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Graeme Roberts | 4 Mar 2016

A fair number of interesting stories came out of Geneva this week. We learned, for example, that Jeep almost got yanked from the UK market in 2012. And has apparently been saved by the (Fiat-built) Renegade. Volkswagen's little diesel difficulty isn't worrying GM Europe - Opel's boss wants to increase the diesel mix as he also adds a little electrification to the bowl. Even better, after years of losses and not a little restructuring pain (RIP Bochum and Antwerp plants), breakeven is on the cards this year.

Matthew Beecham | 18 Jan 2016

Among those traditional automakers taking space at this year’s consumer electronics show (CES) – and stealing much of the limelight - were Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Hyundai-Kia and VW. Presentations from new names such as Faraday Future and potential disrupters Google and Apple gave the show an extra buzz. The accent was on personalisation of the driver experience via cloud connectivity, shared autonomous vehicles and even drone technology. In this month’s management briefing – the first of two parts – we draw on automakers’ plans for partial- and fully-autonomous cars to see what we can learn from it all. Our second part turns the spotlight on supplier ADAS innovations - from Autoliv to ZF TRW - that caught our eye in Vegas and Detroit over the past few weeks.

Graeme Roberts | 4 Dec 2015

The Volkswagen group 'emissions scandal' rumbled on this week as more skeletons were rattled out of closets. There's bound to be a few more when the automotive equivalent of the Spanish inquisition starts internally, following this week's report that "around 50" employees have come forward just ahead of the deadline to testify in the group's internal investigation into the emissions controls cheating scandal. Employees had been given until Monday to come forward to testify without fear of repercussions - on the part of VW.

Graeme Roberts | 27 Nov 2015

I'm not long back from a fascinating week in Ontario, home to all of Canada's car assembly plants, major suppliers such as Magna and Linamar and a bunch of clever companies and academic boffins all working in what we might term the connected and automated car space.

Latest Interviews

Dave Leggett | 21 Jul 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.

Roger Stansfield | 5 Nov 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.

Latest News

Dave Leggett | 26 May 2016

Toyota has provided more detail on plans to reorganise its Malaysian manufacturing footprint and add a new passenger vehicle manufacturing plant.

Graeme Roberts | 25 May 2016

Potential collaboration between Toyota Motor Corporation and Uber could include lease deals where Uber income offsets vehicle lease payments, according to a memorandum of understanding between automaker and ride share platform.

Graeme Roberts | 24 May 2016

Toyota Motor has said it would recall almost 1.6m additional US vehicles for front passenger side Takata air bag inflators that could rupture.

Graeme Roberts | 23 May 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries, which will officially change its name to Subaru Corporation on 1 April, 2017, as part of a plan to increase the recognition of the Subaru brand, will deepen the product development partnership forged with fellow Japanese automaker Toyota Motor, Fuji president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga said in a recent interview with The Nikkei.

Graeme Roberts | 23 May 2016

Toyota plans to move away from using low-cost platforms in India, and switch to the new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) in upcoming models.

Graeme Roberts | 20 May 2016

Toyota Motor said cumulative global sales of its hybrid vehicles reached 9.014m units on 30 April 2016, surpassing the 9m unit mark. This latest million-unit milestone was achieved in just nine months.

Dave Leggett | 19 May 2016

Toyota has temporarily halted production at its San Antonio pickup plant due to storm damage.

Tony Pugliese | 18 May 2016

Toyota Motor plans to build a second vehicle assembly plant in Malaysia to tap into growing regional demand, according to reports in Japan quoting company sources.

Simon Warburton | 11 May 2016

Toyota do Brasil LTDA (TDB) has opened its new US$170m engine manufacturing facility in the city of Porto Feliz, creating 320 direct jobs.

Tony Pugliese | 3 May 2016

Toyota Motor aims to have all its domestic plants operational by the end of this week following supply chain disruption caused by the strong earthquakes in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures last month.

Dave Leggett | 22 Apr 2016

Toyota says that starting next month it will become the world's first automaker to use biohydrin, a newly-developed biosynthetic rubber product, in engine and drive system hoses.

Graeme Roberts | 15 Apr 2016

Toyota Motor and Honda Motor were among companies that suspended operations Friday after a powerful earthquake struck the Japanese island of Kyushu, damaging factories and supply chains.

Graeme Roberts | 15 Apr 2016

Toyota Motor Europe reported sales for the first quarter of 2016 of 241,600 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase of 5.1% from Q1 2015, in a European market still split between growth in the west and central Europe (+7.9%) and further decline in the east (-10%). Total market share for the group was 4.8%.

Dave Leggett | 14 Apr 2016

Toyota says it is in partnership with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) to establish a large connected car testing environment on public roads in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dave Leggett | 5 Apr 2016

Advics, a Japan-based supplier of braking systems to Toyota, is to raise capital in order to boost its production capacity.

Graeme Roberts | 22 Mar 2016

Toyota Motor Sales USA announced at the New York motor show on Tuesday its Lexus Safety System + and Toyota Safety Sense packages, anchored by automatic emergency braking (AEB), will be standard on almost every new vehicle sold in the US by the end of 2017.

Graeme Roberts | 17 Mar 2016

US vehicle safety regulators announced on Thursday (17 March) 20 automakers have agreed to make automatic emergency braking standard on nearly all US vehicles by 2022, a move that could prevent thousands of rear-end crashes annually.

Dave Leggett | 8 Mar 2016

Toyota says it has successfully completed a major new expansion of its production facility in Zárate, Argentina, to add a thousand more jobs and embark on expanded regional sales of light trucks made at the plant.

Tony Pugliese | 8 Mar 2016

The new vehicle market in Vietnam continued to expand in February, by over 16% to 11,168 units from 9,604 units a year ago, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.

Dave Leggett | 8 Mar 2016

Toyota Motor has begun production at an engine plant in Indonesia.

Graeme Roberts | 7 Mar 2016

The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to update electrical safety requirements for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and 'mild hybrid' vehicles.

Graeme Roberts | 3 Mar 2016

Australians bought 96,443 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles in February 2016, just over 6,000 (or 6.7% more) than in February 2015. The strong start to the year has seen new car sales increase 4.8% year-to-date.

Latest blogs

Graeme Roberts | 19 Apr 2016

According to Toyota GB, the first Mirai in the UK to be booked in for a routine service gave technicians at a north west London dealership the opportunity to put their specialist hydrogen fuel cell training into practice.

Graeme Roberts | 2 Mar 2016

With the rider I haven't seen one in the metal and the interior apparently is still to be revealed in Toyota's interminable drip-feed of pictures and concepts leading up to the 'production' reveal of the C-HR SUV in Geneva this week, I have one question - do the Calty stylists have children?

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Toyota Motor Corporation: From lean production to the new TNGA platform

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