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Ryan Millen Toyota RAV4 SE Wins Oregon Trail Rally

This past weekend at the Oregon Trail Rally in Portland, Oregon, Ryan Millen and his Toyota RAV4 SE finished ahead of all other 2WD competitors to win the class, and put the capable RAV4 in the top five overall. 
It wasn’t all smooth sailing though, as the team had to fight and claw for the win.  The three-day rally challenged the team, but they steadily kept moving forward, and eventually won the race.  
 
The first day Millen and Fate felt things out, keeping the RAV4 out of trouble, but several cars in class still lay ahead of them.  The…
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Toyota To Pioneer Use Of Biosynthetic Rubber in Engine and Drive System Hoses

Next month, Toyota will become the world's first automaker to use biohydrin, a newly-developed biosynthetic rubber product, in engine and drive system hoses.

Jointly developed by Toyota, Zeon Corporation, and Sumitomo Riko Co., Ltd., biohydrin rubber is manufactured using plant-derived bio-materials instead of epichlorohydrin, a commonly-used epoxy compound. Since plants absorb CO2 from the atmosphere during their lifespan, such bio-materials achieve an estimated 20 percent reduction in material lifecycle carbon emissions (in comparison to conventional petroleum-based hydrin rubber).

 The first vehicles to use vacuum sensing hoses* made from biohydrin rubber will be produced in May, with usage expected…

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The Toyota Lineup is About to Get Safer for Everyone

Toyota Safety Sense, a suite of accident-avoidance technology including Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, and Automatic High Beams, is about to become standard on almost every single Toyota model.

The best-selling automaker in the world announced last month at the New York International Auto Show that 25 out of 30 Toyota and Lexus nameplates would come with the Pre-Collision System standard by the end of 2017.

 

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All-New 2017 Prius Prime is Fun to Drive and Equally Efficient

The highly anticipated New York International Auto Show is currently underway in Manhattan. As such, automakers in various verticals--from luxury to sustainable mobility--are making some significant debuts. Toyota, for example, unveiled the all-new 2017 Prius Prime--a plug-in hybrid that promises to be even more economical than the standard model.

 

The #PriusPrime looking sleek during this morning's reveal. #NYIAS

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Toyota RAV4 Ready for The 100-Acre Woods Rally

Fresh off the Sandblast Rally win in the NASA Rally Sport series less than two weeks ago, Ryan Millen and his Toyota RAV4 SE are preparing to take on 100 Acre Wood in Salem, Mo. this Friday and Saturday. A solid 60-plus field should present some good competition for the durable and capable RAV4.

Millen is currently sitting in second place for the championship, after a solid finish earlier this year at Sno*Drift. Interestingly…
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Middle School Students Attend STEM Day at Auto Club Speedway

 About 500 eighth-grade students from 17 middle schools in San Bernardino and Riverside counties will attend the seventh annual Auto Club Speedway STEM Day on March 18 as part of the Auto Club 400 Weekend.

The students will have an opportunity to do hands-on math and engineering exercises with student volunteers from local colleges and universities, as well as interact with exhibitors.

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are foundations of the motorsports industry. Students…

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John Elway's Crown Toyota Scion Prepares For Brand Changes

It's been a long time since Toyota has had a proper sports car. The enthusiast-favorite Toyota Supra left production in 1998, and hasn't been seen since.

Things might be getting sportier in John Elway's Crown Toyota Scion's new inventory soon. Toyota has been partnering with BMW on a new sports car for 2018, possibly a revival of the Supra nameplate.

As early as this August, however, Toyota will…

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Toyota Give Research Wheels

At the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Toyota is displaying a research vehicle based on the Mirai fuel cell vehicle which is equipped with satellite communications technology from Kymeta, a U.S.-based company that is the world’s leader in flat-panel antenna technology.
 
Toyota is working to enhance its connected technologies, including a plan to install a Data Communication Module into a broader range of its vehicles. The company is also considering…
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2016 Toyota RAV4 Provides Inimitable Fun, Frugality

There's an all-new utility vehicle within the ranks here at John Elway's Crown Toyota Scion, and it's wasted absolutely no time in making its presence felt.

Known simply as the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, this is the eco-conscious cousin to our legendary compact crossover. And it's worth every moment of your time. See it for yourself in the clip below:

Beneath the SUV's snout a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, along with electric motors in the front and rear, holds court with a continuously variable transmission. They work in tandem to produce a very plenteous 194…

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