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Lexus Reveals First EV In China

Lexus is getting ready to ramp up its electrification efforts, starting with the release of the company's first production battery-electric vehicle, the Lexus UX 300e. Lexus revealed the battery-powered UX crossover this week at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China.  At first glance the UX 300e looks nearly identical to the gas-powered UX crossover. Despite the similar appearance, under the hood…

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Quickest, Most-Efficient RAV4 Yet

Plug-in hybrid crossovers appear to be gaining popularity and Toyota hopes to double-down its options in the field with an additional hybrid variant on the 2021 RAV4. Borrowing a badge from the Prius, the 2021 RAV4 Prime creates both the most-powerful and most-efficient RAV4 to date.  In creating the RAV4 Prime, Toyota basically took the regular RAV4 Hybrid and amped…

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2020 Toyota Camry, 2021 Avalon Gaining All-Wheel Drive Option

Midsize sedans may not be the most popular market segment these days, but one trend in midsize sedans is offering all-wheel-drive variants. This is an area Toyota originally never intended to enter with the current generation Camry, but they have changed their minds.  Starting with the 2020 Camry, buyers will have the option of adding all-wheel-drive. This is the first…

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Lexus LF-30 Concept Previews Brand's Electrified Future

One of the stars of this year's Tokyo Motor Show is the Lexus LF-30 concept vehicle. It's grabbing attention because of its very bold design, but also because this vehicle is previewing the brand's delayed entry into the battery-electric vehicle arena.  The headliner of this concept is actually its powertrain. It isn't just a traditional battery-electric layout. Lexus has slotted…

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Will Offer Plug-In Option

Toyota has released the first image of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid. The image accompanied an announcement confirming Toyota will reveal the 2021 RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.  No details surrounding the plug-in hybrid model have been released thus far. RAV4 buyers already have a hybrid option, which includes a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that supplements power…

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Second-Generation Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ Confirmed

There's been a lot of recent speculation surrounding the future of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ sports coupes, but speculate no more. As part of a broadening of Toyota and Subaru's existing alliance, the two automakers have confirmed they are indeed working on the next-generation 86 and BRZ.  Toyota and Subaru are actually deepening their alliance, including having Toyota…

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Toyota Wants Next 86 To Be Better Than Supra

Currently the BMW derived Toyota Supra is slotted above the Toyota 86 in the Toyota sports car hierarchy, but that could change. A new rumor suggest the powers that be at Toyota aspire to slot the next-generation Toyota 86 above the Supra.  "We have to make a new 86 that surpasses the Supra. This is what the customer expects," stated chief…

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Toyota, Suzuki Announce Alliance

Alliances between automakers is clearly en vogue now. The latest pairing includes Toyota and Suzuki, who have announced a capital alliance that will allow them to share certain technologies and components going forward.  The deal calls for Toyota $910 million to acquire a 4.94-percent stake in Suzuki. Subsequently, Suzuki will spend $452 million to snag about .2-percent of Toyota's shares.…

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Lexus' First EV to be Previewed in Tokyo

Lexus is expected to preview the brand's first production battery-electric vehicle at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. The preview is expected to be in the form of an urban hatchback concept, though this concept is expected to be mostly production-ready.  Thus far Lexus parent Toyota has been slow to roll out pure electric vehicles. Their slowness is going to have…

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