2009 Toyota Highlander To Get Four Cylinder Option

The 2009 Toyota Highlander will be offered with two fewer cylinders thanks to a new 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Toyota says the new engine will generate 187 HP and 186 lb-ft of torque while meeting ULEV standards, but they're not talking fuel economy quite yet. What… » 8/15/08 9:20am 8/15/08 9:20am

Toyota Lays Off 800 Contract Workers In Japan

Toyota is laying off 800 contract workers at its Fukuoka plant in southern Japan, the first time it has canceled work contracts before they're complete. The plant currently builds the Lexus RX330 and the Toyota Highlander, which are feeling the effects of the American SUV sales slump. After Toyota's announcement of an » 8/05/08 3:30pm 8/05/08 3:30pm