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The AutoGuide News Blog is your source for breaking stories from the auto industry. Delivering news immediately, the AutoGuide Blog is constantly updated with the latest information, photos and video from manufacturers, auto shows, the aftermarket and professional racing.
 |  Aug 31 2012, 7:15 PM

Toyota’s redesigned Avalon has taken the formerly dowdy model to the top of the class in terms of styling. Now, there is a rumor that a sports-tuned model is on the way. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 30 2012, 5:15 PM

Toyota’s racing division (TRD) is hosting a custom vehicle build-off to raise money for charity. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 30 2012, 3:05 PM

Toyota has just announced a new limited production model of the four-cylinder, Camry SE, that offers some legitimate sporting upgrades from the base model. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 29 2012, 7:45 PM

Toyota’s new Auris campaign in Japan has already spawned a music video featuring a singer who identifies as transgender. The Auris is now also the center of an art display called “Spanking Orchestra.” Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 28 2012, 8:01 PM

Toyota’s ads for the 2013 Auris already made headlines for featuring a model who identifies as a transgender woman. Now, the automaker produced another ad for the Auris featuring a transgendered singer from a Japanese band. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 28 2012, 4:45 PM

Toyota has announced the final 25 winners in the 100 Cars for Good program. The program gave away 100 free Toyota vehicles to charitable organizations to assist them in their selfless work. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 28 2012, 8:32 AM

Toyota USA is accusing a fired contractor of sabotaging internal software and breaking into a secure system before downloading confidential information on parts, designs and prices.  Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 26 2012, 5:19 PM

The benchmark for the handling of the Scion FR-S has always been the Porsche Cayman. While some have gone so far as to say the Scion is superior, the men behind it are not yet satisfied. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 24 2012, 8:02 PM

Toyota offers recent college graduates a $1,000 instant rebate on the purchase of certain new vehicles. That list of vehicles finally includes the Prius c hybrid. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 24 2012, 7:15 PM

According to an interview with the brains behind the the Scion FR-S, the rumored upcoming Supra will not be a hybrid despite a recent concept sports car from Toyota. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 23 2012, 3:31 PM

The Lexus LFA has competed in every 24 Hours Nürburgring since 2008. Gazoo Racing, the team that campaigns the supercar, is celebrating this racing heritage in a new video. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 21 2012, 7:32 PM

Toyota has just released the pricing for the 2013 Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia, Tundra and FJ Cruiser. Along with the prices are some nice updates.  Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 21 2012, 5:45 PM

The Lexus LF-LC, has just been featured in a video with it’s older brother, the LFA. The meetup occurred at a Lexus test track. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 21 2012, 4:31 PM

Toyota Motorsports has just debuted its new GT86-based race car, engineered for entry-level German track racing that they say can be adapted for international sales. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 20 2012, 5:16 PM

Toyota’s new Japanese-market ads for the 2013 Auris show that this is a car for only a select part of the buying public. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 18 2012, 8:01 AM

In Japan’s Toyota City, retirees from the automaker that loans it’s name to the city are spending their golden years working on farms. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 17 2012, 2:45 PM

The Toyota Prius has just undergone the new EcoTest from Germany’s ADAC (equivalent of AAA but with more authority). The car is the first ever to score a perfect 5 out of 5 stars in the test, out of 56 vehicles that have been tested thus far. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 16 2012, 8:40 PM

Toyota and Ford began a partnership last year to develop a hybrid system for trucks and SUVs, and according to a “high ranking Ford engineer” the goal is a Ford F-150 hybrid. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 16 2012, 4:02 PM

Scion’s FR-S is known as the Toyota GT 86 in Europe, and in this animated commercial from the UK, an Orwellian world is portrayed where pixelated people do not get to feel alive, and the FR-S becomes their salvation.  Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 15 2012, 7:15 PM

Lexus has just posted a video of its IS-F CCS-R screaming up Pikes Peak during last weekend’s hill climb, placing second in its class. 

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 |  Aug 15 2012, 4:01 PM

Toyota has just released the second part of a video series chronicling the development of the RAV4 EV. This video focuses on the aerodynamics of the electric crossover. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 14 2012, 6:45 PM

Toyota’s new TMG performance division is debuting the production model, Yaris R1A racer, at the ninth round of the WRC.

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 |  Aug 14 2012, 3:31 PM

Toyota recognizes that veterans do not have an easy time transitioning to a civilian life. That is why the automaker has launched a partnership to help vets find employment. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 13 2012, 2:32 PM

Full-sized luxury cars like the 2013 Lexus LS have interiors isolated from road noise, something the brand took a proactive approach toward by fighting road-noise at the source. Continue Reading…