Combining the ruggedness of Toyota’s nearly indestructible HiLux pickup with the playfulness of Tonka toy trucks, this very special concept is ready to take on just about anything, with a 6″ lift, 35″ lug tires, a huge skid plate, LED trail lighting, and a tube frame in its bed for gear.
Legendary racer Keiichi “Drift King” Tsuchiya – one of the inspirations and consultants for Initial D – compares his personal 1983 Toyota Corolla AE86 with its grandson, the GT86. You probably know which one he prefers, but it’s worth watching nonetheless.
The rear-wheel drive Scion FR-S gets reborn, retaining the go-kart like handling of its predecessor, along with more sporty front end styling, and cool new “86” badging throughout. Its 200-ish hp engine won’t break records, but it’s still a blast to drive. Review on 95octane.
One of Toyota’s slick rides for SEMA 2016, Cartel Customs and Star Side Design turned the 4-door daily driver into a 2-door sportscar, turbo-boosted to 250 whp, stripped it down to just 2000 lb. with the driver, then coated the whole thing in a vibrant two-tone paint.
This low-riding, custom-built beast started life as a 2016 Land Cruiser, but now is capable of pushing out more than 2000 hp, and hitting a top speed of 220 mph, courtesy of Motorsports Technical Center, and a pair of volleyball-sized Garrett turbochargers. Debuts at SEMA 2016.
Toyota’s most rugged mid-size pickup yet, the new Tacoma TRD Pro rides on 2.5″ FOX Shocks, is wider, taller, has a 35º approach angle, and a 1/4″ skid plate to protect components. We dig the blacked out grille, hood scoop, and overfenders. Read our full review on 95octane.
We visited Toyota’s 4.2m sq.ft. San Antonio Texas manufacturing plant to see how they build their rugged Tacoma and Tundra pickups. Over 7200 people from Toyota and its partners work in concert with robotics to complete a truck every 60 seconds. (Video by Jim Rough)
We reconnected with pro racer Ryan Millen to take a ride inside his Toyota Rally RAV4. Incredibly, it’s mostly stock other than the tires, shocks, exhaust, and rollcage. We still can’t believe this front-wheel drive SUV with an automatic can go around a dirt track like this.
You’ll believe a van can fly, as this custom Toyota Sienna tears up the track to win its class in the 2016 One Lap of America. The minivan finished 21 out of 69 overall, beating out Vipers and Corvettes. We caught up with the team for a couple of laps at Autobahn Country Club.
One of the most awesome looking RC cars we’ve ever laid eyes on, Tamiya’s replica of the classic Land Cruiser features a fully-articulated suspension, 4WD, and fat tires. It’s a complex kit, and you’ll need to BYO controller, radios, speed controller and battery pack.
The most badass production 4Runner ever, the TRD Pro is the truck we’d want in a zombie apocalypse. Its TRD Bilstein shocks and multi-terrain systems will conquer any surface you can throw at them, and Crawl Control and Hill Start assist make quick work of tough terrain.
A hilarious and explosive Australian commercial by 8Com director Josh Frizzell for the Toyota Camry highlighting the everyday battles and insanity of raising a family. Seriously, they don’t need to spend any money on a Super Bowl commercial in February, and just run this.
Toyota did their part for Back to the Future Day by giving Marty the truck he always dreamed of – though the HiLux of the past has been transformed into the awesome new 2016 Tacoma, complete with KC fog lights. Check it out in person in NYC, Dallas or LA on 10/21.