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2019 Toyota Avalon debuts in Detroit

Demand for mainstream sedans may be waning but not at Toyota it seems. A year on from redesigning its Camry, the Japanese firm has taken the covers off a redesigned Avalon. The new 2019 Avalon was presented for the first time on Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The car rides on the longest version of the Toyota New...

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2019 Toyota Avalon debuts in Detroit

Demand for mainstream sedans may be waning but not at Toyota it seems. A year on from redesigning its Camry, the Japanese firm has taken the covers off a redesigned Avalon. The new 2019 Avalon was presented for the first time on Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The car rides on the longest version of the Toyota New...

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Toyota debuts Le Mans-inspired GR Super Sport concept

Toyota on Friday presented a supercar concept with a design influenced by the hugely successful TS050 Hybrid Le Mans prototype that competes in the World Endurance Championship. The concept, called the GR Super Sport, was shown for the first time at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon tuning fest, where Toyota also presented its latest performance offerings and race...

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Toyota reveals e-Palette concept, previews its future mobility services

Toyota previewed its vision of the future mobility at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show on Monday. Meet the e-Palette concept, a cube-shaped self-driving and electric vehicle that wants to delivery pizza, packages, and serve as a ride-sharing vehicle. The automaker said the e-Palette will serve as the main vehicle in its e-Palette Alliance. The newly...

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Toyota’s latest self-driving cars see up to 660 feet in all directions

Toyota isn't as vocal as some rivals in the self-driving space but the Japanese firm is making steady progress and at next week's 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will unveil a third-generation prototype. While previous prototypes featured a lidar sensor with a 660-feet range, they could only monitor the area in front of them. The...

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Toyota boss hints at Le Mans-inspired hybrid sports car

In announcing on Tuesday Toyota's commitment to future seasons of the World Endurance Championship, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, company president Akio Toyoda dropped a major hint that Toyota might be working on a hybrid sports car utilizing technology derived from the company's Le Mans prototype race cars. “This year, I went to Le...

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Toyota to remain in World Endurance Championship, Le Mans

With Porsche's July announcement of an exit from the World Endurance Championship, both Toyota and organizers of the series were left with the dilemma of there going to be just one manufacturer in the premier LMP1 class next season. The organizers, which include the ACO and FIA, have responded by changing the rules for the LMP1 class. The new rules...

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Toyota readies Le Mans prototype-inspired GR supercar concept

Toyota will use next month's 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon to present a supercar concept with a design influenced by the hugely successful TS050 Hybrid Le Mans prototype that competes in the World Endurance Championship. The concept is called the GR Super Sport, and Toyota says it was built to show how the latest technologies developed for motorsports, namely...

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Toyota and Panasonic look to form battery alliance

Toyota and Panasonic announced on Wednesday their intention to study the feasibility of a battery joint venture. In a statement, the companies said the joint venture is intended to address growing demand and expectations for vehicle electrification. Toyota alone is targeting the sale of 4.5 million hybrid vehicles together with 1.0 million electric and fuel...

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