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Toyota to add Android Auto to its US range - report

With Apple CarPlay already available in Toyota and Lexus models overseas, the company will reportedly soon add Android Auto compatibility too. A source, who asked to remain anonymous, has informed Bloomberg Toyota will soon begin adding Android Auto support to cars sold in North America. According to another source, Toyota could make an announcement about availability as early as October this year...

Toyota 86 GR teased

Toyota Spain has teased the upcoming GT86 by Gazoo Racing, just days after a trademark filing alerted the world to its existence. Captioned with "it's all a matter of passion for speed", there are no details about what upgrades will be made to the existing 86 package...

Autonomous cars may not come 'in my lifetime' - Toyota chief researcher

John Leonard, head of autonomous vehicle research at the Toyota Research Institute, has expressed doubts about level five autonomous vehicles becoming viable in the near future. "Taking me from Cambridge to Logan Airport with no driver in any Boston weather or traffic condition — that might not be in my lifetime," Leonard told Bloomberg...

Toyota Gazoo trademarks hint at tuned 86, Yaris models for Europe

Gazoo Racing, Toyota's racing and tuning arm, has applied for European trademarks for the GT86 GR and Toyota Yaris GR names. The trademark applications found by Autocar suggest Toyota is developing, or at least investigating, warmed-over versions of its affordable sports coupe and small hatch. It's unclear when or if these cars will surface...

CarAdvice podcast 121: Full coverage on 2019 Toyota Supra!

On the podcast this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie. In car news, we cover off all the Toyota Supra information, along with details about the Mercedes-AMG A35 and Audi e-tron Quattro. Also, pricing and specs for the Ford Focus have been released, and we cover Ferrari's five-year plan – which includes an SUV...

Without BMW there would be no Supra - Toyota

Despite carrying serious brand cachet, the new BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra wouldn't exist if the brands didn't collaborate on development of their respective models. Speaking to media at the first drive of the 2019 Toyota Supra, assistant chief engineer Masayuki Kai told journalists that it's a sad reality that in today's day and age, sports cars need co-development to make business sense...

Toyota Supra could become a convertible

Despite sharing a platform with the all-new BMW Z4 convertible, Toyota made no mention of a drop-top Supra, but that could all change with future model updates. Speaking to media at the global drive of the all-new 2019 Toyota Supra, assistant chief engineer, Masayuki Kai, told media that they haven't ruled out introducing a convertible version of the Supra down the line...

2019 Toyota Supra 'won't be cheap, but will be affordable'

The global launch won't happen until early 2019, and an Australian debut won't occur until the second half of 2019, but Toyota has confirmed the Supra won't be a bargain like the 86, but should still be affordable. Speaking with media at the global first drive of the all-new Toyota Supra, Vincent Dewaersegger, senior manager of product communication at Toyota Europe, was confident pricing will be appealing...

Toyota Supra: More power and more engines on the cards

The all-new Toyota Supra will be globally unveiled in early 2019, launching initially with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, but the brand has confirmed there could be more on the cards. Speaking to media at the media drive of the all-new Toyota Supra, assistant chief engineer, Masayuki Kai, told us that they're currently investigating the future of Supra's powertrain offerings...

2019 Toyota Supra to offer 'drift mode'

As part of the 2019 Supra's development, Toyota wanted to ensure it could meet the demands of its users. Those demands include powerslides and donuts... Speaking to journalists at the global first drive of the all-new Toyota Supra, Supra 'master driver' (and person with cool job title), Herwig Daenens, told media the car's stability control would make it easy to do the aforementioned powerslides and donuts...

Toyota Supra: Manual transmission on the cards for right-hand drive markets

Despite most manufacturers moving away from manual sports cars, Toyota is likely to launch a three-pedal version of the Supra to satisfy purists. Speaking to journalists at the global first drive of the 2019 Toyota Supra, assistant chief engineer, Masayuki Kai, told media a manual transmission has been developed – and it's being prepared right-hand drive markets...