I’m guessing that for many of you, you’re here because you read that headline and you want to scroll down to the comments to call me an idiot. And I’m not going to stop you — there’s plenty of evidence in your corner. But I will ask you to just hear me out, so I can explain what I mean about the 2016 Toyota Prius,… »
Or is it a super-hot Scion FR-S? It’s a little unclear, as the sleuths at Autoguide (who originally uncovered the drawings) note that Toyota (or as the youths call it, “Scion”) filed the Japanese patent, but the application listed Fuji Heavy Industries, parent company of Subaru, as the creator. All we know is, it’s… »
Cars are either going to poison us with secret emissions or just drive themselves, so it’s no surprise that car manufacturers are looking to branch out. In Toyota’s case, that takes the form of a $1 billion investment in a Silicon Valley AI research center. »
As a New Mexi-Texan, one thing I grew up around was ostentatious displays of pickup trucks. And if you’re not one of those who looks down on Japanese pickups, but want to flaunt your oil money with Japanese engineering, boy does Toyota have a Tundra for you: a 26-foot long limo version. Made right in the Lone Star… »
Hey, check out that four-by-four! (Get it? Get it??? That’s the line Marty McFly, the star of the Back to the Future, those movies about the car, says when he sees a Toyota truck that’s just staggeringly beautiful, in the movie.) Anyways, it was such a great truck that Toyota decided to make another one, this time… »
Icon 4x4 builds Frankenstein vehicles—off-road trucks that meld modern mechanicals with vintage bodywork to create jaw-dropping machines. As founder Jonathan Ward showed off two of his creations to us, it became clear: These aren’t just hot-rods; they’re architecture, fashion, and industrial design rolled into… »
If you missed the very start of the 6 Hours of Fuji, you didn’t miss much. It was so wet that they left the cars to circulate behind the safety car for about forty minutes. If you missed any part afterwards, you’re missing pure, unadulterated wet weather insanity. Marvel, for example, at this graceful twin pirouette.
Unlike some other manufacturers I could mention, Toyota’s concept car team is really bringing it for this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. Yesterday we talked about the S-FR baby sports car, now I find myself really taken by the Kikai, a 3-seat, center-drive, mid-rear little machine that looks like a car-Terminator with its… »
Is Toyota spending so much on R&D that they have no more money to buy rights to letters? If so, that would explain both why their new small sports car concept looks so fantastic, and why they named it by juggling the same letters as in the F-RS. If only having the rights to three letters means more cars like this,… »
Josh Commons likes his Toyota FJ40 for its unapologetically utilitarian nature. Just about every old truck fan can see the beauty in that. But what makes this one even cooler is the fact that it still gets put to work on the trail. »
It appears that the U.S. Treasury is officially asking Toyota why their trucks keep showing up on CNN carrying ISIS radicals and machine guns all over the Middle East. Poor Toyota, all they did was make a great desert utility vehicle and the dang terrorists had to go and make them look like an official sponsor of evil. »
It has been our genuine pleasure here at Jalopnik East to cover the many developments of the Char Anzable Gundam Auris. The vehicle has been popular enough in Japan that seeing one on Japanese roads really isn’t that surprising. Maybe owing to its actual profitability, Toyota has released a new animated commercial for… »
Toyota Gazoo Racing can’t seem to catch a break this year. At today’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas, the number 2 TS 040 LMP1 tried to get around an Aston Martin at Turn 11, but crashed out instead. Here’s how it happened.