Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Toyota creates 86 concept inspired by Initial D

Everyone has a favourite movie or TV car of their youths, and it is the love of these vehicles can ignite a lifelong passion for cars in general. Some lust for the sharp, stainless steel DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future or the decked-out Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger, but for anime and manga fans, it has to...

The future of the Toyota 86 is bright, according to global chief engineer

The global chief engineer responsible for the Toyota 86 says the model's future is bright, with enough ideas and concepts under development to keep existing fans interested and potentially attract new fans to the already popular model. Speaking through an interpreter, Tetsuya Tada said, "The thing I’m excited about, is that up until a few years ago, Toyota was...

Toyota unveils confusing uBox concept car for Generation Z

Toyota say they have set their sights on a younger generation of car buyers with their latest new uBox concept vehicle, but we think they've made a catastrophic error of judgement. Unless they believe Generation Z is crying out for a hideous new mini-van with some pointless scaffolding on the front. Perhaps more school-project than concept car, the uBox is...

Toyota uses lots of trees to build ‘Setsuna’ concept car

A quirky Japanese engineer at Toyota by the name of Kenji Tsuji has decided to go against the grain (pardon the pun) with a new two-seater roadster concept car called the Setsuna, designed and built for the upcoming Milano Design Week - a fashion event which showcases the world's luxury brands, exclusive design trends and luxury culture. You won't find...

Updates for 2017 Toyota 86 revealed

Toyota have been fiddling with their rear-wheel drive 86 sports car and have revealed a few changes they've made ahead of its official launch at next week’s New York motor show. The mid-life update includes some exterior changes, minor interior revisions and very small increases in power and torque. Sadly, there still isn't a turbocharged engine on offer. From the...

Toyota HiLux WorkMate 4×2 Review

Australians love their utes. They're the trusted sidekicks of our hard-working tradies, who not only rely on them to do honest work during the week, but also for weekend trips to Bunnings or for pulling the tinny to the local boat ramp. For this reason, the ute and dual-cab market is currently one of the hottest new car segments...

Toyota’s S-FR sports car concept

Toyota is hoping to bank on their recent success with their incredibly popular 86 coupe by teasing us with a new concept car at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. The Toyota S-FR is new coupe concept that has been designed with lightweight and nimble handling in mind. Better yet, as the name might suggest it follows the classic FR sports...

Toyota’s hideous new Prius

I've always found it difficult to feel any emotions at all about the Toyota Prius. From the moment Toyota Japan unleashed the XW20 Prius upon millions of hapless individuals around the world back in 2003, it has always been a car that prioritised aerodynamics over decent styling, lower rolling resistance over ride comfort and MPG statistics over pretty much...

Toyota on track for record sales year

Toyota Australia's reputation for manufacturing boring cars hasn't stopped them being on-track to potentially post a record sales year for 2015. Australians bought an unprecedented 125,850 new motor vehicles in the last month of the financial year - 7,092 cars (six per cent) above the previous June record achieved back in 2013. Official VFACTS figures show Toyota supplied 21,501 of...

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