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Slice and dice: 2019 Toyota C-HR adds Apple CarPlay plus new LE, Limited trim levels
Slice and dice: 2019 Toyota C-HR adds Apple CarPlay plus new LE, Limited trim levels

The 2019 Toyota C-HR subcompact crossover lineup triples in breadth for the new model year and all variants gain standard Apple CarPlay compatibility. Toyota debuted its Apple CarPlay integration on the 2019 Avalon full-size sedan earlier this year and the automaker has been expanding availability...Read More»

Site of Toyota's self-driving test facility at Michigan Technical Resource Park
Toyota to use new self-driving car test track to simulate risky emergency maneuvers

Toyota said Thursday that it plans to open a self-driving car test facility outside Detroit to reproduce scenarios that too risky to execute on public roads. The 60-acre Toyota Research Institute-run site, scheduled to open in October, will simulate "congested urban environments, slick surfaces and...Read More»

2019 Toyota Corolla hatch
2019 Toyota Corolla hatch first drive: first steps to sport

The same words have applied to the Toyota Corolla for nearly all of its 12 generations on sale in the U.S.: economical, practical, dependable, or smart. Sporty? The Corolla has felt lazy like Sunday mornings sometimes. The 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback may change that. This year, Toyota will sell...Read More»

2019 Toyota Avalon
2019 Toyota Avalon first drive: full-size sedan with a sassy chassis

First, the Toyota Avalon came for old luxury buyers with old-school ideas. It had stretch-out space, comfortable ride, and it was quiet like the No. 17 tee box at Sawgrass. Then it came for the rest of us. Lagging racier competitors, including the Nissan Maxima, the Avalon looks to shed a stodgy...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Toyota RAV4 video first look

Look at the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and it’s hard not to see the Tacoma pickup and the 4Runner SUV. That’s no accident. The original ‘cute ute’ is ready to get down and dirty. At least a little bit. READ MORE: 2019 Toyota RAV4: looking more SUV than crossover The new RAV4...Read More»

2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: a most international compact car

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback has had its passport stamped more than a few times. Debuting next week at the 2018 New York auto show, the 2019 Corolla Hatchback that Toyota previewed Friday is decidedly international. The new Corolla Hatchback replaces the Corolla iM in Toyota’s lineup...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Toyota RAV4: looking more SUV than crossover

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 would like to be your outdoorsy companion. It wants to be loaded up with a kayak and a mountain bike on its roof, with mud splashed over its chiseled, 4Runner-like and Tacoma-inspired grille and beefy fenders. It wants to show off its newfound extra half-inch of ground...Read More»

2019 Toyota Yaris, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Toyota Yaris sedan: more choices to make

The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan bucks trends. While other automakers are consolidating their sedan lineups in the wake of weakening demand as buyers flock toward crossovers, Toyota is giving shoppers more decisions to make with the 2019 Yaris sedan. Last year’s model forced buyers to make only...Read More»

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
Toyota puts brakes on self-driving car development, for now

After the fatal pedestrian collision in Tempe, Arizona, Sunday involving a Volvo XC90 crossover fitted with Uber's self-driving technology, Toyota says it is halting testing of its autonomous car tech. The automaker has paused on-road development of its Chauffeur Autonomous System on all public...Read More»

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota to streamline its self-driving car development

Toyota said last week that it will invest billions into creating a new, wholly-owned company devoted exclusively to researching and developing self-driving cars Partnering with automotive suppliers Aisin and Denso, Toyota says that it is investing $2.8 billion into the Toyota Research...Read More»

2018 Toyota Tundra
Nearly 75,000 Toyota Tundra, Sequoia trucks and SUVs recalled

Two separate issues have prompted Toyota to recall close to 75,000 late-model SUVs and pickups, the automaker said Tuesday. The recalls cover certain 2017 and 2018 model year Sequoia SUVs and Tundra full-size pickups that either need new software or may have been inadvertently assembled with rear...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry SE
2018 Toyota Camry, some Lexus models recalled

Toyota’s redesign of the 2018 Camry was meant to light a fire under the staid mid-size sedan, but this isn't exactly what they meant. The automaker announced Friday that about 11,800 2018 Toyota Camry owners will receive recall notices by late March asking them to return their vehicles to...Read More»

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid vs. 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid: Compare Cars

Driving a hybrid doesn’t mean sacrificing style and space anymore. Hybrid versions of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are mid-size sedans with a secret: underneath the plain-jane sheet metal is a remarkably efficient powertrain. The two have come a long way since they were first introduced...Read More»

2019 Toyota Avalon, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Toyota Avalon video preview

If you're going to have a flagship, it had better be your best and brightest. Enter the 2019 Toyota Avalon, which further blurs the line between mainstream and luxury. The 2019 Avalon is available with either V-6 or a hybrid engine options and it's still a large four-door sedan, albeit a much more...Read More»

2019 Toyota Avalon
Toyota to debut Apple CarPlay integration with 2019 Avalon

Toyota's flagship four-door sedan will also be its first model in North America to offer integration for Apple iPhones. It's been a long time coming. Until the Monday debut of the 2019 Toyota Avalon at the 2018 Detroit auto show, the Japanese automaker had resisted allowing smartphone operating...Read More»

Camry production at Toyota plant in Australia
8 things a Toyota-Mazda plant in Alabama means for new car shoppers

Toyota and Mazda announced on Wednesday plans to build at assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition to thousands of jobs that will be created by the first new car assembly plant to be announced in the U.S. during the Trump administration, the plant has numerous ramifications for new car...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry
Toyota to add Amazon Alexa integration to certain 2018, 2019 models

Drivers of some new Toyota vehicles will soon be able to have conversations with their cars, or at least ask them politely to do certain things. The automaker announced Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it is rolling out Amazon Alexa capability in certain 2018 and 2019...Read More»

Audi traffic light information
Apps are changing how traffic engineers design roads

The days of engineers simply figuring out the most efficient way to control the flow of traffic are long gone. Apps influence the decision-making process of drivers so greatly that engineers must now take into account how the likes of Google Maps and Waze will alter traffic congestion on non-major...Read More»

Toyota Concept-i Ride, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
Toyota pumps millions into Israeli robotics firm for artificial intelligence

Although Toyota hasn't been a pioneer in self-driving cars, it's clearly interested in bolstering its use of the technology. As the company looks toward the future, Reuters reported on Sunday its new venture capital arm invested $14 million into an Israeli robotics company, Intuition Robotics...Read More»

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