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September management briefing: Frankfurt review

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: BMW presser to remember

Frankfurt. Lots of new cars to read about. Lots of industry news to be told. So what did you ghouls read most? Natch, the report about the p...


Graeme Roberts | 11 Sep 2015

Lots happening in the autobiz this week and the excitement building as we head into Frankfurt show media week is palpable. Hence full pictures - at last - of Jaguar's F-Pace SUV, a story that attracted lots of attentions from just-auto readers this week.

Jakarta Auto Show Report

Tony Pugliese | 21 Aug 2015

The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in BSD, a new commercial centre some 30km west of central Jakarta. Tony Pugliese was there.

ASEAN vehicle sales drop 16% in Q2 2015

Tony Pugliese | 4 Aug 2015

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia's deteriorated significantly in the second quarter, according to data collected exclusively for just-auto by AsiaMotorBusiness.

ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

Glenn Brooks | 28 Jul 2015

Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas are one reason why some models are suddenly hugely popular, while others are fading rapidly.

Latest Interviews

Toyota UK's Tony Walker eyes Burnaston growth

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.

Q&A with Intelligent Energy

Matthew Beecham | 16 Jun 2015

The hydrogen fuel cell sector has caught the automotive limelight recently, notably Toyota's announcement of making thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents available on a royalty free basis. Does this mean affordable fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) could be on our driveways anytime soon? Matthew Beecham talked to James Batchelor of independent fuel cell specialist Intelligent Energy about the obstacles still to be overcome.

Latest News

Toyota starts testing automated driving

Graeme Roberts | 9 Oct 2015

Toyota has started road tests of its Highway Teammate concept, a vehicle equipped with automated driving functions that it hopes to put on sale in around five years’ time. As well as demonstrating the capabilities of next generation safety technologies, the vehicle also shows how the automaker sees the driver-car relationship evolving in the age of artificial intelligence.

Vietnam sales rise 49% in September, 61% YTD

Tony Pugliese | 9 Oct 2015

Vietnam’s new vehicle market continued to steam ahead in September, with the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association reporting a rise in deliveries to dealers of almost 49% year on year to 19,256 units compared with 12,948 units a year earlier. Sales in the first nine months of the year increased by close to 61% to 144,674 units, from 90,139 units previously, reflecting continued strong economic growth - driven by buoyant domestic consumption and manufacturing investment.

SUV demand continues to drive Oz September sales

Graeme Roberts | 6 Oct 2015

Sales of new motor vehicles in Australia in September continued the 2015 trend with growth up 6.8% year on year to 101,392 units. Year to date volume rose 3.6% to 862,832. 

Toyota wants highly autonomous cars by 2020

Dave Leggett | 6 Oct 2015

Toyota is aiming to bring to market cars with a high degree of autonomous control by 2020, a timescale that chimes with other OEMs' plans.

Falling Malaysian ringgit forces Toyota price hike

Graeme Roberts | 6 Oct 2015

As the Malyasian ringgit continued to depreciate, UMW Toyota announced it would increase the price of Toyota and Lexus vehicles effective January 2016. The increase varies between 4% to 16% across all models.

New Zealand vehicle sales set September record

Graeme Roberts | 5 Oct 2015

New passenger and commercial vehicle registrations in New Zealand in September rose 5% year on year to 12,474 units, a record for the month. Toyota remained the overall market leader with 19% market share followed by Ford (12%) and Holden (11%). Year to date Toyota, Holden, Ford, Mazda and Hyundai remained the top five brands overall.

Aisin Seiki, Toyota agree manual transmission deal

Graeme Roberts | 1 Oct 2015

Aisin Seiki, subsidiary, Aisin AI and Toyota have reached a further agreement regarding the consolidation of the development and production of manual transmissions under Aisin AI, which was agreed in principle in November 2014.

Updated Toyota Crown features direct injection

Graeme Roberts | 1 Oct 2015

Toyota's long-lived Crown enters its seventh decade with a major mid-lifecycle update adding a new direct-injection turbocharged engine, new colours, and claimed world-first 'ITS' safety package.

Toyota to end Chinese output of Prius

Dave Leggett | 29 Sep 2015

Toyota will stop building the Prius hybrid in China and switch to domestic production as part of efforts to raise efficiency, according to a Nikkei news agency report.


Glenn Brooks | 17 Sep 2015

Various world premieres were announced at the 2015 IAA Cars in Frankfurt am Main and we continued to update just-auto's global debuts list. Media preview days were 15 & 16 September.

Supplier doubles staff in a year

Graeme Roberts | 16 Sep 2015

A small UK automotive supplier of insulation materials to Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover, Honda and VW Group has doubled its staff since moving into new premises last year as part of a GBP6m expansion programme. Automotive Insulations (AI), part of the British owned Autins Group, has taken on around 80 staff over the past 12 months, both on the shop floor and in administrative positions to help meet growing demand from vehicle manufacturers.

Toyota UK manufacturing 'at full capacity'

Dave Leggett | 11 Sep 2015

Toyota's UK manufacturing operations are operating 'absolutely at full capacity' as Toyota ramps up for new models and higher demand from a recovering West European car market. Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK Deputy Managing Director Tony Walker has told just-auto that the company's Burnaston vehicle production plant – which makes the Auris and Avensis, both models recently revised – is planned to be working at full tilt (on the single line) through to January.

Rain cancels day shift at three Toyota factories

Graeme Roberts | 11 Sep 2015

Toyota said it had cancelled the day shift at three of its factories in north-eastern Japan due to heavy rains that, earlier on 11 September, burst the banks of a river in the city of Osaki, in Miyagi prefecture.

Toyota opens test drive centre in Thailand

Tony Pugliese | 10 Sep 2015

Toyota Motor opened a test drive centre in Thailand this week, designed to give potential customers a chance to test drive its cars in various on- and off-road conditions.

Toyota unveils fourth generation Prius

Graeme Roberts | 9 Sep 2015

Toyota has unveiled - in Las Vegas - a much sleeker looking, fourth generation Prius that looks more sedan-like than hatchback and clearly draws styling cues from the automaker's current halo technology model, the fuel cell Mirai. The introduction of the 4G "Prius marks a further advance in the history and achievements of Toyota’s hybrid power technology", the automaker claimed.

Toyota to collaborate with US universities on AI

Dave Leggett | 7 Sep 2015

Toyota is to invest US$50m over the next five years in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research in partnership with the US academic institutions MIT and Stanford University. Toyota says the research and development of intelligent vehicle and mobility technologies will get a major boost from the new collaboration.

Toyota to show off Mirai at Sydney hydrogen event

Graeme Roberts | 7 Sep 2015

Toyota's first commercially available fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, will be on show for the first time in Australia at the sixth World Hydrogen Technologies Convention in Sydney in early October. This, the automaker said, would be the first time a right-hand drive fuel cell vehicle was in Australia and it would "give the public a taste of the new technology that Toyota is introducing globally".

Labor Day shift hits US light vehicle sales

Bill Cawthon | 2 Sep 2015

Automakers were reminded of the impact the calendar can have on light vehicle sales here in the US. Labor Day - a key end-of-summer selling day - falls this year on the first Monday  (the 7th) in September. In August 2014, it fell on 1 September but was included in the August sales tally.

NZ 'new vehicle registrations still in high gear'

Graeme Roberts | 2 Sep 2015

The New Zealand new vehicle market continues to defy general economic indicators with sales in August up 10% year on year to 11,192 units "and delivering a steady 5% growth [to 87,105] for the year to date", according to John Manley, president of the local Motor Industry Association.

Toyota Europe updates Yaris again

Graeme Roberts | 28 Aug 2015

Toyota will launch a minor update of its European Yaris line at the Frankfurt show next month. Sales have risen from about 144,000 units in 2011 to an expected 200,000-plus in 2015 while its share of the B segment is up from 4.1% to an anticipated 6.6%.

Continental supplies Toyota sensor module

Simon Warburton | 28 Aug 2015

Continental says it has supplied its integrated sensor module for Toyota’s safety system - 'Toyota Safety Sense C.'

Toyota restarts Tianjin site after port inferno

Simon Warburton | 27 Aug 2015

Toyota says it will gradually restart production at its Tianjin plant tomorrow (28 August) following the devastating explosion in the nearby port, which killed at least 121 people and destroyed a possible 10,000 cars.

Latest blogs

Are these pics of the next Prius authentic?

Glenn Brooks | 7 Jul 2015

If these images turn out to be the real deal, then Toyota's design department is getting even braver than usual. Taiwan-based Autonet has just published what appear to be shots of the next Prius and Prius PHEV.

If in doubt, recall?

Graeme Roberts | 13 Apr 2015

Ping goes the inbox and there's the weekly recall notification list from the US government's road safety regulator, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (or NHTSA or even 'Nit-sa' for short in the local vernacular).

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