Toyota executive, Julie Hamp resigned amid a prescription drug scandal. Shipping prescription pills into Japan without the proper documentation resulted in a police investigation but ultimately, there were no charges filed against Toyota's,, former global chief communications officer.
In a partnership with professional skateboarder Ross McGouran, Toyota's luxury brand, Lexus has developed a working hoverboard. Using magnetic surfaces, and superconductors to generate lift and liquid nitrogen to cool the board, Lexus has created a beautiful device, whose ride, according to McRouran, feels like floating on air.
In vehicle news the 2016 Lexus RX sees more style, tech and more space. In Scion news both the iA sedan and iM hatchback are new for 2016. Toyota's popular mid-size truck, Tacoma is all new for 2016. The biggest change coming by way of a new 3.5-liter V6 engine.
In eco friendly news, The Toyota Prius is all new. Prius, the car the popularized hybrids is in its fourth generation. The 2016 Prius has an estimated 54 miles per gallon city and 50 highway. 2016 will also see the Toyota's crossover, the Rav4, getting hybrid technology for the first time.
And hose are the highlights from Toyota's year in review. For Autoblog, I'm Mylencia Gillenwaters.
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