines

Toyota's using recycled robots, and is planning to revive the Supra nameplate. Mercedes-Benz is launching the SLS AMG Roadster and we take it for a spin--and the Jensen Interceptor might be coming back in 2014. All this and more in today's car news, right here at TheCarConnection: Toyota reused...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
Recycling Robots Reduces 2012 Toyota Camry Cost

When Toyota redesigned the 2012 Camry mid-size sedan, raising the price simply wasn’t an option. The new Camry would have to do battle against the Hyundai Sonata and the Ford Fusion, both of which have seen double-digit sales increases over the last year. Pricing the Camry beyond its...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011
2012 Toyota Prius V, Prius Plug-In Pricing: From $26,400 And $32,000

The long-awaited 2012 Toyota Prius v and 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid, the two newest models in the expanding Prius family, will carry starting prices of $26,400 and $32,000, respectively, according to pricing details released by Toyota today. That’s the headline. Here are the highlights. 2012...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011
2012 Toyota Prius Lineup Grows With Prius V, Plug-In Models

Even as the auto industry sputters, Toyota's family of Prius hybrids is under rapid expansion. For 2012, the Toyota Prius is joined by the new, larger 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon, as well as a new limited-availability Prius Plug-In Hybrid. Both of those will be reaching dealerships in Octover; then...Read More»

Toyota's 'Your Other You' campaign
Toyota Hit With $10 Million Lawsuit For Stalker-Themed Ad Campaign

Toyota's "Your Other You" ad campaign for the 2009 Matrix was supposed to capitalize on the "punking" trend popular at the time. But when a woman got unknowingly dragged into the mix, things went off the rails. Now she's seeking $10 million in damages from Toyota, the company's ad agency Saatchi...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna Limited
Best Backseat DVD Entertainment Systems: Parents, Bliss Out

Among the many features you can spend money on in the family car, one is perhaps most sought-after by passengers in the rear seat. In-car DVD rear entertainment systems, though often a bit costly, can make a big difference between back-seat peace and quiet and sibling rivalry gone awry. We took a...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Aces Brand Loyalty Study; Toyota, Ford Make The Top 100

The good news -- for Hyundai fans, at least -- is that the Korean automaker has driven to the top ten of Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Leaders Index for a second year in a row. The bad news is that of the hundreds of brands that Brand Keys studied, no other car company broke the top 50, and just...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
China Halfheartedly Clamps Down On Government Car Perks

When it comes to political leaders who work the system for their own benefit, the United States hardly has a monopoly. In China, being a government official practically entitles you to a free car, free maintenance, and in some cases, all the government money you can embezzle via phony service...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
2012 Toyota Camry Aiming For Top Safety Marks

Toyota’s mid-size five-passenger Camry has been the best-selling car in America for nine consecutive years. With the redesigned 2012 Camry due in showrooms in October, the Japanese automaker is looking to bolster its family-favorite status by securing top safety marks. In order to do so, the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
2012 Toyota Camry: Most American Car?

With all the news about the “reinvented” 2012 Toyota Camry that the automaker just introduced with great fanfare, one item that may resonate for many consumers is a statement by several Toyota officials that Camry is the “most American made.” In the global reveal of the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry Shaping Up To Have Highest American Content

The most American vehicle for 2012 probably isn't going to be a Ford, or General Motors product, or even a Chrysler or Jeep. It's most likely going to be the 2012 Toyota Camry. That's according to the federal government's annual U.S./Canadian parts-content figures, as posted on new-car window...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
2012 Toyota Camry, Carfellas, 2012 Hyundai Veloster: Car News Headlines

Toyota is predicting the new 2012 Camry, with its 10 airbags, will earn a five-star safety rating. [TheCarConnection] Turns out the Cadillac Escalade is a magnet for thieves. [TheCarConnection] Kyle Busch loses his license for driving 128 mph in a 45-mph zone. [MotorAuthority] Discovery Channel is...Read More»

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