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Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.


Drilling down into Toyota's latest hybrid tech

15 September 2016

We recently reviewed the latest, fourth generation Toyota Prius. Now, Graeme Roberts looks at Toyota's hybrid sales success and some of the new technology in the first car built on the automaker's New Global Architecture platform.


Toyota's future model plans and platforms

24 August 2016

The imminent end of North America's 2016 model year sees Toyota winding up Scion division but retaining certain models and changing their brand. In China, in Europe, in Japan and elsewhere, the Toyota model range is also being expanded. This first of a two-part analysis examines current and future models, with a report on Lexus to follow.


Automotive interior design and technology

3 August 2016

For some time, we have seen cockpit designers working on ways in which to display more information yet make the dash appear less complex. The general approach is to ensure that only the most essential information is displayed while remaining features are available in the background or brought up at will. But the increasing fitment of multimedia and connectivity systems suggest that this part of the interior is still in its infancy in terms of development. This month’s research snapshot is of the Volvo XC60 and Toyota Auris, taking a closer look at the interior design and technology that gives each a distinctive feel and style.

Latest interviews


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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Toyota West Virginia plant gets $400m spend

23 September 2016

Toyota has marked 20 years of West Virginia plant production with the announcement of a US$400m spend at the powertrain factory.


Toyota US recalls 2016 Prius to replace air bag

16 September 2016

Toyota Motor North America is recalling around 7,600 model year 2016 Prius bybrids in the US to replace an airbag.


just-auto Plus only TRI expands its research/engineering capabilities

16 September 2016

Toyota Research Institute (TRI), on 15 September, 2016, announced that it will join forces with the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) and its newly-formed for profit subsidiary Open Source Robotics Corporation (OSRC) to expand the development of both open...


Toyota Argentina eyes new markets as Brazil tanks

15 September 2016

Toyota Argentina has been targeting new markets in south and central America to keep production up as demand for cars from recession-ridden Brazil plummets, a company executive told Reuters.


just-auto Plus only Toyota to increase Tacoma plant truck production

15 September 2016

Toyota announced it will increase Tacoma’s production by more than 60,000 trucks annually at its Baja California, Mexico facility in 2018. The increased volume will add approximately 400 jobs and inject about US$150m in new investment. Since November...


just-auto Plus only TMC Honsha plant aims at zero emissions

14 September 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation has installed stationary pure hydrogen fuel cells at the energy management facility which had been completed at its Honsha Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, in August 2016. The fuel cells started operations on 12...


just-auto Plus only Prius tops zero emission commuter test in Rome

8 September 2016

The new, fourth generation Prius has delivered exceptional results in an academic test of its ability to run on electric power and with zero exhaust emissions on busy commuter journeys. The results of research by a team from the University of Rome confirm how...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia August 2016 sales up 28%

5 September 2016

Toyota Australia has recorded its best August new-vehicle sales in nine years with the ever-popular HiLux and Corolla leading the market for the month and also for the year so far. The two leading Toyota vehicles were joined by Camry in fifth place, handing...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Prius/Lexus RX earn IIHS Good+ rating

2 September 2016

Toyota already has more vehicles rated as Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick + by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) than any other automaker, but now they have yet another rating to add to the list of accolades, an IIHS Good+ rating for Child...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor US August 2016 sales drop 5%

2 September 2016

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, on 1 September reported August 2016 sales of 213,125 units, a decrease of 5% from August 2015 on a volume basis. With the same amount of selling days in August 2016 compared to August 2015, sales were down 5% on a daily selling...


just-auto Plus only Toyota India overall sales up 12% in August 2016

2 September 2016

In the month of August 2016, Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total 12, 801 units in the domestic market thereby registering a 15% growth over its domestic sales in the corresponding period last year. The company exported 1,244 units of the Etios series in...


just-auto Plus only IIHS LATCH hardware evaluation shows improvement

2 September 2016

Buckling precious cargo into a late-model vehicle has gotten a bit easier in the past year, the institute's LATCH ease-of-use ratings show. IIHS launched its ratings of child seat installation hardware in vehicles in June 2015. Out of 102 vehicles rated...


Toyota GB names ConsumerOne unit chief

31 August 2016

Toyota GB has established a new function, ConsumerOne, dedicated to improving customer experience, and named Paula Cooper to head up the operation as director, joining the company’s executive team.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Japan launches three new Pixis Joy models

31 August 2016

On 31 August, 2016, Toyota releases the new Pixis Joy passenger minivehicle at a total of 211 dealers nationwide, including 74 Toyota Corolla dealers, 105 Netz dealers, 16 Toyopet dealers, and 15 Toyota dealers in regions where demand for minivehicles is...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Europe launches new Proace range

31 August 2016

The new Proace presents a comprehensive range to meet more widely professional needs and adds a relevant offer towards customers looking for a spacious and comfortable car. A very complete offering ranging from the panel van version to the VIP shuttle of the...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales increase 5.4% in July 2016

31 August 2016

Toyota Motor announced its production, domestic sales, and export results for July 2016, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. July 2016 results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 264,523 units (-0.1%); Daihatsu -...


just-auto Plus only TMC announces sub-executive management changes

31 August 2016

On 1 September, 2016 Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will make the following personnel changes at the sub-executive managerial level. Shigeki Morikawa:  Current - labour relations division (general manager) Toyota sports and corporate citizenship...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces test results of four new cars

31 August 2016

The safety ratings of four new cars are published by Euro NCAP on 31 August 2016: the Kia Niro, Renault Scenic, Subaru Levorg and the Toyota Hilux.  The Renault Scenic and the Subaru Levorg, both equipped as standard with Autonomous Emergency Braking...


just-auto Plus only Toyota recalls certain RAV4/Lexus

30 August 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V596000 Component(s): Suspension Potential number of units affected: 337,449 units Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 Toyota RAV4 vehicles manufactured 31...


just-auto Plus only Toyota opens parts distribution centre in Georgia

30 August 2016

Toyota Motor Sales, US announced that it has officially opened a new parts distribution centre (PDC) in Lithia Springs, Georgia. The new Atlanta PDC will employ up to 30 employees in 107,000 square feet of space. Stocking approximately 43,000 Lexus parts, the...


just-auto Plus only Continental expands its ADAS business in Asia

30 August 2016

Asia remains the number one growth market for the automotive industry - and the numbers are impressive: Over 50% of all vehicles produced worldwide come from Asian car manufacturers and approximately 30% of all vehicles manufactured worldwide come from...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US announces prices for 86/Corolla models

26 August 2016

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, on 22 August, 2016, announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 2017 Corolla, 86 sports car, and Corolla iM hatchback.   86 It’s got a new name, a new look and higher performance: the Scion...


Toyota St Petersburg plant starts RAV4 production

23 August 2016

Production of the current generation Toyota RAV4 has started at Toyota's plant in St Petersburg, Russia.


Toyota launches Indonesian-made MPV in Malaysia

18 August 2016

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT), the importer and distributor of Toyota vehicles in Malaysia, has launched the Indonesia-made Sienta compact MPV targeting "modern urban families".


2016 JAKARTA SHOW: World premieres

12 August 2016

There were global debuts from Daihatsu, Isuzu, Mitsubishi and Toyota at the 2016 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show.


Toyota US changes fix for models of 2013 recall

12 August 2016

Toyota in the US has announced that it is changing the fix for approximately 337,000 model year 2006, 2011 Toyota RAV4 and model year 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles involved in a 2013 recall.


just-auto Plus only Toyota funds joint research on AI technology

11 August 2016

Research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan (U-M) will get a major boost thanks to an initial US$22m commitment from the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), on 10 August 2016, announced by TRI-CEO...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Canada July 2016 sales dip 0.4%

5 August 2016

Toyota Canada (TCI) is continuing to sell record numbers of hybrid vehicles to Canadians. Following the best month ever for hybrid sales in June, TCI reached a new record for July, with a total of 1,705 hybrids sold, up 36.9% compared to last year. It was...


just-auto Plus only Toyota 86 and GT86 recalled in New Zealand

5 August 2016

Toyota New Zealand is recalling a number of Toyota 86 and GT 86 models due to concerns with the electronic power steering (EPS) wire harness. Impacted models include the Toyota 86 and GT 86 manufactured between April 2012 and March 2015. The recall is...


just-auto Plus only TMC Q1 global revenue drops 5.7% to JPY6.58tn

4 August 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) on 4 August 2016, announced its financial results for the first quarter ended 30 June 2016. Consolidated vehicle sales for the first quarter totalled 2,172,659 units, an increase of 58,659 units compared to the same period...

Toyota news

Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l'Automob...


Toyota West Virginia plant gets $400m spend

23 September 2016

Toyota has marked 20 years of West Virginia plant production with the announcement of a US$400m s...


Toyota US recalls 2016 Prius to replace air bag

16 September 2016

Toyota Motor North America is recalling around 7,600 model year 2016 Prius bybrids in the US to r...


just-auto Plus only TRI expands its research/engineering capabilities

16 September 2016

Toyota Research Institute (TRI), on 15 September, 2016, announced that it will join forces with t...


Drilling down into Toyota's latest hybrid tech

15 September 2016

We recently reviewed the latest, fourth generation Toyota Prius. Now, Graeme Roberts looks at Toy...


Toyota Argentina eyes new markets as Brazil tanks

15 September 2016

Toyota Argentina has been targeting new markets in south and central America to keep production u...



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