Toyota HiLux and Prado diesel engine avoids sanctions by Japanese authorities after cheating tests

Three industrial engines have had their certification revoked by the Japanese Government after they were found to have cheated certification tests, but the turbo-diesel engine fitted to the Prado and HiLux has been spared. View 2 images The turbo-diesel engine which powers several popular Toyota models has escaped regulatory sanctions in Japan despite the car giant … Read more

Toyota admits to cheating engine tests for HiLux, Prado, LandCruiser, shipments halted

Shipments of Toyota vehicles with three popular diesel engines – including the 2.8-litre four-cylinder in the HiLux and Prado – have been paused overseas after “irregularities” were found in power certification testing. The impact on Australia is unclear. View 8 images Toyota has admitted to cheating certification testing for diesel engines used in the HiLux, Fortuner, … Read more

Volkswagen’s Solid-state Battery Tests Yield Promising Results; Here’s What We Know

Move over, Toyota. Volkswagen Group may have taken the lead on solid-state batteries. The German auto manufacturer has announced that its battery, co-developed with California-based solid-state battery company QuantumScape, has passed its first tests. That’s right, someone in the auto industry has finally gotten a solid-state EV battery out of the designing laboratory. According to … Read more

Here’s What The Tesla Cybertruck’s Crash Tests Reveal

The Tesla Cybertruck, with its unconventional design and bold claims of durability, has captured the imagination of the automotive world since its unveiling in 2019. Its sharp, stainless-steel body and sci-fi-inspired lines were a radical departure from the traditional pickup truck, sparking both excitement and skepticism. However, the Cybertruck’s journey has been far from smooth. … Read more

These 12 EVs Beat Their EPA Estimates In Consumer Reports’ Real-world Range Tests

With the EV revolution in full swing, most automakers are expanding and innovating in the segment. The holy-grail of factors motivating the potential customer is the vehicle’s maximum range. EPA has always served as the go-to for an EV’s advertised range, but a recent range test by Consumer Report challenged those figures. In a real-world … Read more

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