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2014 Scion TC Debuts at New York Auto Show

 
For more than 100 years, the New York Auto Show has been the place for automakers to show off their most innovative new vehicle designs. This year is no exception, though the star of the show may just be the 10th generation Toyota Scion TC.

Selling to a Younger Market

Since its introduction in 2004, the Scion has been a car for Toyota's younger audience. This model has historically had everything that students and…
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2014 Toyota Highlander Gets Great Early Reviews


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The 2014 Toyota Highlander recently made its debut. Bill Fay, the Vice President and General Manager of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. unveiled this vehicle at the recent New York Auto Show, and the SUV has been receiving rave reviews since then.


Characteristics

According to Fay, the 2014 Highlander is a mid-sized SUV with "no sacrifice". Although previous editions were fairly roomy, the newest version has increased passenger and cargo space for added comfort.  It is also in keeping with customer's wishes that the vehicle be attractive and…
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It's Official - Toyota is Now the Largest Automaker in the World

The person who runs Toyota's operations in the United States, Jim Lentz, recently stopped by CBS to talk to co-hosts Charlie Rose and Gail King. Lentz was in town to attend the International Auto Show and the entire interview can be viewed online here.

Auto Sales Have Increased

Rose reports that auto sales have actually increased across the United States in recent months. Lentz states that there are a few major reasons for this marked increase in sales. Firstly, the average age of a car on the road today is approximately eleven years old. This is the oldest average…
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Love Trucks? Check Out the Upcoming 2014 Toyota Tundra



The Toyota Tundra has been a staple of the car company since its debut in 1999. Now, the Tundra has been re-sized and completely reinvented. The result is the 2014 Toyota Tundra. If you love pickup trucks, this truck will most certainly meet your expectations. It is impressive, from the inside out.


Reinvention of the Tundra

Previous versions of the Tundra were respectable enough. The very first second-generation version of the Tundra was introduced in 2006. It was larger than the first generation Tundra and had elements of both the Toyota Tacoma and the FTX…
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Scion Taps into the Minds of Youth



This month, Toyota Scion has reached out to budding entrepreneurs in the community through the implementation of their Motivate program. The program, which seeks to instill within a younger generation the passion that drives the success of the Toyota company, matches young innovators with more established and successful entrepreneurs. It culminated in a three-day workshop aimed at providing the former with the skills necessary to succeed in business.

The Motivate Program

Scion's Motivate program is a recent development. Initially launched in October 2012, this program aims to provide assistance to individuals working towards a promising entrepreneurial goal. Through this…
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Toyota Will Launch 2 Special Edition Corollas



Toyota recently announced the launch of two special editions of their popular Corolla model: the Corolla LE and the Corolla S. Both models contain the characteristics that have made the Corolla one of the most beloved and oft-purchased cars amongst Toyota's wide variety of vehicles, but they also boast some bonus features for added appeal. Both models are limited editions, so consumers interested in purchasing one are advised to buy sooner than later.  
Corolla S Special Edition

Like the original Corolla, the Corolla S is a four-door sedan with all of the requisite safety features and impressive gas mileage…
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Breaking Bad TV Show Sells Their Beloved 1984 Toyota Tercel


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Fans of the popular television show Breaking Bad will be excited to hear that a car used in its production is now up for grabs. Celebrity website TMZ recently wrote an article about the car and it's recent sale at a car dealership in Albuquerque that is garnering a ton of attention from a worldwide audience. This car that has is such a hot commodity and has had Facebook bids rolling in upwards of $8,000 is a 1984 Toyota Tercel.

Breaking Bad

This television show began in January of 2008 and is currently in its…
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Scion FR-S Chief Engineer Eyeing a Possible Sedan

Tetsuya Tada, the chief engineer behind the Scion FR-S, recently mentioned his desire for a sedan in the Scion lineup. The comment came in an interview with AutoGuide in which Tada explained some future possibilities for the line and the next logical steps. More information about Tada's comments can be found here: http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/scion-fr-s-chief-interested-in-sedan-and-shooting-brake-versions-ar149927.html.

Possible Future Developments

Tada's concepts for the Scion FR-S would involve testing the vehicle's limits when it comes to both body and interior. Among the long term goals that the engineer mentioned is the aforementioned Scion sedan…
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Toyota Enters the Electric Commercial Vehicle Market

Toyota has been an industry leader when it comes to providing environmentally-friendly passenger vehicles. They're now expanding their reach into the commercial vehicle market by testing an electric delivery van in Japan. The van was developed in partnership with three other Japanese manufacturers: Yamato, TMC and Hino.

Truck Design

The vehicle that's currently being tested is a refrigerated van that somewhat resembles a box truck. It is being dubbed a "super low" truck because the bed of it sits only about 17 inches off the ground. It has a cab that contains bucket seats to accommodate a driver…
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The Process behind the Toyota NASCAR Race Vehicle



Recently, Toyota has released a unique and behind-the-scenes video for racing fans and site visitors on their blog, Toyota Racing. The video displays the process that Toyota engineers and NASCAR racing officials had to go through while designing and building the new 2013 Toyota Camry model for the Sprint Cup Series.


Key Officials behind the Process

In the video, racing industry officials were interviewed about the process behind the vehicle. Names such as Andy Graves, V.P. of Chassis Engineering, Kevin Hunter from Calty Design Research, Joe Gibbs, and racecar drivers Michael Waltrip and Kyle…
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