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Driving Australia's Most Challenging Off-Road Trail

For most of Cape York, the remote peninsula north of Cairns that runs parallel to the Great Barrier Reef, the nearest major city isn’t even in Australia, it’s in Papua New Guinea. You know, where head-hunting was a thing up until a couple of decades ago. We just drove through it on the most challenging off-road trail… » 7/21/15 10:23am 7/21/15 10:23am

The Toyota Sienta Is One Very Odd Minivan With An Even Odder Ad Campaign

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In recent highlights, Toyota’s new Sienta minivan is weird, but its commercials are weirder, Mitsuoka is releasing a new take on the Nissan March for women, and we want to know what you want in your Drift. » 7/16/15 7:35am 7/16/15 7:35am

Toyota Recalls 625,000 Prius Hybrids In Japan, North America, and Europe

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Toyota recalls 625,000 Prius Hybrids because of a potential software error and its union negotiates for a better family allowance, while Mitsubishi takes over a Ford plant in the Philippines. » 7/15/15 7:00am 7/15/15 7:00am

Toyota's New Japan Only 'Yellow Limited' GT 86 Looks Incredible

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Toyota reveals the new 86 GT “Yellow Limited,” Chinese automakers find that international markets no longer want their cars, and Mitsubishi teases another vehicle America won’t get anytime soon. » 7/13/15 7:00am 7/13/15 7:00am

Is This The 2016 Toyota Prius?

Regardless what you think of the Toyota Prius, it’s an extremely important car for one of the world’s biggest automakers, so it’s quite possible there’s a bunch of angry people flinging phones at walls at Toyota right now, because images of what is possibly the 2016 Prius have just leaked on a Taiwanese website. Oh… » 7/07/15 11:51am 7/07/15 11:51am

New Honda CEO Says Yes To English After Predecessor Called It 'Stupid'

Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from the Land of the Rising Sun and beyond. In today’s headlines, Honda’s new CEO announces a plan for Japan’s third largest automaker to move entirely to English and resigned Toyota executive Julie Hamp’s charges are suspended. » 7/07/15 6:30am 7/07/15 6:30am

Why Toyota's Highest Ranking Woman Executive Could Be In Big Trouble

Earlier this week Toyota’s Japanese headquarters were raided after the company’s global communications chief and highest ranking female executive, Julie Hamp, was arrested on charges that she illegally mailed herself oxycodone painkiller pills. And this is a very, very big deal because Japan has some of the harshest… » 6/25/15 9:20am 6/25/15 9:20am

France Has The Best Toyota Dealerships In The World

After the 24 Hours of Le Mans, I missed my flight and ended up stuck in Paris for an extra day. Since I was in Paris, I decided to at least venture into the city for dinner. Lo and behold, the Toyota storefront on the Avenue des Champs-Élyseés was considerably more interesting than the ones here in America.
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The 1986 Toyota Truck And 2016 Toyota Tacoma Compared Spec For Spec

Want to know what thirty years of evolution looks like on the Toyota trucks timeline? This infographic breaks down the differences between the 1986 pickup we all love and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma we’re eagerly anticipating. The vehicles are actually... pretty similar. » 6/10/15 4:00pm 6/10/15 4:00pm