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Jakarta Auto Show Report

The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in B...

ASEAN vehicle sales drop 16% in Q2 2015

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


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.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Toyota's FCV cometh

Graeme Roberts | 24 Jul 2015

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 well it might.


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.

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 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.


Thai vehicle sales fall 12% in July

Tony Pugliese | 26 Aug 2015

New vehicle sales in Thailand fell by 12.1% to 60,863 units in July, compared with 69,267 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries.


Toyota testing other suppliers' airbag inflators

Graeme Roberts | 25 Aug 2015

Toyota Motor on Tuesday confirmed it was testing airbag inflators made by Autoliv and Nippon Kayaku as possible alternatives to potentially lethal parts supplied by Takata, a media report said.


Lexus adding LX570 to domestic model line

Graeme Roberts | 25 Aug 2015

Toyota will start sales of its Lexus LX570 premium SUV in Japan from 14 September.


Auto investments offset sales and production gloom

Fernando Calmon | 24 Aug 2015

Production and sales results have been gloomy in Brazil all year but recent confirmation of four new auto investments provided some relief although all had been announced previously.


Toyota closed in Tianjin until 27 August

Graeme Roberts | 24 Aug 2015

Toyota Motor has said its operations near the Chinese port of Tianjin will remain shut at least to the end of Wedneday (26 August) due to safety concerns as fires continue to break out at the site of last week's deadly chemical explosions.


Toyota has no plans to acquire Kirloskar Group

Graeme Roberts | 24 Aug 2015

Toyota does not plan to acquire local partner Kirloskar Group, Indian media reports said.


Toyota to seek price cuts from suppliers

Dave Leggett | 20 Aug 2015

Reports in Japan say that, following a one-year pause, Toyota is to ask suppliers to cut prices as it seeks to improve its competitive position.


Sollers-Busan stops Prado SKD production

Simon Warburton | 18 Aug 2015

Toyota is confirming Sollers-Bussan has stopped SKD production of the Land Cruiser Prado in Vladivostok, Russia.


Toyota halts production at Tianjin plant

Dave Leggett | 18 Aug 2015

Toyota in China has said that it will stop production until at least Wednesday at two plants in northern China following last week's explosions and subsequent disruption in the port of Tianjin


Toyota launches new Avanza in Indonesia

Tony Pugliese | 18 Aug 2015

Toyota Motor's Indonesian distributor, Toyota Astra Motor, started selling the new version of its best-selling Avanza model this week, ahead of next week's Indonesian International Auto Show.


Toyota reports injuries, disruption from Tianjin

Dave Leggett | 18 Aug 2015

Toyota confirmed on Monday that more than 50 employees were injured in the huge explosions that destroyed part of the Tianjin port in China last week.


Indonesian vehicle sales plunge 40% in July

Tony Pugliese | 17 Aug 2015

Indonesia's new vehicle market deteriorated sharply in July, with deliveries to dealers estimated to have fallen by almost 40% to 55,100 units from 91,400 units in the same month of last year, based on data released by industry association Gaikindo.


Toyota launches new Avanza in Indonesia

Tony Pugliese | 13 Aug 2015

Toyota Motor's Indonesian distributor, Toyota Astra Motor, began selling the new version of its best-selling Avanza model this week, ahead of next week's Indonesian International Auto Show.


Toyota drops Denso as navigation systems supplier

Dave Leggett | 12 Aug 2015

According to a Nikkei report, Toyota will cut Denso from its list of navigation system suppliers amid weakening demand for the devices.


Toyota India to sell parts online

Dave Leggett | 12 Aug 2015

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) plans to sell spare parts online, as part of its initiative to improve customer satisfaction.


First Toyota Mirai fuel cell models arrive in EU

Dave Leggett | 12 Aug 2015

The first Toyota Mirai fuel cell models have arrived in the Europe. The first five Mirai cars were unloaded in Bristol, UK and Zeebrugge, Belgium, respectively on 8 and 10 August.


Vietnam sales rise 58% in July, 65% YTD

Tony Pugliese | 7 Aug 2015

New vehicle sales in Vietnam continued to surge ahead in July, with deliveries jumping by 58% to 17,688 units from 11,183 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.


Toyota to 'enhance' Tianjin operations

Graeme Roberts | 6 Aug 2015

Toyota will reorganise its operations in Tianjin, China by improving and automating some processes on existing production lines, while also establishing a new line.


SUVs continue on a roll down under

Graeme Roberts | 6 Aug 2015

Australians continued their love affair with the versatile SUV last month with 13.4% more sold than in July 2014.


Politicians urge PMs summit to ease Calais chaos

Simon Warburton | 5 Aug 2015

Potential French Presidential candidate, Xavier Bertrand has waded into the current Calais impasse threatening to seriously disrupt the UK automotive supply chain, with a call for a heads of government summit.


Commercial vehicle sales rise ends in NZ

Graeme Roberts | 5 Aug 2015

Rising sales of new commercial vehicles are leveling off and New Zealand's Motor Industry Association has lowered its expectation of breaching the 130,000-unit mark this calendar year.

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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