As many of us are painfully aware, power and weight are at constant odds. Too often, the battle is won by sheer weight, as energy succumbs to obesity. The same goes for the cars we drive. Machine mimics man. As the car industry grows older, cars get heavier. They also gain power, and most of […]
My.IS‘s Canada national forum moderator k3vo has learned that, on Monday 24 November 2014, Lexus registered U.S. and Canadian trademarks for LC500 (U.S. Application 86462781 / Canadian Application No. 1704062) and LC500h (U.S. Application 86462851 / Canadian Application No. 1704063). On Tuesday 25 November, Lexus followed suit in Australia, according to Kevin Watts of the […]
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Having been in far too many nearly finished cars in a former life, I don’t get excited by test drives. Nevertheless, I always go when invited. While other journalists drive the car, I shoot the breeze with the engineers who make the car. It is amazing what you can absorb while not driving at these […]
Many decades after starting work on fuel cell technologies, Toyota launched the world’s first commercially available fuel cell vehicle today at an event in Tokyo. The car is called “Mirai,” which is Japanese for “future.” Fittingly, the event was held at Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known to natives as the “Miraikan” […]
In 1994, during Johan de Nysschen’s second year as general manager of Audi’s operations in his native South Africa, the carmaker introduced a new model naming system brilliant in its simplicity: the letter A (for Audi) followed by a single-digit number denoting a given model’s size and position in the overall hierarchy of vehicle offerings. […]
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If we rack our brains for a car that typifies Toyota, the brain will probably answer “Corolla.” Yet again, the brain is wrong. The eponymous Toyota, the car that embodies toughness, simplicity, and reliability, is the Toyota Land Cruiser. Launched in 1951 in support of the Korean War, the original Land Cruiser fathered a vast […]
The Korean War started in 1950, and so did the history of the Land Cruiser. The American Army needed utility vehicles, and Toyota delivered. In 1951, Toyota had a first prototype, more powerful than the U.S. Jeep, with a 84 hp 6-cylinder gasoline engine. In 1953, mass production started, and the “Toyota Jeep BJ” was […]
So what does it take to build the world’s most complete Toyota 2000GT restoration? It starts with the chassis, a rare right-hand-drive, Solar Red (2310W) 1967 Toyota 2000GT serial number MF10-10128. It was one of two 2000GT’s that were built for the Mozambique market and this particular vehicle was purchased by Mr. Javier Quiros for his personal […]
The world is anxiously awaiting the next Lexus’ next F model with the upcoming 2015 RC F performance coupé. This bold and powerful coupe is 3rd of the Lexus F line after the IS F and flagship LFA. I had a chance to photograph the first of four, near production 2015 RC Fs that have arrived in […]
In a February 2008 interview, Javier Quirós Ramos de Anaya, President of Grupo Purdy Motor (Costa Rica’s official Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino distributor) revealed that the Toyota 2000GT was “the car of his dreams”. So he just ordered a new one from the factory during the car’s 1967-1970 heyday, right? Not exactly. For one […]
In the mid-1950s, Xavier Quirós Oreamuno, an agricultural engineer, was managing a banana plantation in the southeast of his native Costa Rica. Needing a couple of rugged sports-utility vehicles for the plantation, he was drawn to the Toyota Land Cruiser FJ25 he saw in a magazine ad. Yet, even before they arrived from Japan, Mr. […]
With any kind of news, it can be a bit overwhelming. Toyota has laid out a list of fast facts of what will occur between now and 2017 on what will occur with their move to Texas. This move will not affect Toyota’s overall operation in the U.S.A. as the transition will happen in phases. […]
The rumors are now official. Toyota will move its North American operations to Plano, Texas, a suburb in the northern Dallas Metroplex area. Over a period of two years, Toyota plans to centralize its operations in Texas creating what could be a western version of “Toyota City” in Japan. The move to Texas helps Toyota in its […]
The long-awaited Lexus NX luxury compact crossover will premier at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The press conference will be held on April 20 in the W3 hall at the China International Exhibition Center. The Lexus NX is based on the LF-NX concept which debuted last year at Frankfurt for the hybrid and Tokyo […]
At the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA)’s 27 February 2014 luncheon / short-lead press preview for the 3rd-generation Toyota Highlander, some of the attendees lamented the perceived lack of female leadership at carmakers’ upper echelons, and asked if Toyota was planning to do anything in this regard. Surely, this was spurred by Mary Barra‘s groundbreaking […]