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European-spec 2023 Toyota Corolla reveals more details on updated hybrid systems

When the U.S.-spec refreshed 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid sedan was revealed this week, it received many significant updates. In addition to the LE grade, you can now get it in sporty SE and a more premium-looking XLE variant. The former gets sport-tuned steering and suspension components, a different front end, and dual exhaust tips. It’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/3/2022
2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition adds off-road chops to electrified variant

Since the current generation RAV4 arrived, the only way to get an off-road-oriented version was with the pure internal combustion variant. That changes now thanks to the addition of the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition. This is the second electrified vehicle to get outdoorsy treatment following the Sienna. Available in Midnight Black Metallic, Cavalry […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/1/2022
Toyota Sienna now used as a testbed for autonomous driving technologies

The current-generation Toyota Sienna is being used as the platform for the development of autonomous driving technologies. Once the vehicle comes off the assembly line of Toyota’s Indiana manufacturing plant, it gets a new control interface to make it compatible with third-party autonomous driving kits for use in mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) roles. The result is the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/1/2022
Stellantis and Toyota partner up for large commercial vans including electric model

Stellantis and Toyota announced an expansion to their partnership with a new agreement for large commercial vans specifically for the European market including an all-electric model. This expands the collaboration to a third segment, which already covered compact and mid-size vehicles. Stellantis will supply Toyota Motor Europe with a large commercial van, which will wear […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/1/2022
2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid arrives stateside with fifth – generation hybrid system

Toyota introduced the Corolla Cross last year and promised it was adding an electrified version about a year later. Well, the automaker is delivering on that with the introduction of the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid, giving the brand a dozen electrified vehicles excluding the Avalon Hybrid, which will be discontinued in August. In addition […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/1/2022
2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid expands to more trims and gets AWD

If you wanted an affordable sedan with incredible fuel economy, you couldn’t go wrong with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Thanks to its miserly powertrain, it wasn’t hard to beat its EPA fuel economy ratings. However, the hybrid powertrain was only limited to the LE trim and only had FWD, the latter of which limits if […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/1/2022
Toyota’s Cabin Awareness system uses radar to detect people and pets inside vehicles

Toyota Connected North America (TCNA), Toyota’s independent software and innovation division, introduced a new version of the Cabin Awareness technology. This feature uses high-resolution 4D imaging radar to detect people and certain pets inside vehicles to ensure you don’t leave anyone behind. The radar is mounted inside the cabin and out of sight above the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/31/2022
2023 Toyota Sienna 25th Anniversary Edition has limited units

Toyota is celebrating 25 years of producing the Sienna minivan with, you guessed it, a special edition model. Called the 25th Anniversary Edition, this variant will be limited to 2,525 units nationwide and will only be available in Wind Chill Pearl and Celestial Silver. Why such plain colors? Since the 2023 model year is Sienna’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/20/2022
2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid gets revamped Nightshade Edition model and new exterior color

The 2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid has been announced and the big news for the new model year is the revamped Nightshade Edition. Based on the SE grade, the new cosmetic package adds side mirror covers, exterior badges, a rear spoiler, headlight and taillight trim, door handles, window surrounds and side skirts all finished in black. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/20/2022
2023 Toyota Venza gets Nightshade Edition and lots of tech updates

Toyota has been continually expanding its Nightshade Edition lineup with more vehicles. Last year, the Prius got the treatment, and now the 2023 Venza is the latest to receive the blacked-out treatment. However, your choice of exterior colors are limited to Celestial Black, Wind Chill Pearl, and Ruby Flare Red. The 2023 Toyota Venza Nightshade […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/18/2022