Category Archives: Concept Cars

Toyota bZ4X front exterior view

Does Toyota make an electric vehicle?

New All-Electric Toyota Vehicle Revealed

Toyota has been at the forefront of automotive technology for a long time. For instance, they were the first to mass produce the hybrid in the form of the 1997 Prius. More recently, they’ve been adapting many of their vehicles into plug-in hybrids, like the Prius Prime and the RAV4 Prime. And now, they’re building an all-new battery-powered electric vehicle. And we here at Arlington Toyota in Palatine, IL, are very excited about it.

Does Toyota make an electric vehicle? Yes, they do. Meet the bZ4X.

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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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2020 Toyota Yaris hatch

Toyota Yaris GR-4 Details

New Toyota Hot Hatch Details and Delay

Hatchbacks have always been popular. They’re a great balance of stylish and efficient. In fact, they’re so efficient that they’re often used for racing. The VW Golf R, the Ford Focus RS, the Audi S3, the Renault Clio RS, the Honda Civic Type R…all are recent examples of the fantastically popular hot hatches. And it seems that Toyota wants a piece of the pie. The Toyota Yaris has made a few attempts, like the Yaris SR and limited-run GRMN, but it hasn’t manufactured a full-production racing-centric hot hatch. Until now.

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Three 2020 Toyota LQ Concept Cars at Night

2020 Toyota LQ Concept Car Specs & Features

If you’ve paid any sort of attention to some of the incredible concept vehicles that Toyota has been building over the past several years, then you’ve probably heard of the Concept-i. It was first exhibited a couple of years ago at CES 2017, but now the next step in its evolution has been unveiled in the form of the 2020 Toyota LQ concept car. We thought we’d highlight some of the vehicle’s specs & features to give you an idea of what the future holds! Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota Research Institute P4 Automated Driving Test Vehicle Exterior Driver Side Front Profile

Toyota Introduces Automated Driving Test Vehicle at 2019 Consumer Electronics Show

For the past few years, many automotive manufacturers and other technology innovators across the globe have been working towards the collective goal of establishing automated driving as a real thing instead of something we all hear (and subsequently dream) about in science fiction media. Strides have certainly been made, and now as the year changes to 2019, we’re closer than ever before with the Toyota Research Institute in particular taking huge steps forward as they will introduce a test vehicle at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show. Read the rest of this entry >>

2017 Toyota FT-AC Concept Car Exterior Driver Side Front

2017 Toyota FT-AC Concept Car Photo Gallery

A couple of months ago, Toyota introduced the brand-new 2017 Toyota FT-AC concept car. It’s an off-road-focused crossover that represents the future of the Toyota brand and has all kinds of incredible bells and whistles not normally found on the automotive market. For instance, detachable fog lights and infrared cameras in the side mirrors. We realized that, while we gave some good information on the FT-AC and what it has to offer, we didn’t really give you a good visual look at the concept car. So, we put together the photo gallery below, enjoy! Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota e-Palette Mobility as a Service Concept Car Three Sizes

What is the Toyota e-Palette?

This week is one of our favorite “auto” shows of the season. We put “auto” in quotes because the show in question isn’t technically an auto show, but rather a technology show that automakers often attend to show off new automotive technologies and ideas. We’re talking about the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, which Toyota always shows up to with plenty of exciting things to show off. This year, they introduced the Toyota e-Palette. Read the rest of this entry >>

2017 LA Auto Show Future Toyota Adventure Concept Exterior Front Passenger Side

2017 Toyota FT-AC Concept SUV Specs & Features

Much earlier this year, at the New York International, Toyota introduced the FT-4X. Little did we know, the exciting four-wheel-drive crossover concept would spawn further “Future Toyota” concept vehicles, like the FT-AC SUV that was just unveiled at the 2017 LA Auto Show. We watched the FT-AC unveiling, and we are certainly getting excited about the future of Toyota if this SUV is any indication. We thought we’d dive into some of the specs & features and other information that was revealed to give you a better idea of what the concept has to offer. Read the rest of this entry >>

2017 LA Auto Show Toyota FT-AC Concept Teaser

Watch Toyota Unveil New FT-AC Crossover Live Online

The 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show is generally seen as the official kick-off of the auto show season, and it is fast-approaching. Toyota has already announced that it plans to unveil a brand-new crossover concept, the FT-AC (Future Toyota Adventure Concept), and we can only imagine what else they have in store for us. For those of you who can’t make it out to LA for the show but want to see the brand-new vehicle unveiled, you can watch it live online right here on the Arlington Toyota website. The video below is the live stream embedded, so just bookmark this page and come back to it at the proper date and time – November 30th at 11:00 a.m. CST. Read the rest of this entry >>


Toyota at the 2017 SEMA Show Photo Gallery

Every year, the industry gathers in Sin City, specifically at the Las Vegas Convention Center, for an epic display of not only what automobile manufacturers are capable of but of what their vehicles are capable of when some of the industry’s best aftermarket specialists get their hands on them. This year, Toyota brought a whopping 18 vehicles to the display, mostly different versions of the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry, but a few 2018 C-HR models as well. Among the models were Camry models designed by Toyota NASCAR stars, an R-Tuned C-HR, and many others. We’ve put together the photo gallery below to give you a glimpse into what happened at the 2017 SEMA Show this week! Read the rest of this entry >>