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2012 Toyota 4Runner, Now Featuring Entune

Japanese automaker, Toyota is preparing to launch its new infotainment system known simply as Entune. Initially it was set to debut in three 2012 models: The 2012 Camry, 2012 Tacoma, and the forthcoming 2012 Prius v. In their infinite wisdom, however, Toyota has opted to endow the 2012 Toyota 4Runner with the Entune system as well!

Why pick the Toyota 4runner to receive Toyota Entune? It actually makes perfect sense when you consider the 27-year-long…

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Toyota’s Breakthrough in Ethanol Production

Toyota has already brought us many hybrid variants of Toyota Prius available at Motorcars Toyota in Cleveland Heights. But they are only starting with electric - they want to be remembered for more advancements in fuel consumption.

The auto maker is looking into a better ethanol. New yeast being developed that will more efficiently ferments xylose, sugar produced when plant fibers break down, basically creating a super fuel.

This newly developed yeast produces the highest ethanol…

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Tune in with Toyota Entune

Motorcars Toyota serving drivers in the greater Cleveland area would like to take a moment to introduce you to a new, advanced technology from Toyota: Entune.  The highly-anticipated, groundbreaking service is the latest evolution in infotainment, offering a dynamic mix of navigation tools, mobile apps and data services.

Like many previous-generation infotainment offerings, Toyota Entune easily integrates with all major smartphones, including BlackBerry, Android, and iPhone.  Unlike other infotainment apps on the market, it's…

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2012 Toyota Tacoma - Starting Under $18K

With all the news of new coupes, updated hybrid cars and fuel economy standards coming from this Japanese auto maker, we almost forgot to mention that the 2012 Toyota Tacoma has been officially unveiled, along with specifications and pricing.

Available for a test drive at Motorcars Toyota in Cleveland Heights, 2012's Tacoma pickup is as durable and useful as ever. The best in class safety, comfort and style from Toyota's truck will help?

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2012 Toyota Yaris Gets $1K in Additional Standard Equipment

The 2012 Toyota Yaris, scheduled to hit the production line in late August, will come to Motorcars Toyota, serving the greater Cleveland area, as a complete redesign. That much we know. Toyota, however, has remained extremely tight lipped about the changes planned. The bits of details offered have been both intriguing and vague, serving mainly to ignite anticipation.

So, what do we know? One significant, yet at the same time mysterious evolvement...Toyota has indicated…

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Toyota Develops New Accident-Avoidance Technology

Toyota is taking a full frontal attack on car accidents. Among the many advanced safety features Toyota is currently developing are: a pop-up hood designed to significantly reduce the impact when a car hits a pedestrian; light-blocking technology aimed at shielding drivers from the blindingly bright high beam lights of oncoming traffic; and a heart-attack-sensing steering wheel. The feature we want to discuss today, however, is one which Toyota recently demonstrated at a media event…

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2011 Toyota Prius Gains PLUS Performance Package - Now Available

The Toyota Prius may be the best-selling hybrid in America. But, it isn't exactly known for its aggressive performance. However, that's about to change.

While they'll continue to offer Prius drivers the peace of mind that comes with superb mileage and low emissions, Toyota is adding an available PLUS Performance package (featuring components from the  new PLUS hybrid performance line) to the 2011 model. Toyota explains, "PLUS is an evolution of hybrid…

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Revised Toyota Yaris to Hit Showroom Floors, by End of Year

Toyota unveiled the next-generation Yaris in Japan, last winter. People were excited, immediately falling head-over-heels with the popular eco-friendly little commuter car. Then - static.

All news of the next-generation Toyota Yaris came to an abrupt halt this spring, due to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and has remained a fading memory ever since.

Happily, as Toyota regains ground lost by the natural disaster, the new Yaris is now ebbing back to a more tangible…

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Toyota Greens up Production in UK with 17,000 Solar Panels

Toyota has already begun to make room for an impressive 17,000 panel solar array on 90,000 square meters (~985, 751 square feet) of industrial land at their plant in Derbyshire, England. And, now that they've received the official nod of approval for the 10m (~$16,450,785) project from local authorities, they're moving full force ahead.

Toyota boasts it will be the first automaker in the UK to install such an…

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Toyota Prius v Details

Toyota Prius, as you've likely heard, is expanding their Prius lineup. Among the up and comers is the 2012 Prius v designed to accommodate active families on the go.

Let's start with the name, shall we? Befittingly, the new 2012 Toyota Prius v comfortably seats five passengers. Unofficially, the "v" might stand for versatility, offering four distinctive seat configurations.

And, no matter what adventure you and the fam are embarking on, it promises…

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