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Homer Roberts: The First Black Dealership Owner

African Americans have been faced with obstacles to their success in this country since its inception, and the auto industry rarely offered a path to move beyond that struggle. As a Black American, Homer Roberts was an early exception, managing to excel despite the prejudice he faced.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s The Leaked Lexus NX Way Before You’re Supposed To See It

The 2017 Lexus NX was an impressively premium compact crossover that felt unrelated to its humble Toyota underpinnings when we last reviewed it. Now alleged images of the latest update to the edgy crossover have leaked online revealing a dramatically updated interior. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Someone Grafted A Toyota Tundra Face Onto A Low-Mileage Toyota Land Cruiser And I’m Just Confused

I’ve said it many times: America has some of the weirdest car cultures in the world, due largely to our lack of vehicle inspections. Germany, for example, would never allow someone to just swap one car’s face onto another — it’s madness. But that madness exists here in the U.S. in spades; just look at […]

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Toyota Used To Build Cars With ESP But Not Probably The Two Kinds You Just Thought Of

In the 1970s, there was a lot of talk about ESP. I’m not exactly sure why, but Extra-Sensory Perception was just one of those things that kept coming up in popular culture, from pseudoscience television shows hosted by Spock to books to even robots in Disney movies. And while today cars having some sort of […]

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Toyota Used To Build Cars With ESP But Not Probably The Two Kinds You Just Thought Of

In the 1970s, there was a lot of talk about ESP. I’m not exactly sure why, but Extra-Sensory Perception was just one of those things that kept coming up in popular culture, from pseudoscience television shows hosted by Spock to books to even robots in Disney movies. And while today cars having some sort of […]

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Here’s What Litchfield’s Toyota GR Yaris Tune Delivers In A Drag Race Against Its Weaker Self

Everybody loves the Toyota GR Yaris, the new rally-inspired all-wheel-drive hot hatchback available with a six-speed manual and a three-cylinder engine making 269 horsepower. That car is good, but tuning-company Litchfield pitches that it could be better with its 300-HP tune package. Perhaps a drag race between the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Everything You Need To Know About Ford’s Dramatic Electric Push

Ford is making a bunch of noise about electric cars, Nissan reacts to an earthquake, and Bentley. All that and more in The Morning Shift for February 17, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Jaguar Has Nothing To Lose

Jaguar was just about to debut its EV replacement for the legendary XJ sedan only to cancel it at the last moment. Then it declared that it would make a new EV XJ, just a different one. Jaguar is going all-electric in the dumbest way possible, and I still think it’s a good idea. All […]

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Jaguar Has Nothing To Lose

Jaguar was just about to debut its EV replacement for the legendary XJ sedan only to cancel it at the last moment. Then it declared that it would make a new EV XJ, just a different one. Jaguar is going all-electric in the dumbest way possible, and I still think it’s a good idea. All […]

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Here’s How Gran Turismo Explained EVs and Hybrids in 1999

The ’90s were a strange time for electric cars, in that they simultaneously existed but also weren’t really taken seriously or promoted by the manufacturers who built them. Aside from the well-known GM EV-1, you had the Toyota RAV4 EV, Chevrolet S-10 EV, Ford Ranger EV and Honda EV Plus, among others. They were…Read more… […]

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A Reader Just Offered Me This Fancy Toyota Land Cruiser (Lexus LX470) And I Don’t Know What To Do

Every time I feel like I’ve kicked my car hoarding habit, a new temptation enters the fray. It’s like being a recovering alcoholic who works as a bartender — it really is an exercise in futility. The latest vehicle threatening the over six-month auto-sobriety that followed my unfortunate City Ordinance fiasco is 2002…Read more… Continue […]

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A Reader Just Offered Me This Fancy Toyota Land Cruiser (Lexus LX470) And I Don’t Know What To Do

Every time I feel like I’ve kicked my car hoarding habit, a new temptation enters the fray. It’s like being a recovering alcoholic who works as a bartender — it really is an exercise in futility. The latest vehicle threatening the over six-month auto-sobriety that followed my unfortunate City Ordinance fiasco is 2002…Read more… Continue […]

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The Feds Will Have To Pick Ford Or GM In Battery Fight

It’s Ford vs GM, but not a battle about truck sales or pony car quarter-mile times. It’s a battery battle, backing an electric F-150 on one side, and everything else electric from GM on the other. All that and more in The Morning Shift for February 10, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Global Chip Shortage Is Gonna Leave A Dent

GM is one of the latest automakers to report that a global chip shortage is affecting its production, announcing downtime on Tuesday for three of its plants and saying that, in some cases, incomplete cars will be built. But GM is just the latest, as almost every major automaker is having the same problem. Read […]

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It Takes A Smooth Driver To Pass The Moose Test In A Toyota GR Yaris

For all of the hype surrounding the Toyota GR Yaris hatchback and its rally-inspired all-wheel-drive powertrain, the only thing that matters is how effective all that fancy tech is at the limits of high-speed grip. Like perhaps when a giant moose crosses the road in front of you. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Weird Things Are Happening With The Toyobaru Twins In Britain

The current Toyota 86 is no more in the UK, as Toyota announced it had just sold its last example of the low-power, high-fun rear-wheel-drive sport coupe there. But British fans shouldn’t despair, because Toyota’s teasing a bright future.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Kia And Apple Are Getting More Serious: Report

Apple, the computer company, is still making noises about an electric car, Toyota thinks 2021 will be good, and Elon Musk. All that and more in The Morning Shift for February 3, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Toyota And Fiat Chrysler Finally Stop Supporting Trump

GM dropped support of one of Trump’s anti-environment measures back in November, and now Toyota and FCA are joining in. All that and more in The Morning Shift for February 2, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Toyota Is Back On Top

Toyota is the world’s biggest automaker once again, Wall Street wasn’t jazzed about Tesla, and Faraday Future. All that and more in The Morning Shift for January 28, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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