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Goodbye FR-S, Hello 86

When Toyota announced earlier this year that they were getting rid of the Scion brand, they announced that some vehicles, like the Scion FR-S were sticking around. This week we learned that Toyota is 86-ing the FR-S name in favor of renaming the car the Toyota 86. That’s right, they’re renaming a roadster the same thing that means rejected, get

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20 Automakers Commit to Making Automatic Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

Family car time is about to get even safer. Today the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that 20 automakers, representing more than 99 percent of the U.S. auto market, have committed to making automatic emergency braking a standard feature no later than Sept 1, 2022. Automakers making the commitment are

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Recall Alert: 2006-2012 RAV4, 2012-2014 RAV4 EV

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. has announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 1,124,000 Model Year 2006-2012 RAV4 and Model Year 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles. The involved vehicles are equipped with lap-shoulder seatbelts in both second-row outboard seats.  There is a possibility that, in the event of a very severe frontal crash, the lap belt webbing could contact

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10 Vehicles Debuting at the 2016 North American International Auto Show

What’s new, fresh, hot and coming to the North American International Auto Show to debut to the world? These are ten models you’ll want to look out for. Acura Precision Concept The automakers says that the concept, “will help set the direction for future Acura design; in particular, the next generation of performance-luxury sedans.” Acura will likely be debuting the

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Buckle Up for Life’s New Holiday Traditions for Child Passenger Safety

Every family has their own holiday traditions. Why not make safety one of your family’s traditions? Toyota has some tips on how to make these new traditions: Make it a family affair. The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with family near and far. However, older generations may have had different approaches to keeping kids safe in cars. If relatives

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Toyota Refreshes RAV4’s Styling and Drive for 2016

You wanted a hybrid RAV4 and Toyota has now given it to you. With that, they’ve refreshed the exterior styling, technology, safety offerings, handing options and comfort level for MY 2016. The snoot nose of the RAV4 stays (sigh) and becomes bolder with the addition of LED headlights, daytime running lights and Hi-Lo Headlights. Toyota has added rocker panels to

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Recall Alert: 2013-2015 Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Lexus ES350 and ES300h – Pre-Collision System

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 31,000 Model Year 2013-2015 Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Lexus ES350 and ES300h sedans. In the involved vehicles, under certain situations, the PCS (Pre-Collision System) could interpret a steel joint or plate in the roadway as an object that triggers PCS activation. If this occurs, the PCS warning buzzer

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