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

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ANALYSIS - 2017 Lexus IS 300h

21 April 2017

The IS hybrid is one of those cars you don't often see, especially in the UK, which is a pity, as the IS 300h deserves to be far more popular than it is.


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.

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.

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Toyota really redesigns 2018 Camry

21 June 2017

Toyota has completely redesigned the Camry, the best-selling car in America for the past 15 years, on sale in the US late summer. The eighth generation model is built on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture platform and changes include new engines and transmissions. Unlike previous generations, little is carried over to the new model.


Toyota finance arm and insurer invest in mobility

19 June 2017

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and its insurance partner announced they had "made a significant investment" in the Finnish company MaaS Global.


Toyota would consider M&A for new tech

14 June 2017

Toyota President Akio Toyoda has told Reuters that the company may consider mergers or acquisitions in order to procure advanced new automotive technologies such as those associated with autonomous driving.


Automakers slow on standardising AEB

9 June 2017

Automakers are moving slowly on widespread fitment of crash prevention technology that regulators say could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries every year, a media report said.


Toyota sells all Tesla stake

6 June 2017

Toyota has sold all of its shares in Tesla as it shapes up to rival Elon Musk's electric car start-up.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia sales surge 15.6% in May 2017

5 June 2017

Market leader Toyota has recorded its best May sales in five years, delivering almost 20,000 new vehicles to its Australian customers last month. Toyota's tally of 19,876 new-vehicle sales represented the company's most successful May since 2012 and...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia expands its safety research

5 June 2017

Toyota has committed US$35m (approx. A$47m) for a comprehensive new program that will expand research into safety challenges and opportunities related to autonomous and connected vehicles. The new investment in the company's ground-breaking...


'Automotive Grade Linux' to debut on Toyota Camry

2 June 2017

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for the connected car, has announced that Toyota has adopted the AGL platform for Toyota’s next-generation infotainment system. The 2018 Toyota Camry will be the first Toyota vehicle on the market with the AGL-based system in the United States.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales down 0.5% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported its US, May 2017 sales of 218,248 units, a decrease of 0.5% from May 2016 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in May 2017 compared to May 2016, sales were down 4.5% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls 2016-17 Tacoma vehicles

2 June 2017

Toyota Motor North America, announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2016 and 2017 V6 engine Toyota Tacoma vehicles in the US. Approximately 32,000 vehicles are involved.   The V6 engine crankshaft timing rotor in the...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor sells 12,339 units in May

2 June 2017

In the month of May 2017, Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10,914 units in the domestic market and exported 1,425 units of the Etios series in May 2017 clocking a total of 12,339. The company had sold 12,614 units in the domestic market and exported 990...


Toyota launches 'CSRC Next' research project

1 June 2017

Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Centre (CSRC) says it has formally launched 'the next phase of its research mission, celebrating the successful conclusion of its first five years of auto safety research'.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 5.7% in April 2017

30 May 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for April 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 222,927 units; YoY change - 23.7%;...


Toyota explores 'blockchain' for driverless cars

23 May 2017

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has announced that it is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology for use in the development of a new mobility ecosystem that could accelerate development of autonomous driving technology.


Lexus starts on hand crafted Europe export LC

22 May 2017

The first of Toyota's new Lexus LC luxury coupes for UK and Europe export went into production today (22 May) on an exclusive new assembly line in Japan.


Four automakers announce Takata settlements in US

22 May 2017

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota have announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Takata multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the United States.


Toyota hails Japan hydrogen stations agreement

19 May 2017

Toyota has announced that eleven companies in Japan have agreed to collaborate on the 'large-scale' construction of hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) across the country.


Toyota dips toes with funding for 'flying car'

16 May 2017

Toyota has decided to assist with the finance of a flying car project in Japan, according to a Nikkei report.


Hino expands Toyota parts output in Arkansas

12 May 2017

Hino Motors Manufacturing USA has officially started production of Toyota Tacoma rear axles and front knuckle assemblies in Arkansas.


NVIDIA collaborating with Toyota on AI

11 May 2017

NVIDIA has announced it is collaborating with Toyota to deliver artificial intelligence hardware and software technologies that will enhance the capabilities of autonomous driving systems planned for market introduction within the next few years.


Toyota takes currency hit to operating income

10 May 2017

After posting a 30% decline to operating income in the fiscal year ended March 31, Toyota is forecasting a further 20% decline in the current fiscal year.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls 2016-2017 Tacoma vehicles

9 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V285000 Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing Components: Power Train Potential number of units affected: 227,732 Summary Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016-2017...


just-auto Plus only Toyota launches new Innova Touring Sport in India

5 May 2017

Toyota Kirloskar Motor on 4 May 2017 announced the launch of all new Innova Touring Sport - a dynamic and sporty offering, for the first time from the brand Innova. As an MPV with a SUV-like styling, the new Innova Touring Sport is a blend of dynamic exterior...


just-auto Plus only Toyota opens its expanded R&D centre in Michigan

5 May 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) celebrated the 40th anniversary of its North American research and development operations alongside an important milestone today, as the company officially opened its expanded Toyota Motor North American Research &...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales down 4.4% in April 2017

4 May 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported its US April 2017 sales of 201,926 units, a decrease of 4.4% from April 2016 on a volume basis. With one less selling day in April 2017 compared to April 2016, sales were down 0.7% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


Ricardo joins Toyota on Project Portal

3 May 2017

Ricardo says it is working with Toyota on a high profile fuel cell demonstration project in the US.


just-auto Plus only TKM India sales grows 52% in April 2017

3 May 2017

In the month of April 2017, Toyota Kirloskar Motor posts a robust growth of 52% in its domestic sales when compared to its sale in April 2016. TKM sold a total of 12,948 units in the domestic market and exported 1,109 units of the Etios series in April 2017....


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia sales up 4% in April 2017

3 May 2017

Toyota's HiLux has reinforced its popularity as Australia's best-selling vehicle with a strong market-leading sales performance in the holiday month of April. HiLux returned its best April sales figures in five years with the reigning sales champion...


Japanese overseas vehicle output up 6% in 2016/7

2 May 2017

Japanese light vehicle manufacturers produced a combined 19,115,573 vehicles overseas in the last fiscal year ending 31 March 2017 - a 5.8% increase year on year, according to reports in Japan citing industry sources.


just-auto Plus only Toyota North America selects HERE infotainment sys

2 May 2017

Select Toyota models shipping in the US and Canada this year are fitted with in-dash infotainment systems powered by map data from HERE Technologies. HERE’s selection by Toyota extends a long-running partnership between the companies and ensures...

Toyota Group news

Toyota really redesigns 2018 Camry

21 June 2017

Toyota has completely redesigned the Camry, the best-selling car in America for the past 15 years...


Toyota finance arm and insurer invest in mobility

19 June 2017

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and its insurance partner announced they had "made a signifi...


Toyota would consider M&A for new tech

14 June 2017

Toyota President Akio Toyoda has told Reuters that the company may consider mergers or acquisitio...


Automakers slow on standardising AEB

9 June 2017

Automakers are moving slowly on widespread fitment of crash prevention technology that regulators...


Toyota sells all Tesla stake

6 June 2017

Toyota has sold all of its shares in Tesla as it shapes up to rival Elon Musk's electric car...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia sales surge 15.6% in May 2017

5 June 2017

Market leader Toyota has recorded its best May sales in five years, delivering almost 20,000 new...



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