Toyota

Toyota patent transparent car pillar concept 0

Something needs to hold the roof up, right? Nowadays, car roof pillars are fairly sizable; mostly due to heightened safety standards. Long gone are the days when fairly thin struts were a fashionable option, allowing drivers much greater 360 degree visibility. Toyota however, are working on a potential compromise. The Japanese car maker has filed(…)

Toyota team up with major players towards automotive tech 0

Toyota has teamed up with a cluster of the tech industry’s major players to develop software that will help support self-driving cars and other future automotive advances. The companies involved in the collaboration with Toyota are Denso, Ericsson, Intel and NTT Docomo. The collective are to be called the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium and have(…)

Nissan recall thousand of Titan pickups due to seatbelt issues 0

Japanese car giant Nissan has recalled thousands of Titan pickups after a defect was found with the model’s seatbelts. The car manufacturer announced it was recalling 52,016 Nissan Titan Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab pickups, from 2016, because it had been found that the vehicle’s rear seat belts might not adequately protect passengers in(…)

The top ten hybrids to buy in 2017 – #9 Toyota Prius 0

With the news that the UK government are to ban all petrol and diesel sales from 2040, we thought we’d have a look at the best hybrid and electric cars on the market at the moment. Okay, this lot might be looking a bit long in the tooth twenty-three years from now but it’s good(…)

Toyota developing electric car that can charge in minutes 0

Toyota is currently developing an electric car powered by a new design of battery that can recharge in minutes whilst significantly increasing driving range. Reports in the Japanese media said that the carmaker is aiming to begin sales by 2022. The new vehicle will be built on a brand-new platform and will use all-solid-state batteries,(…)

A look back at the Toyota Corolla AE86 (1983 – 1987) 0

It’s rare that a car becomes more well-known by the code used to identify it at the assembly plant rather than the name used at showrooms, but that’s exactly the legacy that has befallen the Corolla AE86. Joining the illustrious ranks of the Rover SD1 and Alfa Romeo Type 105 comes the AE86, known as(…)

A look back Toyota Sports 800 (1965 – 1970) 0

The Sports 800 was Toyota’s first attempt at a sports car and all things considered, it was a pretty impressive offering. The MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite were clearly large sources of inspiration during the design process; it was based on the Publica mini-car and sold in the tax-friendly Kei-class in the Japanese domestic(…)

A look back at the Toyota Corona Mk3 (1964 – 1969) 0

The Corona was a main player in the Japanese carmaker’s range since it was first released in 1957. Constantly evolving over time, in keeping with the manufacturer’s philosophy to meet the demands of its customers, a Corona was an ever-present in the line-up well up to the 1980s. Originally intended to be a no-frills family(…)

A look back at the Toyota Land Cruiser 40-Series (1960 – 1984) 0

It’s a genuine surprise to many that Toyota’s Land Cruiser 40-Series was actually around as far back as 1960. In the UK and Europe they only achieved fame later in life, but in all other parts of the world they are considered true legends. Nowadays they have a true cult following, a later entry into(…)

Toyota 1972 Crown gets new leash of life 0

It’s safe to assume that most people in the UK won’t be familiar with the Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe. So, allow us to introduce you to the longest running model in the Toyota family. This particular 1972 Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe is an extremely rare sight on British roads, showrooms or museums. Japan(…)