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Toyota Prius c Gets 50 MPG, Multiple Configurations

The Toyota Prius is one of the best hybrid vehicles on the market today. Going into 2015, Toyota hopes that those who haven’t jumped on the hybrid bandwagon will finally do so with its latest model. Toyota unveiled the Prius c and its many configurations this week. Those looking to buy the hybrid will have their choice of the Prius …

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Toyota Recalls 650,000 Vehicles for Faulty Airbags

Today, Toyota announced an expansion to a recall which originally occurred in April 2013. The newly expanded recall affects an additional 650,000 vehicles in Japan, bringing the overall total to 2.27 million vehicles over the past year. The recall deals with faulty front passenger airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation, a Japanese-based company which supplies airbags and other safety features to …

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Toyota To Texas: A Move That Affects 4,000 Employees

In a move Toyota says “will better serve customers and position Toyota for sustainable, long-term growth,” the Japanese automaker will consolidate its various U.S. headquarters into a single campus in Plano, Texas, according to press release posted on the company’s website earlier today. The transition to the new headquarters, which will be completed in late 2016 or early 2017, affects …

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Toyota To Texas: Company Moves Its Headquarters to Plano

Car manufacturer Toyota today announced that it will be moving its corporate headquarters to Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The new headquarters will unify the company’s sales and marketing; manufacturing; and corporate operations headquarters in one central location. Those divisions are currently headquartered in three separate locations: Torrance, California; Erlanger, Kentucky; and New York City. Over the next three …

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Toyota Settlement Pays $1.2 Billion to the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to the U.S. to settle a criminal wire fraud charge. It is the largest financial penalty of this kind imposed by the U.S. on a vehicle manufacturer. The settlement surrounds the well-publicized recall of Toyota and Lexus vehicles over manufacturing errors that could …

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Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrids Over Software Glitch

Toyota is recalling nearly 1.9 million Prius cars to fix a software malfunction that in the worst case scenario, could cause the hybrid vehicles to lose power and shut down mid-drive. Around 700,000 of the cars are being recalled in North America, and even more in Japan. “Toyota will update the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU software on …

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Terry Crews Is Having A Great Year

2014 is already starting off as a great year for Terry Crews. Crews currently co-stars in the Golden Globe winning Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, he just appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, and we’ll get to see him in a new Super Bowl ad with the Muppets. And January isn’t even over yet! The people at Toyota have enlisted the …

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Toyota Prius Chosen As Best Overall Value

Consumer Reports magazine has just selected Toyota Prius as the best overall value. The hybrid car has the best economic value for mileage with the average cost registering at 47 cents per mile. Considering the price is $29,230, this vehicle option is hard to beat. According to Consumer Reports Automotive Editor Rik Paul, “Prius’ 44 (m.p.g.) overall is the best …

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Predicted Truck of the Year

Going by press and internet buzz, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is likely to come out on top this year at The North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards (NACTOY). This Tuesday, the NACTOY jury comprised of 48 top automotive journalists announced that the Acura MDX, Chevrolet Silverado and the Jeep Cherokee are the three truck finalists for this …

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Spiders Shut Down British School

A school in England has been shut down due to an infestation of “false widow” spiders, the most poisonous British arachnid. The spiders, which are equipped with venom that can cause swelling and fever, had been spotted around the campus of Dean Academy, prompting the school to close its doors on Wednesday. Experts were brought in to eradicate the spiders. …

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Toyota Recall Affects 803,000 Vehicles, Company Warns of Possible Airbag Malfunction

Toyota has just announced a voluntary recall that affects more than 800,000 vehicles. The recall affects 2012-2013 models of the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, and the Venza. According to Toyota, the reason for the recall is an issue with the air conditioning condenser unit housing. In the worst case scenario, the issue could cause the car’s airbags to …

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Toyota Recalls Vehicles For 8th Time This Year

On Thursday, September 26, 2013, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. announced that they are recalling approximately 694,000 vehicles. The 2004-2005 and 2007-2009 models of Sienna minivans are being recalled due to a shift lever problem, mostly throughout North America. 615,000 vehicles are located in the United States, while 56,000 and 23,000 of them are located in Canada and Mexico, respectively. …

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