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2018 Toyota C-HR racing Circuit of the Americas (COTA)

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Racing, Toyota|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was at the first Scion event in San Francisco, CA. I remember Jim Farley, currently CEO and Chairman of Ford Europe, talking about Scion's goal; to be a skunkworks group to research what young people wanted in future cars. Somehow Scion ended being a brand by itself, succeeding for many years, but [...]

Toyota President on Made in America NAIAS2017

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: Car shows, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Politics, Presidential candidates, Toyota|Tags: , , , , , , , |

President-Elect Donald Trump has been talking about production in the United States. I asked Bob Carter, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.,Toyota Motor Corporation, how does Toyota stack up with Made in the U.S.A.? Are they helping to make America great again? Carter rattled off the figures he has, [...]

Health Travel Toyota Infiniti carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:26+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Infiniti, Lexus, Toyota, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , , |

Well, it had to happen; all that flying around I finally got sick and missed a day of driving Toyotas. I got to drive the fabulous new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid and sit in the product reveal for the other Toyotas, but after that, I was in bed. The Prius info is embargoed [...]

Toyota is looking for a few good men and women

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:32+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy|Tags: , , , , , , |

This year we have seen one Presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders, suggest free college education while another, Donald Trump, denigrated a Prisoner-of-War saying he was not a war hero. Toyota is taking a different stance; they are hiring all the retired military they can and helping defray the cost of college to students that want to [...]

Twelve-year-old Cameron Honda Toyota carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:32+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Twelve-year-old Cameron came to visit me this week. Like most young boys, Cameron doesn't speak much unless you ask them a direct question, or you want to talk about cars. Cameron didn't like the look of the Honda Ridgeline. I queried him because that is a powerful statement for a [...]

There’s a Clemson carbon tiger in your Toyota

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:35+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Concept cars, Technology, Toyota|Tags: , , , , , , |

Just about the same time Toyota ditches Scion because the millennials aren't buying them, Toyota comes out with a concept code named The Deep Orange 6. It's probably just a coincidence that the next-generation Toyota concept vehicle was developed and engineered by students from Clemson University, home of the Black and Orange Clemson Tigers football [...]

Pre-Owned Value Awards (POVA) Toyota Infiniti

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:36+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Infiniti, New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Toyota|Tags: , , , , |

TrueCar announced the winners of its 1st annual Pre-Owned Value Awards (POVA), ranking Toyota and Infiniti as the top Mainstream Brand and Premium Brand, respectively. POVA identifies used vehicles that represent excellent value for consumers based on future resale retention. POVAs recognize pre-owned model year 2014 vehicles across 27 segments available for resale in 2016 [...]

America’s best Auto employers for 2016

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:37+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Categories: #unitedstates, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Continental AG, Ford, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every year Forbes comes out with the Top 500 America's best employers. Eighteen of those 500 companies were car companies, or auto suppliers. In order of their ranking in 2016 here is the list; Every year Forbes comes out with the Top 500 America's best employers. Eighteen of those 500 companies were car companies or [...]

Washington Post Real Wheels Toyota Ritz-Carlton

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:45+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I'm still in Los Angeles at the auto show. It's been a whirlwind. We test drove the new Toyota Prius Toyota RAV hybrid in Dana Point. Great new design for both and new fuel numbers and pricing below. The new models for the Prius based on the Toyota’s New Global [...]

Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control on the 2016 Toyota Prius

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:45+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Technology, Video|Tags: , , |

The all new 2016 Toyota Prius has a safety technology called Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). DRCC is designed to be used exclusively on highways and similar roads. This is not the normal way Kimatni drives. I asked Kimatni to watch his smartphone instead of looking like he was paying attention to the [...]