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C-HR injects some much-needed funkiness into Toyota lineup

Toyota has a range of reliable cars, but it's a range lacking in sparkle at the moment. Sure, the GT86 caters for driving enthusiasts, but most mainstream cars bearing the Toyota badge are blander than the average washing machine. The C-HR could see that change, with an edgy exterior and tech-focused interior design drawing heavily on the run of concepts preceding it.Read More

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Mercedes sends G550 Squared roaming toward US market

The Mercedes G500 4×4² gained momentum about as fast as you might expect a hulking 4x4 to do, moving from 2015 Geneva show car to confirmed for production in just a few months, then on to an appearance at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show a few months later. That momentum continues, as the 4×4² will make the trip to the United States, where it will be sold as the G550 4×4² and unleashed upon remote stretches of Utah desert, Pacific Northwest forest, North Carolina mountain ... and a whole lot of good old fashioned highway and parking lot in between. Read More

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Review: Over highway, dirt and rock in the 2016 Toyota 4Runner Trail Premium

The Toyota 4Runner stands as one of the last true, off-road-worthy mid-size SUVs in the US market, maintaining fast-disappearing features like body-on-frame construction and a 4WD transfer case shifter. This made it a natural choice for our recent 350-mile (563-km) round trip between Phoenix and Overland Expo. We put a 4Runner 4x4 Trail Premium through its paces across the sunburned Phoenix metro area, up and down undulating highway, through wind-ravaged forests, and over rock-littered trail, relying on it as both carriage and castle. Read More

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