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Toyota's Fuel Cell Vehicle Has A Name and Price

Nov 18 2014 08:05 AM | Toyota News
Whenever an automaker announces a fuel cell vehicle, one of two things happen:It will be near future (which it doesn't)It goes on sale (only in California since it has the infastructure)Well Toyota's fuel cell vehicle will attempt to buck both of those trends. Meet the 2016 Mirai, Toyota's first fuel cell vehicle that will go on sale starting next year in California.

The Mirai is the production version of the FCV concept that has been making the rounds for the past couple of year. The shape looks to be a mix of Prius and Corolla (we'll let you decide if that's a good thing or not). Inside, the Mirai features more influences from the Prius with a digital gauge cluster in the center of the dash and a angular center stack.
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The Move Is Official: Toyota Heads To Texas

Apr 28 2014 01:15 PM | Toyota News
This morning, we reported on the rumor that Toyota was planning to its North American headquarters from California to Texas. Well this afternoon, the company has made it official. In a statement, Toyota announced that it will be moving from Torrance, California to Plano, Texas. The move will take about three years and affect around 4,000 people. Those 4,000 people include,2,000 from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Headquarters in Torrance, CA1,000 from Toyota Financial Services in Torrance, CA1,000 from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America in Erlanger, KYSome employees of Toyota Motor North America based in New York"With our major North American business affiliates and leaders together in one location for the first...


Rumorpile: From California to Texas, A Toyota Goes

Apr 28 2014 08:20 AM | Toyota News
Toyota is considering moving substantial parts of its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas. Bloomberg has learned from sources from the automaker that certain high-level employees were told of the move on Friday and that the company will make an announcement today. 
 
“It would be very consequential for Southern California. There might be some brain drain and tumult for employees, though it should be largely seamless to the consumer. This kind of thing can create some disruption of momentum,” said Jack Nerad, executive market analyst for Kelly Blue Book.
 
Reasons for this move include putting Toyota USA's executives close by their manufacturing plants in San Antonio, Kentuck...


Rumorpile: Next-Gen Tundra Getting The Nissan Titan's Diesel V8?

Feb 13 2014 05:50 PM | William Maley in Toyota News


Back in August, we reported that Toyota was possibly considering dropping in a diesel for its full-size Tundra pickup.   "The diesel engine is something that is on our evaluation list. Hybrid technology is something that is on our evaluation list....



The Curtain Falls: Toyota Announces The End Of Australian Production In 2017

Feb 10 2014 11:15 AM | William Maley in Toyota News


And then there were none.   Toyota announced today at their Altona plant on the western outskirts of Melbourne that the company would end local production in 2017 and transition into a sales and distribution company. The move will affect 2,50...





Toyota Says Farewell To The FJ Cruiser With The Ultimate Edition

Nov 07 2013 08:45 AM | William Maley in Toyota News


William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com November 7, 2013   Toyota has announced that the FJ Cruiser will be heading into the sunset after the 2014 model year. But before it does that, Toyota has introduced a special edition of the FJ Cruis...



Rumorpile: Aston Martin CEO Says Toyota iQ Will Be Canned Next Year

Nov 04 2013 11:10 AM | William Maley in Toyota News


William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com November 4, 2013   While the high price and slow sales led to end of the Aston Martin Cygnet last month, Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez said the decision to end the model is due to Toyota killing t...