Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 to debut in Monte Carlo with a hybrid powertrain

The World Rally Championship is about to get into full swing and more automakers participating this year are showing their entries. Based on the production GR Yaris, the Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 succeeds the outgoing Yaris WRC, which did a clean sweep of the manufacturer’s, drivers, and co-drivers titles in the 2021 season. It will […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Toyota Noah and Voxy are boxy, electrified forbidden fruit

The new generation Toyota Noah and its mechanical sibling, the Voxy, have been revealed and they’re both available with an electrified powertrain. Both minivans are Japanese market models, making them forbidden fruit for most global consumers including those in North America. Although both are essentially tall, boxy haulers optimized for tight urban environments, it’s easy […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone adds bling and hybrid power standard

The most luxurious version of the 2022 Toyota Tundra is here. Called the Capstone, this range-topping model is the most luxurious version of Toyota’s full-size truck and it has chrome, lots of it. The 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone will go head-to-head with the Ford F-150, which offers three different takes on the luxury truck and […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Toyota developing its own automotive software platform by 2025: Report

Toyota appears to be following the footsteps of other automakers including Tesla and Volkswagen. According to Nikkei Asia, the largest automaker in the world will develop its own automotive software platform. It will handle everything from basic functions to advanced ones like autonomous driving. The Arene operating system will be integrated into Toyota vehicles by […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition review: Attainable jewelry

Unique models of a specific vehicle tend to be priced higher than their more common siblings. Toyota is aiming to change that in the mainstream segment by offering cool cosmetic tweaks to its most popular vehicles and the Highlander Hybrid is the latest to get the treatment. Based on the XLE trim, the 2022 Toyota […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Venza: Which one to get?

If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient electrified crossover, there’s a wealth of choice out there, especially in the compact and mid-size segments. Toyota alone has a hybrid for every need and if yours only requires two rows, you can choose between the RAV4 Hybrid or the Venza. Which one to get? How does each one […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Nightshade Edition is the big sedan’s final hurrah

Earlier this year, we reported that the 2022 Toyota Avalon will be the last model year for the flagship sedan. Due to low sales and the popularity of full-sized cars dwindling quickly, the Avalon is the latest casualty. For its final model year, the Nightshade Edition joins the lineup with the hybrid powertrain as standard […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Toyota previews 13 new EVs including sports car concept

During a media briefing of its battery-electric vehicle strategy, Toyota previewed 11 upcoming EVs that it will be building. Alongside the bZ4X, the company released four other models that will be sold under its bZ sub brand. These vehicles will be built on Toyota’s e-TNGA platform and be sold across multiple global markets. The Motomachi […]

by Stefan Ogbac
European-spec Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid gives us a glimpse of the future U.S. version

The European-spec Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid has been unveiled and it gives us a hint at what the North American version could be. Like the standard internal combustion version already on sale in the U.S., the electrified variant is on the TNGA-C platform shared with the Prius, Corolla sedan and hatchback, C-HR, and Lexus UX. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Toyota will use solid-state batteries in hybrids first

Toyota has announced more details on its carbon neutrality plans at its Kenshiki event in Europe. In addition to showing the production bZ4X in the region for the first time, the company has revealed that by 2030, it anticipates its sales mix for zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) to make up at least 50 percent in Western […]

by Stefan Ogbac