The Japanese automaker Toyota has produced the subcompact / compact car – the Toyota Corolla. The first Toyota Corolla was introduced in 1966. Until now, the Toyota Corolla has become the best selling model in the world, with over 30 million sold as of 2007. On average, the Toyota Corolla has been sold every 40 seconds for the past 40 years. Read the rest of this entry »
The new American version of Toyotaâ€™s Land Cruiser V8 4×4 will be equipped with the Lexus LX 570 / Toyota Tundra derived, 5.7-liter V8 petrol engine delivering 381 Hp. In Japan sales have already began with the Land Cruiser being offered with a 288Hp 4.7L V8 petrol unit. As for Europe, buyers will have to wait until December but theyâ€™ll be able to opt between the 4.7L petrol unit and a 286Hp 4.5L V8 diesel engine.
According to Toyota, the 2008 Land Cruiser has preliminary EPA fuel economy estimates of 13/18 mpg city/highway. Read the rest of this entry »
Toyota USA is extending its rust perforation warranty on affected model after responding to customer complaints about excessive corrosion on the frames of older Toyota Tacomas. Those models affected are from years 1995 to 2000, amounting to approximately 813,000 units. The warranty will cover trucks 15 years old, from each vehicle’s original date of purchase, with no associated mileage limits. The extended warranty will apply to trucks that were re-sold, so even third owners are eligible.
Owner of potentially affected trucks will receive letters starting mid-month informing them of the warranty, or they can visit a dealership for a free inspection. Do not worry, if the rust damage is found to be extensive, Toyota will either repair the truck or buy it back from the owner.