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Toyota’s return to WRC may mean we get a rally-spec Yaris of our own to play with

Toyota’s return to the World Rally Championship may lead to the company selling a rally-spec version of the Yaris to consumers in accordance to FIA regulations. Currently, the prototype Four-wheel drive Yaris can produce nearly 300 hp.

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Toyota ready to retain its WEC title with the 2015 TS040 Hybrid LMP1 race car

Toyota has confirmed the cars and drivers it will field for the 2015 World Endurance Championship season. This year car will be a return of the previous winning hybrid which will be driven by nearly the same driving teams as last year.

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The partnership continues: BMW and Toyota may collaborate on entry-level Mini

A new report claims that BMW and Toyota may be collaborating on a new, entry-level Mini. The new model could be called the Mini Minor, and Toyota could eventually launch its own version dubbed the Starlet.

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More than 5,600 Toyota fuel-cell patents are up for grabs, royalty-free

Toyota has made more than 5,600 technology patents available to the public royalty-free. The patents relate to the Japanese brand’s hydrogen fuel cell systems, including software control, high-pressure tanks, and fuel cell stacks.

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Why ‘Free Piston’ engines could power your next plug-in hybrid

The next major advancement in automotive technology may not be electric or hydrogen, but instead a new type of internal combustion. ‘Free piston’ engines, as they’re referred to, offer dramatically improved efficiency using pistons that float on air.

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BMW and Toyota move forward with new sports car

Partners BMW and Toyota have announced they are moving forward with the development of a new sports car. BMW's version will replace the Z4, while Toyota's model is expected to revive the Supra nameplate.

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Toyota puts faith in humanity, says it won’t build a fully-autonomous car

Toyota says its main priority is automotive safety, and to maximize that, it claims humans need to stay behind the wheel. The carmaker recently announced that it won't build a fully-autonomous vehicle.

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Tesla open to second collaboration with Toyota, Elon Musk says

Elon Musk says Tesla and Toyota could team up again, despite a less-than-ideal experience with the RAV4 EV and differing opinions on future technologies. Could the companies find common ground again?

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Good news, budget-minded boyracers: Toyota may be working on sub-FR-S sports car

Toyota is reportedly developing an entry-level sports car that will slot beneath the FR-S in the Scion lineup. Expected to debut in 2017, the yet-unnamed coupe will be about as big as the Honda CR-Z.

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New Toyota minivan equips parents with mic to make it easier to yell at unruly kids in the back

The 2015 Toyota Sienna minivan will offer a feature called “Driver Easy Speak.” It will empower the driver with a built-in mic, which can be used to clearly speak with (or yell at) passengers in the back seats .

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The wait is over: Toyota releasing first hydrogen production vehicle in December

Toyota has been developing hydrogen fuel cell technology since 2002, and this December, the Japanese company’s first production vehicle will roll into Japanese showrooms. The car will cost $78,000 for its debut, but Toyota looks to cut that price by 50% over…

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Toyota embracing hydrogen fuel cells as a replacement for battery-electric vehicles

Toyota has done more to further hybrid cars than any other manufacturer, but that doesn't mean they've stopped looking for better ways to fuel our lives. As more and more companies embrace hydrogen fuel cells, Toyota is making sure they are, once again…

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Best first cars: The perfect rides for new drivers

Once the terrible photos are taken and the cash is saved up, it's time to pick out a first set of wheels. From a hybrid hatchback to a convertible sports car, here are some sensible choices.

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