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Killer Instinct: The Toyota Camry’s positive post-shutdown pandemic performance in a segment that’s still dying a little bit on the inside

The Toyota Camry may well go down as one of the ultimate soldiers in the American automotive marketplace: shooting straight despite distractions, marching forward undeterred by the terrain, somehow finding small victories when the losses are mounting, always ready to carry new recruits on its shoulders. Somehow, amidst all of the recent economic turmoil and […] The post Killer Instinct: The Toyota Camry’s positive post-shutdown pandemic performance in a segment that’s still dying a little bit on...
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Toyota, New Cars, Toyota Camry, News Blog, Camry

The Chinese electric vehicle industry is on a rebound after an almost year-long slump, but startups BYD and NIO are taking initiative to shield against market volatility

NIO EP9 electric car is displayed at its store in Beijing REUTERS Chinese passenger EV sector is on a rebound after a prolonged period of low sales volume but volatility remains. With over 400 registered EV manufacturers In the country, some level of sector consolidation is expected. Leading EV companies such as BYD and NIO are innovating in customer service and charging infrastructure. The future of EVs in China will be closely linked to the development of autonomous d...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Customers, Chicago, Beijing, Shanghai, Alibaba, Toyota, Michael O Neill, Norway, Baidu, Business Insider

Robotic kitchen startup YPC raises a $1.8M seed round

Montreal-based YPC Technologies today announced that it has raised a $1.8 million seed round. Led by Hike Ventures and Real Ventures, the funding includes participation from Toyota AI Ventures and Uphill Capital, among others, designed to help the company pilot its kitchen robotics technology. Toyota’s funding came as part of the company’s “Call of Innovation,” which finds it investing in early state AI, robotics and other cutting edge technologies. “At TRI, we’re always searching for ways to am...
Tags: Kitchen, Food, Funding, Tech, Toyota, Robotics, Montreal, Toyota Research Institute, Real Ventures, TRI, YPC, Gil Pratt, Toyota AI Ventures, YPC Technologies, Call of Innovation

Toyota drivers against dropping WEC success handicaps for Bahrain

Toyota's World Endurance Championship drivers say it would be unfair if the system of success handicaps was scrapped for next month's Bahrain season finale, despite the lack of privateer LMP1s
Tags: Sport, Toyota, Bahrain, WEC, Autosport

Ogier needs "a little luck" to close in on WRC points leader Evans

Sebastien Ogier is confident a change in fortunes in this season's World Rally Championship will allow him to reel in Toyota team-mate and current leader of the competition, Elfyn Evans
Tags: Sport, Evans, Toyota, WRC, Sebastien Ogier, Autosport

Could Next Toyota Land Cruiser, If There is One, Get a GR Trim?

The Toyota Land Cruiser is dead. Long live the Toyota Land Cruiser? The saga of the Land Cruiser is getting confusing. First, we picked up on reporting from Motor Authority that suggested the LC will soon be sent to the great junkyard in the sky, although the Lexus version will soldier on. Part of that […] The post Could Next Toyota Land Cruiser, If There is One, Get a GR Trim? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Autos, Rumors, Toyota, Speculation, Toyota Land Cruiser, Motor Authority, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Land Cruiser, Gazoo Racing, Toyota GR, Gr

Rare Rides: A 1975 Toyota Corona Mark II Wagon, Super Brownness Assured

Today’s Corona marks the nameplate’s second entry into the Rare Rides series. And though today’s wagon shares the same name as the prior example, it represents a point of division in Toyota’s lineup. Come along and learn some more about a rarely seen old wagon. The lovely light blue 1968 Corona featured earlier this year […] The post Rare Rides: A 1975 Toyota Corona Mark II Wagon, Super Brownness Assured appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Corona

When Will Used Car Inventory Return To Normal?

As Jalopnik’s resident car-buying expert and a professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve picked a few of your questions and will try to help out. This week we are discussing when used-car inventory will return to normal and the best strategy for trading a Subaru on a Toyota 4Runner. Read more...
Tags: Used Cars, Car Buying, Toyota, Lifehacks, Jalopnik, Subaru, SUVs, Dealerships, 4Runner, Quick Car Buying Questions

I drove a $49,000 Acura TLX to see if all-new luxury sedan can still deliver in a world dominated by SUVs

The 2021 Acura TLX has a dynamic exterior. Matthew DeBord/Insider I tested a $49,325 Acura TLX sedan, in Advance trim with all-wheel-drive. The TLX is all-new for the 2021 model year. My tester had a potent, 272-horsepower four-cylinder turbocharged engine under the hood. The Acura TLX is in a tough position as SUVs take over the world, but this sedan has always been a stupendous bargain, and the new edition is no exception. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Acura TLX...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Transportation, Review, US, Trends, Luxury cars, Ohio, Toyota, Bmw, West Coast, Honda, Acura, TSX, NSX, Honda Acura

Toyota is creating a Lunar Cruiser for Japan's space exploration agency — take a look

Lunar Cruiser. Toyota The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota are working together to design a pressurized space rover. The vehicle will be called the Lunar Cruiser, a reference to Toyota's Land Cruiser.  They signed an agreement in 2019, with plans to launch in the late 2020s. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The future of space exploration might be in the form of public-private partnerships, like the one between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Japan, Trends, Tech, Features, Space Exploration, Toyota, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA, JAXA, Mary Meisenzahl, Lunar Cruiser, Hiroshi Yamakawa

The real electric car revolution has already taken shape with extremely capable plug-in hybrids

2021 Toyota RAV4 XSE AWD. Kristen Lee/Business Insider Nearly every major automaker has some kind of electrification plan in the works, following the EV lead set by Tesla. But pure EVs still have limited range and nationwide charging infrastructure isn't where it needs to be in the US just yet.  Plug-in hybrids with good EV-only range are the solution. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Much of the talk surrounding the so-called "future" of the automotive space has to do w...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Congress, Climate Change, California, US, America, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Analysis, Ronald Reagan, Vw, Porsche, Plug-In Hybrids, Ford

Volkswagen just unveiled a new smaller, cheaper SUV as it looks to cash in on the SUV and crossover boom — see inside the Taos

2022 Volkswagen Taos. Volkswagen Volkswagen announced a new crossover, the Taos, on Tuesday.  The compact SUV is slightly smaller than the Tiguan and comes in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.  VW didn't announce pricing, and said the SUV will launch in summer 2021 as a 2022 model.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Volkswagen on Tuesday took the wraps off of the new 2022 Taos, the brand's smallest SUV to date. Slotting below the Tiguan in VW's lineup, it'll take on t...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Features, Vw, Auto Industry, Toyota, Chevy, Volkswagen, Honda, Taos, Puebla Mexico, Tim Levin, BITranspo, Volkswagen Taos, Volkswagen Taos Volkswagen Volkswagen, Chevy Trailblazer Kia Seltos

Insider Transportation: United's not worried about cash burn, Uber's self-driving troubles, a breakdown of Tesla salaries, and more

"But if you're just focused on minimizing today's cash burn, you end up with a myopic short-term focus," United CEO Scott Kirby told investors. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began its implacable spread across the United States this spring and decimated demand for air travel, the country's airlines have been racing to cut costs. With minimal revenue coming in, they made a bevy of moves to slow their rates of cash burn: delaying capital expenditures,...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Elon Musk, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Aer Lingus, Cruise, United States, Arizona, Delta, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, Airlines, United

Ryan Tuerck Is Putting A V10 With F1 Roots In A Toyota GR Supra

Tuerck's latest build involves dumping a Judd V10 with an 11,000rpm redline under the bonnet of the 'A90' Supra,
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Ryan Tuerck, Tuerck

REVIEW: The new Toyota Highlander is a lot like the old Toyota Highlander — a solid SUV that shouldn't let you down

The 2020 Toyota Highlander is a nice-looking mid-size SUV. Matthew DeBord/Insider I tested a 2020 Toyota Highlander, priced at $44,498 for the well-appointed XLE trim level. The Highlander I sampled has a reasonably potent 296-horsepower V6 engine, decent seating for eight passengers, and ample cargo capacity with the third row of seats dropped. The Highlander is the classic "don't think about it" mid-size mass-market SUV. It won't have you jumping for joy, but it shouldn't keep you up at ...
Tags: Transportation, Review, US, Trends, Indiana, SUV, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Costco, Telluride, Supra, Mirai Toyota, Car Review, Matthew DeBord, BITranspo

2021 Lexus IS: Sporty New IS Sedan Embraces Its Racetrack Roots

The 2021 Lexus IS is unlike any other IS from previous generations. Lexus claims it’s the best IS to date. It’s also the first Lexus model to be developed using the new Lexus Driving Signature credo. We’re all familiar with the Lexus brand and how it blends Toyota-levels of durability and reliability in a surprisingly luxurious and refined package. Still, a Lexus was never about spine-tingling agility and superb handling. Even the mighty Lexus LFA, for all its attributes and high-revving Yamaha-...
Tags: Japan, Sport, Lexus, Autos, Toyota, Yamaha, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation, Aichi Prefecture, Standard, Amazon Alexa, Kobayashi, Nurburgring Nordschleife, Lexus LFA, Car News, Mark Levinson

Even Spicier Toyota GR Yaris Spied At The 'Ring - Is This A GRMN?

Toyota's tiny but potent all-wheel drive hot hatch appears to have spawned an even more focused variant
Tags: Autos, Toyota

I have determined the Toyota RAV4's greatest feature: these little rubber cubbies for all of your stuff

The very good 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE AWD. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The current generation Toyota RAV4 made a wonderful addition to its interior: rubber-lined cubbies for the driver and front passenger. There's a small one for the driver and a bigger one for the passenger. Most cars don't offer extra storage space for loose items other than door pockets or the cupholders, neither of which are ideal. The RAV4's are an excellent use of what otherwise would have been dead space. Visit ...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Autos, Toyota, Toyota RAV4, Kristen Lee, Toyota RAV4 Prime, BITranspo, BIReviews, 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

Opinion: The iPhone is for people who drive Toyota Camrys

Since 2007, Apple has made the best, most popular smartphone on the planet. The company is expected to launch the new-and-improved iPhone 12 this week, and you can be assured it'll come with the Apple-approved "it just works" experience Steve Jobs fought for.
Tags: Apple, News, Steve Jobs, Stories, Toyota

The iPhone is for people who drive Toyota Camrys

Since 2007, Apple has made the best, most popular smartphone on the planet. The company is expected to launch the new-and-improved iPhone 12 this week, and you can be assured it'll come with the Apple-approved "it just works" experience Steve Jobs fought for.
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BTCC Croft: Ingram produces stunning victory charge in finale

Toyota star Tom Ingram completed a last-to-victory recovery across the British Touring Car Championship round at Croft by winning the reversed-grid finale
Tags: Sport, Toyota, Ingram, Tom Ingram, Croft, BTCC, Autosport, BTCC Croft

REVIEW: The Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid is perfect for those who want an EV but can't quite commit yet

2021 Toyota RAV4 XSE AWD. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The Toyota RAV4 is the automaker's most popular vehicle, selling nearly half a million last year alone. The 2021 RAV4 Prime is the plug-in hybrid version, which boasts an impressive 42 estimated miles of EV-only range. The RAV4 Prime has a starting price of $38,100, but my loaner in the top-tier XSE AWD trim started at $41,425 MSRP. After options, it came out to $49,831. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The 2021 Toyo...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Plug-In Hybrids, Autos, Toyota, Lincoln, Audi, Mitsubishi, EVs, Hybrids, Environmental Protection Agency, Electric Cars, Chevrolet Silverado, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Venza

First Drive: 2021 Toyota Venza

The Toyota Venza has returned, and this time it's more of an SUV than a crossover, and exclusively as a gas-electric hybrid. It's upscale and lovely, but needs a bit of work on its controls. Find out why in my "First Drive" review at [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader

Bon Voyage: Toyota Land Cruiser Cruises Off into the Sunset

The Toyota Land Cruiser seemed destined to remain on the market, forever unchanged, until the universe collapses into one giant black hole (or whatever would happen – astronomy classes were a long time ago). Alas, even the Land Cruiser must meet its fate sooner or later. And Motor Authority is reporting that it is sooner, […] The post Bon Voyage: Toyota Land Cruiser Cruises Off into the Sunset appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Dead, Autos, Toyota, Toyota Land Cruiser, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Bye Bye Bye, Land Cruiser, Dead Cars, Great Junkyard In The Sky, And Motor Authority

TRD boss Wilson slams Toyota's "unacceptable" NASCAR Cup performance

Toyota's NASCAR boss David Wilson has labelled its record of eight wins in this year's Cup Series as "unacceptable", despite Denny Hamlin's title-challenging form
Tags: Sport, Toyota, Nascar, Wilson, Denny Hamlin, David Wilson, Autosport

Ogier: "Everything is still possible" in WRC title hunt

Toyota driver Sebastien Ogier says he has not given up on taking a seventh World Rally Championship title this season, despite a costly retirement at last month's Rally Turkey
Tags: Sport, Toyota, WRC, Sebastien Ogier, Autosport

Lexus J201 Concept to Tackle Upcoming Rebelle Rally

When the Lexus J201 Concept debuts October 8th in the 10-day, 1200-mile, women-only Rebelle Rally across Nevada and California, it’s a clear sign that politicians aren’t the only ones that play to their bases. Even though Lexus is a luxury brand, they do tout their off-road capabilities in vehicles like the LX 570 and GX 460. Toyota’s luxury cousin has long had its best sales in the United States, so it makes sense the automaker would craft its own modified version of the Lexus LX 570 as an o...
Tags: Texas, California, United States, Magazine, Lexus, Autos, Toyota, Nevada, Sears, Austin Texas, Magnuson, Rebelle Rally, Car Talk, Nancy Dunham, Western Auto Supply Co, Rachelle Croft

2021 Toyota Corolla XSE Review: A Sporty & Affordable Daily Driver

The 2021 Toyota Corolla benefits from a much-needed redesign, making it more competitive in the already strong compact sedan class. The Corolla has plenty of rivals, like the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, and the Mazda 3 just to name a few. Each one is affordable for shoppers who want to stick to their budget. So how does the new Corolla measure up? This week, we drove the 2021 Toyota Corolla XSE to find out. Toyota Corolla: What’s New For 2021? Now in its 12th generation,...
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Epa, Denis, Mazda, Corolla, MacPherson, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, CVT, Denis Flierl, Test Drives, Entune, Kristin McClure, Honda Civic Hyundai Elantra Kia Forte, Sport Softex

Subaru Sports Coupe Continues: Next Subaru BRZ Spied

The Subaru BRZ, which shares its bones with the Toyota 86, is a delightful and affordable little sports coupe. It’s also a bit long in the tooth. Never fear, as a 2022 model is on the way. Subaru has shown off a camo’d car that gives away most of the shaping, most notably the rear […] The post Subaru Sports Coupe Continues: Next Subaru BRZ Spied appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Spy Shots, Brz, 2022 Subaru BRZ

Toyota Yaris GRMN | Spotted

With the new GR Yaris due its UK debut at Goodwood next week, spare a thought for its predecessor...
Tags: UK, Toyota, Goodwood