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


Heartbreak for Toyota as late failure hands Le Mans win to Porsche

Modern endurance racing is a tough, tough game, especially if you're Toyota. Leading Le Mans with just over three minutes remaining, the #5 TS050 Hybrid looked certain to make Toyota just the second Japanese brand to win at Circuit de la Sarthe, only to suffer a catastrophic power failure. The #2 Porsche 919 streaked past the stranded Toyota, in what was a heartbreaking finish to a heart-stopping race.Read More


Toyota gets kids towing with digital trailer

The International Tokyo Toy Show kicks off this week, which means it's time for the annual Cammate kids' car concept from Toyota. In this fifth consecutive year of the Toyota Camatte, Toyota strays from toy motor vehicles like the LED-decorated 2014 Camatte and customizable 2013 Camatte57s, stepping back behind the car with a versatile trailer it calls the Camatte Capsule. Using a tablet, show visitors will be able to customize the interior design and display it inside the physical concept via three integrated digital screens. 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


Habitat flip-top camper turns the Tacoma pickup into a rugged explorer

The Jeep Wrangler might be the most well-known adventure vehicle in the US, but the Toyota Tacoma is also a very popular choice, as our Tacoma-heavy tour of the recent Overland Expo proved. Arizona's Adventure Trailers Overland already has a neat, integrated flip-top camper for the Jeep, the JK Habitat, and now it's added a Habitat for the Tacoma. The new bed camper transforms the popular small pickup into a capable expedition vehicle.
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