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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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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...


Detroit show debuts list - GA-L platform Lexus LS

8 December 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation has confirmed that the fifth generation Lexus LS will have its world premiere at the NAIAS, while FCA has announced the Dodge Challenger GT.


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.


just-auto Plus only Lexus to launch NX Sport edition in Europe

29 September 2016

Following the success of the Lexus CT and IS Sport editions, the brand's mid-size crossover, the NX, will also be equipped with the sport package. Available on the NX 300h and NX 200t models, the Sport edition includes exclusive exterior and interior...


Toyota Europe hybrid sales up 45%

27 September 2016

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) said it was seeing a sharp increase in its existing hybrid sales so far this year: up 45% versus 2015 which was already a record year. It launches three new models at the Paris show.


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.


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...

Lexus news

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-Fla...


Detroit show debuts list - GA-L platform Lexus LS

8 December 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation has confirmed that the fifth generation Lexus LS will have its world pre...


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 r...


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...


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 abso...


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 te...



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