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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s certainly an F SPORT Friday as Lexus announces some exciting news. Lexus officially confirms an F SPORT model for the 2015 Lexus RC and the RC F “Racing Concept” will officially debut next week at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It’s apparent that Lexus is kicking off 2014 with a bang by offering a […]
Toyota Motor Corporation has recently announced changes to their executive staff which becomes effective April 1, 2014. The biggest news in this latest round of management shuffle is the promotion of Toyota’s Global Head of Design and Lexus International Executive Vice President Tokuo Fukuichi. He will now assume role as the new President of Lexus […]
Best Car magazine has just posted a rendering of a future Lexus SC luxury coupé. This sleek black rendering appears to be an “F SPORT” model judging by the fender badge and is based off of the CALTY-designed LF-LC concept which debuted at the 2012 NAIAS in Detroit. Now that we’re getting an RC coupé […]
The year 2015 is just around the corner, and according to the 80’s movie “Back to the Future”, cars are supposed to fly. Unfortunately we’re not there yet but Toyota, the pioneer in hybrid vehicle tech is starting something new. Toyota has just started testing wireless charging for hybrid and electric vehicles, similar to a […]
SI’s Swimsuit model Lisalla Montenegro poses with the 2015 Lexus RC F Lexus redefines sexy by teaming up with Sports Illustrated once again to show off their sexy new toy in the latest Swimsuit issue. The racy new ad features the beautiful Brazilian model Lisalla Montenegro and the powerful new 2015 RC F coupé. Lexus […]
Lexus has just announced that an array of Lexus RCs that will make its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show starting March 4. The V8 powerhouse RC F which recently debuted in Detroit will make a trip across the pond for its first European visit. An F SPORT version of the RC which appears […]
Toyota enthusiasts may finally get their wish with the next generation Tundra powered by a Cummins 5.0L V8 turbo diesel. An insider source to Wards Auto says that Toyota has been developing an in-house turbo diesel with Hino in 2007 but had halted the project due to the economic downturn. Toyota was serious about the […]
Some photos of a new 2015 Lexus RC 350 surfaces from an unknown source in Ultrasonic Blue Mica. At first glance it looks like the 2015 RC F which recently debuted in Detroit last month, but that particular car and the RC 350 in red are currently on display at the Chicago Auto Show. This mystery […]
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Being a loyal and repeat Toyota and Lexus owner, it’s no surprise to me that Toyota and Lexus ranks high on KBB.com’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. Dependable and reliable are just some of the reasons why I prefer to buy these cars. Another great reason is the fact these cars hold their value well, […]
Toyota has just announced it will cease production of their Australian-built vehicles and engines by the end of 2017. Ford and GM recently announced plans to shut down their manufacturing operations by 2017. This left Toyota with a tough decision to make as they were the last auto manufacturer to operate in Australia. Due to the high […]