Can Toyota continue to dominate the midsize pickup market? That was the key question in mind as I set out for a first drive of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma. The midsize truck certainly looks good on paper, with eight trim package, four powertrains – including a first-ever hybrid – and a seemingly endless list of body, bed and technology options. How did it stand up, both on-road and off? Check out this review on Headlight.News.
Who says the sedan is dead? Certainly not Toyota. The automaker is launching a ninth-generation Camry at this year’s LA Auto Show and the sedan has a lot going for it, starting with updated styling. But what could be the real game-changer is the move to an all-hybrid powertrain lineup and available all-wheel drive. Headlight.News checks out the 2025 Toyota Camry.
Toyota is launching a second version of its new Crown model and the SUV is part of what is likely to become a growing sub-brand. The 2025 Toyota Crown Signia made its media debut Tuesday night ahead of its first public showing at the LA Auto Show. Headlight.News has a closer look.
Toyota set out to redefine what a sedan is with the launch of the Crown model last year. Now, it wants to do it again with the Crown crossover that it’s confirmed will make its debut at the LA Auto Show on Nov. 14. Headlight.News has an advanced look.
When UAW President Shawn Fain said the union was looking not only to win back what the union lost nearly two decades ago and to get more, but also to revive the labor movement in the country, he didn’t know how quickly that would come to his own industry, reports Headlight.News.
While Ford, General Motors and other makers are scaling back on their EV and battery production plans, Toyota revealed Tuesday it’s doing just the opposite by investing an additional $8 billion into its Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina facility. Get the details at Headlight.News.
Toyota rolled out an all-electric pickup concept during the Japan Mobility Show. Sized slightly smaller than the automaker’s current, midsize Tacoma model, it offers a number of unique features, including a pass-through bed. Toyota hasn’t confirmed production plans but is widely expected to add an EV pickup as it ramps up its electrification program. Get details at Headlight.News.
The Toyota Crown doesn’t readily fit into any conventional category. It has the stance of a crossover, but boasts a three-box, four-door design — and Toyota prefers to label it a sedan. But it appears a second Crown model is in the works for next year and the automaker may label the hybrid, all-wheel-drive SUV the Crown Sport.
Talk about a halo car. Toyota offered up a mysterious teaser image Thursday hinting at a new model in the works. It took a little detective work for Headlight.News to figure out what it is. But we’ll give the secret away. Check out this report for more on what to expect with the 2025 Toyota Camry.
Toyota Bets Big on Commercializing Breakthrough Solid-State Batteries, Targets 621-Mile Range, Lower Costs, 10-Minute Charging
Today’s lithium-ion batteries offer significant improvements over earlier technology, but Toyota is making a big bet on the next-gen solid-state batteries expected to dramatically improve range, lower cost, speed up charging times — and which it says it hopes to begin mass-producing as early as 2027. Get the story at Headlight.News.
Toyota’s CALTY design studio unveils a new lunar rover concept vehicle as the facility celebrates five decades of design. Find out more about the California-based enterprise — and its lunar cruiser — at Headlight.News.
It’s gone, now its back — with a partner? A smaller Land Cruiser may be about to appear in Toyota showrooms. Here’s what Headlight.News knows.