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Automakers Tell Trump Not to Weaken Tailpipe Emissions Standards

Automakers Tell Trump Not to Weaken Tailpipe Emissions Standards

The U.S. auto industry – which had asked President Trump to relax pollution standards shortly after his inauguration – is now warning that his efforts to reduce tailpipe emissions are going to create instability for the automakers themselves.
In a letter released on Thursday and signed by 17 companies including General …

Automakers Debut Multiple Vehicles with Apple CarPlay at N.Y. Auto Show

Automakers Debut Multiple Vehicles with Apple CarPlay at N.Y. Auto Show

Multiple automakers including Lincoln, Cadillac, Mazda, Toyota, Nissan, and Hyundai announced the addition of Apple CarPlay support in new vehicles at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.
The show, which opens to the public Saturday at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, is the oldest auto show in the country. The …

2019 New York Auto Show Preview: New EVs, SUVs, Cars to Make Their Debut

2019 New York Auto Show Preview: New EVs, SUVs, Cars to Make Their Debut

NEW YORK — U.S. and foreign automakers will showcase dozens of new and updated automobiles this week at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. The show, which dates back more than a century and was previously held at the New York Coliseum, the old Madison …

Review and Test Drive: 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE

Review and Test Drive:  2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE

First announced at the 2000 New York International Auto Show, the Toyota Highlander was one of the first car-based SUV crossovers and the hybrid version was the first seven-seat hybrid vehicle on the market.
Now in it third generation, the Toyota Highlander continues to offer a hybrid powerplant in an all-wheel …

Report from Detroit – Highlights from the 2019 North American International Auto Show

Report from Detroit – Highlights from the 2019 North American International Auto Show

DETROIT—The North American International Auto Show remains one of the most important auto shows of the automotive industry. This will be the last year that it kicks off the international car show calendar: in 2020, the show will reboot and move to June, leaving the Cobo Center and adding outdoor …

Toyota Unveils 2020 Supra with Wireless Apple CarPlay in Detroit

Toyota Unveils 2020 Supra with Wireless Apple CarPlay in Detroit

Toyota announced that its all-new 2020 Supra sports car will feature a wireless version of Apple CarPlay.
The Supra – a nameplate which hasn’t been on sale in the United States for two decades – was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week.
Wireless CarPlay enables the …

Review and Test Drive: 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

Review and Test Drive:  2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

When a 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited in Parisian Night Pearl – a rather striking color – arrived at our offices right before Labor Day, more than a few staffers thought a Lexus had been delivered by mistake. The confusion was understandable.
Now in its 25th year, the Avalon sports a …

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Toyota Prius c

Review and Test Drive:  2018 Toyota Prius c

Introduced in 2011, the Toyota Prius c (the letter “c” indicates “city”), is the third member of the Prius family and is marketed as the Toyota Aqua in the Japanese automaker’s home market.
The c is a hybrid gasoline-electric subcompact hatchback with a price tag lower than the traditional Prius. It …

Toyota to Recall Over 1 Million Prius and C-HR Hybrid Vehicles

Toyota to Recall Over 1 Million Prius and C-HR Hybrid Vehicles

Toyota announced the recall of over one million hybrid-powered vehicles.
The recall includes over 192,000 Prii (“Prii” is the plural form of Prius) in the United States and over half a million cars sold in Japan. The world-wide recall covers the Prius plug-in hybrid and the hybrid C-HR built in Japan …

YourDrive Texas Introduces Toyota New Vehicle Subscription Service

YourDrive Texas Introduces Toyota New Vehicle Subscription Service

Purdy Mobility Subscriptions announced YourDrive Texas, a new-vehicle subscription program for the Dallas area.
A monthly fee gives subscribers access to a variety of Toyota vehicles with three vehicle exchanges permitted per month. The subscription fee includes maintenance, tax, insurance, and cleaning.
The service has three tiers. The Trendsetting Tier includes basic …

Toyota to Invest $500 Million in Autonomous Vehicle Pact

Toyota to Invest $500 Million in Autonomous Vehicle Pact

Toyota announced plans to invest $500 million in Uber and to partner with the ride-hailing company in a joint effort in autonomous vehicles.
Uber, which lost $659 million in its last quarter, would be valued at $72 billion in the deal, a significant increase over its most recent stated value of …

Toyota Widens Support for Apple CarPlay

Toyota Widens Support for Apple CarPlay

Toyota announced it will add Apple CarPlay support to multiple vehicles for 2019.
The Japanese automaker first announced plans to support CarPlay in January starting with the mid-size Avalon model.  It quickly added the Toyota Corolla to the list and now says it will include CarPlay on all 2019 Sienna models …