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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".

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 really redesigns 2018 Camry

21 June 2017

Toyota has completely redesigned the Camry, the best-selling car in America for the past 15 years, on sale in the US late summer. The eighth generation model is built on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture platform and changes include new engines and transmissions. Unlike previous generations, little is carried over to the new model.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia sales surge 15.6% in May 2017

5 June 2017

Market leader Toyota has recorded its best May sales in five years, delivering almost 20,000 new vehicles to its Australian customers last month. Toyota's tally of 19,876 new-vehicle sales represented the company's most successful May since 2012 and...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia expands its safety research

5 June 2017

Toyota has committed US$35m (approx. A$47m) for a comprehensive new program that will expand research into safety challenges and opportunities related to autonomous and connected vehicles. The new investment in the company's ground-breaking...


'Automotive Grade Linux' to debut on Toyota Camry

2 June 2017

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for the connected car, has announced that Toyota has adopted the AGL platform for Toyota’s next-generation infotainment system. The 2018 Toyota Camry will be the first Toyota vehicle on the market with the AGL-based system in the United States.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales down 0.5% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported its US, May 2017 sales of 218,248 units, a decrease of 0.5% from May 2016 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in May 2017 compared to May 2016, sales were down 4.5% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls 2016-17 Tacoma vehicles

2 June 2017

Toyota Motor North America, announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2016 and 2017 V6 engine Toyota Tacoma vehicles in the US. Approximately 32,000 vehicles are involved.   The V6 engine crankshaft timing rotor in the...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor sells 12,339 units in May

2 June 2017

In the month of May 2017, Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10,914 units in the domestic market and exported 1,425 units of the Etios series in May 2017 clocking a total of 12,339. The company had sold 12,614 units in the domestic market and exported 990...


Toyota launches 'CSRC Next' research project

1 June 2017

Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Centre (CSRC) says it has formally launched 'the next phase of its research mission, celebrating the successful conclusion of its first five years of auto safety research'.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 5.7% in April 2017

30 May 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for April 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 222,927 units; YoY change - 23.7%;...


Four automakers announce Takata settlements in US

22 May 2017

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota have announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Takata multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the United States.


Hino expands Toyota parts output in Arkansas

12 May 2017

Hino Motors Manufacturing USA has officially started production of Toyota Tacoma rear axles and front knuckle assemblies in Arkansas.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls 2016-2017 Tacoma vehicles

9 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V285000 Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing Components: Power Train Potential number of units affected: 227,732 Summary Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016-2017...


just-auto Plus only Toyota launches new Innova Touring Sport in India

5 May 2017

Toyota Kirloskar Motor on 4 May 2017 announced the launch of all new Innova Touring Sport - a dynamic and sporty offering, for the first time from the brand Innova. As an MPV with a SUV-like styling, the new Innova Touring Sport is a blend of dynamic exterior...


just-auto Plus only Toyota opens its expanded R&D centre in Michigan

5 May 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) celebrated the 40th anniversary of its North American research and development operations alongside an important milestone today, as the company officially opened its expanded Toyota Motor North American Research &...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales down 4.4% in April 2017

4 May 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported its US April 2017 sales of 201,926 units, a decrease of 4.4% from April 2016 on a volume basis. With one less selling day in April 2017 compared to April 2016, sales were down 0.7% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


Ricardo joins Toyota on Project Portal

3 May 2017

Ricardo says it is working with Toyota on a high profile fuel cell demonstration project in the US.


just-auto Plus only TKM India sales grows 52% in April 2017

3 May 2017

In the month of April 2017, Toyota Kirloskar Motor posts a robust growth of 52% in its domestic sales when compared to its sale in April 2016. TKM sold a total of 12,948 units in the domestic market and exported 1,109 units of the Etios series in April 2017....


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia sales up 4% in April 2017

3 May 2017

Toyota's HiLux has reinforced its popularity as Australia's best-selling vehicle with a strong market-leading sales performance in the holiday month of April. HiLux returned its best April sales figures in five years with the reigning sales champion...


just-auto Plus only Toyota North America selects HERE infotainment sys

2 May 2017

Select Toyota models shipping in the US and Canada this year are fitted with in-dash infotainment systems powered by map data from HERE Technologies. HERE’s selection by Toyota extends a long-running partnership between the companies and ensures...


GM and Toyota to boost Brazil exports

28 April 2017

The 70% year on year growth in exports from Brazilian auto plants in the first quarter of 2017 delighted the automakers and has prompted something of a rush to get more cars out to foreign markets amidst only a slight domestic recovery so far. Toyota and GM have just confirmed they're doing just that.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia recalls HiLux models

28 April 2017

Toyota Australia has initiated a safety recall on HiLux 4x4 and HiLux 4x2 Hi Rider Diesel models sold from September 2015 until January 2017. The recall is due to a condition affecting the Toyota genuine accessory auxiliary battery kit.  On vehicles...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Tacoma vehicles

28 April 2017

Toyota Motor North America, announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma vehicles in the US. Approximately 228,000 vehicles are involved. The involved vehicles have rear differentials that may leak oil....


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 10.2% in March 2017

27 April 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors, for March 2017 as well as the fiscal year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. Production in...


Toyota to announce Thai investment

25 April 2017

Toyota is expected to announce a major investment in its Thai passenger car business next month, according to local reports citing the country’s deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak.


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia adapts fuel-cell tech for trucks

21 April 2017

Toyota has supersized its commitment to zero tailpipe emissions by adapting its advanced hydrogen fuel-cell technology for use in heavy-duty trucks. The company has scaled-up its proprietary fuel-cell technology from the ground-breaking Mirai passenger...


Toyota to conduct Mirai FCV tests in China

19 April 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation will send two Mirai fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) to China in October 2017 to conduct demonstration tests in the country.


2017 New York motor show - global debuts list

13 April 2017

There was no stand-out star at this year's New York International Auto Show, though for sheer novelty value, FCA's 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon could be rightly thought of as the biggest attraction.


Toyota announces record $1.33bn spend at Kentucky

10 April 2017

A $1.33bn spend - the highest of any automaker in Kentucky and the second largest in state history- will make Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky the first plant in North America to begin producing vehicles using Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA).


just-auto Plus only Hino Motors US appoints new management team

10 April 2017

Hino Motors Manufacturing US announces a new management structure that places emphasis on North American expertise and a refined focus on responsibilities. The new management team, including chairman, president and two executive vice presidents, represents...

Toyota news

Toyota really redesigns 2018 Camry

21 June 2017

Toyota has completely redesigned the Camry, the best-selling car in America for the past 15 years...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia sales surge 15.6% in May 2017

5 June 2017

Market leader Toyota has recorded its best May sales in five years, delivering almost 20,000 new...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia expands its safety research

5 June 2017

Toyota has committed US$35m (approx. A$47m) for a comprehensive new program that will expand rese...


'Automotive Grade Linux' to debut on Toyota Camry

2 June 2017

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform f...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales down 0.5% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported its US, May 2017 sales of 218,248 units, a decrease of...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls 2016-17 Tacoma vehicles

2 June 2017

Toyota Motor North America, announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year...



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