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  1. MG

    Toyota Wheel Locks by McGard--How to Identify and Order

    One of the most aggravating situations that Toyota Techs face on a day to day basis is finding the customers wheel lock key so they can rotate tires. There are two brands Toyota uses, they are McGard and Gorilla with the first being the most prevalent. This post is intended to help identify the...
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    Nurse Uses Toyota Tundra To Save Fire Victims; Toyota Offers Him New Ride

    A California nurse received praise Tuesday after selflessly using his truck to rescue victims of the destructive Camp Fire, which took the lives of at least 42 people. Allyn Pierce, who shared a photo of his burned Toyota on social media, said he used his truck to help evacuate patients at a...
  3. MG

    2021 Toyota 86 What will it look like?

    The car should debut early next decade. One of the world’s favorite modern sports car, the humble Toyota 86 (or GT86, depending on the market), is due to receive a fresh new generation in 2020 or 2021. We tasked our artists to predict the future and here’s the result – a speculative rendering of...
  4. MG

    Rule requiring new vehicles to have rearview technology goes into effect

    A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rule issued in 2014 mandating that cars have rearview technology has gone into full effect. The Los Angeles Times reports it happened Tuesday, and that “all cars, buses and trucks under 10,000 pounds manufactured or made to sell in the...
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    2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback first drive: The Unexpected

    The boring, spacious, and slow U.S.-market Toyota Corolla sedan has a vibrant European cousin that carries none of those traits. New for 2019, the Corolla hatchback reverses traditional Corolla sedan weaknesses in a package that could change consumers' opinions about the decades-strong...
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    How to get Replacement Certification Labels and VIN Plates for your Toyota vehicle

    Vehicle replacement certification labels (the vinyl label installed on the driver door or door post) and VIN plates (the metal plate riveted to dashboard) may be available from Toyota, provided the request meets one of the criteria listed in Service Bulletin T-SB-0304-17 Here is the location of...
  7. OishiiJPN

    Introducing the 2019 Toyota Avalon

    Demand for mainstream sedans may be waning but not at Toyota it seems. A year on from redesigning its Camry, the Japanese firm has taken the covers off a redesigned Avalon. The new 2019 Avalon was presented for the first time on Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in...
  8. MG

    Toyota to Introduce Amazon Alexa in its Vehicles

    Toyota announced today it will introduce Amazon Alexa, Amazon's intelligent cloud based voice service, within select Toyota and Lexus vehicles with Toyota Entune 3.0 App Suite and Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 in 2018. Additional models will be available in 2019. This feature will allow Toyota and...
  9. MG

    Toyota teases new FT-AC off-road concept

    Ahead of this year's L.A. Auto Show, Toyota has released a teaser image and a name for its latest concept. It's called the FT-AC, which stands for "Future Toyota Adventure Concept." That name alone implies something rugged and off-road-ready, and what we can tell from the image confirms it. We...
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    The new Japan Taxi from Toyota wants to be an International icon

    Japan’s getting an iconic new taxi courtesy of Toyota. The new, aptly named ‘Japan Taxi’ (or Jpn Taxi for conveniently fitting on a rooftop sign) is already on roads, and bears a slight resemblance to London’s signature black cabs. The idea behind its design was indeed to make something that...
  11. MG

    Toyota and Mazda are making a new company to develop Electric Cars

    More automakers are partnering in preparation for an electric car future. Mazda and Toyota are next, joining with Denso Corporation to form a new company that will develop electric vehicle technologies. The deal, announced today, comes about a month after Toyota said it would take a 5 percent...
  12. MG

    The In-Your-Face face of Toyota design

    Notice anything different about the look of Toyotas these days? Toyota sure hopes so. From the drool-worthy FT-1 Concept to the funky C-HR compact crossover, and even the new "sexy" Camry sedan, the brand is looking much less ho-hum and way more oh-yum. Part of that new vibe is coming from a...
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    Here's Why A New Toyota Celica Could Really Happen

    While we’re still anxiously waiting for Toyota to fully reveal its reborn Supra, built on the same platform as the new BMW Z4, we’ve learned about another possible sports car return from the Japanese automaker. Since 2006, we’ve been without a Celica, but that may soon change. The Drive...
  14. MG

    Toyota creates Sportier RAV4 Adventure model

    Toyota's RAV4 is one of the most popular compact SUVs on the market, and now the automaker is looking to further boost its appeal and catch the eye of outdoors enthusiasts with the RAV4 Adventure. It'll start at $28,695, including destination charges, which is several thousand dollars more than...
  15. MG

    Toyota to Unveil new Sports Car series in Japan next month

    A chance for more JDM forbidden fruit It looks like Toyota fans might have more to celebrate beyond the launch of the new Supra. According to a report from Automotive News, the Japanese automaker is set to unveil a new “sports car” lineup next month in September. Official details are scarce...
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    Under secret code name, Toyota-Mazda set off race for 4,000-job plant

    One of the biggest potential job-creating bonanzas in the country, a giant new auto plant proposed by Toyota and Mazda, began in secret with a mysterious code name. Now it has become a full-blown race among no fewer than a dozen states to try to reel in the $1.6-billion project that will create...
  17. MG

    Mississippi Opens Its Arms As Toyota and Mazda Scour the U.S. for a Plant

    As Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. begin to scour the U.S. for where to put the first auto assembly plant announced under President Donald Trump, one state looks like a front runner: Mississippi. The Magnolia State already is home to a Corolla factory that’s been producing the compact...
  18. MG

    Toyota and Mazda to build $1.6 billion Assembly Plant in U.S.

    Toyota and Mazda corporations announced plans on Friday to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in the United States and work together to develop electric car and advanced safety technologies. The plant is expected to produce up to 300,000 cars a year and create jobs for 4,000 workers. It is...
  19. MG

    Toyota set to sell long-range, fast-charging electric cars

    Toyota Motor Corp is working on an electric car powered by a new type of battery that significantly increases driving range and reduces charging time, aiming to begin sales in 2022, the Chunichi Shimbun daily reported on Tuesday. Toyota's new electric car, to be built on an all-new platform...
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