2014 LeMans / FIA WEC Season Preview (16 Photos)

Spring time means baby animals, pretty flowers, afternoon rains, and the screaming thunder of exotic racing cars. Like no other form of motorsport, endurance racing combines the very best of high-efficiency technology, fuel savings, aerodynamic wizardry, and outright speed. In the hard-fought battles of IMSA and the… » 3/30/14 1:02pm 3/30/14 1:02pm

This Is Toyota's 1,000 Horsepower AWD Hybrid Le Mans Weapon

Most of the hype over this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans and World Endurance Championship has been Porsche's return to the sport and their looming battle with corporate cousins Audi. But they're not the only ones who will be vying for the title! Meet Toyota's latest hybrid contender. » 3/27/14 10:20am 3/27/14 10:20am

Feds Tell Automaker To Watch Their Ass With $1.2 Billion Fine

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/20/14 9:30am 3/20/14 9:30am

Toyota Officially Avoids Prosecution With $1.2 Billion Payout To Feds

As the U.S. Department of Justice sets its sights on General Motors, they're closing the book on an investigation into another major auto manufacturer — and it will be an expensive one. Toyota will settle with the Justice Department to the tune of $1.2 billion. » 3/19/14 10:12am 3/19/14 10:12am

Did GM Sandbag Its New CEO With The Cobalt Recall?

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/19/14 9:30am 3/19/14 9:30am

Toyota Will Give Workers First Raise In Six Years… $26 A Month!

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/13/14 9:30am 3/13/14 9:30am

Toyota Engineers Borrowed, Then Destroyed My FJ Cruiser **UPDATED**

Love it or hate it, there's no arguing the Toyota FJ Cruiser is pretty unique. Sharing some internals with family members like the Land Cruiser Prado, 4Runner, and Hilux it's definitely a capable off-roader as well. Combine those two things and if you want something other than a Wrangler it's a decent choice. Yes, it's … » 2/10/14 4:40pm 2/10/14 4:40pm

Did Toyota Confirm That The FT-1 Concept Is The New Supra?

We know a lot of things about the Toyota FT-1 Concept for sure. We know it was designed by the company's CALTY design studio. We know it would have 485 horses. We know it looks pretty swell. What we don't know for sure is if it is indeed the next Supra. But some people are claiming for sure that it is. » 2/09/14 10:59am 2/09/14 10:59am

'Toyota TRDPro' Kit Is Pretty Much A New Grille, But It Looks Cool

Toyota's TRDPro Tundra, Tacoma, and 4Runner trucks just strutted their stuff on Toyota's Chicago Auto Show test track. Despite rumors that this was going to be Toyota's truck to challenge Raptor, that "stuff" is basically a cool FJ40-style grille badge and a few small tweaks. » 2/06/14 11:06am 2/06/14 11:06am

It Was Too Cold To Sell Cars Last Month

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/04/14 9:45am 2/04/14 9:45am

Off-Duty Toyota Engineers Build MR2 Hybrid Roadster

Everyone needs a hobby, but what if you're a Toyota engineer and building technologically advanced prototypes is your hobby? Don't you get enough of that at work? Apparently not, since that was the motivation behind the plug-in sportscar you see here. Built on an old MR2 platform using from Toyota's corporate… » 2/02/14 11:46am 2/02/14 11:46am

Toyota 'TRD Pro' Truck Could Be A Furious Orange Raptor Fighter

As far as crazytrucks go, the Ford Raptor basically has the game to itself these days. But what if Toyota cooked up Raptor-fighting version of one of their trucks? This video and comments from Toyota make me think something like that may be in the cards. » 1/29/14 10:40am 1/29/14 10:40am