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End of the road for Toyota Matrix?

There's speculation among those who pay attention to these things that Toyota's Matrix, the sort of crossover-ey, wagon-ey, hatchback-ey compact, won't make the cut when the next generation of the Corolla on which it is based arrives in 2012 or 2013.

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OMG!!!Toyota smashes electric vehicle record with 7.47:79 Nrburgring lap time [w/video]

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toyota EV at nurburgring

Toyota's TMG EV P001 - perhaps trying to outrun its boring name - smashed the existing lap record for an electric vehicle on the famed 12.93-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife track with a time of seven minutes, 47.79 seconds. This beats the previous electric car time by a healthy margin and puts Toyota's electric racer on par with the lap times recorded by vehicles like the Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Turbo, but is still a ways off the any-powertrain-goes record of 6:48. The just-bested EV record was set by Peugeot…
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