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‘High Performance Derivative’ Of The 2017 Toyota Yaris Looks Kinda Hot!

Toyota Yaris is all youthful and fun, but it is never a ride closely associated with high performance and that’s probably because it isn’t, or at least it never is in most parts of the world that gets this cute little hatch from Toyota. However, in Europe, 2017 Toyota Yaris may not as tame as we believe it to be and rightfully, it shouldn’t be tame at all since it already has developed a race homologation Yaris destined for 2017 World Rally Championships. Sitting in between the super hot Toyota’s WRC contender, the 375 horsepower 2017 Yaris WRC and a regular 106 horsepower Yaris, is a high performance derivative that has 207 horses (210 DIN hp) packed under the hood. Continue reading ‘High Performance Derivative’ Of The 2017 Toyota Yaris Looks Kinda Hot!

In Future, Toyota Wants You To Form A Relationship With Your Car

You know how some wives are resentful of their husbands’ devotion to cars? Well, it looks like it is going to get worst in future, well, that’s if Toyota has its way. The Japanese automaker’s CALTY Design Research in Newport Beach, California has unveiled a concept ride, known as Concept-i, that’s designed to be emotive. Bestowed with advanced artificial intelligence, this man’s future mistress will learn with the driver “to build a relationship that is meaningful and human.” See? I told you husband and wife relationship is going to get worst, didn’t I? Continue reading In Future, Toyota Wants You To Form A Relationship With Your Car

Scion Sport Crossover Concept Lives On As 2018 Toyota C-HR

Toyota may have pull the plug on Scion, but the intriguing C-HR Concept the now-defunct marque debuted last year continues to live on today as 2018 Toyota C-HR, inheriting much of the Scion’s design. If you ask me, this Coupe High-Rider, as it is also known as, looks a lot less ‘bulkier’ then original concept while retaining the boldness the original. I would say, it is now more ‘earthly’, if you know what I mean. In fact, we thought it looks a lot like the Nissan Juke but only larger, which means it is essentially a sports crossover aimed at the same segment as the Juke. Continue reading Scion Sport Crossover Concept Lives On As 2018 Toyota C-HR

Inkas Hudson APC Is Toyota Land Cruiser Put To Good Use

If you live in an obscenely huge mansion on an obscenely enormous compound, then you probably need a SWAT team to safeguard your property and if so, you will be needing this vehicle, the Inkas Toyota Land Cruiser Armored Vehicle. It is an armored special purpose vehicle based on Inkas Hudson APC (which stands for Armored Personnel Carrier, btw) and one which your money can buy. Though for how much, we have no idea. But we suggest you read on to learn more on what this non-run-of-the-mill Land Cruiser has to offer before asking “how much?” Why? I don’t know. It could be a little overkill for your purpose. Just saying… Continue reading Inkas Hudson APC Is Toyota Land Cruiser Put To Good Use

This Restored Toyota Land Cruiser FJ Leaves Us Completely Speechless

When it comes to off-road vehicle, Toyota Land Cruiser FJ is probably the next most iconic and much sought after ride after Land Rover Defender. FJ’s popularity is one to be reckon with and so, it is not surprising that there are shops specializing in restoring this off-road modern classic into its former glory, or some instances, even better than its original form. The FJ Company is one such FJ specialists and the restored 1981 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 you see here pretty much a show of what the company is capable of. This particular off-road delight is a special edition purpose-built for Copperstate Overland, a four-day rally that draws crowd of Continue reading This Restored Toyota Land Cruiser FJ Leaves Us Completely Speechless

Seriously Toyota, This GT86 Shooting Brake Concept Should Be Made

Some critics were wowed by the Toyota and Subaru collaborative car, GT86 aka BRZ, when it first launched in 2012 but from what we gathered, it is not a car serious import petrolheads have in mind, but that’s probably because social media users are a different lot of petrolheads. Nevertheless, it doesn’t stop Toyota from whipping out a concept that turns the already pretty alluring car into one that actually wows and that wow comes from the fact that it is a shooting brake. Yes. A shooting brake. Can you imagine that, a GT86 hatch? Toyota pulled the wrap off of the Toyota GT86 Shooting Brake Concept earlier this month and interestingly, it was said that this car’s design originated in Toyota Australia, but it was hand built in Japan. Continue reading Seriously Toyota, This GT86 Shooting Brake Concept Should Be Made

Forget About Mercedes G63, Here’s An Awesome 6×6 For Toyota Lovers

If you love trucks, then there’s no reason why you don’t love a 6×6 and similarly, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t feel sore that you can’t own the limited Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6. This is the part where we tell you not to fret and bring you the good news that not all hope is lost, well, that’s if you can settle for something a little lesser and when we said ‘lesser’, it does not mean lesser wheels, or axles; it is just a little less accomplished under the hood. Anywho, we would like you to meet the Toyota Land Cruiser 6×6 a collaborative vehicle created by NSV Automotive in collaboration with Australia’s Land Cruiser conversion specialist, Multidrive. Continue reading Forget About Mercedes G63, Here’s An Awesome 6×6 For Toyota Lovers

Toyota Japan’s Functional Wooden Car Heads To Milan Design Week

If a car made out of cardboard can be functional, wood should work for a car, right? Guess what? As it turns out, wood is exactly what Toyota Setsuna Concept is made out, well, mostly. In a world where technologies are central to automobiles, Toyota Japan begs to differ with the Setsuna concept that aims to reconnect car and driver at the emotional level. We are talking about ‘feelings’ for your automobile, which is pretty heavy stuff. But seriously, how many actually have ‘feelings’ for their rides? Come on, folks, it is a product. It doesn’t communicate, neither does it think (unless its Herbie). That said, I think you probably have more chance of feeling for Continue reading Toyota Japan’s Functional Wooden Car Heads To Milan Design Week

Folks, This Is Toyota’s Bold Vision Of Future Of Mobility

Has CES evolved into a bonafide auto show? Perhaps, judging from the growing number car makers hopping onboard. Being a forward looking outfit, Toyota certainly won’t miss out this golden opportunity to show case its car-related future tech. In fact, the highlight is beyond just you-know-they-won’t-make-it-production vehicles; The Japanese car maker envisioned an entire system where cars are connected and can learn from each other. Continue reading Folks, This Is Toyota’s Bold Vision Of Future Of Mobility

Toyota’s Kirobo Mini Robot Keeps Drivers Company During Those Long, Lonely Journey

During this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota showcased numerous gorgeous automobiles, but there’s a little gadget that actual stole the limelight, and possibly, the hearts of many. The gadget in question is not quite a gadget; it is actually a robot, a miniature version of the robot Kirobo that stationed onboard the International Space Station for 18 months. This smaller version of the astronaut robot, appropriately named Kirobo Mini, won’t be heading to the space; instead, it will do what Sharp’s RoBoHon does, but tailored for drivers. Continue reading Toyota’s Kirobo Mini Robot Keeps Drivers Company During Those Long, Lonely Journey