Tag Archives: Toyota
Bold styling leads the way in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited

2016 Tacoma | Toyota’s all-new midsize truck ready for battle

By BOB GRITZINGER | Contributing Editor To demonstrate one of the new features on the totally redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup, a test driver deliberately buried a truck up to its axles in sand. A few minutes later, the truck freed itself—all without the driver doing anything more than pushing an overhead button marked […]

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2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid | A very #FarleighGoesSouth road trip

Editor’s note: My co-pilot and I were so excited about this trip that we created a hashtag to document experiences. Follow Be Car Chic on Instagram and check out the #FarleighGoesSouth hashtag for all pictures. Traveling abroad…to North Carolina If you’re not from the South, then it can be a very foreign place to visit. […]

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Posh & Petite | 2015 Toyota Yaris SE Review

If you’re looking for a reliable compact car with great fuel economy and without all the fuss, the 2015 Toyota Yaris may be the car for you.

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How I Drive | Profile of Toyota Motor Sales’ Greg Thome

This week, we’re meeting Greg Thome, Regional Communications Manager at Toyota Motor Sales. Based in the sunny OC, Greg spends quite a bit of time commuting during the workweek but a “Frozen” pal keeps him company. Let’s learn about Greg’s driving style: How I Drive | Greg Thome Location: Orange County, CA Daily Driver: Silver […]

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Photo Gallery | Detroit Auto Show 2015

We hit the show floor in Detroit this week to capture the latest from car manufacturers from around the world. Here are some shots from our walk through Cobo Hall. What was your favorite unveil of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show? All-new Acura NSX Mercedes-Benz GLE-CLass Coupe Buick Avenir Concept Toyota Tacoma Hyundai Santa Cruz […]

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The economical Toyota Corolla ECO

Toyota is known for its fuel efficient vehicles. The 2014 Toyota Corolla LE ECO comes with a newly overhauled design that bumps this common compact up a few notches in the attractiveness department. The version we got had Evergreen Mica paint and a saddle brown fabric interior – an interesting combination for a vehicle not […]

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Is fully automated driving coming soon? Toyota says no.

BY Chase Adams, Contributor | @ChaseAdamsCars Cars that drive themselves have been science fiction for a long, long time. However, the next time you buy a new car, you might be able to give most of the control to a computer. This is possible with new technologies that are now a reality, technologies that are […]

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These dads up the ante on Toyota’s #SwaggerWagon

You may recall the last time Toyota launched its Sienna minivan using the #SwaggerWagon nickname paired with ridiculous raps from parents. This time, Toyota teamed up with creative dads to showcase the new 2015 Toyota Sienna through the company’s first-ever online vehicle launch. Check out each of their videos below. Which is your favorite? Created […]

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Toyota RAV4 2013 Big Game Ad “Wish Granted”

BY Liza Colby Smith | Homadge.com Oh, Toyota. You made an excellent choice with Kaley Cuoco, but this ad… not feeling it. I’ll take Miss Cuoco as my BFF personal genie (and listen to “I Wish” on repeat) any day, but the choices for each scene feel so done before. “I wish” they would just […]

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Toyota “I Wish” (Skee-lo) Game Day Teaser

BY Liza Colby Smith | Homadge.com You know the jam… “I wish I was little bit taller, I wish I was a baller, I wish I had a girl who looked good I would call her. I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat…” (Now, wait – isn’t the next line, […]

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2013 Toyota RAV4|World’s first crossover sheds rear wheel, cuteness factor

Imagine driving through the desert on a solitary dirt road with your favorite 90’s music blaring through the speakers and a fun friend in the passenger seat. It’s not your typical scenario, but that was the scene in and around Scottsdale, Arizona as Jessica Caldwell of Edmunds.com and I put Toyota’s brand-new RAV4 through the […]

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Koons Automotive rallies behind local family, donates mobility vehicle

Koons Automotive rallies behind local family, donates mobility vehicle

Ryan Diviney has been in a coma since 2009 after suffering a severe beating while attending West Virginia University. A former athlete, Ryan now remains in a vegetative state in his home in Ashburn, Va. His father Ken tirelessly looks after him. The family began the website RyansRally.org to share their challenging journey and to collect donations […]

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Toyota Avalon 2013

2013 Toyota Avalon gets top-to-bottom makeover

Not every day does one have the opportunity to whisk along the beautiful countryside of Napa, Calif. in a brand-new car before it hits dealership showrooms. But that’s exactly what Toyota recently asked a group of auto journalists, including yours truly, to do. So, I obligingly packed my bags and traveled to wine country to […]

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New ad from Toyota calls for an advanced world

BY Liza Colby | HomADge.com Editor’s note: This is the first installment of guest blog posts by Liza Colby, a copywriter who has a passion for advertising. She often shares interesting automotive ads on her blog HomADge.com. And she’ll be sharing them from time-to-time with us here as well. Enjoy! Last time I saw Melanie, I […]

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Industry Pulse: Toyota one year after the tsunami

Editor’s Note: Shortly after the disaster in Japan, Be Car Chic heard from Subaru dealer, Jeff Morrill, about how the events were starting to impact the auto retail business. The conversation with Morrill launched an ongoing monthly piece called “Industry Pulse.” I’d encourage you to read what Morrill had to say in March of 2011 before continuing […]

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Prius C

Toyota’s newest Prius puts the ‘c’ in city with sporty feel, fuel economy

Consumers and dealers can expect to hear a lot from Toyota in 2012. The Japanese automaker will launch 19 new models this year alone – that’s a new or updated car every 19 days. For January, it was the Prius c, a subcompact hybrid that is sure to make waves in the entry-level car market […]

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Toyota's 1 millionth Prius: What does it mean?

Toyota’s 1 millionth Prius: What does it mean?

Today, Toyota announced that it has officially sold one million Prii (yes, that’s the plural of Prius) in the United States. The eleven-year-old has gone through three makeovers and remains the top selling hybrid in the world. This is wonderful news for Toyota and its dealers, especially in the wake of the tsunami last month. […]

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People deem the plural of Prius as “Prii”

After a six-week campaign and more than 1.8 million votes, the public has chosen to pluralize the Prius by calling two or more of Toyota’s hybrid vehicles “Prii.” This version of the word earned 25 percent of the vote, shutting out other variations like Prium, Priuses, Prien, and Prius. Toyota made the announcement earlier today […]

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Toyota to announce plural of Prius at Chicago Auto Show

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post asking you to help Toyota solve the plural Prius puzzle.  Voting ends tomorrow, February 17. That means there’s only ONE day left to vote for what Toyota should name its line of Prius vehicles. I’m opting for just calling them all “Prius” because it’s become synonymous with “hybrid” […]

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Help Toyota solve the plural Prius puzzle

The first press day at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Mich., was packed with news from automakers. Included in the flurry of announcements was a juicy projection from Toyota. The manufacturer plans to expand the Prius…into an entire brand. What we know as “a” Prius will become a whole line of […]

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