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

Feb 13 2014 05:50 PM | 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. Either one of those alternatives could deliver some pretty good real world fuel economy,"said Rick LoFaso, Toyota's corporate manager for light trucks.
"I think Cummins would bring instant name recognition and obviously they are a leader in diesel engine technology. That is not the first time we would have a tie up with somebody else."
Well it seems Toyota has possibly made a decision and is turning to Cummins for help. Wards Auto reports th...

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

Feb 10 2014 11:15 AM | 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 2,500 manufacturing jobs.
"This is devastating news for all of our employees who have dedicated their lives to the company during the past 50 years,"said Toyota Australia President and CEO Max Yasuda.
"While we have been undertaking the enormous task of transforming our business during the past two years, our people have joined us on the same journey, which makes it even more difficult to announce this decision. We did everything that we could to tran...

Toyota Says Farewell To The FJ Cruiser With The Ultimate Edition

Nov 07 2013 08:45 AM | 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 Cruiser called the Ultimate Edition.
The Ultimate Edition begins with a “Heritage Blue” paint job and white painted front grille surround as an homage to the iconic FJ40 Land Cruiser. Under the skin lies a number of parts from Toyota Racing Development (TRD) including an off-road suspension, Bilstein shocks with remote reservoirs, beefier front skid plate, and sixteen-inch simulated beadlock wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich off-road tires.<...

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...

Toyota Not Following Everyone Else With Small Turbo Engines, Sticking With Large Displacement Engines

Oct 17 2013 10:05 AM | William Maley in Toyota News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com October 17, 2013   The trend with powertrains is to do small-displacement engine with turbochargers to provide the performance of a larger engine with the fuel economy of the small engine. Toyota loo...

Toyota Announced Plug-In Prius Pricing; Starts Below $30,000

Oct 09 2013 01:15 PM | Drew Dowdell in Toyota News

October 9th, 2013 Drew Dowdell Managing Editor - CheersandGears.com   Toyota announced reduced pricing of the 2014 Prius Plug-In today with a drop of over $2,000 from last year's base price. Coming in at $29,990 before delivery charge, Toyota is n...

Rumorpile: Toyota GT86 Convertble Off Again?

Oct 06 2013 08:30 AM | William Maley in Toyota News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com October 6, 2013   The roller-coaster ride of the Toyota GT86 Convertible rumors appears to have crested. According to What Car?, Toyota has canned GT86 Convertible project for the timebeing. No appar...