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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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Geneva show debuts list - Hyundai i30 Wagon

17 February 2017

The i30 estate will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, Hyundai has announced.


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...


Toyota chairman sees PHVs catching on faster

15 February 2017

Toyota Motor chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, who led the development of the Prius, expects the latest plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) will catch on with consumers far more rapidly than the original Prius did.


Toyota recalls all Mirai FCVs sold to date

15 February 2017

Toyota Motor has said it was recalling all of the approximately 2,800 zero-emission Mirai cars on the road due to problems with the output voltage generated by their fuel cell system.


Toyota sells 10m hybrid vehicles globally

14 February 2017

Toyota has announced that it has achieved more than 10m cumulative units of hybrid vehicle (HV) sales, including plug-in hybrids, as of 31 January The latest milestone was achieved just nine months after total sales reached 9m units at the end of April 2016.


Toyota boosts US truck and SUV capacity

13 February 2017

Spending on boosting US pickup truck and SUV production capacity should help narrow the gap with the US auto industry average for bigger vehicles increasingly popular with American consumers, a top Toyota executive said recently.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor Corporation makes executive changes

6 February 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces the following executive change to take effect on 1 April 2017. Shigeru Hayakawa Current post - senior managing officer, member of the board of directors New position - vice chairman of the board of directors


Toyota Kirloskar global sales surge 22% in January

2 February 2017

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) achieved 21% growth year on year in domestic sales and 22% overall in January 2017. Toyota's Indian operation sold 10,336 units locally and exported 916 Etios series models last month.


just-auto Plus only Tesla and BMW EVs fail to earn IIHS rating

1 February 2017

Two all-electric vehicles fall short of meeting the Institute's awards criteria, but consumers who want to minimise gas consumption while also prioritising safety can choose from two plug-in hybrids that earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award. The two...


Toyota Australia announces Altona closure date

31 January 2017

Toyota Australia has announced that Tuesday 3 October 2017 will be its final day of vehicle production at its Altona manufacturing plant.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Thailand sales down 7.9% in 2016

31 January 2017

Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT) officially announces its sales result for CY 2016 and forecast for CY 2017 at the company's Annual Press Conference. TMT has stated that CY 2016 was one of the toughest years for the automotive industry in Thailand. Despite the...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor announces personnel changes

31 January 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation makes the following personnel changes at the sub-executive managerial level effective 1 February 2017. Masaki Hosoe Current position - TME-Japan, Europe Region (project general manager) New position - Temporary external...


just-auto Plus only Toyota worldwide sales increase 0.2% in 2016

30 January 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for December 2016 and for CY2016, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. December 2016 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars:...


just-auto Plus only Toyota recalls Tundra models in the US

25 January 2017

Toyota Motor North America, announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 73,000 Model Year 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tundra vehicles in the US. The involved vehicles are equipped with resin rear step bumpers and resin reinforcement brackets...


Toyota adds 400 jobs to boost Princeton capacity

24 January 2017

Toyota said on Tuesday it would add 400 jobs at its Princeton, Indiana, vehicle assembly plant as part of a US$600m spend to meet "strong and growing demand" for the Highlander midsize SUV and modernise the entire factory.


Toyota confirms Brazil engine production expansion

24 January 2017

Starting in the second half of 2019, Toyota Brazil will add Corolla engine production at its Porto Feliz plant, in São Paulo state.


Toyota builds 2m in North America again

20 January 2017

Toyota announced on the eve of the US presidential inauguration it had booked another record year of North American vehicle production with 2,124,608 vehicles leaving its North American vehicle assembly plants. Volume was up 4.4% year on year.


just-auto Plus only Toyota North America production up 4.4% in 2016

20 January 2017

In 2016, Toyota achieved another record year of North American vehicle production with 2,124,608 vehicles built at its North American vehicle assembly plants. Production volume was up 4.4% over the previous year total of 2,035,028 vehicles. Toyota's...


Toyota to establish hydrogen-based society in UAE

17 January 2017

Toyota has agreed to collaborate with Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Air Liquide, and Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors in a joint research program to explore the potential of hydrogen energy use in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon society.


just-auto Plus only MG GS/Toyota Avensis earn ANCAP safety ratings

17 January 2017

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), Australasia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate, on 17 January 2017 published safety ratings for the MG GS medium SUV and Toyota Avensis wagon. The latest offering from the Chinese MG...


just-auto Plus only Toyota New Zealand announces record sales in 2016

13 January 2017

Toyota sold more vehicles in 2016 than ever before in its 50 year history in New Zealand. In a second consecutive record year for the motor industry, 26,753 Toyota's were sold by Toyota New Zealand's 68 dealers nationwide. "We'd like to...


Toyota plans 210-horse Yaris for Europe

12 January 2017

Rather than the redesign we were expecting (it's been around since 2011), Toyota will reveal a new high-performance Yaris model as part of a facelift for the full European range at the Geneva motor show (9 – 19 March), alongside a WRC version set to make its competition debut next week in the Monte Carlo Rally.


2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

11 January 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. The most important models this year were of course the ninth generation Toyota Camry, which will also be the first vehicle using the (TN)GA-K architecture to be manufactured in the US; and the updated Ford F-150 which gains fresh engines, including a diesel.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor Europe sales increased 4.7% in 2016

11 January 2017

Toyota Motor Europe on 6 January 2017 reported 2016 sales of 928,500 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase of +6% from 2015. Total market share for the group increased to 4.7%. Much of the growth came from the continued success of the industry’s...


Toyota to spend U$10bn in US in next five years

10 January 2017

Toyota Motor has outlined its investment plans for the US as it moved to stave off criticism from president-elect Donald Trump.


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor December 2016 sales up 29%

4 January 2017

In the month of December 2016, Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 14,093 units registering a growth of 29% when compared to the same month last year. Toyota sold 12,747 units in the domestic market in December 2016 making it the highest sale in December in...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 5.5% in November 2016

3 January 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for November 2016, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 248,014 units; change - 3.5%;...

Toyota news

Geneva show debuts list - Hyundai i30 Wagon

17 February 2017

The i30 estate will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, Hyundai has announced. Info...


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...


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 GBP34,8...


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...


Toyota chairman sees PHVs catching on faster

15 February 2017

Toyota Motor chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, who led the development of the Prius, expects the lates...


Toyota recalls all Mirai FCVs sold to date

15 February 2017

Toyota Motor has said it was recalling all of the approximately 2,800 zero-emission Mirai cars on...



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