A late October 2016 article by Roger Schreffler of WardsAuto discussed Toyota’s revived interest in turbocharged engines. In writing about the largest of the carmaker’s two new gasoline-powered 4-cylinder turbo powerplants, Mr. Schreffler noted that The 2.0L gasoline 8AR-FTS, which debuted in April 2014 on the Lexus NX200t CUV, now is available on seven models. […]
Trying to predict a carmaker’s future product pipeline and cadence of new-generation model releases is a fascinating sport for a sizable portion of the car enthusiast community, yours truly among them. Among the automotive publication universe, Automotive News’ annual July/August predictions, going out 3 years or so, are widely read and commented on. Flying under […]
Four years after the 2012 debut of its LF-LC concept predictor, the production Lexus LC 500 range-topping 2+2 gran turismo coupe was unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, and promptly became the star of a show that admittedly was a somewhat tepid and low-key affair as far as significant or surprise unveilings. No unexpected […]
Since last June, when we reported on several U.S. trademarks filed by Toyota and its Scion and Lexus brands, there have been a number of new trademark and patent filings by Japan’s largest carmaker that are worthy of note. CH-R…er…C-HR On September 1, as the Toyota Europe Newsroom announced the global debut of the second […]
The newest (and only one currently in production) of Toyota’s V6 engine families is the GR. Launched in 2002 as the 4-liter (3956cc) 1GR-FE on the Land Cruiser Prado / 4Runner / Hilux Surf family of body-on-frame sport utility vehicles, it eventually spawned smaller 2GR (3.5-liter/3456cc), 3GR (3-liter/2994cc) and 4GR (2.5-liter/2499cc) variants, as well as […]
The world is full of incurable romantics and hopeful dreamers who can’t let go of the notion that a once-torrid love affair when two became one is now over, finito, kaput, irretrievably broken, divorce finalized. It seems that Theophilus Chin, the self-described Automotive Manipulator is one of those who, even in the face of overwhelming […]
Did Jim Lentz spill the beans on accident or did the graphics artist inadvertently make a mistake? Autoblog has discovered an accidental leak during a recording of the SAA Auto Outlook Conference on Youtube. This conference was held at Cobo Center just a day before the opening of the NAIAS press days. Jim Lentz, CEO […]
In the digital age we are immersed in, it’s inevitable that leaks will occur thanks to the power of the internet. I give Toyota a lot of credit for not allowing any leaks to happen especially with the convenience of smart phones and social media. Toyota UK had posted a teaser photo last month on […]
Toyota has sparked the excitement of enthusiasts with the creation of the FT-1. The Calty-designed sports car concept which was revealed only a week ago in Detroit has been the top of car enthusiast discussions all over the world. There have been several drawings and renderings of FT-1 in all kinds of colors and designs […]
- スープラ後継とも言われる トヨタ FT-1、リアルすぎるレンダリング画像 | 自動車ニュース&スクープ|シークドライブ[…] Source:jonsibal via kaizen […...
With the Toyota FT-1 being the buzz of this year’s NAIAS in Detroit, Scion quietly revealed two new limited edition models at their display. This is big news for Scion enthusiasts as premium features once reserved for overseas models are now available in the limited production Monogram Series. Instead of being limited to just one […]
Twenty five years ago, the LS 400 flagship vehicle debuted in a building in the heart of the Motor City and the home of the “Big Three” American car companies at the time. The North American International Auto Show is a historical place for Lexus as it’s been a place of many world debuts and it’s […]
- Geneva Bound: RC F, RC F SPORT & RC F GT3 Concept | Kaizen Factor[…] an array of Lexus RCs that will mak...
Toyota has shocked Detroit as they surprised the media yesterday morning with a car most people didn’t expect. No it wasn’t another hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle, it was a red hot two door rear wheel drive sports coupé called the FT-1. It was designed exclusively by Toyota’s Calty Design Research team to help kick […]
As we wait for the official unveiling of the 2015 Lexus RC F tomorrow morning at Cobo Center, here are some interesting facts that have been published. Motor Trend seems to have a lot more info on this that most. Here are a few things that have stood out: Revised 2UR-GSE 5.0L V8 with 480 […]
With the official debut of the next “F” less than a week away, Lexus has officially announced Yukihiko Yaguchi as the Chief Engineer of the new Lexus RC F. A recent interview with Autocar Magazine‘s Jim Holder on Yaguchi-san was posted recently on Lexus UK’s blog . Strategically, Lexus International has also posted a few videos […]
They listened and we’re finally getting it. Scion will be introducing a limited edition premium lined called the “Monogram Series” for the hot selling FR-S and tC. For those that wanted all the premium options of the Scion 10 series but had second thoughts about the Silver Ignition exterior, you can now get […]
- Kaizen Factor | Close Up: 2014 Scion FR-S & tC Monogram Series[…] List of the Monogram Series feature...
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