The Toyota RAV4 is due for a redesign next year to be based on the Camry platform and when that happens, the manufacturer might ditch the V6. Continue Reading...
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Crossovers have pretty much taken over the Sport Utility Vehicle market, thanks to lower prices, better fuel efficiency and the handling that comes part-in-parcel with being based on a car platform versus truck architecture. Continue Reading...
The 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV will be officially unveiled on May 7 at the International Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles. Continue Reading...
Toyota is giving college students a sweet graduation present – a $1,000 rebate off a new car. This rebate will come in handy, especially now that you have all those student loans to pay off. Running through Jan. 2, 2013, the rebate program will be available to students that meet certain education requirements. Open to… Continue Reading...
Following up on Tesla’s battery problems, we got a chance to talk to Toyota about the upcoming RAV4-EV. Toyota has been working closely with Tesla in developing their electric crossover. We were curious to see if the issue that is now worrying owners of Tesla Roadsters will be a problem with Toyota’s vehicle as well…. Continue Reading...
There has been a trend of high profile NHTSA investigations recently, the most notable being Toyota‘s unintended acceleration and GM‘s Chevy Volt fire hazard. Although both cases have closed, NHTSA has announced a new case involving 830,000 Toyota vehicles for possible fire hazards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are investigating a possible fire hazard… Continue Reading...
Toyota is planning to send into production a fully-electric version of its RAV4 cute-ute. And they’ll be doing so right across the border, in Woodstock, Ontario. The Canadian and Ontario governments both gave Toyota $140 million to jump-start its production capabilities, allowing the company to upgrade its factories in the province. Citizens of Ontario can… Continue Reading...
Toyota has decided that the RAV4 electronic vehicle will not be made available to consumers. According to Geri Yoza, Toyota’s national business planning manager of advanced vehicle marketing, the vehicle will instead be focused for “very strategic applications” such as fleets and car sharing programs. The RAV4 EV has made use of Tesla’s electric drivetrain… Continue Reading...
Toyota is conducting a voluntary recall for RAV4 and Highlander models in America, to replace the side curtain airbag sensor assembly. On certain RAV4s built between 2007 and 2008 and Highlanders from 2008, there are two side curtain sensors that detect the side angle of a vehicle during a rollover. These sensors could fail and illuminate… Continue Reading...