Hybrid cars are gaining momentum with Toyota Motor Europe announcing big increases on sales of their hybrids in the old Continent. The headline figure is a 45 per cent increase on year-to-date hybrid sales versus the same period last year (January to August), with 31 per cent of Toyota’s customers … read more
Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Toyota RAV4 range have been revealed, bringing extra safety and personalisation options for the long-running nameplate, along with boosted equipment levels.
Headlining the new model-year update is the availability of autonomous emergency braking … read more
Toyota has boosted the appeal of its midsized RAV4 SUV, with new standard features and the option of additional safety tech in some models for the 2017 model-year.
Eight of the ten Rav4 variants are now available with a safety pack which includes autonomous emergency braking, as the options list for … read more
RAV4s are now selling better than Camrys. No joke. This really isn’t a new phenomenon but the latest numbers are confirming what we’ve long suspected: the mid-size family sedan is losing its appeal, at least for American buyers. According to Automotive News even automaker incentives aren’t working. … read more
Toyota has posted its four consecutive month of declining sales in the United States.
Throughout the month of August, the company’s American sales fell by 5 per cent to 213,125 vehicles, largely due to the reduced demand for Toyota’s car and pickup truck models.
Sales across Toyota and Scion dropped … read more
In the world of mass-produced vehicles, automakers try to cut corners as much as possible as end pricing of new vehicles slowly increase. This being the case, it’s become so common for safety-related recalls that it seems there’s at least one serious recall each month of the year. Well, we’re … read more
Toyota is recalling 337,449 RAV4 and Lexus hybrid models for the third time to fix rear suspension parts that mayÂ loosen and rust, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The 2006â2011 RAV4 and 2010 Lexus HS250h have rear tie rods that can loosen, rust, … read more
The glue for its new Toyota badges had barely dried before a few engineers subjected a Corolla iM hatchback (previously called the Scion iM)Â to some good old backwoods rally competition. We’re not entirely sure why the Toyota R&D engineers decided to enter the nearly stock, 130-hp compact into … read more
Toyota is recalling over a third of a million vehicles in the United States due to potential suspension failure, and in the process has reminded us of a model we had long since forgotten.
That model is the HS200h, which (though short-lived) was the Lexus brand’s first dedicated hybrid, pre-dating the … read more