Mazda And Toyota Are Now Engaged, But Not Married

Exciting news for follows of Japanese car-world romance! Mazda, makers of cars that are continually cool and fun to drive, just announced their engagement to Toyota, makers of cars that used to be cool and fun to drive but now mostly aren’t although they’re trying to get their mojo back. Congratulations to the happy… » 5/13/15 4:15pm 5/13/15 4:15pm

How the One Lap of America FR-S Transformed into a Base Camry

Over its long and illustrious sales career, the Toyota Camry has been described in many ways by so-called automotive enthusiasts. Most of them, to be honest, haven’t been particularly flattering. Words like “appliance” tend to find themselves in close proximity to the Camry whenever it’s been discussed elsewhere. » 5/12/15 2:39pm 5/12/15 2:39pm

Toyota Uses Power Rangers To Teach Children Traffic Safety In Japan

Each year, Toyota has a special event at its company conference building and at the Shizuoka Prefecture Fuji Speedway to help teach kindergarteners how to behave in a world with cars. This is especially important because starting as elementary school first graders, most will walk to school every day. It has Power… » 5/12/15 6:00am 5/12/15 6:00am

Fractured Vertebra Sidelines Kazuki Nakajima At 6 Hours Of Spa

The rain at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps only got worse at the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Spa weekend. In the heavy rain of Free Practice 1, the #1 Toyota of Kazuki Nakajima rear-ended the #8 Audi of Oliver Jarvis near Les Combes corner, fracturing one of Nakajima’s vertebrae.
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The Old-Ass 2014 Toyota Tundra Still Has Something To Offer

Remember your first car? Probably wasn’t too fancy, fast, or “Best In Class” at anything. But it was easy to master, resilient, and way more fun than it had any right to be. The 2014 Toyota Tundra brings those feelings right back, and I promise it’s still worth looking at. » 5/01/15 1:12pm 5/01/15 1:12pm

Why Is There A Million-Dollar '91 Corolla On Autotrader?

One of our readers, Stephen Abraham, was looking for Toyotas on Autotrader, when he spotted something fascinating. Which, as you know, is not easy to do when looking for used late-model Toyotas. It was a new Camry that was selling for Veyron money — about $2.5 million dollars. That sounds like a lone mistake, until… » 4/27/15 9:50pm 4/27/15 9:50pm

The Fast & Furious Supra Will Sell For More Than You Can Afford, Pal

Now that the Fast and Furious film franchise has gone from that movie that made you do burnouts in the parking lot with your ‘97 Civic EX, to a full-fledged international juggernaut, car collectors will be looking to get a piece of the action. Now is your chance to own the “10 second” Supra that started it all. » 4/21/15 9:43am 4/21/15 9:43am

Charge Your EV When Buying Dried Squid, Green Tea At Japan's FamilyMart 

Do you drive a Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, or Toyota electric vehicle? Do you live in Japan? If you don’t, that’s too bad, because the legendary and true convenience of Japanese, uh, convenience stores, or “conbini,” just got even more, well, convenient. You can now “fill up” on electricity when you stop in. It really… » 4/16/15 10:15am 4/16/15 10:15am

The Toyota Chaser is the 4-Door Super Sleeper of Our Dreams

Though it may look just like our 1996-2001 Toyota Camry at a glance, the Toyota Chaser is no beigemobile. Because the Japanese spent the 90’s selling their coolest cars only to themselves, we never got the Toyota Chaser; it looks like a Camry, but underneath, it’s a Supra. We’re in love. » 4/02/15 1:54pm 4/02/15 1:54pm

Will Toyota's 1000 Horsepower LMP1 Hybrid Crush It Again In 2015?

Toyota isn't doing a crazy retro livery for their 2014-winning World Endurance Championship LMP1 car like Porsche, and they aren't going absolutely insane like Nissan. Instead they're back for 2015 with familiar colors. The updates are under the skin, and it still has 1,000 horsepower, so that's good. Will it emerge… » 3/27/15 10:42am 3/27/15 10:42am

The BMW-Toyota Supra Project Could Spawn Different-Sized Sports Cars

Say, what’s going on with that BMW-Toyota joint sports car project that’s been in the works since 2012? It’s apparently chugging along as both companies figure out exactly what they want to get out of it. According to a new report, that could mean different sized sports cars for each brand. » 3/24/15 10:28am 3/24/15 10:28am