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2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition road test

62 and not ready for retirement BY MARK MAYNARD The Toyota Land Cruiser is an institution of overlanding authority. It has been a global expedition vehicle since its launch in Japan in 1951 as the Toyota Jeep BJ, a small 4WD military vehicle. The name was changed by 1954 to Land Cruiser to avoid legal entanglements with the Willys brand and to tread lightly around the Land Rover. The prototype BJ was not chosen for...

Toyota debuts re-engineered 2021 Sienna minivan and new Venza crossover, both with hybrid powertrains

Venza on sale in August; Sienna by year’s end Toyota Motor held a virtual press conference today, May 18, to debut two hybrid vehicles that the company says will help propel it to offering electrified powertrains on its entire model line worldwide by 2025. The 2021 Sienna minivan and new Venza midsize SUV crossover will have only gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains, more luxurious features and full suites of infotainment and safety technologies. Venza will go on...

Road test: 2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum

The family-care plan, updated and more refined Toyota’s fourth-generation 2020 Highlander is a revitalized expression of family care, wrapped in an armor of advanced safety systems. The redesigned midsize SUV — now built on the Toyota New Global Architecture — represents hundreds of thousands of Highlanders that have been sold since its 2001 debut in the U.S. It is currently Toyota’s second-best selling SUV, following the compact-class RAV4, but ahead of the 4Runner, subcompact C-HR,...