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Toyota fine-tunes 86 in its 2014 update

Toyota has dialled up the sheer driving fun and razor-sharp handling of its award-winning 86 sports car by introducing subtle refinements to its widely praised suspension. Enthusiastic drivers will appreciate under-the-skin fine-tuning that delivers a more rigid suspension setup for even better handling response and steering feel while also enhancing …

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2014 Toyota Corolla Sedan Review

White goods on wheels; Grandma’s taxi; pensioner’s wheels. I could go on and on about how some describe the Toyota Corolla. However, if such sentiments reflect the majority view of the population, the “Rolla” would not have found home in 40 million garages worldwide since its introduction in 1966. A …

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2014 Toyota Kluger Review

Bigger, cheaper, and better is how Toyota described the new 2014 Kluger. And in a rare case, it’s not just a marketing hype. Boasting an all-new styling with an upsized cabin, accompanied by a drop in price, the new Kluger does indeed look promising. The new model is the first …

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Toyota slams Luxury Car Tax

Toyota Australia has today urged federal politicians to abolish the luxury-car tax, describing the impost as discriminatory and inefficient. The call came as Toyota passed on the full cost savings to consumers resulting from this week’s CPI-related increase in the threshold at which vehicles are subject to the tax. The …

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Toyota unveils production fuel-cell sedan

Toyota has today revealed the exterior design and Japanese pricing of its hydrogen fuel-cell sedan. First unveiled as a concept at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, the car will launch in Japan before April next year, and preparations are underway for launches in the US and Europe during their summer …

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Subaru may discontinue BRZ. Maybe

Subaru may discontinue the BRZ sports coupé only after one generation – if Toyota and BMW deepens their collaboration. According to a report by DRIVE, Toyota is re-evaluating its partnership with Subaru for the next-generation Toyota 86, on which the BRZ is based, due to its deepening collaboration with BMW. …

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Toyota takes record breaking pole at Le Mans 24-hour

Toyota Racing’s Kazuki Nakajima set a new Le Mans qualifying lap record to put the #7 TS040 Hybrid in pole position for the 82nd running of the famous Le Mans 24-hour endurance race this weekend. Toyota Racing arrives at Le Mans – often regarded as the world’s most demanding race …

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Control your home from a Toyota

Toyota and Panasonic will soon make it possible to avoid those “oh-no” moments after leaving home, such as forgetting to switch off the air-conditioning. The two companies are cooperating on a cloud-based in-car system to monitor and operate home appliances. The new cloud-based telematics service will make life easier and …

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Toyota purportedly working on new FT-1 concept

According to a report by Motor Trend, Toyota is working on another full-scale model of the wildly popular FT-1 concept – this time finished in a different hue. The Japanese giant is not known to construct two successive full-scale concept unless it is seriously looking to add a new model …

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Toyota eyes sports car racing’s biggest prize

Toyota Racing’s quest for the biggest prize in international sports-car racing culminates this month as it sets its sights on victory at the famous Le Mans 24-hour race classic.The team, campaigning two TS040 hybrid-powered race cars, aims to extend its World Endurance Championship (WEC) lead by surpassing its second placing …

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Cosworth offers performance packages for Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ

British engine manufacturer Cosworth has shifted its focus from being a manufacturer of individual performance components to the engineering and supply of complete performance upgrade packages. The first of its new range of Power Packages has been rolled out for the FA20 engine platform, found under the bonnet of the Scion FR-S, …

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Australia is Toyota 86’s third largest market in the world

According to Toyota Australia, Aussies snap up almost one out of every 10 Toyota 86 coupé (Cup Edition shown above) sold worldwide. With 10,363 customers since local sales began in June 2012, Australia is the biggest market for the 86 outside Japan (39,000 sales) and the United States (35,000). In …

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BMW and Lexus to develop new flagship supercar?

In case you haven’t already know, BMW and Toyota signed an agreement in late 2013 to jointly develop a new platform for a sports car, which will be shared by the two companies. What we do not know, as yet, is exactly what kind of sports car the two automobile heavyweights …

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