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At the Detroit Auto Show: 2016 Tacoma is all new
At 1 p.m. eastern time, Toyota introduced its all new Tacoma at the Detroit Auto Show in an effort to maintain its lead position in the mid-size truck market. The Tacoma, which had not been redesigned in a decade, dominates the segment with more than 60% market share. GM... Read more
Toyota allows a peek at the 2016 Tacoma
The Detroit Auto Show doesn’t start until the 12th, but Toyota has lifted their hem to give a tantalizing peek at the 2016 Tacoma. It was reported earlier by many sources that the new mid-size would not be shown until later in the year. Whether the earlier intro is... Read more
A Toyota love-fest in Plano
There was no official announcement, but it would not have surprised me if they had renamed Plano and called it Toyota Town this week.  Toyota executives, state and local dignitaries (including Governor Rick Perry) and thousands of locals celebrated the company’s move from Southern California to the city north... Read more
Urgent recall for airbags covers almost 5-million vehicles
A huge recall for defective airbags is again in the news and I still do not understand why the U.S.government has not taken a strong stand against the manufacturer, Takata Corporation.  I generally like the regulators to stay out of much of the automotive industry, but this is a... Read more
The Recall Rumba: has a recalled vehicle has been fixed and August recalls
For months this column has been clogged with recall information.  I suspect that this pattern will not change anytime soon.  Frequently, as a result, I am asked whether this means that today’s cars and trucks are built more carelessly, have more defects, or are just plain worse than their... Read more
Buffalo, bears and batteries — Oh My!
I have never used a vehicle makers headline before, but this one was just to good to not steal. I also apologize for the exclamation point but it also seemed like a perfect match.   I will forego the sub-title because it even made me cringe, but here is... Read more
Toyota brings TRD Pro trucks to outdoor professionals
Outdoor writers are a tough audience. They drive their trucks and SUVs into places that sportsmen want to read about and experience.  It is their stock in trade.  No wonder Toyota brought the 2015 TRD Pro Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner to the national outdoor writers conference in McAllen, TX... Read more
2014Toyota Texas Bass Classic combines world-record bass haul with truckmaker’s corporate committment
Lake Fork has a reputation that other inland lakes envy.  Bass are plentiful and can be HUGE. The setting is extraordinary and locals live to fish.   It is no wonder that the 2014 Toyota Texas Bass Classic returned there this year to the joy of the 50 professional... Read more