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Why The 209 HP Toyota Yaris GRMN Actually Feels Like The Fastest Car Ever

The 2018 Toyota Yaris GRMN is a tightly-wound compact car with a manual transmission and a supercharger. Its output may be modest, but you get to use all it’s power all the time. And that gives you the ability to make every drive an absolute riot.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The New Toyota Century Rightly Costs As Much As Two Lexuses

Since 1967, if you’re a bigshot in Japan and you want to be driven around in a manner that’s befitting your considerable station, you really only have one choice: a Toyota Century. Now, after a 21-year reign of the outgoing model, an all-new hand-crafted Century emerges, ready for your quiet, dignified worship. And it…Read more… […]

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2018 Toyota Camry: Here’s Why It’s Still The Sedan King

This past weekend, my friend and I took a 2018 Toyota Camry on a 1,700 mile road trip from Michigan to North Carolina to visit—and I know this may shock and surprise some of you—a Jeep junkyard. And while much of the trip was a complete disaster, and arguably pointless, I finally learned why the […]

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The New Toyota Supra And BMW Z4 Won’t Drive Like ‘Identical Twins’

The last time Toyota teamed up on production duties with another automaker, we got the GT86 and the Subaru BRZ—cars that are very good, but also nearly identical in every way. We know that the new Toyota Supra will share a platform, transmission and engine with the new BMW Z4, but apparently their driving experiences…Read […]

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Toyota’s First Hybrid Le Mans Prototype Was The Coolest Sounding Race Car Of The Modern Era

This year Toyota capped off what looks like the end of the modern LMP1 era, from Audi vs everybody to Audi vs Peugeot to Audi vs Porsche to Porsche vs Toyota to Toyota vs itself. Among all of these vehicles, let’s remember the one that most sounded like a pod racer: the Toyota TS030. Read […]

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Second Place Toyota Slows Suddenly In Last Two Hours Of Le Mans But It Just Missed A Fuel Stop

With a little over an hour and a half to go, the No. 7 Toyota TS050 slowed abruptly from second place. Sure, 13 laps separated it from the next car given that the Toyotas are that much quicker than the privateer LMP1 teams, but you have to finish the race to be classified—as Toyota knows […]

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Lawsuit Claims $1.6-Billion Toyota-Mazda Factory Could Push Fish Species To Extinction

During the entire last half of 2017, more than a dozen U.S. states were making a fuss to become the site of a $1.6-billion production plant for Toyota and Mazda. Now that the companies have picked Alabama, the fuss has changed—the plant could put a rare fish species at risk of extinction, according to a […]

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Driving A Toyota MR2 Turbo Will Make You Want A Toyota MR2 Turbo

There are plenty of fun cars you can buy right now, but enthusiasts often run into the same problem with the new toys: too much digitization, too much assistance, not enough flavor. A 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo might not catch today’s cars in a zero to 60 sprint, by my God, it’s got the teeth […]

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These Japanese Automakers Have Fascinating Histories Behind Their Names

By now, we know that there are more accurate ways to pronounce the names of Japanese automakers than the ones that we dumb Americans have been using. Mazda, for instance, is pronounced “Matsuda” in Japan. But did you know that there are also very fascinating historical and cultural reasons behind some of these names?Read more… […]

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Japanese Automakers Are Just Now Realizing That They Should Start Hiring More Women

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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