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Matthew Beecham | 20 Apr 2016

While self-driving cars are not yet available to the public, more and more models across all segments now offer some form of advanced assistance to the driver. To get a sense for where we are along the road toward autonomous driving, here is a snapshot of the Toyota Prius and Volvo XC90.


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.

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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.

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Graeme Roberts | 23 Jun 2016

Poor results in a special study have prompted the US Insurance Institute of Highway Safety to consider instituting a passenger-side rating as part of its Top Safety Pick criteria.


Fernando Calmon | 21 Jun 2016

Toyota Brazil is relaunching the Prius hybrid to take advantage of new financial incentives introduced last year by the federal government and the two largest state capital cities. But it will not import the plug-in version - just launched in Japan - because the retail price would be too high.


Dave Leggett | 21 Jun 2016

Toyota is to spend US$1bn over the next five years on its US-based Toyota Research Institute (TRI), a high tech research lab that will focus on autonomous cars, artificial intelligence and robotics. Toyota’s move comes as competition to develop self-driving cars intensifies.


Graeme Roberts | 17 Jun 2016

Toyota plans to increase its presence aggressively in the plug-in hybrid vehicle segment when it launches the remodeled Prius PHV in Japan later this year and the Prius Prime equivalent in the US market.


Graeme Roberts | 16 Jun 2016

Toyota will spend PHP3.22bn pesos (US$70m) on its Philippines division to increase local production and qualify for a new tax incentive, according to a government statement cited by the Reuters news agency. Meanwhile, Mitsubishi has received the government green light for its plans for the country.


Graeme Roberts | 14 Jun 2016

AGC Asahi Glass (AGC) said it is supplying its UV-reducing Verre Premium Privashield glass to Toyota Motor for the Estima and Estima Hybrid miivans launched recently in Japan. They are claimed to be the first minivans with glass that reduces UV intrusion by 99%. 


Graeme Roberts | 9 Jun 2016

Multi-country automaker and law enforcement cooperation led recently to the interception of a large quantity of fake Toyota parts.


Graeme Roberts | 8 Jun 2016

After sales service determines dealership customer satisfaction and loyalty, according to the JD Power 2016 UK Customer Service Index (CSI) Study.


Graeme Roberts | 7 Jun 2016

Toyota claims the 7.75 megawatt solar power system planned for its new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas will be "the largest corporate office on-site solar installation among non-utility companies in the state".


Graeme Roberts | 6 Jun 2016

Toyota Motor is calling on the Thai government to provide a comprehensive package of incentives to help encourage sales and production of hybrid electric vehicles in the country.


Dave Leggett | 3 Jun 2016

Toyota has confirmed the restart of production following shortages resulting from the severe earthquakes that struck Japan's island of Kyushu on April 14.


Simon Warburton | 2 Jun 2016

Hydrogenics Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation technology and hydrogen fuel cell power, says it is the first customer in Belgium to take ownership of a Toyota Mirai.


Simon Warburton | 2 Jun 2016

Europe's Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), has revised its forecast for 2016 car registrations up from its initial January forecast of 2% growth. 


Dave Leggett | 1 Jun 2016

Toyota has resumed operations at production lines in Japan following suspension earlier this week after an explosion at an Aisin Seiki supplier facility that provides it with braking systems parts.


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.

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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