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Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.


Lexus - future model plans and platforms

5 September 2016

Will Lexus ever catch the German Big Three brands in worldwide sales? Toyota's luxury brand won't be doing that in the next few years. Instead, it needs to expand into many new segments.


TWTW: VW admits size isn’t everything

30 October 2015

Volkswagen Group stayed very much in the news this week. The company posted a set of results that were dragged down by provision made for costs associated with ‘dieselgate’. I suspect it won’t be the last set of disappointing results to come out of Wolfsburg.


September management briefing: Frankfurt review

23 September 2015

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA motor show.

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW: Alain Uyttenhoven, Head of Lexus Europe

24 November 2014

Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?


Q&A with Takata: Occupant restraint systems

7 October 2013

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with global players in the occupant restraints market, Matthew Beecham talked with Claus Rudolf, Vice President of Global Engineering at Takata Corp. Headquartered Tokyo, Japan, Takata's products are primarily sold in Japan, the Americas, Europe and Asia.


INTERVIEW: Glen W DeVos, Delphi’s VP Engineering

22 July 2013

Delphi is a leading supplier of vehicle connectivity. Its expertise ranges from infotainment systems through Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS) systems to semi-autonomous driving technologies. Vanessa Scholfield, editor of just-auto’s QUBE Connected Vehicles service spoke to Glen W DeVos, Delphi’s Vice President Engineering, Delphi Electronics and Safety and Global Director of Engineering, Infotainment and Driver Interface PBU, to discuss the latest trends and developments in the market and Delphi’s involvement in this rapidly expanding sector.


Q&A with Lear Corporation: Vehicle seating

10 May 2013

Back in the 1970s, a car seat was a functional component with few or no added value features. Nowadays, with drivers spending more time in their car on longer commutes, they expect a comfortable ride. Matthew Beecham caught up with three top executives of Lear Corp to hear how the seat has become an integral part of the car’s overall design and appeal in the showroom. Here, Ryan Burns, Lear’s Vice President of Global Seat Engineering led the discussion with contributions from Karl Henn, Director of Seating Engineering and R&D and Mandy Sarotte, Vice President of Global Trim Sales.

Latest news


Lexus concept features hologram displays

23 September 2016

The Lexus UX Concept, making its world debut at the Paris show, presents a vision for imaginative, forward-thinking technologies that will provide vehicle occupants with a fully immersive experience.


Toyota West Virginia plant gets $400m spend

23 September 2016

Toyota has marked 20 years of West Virginia plant production with the announcement of a US$400m spend at the powertrain factory.


Paris show world debuts list - Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

22 September 2016

Ferrari will reveal an additional version of the four-wheel drive, four-seat GTC4Lusso at the Paris motor show. The GTC4Lusso T retains the four-wheel steering system of the existing V12-engined car but is powered by a 449kW/610CV 3,855cc turbocharged V8 and has rear-wheel drive.


Lexus presents the "Kinetic Seat Concept"

16 September 2016

Lexus is claiming a technological innovation with a 'kinetic seat' that it will show at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Prius/Lexus RX earn IIHS Good+ rating

2 September 2016

Toyota already has more vehicles rated as Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick + by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) than any other automaker, but now they have yet another rating to add to the list of accolades, an IIHS Good+ rating for Child...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor US August 2016 sales drop 5%

2 September 2016

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, on 1 September reported August 2016 sales of 213,125 units, a decrease of 5% from August 2015 on a volume basis. With the same amount of selling days in August 2016 compared to August 2015, sales were down 5% on a daily selling...


just-auto Plus only IIHS LATCH hardware evaluation shows improvement

2 September 2016

Buckling precious cargo into a late-model vehicle has gotten a bit easier in the past year, the institute's LATCH ease-of-use ratings show. IIHS launched its ratings of child seat installation hardware in vehicles in June 2015. Out of 102 vehicles rated...


Toyota GB names ConsumerOne unit chief

31 August 2016

Toyota GB has established a new function, ConsumerOne, dedicated to improving customer experience, and named Paula Cooper to head up the operation as director, joining the company’s executive team.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales increase 5.4% in July 2016

31 August 2016

Toyota Motor announced its production, domestic sales, and export results for July 2016, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. July 2016 results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 264,523 units (-0.1%); Daihatsu -...


just-auto Plus only Toyota recalls certain RAV4/Lexus

30 August 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V596000 Component(s): Suspension Potential number of units affected: 337,449 units Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 Toyota RAV4 vehicles manufactured 31...


just-auto Plus only Toyota opens parts distribution centre in Georgia

30 August 2016

Toyota Motor Sales, US announced that it has officially opened a new parts distribution centre (PDC) in Lithia Springs, Georgia. The new Atlanta PDC will employ up to 30 employees in 107,000 square feet of space. Stocking approximately 43,000 Lexus parts, the...


Lexus IS sales top 1m

25 August 2016

Worldwide sales of Lexus’s compact IS sports saloon model line have broken through the one million mark since the launch of the first generation in 1999, the Toyota luxury vehicle unit announced.


Toyota US changes fix for models of 2013 recall

12 August 2016

Toyota in the US has announced that it is changing the fix for approximately 337,000 model year 2006, 2011 Toyota RAV4 and model year 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles involved in a 2013 recall.


just-auto Plus only Lexus H1 2016 global sales up 5%

10 August 2016

Lexus International announced it sold 319,275 vehicles in the first half of 2016, a 5% increase from the same period the last year, propelled by strong global demand for the new LX and the freshly-revised RX luxury utility vehicles, and for the midsize ES...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Canada July 2016 sales dip 0.4%

5 August 2016

Toyota Canada (TCI) is continuing to sell record numbers of hybrid vehicles to Canadians. Following the best month ever for hybrid sales in June, TCI reached a new record for July, with a total of 1,705 hybrids sold, up 36.9% compared to last year. It was...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor US sales dip 1.4% in July 2016

3 August 2016

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), US, on 2 August, reported July 2016 sales of 214,233 units, a decrease of 1.4% from July 2015 on a volume basis. With the same amount of selling days in July 2016 compared to July 2015, sales were down 1.4% on a daily selling rate...


Airbag and carbon canister recall for 2.9m Toyotas

29 June 2016

Toyota is recalling 2,867,816 vehicles worldwide for a potential problem with the fuel system charcoal canister evaporative emissions control unit and a further 1,433,988 vehicles to check a side curtain airbag inflator. The inflator is not a Takata product, the supplier has not been named. Some models will be recalled for both fixes.


Toyota Europe boosts first quarter sales

15 April 2016

Toyota Motor Europe reported sales for the first quarter of 2016 of 241,600 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase of 5.1% from Q1 2015, in a European market still split between growth in the west and central Europe (+7.9%) and further decline in the east (-10%). Total market share for the group was 4.8%.


Lexus sells millionth hybrid

13 April 2016

Lexus announced it had sold over a million hybrid vehicles since launching the RX400h SUV in 2005.


NY SHOW: Toyota US to standardise AEB by end-2017

22 March 2016

Toyota Motor Sales USA announced at the New York motor show on Tuesday its Lexus Safety System + and Toyota Safety Sense packages, anchored by automatic emergency braking (AEB), will be standard on almost every new vehicle sold in the US by the end of 2017.


Toyota restructure emphasises product not function

2 March 2016

Not long after Honda's chief unveiled a new structure for the automaker, effective 1 April, dominant rival Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) said it would make "substantial changes to its structure in order to streamline work processes on a company-wide basis", kicking in on 18 April.


Taiwan vehicle sales slightly lower in 2015

19 January 2016

New vehicle sales in Taiwan rose slightly in December, by 0.1% to 41,821 units, according to data released by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.


Low petrol prices don't hit Toyota Europe hybrids

14 January 2016

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reported its annual sales for calendar year 2015 and said, despite the lowest petrol prices in five years, sales of its hybrid vehicles have continued their five-year increase to reach 209,000 units, up 17% year-on-year. Sales of Toyota and Lexus-branded hybrid vehicles now represent 24% of the group's sales on the continent, up from 20% a year ago. In western Europe only, hybrids took a third of total sales.


TOKYO SHOW: next Lexus LS previewed by concept

28 October 2015

The Lexus LF-FC, a 5.3m long concept, has been revealed at the Tokyo show. It not only provides a preview of the next long-wheelbase Lexus LS but a potential hydrogen-fuelled variant for later in the decade.


Toyota Kentucky starts building Lexus ES 350

20 October 2015

Toyota's factory in Georgetown, Kentucky, has built its first ES350. It's the first time the model has been made outside Japan.


Falling Malaysian ringgit forces Toyota price hike

6 October 2015

As the Malyasian ringgit continued to depreciate, UMW Toyota announced it would increase the price of Toyota and Lexus vehicles effective January 2016. The increase varies between 4% to 16% across all models.


Labor Day shift hits US light vehicle sales

2 September 2015

Automakers were reminded of the impact the calendar can have on light vehicle sales here in the US. Labor Day - a key end-of-summer selling day - falls this year on the first Monday  (the 7th) in September. In August 2014, it fell on 1 September but was included in the August sales tally.


Toyota teases redone Prius ahead of Frankfurt

2 September 2015

Toyota has released the first official teaser photograph of its next generation Prius hybrid ahead of the car's global reveal scheduled at the Frankfurt show on 15 September.


Lexus adding LX570 to domestic model line

25 August 2015

Toyota will start sales of its Lexus LX570 premium SUV in Japan from 14 September.


Toyota closed in Tianjin until 27 August

24 August 2015

Toyota Motor has said its operations near the Chinese port of Tianjin will remain shut at least to the end of Wedneday (26 August) due to safety concerns as fires continue to break out at the site of last week's deadly chemical explosions.

Lexus news

Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l'Automob...


Lexus concept features hologram displays

23 September 2016

The Lexus UX Concept, making its world debut at the Paris show, presents a vision for imaginative...


Toyota West Virginia plant gets $400m spend

23 September 2016

Toyota has marked 20 years of West Virginia plant production with the announcement of a US$400m s...


Paris show world debuts list - Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

22 September 2016

Ferrari will reveal an additional version of the four-wheel drive, four-seat GTC4Lusso at the Par...


Lexus presents the "Kinetic Seat Concept"

16 September 2016

Lexus is claiming a technological innovation with a 'kinetic seat' that it will show at the upcom...


Lexus - future model plans and platforms

5 September 2016

Will Lexus ever catch the German Big Three brands in worldwide sales? Toyota's luxury brand w...



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