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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 …

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Toyota Corolla XSE

Review and Test Drive:  2018 Toyota Corolla XSE

Introduced over 50 years ago in 1966, the Toyota Corolla became the world’s best selling car by 1974 and has remained a best seller since then, hitting a milestone of world’s best selling nameplate in 1997.
The 2018 Toyota Corolla received a sportier look as well as new safety features in …

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Toyota C-HR

Review and Test Drive:  2018 Toyota C-HR

Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the Toyota C-HR keeps everyone guessing what C-HR might stand for. In introducing the car, Toyota said the name was derived from both Compact High Rider and Cross Hatch Run-about, but that really doesn’t matter.
What does matter is that it has a distinctively …

Toyota and Lexus to Launch V2V Communications Starting in 2021

Toyota and Lexus to Launch V2V Communications Starting in 2021

Toyota and its luxury division Lexus announced that they will begin to broadly deploy vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technology in the United States starting in 2021.
The Japanese automaker said it plans to have V2V technology available across almost its entire lineup by the middle of the coming decade.
Similar to initiatives from …

New York Auto Show 2018: Hail the SUV, but Plug in the Mini

New York Auto Show 2018: Hail the SUV, but Plug in the Mini

NEW YORK — The auto industry is showcasing dozens of new cars 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 Square Garden, and …

Avis Budget to Add 10,000 Toyotas with Mobility Services Technology

Avis Budget to Add 10,000 Toyotas with Mobility Services Technology

Avis Budget Group will add 10,000 Toyota vehicles to the Avis Car Rental fleet in a partnership with Toyota, the two parties said.
The move will provide Avis with “enhanced connectivity and visibility into their fleet, and bring travelers increased control and convenience over their rental experience,” Toyota said.
The car rental …

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser

Review and Test Drive:  2018 Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota’s resident behemoth, the Land Cruiser, is the Japanese automaker’s longest running model, dating back to 1951. Since then, it has been produced in a variety of forms including a convertible, hard top, and station wagon. It’s one of the most popular vehicles sold in Australia (Toyota tests it in …

Toyota to (Finally) Add Apple CarPlay Support, Starting with 2019 Avalon

Toyota to (Finally) Add Apple CarPlay Support, Starting with 2019 Avalon

DETROIT—Starting with the all-new fifth generation mid-size Avalon model, revealed at the North American International Auto Show, Toyota will offer support for Apple CarPlay in its vehicles.
Apple CarPlay is an in-vehicle touch-based display interface that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone.
Virtually every car manufacturer offers select vehicles that …

Mazda and Toyota Announce Joint Factory in Alabama

Mazda and Toyota Announce Joint Factory in Alabama

Mazda and Toyota announced Wednesday that the two automakers have selected Alabama as the site of a future joint-venture auto plant.
The $1.6-billion plant, to be located in Huntsville, will eventually employ as many as 4,000 workers. Production is expected to start by 2021, the two automakers said. Production will be …

Toyota Outlines Revised Electric Vehicle Strategy

Toyota Outlines Revised Electric Vehicle Strategy

Toyota, which led the gas-electric hybrid revolution but has lagged behind rivals in offering fully electric vehicles, announced its strategy for that market.
The plan calls for the Japanese automaker to invest ¥1.5 trillion ($13 billion) in research and development by the year 2030. Half of that investment will be earmarked …

Review and Test Drive: 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE

Review and Test Drive:  2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE

Toyota’s gas-electric hybrid Camry recently celebrated its tenth birthday and it has remained one of the roomiest hybrids on the market. When launched, it came with a fuel-economy rating of 34 mpg (6.9 l/100 km), 10 mpg better than the conventionally-powered Camry and with little compromise in the passenger cabin …

At CES 2017, Auto Industry Asks ‘How Are We Driving Tomorrow?’

At CES 2017, Auto Industry Asks ‘How Are We Driving Tomorrow?’

DETROIT—Over the past years, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has gained significant importance for the automotive industry, despite it being held immediately prior to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The question of “How are we driving tomorrow?” was the central focus of every car manufacturer …