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New-Generation Toyota Highlander Gets New Four-Cylinder Model For 2009

Toyota introduced the all-new second-generation Highlander sports utility vehicle (SUV) for 2008 and is adding an additional model with a new four-cylinder engine for 2009. The second-generation Highlander is significantly larger, roomier and more powerful than the vehicle it replaces, yet still has excellent fuel efficiency. The new Highlander is noticeably quieter and more spacious with enhanced versatility and ride comfort. It is among

All-New 2009 Toyota Matrix Completely Redesigned For Improved Performance And Utility

The Toyota Corolla Matrix, the sporty five-door vehicle that helped redefine the concept of a crossover vehicle, has been redesigned for the 2009 model year to offer better performance while maintaining fuel economy with a wider choice of functional options. Designers created a more coupe-inspired exterior while providing enhanced interior utility and improved dynamic performance. The result is a package that has a wider, lower stance than the

Toyota Introduces New 2009 Venza

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., unveiled the new 2009 Venza at the 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Venza will raise the average vehicle to new levels by combining a unique blend of sedan refinement and sport utility vehicle (SUV) functionality. “The all-new Venza was developed as a vehicle that combines the styling, comfort and fun-to-drive performance elements of a five-passenger sedan with the surprising utility of an SUV,” said Bob Carter, Toyota Division g

Tenth-Generation Toyota Corolla Offers Standout Performance, Quality, Economy And Safety

Forty years after Toyota introduced the first Corolla to American drivers, the all-new, 10th-generation Corolla introduced for the 2009 model year again provides customers with a high-quality, high-MPG choice. Corolla has long been synonymous with Toyota quality, style and value, earning a distinction as one of the most trusted cars in America. Virtually every aspect of the Corolla has been improved in the new model, offering more safety fea

Toyota FJ Cruiser Adds Safety Features And New Colors For 2009

The Toyota FJ Cruiser, which melds the brand's off-road legacy with distinct heritage design in a modern SUV, gains new safety features and three new colors for 2009. The 2009 FJ Cruiser gains a roll sensing side curtain airbags, as well as active headrests for the front seats. In certain rear collisions, a cable-actuated mechanism in the active headrest moves the headrest upward and forward to help limit the movement of the occupant's hea

Toyota Brings Hybrid Concept To Australia

Toyota will provide a vision for the future of hybrid cars when it unveils the Hybrid X concept car at this year's Australian International Motor Show. Hybrid X proposes a new design language for Toyota's hybrid models while also acting as a technology showcase for future hybrid cars. Created and developed by Toyota's European styling centre ED² in the south of France, Hybrid X is a four-door, four-seat concept that is spacious and comfortable. It is a step closer to Toyota's vision of the ultimate environm

Hero Hilux primed for ’09

Hilux, Toyota’s heroic pick-up, is to benefit from a raft of styling, technical and equipment upgrades for 2009, making it an even stronger proposition in the work/leisure/adventure crossover market. Increasing popularity across Europe has seen Hilux command a 22 per cent share of its market segment, while in the UK the sixth generation model achieved an increase of more than 70 per cent in sales in 2007, with sales to date this year up by almost five per cent and ranked number one in segme

Toyota Expands Yaris Line for 2009 with Third Model and New Safety Features

Toyota is adding a five-door Liftback, to its popular, fuel-efficient Yaris subcompact model line for 2009. The versatile new five-door Yaris joins the three-door Liftback and four-door Sedan, making Yaris the only model line in its segment to offer a full complement of three body styles. Toyota projects 130,000 Yaris sales for calendar year 2009, with the new five-door accounting for about a third of those. Yaris five-door will begin arriving

Toyota Auris TR now available with 1.4 D-4D 90 engine

Toyota has doubled the diesel choice in its Auris TR range with the introduction of its lightweight, economic 1.4 D-4D 90 engine to the line-up. Lightweight, smooth and highly efficient, the unit delivers strong fuel economy and low emissions. It takes the engine choice in the best-selling TR grade to four, joining

Toyota to build Prius in U.S. Highlander to Indiana; all Tundra to Texas

Toyota is responding to changes in consumer demand and improving the production efficiency and stability of its North American operations by adjusting production mix at three plants. The changes include the addition of the Prius hybrid sedan to its North American lineup. The changes are as follows: - Prius will be built at a plant under construction in Blue Springs, Miss. Production is scheduled to begin in late 2010. Prius, which will join

‘AYGO CRAZY’ concept car to make world premiere at London motor show

Aygo Crazy is the perfect antidote to all those wild concept cars that look great on the show stand but never turn a wheel. It is a unique machine that has been developed from the start to deliver no-holds-barred maximum driving pleasure, an unforgettable, fun experience. Making its public debut at the British International Motor Show in London, Aygo Crazy is a one-off model, a “shopping supercar” that takes Aygo’s essential qualities to th

Toyota develops new fuel cell hybrid with improved cruising distance of more than 500 miles

Toyota has developed a new fuel cell hybrid vehicle that travels more than double the distance of its predecessor model, increasing the maximum cruising range from 205 miles to 515 miles. Limited cruising ranges of previous fuel cell systems presented obstacles to widespread fuel cell vehicle use but the ‘Toyota FCHV-adv’ (fuel cell hybrid vehicle-advanced) improves the cruising range with its newly designed high-performance Toyota FC Stack.