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2021 Toyota Mirai parked on salt flats

Why do car model years come out early?

The Model Year, Explained

As we grow up in the US, we come to terms with a lot of things. Taxes aren’t included on price tags. Most ATMs will charge you to get your own money. Tipping is mandatory…unless it’s not. There’s a lot of things in America that don’t seem to make sense on the surface, but we’ve come to accept as common knowledge. Most of these things have an explanation, and usually a pretty complicated one. Let’s explore one weird thing in particular:

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