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Carving a Land Cruiser

Carving a Land Cruiser

Vietnam-based Woodworking Art walks us through the process of building an accurate wooden model of a 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser. We particularly love the details in the grille and the tires, though he should have left the windshield and lights exposed as wood.

Majestic All-Wheel Driving with Toyota

Majestic All-Wheel Driving with Toyota

We were fortunate to take an exclusive trip to Park City, Utah, where we indulged in the winter sports lifestyle, and enjoyed a variety of Toyota’s all-wheel drive vehicles in a magnificent mountain setting. Along the way, we learned that these dependable cars, crossovers, and SUVs instill great confidence regardless of the weather.

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The Eggvan

The Eggvan

Petrolicious introduces us to filmmaker and racing enthusiast Niki Byrne, whose car of choice is a 1991 Toyota Previa van, known in some circles as the “Eggvan.” Built during a time when wacky ideas could actually make it into production, this quirky little van has a mid-mounted, supercharged engine, and rear-wheel drive.

2021 Toyota GR Supra

2021 Toyota GR Supra

For 2021, the already fun to drive Toyota GR Supra 3.0 gets a power bump to 382hp, shaving 2/10ths off its 0-to-60 time, down to 3.9 sec. A 2.0-liter turbo-4 version is also on tap with 255hp and 295 lb-ft. of torque, as well as an A91 special edition with carbon fiber bits, matte black wheels, and a sweet new Refraction Blue paint color.

Toyota Woven City

Toyota Woven City

Automotive and mobility company Toyota plans on establishing a 175-acre site at the foot of Japan’s Mt. Fuji to build a prototype city of the future. The location, known as “Woven City” will serve as a real world testbed for tech including autonomy, robotics, personal mobility, smart homes, alternative energy, and AI, among others.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

The recently redesigned Toyota RAV4 gets its most potent and fuel-efficient variant ever. Packing a plug-in hybrid AWD powertrain, the RAV4 Prime produces 302hp, and can do 0-to-60 in 5.8 sec. It can make short hops on pure electric power, while still working like a gas-electric hybrid for road trips, with an estimated 90MPGe.

ICON FJ40 Roadster

ICON FJ40 Roadster

ICON 4×4 has introduced a stripped-down version of its hand-built Toyota truck tribute. The FJ40 Roadster Edition is all about purity of experience. To trim weight, it has no doors, a fabric roof, and no A/C. But it still rocks a 6.2-liter GM V8 that makes 430hp, and a rugged, lifted suspension that’s ready to dominate any terrain.

Toyota’s Future of Mobility

Toyota’s Future of Mobility

We spent a week in Tokyo, Japan learning all about Toyota’s plans for the future, as it expands its horizons from conventional cars, to providing mobility solutions for all. The future includes ultra-compact battery-electric vehicles, self-driving cars, and even cars that can adapt to your mood.

2021 Toyota Mirai Concept

2021 Toyota Mirai Concept

Toyota went back to the drawing board with its hydrogen-electric sedan, turning a frog into a prince in the process. The stylish new car will move from FWD to RWD, riding on the same platform as the Lexus LS, enhancing its overall performance, and targeting 30% more range. Now if only the hydrogen infrastructure would catch up.

Why We Love TRD Pro Trucks

Why We Love TRD Pro Trucks

A year after we hit the muddy trails of the Northwest OHV Park in Bridgeport, Texas to check out Toyota’s TRD Pro line, we returned to the spot with a fleet of Army Green 2020 Tacomas, Tundras, 4Runners, and Sequoias to get things dirty once more, and to answer the question: Just why are TRD Pro trucks and SUVs so good?

2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture Edition

2020 Toyota 4Runner Venture Edition

Toyota’s rugged, body-on-frame SUV not only is getting upgrades like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Toyota’s latest TSS-P safety systems, but the new Venture Edition gets a Yakima Megawarrior roof rack with crossbars, 17″ gunmetal TRD wheels, and black accents. It looks really sweet in Barcelona Red metallic.

TRD All the Things

TRD All the Things

Toyota Racing Division aka TRD already makes some great trucks. Now they’re expanding their lineup with tricked-out versions of Toyota’s everyday sedans. We spent a day testing out the first ever Avalon TRD and Camry TRD, and were impressed not just with their aggressive styling, but with their sporty handling.

Patriot Desert Ops LC79 Land Cruiser

Patriot Desert Ops LC79 Land Cruiser

To celebrate their versatile new X1N series, Australia’s Patriot Campers created the Desert Ops LC79 Supertourer, an awesome custom Toyota Land Cruiser. Both the X1N and the LC79 have a matching 1970s color scheme, beefed-up off-road suspensions, and are ready to conquer about any terrain.

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Toyota GR Supra Drift by HKS

Toyota GR Supra Drift by HKS

The 2020 Toyota GR Supra is pretty sweet car in its own right, and Toyota is really encouraging tuners to make it their own. Check out this awesome shakedown footage of a completely reworked Supra Drift car made by HKS as it gets ready for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It even packs a classic 2JZ engine.

Toyota Bluegrass Tour

Toyota Bluegrass Tour

On our recent trip to Kentucky, we enjoyed a mix of horses, horsepower, baseball, and bourbon. We also visited Toyota’s largest factory in the world. Georgetown’s TMMK plant makes about 2,000 cars a day, and serves as a living monument to our global economy, where Japanese and American ingenuity and skill come together.

Driven: 2020 Toyota GR Supra

Driven: 2020 Toyota GR Supra

We feel so lucky to have been among the first people to drive the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra. We spent a full day behind the wheel on road and on the track, and are thrilled to report that it’s everything we hoped for – and more. Read on, then drop by 95octane for our full review.

2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition

2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition

This beautiful limited edition of Toyota’s compact rear-wheel drive sports coupe features a rich Hakone green paint, 17″ twisted spoke bronze wheels, and a black spoiler. Inside, there’s Alcantara and tan trimmed seats, tan stitching, and an embroidered “86” logo on the dash.

Toyota Lunar Rover

Toyota Lunar Rover

Toyota and The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have teamed up to study mobility in space, with a fuel cell electric vehicle which could be used for human exploration on the moon. Despite energy transport limitations, its could cover 10,000 km in its lifetime.

Toyota Supra TRD Concept

Toyota Supra TRD Concept

The 2020 Supra is being shown with a variety of aerodynamic enhancements as a showcase for possible add-ons from Toyota’s TRD line. The tricked-out Supra gets carbon fiber front and rear spoilers, rear spats, side skirts, and lightweight forged 19″ aluminum wheels.

The Youngtimer Collection

The Youngtimer Collection

In April 2019, RM Sotheby’s is going to hold auctions that draw from a private collection of “youngtimers” – ’80s and ’90s cars from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and more. Chris Harris was lucky enough to take a tour of the impressive and extensive collection.

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2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

Toyota is releasing a limited-edition of 1200 vehicles featuring a black accented grille, bronze BBS 18″ forged aluminum wheels, and retro-style badging. Its chrome lower moldings and running boards have also been removed to make it more off-road friendly.

2020 Toyota Supra

2020 Toyota Supra

After 17 years, Toyota’s beloved sports coupe is back. Inspired by the FT-1, the Supra rocks a 335 hp turbo I6, launching the car to 60 mph in 4.1 sec. The RWD 2-seater rides on 19″ staggered alloys, and packs an active differential and adaptive suspension as standard.

Driven: 2019 Toyota RAV4

Driven: 2019 Toyota RAV4

We headed to the twisty roads and beautiful beaches of Carmel, CA to test drive the all-new RAV4. The latest model of the compact SUV has rugged new looks, increased power, sharp handling, and tons of safety and convenience tech. Read our full review on 95octane.

2020 Toyota Camry & Avalon TRD

2020 Toyota Camry & Avalon TRD

Toyota Racing Development has amped up two cars historically thought of as pretty tame. The Camry TRD and Avalon TRD add performance brakes, suspension, exhaust, and lightweight wheels to an already potent 301 hp V6, making these daily drivers surprisingly sporty.

Trail Trekkin’ with Toyota TRD Pro

Trail Trekkin’ with Toyota TRD Pro

After putting some mud on the Toyota TRD Pros, we headed to the dusty Nevada desert to put the 2019 Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner TRD Pros to the test as part of our collab with the Trail Trek Tour. The rocky trails were no match for the FOX shocks each vehicle now sports.

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