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Brands related to this company: Daihatsu, Lexus, Scion, Toyota

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Toyota doubles Prius PHV range

9 February 2017

And so, round two of Prius plug-in, a much improved, longer range, more distinctive, fully redesigned model dripping with new technology and yet I'm left with a tinge of disappointment - still would not be able to do the 42-mile round trip to the office without a recharge, something no PHV I've tried to date can manage.


AI and the future automotive experience

12 January 2017

The recent CES included a number of innovations and concepts pitched at the emerging world of autonomous drive. However, we also heard of new concepts that utilise artificial intelligence (AI) as part of the vision of the autonomous future.


Did CES trump Detroit for future vision?

9 January 2017

As the Detroit International Auto Show opens its doors this week you could argue that the year’s most significant industry event has already taken place around 1,700 miles south west - in Las Vegas.


Toyota launches C-HR for Europe sales boost

15 December 2016

Toyota is hoping that its new C-HR crossover will bring an incremental sales boost of around 100,000 units a year in Europe. The ambitious target equates to an 11% segment share and reflects the company's assessment that the tech-heavy car will straddle market segments and attract new buyers from premium brands as well as mainstream ones.

Latest interviews


Toyota UK's Tony Walker eyes Burnaston growth

21 July 2015

With two recently revised models launching on the European market, Toyota is upbeat over prospects for the plant that makes them at Burnaston, in the UK. Dave Leggett caught up with Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK Deputy Managing Director Tony Walker for an update on UK manufacturing operations.


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?


INTERVIEW: Dr Sae-Hoon Kim, Hyundai fuel cell R&D

5 November 2014

The Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster which followed the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 might inadvertently provide a foot in the door for sales of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles to take off, believes the man in charge of Hyundai-Kia's FCEV research and development, Dr Sae-Hoon Kim.


Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud

28 July 2014

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.

Latest news


Toyota/Shell to add fuel cell stations in Calif.

21 February 2017

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has posted a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) outlining subsidies to support hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in California.


Geneva show debuts list - SsangYong & TME concepts

20 February 2017

The i-TRIL concept, a one-plus-two seats electric city car, will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, Toyota Motor Europe has announced. SsangYong will also have a concept at the show: a 4.7m long seven-seat SUV.


just-auto Plus only Kobe to mass produce hot stamping sheet for Prius

17 February 2017

Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that it has developed a hot stamping steel sheet (1470 MPa class after hardening) with outstanding productivity during press operations. Receiving an order from Toyota Motor Corporation, Kobe Steel is mass producing the steel, which...


Toyota chops UK Prius PHV price

16 February 2017

Ahead of the 1 March on sale date, Toyota has chopped the UK prices of its Prius PHV from GBP34,895 for the 'entry level' Business Edition Plus to GBP31,695 with a clever optional (and extra GBP1,500) solar panel sunroof available only for that version.


just-auto Plus only NSG supplies rear window glass for Prius PHV

16 February 2017

NSG Group announced that its rear window glass has been selected by Toyota Motor Corporation for the new Prius PHV (plug-in hybrid) which was launched on 15 February 2017. Made possible by NSG Group’s mold design utilising the simulation technology...


Toyota chairman sees PHVs catching on faster

15 February 2017

Toyota Motor chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, who led the development of the Prius, expects the latest plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) will catch on with consumers far more rapidly than the original Prius did.


Toyota recalls all Mirai FCVs sold to date

15 February 2017

Toyota Motor has said it was recalling all of the approximately 2,800 zero-emission Mirai cars on the road due to problems with the output voltage generated by their fuel cell system.


Toyota sells 10m hybrid vehicles globally

14 February 2017

Toyota has announced that it has achieved more than 10m cumulative units of hybrid vehicle (HV) sales, including plug-in hybrids, as of 31 January The latest milestone was achieved just nine months after total sales reached 9m units at the end of April 2016.


Toyota boosts US truck and SUV capacity

13 February 2017

Spending on boosting US pickup truck and SUV production capacity should help narrow the gap with the US auto industry average for bigger vehicles increasingly popular with American consumers, a top Toyota executive said recently.


Toyota and Suzuki progress partnership

6 February 2017

Toyota and Suzuki say they have concluded a memorandum on beginning 'concrete examinations for business partnership'.


Toyota raises profit outlook on weaker yen

6 February 2017

Toyota has raised its full-year profit outlook on the back of a weaker yen and projected higher sales.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor Corporation makes executive changes

6 February 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces the following executive change to take effect on 1 April 2017. Shigeru Hayakawa Current post - senior managing officer, member of the board of directors New position - vice chairman of the board of directors


Toyota Kirloskar global sales surge 22% in January

2 February 2017

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) achieved 21% growth year on year in domestic sales and 22% overall in January 2017. Toyota's Indian operation sold 10,336 units locally and exported 916 Etios series models last month.


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 Tesla and BMW EVs fail to earn IIHS rating

1 February 2017

Two all-electric vehicles fall short of meeting the Institute's awards criteria, but consumers who want to minimise gas consumption while also prioritising safety can choose from two plug-in hybrids that earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award. The two...


Toyota Australia announces Altona closure date

31 January 2017

Toyota Australia has announced that Tuesday 3 October 2017 will be its final day of vehicle production at its Altona manufacturing plant.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Thailand sales down 7.9% in 2016

31 January 2017

Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT) officially announces its sales result for CY 2016 and forecast for CY 2017 at the company's Annual Press Conference. TMT has stated that CY 2016 was one of the toughest years for the automotive industry in Thailand. Despite the...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor announces personnel changes

31 January 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation makes the following personnel changes at the sub-executive managerial level effective 1 February 2017. Masaki Hosoe Current position - TME-Japan, Europe Region (project general manager) New position - Temporary external...


VW beats Toyota as global volume leader in 2016

30 January 2017

Volkswagen Group has edged Toyota to claim top spot in global vehicle sales in 2016


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...


Toyota adds 400 jobs to boost Princeton capacity

24 January 2017

Toyota said on Tuesday it would add 400 jobs at its Princeton, Indiana, vehicle assembly plant as part of a US$600m spend to meet "strong and growing demand" for the Highlander midsize SUV and modernise the entire factory.


Toyota confirms Brazil engine production expansion

24 January 2017

Starting in the second half of 2019, Toyota Brazil will add Corolla engine production at its Porto Feliz plant, in São Paulo state.


Toyota 'thankful' for US VP Pence

24 January 2017

Toyota Motor's president Akio Toyoda is 'thankful and encouraged" that the new US president Donald Trump has Mike Pence as his vice president, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.


Toyota builds 2m in North America again

20 January 2017

Toyota announced on the eve of the US presidential inauguration it had booked another record year of North American vehicle production with 2,124,608 vehicles leaving its North American vehicle assembly plants. Volume was up 4.4% year on year.


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...


Toyota reacts calmly to May’s Brexit plan

19 January 2017

Toyota has said it will continue to make cars in the UK despite the UK prime minister Theresa May's plan for Britain to leave the European Union’s single market, a move which could potentially increase trade costs between the UK and EU.


Carmakers join 'hydrogen council' at Davos

18 January 2017

Carmakers Daimler, Hyundai, BMW, Honda and Toyota are among corporate giants - comprising energy, engineering and automotive firms - backing a new global initiative to promote hydrogen technologies.


Toyota to establish hydrogen-based society in UAE

17 January 2017

Toyota has agreed to collaborate with Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Air Liquide, and Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors in a joint research program to explore the potential of hydrogen energy use in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon society.


just-auto Plus only MG GS/Toyota Avensis earn ANCAP safety ratings

17 January 2017

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), Australasia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate, on 17 January 2017 published safety ratings for the MG GS medium SUV and Toyota Avensis wagon. The latest offering from the Chinese MG...

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Toyota/Shell to add fuel cell stations in Calif.

21 February 2017

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has posted a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) outlining sub...


Geneva show debuts list - SsangYong & TME concepts

20 February 2017

The i-TRIL concept, a one-plus-two seats electric city car, will make its world debut at the Gene...


just-auto Plus only Kobe to mass produce hot stamping sheet for Prius

17 February 2017

Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that it has developed a hot stamping steel sheet (1470 MPa class after...


Toyota chops UK Prius PHV price

16 February 2017

Ahead of the 1 March on sale date, Toyota has chopped the UK prices of its Prius PHV from GBP34,8...


just-auto Plus only NSG supplies rear window glass for Prius PHV

16 February 2017

NSG Group announced that its rear window glass has been selected by Toyota Motor Corporation for...


Toyota chairman sees PHVs catching on faster

15 February 2017

Toyota Motor chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, who led the development of the Prius, expects the lates...



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