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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.

Latest news


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...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia sales up10.1% in March 2017

5 April 2017

Toyota's HiLux has taken an early lead as Australia's best-selling vehicle in 2017 after topping the sales charts in March. HiLux has become the only vehicle in the Australian new-vehicle market to pass 10,000 sales (10,333) this year. Its...


just-auto Plus only Toyota North America sales down 2.1% in March 2017

4 April 2017

Toyota Motor North America reported its US March 2017 sales of 215,224 units, a decrease of 2.1% from March 2016 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in March 2017 compared to March 2016, sales were down 2.1% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor sales surge 81% in March

3 April 2017

In the month of March 2017, Toyota Kirloskar Motor registered a massive 81% growth in its domestic sales when compared to its sale in March 2016. TKM sold a total of 13,796 units in the domestic market and exported 636 units of the Etios series in March 2017....


just-auto Plus only Toyota invests on materials science research

31 March 2017

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will collaborate with research entities, universities and companies on materials science research, investing approximately US$35m over the next four years in research that uses artificial intelligence to help accelerate the...


Toyota and others recall more Takata airbag cars

30 March 2017

Toyota and other automakers are recalling around 2.9m vehicles in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions as part of the wider Takata inflator-related recall ordered last year.


just-auto Plus only Hitachi slot-in type airflow sensors used in new P

30 March 2017

Hitachi Automotive Systems announced that hot wire slot-in type airflow sensors from Hitachi Automotive Systems have been used in the new, fully redesigned Prius PHV launched by Toyota Motor Corporation in February 2017. The Hitachi Automotive Systems hot...


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.

Toyota news

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 Ta...


Hino expands Toyota parts output in Arkansas

12 May 2017

Hino Motors Manufacturing USA has officially started production of Toyota Tacoma rear axles and f...


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

9 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V285000 Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing Compo...


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 dyn...


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...


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 o...



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