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2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition is a trail-ready minivan

Toyota has given its all-wheel drive minivan some off-road prowess, but not much.

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Is there a demand for a trail-ready minivan? Toyota clearly thinks so. The 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition is designed to offer families more off-road prowess, but not much.

The Sienna Woodland Special Edition offers the van's all-wheel drive system and a number of extra goodies that help make it more trail-ready. It builds on the Sienna XLE and delivers a one-inch lift. Towing and hauling toys and cargo is made easier with the van's added tow hitch and standard 3,500-pound towing capacity, and roof rails with crossbars.

The 2022 Sienna Woodland Special Edition gets dark chrome-colored accents, black badging, and 18-inch wheels. Toyota will sell the model in an exclusive Cement color as well as Midnight Black Metallic.

2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition

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The van comes with the standard Sienna 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine that yields 245 horsepower. The new model gets an EPA-estimated 35 mpg.

A 1500-watt power outlet has been installed and black sport trimmed seats with a unique stitching color are standard. Toyota has added navigation and a 12-speaker JBL 1,200-watt stereo system to the model. The list of standard features continues with super-long slide seats, second-row captain's chairs, Split & Stow 3rd Row seat, kick-activated sliding doors, heated front driver and passenger seats, second-row sunshades, and seven USB ports across the Sienna's three rows.

Each Sienna Woodland Special Edition comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0), which includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alerts with lane trace assist, full speed adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, cyclist detection, and road sign recognition.

Pricing for the 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition yet to be announced. The company has said that once the van goes on sale this autumn, for every Woodland Special Edition model purchased. Toyota will make a $250 donation to the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). A minimum donation of $250,000 has been promised.

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New technology is embedded into the brake caliper.

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Brembo is celebrating 60 years of brand braking history with the debut of a bit of its future. The New G Sessanta Concept is a peek at what the company sees as the future of mobility. It was inspired by the first brake caliper for motorbikes produced by the company, an innovation in 1972.

The company says that the core of the concept is LED technology, which is applied directly to the body of the caliper, a feature that is adaptable to every type of caliper they craft. Brembo sees the tech as being able to enhance the caliper's form and function serving as both an interface and an aesthetic. It will be able to "communicate directly with the user" and "adapt to the user's tastes and preferences". A new video released by Brembo shows the LED color changing via a smartphone app.

 New G Sessanta Concept The New G Sessanta Concept features interactive tech.Photo courtesy of Brembo

Brembo is often known for using bright, flashy colors on its calipers and the new light plays on that. The New G Sessanta is designed to be customizable via wireless technology. When a vehicle equipped with the caliper is stopped, the user can control the desired shade of light to express mood, enhance the style of the bike, or adapt it to the surroundings.

Additionally, the LEDs could use color and light to relay data and information regarding the conditions of the vehicle and caliper itself, or even help localize a parked vehicle by emitting a courtesy light.

Watch the video below to see the vision of the New G Sessanta come to life.


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Motul has released a new line of lubricants for "rad" era vehicles.

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Motul has been around for 168 years, far longer than automobiles. The new Classic Line of lubricants have been specifically formulated for cars slightly newer, those that are members of the "rad" era. Motul's Classic Line features oils, detergents, and additives that the company has engineered to enhance the performance of older powertrains while offering improved protection.

Each Classic Line lubricant features an additive package with high-zinc (ZDDP) and molybdenum (moly) for reduced friction and increased power. Synthetic base oils and adapted detergent levels of each formulation are suited for metals and gasket materials that are common of the era of vehicle manufacturing. Advanced additives ensure that the lubricants meet or exceed American Petroleum Institute (API) standards.

Motul Eighties 10W30 Motul's Eighties formulation is made for forced induction engine vehicles.Photo courtesy of Motul

The Classic Line's products have high-adhesion properties that are designed to provide excellent cold flow properties to prevent engine wear during start-ups and to coat and protect engine internals and running gear during the periods of prolonged storage that collector vehicles often experience.

Motul Modern Classic Eighties 10W40 meets the needs of forced induction engines while Modern Classic Nineties 10W30 was designed for the demands of high-revving engines with more modern valvetrains. Both Modern Classic oils are the first products to offer high ZDDP and moly for "rad" era collector cars from these two decades.

To get the new 2100 Classic Oil 15W50, Motul revised its 2100 oil to better lubricate and protect naturally aspirated and forced induction engines with flat tappet cams common to the vehicles in the 1970s and beyond.

Motul Classic 10W50 Classic vehicles have different needs and their lubricants have a different formation than Eighties and Nineties branded oils.Photo courtesy of Motul

Classic Oil 20W50 is designed for hot rods, muscle cars, and collector vehicles, and uses additive packages fortified with ~1,800 ppm of ZDDP. According to Motul, this oil provides "improved protection for flat tappet or high-lift cams and high-performance engines with tighter tolerances and older elastomer gaskets; the medium detergent level also makes Classic Oil 20W50 an appropriate break-in oil for newly refurbished engines".

Straight-weight Classic Oil SAE 30 and SAE 50 are mineral monograde engine oils with low detergent levels, blended specifically for gasoline or diesel four-stroke engines generally produced before 1950.

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