Toyota C-HR Brings Driving To A New Level

UNTIL NOW, TOYOTA hasn’t had a proper rival to the unfeasibly popular Qashqai, or trendy new arrivals, such as the Seat Ateca and Audi Q.2.That’s about to change, though. Although the new C-HR looks a bit like the love child of a Honda Civic and a Nissan Juke, it’s bigger than it appears. In fact, … [Read more…]

2017 Toyota Prius Plug-In

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Seminal petrol-electric hybrid hatch applies plug-in technology to its latest generation in a bid to show that original is still best Ten years ago, a group of engineers at Toyota’s japanese HQ had a daydream – and it has just led to this: the second- generation Prius Plug-in petrol-electric hatchback. “The idea that inspired us,” … [Read more…]

Future Classic – The Toyota 86

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The Toyota 86 debuted 25 years after its predecessor, the AE86, and kept the lightweight RWD experience intact– despite being designed in a world where entry-level sports cars are becoming niché vehicles. But will the next generation, another 25 years away, be able to stick to the formula?

Toyota’s New Hot Yaris Has Fiesta ST In Sight

TOYOTA has confirmed it is planning a high-performance version of its Yaris supermini – and the car could make its public debut within the next 12 months. As Auto Express revealed in Issue 1,443, the Japanese manufacturer intends to use its recently launched assault on the World Rally Championship to publicise its Gazoo Racing tuning … [Read more…]

Toyota GT 86

AFFORDABLE, rear-wheel-drive sports all cars are becoming increasingly hard to come by. The Mazda MX-5 epitomises the lightweight formula, but is only available with a retractable roof, while its Fiat 124 Spider sister car adds turbocharging, too. If you want something with a fixed roof, then your options are even more limited. Here, the Toyota … [Read more…]

Late to the Party – Toyota C-HR 1.2T

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We say: Toyota’s crossover offering may be late, but it’s worth looking at This was going to be a Juke rival. But its engineers, very keen drivers, decided the company’s small platform wasn’t good enough, so they shifted up a size to the brand-new global platform. The project director said he’s happy to sacrifice rear … [Read more…]