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UK study finds hybrids fall way short of economy ratings

Some plug-in hybrids missed their advertised ratings by almost 6 L/100 km

Analysis of 148,000 real fuel economy reports filed by drivers found only one in 39 hybrids (self-charging or plug-in) delivered on advertised ratings. Read More

Fuel Economy Green Cars Jun 6, 2018, 2:30 AM

Toyota products again judged tops in value

Vincentric hands out 2018 Best Value in Canada awards to top brands, models Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Car Buying May 31, 2018, 9:25 AM

Nine ragtops you can get for less than $12,000

What's happened with convertibles in Canada? Read More

Used Cars Auto Industry May 17, 2018, 2:30 AM

Camry Hybrid tops class in One Lap of America

Three Camrys entered legendary rally to dispell "vanilla" misconceptions Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports May 14, 2018, 2:30 AM


Report says UK considering Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle ban

Autocar and FT report says government considering EV range requirements Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry May 7, 2018, 2:30 AM

Toyota recalls vehicles over loss of braking assist

Recall affects 220 Toyota and Lexus models in Canada and 6,000 in the US

Some 2017-18 Toyota Camry, Highlander, Sienna and Tacoma, and Lexus RX350, may have a vacuum pump assembly with an incorrectly manufactured component. Read More

Car Safety Used Cars Apr 4, 2018, 2:30 AM

Toyota mounts 3-faceted attack with RAV4

Toyota rolled out 3 distinct versions of all-new compact ute in New York

All three versions provide more interior space, with the Hybrid's cargo bay now just as spacious, since the battery now resides under the rear seat. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Mar 29, 2018, 5:00 PM

Toyota to present the Matrix reloaded at NY show

Corolla hatchback drops all monikers as it comes to market in summer 2018

Built on Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA), new hatchback is lower, wider and longer than its predecessor, with larger, more powerful 4-cyl engine. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Mar 24, 2018, 1:30 AM


Nearly 110,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in February

Biggest recalls involved Ram pickups and Mitsubishi RVR compact SUVs

23 models from 12 marques recalled for a variety of issues ranging from fuel leaks and water drainage, to faulty shift interlocks and incorrect labels. Read More

Car Safety Used Cars Mar 3, 2018, 10:30 PM

Toyota recalls 23,000 cars over fuel leak concerns

Toyota Camry, and Lexus GS F, LC 500, RC F affected in separate recalls

Camrys from 2018 may have improperly connected fuel pipes and hoses; Lexus GS F, LC 500 and RC F may have cracked covers on high-pressure fuel pumps. Read More

Car Safety Used Cars Feb 15, 2018, 3:30 AM

Toyota to unveil lead-up to Supra at Geneva

Latest concept from Toyota rumoured to be closest to production Supra

Series of "Future Toyota" concept sport coupes have created excitement for reintroduction of Supra performance coupe to Toyota lineup over past decade. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Feb 13, 2018, 8:55 PM

Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, Tundra become TRD Pros

Big enhancement is Fox Internal Bypass shocks to aid ride and handling

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) adds highly-capable performance off-road equipment the TRD Pros, in addition to unique exterior and interior treatments. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Feb 11, 2018, 10:30 PM


Toyota recalling 53,000 vehicles over airbag issues

2016 Prius, 2016 Lexus RX, 2015-16 Lexus NX airbags may not deploy

Airbag system sensors may develop an open circuit, which might prevent side-impact, side air curtains and/or front airbags from deploying in a crash. Read More

Car Safety Used Cars Feb 1, 2018, 3:30 AM

Toyota shows off future of commercial vehicles

Open concept autonomous electric vehicle to be available in three sizes

Open-control interface allows companies to install their own automated driving and vehicle management systems, researched and tested to suit their needs. Read More

4 electrified powertrains make Wards Top-10 Engines

EV, fuel-cell and two hybrids make the cut; no Germans represented

WardsAuto's Top-10 recognizes new or significantly altered powertrains in vehicles with MSRPs lower than $63,000 US, as well as winners from last year. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Technology Dec 14, 2017, 11:30 AM

More than 125,000 vehicles recalled in Canada

Honda Odyssey, Nissan Micra account for 86% of total vehicles recalled

Nearly 70,000 Odysseys recalled to fix issue with outboard second row seats, while over 39,000 Micras must counter inadvertent side airbag deployment. Read More

Car Safety Dec 4, 2017, 9:30 PM


Honda desirability rates high with consumers, critics

Online resource Edmunds awards first Most Wanted awards in 16 segments

Most Wanted awards feature unique rating system that weighs vehicle performance in the retail marketplace and the opinions of Edmunds’ editorial team. Read More

Auto Awards Nov 18, 2017, 9:30 PM

Toyota recalls nearly 70,000 vehicles

28,600 2018 C-HR and 39,900 2012-2015 Prius Plug-In Hybrids affected

C-HR recalled due to a faulty electronic parking brake; Prius Plug-In has issues with the EV fuse, if it is repeatedly operated in EV mode under load. Read More

Car Safety Nov 16, 2017, 9:30 PM

Toyota recalls 350,000 Siennas that could roll away

Recall affects Sienna minivans from model years 2005-07 and 2009-10

Grease in shift lever assembly could allow auto transmission lever to move out of Park without depressing the brake pedal, allowing minivan to roll away. Read More

Car Safety Oct 18, 2017, 10:30 PM

20 vehicles that show naming rhyme and reason

From people to word-blends, there is a strategy behind naming a vehicle

Car names are usually meant to convey some whimsical image in the buyer’s mind, but some are real or obscure references that play on a buyer’s thoughts. Read More

Auto Industry Aug 25, 2017, 9:45 AM


Over 388,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in July

Total of 21 actions involve 59 models from 17 different makes

Issues affect concerns over software glitches to airbag inflators, from alternators to power steering modules, from transmission mapping to fuel lines. Read More

Car Safety Aug 4, 2017, 9:40 PM

Toyota recalls hybrids for driveshaft problems

2016 Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid may have misassembled driveshafts

Toyota knows the problem may exist in 42 of the midsized sedans, and is recalling all 671 to deal with a misassembled front driveshaft assembly. Read More

Car Safety Jul 21, 2017, 10:30 PM

20 models recalled in Canada in June

Nearly 350,000 vehicles named in recalls to address some 20 problems

Audi, BMW, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Honda, Jaguar, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota and Volvo all require attention to some issues. Read More

Car Safety Jul 4, 2017, 10:30 PM

Toyota recalls Tacomas over V-6 engine woes

Over 34,000 compact pickups from model years 2016 and 2017 affected

Engine crankshaft rotor may have been produced with excessive anti-corrosion coating, leading to a sensor malfunction, engine misfiring and stalling. Read More

Car Safety Jun 2, 2017, 2:30 PM


Toyota recalls Tacoma over rear differential concerns

Over 240,000 named in recall about leaky diffs that could seize up

If operated while diff is leaking, it could result in damage to its internal workings, which could result in increased noise and decreased propulsion. Read More

Car Safety Apr 27, 2017, 10:30 PM

Is Toyota's new 2018 C-HR cutting edge or over the edge?

It’s aimed not at traditional conservative Toyota buyers but at young urban hipsters

With its polarizing out-there styling, lack of some popular features and relatively high pricing the C-HR is in tough in a very competitive segment. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Automotive Reviews Apr 10, 2017, 10:35 AM

Toyota sweeps 2017 AJAC Canadian Green Car awards

Prius and RAV4 Hybrid take AJAC’s top awards for environmentally friendly vehicles

The 2017 Toyota Prius is the AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year and the RAV4 Hybrid is the Green Utility Vehicle of the Year. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Green Cars Mar 29, 2017, 6:15 AM

Toyota to show refreshed models in New York

Sienna minivan and Yaris sub-compact hatchback prepare for 2018 model year

Freshened-up models get updated front end styling, new exterior colours, and enhanced technology, including connectivity and audio system upgrades. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Mar 23, 2017, 1:30 AM


Toyota recalls Tundras over falling bumpers

Step bumpers could have broken corner brackets that won't support weight

In the event of a knock to the rear bumper, the resin reinforcement bracket could break, resulting in inury to somebody trying to step up into the bed. Read More

Car Safety Jan 26, 2017, 3:55 AM

Inside Toyota’s private American museum

Every Toyota that matters to North America is here – 120 of them in total

Did you know that Toyota has its own museum in the U.S.A. filled with all its important cars? Neither did we until we got a chance to look inside. Read More

Car Nuts Classic Cars Auto Industry Nov 29, 2016, 12:35 AM

Toyota recalls Siennas for doors sliding open

838,000 minivans are affected from model years 2011 through 2016

If the power door’s power movement is impeded, the motor could overload the fuse and possibly allow the door to slide open while the van is moving. Read More

Car Safety Nov 22, 2016, 10:00 PM

Toyota settles truck corrosion lawsuit

Toyota admits no liability or wrongdoing in $3.4 billion settlement

Class action suit filed by owners of 2005-10 Tacoma mid-sized pickups, 2007-08 Tundra full-sized pickups and 2005-08 Sequoia full-size sport-utes. Read More

Auto Industry Nov 13, 2016, 9:20 PM


Green Car of the Year award down to 5 finalists

BMW 3 Series,Chev Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Optima, Toyota Prius

This year’s finalists represent the momentum electrification is experiencing in the auto industry.~Ron Cogan, Green Car Journal PUblisher and Editor. Read More

Auto Shows Green Cars Nov 12, 2016, 10:05 PM

Toyota TRD trucks get serious about off-roading

TRD Pro trucks include limited numbers of Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner models

2017 Toyota TRD Pro series joins the Ford Raptor and Ram Rebel as factory-developed and warrantied off-road oriented trucks. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Car Nuts Oct 31, 2016, 10:25 AM

Ram 1500 claims Canadian Truck King crown – again!

Ram’s “guts” continue to earn “glory” as the 2017 Truck King Challenge winner

This victory is the fourth time in six years that the Ram 1500 has been the overall winner of the Canadian Truck King Challenge. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Off Roading Oct 25, 2016, 9:10 AM

What you should know about Toyota’s plug-in Prius Prime

Is the latest generation of Toyota’s plug-in hybrid finally ready for prime time?

With the arrival of the 2017 Prius Prime, Toyota offers a competitive plug-in hybrid that will go up to 35 kilometres in electric-only mode. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Green Cars Oct 12, 2016, 12:55 PM


What’s new at Toyota for 2017?

Toyota is staking out a position as a company that makes safety a top priority

Toyota is making an extensive list of safety features standard equipment on most vehicles in its lineup, starting with 2017 models. Read More

New Cars Car Safety Oct 12, 2016, 9:15 AM

Plug-in Prius Prime not coming to Canada – yet!

Toyota is waiting on pending legislation in Quebec before introducing the Prime

The Prius Prime will be introduced into the American market this fall but Canadians will have to wait until the spring of 2017 – at least. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Fuel Economy Oct 3, 2016, 11:00 PM

Hybrid race cars develop technology with production car potential

World Endurance Championship is an incubator for innovative powertrains

How long can it be before we see high-performance hybrids in everyday production cars using lessons learned in WEC racing? Read More

Auto Technology Green Cars Sep 22, 2016, 12:15 PM

TRD opens up new paths for Toyota 4Runner

Toyota Racing Development adds to the impressive off-road credentials

Multi-mode terrain select and crawl control systems, increased approach and departure angles, and available suspension upgrades, among trim features. Read More

New Cars Off Roading Jul 21, 2016, 10:30 PM