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Toyota and Nickelodeon Team up for SpongeBob Theme Highlander

Toyota and Nickelodeon Team up for SpongeBob Theme Highlander

Jul 15 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Who lives in a Toyota Highlander under the sea?

Toyota and Nickelodeon have announced that they have teamed up to create a SpongeBob SquarePants theme 2014 Toyota Highlander. The vehicle features a SpongeBob wrap on the outside and an eye searing...

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1 year ago

Toyota and Nickelodeon Team up for SpongeBob Theme Highlander

Jul 15 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Who lives in a Toyota Highlander under the sea?

Toyota and Nickelodeon have announced that they have teamed up to create a SpongeBob SquarePants theme 2014 Toyota Highlander. The vehicle features a SpongeBob wrap on the outside and an eye searing SpongeBob yellow interior.

The headrests inside the vehicle show the faces of SpongeBob, Patrick, and other pals who live in Bikini Bottom. “We are thrilled to partner with Toyota to produce this truly unique SpongeBob SquarePants-themed Highlander,” said Pam Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer, Nickelodeon Group. “Through the ‘Happy Driving!’ program, SpongeBob fans across the nation will have a chance to interact with SpongeBob in a whole new, four-wheeled way.”

The SpongeBob theme Toyota will visit seven locations around California where fans a SpongeBob can see the vehicle in person. Locations include Nickelodeon Suites Resort, Orlando, Fla. (Aug. 2-4]; SpongeBob Shellabration, Hollywood, Calif. (Sept. 7-8), Artscape Festival, Baltimore, Md.(July 19-21); Eat Real Festival, Oakland, Calif. (Sept. 27-29); Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minn. (Aug. 9-11); NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Chicagoland Speedway, Chicago, Ill. (Sept. 15); Gourmet on Gore Festival (Aug. 30-Sept. 2); LA Auto Show, Los Angeles Calif. (Nov. 30-Dec. 9).


8 hours ago

What you missed on 9.15.14

Sep 15 2014 6:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, SUV, Government/Legal, Crossover, GM, Lincoln, Toyota, Earnings/Financials, Luxury Review: 2015 Lincoln Navigator We take the heavily refreshed 2015 Lincoln Navigator for a spin and find that there's plenty to like about the brand's truckish 'ute. Still, while it boasts a ton of room inside and stunning power from its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, it's far from perfect. Read our full review for all the details. At least 1 ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog


10 hours ago

2015 Toyota Tundra Drops V-6 for All V-8 Lineup

Sep 15 2014 5:09pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Low Take Rate Spelled End for 4.0L V-6With the success of the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 in the Ford F-150 and Ram selling plenty of both the 3.6L Pentastar and 3.0L EcoDiesel engines in the 1500 truck, you’d think downsizing is the name of the game for fullsize truck brands. Not for Toyota. Buyers have overwhelmingly chosen V-8 engines for the Tundra, prompting the company to drop the 4.0L V-6 altogether for 2015. Onl ...
Source: Truck Trend   Full article at: Truck Trend


13 hours ago

Toyota Hilux

Sep 15 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

It appears Toyota is readying a new iteration of its famed Hilux midsize pickup truck. Our spy photographers grabbed these images along a mountain road in southern Europe as the Japanese automaker put this test mule through its paces.Absent from the pictures but present on-site was a Volkswagen Amarok, a direct competitor for the Hilux. While the two trucks aim at the same market, the VW is regarded as more spacious and comfortable than past H ...
Source: Top Speed   Full article at: Top Speed


13 hours ago

Watch A Prius Flip Out Of The Way To Avoid Ruining A Replica Bugatti

Sep 15 2014 1:49pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Driving a vintage car, even a replica on public roads is always a bit scary. All it takes is one barreling minivan to just go about and ruin everything. So when said minivan barreled into a Toyota Prius, the squidgy hybrid valiantly flipped from its designated path, rig ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik


14 hours ago

Honda and Takata Allegedly Knew About Deaths, Injuries from Exploding Airbags for Years Before Recall Expansion

Sep 15 2014 12:25pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

A New York Times report says that the faulty airbags that can cause metal fragments to be expelled in a crash and which led to simultaneous recalls from several automakers earlier this summer weren’t taken seriously for years despite horrifying injuries. And while Honda was one of 11 automakers sharing the same airbag supplier, that company in particular is alleged to have known about the problem well before the others and to have kept critical de ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver


15 hours ago

EVO takes flight in BMW's sultry i8

Sep 15 2014 11:53am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Technology, Videos, BMW, Electric Electric cars and hybrids are here to stay, much to the apparent dismay of some auto enthusiasts, but that doesn't mean they have to represent the death of enjoyable driving. Granted, the initial run of hybrids in the US like the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius weren't exactly tailor-made for aggressive folks behind the wheel, but t ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog


16 hours ago

2015 Ford Mustang Gas Mileage, Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Spotted, Electric Loaner Cars: Today's Car News

Sep 15 2014 10:19am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

We've got news on a wide array of cars today. EPA fuel-economy ratings for the 2015 Ford Mustang are in, while a pre-production Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan is spotted testing in Southern California. Also, find out one way dealers can win the approval of electric-car owners. All this and more on Green Car Reports. ...
Source: All Small Cars   Full article at: All Small Cars


16 hours ago

Recall Alert: 2008-2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Tacoma

Sep 15 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Vehicles Affected: About 20,000 model-year 2008-14 Toyota FJ Cruiser SUVs and Tacoma pickup trucks equipped with accessory wheels and tires installed by Toyota or dealers before the vehicles' first sale. The Problem: The vehicles may incorrectly list the spare tire size or inflation info on the tire placard. If the incorrect pressure is provided, tire failure may occur while it's being driven on, increasing the ...
Source: Cars.com   Full article at: Cars.com


17 hours ago

Toyota Hilux successor spotted

Sep 15 2014 9:44am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Spy Photos, Truck, Europe, Toyota The midsize truck segment is suddenly seemingly exploding with new vehicles worldwide, even here in North America. Not only will the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon be available very soon, Toyota is already testing a replacement for its aging Tacoma and Honda has promised a Ridgeline replacement within the next 18 months. Also, the recently shown Ni ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog


18 hours ago

Toyota teases C-HR hybrid crossover ahead of Paris Motor Show

Sep 15 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Toyota will use this year’s Paris Motor Show to unveil an all-new hybrid crossover concept. Slotting below the RAV4, the C-HR will be a subcompact crossover which Toyota says will introduce a new design language and provide an “engaging” driving experience … for a hybrid. Other than a teaser image, Toyota hasn’t dished any additional details, but expect to see it hit dealers across the globe in 2017 and likely as a Scion in North America. In addition to the C-HR concept, ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada


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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.


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