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Toyota GR Super Sport Concept

Toyota GR Super Sport Concept

Leading up to the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Toyota’s Gazoo Racing took wraps off a badass street supercar built on the same hybrid drivetrain as its 1000hp TS050 LMP1 race car. They have plans to produce a limited number of cars for those with hefty bank accounts.

Driven: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Driven: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

We spent a day behind the wheel of Toyota’s new compact hatchback, and were impressed with its playful and sporty looks, its comfy, premium interior, and exceptional array of safety tech. Now find out what we thought about the way it drives over on 95octane.

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

The former Scion iM/Corolla iM hatch gets a complete do-over, with a fresh and bold new look, a longer, lower, and wider chassis, a brand new 168 hp, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, sport-tuned suspension and a ton of standard tech, including class-leading safety features.

Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept

Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept

At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Toyota showed a concept car which serves as a preview of the return of the Supra, its powerful front engine, rear-wheel drive sports car. The racing version has lightweight aero upgrades, a giant wing, and a stripped-down cabin.

Car Vandal Play-by-play

Car Vandal Play-by-play

A vandal attempted to break into an employee’s pickup truck parked outside of Seattle’s KIRO Radio, and learned quickly why Toyota trucks are said to be indestructible. The station then decided to add some commentary to the bumbling criminal’s futile efforts.

Legacy Overland Land Cruiser Pick-up

Legacy Overland Land Cruiser Pick-up

Legacy Overland’s awesomely restored and upgraded 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ-45. It has a 3.5L 6-cylinder diesel engine, Old Man Emu suspension, Daytona Beadlock steel wheels, BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires, LED headlights, and a Bluetooth radio connected to four speakers.

Toyota FT-AC Concept

Toyota FT-AC Concept

Toyota’s rugged compact SUV is designed as an adventurous counterpoint to its urban C-HR. It borrows design elements from Toyota’s trucks, offers increased ground clearance, AWD with terrain modes and torque vectoring, and versatile storage for all your gear.

Our Camry Southern Adventure

Our Camry Southern Adventure

We teamed up with Toyota to drive the all-new Camry to Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, and St. Augustine, FL to learn about some of America’s oldest neighborhoods. It was a gluttonous, gorgeous, haunting, and humbling experience, with just enough history and humor thrown in.

Toyota C-HR R-Tuned

Toyota C-HR R-Tuned

Toyota teamed up with DG-Spec to create a very special version of its C-HR compact crossover. The one-off R-Tuned packs a 2.4L turbo 4 engine that makes 600hp, a 5-speed manual gearbox, aerodynamic and suspension upgrades, and can do 0-to-60 in 2.9 seconds.

Toyota Tj Cruiser Concept

Toyota Tj Cruiser Concept

Judge not the Tj Cruiser by its cover. Except for the driver’s seat, all of the 4×4 van’s seats can be folded down completely flat. The seat backs are covered with scratch-resistant material and have lots of tie-down points, making it one of the most versatile vehicle interiors we’ve seen.

FJ Company Sport

FJ Company Sport

Using years of experience in restoring Land Cruisers, The FJ Company is keeping the spirit of the definitive 4×4 alive. The FJ Company Sport adds modern equipment to an FJ40 body and chassis, including a 210hp 1FZ engine, Old Man Emu suspension, and a digital dash and radio.

Driven: Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road

Driven: Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road

We spent a week with Toyota’s rugged, capable, and comfortable SUV, and didn’t want to give it up when our time was done. It deftly goes from urban daily driver to a rugged, trail-capable 4×4, and won’t break the bank. Read our full review on 95octane.

Driven: 2018 Toyota Camry XSE

Driven: 2018 Toyota Camry XSE

Toyota says goodbye to boring with its sporty new Camry variant, which looks awesome in white with a black roof and red leather interior. Its new chassis and suspension handle great, and the V6 version cranks out 301 hp and 267 lb-ft. of torque. Full review on 95octane.

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Toyota FT-4X Concept

Toyota FT-4X Concept

Toyota’s compact 4WD concept is both rugged and easy to live with. Its toolbox-inspired design includes a versatile cargo system, hot and cold storage, and nifty touches like a removable water bottle, removable lights, and an armrest that doubles as a sleeping bag.

Toyota HiLux Tonka Concept

Toyota HiLux Tonka Concept

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.

Drift King: Toyota AE86 vs. GT86

Drift King: Toyota AE86 vs. GT86

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.

2017 Toyota 86

2017 Toyota 86

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.

Patriot Campers LC79

Patriot Campers LC79

Australian trailer maker Patriot Campers modifies Toyota GXL Land Cruisers to conquer all conditions. It has an EFS suspension, custom aluminum bodywork with extended chassis and all the drawers and toolboxes that you need.

Toyota XTREME Corolla

Toyota XTREME Corolla

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.

Toyota Land Speed Cruiser

Toyota Land Speed Cruiser

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.

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2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

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.

Our Southern Cali Adventure

Our Southern Cali Adventure

We recently drove from San Diego to Hollywood with Toyota in their fun and vibrant Scion iM hatchback. Along the way we flew jetpacks, went kayaking, boating, hiking, enjoyed amazing food and drink, and were reminded just how awesome road trips can be.

Inside Toyota’s Truck Factory

Inside Toyota’s Truck Factory

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)

Toyota Rally RAV4 Hot Lap

Toyota Rally RAV4 Hot Lap

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.

Toyota Sienna R-Tuned

Toyota Sienna R-Tuned

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.

Multidrive x NSV 6×6 Land Cruiser

Multidrive x NSV 6×6 Land Cruiser

Dubai auto shop NSV shows off its 6×6 Toyota 70 Series Land Cruiser. A collaboration with 4×4 and 6×6 conversion specialist Multidrive, this homely pack mule has a 398hp 4L V6 and an active third axle.

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