Latest Toyota car news

Toyota announces e-Palette autonomous mobility concept, partners with Uber, Amazon
Toyota announces e-Palette autonomous mobility concept, partners with Uber, Amazon By Joe Simpson

At CES 2018, Toyota - the world's biggest car company - announced a new autonomous vehicle, called e-Palette, along with news that every Toyota and Lexus would be electrified by 2025. It's part of a bigger picture: Toyota seeing itself as transitioning... Read more

Toyota reveals "Fine-Comfort Ride" hydrogen-powered concept vehicle
Toyota reveals "Fine-Comfort Ride" hydrogen-powered concept vehicle By Max Langridge

Concept cars always push the boundaries of what is possible for car design and Toyota's latest design is no different.Called the "Fine-Comfort Ride" - we hope that name changes if the car goes into production - it's a new "premium saloon" that's powered... Read more

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 By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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 By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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 entire... Read more

Toyota brings Aupeo smart streaming radio to its new Yaris
Toyota brings Aupeo smart streaming radio to its new Yaris By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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 By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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 By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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 By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

Toyota adopts Nokia Here for next-gen navigation system
Toyota adopts Nokia Here for next-gen navigation system By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

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 By Danny Brogan

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.The... Read more

Toyota Touch Life takes your iPhone for a ride
Toyota Touch Life takes your iPhone for a ride By Paul Lamkin

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... Read more

Microsoft and Toyota to bring Cloud telematics to the car
Microsoft and Toyota to bring Cloud telematics to the car By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Toyota Winglet "personal transport assistant robot"
Toyota Winglet "personal transport assistant robot" By Katie Scott

Toyota loves coming up with concepts that, if they are ever made, could mean hoards on commuters speeding along the streets on "personal transport assistant robots". We've had the iReal, but here's the latest - the Winglet. You ride standing up on the... Read more

Toyota launches the Auris concept
Toyota launches the Auris concept By Stuart Miles

"Perfect imbalance" ... no, not the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes weirdalism that is their relationship, but Toyota’s brand spanking new concept – the Auris. Supposedly designed from the inside out, the Auris "space concept" – revealed for the first time... Read more