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Toyota Unveils Epic Yaris Hybrid-R Concept

Toyota Unveils Epic Yaris Hybrid-R Concept

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Hybrid four-cylinder powertrain produces V-8 power

Toyota has unveiled a new concept car called the Yaris Hybrid-R concept at the Frankfurt auto show. The car marks Toyota's first entry into high-performance hybrids for road car application. Toyota...

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Toyota Unveils Epic Yaris Hybrid-R Concept

Sep 4 2013, 2:30pm CDT | by

Hybrid four-cylinder powertrain produces V-8 power

Toyota has unveiled a new concept car called the Yaris Hybrid-R concept at the Frankfurt auto show. The car marks Toyota's first entry into high-performance hybrids for road car application. Toyota has used hybrid technology in some of its racing cars for a while. The vehicle combines a turbocharged and direct injected 1.6-liter four-cylinder to a pair of electric motors.

Combined the vehicle turns into an all-wheel-drive with a peak output is 414 horsepower. A third electric motor is used between the engine and six-speed sequential transmission. The electric motor acts like generator taking power from the engine at low load conditions and converting it into electricity to be used later.

The steering wheel of the concept car has a road mode and track mode. When placed in track mode the rear electric motors are able to deliver peak horsepower for 5 seconds before the pastors have to be recharged. Road mode focuses on saving fuel. There's no indication of whether this will ever be, production vehicle.

 
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Hyundai Sonata

Sep 1 2014 11:27am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Hyundai Sonata is a mid-size sedan that is a rival for best sellers like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima. The Sonata has been sold in five different generations in the U.S. (out of six total), and with each it's grown larger and more refined. Initially a compact Korea ...
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Used No Illusion: Used-Car Values Mostly Unaffected by Recalls

Sep 1 2014 9:53am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Every time we see someone in a Chevy Cobalt, we resist the urge to ask them if they’ve made plans to sell it. As it turns out, those folks might still receive a decent return, as owners of these recalled cars—and many other models with highly publicized problems—aren’t dumping them en masse. According to a report from Black Book, a trade publication that estimates residual values, some Cobalts actually increased in value after G ...
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2015 Toyota TRD Pro Series Tundra Pricing Announced

Sep 1 2014 4:51am CDT | Source: CarFab.com

Let’s Get Dirty! The highly anticipated launch of the all-new Tundra TRD Pro is nearly here. Already favorites among off-roaders, the 2015 Toyota Tundra will get even more capable with this new, aggressive off-road package designed by the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD). The Tundra TRD Pro will start getting down and dirty when […] Related posts: Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR (Ready to Race) Toyota Announces Pricing for 2011 Models 20 ...
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Toyota Sienna

Aug 31 2014 11:46am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Toyota Sienna is a family-friendly minivan that boasts features like all-wheel drive and airline-style second-row seats, features its competition doesn't offer. A relatively stylish and economical offering in its segment, the Sienna is a rival for vans like the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Carava ...
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V8 Fiat 126 "Taz Racing" Is The Best Racing You Didn't Know Existed

Aug 31 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Watch this video and tell me you're not in love with "Taz Racing," which has loony Brits taking dinky little Fiat 126s and stuffing twin-cam Toyota engines and Chevy V8s inside to create the cutest little dragsters. But damn they're fast, too ...
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Scion iQ

Aug 31 2014 9:11am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Scion iQ is a microcar that has few rivals--the best one being the Smart ForTwo, though the larger Fiat 500 factors into the mix. Even though it’s a better car in some ways than its competitors, it’s still not a car that has caught on in the U.S. The iQ is known elsewhere in the world as the Toyota iQ and ...
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2008 Toyota Tundra - Weaponized

Aug 31 2014 8:08am CDT | Source: Truckin'

Robbie Floyd of Mobile, Alabama, chose to build a Tundra that would shut these dissenters up once and for all.If there’s ever been a make and model that gets the custom truck community up in arms, it’s the Toyota Tundra. Whether people are claiming it’s poorly made foreign junk or simply not as strong as the Big Three’s offerings, naysayers seem to appear out of the woodwork when you roll up in a cu ...
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2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro pricing announced

Aug 29 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Toyota has announced the 2015 Tundra TRD Pro will be priced from $41,285 in the United States. ...
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Lexus LS

Aug 29 2014 12:39pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Lexus LS is the Toyota empire's flagship sedan. One of the best-selling luxury cars in America, it was the car that single-handedly established the Lexus brand, long before the popular RX crossover was introduced. It's a rival for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series, Audi A8, and Jaguar XJ. New in the 19 ...
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