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Newly unveiled Toyota Prius Plug-in uses its solar roof to get hefty 202mpg

Newly unveiled Toyota Prius Plug-in uses its solar roof to get hefty 202mpg

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Toyota has been at the forefront of hybrid vehicles since its Prius was released back in 1997. Now it's got a new version of its plug-in hybrid that's been upgraded with a super efficient engine and the return of that solar power roof to deliver some... >>

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

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Stop thinking about self-driving cars as something far-off or futuristic. They're here. They're now. They're being made and tested and shown off by companies like Google, BMW, and Tesla - the latter of which has already released self-driving features... >>

Toyota Prius (2016) first drive: Taxi!

Toyota Prius (2016) first drive: Taxi!

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When we think Toyota Prius we think taxi. Whether New York City Taxicab or one of many Uber cars, this hybrid electric vehicle is a well-established player that, well, you're probably more used to sitting in the back of rather than behind the actual wheel.... >>

Toyota Mirai first drive: Hydrogen progress precedes practicality

Toyota Mirai first drive: Hydrogen progress precedes practicality

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Depending on where you're from Mirai means "future" or "miracle". However, the Toyota Mirai, one of the first production hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, isn't in the future: it's available in the here and now. Yet it would be a minor miracle to spot one... >>

Driverless cars are reality: Toyota's autonomous car takes us for a drive

Driverless cars are reality: Toyota's autonomous car takes us for a drive

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We're sat in the passenger side of a Lexus GS 450h driving along a highway. Which might not sound like all too unusual an experience. Only this Lexus is the Highway Teammate and it's driving itself; steering, changing lanes, accelerating, braking, monitoring... >>

Tokyo Auto Show 2015 in pictures: Crazy concepts, futuristic supercars and more from the show floor

Tokyo Auto Show 2015 in pictures: Crazy concepts, futuristic supercars and more from the show floor

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Tokyo is known as one of the world's most futuristic cities, so when the Tokyo Motor Show rolls into town it's all about showing off whacky and wild concept cars. Ah, we do like a bit of fun. Not that it's all entirely "Japan crazy", of course. The Tokyo... >>

Watch Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd joke about the tech of Back to the Future II

Watch Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd joke about the tech of Back to the Future II

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As part of the build up to 21 October 2015, the date Marty McFly travelled to in Back to the Future II, Toyota has been seeding videos onto YouTube and teasing an announcement on the day where "the future will become reality". It will also release an... >>

Toyota i-Road: The electronic Boris bike of the future?

Toyota i-Road: The electronic Boris bike of the future?

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Transport is changing. Emissions caps are tightening, owning a car in the big city is increasingly prohibitive, and commuters are ever mindful of electronic or hybrid options as alternative ways to get around – often proving both cheaper and faster.... >>

Toyota brings Aupeo smart streaming radio to its new Yaris

Toyota brings Aupeo smart streaming radio to its new Yaris

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Toyota has announced that drivers of its new Yaris will be able to download and use the Aupeo app to stream personalised music in their cars. This is the first time Aupeo has been available in a Toyota in Europe via its Touch 2 Go multimedia system. The... >>

New Toyota minivan has a mic that lets parents yell at kids in the back, without really yelling

New Toyota minivan has a mic that lets parents yell at kids in the back, without really yelling

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Toyota is definitely targetting families with its 2015 version of the Sienna minivian. The new vehicle features a built-in microphone that can amplify the driver's voice through the rear speakers, enabling parents to yell at children without having to... >>

Toyota fuel cell cars will be on sale in Europe next year, 500 miles on a tank

Toyota fuel cell cars will be on sale in Europe next year, 500 miles on a tank

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Toyota has officially confirmed that it will begin selling its fuel cell cars in Europe in 2015. The car will closely resemble the FCV concept shown in the photo and will fit into the mid-sized saloon category, like the current Avensis. Numbers will initially... >>

Toyota FV2 pictures and eyes-on: Tron-like concept ‘car’ that you won’t be driving in the future

Toyota FV2 pictures and eyes-on: Tron-like concept ‘car’ that you won’t be driving in the future

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You are looking at the Toyota FV2. We know, it’s one of those things that’ll make you cock your head to work out exactly what it is and what's supposed to go where. Originally announced at the Tokyo Motor Show, it’s taken until the 2014 Geneva Motor... >>

Toyota FT-1: Gran Turismo 6 concept car makes real-word appearance at Detroit show

Toyota FT-1: Gran Turismo 6 concept car makes real-word appearance at Detroit show

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As concept cars go, the Toyota FT-1 concept made a good case for star of the show at the Detroit Motor Show 2014. And if you’re gutted that you never actually get to go up close and personal with these types of concepts, then here's a little treat -... >>

Toyota to unveil affordable fuel cell car at Tokyo Motor Show, for release in 2015

Toyota to unveil affordable fuel cell car at Tokyo Motor Show, for release in 2015

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Toyota should be the world’s first car manufacturer to release an affordable hydrogen fuel cell powered car to the public. This is the first time the eco-friendly tech has been affordable enough to actually sell, other than Hyundai's ix35 effort which... >>

Toyota Rav4 Icon 2.2 Diesel 4x4 review
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Toyota Rav4 Icon 2.2 Diesel 4x4 review

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When Toyota launched the first Rav4 in 1994 it gave birth to the whole soft-roader, crossover format. Given it opened the way to all kinds of horrors we've seen from other manufacturers in the segment, it'd therefore be easy to hate it. But the Rav4 has... >>

Sneak peek at Tesla Motors robot factory reveals futuristic Model S production lines

Sneak peek at Tesla Motors robot factory reveals futuristic Model S production lines

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Ever wonder how Tesla makes the Model S? First clue: it involves a horde of red robots and a giant roll of shiny metal that looks awfully similar to the paper spools found in many (ancient) newspaper presses. Wired recently went behind the scenes at Tesla's... >>

Toyota adopts Nokia Here for next-gen navigation system

Toyota adopts Nokia Here for next-gen navigation system

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Toyota Motors Europe has joined with Nokia's Here mapping platform to bring new local search tech to its next-gen Touch & Go navigation system. The Nokia collaboration is one of the first times we have seen smartphone mapping making its way into in car... >>

Toyota teases self-driving car ahead of CES

Toyota teases self-driving car ahead of CES

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Toyota has teased its new self-driving car technology ahead of CES 2013, taking place in Las Vegas next week, showing us that in the future we may not have to be in front of the wheel to drive from A to Z.Toyota used one of its Lexus research vehicles... >>

Toyota Smart Insect prototype car uses Kinect motion sensor, too bad it's not for sale

Toyota Smart Insect prototype car uses Kinect motion sensor, too bad it's not for sale

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A fully electric car that integrates Microsof’s Kinect motion detection along with the ability to open its doors via a voice command has been unveiled by Toyota at its CEATEC booth. Unfortunately this is one prototype that’s unlikely to hit markets.... >>

Toyota GT86
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Toyota GT86

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When was the last time you were excited by a Toyota? Prius, Auris, Yaris – all laudable cars but hardly the last word in excitement. But that changes here. Under new boss Akio Toyoda, the firm wants to get you excited about its products again and to... >>

Toyota releases car navigation remote system for Nintendo DS

Toyota releases car navigation remote system for Nintendo DS

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Toyota has launched a piece of software that turns the humble Nintendo DS games console into a remote control for its Smart Navi satnav system. Called Kuruma de DS ("DS in the car") the game card contains Bluetooth connectivity that hooks up to the company's... >>

Toyota NS4 pictures and hands-on

Toyota NS4 pictures and hands-on

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With the influx of electric cars, the Toyota and Lexus environmentally-friendly image halo - built up thanks to its leadership in hybrid cars - is under threat. So it’s no surprise to see this "NS4" concept appear in Detroit, and be badged with some... >>

Toyota Yaris 1.33 T Spirit 5 door
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Toyota Yaris 1.33 T Spirit 5 door

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Motoring reviews, or rather the people who write them, have a penchant for favouring cars that are powerful and fun to drive down a twisting B-road. But let’s face facts. Most people don’t care about driving like that, and when it comes to shelling... >>

Toyota Touch Life takes your iPhone for a ride

Toyota Touch Life takes your iPhone for a ride

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Let's face it, although in-car entertainment systems are getting better, they're simply no match for your smartphone. And that must be exactly what the boffins at Toyota thought when they were developing the Touch Life system - a seven inch display that... >>

Microsoft and Toyota to bring Cloud telematics to the car

Microsoft and Toyota to bring Cloud telematics to the car

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Microsoft and Toyota have announced they will partner together to allow Toyota to build a global cloud platform that will update in car telematics in Toyota hybrids and plug-in vehicles, starting in 2012. “As the car increasingly becomes the ultimate... >>