2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro First Test

“You should drive in four-wheel drive for at least 10 miles (16 km) each month. This will assure that the front-drive components are lubricated.” Sure thing, whoever was responsible for wording these instructions in the 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro’s owner’s manual. (It’s the same setting where …

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Toyota reveals a SpongeBob themed Sienna

Check out this really cool Spongebob themed 2015 Toyota Sienna! It has a lot of neat features such as being able to blow bubbles! If you want to check out a Sienna for yourself, head over to our dealership and we would be happy to show you the latest model!

The Japanese carmaker has joined hand with Nickelodeon to create a one-off SpongeBob concept for the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Toyota and Nickelodeon had teamed up earlier to create a unique SpongeBob SquarePants themed Highlander. The Japanese carmaker has once again collaborated with the latter, but this time to promote the 2015 Toyota Sienna and the upcoming American 2D animated movie – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

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New Toyota Mirai: The Fuel Cell Car You Can Buy

New-Toyota-Mirai-100  While everyone else was hinting at their fuel-cell future at the LA Auto Show, Toyota was two steps ahead revealing its production Mirai that will go on sale next year.

Hydrogen-powered cars are gaining momentum with Toyota hoping that it can replicate the success of its Prius in the near future – not necessarily with the Mirai that will be the brand’s second most expensive car in the USA after the Land Cruiser, but with the following generations.

They have to start somewhere and the Mirai that will be offered for sale with a base MSRP of $57,500, not including any federal incentives of up to $13,000 that may or may not be available next year, plus three years of free hydrogen fuel, or a $499 monthly lease for 3 years, is a good place to kick off the initiative.

It makes sense only as long as you see the broader picture and how this technology, which emits nothing but water vapor, can dramatically alter our transportation future.

The Mirai’s fuel cell stack system combines hydrogen gas from tanks with oxygen to produce electricity that powers a 113kW (152hp) electric motor driving the front wheels. The tanks can be refueled in about five minutes offering a range of up to 300 miles or 483 km.

Toyota is also heavily investing in hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

“Toyota’s vision of a hydrogen society is not just about building a great car, but ensuring accessible, reliable and convenient refueling for our customers,” said Toyota North America boss Jim Lentz. “I am happy to announce that this vision will expand beyond the borders of California and give customers the opportunity to join the fuel cell movement.”

California will be the first state to get the Mirai in fall of 2015, with Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island to follow, as Toyota expands its hydrogen stations.

Next-Gen Toyota GT86 Hinted at in New Report

Toyota and Subaru, working together? Yep! And they’ve created the fun and sporty, GT86. While it’s not available in the US, it’s sure caused a stir! Check the link for more pictures.

As unlikely as it seemed at first, Toyota and Subaru really did come together to create what is proving to be quite a popular affordable sports car. Toyota’s side of the deal meant it could sell considerably more cars than Subaru, so the latter could have felt wronged; it didn’t and according to a report, the two manufacturers will stay together for the creation of the next-gen interpretation.

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Toyota Globally Sells 7-Millionth Hybrid Vehicle

Seven million Hybrids! Toyota hit that great number of hybrid vehicle sold a couple of days ago. If you’re looking for an excellent, fuel efficient car, please swing by Universal Toyota and see what we have to offer!

Since launching the Prius to its home market in 1997, Toyota has globally expanded hybrid models and sales, and yesterday announced it had sold its seven millionth car. alone, “well over” two million Lexus and Toyota hybrids have been sold, and the automaker has two-thirds hybrid passenger vehicle market share followed by [ ] The post Toyota Globally Sells 7-Millionth Hybrid Vehicle appeared first on HybridCars.com.

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Toyota rolling out San Antonio-made Tundra Bass Pro Shops trucks

A special Tundra is coming to Texas in 2015! Toyota is teaming with Bass Pro Shops to create the Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition. Be on the look out for it!

Toyota, which hopes to capture a larger slice of the pickup truck market, is hitching its Tundra to the Bass Pro Shops brand. The automaker has unveiled a new 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition truck that is manufactured on San Antonio’s South Side and will be available in several U.S.

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Toyota C-HR Concept Debuting In Paris Previews Future Subcompact Crossover

Toyota’s new C-HR concept car debuting at the 2014 Paris Auto Show on October 2 is a preview of a future subcompact crossover the automaker is working on. It will be the highlight of Toyota’s Paris stand, which will also feature the production version of the automaker’s upcoming fuel cell sedan. The C-HR concept features.

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Toyota recruits El Paso business owner to assemble Tacoma truck beds

Rosa Santana certainly has some business smarts! She worked diligently over eight years to become a supplier for Toyota and starting in January, her company will be assembling Tacoma truck beds in El Paso. Great job Rosa!

When Toyota opened a truck assembly plant in San Antonio almost eight years ago, El Paso business owner Rosa Santana knew it would be a good idea to get her foot in the door there. She opened a branch of Integrated Human Capital, her 12-year-old El Paso staffing agency, in an office park across the street from the plant and began supplying labor to some of Toyota’s suppliers.

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Toyota Urban Utility Concept is a Cargo Van for the City

Toyota has unveiled the Urban Utility Concept today at a private panel discussion hosted by Make: magazine in San Francisco. The Utility Concept vehicle – or U2 was designed by Toyota’s Calty Design Research in Newport Beach, California. Revealing a project like the U2 gives people a window into …

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Toyota Has The Best Seats, J.D. Power Says

There is a study to find cars with the best seats from J.D. The car brand to take the top spot for this survey is surprisingly Toyota. This year’s study seems to favor big vehicles, as the Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia (all these Toyota models are sold in North America and not…

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