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Toyota Wins Three More Consumer Reports Awards

Three Toyota models have recently earned awards from Consumer Reports magazine. The RAV4 earned the title of "Best Value Small SUV". The ever-popular Prius hybrid was named "Top Green Car", for the eighth consecutive year. And, the Sienna minivan received the distinction of "Best Family Hauler". Bolstering their prestige even further, Toyota leads all automakers with 20 recommended models out of 26 tested.

"These latest accolades join the impressive list of awards and recognitions received…

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Toyota FJ Cruiser Offers New Trail Teams Special-Edition Package

Every model year, the Toyota FJ Cruiser offers a new Trail Teams Special-Edition Package. For 2011, the overall look for the Trail Teams Special-Edition is aggressive.  With a distinctive Army Green exterior (accentuated by Black bumpers, front grille and door handles) and special Green upholstery. And, it's backed by a now-standard Off-Road Package and Trail Teams' capability.

There's also some upgrades under the hood. The 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Special-Edition is…

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2011 Toyota Yaris 3-Door

The 3-Door Toyota Yaris is starting to become more popular than the 4-door version. Mounted with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the 2011 Toyota Yaris is rated at 106 horsepower. Output for the Yaris is 104 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm. The new sporty little car also get great gas mileage with a Fuel Economy EPA average of around 31 mpg highway, 29.6 city.

The "Liftback" is how you access the hatchback - the third door…

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2011 Toyota Sienna Wins Edmunds' Minivan Comparison Test

In search of a new vehicle to haul your family around, but won't settle for anything less than the best? Well, you're in the right spot.

It was neither the Town and Country nor the Grand Caravan that was named the best minivan on the market by the editors at Edmunds' Inside Line. It wasn't the Quest, either. Rather, the winner of the Best Minivan of 2011 title goes to none other…

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Toyota’s West Virginia Facility Plans to Expand Production

Toyota is planning to invest a lofty sum of $64 million in its facility in West Virginia. The goal is to expand production of six-speed automatic transmissions. This will bring Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia's annual transmission capacity to just under 400,000. The West Virginia plant currently builds six-speed transmissions for many of Toyota's V6-engine models. Many of which you can find here at Toyota of North Charlotte, including the Toyota Avalon…

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Toyota Offers Prius Models for Zipcar Car-Sharing Service

Toyota is offering eight of its next generation of electric cars to members of the Zipcar car-sharing service that is available in Boston, San Francisco, and Portland. The Toyota Prius vehicles are offered to Zipcar's fleet of vehicles as part of a pilot program designed to explore how the next-generation technology can work in expansive car-share programs.

"Zipcar is an ideal test bed for early consumer acceptance of EVs," says Scott Griffith, Chairman and…

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