BMW and Toyota will issue a hatchback Z5 based on i3 and i8

June 11, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Companies BMW and Toyota plan to extend their cooperation and jointly develop new small entry-level hatchback. According to «Automobile», the negotiations are still at an early stage, however, it is likely to become a part of the model range will be called MINI and Minor.

Toyota and BMW picture

Toyota and BMW pics

Toyota Mirai will be the pace-car in NASCAR racing series

June 10, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Hydrogen sedan Toyota Mirai will be the official safety car of American racing series NASCAR Sprint Cup phase. The model assumes the responsibilities of the pace car in the race Toyota Owners 400.
Manual racing championship prevents the use of Mirai in the race only after special tests, the results of which became clear that the model is suitable for functions pace car. The tests took place on the track Richmond International Speedway.

Toyota Mirai picture

Toyota Mirai pics

Toyota returns to the WRC with the updated Yaris

May 20, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Toyota will return to the World Rally Championship in 2017 with a car based on the new model Yaris. This is with reference to its sources reported Update civilian cars will be released next year – its tentative view is shown in the photo.

Toyota Yaris WRC picture

Toyota Yaris WRC pics

Toyota Yaris will return to the WRC in 2017

April 8, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Toyota has officially announced his return to the World Rally Championship in 2017. Resist the dominant team in the WRC Japanese automaker Volkswagen will be specially prepared version of the hatchback Yaris.
Yaris preparation for WRC will be engaged in European racing division Toyota – Toyota Motorsport GmbH – headquartered in Cologne, Germany.

2017 Toyota Yaris WRC pics

2017 Toyota Yaris WRC image

First photos of the new Toyota Hilux pickup

February 20, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Photospies managed to capture the pre-pickup Toyota Hilux eighth generation on the plant in Thailand. A car with a new body, chassis frame and upgraded powertrains will be available soon.
Following the new North American Toyota Tacoma pickup is preparing to be released on the Japanese automaker another mid-size truck – Hilux eighth generation. As we know, test prototypes has long been circling around the roads of Europe, and recently at a factory in Thailand has been submitted and pre-copy.

2015 Toyota HiLux image

2015 Toyota HiLux pics

Toyota is working on fuel cell technology with BMW

February 6, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Toyota is working on hydrogen power plant jointly with BMW, but the production car on fuel cells in the plans of the Bavarian premium brand is not yet included. In the near future on the road tests will be released hydrogen prototypes to show that the technology really works.
Bavarian brand cars already had to deal with a hydrogen car – the 2007 BMW collected 100 copies 7-Series, with the 6.9-liter V12, which can run on both gasoline and hydrogen. The car developed 256l.s. Since then, the most advanced in the field of hydrogen cars become Japanese brand Honda and Toyota, the latter has presented the serial version of sedan Mirai, which goes on sale on the Japanese market in 2015. Japanese companies associated with BMW several joint projects, and development of fuel cell technologies – one of them.

BMW and Toyota pics

BMW and Toyota image

The Japanese special version of Toyota Mark X

January 26, 2015 at 10:22 pm

Specifically for the home market of Japan racing team Gazoo Racing has released a special version of sedan Toyota Mark X. The car will carry the prefix GRMN, which primarily talks about the sports character of this comfortable four-door car. The powerful motor is combined with other technical improvements and a more aggressive design, resulting in a price tag 5,400,000 yen (44,700 US dollars). Results will be released only 100 of these modifications.
Under the hood of the sedan is the most powerful in the range of powertrains V-shaped six-cylinder engine of 3.5 liters. Return motor slightly increased, and now it is 321 horsepower and 380 Newton meters.
Instead of “machine” installed 6-step “mechanics”, transmitting traction to the rear wheels through a differential Torsen.
Throw upgraded brakes, stiffer suspension tuning, 19-inch alloy wheels with wider tires and sporty-sounding exhaust, and you get an excellent sports car that’s perfect for the role of the machine for everyday use.

Toyota Mark X pics

Toyota Mark X picture