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Toyota's new TNGA based engines and transmissions

6 December 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation, now rolling out new vehicles - the fourth generation Prius hybrid and C-HR compact crossover - on its Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), announced it had developed advanced engines and transmissions and further evolved its hybrid systems and plans to use these new powertrain units in a "rapidly broadening range of vehicle models", starting in 2017.


Driving the 168mph Lexus GS F

14 October 2016

Do we think of Lexus as a performance brand? Not usually. The LF-A was a few years ago now and the RC F is rarely seen on British roads. The newest F is the GS and while it will sell in only the tiniest of volumes, BMW and Mercedes-AMG buyers shouldn't dismiss it.


Interior design and technology - Lexus RC

7 October 2016

Continuing just-auto’s review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look at the Lexus RC. The deeply contoured body shape of the RC (Radical Coupe) gives it an edgy, extroverted stance. Offered in a choice of two powertrains, ours came in the shape of a white RC 300h F Sport with a 2.5-litre petrol engine.


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.

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.

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Shanghai show debuts list - Skoda Vision E concept

29 March 2017

Two world premieres for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 have been added to just-auto.com's debuts list: the Škoda Vision E concept and a facelift for the Lexus NX.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 16.1% in February 2017

29 March 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for February 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. February 2017 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 249,938 units;...


Toyota launches Lexus in India

24 March 2017

Toyota Motor's luxury Lexus brand was launched in India today, bringing, the automaker said, "a new luxury experience, exceptional design and high quality to the world’s fastest-growing major economy".


Arconic supplies aluminium for Toyota Lexus RX

20 March 2017

Advanced materials specialist Arconic has announced a multi-year supply deal with Toyota North America.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US presents 2018 Lexus LC performance coupe

20 March 2017

The emotional designs and high-performance models issued by Lexus in the last few years prefaced a new chapter for the brand, one that begins now with the arrival of the 2018 LC flagship performance coupe. A concept car come to life, the Lexus LC combines...


just-auto Plus only Lexus launches new LC luxury coupe in Japan

16 March 2017

Lexus has launched the LC luxury coupe across Japan on 16 March 2017 The LC is a flagship coupe which represents the evolution of Lexus as a lifestyle brand which surprises and moves consumers. The LC achieves a unique design, with a smooth and satisfying...


just-auto Plus only Lexus LS 500h makes its world debut at Geneva show

9 March 2017

The 2018 Lexus LS 500h, the full hybrid version of Lexus’ new flagship sedan, was unveiled in Geneva. The model, which follows the world premiere of the twin-turbo gas V6-powered LS 500 at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in...


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales down 7.2% in February 2017

2 March 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported its US February 2017 sales of 174,339 vehicles, a decrease of 7.2% from February 2016 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in February 2017 compared to February 2016, sales were down 7.2% on a daily...


just-auto Plus only Lexus global sales surge 4% in 2016

2 February 2017

Lexus International announced it sold 677,615 vehicles during the 2016 calendar year. This robust sales performance represents a 4% increase over calendar year 2015 (652,451 units). The 2016CY sales performance is also the 4th consecutive record year of sales...


just-auto Plus only Toyota worldwide sales increase 0.2% in 2016

30 January 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for December 2016 and for CY2016, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. December 2016 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars:...


just-auto Plus only Toyota recalls Tundra models in the US

25 January 2017

Toyota Motor North America, announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 73,000 Model Year 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tundra vehicles in the US. The involved vehicles are equipped with resin rear step bumpers and resin reinforcement brackets...


just-auto Plus only Toyota North America production up 4.4% in 2016

20 January 2017

In 2016, Toyota achieved another record year of North American vehicle production with 2,124,608 vehicles built at its North American vehicle assembly plants. Production volume was up 4.4% over the previous year total of 2,035,028 vehicles. Toyota's...


just-auto Plus only Bridgestone RFT tyres selected for Lexus LS sedan

12 January 2017

Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) announced that its Turanza T005 run-flat technology (RFT) tyres will be the standard tyre mounted on the new 2017 Lexus LS sedan. The vehicle currently is on display at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, in...


2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

11 January 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. The most important models this year were of course the ninth generation Toyota Camry, which will also be the first vehicle using the (TN)GA-K architecture to be manufactured in the US; and the updated Ford F-150 which gains fresh engines, including a diesel.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor Europe sales increased 4.7% in 2016

11 January 2017

Toyota Motor Europe on 6 January 2017 reported 2016 sales of 928,500 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase of +6% from 2015. Total market share for the group increased to 4.7%. Much of the growth came from the continued success of the industry’s...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 5.5% in November 2016

3 January 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for November 2016, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 248,014 units; change - 3.5%;...


Toyota seen topping 10m sales again

15 December 2016

Toyota Motor's global sales are expected to top 10m vehicles for a fourth consecutive year in 2016, on par with Volkswagen as the two vie for the top spot, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Bridgestone RFT tyres selected for Lexus LC500

9 December 2016

Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) on 9 December 2016 announced that its Potenza S001L Run-Flat Technology (RFT) tyres and Turanza T005 RFT tyres will be the standard tyre mounted on the Lexus LC500/LC500h, new luxury coup slated to launch in...


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces 2017 Top Safety Pick winners

8 December 2016

Consumers who choose a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award winner shouldn't have trouble seeing the road on nighttime drives. Good or acceptable ratings in the Institute's new headlight evaluations set the latest crop of qualifiers apart. Thirty-eight models...


Hitachi supplying shock absorbers for Lexus IS

7 December 2016

Hitachi Automotive Systems announced its mono tube shock absorber is being used on all models of Toyota Motor's Lexus IS series released last October as minor change models.


just-auto Plus only Hitachi supplies tube shock absorbers for Lexus IS

7 December 2016

Hitachi Automotive Systems, on 7 December 2016 announced that its automotive mono tube shock absorber is being used on all models of Toyota Motor Corporation's Lexus IS series which were released in October, 2016 as minor change models. The mono tube...


Toyota to expand petrol-hybrid development

6 December 2016

Toyota Motor said on Tuesday (6 December) it would expand the development of its petrol-hybrid technology over the next five years to speed up the introduction of lower-emission engines in the face of stricter global emissions standards.


Toyota to revamp in-house powertrain company

6 December 2016

Toyota Motor on Tuesday (6 December) said it intends to review and strengthen the development structure of its in-house powertrain company.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Crown and Prius earn JNCAP ASV++ rating

1 December 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation has earned the top ASV++ rating under the 2016 JNCAP Preventive Safety Performance Assessment for the Toyota Crown and Prius which are fitted with its Toyota Safety Sense P collision avoidance support package, as well as the Lexus GS...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 1.1% in October 2016

29 November 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for October 2016, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. October 2016 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 234,509...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 4.9% in September 2016

28 October 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Company, and Hino Motors, for September 2016, and for April to September 2016. September 2016 Results Production in...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US September 2016 sales up 1.5%

4 October 2016

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, on 3 October, 2016, reported September 2016 sales of 197,260 units, an increase of 1.5% from September 2015 on a volume basis. With the same amount of selling days in September 2016 compared to September 2015, sales were up 1.5%...


just-auto Plus only Goodyear develops Urban crossover tyres for Lexus

3 October 2016

Lexus has introduced its Lexus UX concept car, fitted with Goodyear Urban Crossover concept tyres, at the Paris Motor Show 2016. This exclusive car is matched with special tyres, successfully showcasing the cooperation between the two companies. When Lexus...


2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots 3008 & 5008, Porsche Panamera, Renault Alaskan and Škoda Kodiaq were the most important production models at the 2016 Paris motor show. As for design studies and prototypes, the BMW Concept X2, Generation EQ SUV from Daimler, Lexus UX, Renault Trezor and Volkswagen I.D. were the main show stoppers. Surprisingly, the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti QX50 and a mid-life facelift for the VW Golf did not appear.

Lexus news

Shanghai show debuts list - Skoda Vision E concept

29 March 2017

Two world premieres for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 have been been added to just-auto.com's debuts...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 16.1% in February 2017

29 March 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for Februar...


Toyota launches Lexus in India

24 March 2017

Toyota Motor's luxury Lexus brand was launched in India today, bringing, the automaker said,...


Arconic supplies aluminium for Toyota Lexus RX

20 March 2017

Advanced materials specialist Arconic has announced a multi-year supply deal with Toyota. Arconic...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US presents 2018 Lexus LC performance coupe

20 March 2017

The emotional designs and high-performance models issued by Lexus in the last few years prefaced...


just-auto Plus only Lexus launches new LC luxury coupe in Japan

16 March 2017

Lexus has launched the LC luxury coupe across Japan on 16 March 2017 The LC is a flagship coup...



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