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Alonso tests Toyota LMP1, Hartley signed by Toro Rosso F1 team

Fernando Alonso is testing the waters in more race series outside of Formula 1 than just the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Spaniard is already confirmed to be competing in the 24 Hours of Daytona next January, the opening race of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and now he's spent some time testing Toyota's TS050...

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Toyota teases off-road FT-AC concept coming to Los Angeles auto show

The 2017 Los Angeles auto show will play host to numerous world debuts, and today Toyota announced it will unveil a new concept vehicle dubbed the FT-AC. The FT-AC, or "Future Toyota Adventure Concept," will mark the third rugged concept vehicle from the brand this year. Toyota didn't provide any additional details, but judging by the teaser image we're in...

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Toyota eyes airless tires for future electric cars

Many companies have shown airless tire concepts—Polaris is the only company to actually commercialize them—but the technology is yet to reach any sort of mass adoption in the automotive sector. If Toyota has its way, future electric cars from the company will run airless tires to help offset negative weight gains attributed to electric motors...

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Toyota hints at staying in the 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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2019 Toyota Prius V spy shots

Toyota engineers are out testing the next-generation Prius V (a Prius+ in other markets), and judging by our spy shots of a test mule the vehicle is set to ditch the minivan bodystyle of the current model in favor of a crossover SUV form—a smart move considering the current craze for high-riding vehicles. The front of the tester features the face of...

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End of the road for Australian car production

It's a sad day for automotive enthusiasts in Australia, and a few in other parts of the globe, as the country's car industry comes to a grinding halt. On Friday, General Motors' local subsidiary Holden turned the lights off at its plant in Elizabeth, South Australia, ending 69 years of Holden production in the country. The brand will live...

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Toyota hints at luxury car of the future with fuel cell concept

Toyota's first volume fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, is an econo sedan priced like a luxury one. Understandably, the car hasn't proven a hit, with Toyota moving just 708 examples in the first half of 2017 in the United States. (Of course, it also doesn't help that hydrogen fueling stations are non-existent in most parts.) Perhaps, though...

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