Posts Categorized: Toyota

Cars Continue to Go Green in 2017

In recent years, hybrids and electrical vehicles have become a major focus of the automotive industry. According to Green Car Reports, over half a million carbon-cutting hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and full electric vehicles were sold in the United States. The automotive industry is going green as consumers demand cars that are environmentally focused. The American… Read more »

Purchasing the Car You Need

For many Americans, car shopping is about finding the car that best suits your family and lifestyle. Most families look to purchase cars with solid safety ratings, plenty of room for the little ones, good gas mileage, and so forth.   Forbes recently highlighted the most practical cars and crossovers for 2017 and we’ve highlighted… Read more »

Japan’s Vision for Autonomous Vehicles

As we all know, the race to create the first fully autonomous vehicle is well underway, with almost every automotive company in the running. While US-based brands like Ford and Tesla are interested in creating high-tech cars for the younger generations to enjoy, Japanese automotive company Toyota is taking a different approach, working with Kanazawa… Read more »

Honda Accord Beat Toyota Camry in Production

In a surprising upset this year by Honda in North America, it was announced that about 100,000 more Accords were built this year than Camry’s. When first reading this article we thought it suggested that Camry was loosing popularity due to the Accord. However, that’s not quite true. Toyota and Honda, along with Nissan Motor… Read more »

Finally Toyota Camry to Get an Update

The update to the new Toyota Camry is unfortunately not as exciting as we think it should be. Toyota hasn’t changed the styling of the Camry in over 3 years. It doesn’t seem to matter that sales are slowing down as it’s competition continues to improve their the looks of their cars. The update to… Read more »

Toyota Offering Self Drive Features

We don’t know about you, but we thought that by 2015 we would be able to sit back and enjoy a nice cup of coffee while our car drove to work for us. However, most automotive companies say that won’t happen until 2020. Of all the car companies out there, Toyota is the closet to… Read more »

Toyota RAV4EV Prices Slashed

Toyota has officially thrown it’s hat into the pricing ring by lowering the price of it’s RAV4 EV. Check your Toyota dealership for special pricing as low as $299 a month for a 3 year lease through September.     If $299 is a little expensive, but you really want an electric vehicle there are… Read more »

Toyota Wants to Compete with the Nissan Juke

Source: www.autoguide.com Rumor has it that Toyota is looking to build a car that would rival the Nissan Juke. Now let’s be upfront here. We cannot say that we are a fan of this particular model. It kind of boils down to the fact that the design just rubs us the wrong way. However, the… Read more »

PermaPlate’s Top Five Stories for December

1. Toyota and Lexus are Best in Resale Value 2. Photo Gallery: BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo M Sport 3. How do we wash our car that has the Perma Plate Paintguard application? 4. 2012 LA Auto Show Day 2 – Porsche Cayman, New Range Rover 5. Stretch Electric – World’s First Electric Nissan LEAF Limo Debuts in Tennessee

Toyota RAV4 New Look

We loved the RAV4 when it was first introduced into the market. We saw them everywhere and for good reason. They were great little cars. As you know, they are no longer the little bounce around cars they used to be. Instead they have followed the ways of the SUV and have gotten bigger with… Read more »

Updated Prius?

The Prius seems to be a clear favorite dominating in the U.S. market. However, despite the benefits in the gas mileage, their design does seem to be lacking. This has not gone unnoticed by Toyota as evident by some of the latest Prius designs coming from the brand. We have to admit that we definitely prefer the… Read more »

The Top 150 Best Selling Cars Around The Globe

Our love of lists is well documented on this blog. However, we have found the mother lode of all lists at www.thetruthaboutcars.com. A complete list of 150 Best Selling Cars around the Globe. Coming in at number one on the list is the Toyota Corolla. This happened to be last years winner as well. Right… Read more »

Does Toyota Camry need a Facelift?

Toyota says yes while the bloggers over at blogs.automotive.com say no. The rumors have started that Toyota is feeling pressure to add some spice to their Camry design. A more tangible example of why Toyota shouldn’t make major changes is the Corolla’s larger sibling, the Toyota Camry. Traditionally, the Corolla has looked like a smaller… Read more »

BMW and Japanese rival Toyota Motor are planning to cooperate on research into lithium-ion batteries

Reuters reported over the weekend that the BMW and Toyota were in talks for a partnership on ‘green’ vehicles, with BMW set to provide the Japanese firm with diesel engine in return for Toyota’s hybrid components. It’s now believed that the scope of this deal will expand to include electric vehicle technology, including lithium-ion battery… Read more »