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
This car won’t truly be appreciated until long after it’s gone. Scion is dead (RIP) but a few of its models live on, including the FR-S, the affordable rear-wheel-drive sports car it co-developed with Subaru. Earlier in the year we test drove the FR-S and were generally pleased by the no-frills high-revving … 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
Toyota doesn’t enter into too many technology sharing arrangements but that may soon change with the Japanese giant telling reporters last week that some of its powertrain modules – including engines and transmissions – could be offered for sale to rival brands.
Timing of the announcement is in tune … read more
Toyota’s hybrid technology could end up in cars built by other automakers.
The company is planning to share its powertrain technology with its rivals, in hopes of boosting sales and speeding up the adoption of electrification to help lower emissions in vehicles. Toyota admits that it’s considering … read more
Toyota will get a little less boring with a GT86 and Supra in its upcoming lineup. With the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ being joined at the hip (or rather, the engine bay), it would be safe to assume what happens to one will probably happen to the other. Recently Subaru announced a list of changes that … read more
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the Toyota 86 sports car has been everything Toyota hoped it would be, warts and all. It’s never been the most appealing sports car of its market, but it did give the Japanese auto giant entry into a segment that it hasn’t been in since the last legs … read more
Toyota has confirmed that a second generation of its rear wheel drive 86 coupe could appear as early as 2018, with Toyota’s European boss, Karl Schlicht telling Britain’s Autocar that “the GT86 will carry on.”
The current generation holds a somewhat unique position as a low cost, rear wheel … read more
The Scion FR-S is dead. In its place we get the Toyota 86, which is basically the same car minus some snazzy new badges. For those of you interested in buying the affordable rear driver, perhaps you should hold off for a while as it seems a successor is in the works.
Toyota Europe boss Karl Schlicht … read more
Toyota will have at least one sports car in its lineup for the foreseeable future.
Although the company has yet to confirm it, there’s little reason to doubt the Supra successor is coming. But what about something more affordable? Well, Toyota has confirmed a next-generation 86 model is in the works … read more