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2012 Toyota Prius C: Higher MPG, Lower Price, And Sportier
2012 Toyota Prius C: Higher MPG, Lower Price, And Sportier

Well in advance of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show next month, and its North American premiere at the Detroit auto show in January, Toyota has released official pictures and some further information regarding its upcoming 2012 Prius C, which promises a smaller footprint and even better gas...Read More»

2005 Toyota Camry XLE
2004-2006 Toyota And Lexus Vehicles: Recall Alert

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2004-2006 model year Toyota and Lexus vehicles over a potentially faulty crankshaft pulley which could result in steering problems. In a press release, Toyota said the safety recall involves approximately 283,000 Toyota and 137,000 Lexus...Read More»

The 2012 Ram Special Service pickup. Image: Chrysler Group LLC
2012 Toyota FJ, 2013 Nissan GT-R, Ram Police Truck: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser while the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe becomes the world's worst kept-secret. GM lets dealerships sell Volt demonstrators, and Ram makes a police pickup truck. All this and more in today's car new, right here on The Car Connection. We...Read More»

2005 Toyota Camry XLE
Toyota Recalls 420,200 Toyota & Lexus Models From 2004-2006

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall for a range of Toyota and Lexus vehicles from the 2004, 2005, and 2006 models years. According to a press release, the recall centers around a faulty crankshaft pulley, which could cause problems with the vehicles' power steering. The flaw affects crankshafts on...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry Most Stolen Vehicle In 2009: NHTSA Report

When you think of the type of cars most likely to get stolen, a family car like the Toyota Camry doesn’t usually come to mind. But the fact is that the Camry has been at or near the top of most-stolen vehicles for quite some time and is again for 2009, according to a new report from the...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry, Audi S8: Top Targets For Car Theft

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released new data on U.S. car theft, and the statistics aren't especially surprising. According to the report, more Toyota Camrys were stolen than any other vehicle in America, but performance models like the Audi S8 actually had the highest...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
Saab Saved, BMW Recall, Range Rover Plug-In Diesel Hybrid: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, the Chinese finally saved Saab while Sebastian Vettel wins the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix. We drive the 2012 Toyota Camry and spot a Range Rover Plug-In Diesel Hybrid prototype. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Saab has been saved...Read More»

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»

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