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THE WEEK THAT WAS - Connecting cars in Canada

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...

Integrated Canadian test cells impress OEMs

It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recentl...

Finally, an intelligent conversation with a car

Graeme Roberts | 18 Nov 2015

Ever had a conversation like this with a car?

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Ups and downs

Graeme Roberts | 6 Nov 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, this week Matthew Beecham talked with Detlef Jürss, group vice president and general manager Seating Components, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating. Well worth a look if you haven't enjoyed yet. He's also talked to Schaeffler about smarter repairs.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Toyota Avensis, powered by BMW

Glenn Brooks | 2 Nov 2015

It’s a conundrum for Toyota Motor Europe - how to justify staying in the declining D segment? Volkswagen, Opel-Vauxhall and Ford leverage their rival models across global markets and/or multiple brands but the Avensis is more or less a Europe-only car.

TWTW: VW admits size isn’t everything

Dave Leggett | 30 Oct 2015

Volkswagen Group stayed very much in the news this week. The company posted a set of results that were dragged down by provision made for costs associated with ‘dieselgate’. I suspect it won’t be the last set of disappointing results to come out of Wolfsburg.

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.

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

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

Toyota again outsells VW in October

Graeme Roberts | 27 Nov 2015

Toyota Motor outsold Volkswagen for the fourth consecutive month in October to remain the world's top selling automaker year to date, after sales at the German automaker suffered following the diesel emissions scandal.

Toyota u-turns on Takata inflators in Japan

Graeme Roberts | 26 Nov 2015

Toyota Motor has said it would replace Takata airbag inflators in 1.6m cars in Japan that had previously been recalled after concluding that they may still be unsafe.

New Argentine Hilux threatens Chevy's S10

Fernando Calmon | 23 Nov 2015

Toyota's South American specification redesigned Hilux medium-size pick-up truck poses a serious threat to Chevrolet's evergreen S10 after the Japanese model's first full rework since 2005.

Yokohama India eyes OEM supply from local factory

Graeme Roberts | 23 Nov 2015

With only a tiny slice of the replacement market and no local manufacturing for OEM supply, Yokohama nonetheless has ambitious plans for its year-old Indian plant in Ballabhgarh, Haryana state.

More RAVs replacing Toyota Corolla in Canada

Graeme Roberts | 11 Nov 2015

Toyota has announced it will produce the RAV4 sport utility vehicle, including its hybrid version, at its plant in Cambridge, Ontario, beginning in 2019.

Australian vehicle sales still rising

Graeme Roberts | 10 Nov 2015

New car sales in Australia were strong again last month, with volume up 3.4% year on year to 94,321 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles.

New Zealand new vehicle sales set October records

Graeme Roberts | 10 Nov 2015

A year on year increase of 5% last month took New Zealand sales to a record October tally of 12,684 units. Year to date sales rose 5.5% to 112,217 new vehicles.

Vietnam sales rise 44% in October, 58% YTD

Tony Pugliese | 10 Nov 2015

Vietnam’s new vehicle market continued to expand rapidly in October, with deliveries to dealers rising by 44% to 19,181 units from 13,324 units a year earlier according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.

Toyota to spend $1bn on artificial intelligence

Graeme Roberts | 9 Nov 2015

Toyota Motor will establish Research Institute (TRI) as an R&D unit focused initially on artificial intelligence and robotics. It will be based in Silicon Valley near Stanford University in Palo Alto, California with a second facility near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The new company will begin operations in January 2016.

Toyota nixes Takata ammonium nitrate inflators

Graeme Roberts | 6 Nov 2015

Toyota Motor won't buy Takata air bag inflators which use ammonium nitrate as a propellant but will consider buying other types if they are confirmed safe, the automaker's president Akio Toyoda said on Friday.

Toyota posts record H1 net income

Dave Leggett | 5 Nov 2015

Toyota has posted fiscal first half (six months ended September 30) net income up 11.6% to a record 1.2581 trillion in results boosted by the weak yen.

Denso develops products used in Toyota's New Prius

Dave Leggett | 29 Oct 2015

Denso says it is helping Toyota Motor make its next generation Prius safer, more fuel efficient and greener for the environment. Denso has worked with Toyota to develop new hybrid, sensing and thermal technologies that help improve the safety, comfort and environmental performance of Toyota's new Prius, which launches in Japan in December and in other regions around the world early 2016.

TOKYO SHOW: Toyota sticks up for diesel

Dave Leggett | 28 Oct 2015

Although Toyota’s hybrid technology leaves it well placed to be a beneficiary if major markets turn against diesel in the wake of the current furore linked to engine testing regimes and VW dieselgate, the company has expressed some support for diesel technology.

Toyota takes back global number one spot from VW

Dave Leggett | 26 Oct 2015

Toyota has announced that it sold 7.498m vehicles in the year so far to the end of September, just ahead of the 7.43m figure that VW has reported.

Honda to market self-driving car by 2020

Tony Pugliese | 23 Oct 2015

Honda Motor has announced plans to have a 'self-driving' car on sale by 2020 as it challenges domestic rivals Toyota and Nissan and other automakers in the race for next-generation technology. The company’s statement, ahead of next week’s Tokyo motor show, is a further indication of the growing momentum behind autonomous and assisted-driving technology.

Japan sales slump again in September

Tony Pugliese | 23 Oct 2015

New vehicle sales in Japan continued to fall in September, by 7.6% to 479,375 units from 518,772 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).

Toyota announces another huge window switch recall

Graeme Roberts | 21 Oct 2015

Toyota Motor is to recall about 6.5m vehicles worldwide to fix electric window switches that could short circuit and cause a fire. It recalled 7.4m vehicles worldwide in 2012 to deal with a similar problem related to unevenly applied lubricant during manufacture.

Toyota Australia recalls 300,000 cars for switches

Graeme Roberts | 21 Oct 2015

Toyota Australia has announced a recall of around 300,000 models models as part of the global recall of 6.5m units announced on Wednesday.

Toyota Kentucky starts building Lexus ES 350

Graeme Roberts | 20 Oct 2015

Toyota's factory in Georgetown, Kentucky, has built its first ES350. It's the first time the model has been made outside Japan.

Toyota aims for 30K pa f-cell by 2020

Dave Leggett | 15 Oct 2015

Toyota has set itself a target of achieving annual global sales of over 30,000 fuel cell vehicles around 2020. In Japan, that would mean selling at least 1,000 fuel cell vehicles per month (well in excess of 10,000 per year).

Toyota updates Prius powertrain for 2016 redesign

Graeme Roberts | 14 Oct 2015

Toyota said it had made significant improvements to its new generation full hybrid powertrain in the redesigned 2016 Prius, reducing losses, redesigning and relocating key components and reducing weight. Extensive changes to the transaxle, engine and combined hybrid system, generate an expected 10% improvement in US market EPA estimated MPG on core models, with an Eco model that will achieve an even greater improvement.

Toyota targets factory CO2 emissions elimination

Graeme Roberts | 14 Oct 2015

Toyota Motor said on Wednesday it aimed to sell more than 30,000 fuel cell vehicles around or after 2020, and that it would use renewable energy and hydrogen-based production methods at its factories to completely eliminate CO2 emissions by 2050.

Latest blogs

Is this Toyota China's Nissan Leaf rival?

Graeme Roberts | 23 Oct 2015

News just in from China suggests a Toyota joint venture there - via a new China-only brand - is readying what might be a decent five door hatchback rival for Nissan's well-entrenched Leaf EV.

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.

Company research

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan)

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