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Lexus sales are soaring in the UK, and all across the European continent, even in Germany. What's happened? New products, in short. Arguably...
| 7 May 2015
Ford is secure as market leader in Britain but there was a major upset in the April passenger car market with Vauxhall losing its traditional second place to Volkswagen.
| 2 Apr 2015
There was some good news for UK Auto Manufacturing Plc this week as Honda announced that its under-used European car plant in Swindon would become the global production hub for the next generation Civic five door hatchback.
| 17 Feb 2015
Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA.
| 13 Feb 2015
The Chicago auto show is now underway to be followed by Geneva in a few weeks' time, with New York and then Shanghai in April. Which are the key vehicles to note at these shows? just-auto's new and future products editor, Glenn Brooks, provides a need-to-know summary.
| 24 Nov 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?
| 7 Oct 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.
| 26 Jun 2015
Lexus is expanding the range of vehicles equipped with the two litre turbo petrol engine introduced with the NX SUV in early 2015.
| 25 Jun 2015
Toyota Motor and Nissan Motor Co said on Thursday they would expand a recall previously issued in North America to the rest of the world to replace potentially lethal passenger side air bag inflators made by Takata.
| 17 Jun 2015
Toyota Motor Europe has announced two senior changes that put two Brits into senior roles.
| 11 Jun 2015
Mazda has recalled about 80,000 vehicles fitted with Takata airbags in Australia.
| 5 Jun 2015
Toyota may boost exports from Japan for the first time in three years to meet its global sales target because it is facing capacity restraints in North America.
| 3 Jun 2015
It seems American new vehicle buyers went out of their way to confound the analysts in May.
| 12 May 2015
Toyota Motor Europe (TME) will use this month's Istanbul motor show to launch the Lexus brand in Turkey ahead of the start of sales in the fourth quarter.
| 5 May 2015
April US light vehicle sales rose 4.6% to about 1.45m cars and light trucks. That was a bit shy of analysts’ estimates but still healthy.
| 2 Apr 2015
Automakers trying to beat their year ago numbers faced a larger than usual challenge in March. Not only was March 2014 a strong sales month, it had one more selling day and, even more important, it had one more sales weekend.
| 1 Apr 2015
Toyota luxury unit Lexus unveiled its redesigned luxury RX line at the 2015 New York Auto Show today.
| 4 Mar 2015
Executive changes across Toyota's North American operations from 1 April include the appointment of the first female managing officer in Toyota Motor Corporation history. There are also two milestone appointments for African-Americans.
| 4 Mar 2015
Cars will soon become like another room in the house, with wireless streaming of high-definition audio direct from home to cockpit.
| 6 Feb 2015
Toyota is aiming to collect 100% of used hybrid batteries from its own dealers or any authorised end of life vehicle (ELV) treatment operator across the whole Europe.
| 4 Feb 2015
Late month winter storms couldn’t stop US light vehicles sales. Automakers enjoyed the highest January sales volume since 2001, delivering more than 1.15m new cars and light trucks.
| 19 Jan 2015
Toyota is phasing out its Scion-badged iQ from the US after the car’s size, price and fuel economy failed to attract US consumers.
| 15 Jan 2015
Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has posted 2014 full year sales of 888,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, up 4.6% from 2013 and passing the company's target of 865,000 sales. The group's market share reached 4.8% for the year.
| 9 Jan 2015
New vehicle sales in Taiwan increased by over 12% to 423,829 units in 2014, from 378,456 units in the previous year, based on registration data released by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
| 6 Jan 2015
Plummeting petrol prices and rising consumer confidence helped automakers close out the 2014 sales year in impressive style.
| 5 Dec 2014
There have been rumours that a new coupe would revive the SC name but now comes news that TMC has registered the LC 500 and LC 500h model names.
| 3 Dec 2014
With the rapid decline in prices at the pump, currently equivalent to about GBP0.47/litre [vs around GBP1.20 in UK after recent falls - ed], US November light vehicle sales kicked into high gear, coming in 4.6% ahead of last year and 1.7% ahead of October 2014.
| 3 Dec 2014
New vehicle sales in Taiwan fell by 2.2% to 33,947 units in November, compared with strong year-earlier data, according to data released by the industry.
| 27 Nov 2014
Toyota has revealed some of the smart new technologies and systems it will be featuring in future models from 2015 to make driving safer. It says that these have been designed from the start to work together to help cut the number of road accidents.
| 26 Jun 2015
The replacement for the Cadillac SRX has been photographed in production form. Could this be the most convincing vehicle yet for the brand's sometimes overly edgy design?
| 22 Oct 2014
Sometimes the answer to "Why?" can be answered "Just because..." As in this video made by Lexus Poland as part of its launch of the NX mid-size SUV line.
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