Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Holy smokes, I think I love this.
This is a Toyota C-HR hybrid crossover gussied up with a host of rally-esque bits. This includes those sweet, sweet TRD mudflaps, 16" wheels and tires, and revised suspension. This rallied-out C-HR debuted at last weekend's Tokyo Auto Salon.
Anyhow, the C-HR (Coupe High-Rider) will come to the U.S., but it'll be powered by a 144 horsepower, 2.0-liter engine, be front-wheel drive, and mated to a CVT. While those aren't exactly pulse-quickening specs, I do think it looks quite radical, and downright mean as a rally car.
And is it just me or were the TRD C-HR and the cab from Judge Dredd separated at birth?
And for comparison's sake, here's what the stock C-HR looks like.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
With Toyota entering the WRC, there have been rumors of homologation and the return of a hot-hatch Toyota. Well, here are the first pictures of that vehicle.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
The Toyota Hilux is the quintessential old-school Toyota pickup. We found this one for sale in Eastern Oregon and it could make for a cool project. So much potential for these awesome little pickups. And who doesn't love dog-dish hubcaps?
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Thursday, January 5, 2017
|Kia Soul Turbo|
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Subcompact Culture was recently named one of the top 25 automotive bloggers from Thoroughly Reviewed at https://thoroughlyreviewed.com. This site brings a host of comprehensive reviews about a wide variety of products (including automotive). Pretty neat.
Subcompact Culture has been blogging for nearly nine years about small cars. Whether it's subcompact cars at rally races or the latest compact crossover reviews, we've been at it quite a while. Frankly, it's a labor of love.
We're honored to have been mentioned by Thoroughly Reviewed, as it's always nice to be recognized and discovered by other outlets. And in addition to Subcompact Culture, be sure to check out the other top bloggers, too.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing. It's powered by a direct-injected, turbocharged 1.6-liter engine making a screaming 380 hp and 313 ft/lbs of torque. And look at the insane aerodynamics. Just LOOK AT THEM!
Thursday, December 8, 2016
The Teal Terror and our Dinoot J Series trailer are the focus of the latest installation of the Trailer Supported Adventuring series in OutdoorX4 magazine. Despite the fact the Suzuki is gone, it lives on in print. The Dinoot, however, is still safely parked under our carport.
You can check out the magazine at OutdoorX4.com and read the PDF there, too (starts on P. 60).
Monday, December 5, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Well, it's technically a 1996 Daihatsu Midget II kei truck. Yes, the same one everyone drove in Gran Turismo. However, this one has been, well, customized to look like a 1935-1937 Ford