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Toyota shows off sexy FT-1 concept car in Detroit
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Toyota shows off sexy FT-1 concept car in Detroit

Jan 13 2014, 1:07pm CST | by

Could this be the new Supra?

I like a good concept car as good as the next guy and Toyota has unveiled a cool one at the Detroit Auto Show. The car is called the Toyota FT-1 Concept and it promises to set the pace for the...

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Toyota shows off sexy FT-1 concept car in Detroit

Jan 13 2014, 1:07pm CST | by

Could this be the new Supra?

I like a good concept car as good as the next guy and Toyota has unveiled a cool one at the Detroit Auto Show. The car is called the Toyota FT-1 Concept and it promises to set the pace for the future design direction of Toyota. Some speculation suggests that this might be the next Supra.

The car is a front engine, real-wheel drive unit with a cockpit moved as far forward as possible for weight distribution. It has a highly sculpted design that promises to be functional. Presumably, that means the body creates down force.

Toyota has offered no specifications along with the concept car. That means there is no indication of what engine is under the hood or what sort of performance it would offer. If it is the Supra, it would likely have a turbo 6-cylinder like previous versions of the car. The car will be available to drive in Gran Turismo.

 
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Toyota executive backs Takata's handling of airbag crisis

Oct 22 2014 5:50am CDT | Source: Automotive News

A top Toyota executive offered support for how airbag maker Takata is handling a safety crisis affecting millions of vehicles, days after expanding its own recalls ...
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Takata airbag victim looked like she had been stabbed

Oct 21 2014 1:21pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Honda We generally take certain principals for granted. The more water you drink, for example, the healthier you'll be. The more time you spend reading car news on Autoblog, the better informed you'll be. And the more airbags your car has, the safer you'll be. Because airbags equal safety. But that's not what some unfortunate drivers of vehicles equipped with Takata airbags are finding, and tragically finding out the hard wa ...
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Takata Airbag Update: Toyota and GM Expand Recalls, Chewing Gum Found Inside Inflator

Oct 21 2014 12:22pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

General Motors and Toyota are expanding an airbag recall for the third time to replace inflators that could explode and shoot shrapnel during deployment. This latest recall is due to a still-undetermined problem affecting at least 10 manufacturers. Among Toyota-built products, the affected models are 2002–2005 Lexus SC430 and Toyota Sequoia, plus the 2003–2005 Tundra, Corolla, Matrix, and Pontiac Vibe (the joint-venture clone of the Matrix). The latest Toyota rec ...
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Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra; Lexus SC; Pontiac Vibe Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags

Oct 21 2014 9:37am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The number of vehicles affected by faulty Takata-brand airbags has just grown by 247,000, thanks to a new recall from Toyota. The recall affects five Toyota and Lexus models, and even one from Pontiac. Over the past few years, automakers around the globe have recalled more than 12 million vehicles manufactured dur ...
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Toyota-Honda airbag crisis deepens in blow to safety confidence

Oct 21 2014 8:52am CDT | Source: Automotive News

A deepening crisis involving deadly air bags is shaking confidence in the ability of automakers including Toyota and Honda to ensure the safety of millions of drivers in the United States ...
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