These days, Toyota’s motorsport efforts are focused primarily on Formula One and Le Mans-style prototypes, but that wasn’t always the case. You see, back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Toyota played a major role in the crossed-up, dirt spraying, high-flying insanity that is the World Rally Championship, … read more
A new study shows that, in the US, the top 10 cars most likely to be owned for 10 or more years are built by either Toyota, Honda, Subaru or Lexus.
The study was conducted by iSeeCars and showed that SUVs and minivans , but also hybrids such as the first-ranked Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the Toyota Prius … read more
Most wouldn’t dare to turn a 1971 Toyota Celica into a drag racing monster, but Australia’s Jamie Heritage clearly isn’t one of them.
The rev-head has built what is almost certainly the world’s fastest ’71 Celica and with it, can reach 311 km/h (193 mph) in the 1,000 meter sprint thanks to … read more
Just when you thought the Nissan Juke already holds the distinction of being one of the most stylistically unique crossovers in the market, the Toyota C-HR enters the scene and somehow turns that discussion on its head. The C-HR, by all accounts, is an exercise in proactive design and is the most aggressive … read more
Looking to stand out from the crowd? Buy a Toyota C-HR, which is the best rival in terms of quirkiness we’ve seen to the Nissan Juke. But what happens when you want to be noticed among C-HR buyers? Go for the Modellista kit. If you live in Japan, that is.
While the Toyota C-HR is nothing subtle to … read more
To coincide with its return to the World Rally Championship in 2017, Toyota will launch a high-performance version of its Yaris subcompact hatchback inspired by the recently revealed rally version (shown below).
Crucially, the launch of the hot Yaris might also see the introduction of the Gazoo name … read more
The Japanese automaker has decided to enter the Yaris as its new World Rally Championship representative – and the motorsport move will be mirrored in the real world with a hot hatch representative.
The company announced it “will use experience gained from [our] full-blooded return to the World … read more
A Toyota GT86 review: is it new?
It’s mid-life update time for the Toyota GT86. Which, you may recall, is quite a good car in the first place.
A slight cosmetic tweak on the surface hides a deeper upgrading of the mechanicals beneath. Though the one request you may have – more power! – has not … read more
Toyota may have pioneered the mass production of hybrid vehicles, but its move into next-generation power has been a less than direct process.
To date, the Japanese giant has focused its post-hybrid efforts on a plug-in hybrid EV version of the Prius and the ‘other’ future alternative energy: … read more
A senior Toyota executive has revealed to Autocar that the company is considering using the name of its motorsport division, Gazoo Racing, on high-performance road cars.
Koei Saga, who heads both Gazoo and Toyota’s powertrain division, told the British publication that it is his intention to increase … read more