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ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

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...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Toyota's FCV cometh

Toyota's GB's 50th birthday announcement it would launch the Mirai this September attracted a lot of interest on just-auto this week, as wel...


ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

Glenn Brooks | 16 Jul 2015

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up 47% in June, while multiple European brands are also enjoying high percentage gains.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Minding the shop

Graeme Roberts | 3 Jul 2015

This week it was, for once, my turn to stay back and mind the shop while colleagues scurried hither and yon to bring you news and interviews from a number of events here in Olde Engerland and Europe, all the while enduring 35C 'heatwaves', rail delays due to the 'wrong kind of heat', missed plane connections and the usual summer chaos.


Briefing: Active safety systems

Matthew Beecham | 25 Jun 2015

Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. Although the accent is on giving assistance to the driver rather than take control away, motorists are still wary about cars that supposedly drive themselves. While active intervention clearly holds many possibilities, it is also fraught with difficulty. Matthew Beecham considers the stage we have reached with three advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), rearview cameras, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems and head-up displays (HUDs) in cars. This second instalment considers AEB and HUDs.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Toyota Auris adds small engine

Dave Leggett | 24 Jun 2015

Toyota has added a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine to its revised Auris model. The company says the new four-cylinder direct injection unit delivers performance similar to that of a 1.6-litre engine but with lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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

France underlines State role in auto sector

Simon Warburton | 27 Jul 2015

Northern French regional authorities say they will continue to offer State support to automotive companies in the region as the area maintains its position as one of the sector's most influential employers.


Lexus puts China plant on backburner - report

Dave Leggett | 22 Jul 2015

Toyota has reportedly decided to ease off on its strategy to build sales in China with local manufacturing, according to a Reuters report.


Toyota puts pressure on suppliers

Dave Leggett | 22 Jul 2015

Reports in Japan say that Toyota is pressurising key suppliers to improve productivity and restructure where necessary to become more competitive.


Toyota and Hino to test fuel cell bus in Tokyo

Dave Leggett | 22 Jul 2015

Toyota and Hino are to test a jointly developed hydrogen fuel cell bus in Tokyo this month.


Toyota fuel cell Mirai coming to UK in September

Dave Leggett | 20 Jul 2015

Toyota will commence UK sales of its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell model in September.


Toyota Fortuner makes global debut

Graeme Roberts | 17 Jul 2015

Not a model familiar to NAFTA markets or most of Europe, but Toyota's redesigned Fortuner is a big deal in Asia-Pacific and many emerging markets and the seven seat 'family' SUV now will be sold in Australia.


Toyota recalls hybrids worldwide

Graeme Roberts | 17 Jul 2015

Toyota is recalling 625,000 hybrid vehicles globally due to a software flaw that can bring the vehicles to a sudden stop.


GKN Driveline starts Thailand AWD facility

Simon Warburton | 16 Jul 2015

GKN Driveline has opened its new AWD manufacturing facility in Thailand.


TME sells 451,000 cars in first half

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jul 2015

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) announced second quarter sales of 220,900 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, bringing the half year tally to 451,000 units and the group's market share to 4.6% for the six-month period.


NZ June sales rebound after flat May

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jul 2015

After a flat May, new vehicle sales in New Zealand bounced back in June to 13,030 units, setting a record for the month which was the fifth strongest on record.


China vehicle sales decline 2.3% in June

Tony Pugliese | 13 Jul 2015

New vehicle sales in China fell by 2.3% to 1,803,000 units in June, from 1,845,800 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


Toyota Philippines first to million mark

Chris Wright | 9 Jul 2015

Toyota has become the first carmaker to sell 1m units in the Philippines, a milestone reached after 26 years.


Julie Hamp to be released

Dave Leggett | 7 Jul 2015

Julie Hamp, Toyota's former head of corporate communications, who resigned following charges over the illegal importation to Japan of prescription drugs, is being released from police custody according to Japanese media reports.


Toyota plans Lexus introduction for India

Dave Leggett | 7 Jul 2015

Toyota is planning to introduce its Lexus premium brand to the Indian market by 2017, according to a Nikkei report.


BMW testing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Graeme Roberts | 3 Jul 2015

BMW will begin testing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles this month.


Lexus to revive SC nameplate in 2017 - report

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jul 2015

Toyota's Lexus reportedly plans to revive its SC nameplate with a new model in 2017.


Toyota, Nissan and Honda agree hydrogen deal

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jul 2015

Toyota, Nissan and Honda have agreed key details of a new joint project to develop hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in Japan.


Toyota Mirai good for 312 miles on hydrogen fill

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jul 2015

Toyota's Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle has achieved 67 miles per (US) gallon in official federal test combined city/highway driving calculations with an estimated driving range of 312 miles on a single tank – a distance the automaker said was longer than for any other zero emissions car on sale.


Arrested Toyota executive quits

Graeme Roberts | 1 Jul 2015

Toyota announced on Wednesday (1 July) that Julie Hamp, named only last March as the automaker's first female managing officer, had resigned following her arrest last month on suspicion of illegally importing the painkiller oxycodone into Japan.


Auto industry gears up for intelligent mobility

Dave Leggett | 30 Jun 2015

According to global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan (F&S) the automotive sector gears up to the challenge presented by the emergence of new business models in the transportation sector.


New diesel with 'Thermo Swing Wall Insulation'

Chris Wright | 30 Jun 2015

Toyota’s new 2.8-litre D-4D turbodiesel engine, launching in Europe in the Land Cruiser this summer, has a new design and technology to achieve much higher fuel efficiency, lower emissions and quieter operation.


Toyota/BMW sportscar JV progressing to plan

Chris Wright | 30 Jun 2015

Plans for a new sports car developed jointly by BMW and Toyota, using common underpinnings of major components, are on track, the German carmaker has told media outlets.

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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