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
Toyota establishes a battery manufacturing plant in North Carolina

Toyota has announced that it has selected North Carolina for its new battery manufacturing plant in the United States. Scheduled to come online in 2025, Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC), will have four production lines capable of producing lithium-ion batteries for 200,000 vehicles. The automaker intends to expand the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite to six production […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Autopia 2099 is Radwood’s techie cousin and that’s a good thing

Electrification is such a big deal these days. Automakers are scrambling to electrify vehicles and people, especially enthusiasts, are eager to see what it will do to cars and car culture. Between curiosity and the need to move to something more sustainable, consumers want to learn what electrification can do for them. For car enthusiasts, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Video roundup: Our coverage of 2021 LA Auto Show reveals

If you can’t make it to the 2021 LA Auto Show happening right now, either because you don’t want to fight the crowds or you live half a world away, we have you covered. In addition to all of our written coverage from the event (which you can find here), we also brought along our […]

by Chad Kirchner
2023 Toyota bZ4X first look: Jumping back into the EV fray

The production 2023 Toyota bZ4X marks the introduction of the first long-range battery-electric vehicle from the largest automaker in the world. However, this isn’t Toyota’s first foray into EVs. From 1997 to 2003 and then again from 2012 to 2014, it built the RAV4 EV but those barely had 100 miles of range on a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gets new SE trim

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is getting a new version that offers sporty looks without needing to go up to the XSE grade. A new SE trim joins the lineup to expand the electrified crossover’s appeal to consumers wanting the more aggressive looks at a lower price point. It gets cloth upholstery, a 7.0-inch touch […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Toyota announces production bZ4X BEV in Japan, shows off steering yoke

Toyota’s first bZ vehicle is getting closer to production, and now we have more details on what to expect as it rolls out in Japan, and then for other markets. This beyond Zero lineup starts with the 4X. The bZ4X here is the first of seven bZ models to be introduced by 2025, and chases […]

by Chad Kirchner