The Toyota Highlander has been one of the staples of Toyota's line for many years. However, with the last redesign occurring several years ago, Toyota felt it was time for an upgrade and redesign. They really delivered by designing a vehicle with cleaner lines, without sacrificing any of the tried and true functionality and comfort.
The 43rd annual 2013 Tokyo Motor Show will be held this year from November 20th to December 1st and naturally, Toyota will be a big player at their hometown auto show. This year, they are primed to impress in a big way with five world-premier concept vehicles. Under the slogan "Fun to Drive, Again", these concept vehicles will show the company's future vision to bring the joy back into driving a Toyota. The concepts include a groundbreaking next-generation fuel-cell vehicle, a compact sports hybrid vehicle, and the "FT-86 Open concept", which is a convertible version of the popular rear-wheel drive Scion FR-S (known as the FT-86 outside of the US).
Not too long ago, the automotive industry experienced a major shakeup when a wave of new hybrid vehicles hit the market, headlined by the popular Toyota Prius. These gas-electric hybrid vehicles offered drivers the chance to cut down significantly on gas expenditures and reduced the amount of CO2 emissions -- in other words, a real win-win for consumers and the environment alike.
Whether you spend most of your time driving in Boston or one of the numerous busy highways nearby – I-93, I-95, Route 1, Route 2 or the ever-trafficky Mass Pike – there's always the possibility of a collision. That may mean with another car, a pedestrian or even an animal, depending on where you are. But with so many people and vehicles in such a confined space, it's always a risk.
We admit we're biased when it comes to Toyota products, but we really do believe these are the finest vehicles on the road. That's why we sell them! You don't have to take our word for it, though, because there are plenty of consumer sites that back up our beliefs, not least of which is U.S. News & World Report's. The publication recently revealed its 2013 Best Cars for Families awards, and wouldn't you know it, there are two Toyota vehicles featured. The Toyota Prius earned honors in the Best Hatchbacks for families category, while the 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid earned accolades in the Best Hybrid SUVs for families for the third consecutive year. U.S. News' Best Cars for Families awards are chosen using a weighted score from their own rankings, which compare cars on the basis of safety, reliability and the opinions of the automotive press.
The Scion FR-S was the first step of Toyota's plan to move away from their old reputation as "boring" and "plain" and become a more exciting brand. So far, their efforts have been a resounding success, as the FR-S has started to rake in multiple awards as we transition into 2013.