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Toyota doubles Prius PHV range

9 February 2017

And so, round two of Prius plug-in, a much improved, longer range, more distinctive, fully redesigned model dripping with new technology and yet I'm left with a tinge of disappointment - still would not be able to do the 42-mile round trip to the office without a recharge, something no PHV I've tried to date can manage.


Did CES trump Detroit for future vision?

9 January 2017

As the Detroit International Auto Show opens its doors this week you could argue that the year’s most significant industry event has already taken place around 1,700 miles south west - in Las Vegas.


Toyota launches C-HR for Europe sales boost

15 December 2016

Toyota is hoping that its new C-HR crossover will bring an incremental sales boost of around 100,000 units a year in Europe. The ambitious target equates to an 11% segment share and reflects the company's assessment that the tech-heavy car will straddle market segments and attract new buyers from premium brands as well as mainstream ones.


Toyota's approach to developing environmental tech

6 December 2016

As fuel consumption regulations continue to strengthen in various countries, and as many automobile manufacturers advance their commercialisation of electric-powered vehicles, such as plug-in hybrids (PHVs) and electric vehicles (EVs), Toyota is working to further evolve conventional fossil-fuel-powered engines and transmissions. The reason, the automaker says: "To steadily promote reduction in CO2 emissions".

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Toyota UK's Tony Walker eyes Burnaston growth

21 July 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

5 November 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.


Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud

28 July 2014

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.


INTERVIEW: Toyota Yaris chief engineer Kanamori

2 June 2014

Such is the extent of the update, Toyota believes the mid-life changes for the Vitz/Yaris constitute it being more than just a facelift. The project's chief engineer Yoshihiko Kanamori explains.

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just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 16.1% in February 2017

29 March 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for February 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. February 2017 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 249,938 units;...


just-auto Plus only Toyota/NTT join over ICT R&D for connected cars

27 March 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation ("Toyota") and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation ("NTT") have agreed to collaborate on developing, verifying, and standardising technology in the connected car field, combining the automotive...


Brazil's 'Japan week' for new model launches

24 March 2017

It was unplanned, they say, but 'Japanese Week in Brazil' happened here anyway as three automakers launched new models: Honda's WR-V, the 2018 Toyota Corolla and Nissan's Frontier pickup truck.


just-auto Plus only Microsoft/Toyota inks new patent licensing deal

23 March 2017

Microsoft on 22 March 2017 announced a new patent licensing agreement with Toyota that includes broad coverage for connected car technologies. Today's agreement builds on Toyota and Microsoft's strong partnership, which includes their collaboration on...


New York show - Toyota extends Sienna lifecycle

22 March 2017

As expected, Toyota Motor Sales US, will give the facelifted Yaris its North American debut at the New York auto show. In a surprise development though, the Sienna is also facelifted for the 2018 model year. The big minivan, in production since January 2010, had been expected to instead be replaced.


just-auto Plus only Toyota New Zealand presents 2017 Highlander

20 March 2017

The Toyota Highlander, New Zealand’s ultimate family SUV, has had a premium make-over for 2017, with a modern, lean exterior that complements the dramatic powertrain and safety upgrades across the range. Visually, a new trapezoidal grille with silver...


just-auto Plus only TKM launches new Corolla Altis

16 March 2017

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on 15 March 2017 announced the launch of its premium and global sedan - The New Corolla Altis. The new Corolla builds on Toyota’s legendary Quality, Durability and Reliability with significantly enhanced quality in every...


Toyota appoints first local CEO in Asia

14 March 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announced this week it would appoint vice president-director Warih Andang Tjahjono to the position of president-director (CEO) of its local Indonesian subsidiary Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) in April.


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies tyres for new Toyota Vitz/Yaris

10 March 2017

The Yokohama Rubber, announced that it has begun supplying tyres to Toyota Motor Corporation as original equipment for the automaker’s all-new Vitz (for Japanese market)/Yaris (for other markets), which was launched on 12 January 2017. The new...


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


just-auto Plus only Toyota i-TRIL concept car makes its world debut

8 March 2017

Making its world debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show, and featuring Active Lean technology, the new i-TRIL concept represents a viable alternative to A and B segment cars, other EV products, public transport and motorcycles. Heralding a change in mindset...


just-auto Plus only Toyota develops advanced safety research vehicle

6 March 2017

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) on 3 March 2017 displayed its 2.0 generation advanced safety research vehicle at the company’s Prius Challenge event in Sonoma California. The all new test vehicle will be used to explore a full range of autonomous...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia sells 16,308 units in February

6 March 2017

Toyota recorded its strongest February sales in seven years with its upward momentum bucking the industry trend, according to the latest official figures. The market leader's growth came as its renowned Corolla and HiLux duo topped the industry as...


just-auto Plus only Toyota India sales grew 12% in February 2017

3 March 2017

In the month of February 2017, Toyota Kirloskar Motor registered 12% growth in its domestic sales when compared to its sale in February 2016. TKM sold a total of 11,543 units in the domestic market and exported 570 units of the Etios series in February 2017....


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales down 7.2% in February 2017

2 March 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported its US February 2017 sales of 174,339 vehicles, a decrease of 7.2% from February 2016 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in February 2017 compared to February 2016, sales were down 7.2% on a daily...


just-auto Plus only Toyota C-HR scores five ANCAP stars

2 March 2017

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), on 1 March 2017 awarded the new Toyota C-HR with the maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating coinciding with its launch onto the Australasian market this...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces safety ratings for six new car

2 March 2017

On 1 March 2017 Euro NCAP releases the results of six new cars. The Audi Q5, Land Rover Discovery and Toyota C-HR all get a top five-star safety rating; Citroën’s C3 gets four stars; and Fiat’s ageing 500 and Ford’s brand new Ka+ notched...


Toyota announces another, trimmer, structure

1 March 2017

Toyota has announced a restructure that includes a reduced number of top executives.


just-auto Plus only UMW Toyota Motor appoints new chairman/president

1 March 2017

In a corporate function held at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, UMW Toyota Motor Sdn. Bhd. (UMWT) treated its local guests as well as from Japan and Asia Pacific Region to usher in its new chairman and new president. At the function, Mr. Akio Takeyama, the deputy...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia recalls Corolla vehicles

1 March 2017

Toyota Australia has announced a recall of approximately 20,000 Corolla vehicles built in South Africa between September 2001 and October 2005. This recall is due to the front driver's air bag inflator having been assembled with propellant wafers that...


just-auto Plus only TMC makes executive and personnel changes

28 February 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) makes changes to executives' areas of responsibility, as well as personnel changes effective 1 March 2017. Changes to executives' areas of responsibility Hiroki Nakajima Current position: Managing officer,...


just-auto Plus only Panasonic HIT Photovoltaic Module used in Prius

28 February 2017

Panasonic Corporation announced that it has recently developed the "HIT Photovoltaic Module for Automobile", which was adopted for the new Prius PHV released in February 2017 by Toyota Motor Corporation (hereafter Toyota Motor). In addition,...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 3.3% in January 2017

27 February 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for January 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. January 2017 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 225,772 units;...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia presents new Coupe High Rider

23 February 2017

Toyota has brought excitement and driving pleasure to the SUV market with the launch of its radically styled C-HR, or Coupe High Rider. The new car stands out in the Toyota range and its segment with a coupe-like upper body, powerful underpinnings, engaging...


Toyota introduces new exhaust purifying catalyst

22 February 2017

Toyota has announced the commercial availability of a new, smaller catalyst that it says uses 20% less precious metal in approximately 20% less volume, while maintaining the same exhaust gas purification performance.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia presents upgraded Kluger

22 February 2017

Toyota has achieved a welcome engineering double for its seven-seat Kluger SUV range with the introduction of significant advances that deliver increased performance at the same time as better fuel economy. The upgraded Kluger also benefits from styling...


Toyota/Shell to add fuel cell stations in Calif.

21 February 2017

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has posted a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) outlining subsidies to support hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in California.


just-auto Plus only Kobe to mass produce hot stamping sheet for Prius

17 February 2017

Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that it has developed a hot stamping steel sheet (1470 MPa class after hardening) with outstanding productivity during press operations. Receiving an order from Toyota Motor Corporation, Kobe Steel is mass producing the steel, which...


Toyota chops UK Prius PHV price

16 February 2017

Ahead of the 1 March on sale date, Toyota has chopped the UK prices of its Prius PHV from GBP34,895 for the 'entry level' Business Edition Plus to GBP31,695 with a clever optional (and extra GBP1,500) solar panel sunroof available only for that version.


just-auto Plus only NSG supplies rear window glass for Prius PHV

16 February 2017

NSG Group announced that its rear window glass has been selected by Toyota Motor Corporation for the new Prius PHV (plug-in hybrid) which was launched on 15 February 2017. Made possible by NSG Group’s mold design utilising the simulation technology...

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just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 16.1% in February 2017

29 March 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for Februar...


just-auto Plus only Toyota/NTT join over ICT R&D for connected cars

27 March 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation ("Toyota") and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (&qu...


Brazil's 'Japan week' for new model launches

24 March 2017

It was unplanned, they say, but 'Japanese Week in Brazil' happened here anyway as three automaker...


just-auto Plus only Microsoft/Toyota inks new patent licensing deal

23 March 2017

Microsoft on 22 March 2017 announced a new patent licensing agreement with Toyota that includes b...


New York show - Toyota extends Sienna lifecycle

22 March 2017

As expected, Toyota Motor Sales US, will give the facelifted Yaris its North American debut at th...


just-auto Plus only Toyota New Zealand presents 2017 Highlander

20 March 2017

The Toyota Highlander, New Zealand’s ultimate family SUV, has had a premium make-over for 2...



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