Terry Crews hallucinates, hangs out with Muppets in Toyota Super Bowl ad

Terry Crews hallucinates, hangs out with Muppets in Toyota Super Bowl ad

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Toyota corralled the Muppets and Terry Crews to promote its 2014 Highlander model during the Super Bowl.
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New tests reduce number of auto safety awards

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- New criteria in a closely watched auto safety report sharply shrank the number of U.S. and foreign cars earning top honors, the testing group said.
Futuristic Volkswagen gets world's top mileage, CR survey's top cars

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CHICAGO, March 3 (UPI) -- Volkswagen unveils its latest engineering triumph at the Geneva Auto Show in Switzerland this week -- a production version of a sleek two-seater concept plug-in hybrid that averages the equivalent of 261 mpg.
Auto pilots and robo-cars closer than you think

Auto pilots and robo-cars closer than you think

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford envisions an automotive future much like the transportation system in the futuristic 2002 science-fiction movie "Minority Report."
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Police in Missouri said an accused carjacker was arrested after a passenger exchanged text messages with a friend in a following car.
Toyota recalls another 2.1 million cars

Toyota recalls another 2.1 million cars

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. said it would recall 2.2 million vehicles to address continued problems with gas pedals that were "incompatible" with floor mats.

Photo of slaying suspect released

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Slain woman ID'd as UNC student president

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GM's Traverse targets Toyota, Honda

CHICAGO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. has Toyota's Highlander and Honda's Pilot in its sights with the midsize 2009 Chevrolet Traverse crossover shown at the Chicago Auto Show.

Ford, Honda top auto safety awards list

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The number of vehicles qualifying for the Top Safety Pick by a U.S. highway safety board more than doubled for 2008 models with Ford and Honda leading the way.

Report: Toyota planning new U.S. plant

ERLANGER, Ky., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is poised to announce plans to build an eighth North American assembly plant.

EPA-DOE announce 2006 vehicle fuel ratings

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Fuel economy figures for 2006 model vehicles were announced Wednesday by the U.S. EPA and Department of Energy in Washington.

Best value vehicles at Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The gas-electric Toyota Prius Hybrid, Lexus LS430 SUV and Toyota Highlander SUV were among the best-value vehicles picked by IntelliChoice for 2005.

Pontiac says bye-bye to 'ugly' Aztek

DETROIT, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Pontiac has decided to cease production of its "ugly duckling" -- the odd-looking sport-utility vehicle derided by some and loved by others.
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Toyota Highlander
Don Esmond, Toyota's senior vice president of automotive operations, unveils the 2008 Toyota Highlander at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show on February 7, 2007 in Chicago. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

The Toyota Kluger, known as the Toyota Highlander in North America, is a crossover SUV assembled by Toyota under the Toyota brand name in its Kyūshū, Japan assembly plant and its Ikeda, Osaka, Japan assembly plant during 2008 and present. It was announced in April 2000 at the 2000 New York Auto Show and introduced as a 2001 model, arriving in late 2000 in Japan and in January 2001 in North America as a mid-year release 2001 model. The Highlander is the crossover counterpart to the 4Runner and has become Toyota's best-selling SUV until the RAV4 outsold it in 2006.

Toyota could not use the "Highlander" name in Australia and Japan, since it is a trim line of the Hyundai Terracan SUV.

Called the Highlander in North America, the Kluger shared the Toyota Camry platform with its Lexus RX/Toyota Harrier cousin and came in five and seven-seat configurations, and became a sales success for Toyota in a number of markets across the world. The Kluger came standard with front wheel drive and offered all wheel drive as an option. The Kluger was not meant for serious off roading, unlike competitors such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, and Toyota's own 4Runner. Although it was originally longer than the 1996-2002 4Runner, the Kluger was surpassed in length by the 4Runner in 2003.

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