November 2, 2018, 12:04 pm by Ronan Glon Toyota is serious about building more engaging cars. Toyota is on a mission to inject more excitement into its line-up. It will continue this on-going quest later this month at the annual Los Angeles auto show by releasing TRD-tuned variants of the Camry and the Avalon.Let that sink in for a minute. We're not talking about a faster, sportier-looking 86. Toyota is taking two of its least exciting nameplates in a decidedly sportier direction. The Japanese firm published a photo on its official Twitter account to give us an early preview of the two cars. They each receive a black splitter with red accents and black alloy wheels with TRD-branded center caps.We'll have to be patient to see the rest of each car, though we expect to find similar add-ons out back. It's reasonable to assume Toyota will add a spoiler to the trunk lid, more visible exhaust tips, and possibly a diffuser in the rear bumper. The visual modifications will likely be … [Read more...] about Toyota teases Camry TRD, Avalon TRD for LA
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Toyota has applied the black treatment to the Camry and Highlander for the 2019MY, in the form of a special edition called Nightshade. Both of them build upon the SE grade and will be presented to the public at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, later this month, before going on sale next year. The 2019 Toyota Camry Nightshade Special Edition will be available in three colors, called Midnight Black Metallic, Celestial Silver and Super White. Its exterior is contrasted by the blacked-out accents on the side mirror caps, window molding and door handles, joined by the black exterior Toyota emblems, spoiler, shark fin antenna and 18-inch alloy wheels. Offered in a limited run of 5,000 units, the 2019 Toyota Highlander Nightshade Special Edition will come with four exterior color choices. Regardless if it’s finished in Midnight Black Metallic, Predawn Gray Mica, Salsa Red Pearl or Blizzard Pearl, all units benefit from the same black accents as the special edition Camry. Features include … [Read more...] about Toyota Unveils Camry And Highlander Nightshade Special Editions
Said to be a successor to the legendary Cannonball Run of the early 70s, the Tire Rack One Lap of America now covers 3,675 miles (5,914 km) and takes place over eight days on seven road courses. Three teams of engineers from Toyota’s manufacturing plants in Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky will be racing three trim levels of the re-designed Camry (XSE, SE and Hybrid), in an attempt to put any lingering misconceptions about the nameplate to rest. A 2017 Prius will also be present. This year, the race will start and end in South Bend, Indiana, and will take its participants to the following courses: Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, Illinois (May 5), Gateway Motorsports Park, St Louis (May 6), Hallet Motor Racing, Tulsa, Oklahoma (May 7), High Plains Raceway, Denver (May 8), Motorsports Ranch, Ft. Worth, Texas (May 9), NOLA Motorsports Park, New Orleans (May 10), NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, Kentucky (May 11). “We were doing track testing just a few days ago with the … [Read more...] about Toyota Sending 2018 Camry Out On Modern-Day Cannonball Run
Toyota is conducting a safety campaign in the United States that affects certain 2018MY Camry vehicles, for a rather unusual problem. As revealed by the carmaker, the engines could have been equipped with pistons larger in diameter than the original specification. This was an assembly error that could cause the cars to run rough, emit smoke from the exhaust and create an abnormal sound. Moreover, drivers will get warning lights and messages and a reduction in power, too. In extreme cases, the affected Camrys could stall, which would increase the risk of a crash. How many cars will be taken back? There are 1,730 units of the 2018 Camry in the USA included in this recall, and all owners will be notified by the company, via first class mail, by late May, and advised to schedule an appointment with an authorized dealer. Watch: The new Toyota Camry is as reliable as ever, but now offers a spirited drive as well A new engine will do the trick Subsequently, technicians will check the … [Read more...] about Toyota Recalls 2018 Camry Over Having Larger Pistons In Its Engine!
The campaign is limited to less than 2,000 vehicles from the 2018 model year. Toyota has issued its second recall for the 2018 Camry, addressing a manufacturing screwup that can lead to engine failure.Engines in approximately 1,700 vehicles may have been built with oversized pistons."In certain conditions, this may cause the vehicle to run rough, create an abnormal sound, emit smoke from the exhaust, and illuminate warning lights and messages," the company warns. "In some cases, a reduction of power may occur and the engine could stop running."It is unclear if the problem has already led to failures in the field, though the NHTSA complaint database includes numerous reports of acceleration issues.Vehicles that were built with one or more incorrect pistons will receive an entirely new engine. … [Read more...] about Toyota recalls Camry; oversized pistons prompt engine swap