The collection houses over $12 million worth of cars. You may not know it, but Toyota has its own museum hidden in its US headquarters in Torrance, California. The building itself has no distinct signage, but has been open to the public since 2000. The car collection tells the story of Toyota’s history … read more
In the United States of America, the only usual sop to ostentation in the face of death is that the vehicle carrying the deceased to his or her final resting place has historically been built on a luxury automobileâs chassis. Japan, on the other hand, flips the script. True, the 1983 Crown was … read more
There have been cars built in Japan for quite a long time, but the Japanese automotive industry as we know it today is a much more recent phenomenon. Prior to WWII, the cars built in Japan were mainly foreign companies setting up local manufacturing operations. Japanese companies really tackled new … read more
If you want to import a Century to the USA, you’ll need to wait until 2022 if you insist on the V12 When I went to Japan for the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, I was eager to spot real live examples of the Toyota Century on the street. Sure, the Toyota Crown Comfort is a luxurious workhorse deserving of great … read more
Just last week the London Taxi Company presented the new TX5, a cab designed specifically for the unique requirements of the English capital city. Now Toyota is bringing its own take on the theme to the Tokyo Motor Show. The JPN Taxi concept is actually a rehashing of the concept of the same name which … read more
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Toyota is such a tease. Automakers do not hold back a stitch of creativity for the SEMA show. Toyota, which has recently been re-crowned the largest automaker due to VW’s mishaps, is no exception. The Japanese automaker has joined the craze and released sneak peeks … read more
Toyota has announced that it will head to the 2015 SEMA Show with 14 custom vehicles.
The Japanese automaker will focus on showing off its fun side with numerous winning competition cars on display, including the Joe Gibbs’ number-19 Toyota Camry that Carl Edwards piloted to two wins on the Sprint … read more
Toyota will travel to tomorrow’s Tokyo Motor Show to introduce the JPN Taxi Concept. Designed to replace the 20-year old Toyota Crown Comfort, Japan’s most popular taxi, the show car accurately previews the high-tech, eco-friendly cab that will roam the streets of Tokyo by the end of the decade.
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Japanese automakers had a reputation for building rather uninspired cars, but the 1967 Toyota 2000GT changed that impression for good. A high-performance car with a gorgeous fastback design, the 2000GT would become Japan’s first supercar.
It was a limited-run, front-engined car with rear-wheel drive … read more
TOKYO — Lexus promises to show a new concept car this month at the Tokyo Motor Show, which it says will show “Lexus’ future vision of progressive luxury.” But the brand is withholding details until the car’s unveiling Oct. 28. One possibility: a preview of a luxury fuel cell car, likely based on the … read more