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Associate Editor Tim Esterdahl is a married father of three who enjoys all things automotive including wrenching on his collection of old pickups. He also plays an absurd amount of golf. Like really absurd.

Toyota/Lexus News for September 2, 2016

Here is your weekly update on Toyota/Lexus news.

Toyota/Lexus News for September 2, 2016Toyota Motor Sales Reports August 2016 Sales

August 2016 Truck Sales – Mid-Size Again Dominates

In the land of full-size trucks, the mid-size market continues to prove critics and diehards wrong. While many wonder why people spend the same money for a smaller truck, the sales results tell the story. Mid-size trucks are simply hot right now.

August 2016 U.S. Truck Sales

Sales slowed for both Toyota truck products in August meaning many trucks like this one from Ashland Toyota Scion sat around in showrooms.

6 Questions For Toyota’s “The Truck Whisperer” Mike Sweers

As I left Toyota’s Chief Engineer Mike Sweers house in Michigan, I received the following press release from Toyota about their “truck whisperer.” Sweers is one of the smartest guys I know and here is some good insight into what makes a truck chief engineer.

6 Questions For Toyota's "The Truck Whisperer" Mike Sweers

Mike Sweers (on the left) stands next to the new 2017 Toyota Tacoma along with Toyota’s Bill Fay.

Landscaping with the 2016 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO

The 2016 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO does a great job tackling the dirt trail and going hardcore through the desert. Yet, can it handle truck “duties” like landscaping? You bet. It handles it just as well as stock Tundra trucks and further makes the case this version is the Tundra you want.

Landscaping with the 2016 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO

Toyota/Lexus News August 26, 2016

Here is your Toyota/Lexus news recap for the week of August 26, 2016.

Toyota, Lexus News Recap