60% of cars will be connected by 2017

In five years the connected car will become a mainstream reality with more than 60 percent of the world’s cars offering features such as built-in internet.

Toyota GT 86 sports car unveiled

Toyota has released the first images of its new sports car, confirming that it will go on sale next year as the GT 86. Built on an all-new platform, the model is hoped to reestablish the Japanese brand as a sporty name following the dominance of best-selling but mainstream models such as the Camry sedan … Continued

Toyota Ponam-35 Luxury Boat

More renowned for its prowess with wheeled vehicles, Toyota Motor Corp. is increasing its seaborne fleet with the launch of a new leisure boat, the Ponam-35. But the 11.95-meter cruiser is still related to the car manufacturer’s mainstream products as its two V8-cylinder engines are adapted versions of the 4.5-liter V8 diesel engine that can … Continued

New Toyota sports car concept at Geneva

Toyota took another step towards a new sports model March 1 with the unveiling of the FT-86 II concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The biggest hint yet of the styling expected from a new production sports model, the FT-86 II was described as a model that paid homage to Toyota’s previous sports cars of … Continued

Aston Martin confirms it will build Cygnet

Aston Martin has today confirmed that the Cygnet will go into production in 2011 at the company’s Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire. Initially shown as a concept earlier this year, the the Toyota iQ-based Cygnet is described by its manufacturer as an ‘Aston Martin tailor fit for the city’. Aston Martin’s CEO Ulrich Bez said “The … Continued

Murcielago Is the Least Green Car of the Year 2010

According to the Environmental Transport Association, Lamborghini Murcielago is the least ‘green-friendly’ car and sports car in the United Kingdom. The Luxury car emits a CO2 amount equivalent to ‘a football pitch-sized forest of trees’, which brought it the Least Green Car of the Year 2010 title. According to The Sun, the two-seat Murcielago produces … Continued

Aston Martin Cygnet

Luxury car-maker Aston Martin has unveiled its first luxury small city car, or what it calls its “luxury commuter concept” – the Cygnet. The move represents a radical departure for the luxury car manufacturer, most celebrated for the super sleek sports cars driven by James Bond. The concept car, developed in partnership with Toyota, is … Continued

Lexus LFA

Lexus has officially reveiled its two-seat supercar — the LFA — at the Tokyo Motor Show which is expected to hit the road by early 2011. The Lexus LFA is Lexus’s first true supercar and is built from scratch using no major parts sourced from other vehicles. The LFA features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis … Continued

Meet the Toyota’s new violin-playing robot

If Honda is swollen with pride of their humanoid robot Asimo, it’s Toyota now to flaunt its new humanoid robot. The new personal robot is a part of Toyota’s Global Vision 2020. The 152-centimeters (5-foot) tall two-legged robot is capable of playing violin. It makes use of its mechanical fingers to push the strings and … Continued