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ANALYSIS - Toyota architectures and future models Part 1

26 October 2017

Following features which looked at what's ahead for Daihatsu and Lexus, now comes a deep dive into plans for future Toyota cars.


ANALYSIS - Daihatsu architectures and future models

10 October 2017

In this first part of what Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) divisions are planning, the focus is on Daihatsu Motor Company. It will be followed by a look at current and future Lexus models, and in the final instalments, what's ahead for Toyota brand cars and light trucks.


JAKARTA SHOW REPORT: Indonesia Motor Show focuses on MPVs

21 August 2015

The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in BSD, a new commercial centre some 30km west of central Jakarta. Tony Pugliese was there.


ANALYSIS: Foreign brands attack declining Japanese market

16 July 2015

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up 47% in June, while multiple European brands are also enjoying high percentage gains.

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Q&A with Falken Tyre Europe

16 March 2011

Last week, Matthew Beecham talked with Satoru Ushida, marketing director of Falken Tyre Europe about their ambitious plans for Europe using a motorsport platform to promote their products. Since then, Satoru provided us with an update on the company’s tyre production since Japan’s most powerful earthquake hit the north-east coast.


Q&A with Microheat

9 April 2008

US-based supplier Microheat claims to have a winning product with its system (dubbed HotShot) that heats windshield-washer fluid and controls wipers to more effectively clean grease, dead insects and frost from the glass. Matthew Beecham talked to Gary Pilibosian, chief executive officer of Microheat, about the company’s HotShot technology, determining how it works, which OEMs are interested in it and its prospects for growth in the OE and aftermarket.

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just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 7.1% in September 2017

30 October 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors, for September 2017 and for April to September 2017. September 2017 Results Production in...


2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW - world debuts

27 October 2017

The following cars and concepts were world premieres at the 2017 Tokyo motor show.


Toyota to build Yaris Ativ in Brazil

28 September 2017

Toyota Motor has announced plans to spend BRL1bn (US$319m) to upgrade its Sorocaba plant in Brazil to build the Yaris subcompact passenger car from next year but the chosen model is a new 'emerging markets' variant recently launched in Thailand for the ASEAN region and not the recently updated  Yaris/Vitz version built in other countries, including Japan and France, and sold worldwide.


just-auto Plus only TMC August 2017 sales up 2.5% in Japan

28 September 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for August 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 207,094 units; YoY change - (-)3.6%;...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 4% in July 2017

31 August 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for July 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. July 2017 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 242,443 units; YoY...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 10.3% in June 2017

31 July 2017

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


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 12.3% in May 2017

30 June 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for May 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 199,924 units; YoY change - (-)7.8%; Daihatsu...


Daihatsu targets Brazil in partnership with Toyota

26 June 2017

Daihatsu Motors plans to launch small and compact cars in Brazil market as part of a broader strategy of expanding its collaboration with its parent company Toyota Motor in emerging markets worldwide.


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%;...


Japanese overseas vehicle output up 6% in fiscal 2016/7

2 May 2017

Japanese light vehicle manufacturers produced a combined 19,115,573 vehicles overseas in the last fiscal year ending 31 March 2017 - a 5.8% increase year on year, according to reports in Japan citing industry sources.


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.


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;...


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.


Toyota announces another, trimmer, management structure

1 March 2017

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


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 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 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%;...


just-auto Plus only TMC/Daihatsu establish new internal company

15 December 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and its fully owned subsidiary Daihatsu Motor (Daihatsu) intend to officially establish their internal company responsible for compact vehicles for emerging markets (announced on 4 October 2016) on 1 January 2017. The new...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 1.1% in October 2016

29 November 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for October 2016, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. October 2016 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 234,509...


Toyota launches a Tank

9 November 2016

The names might seem comical to those outside Japan, but the new Tank and Roomy people carriers have been developed to keep Toyota at the top of a Japanese market where consumer tastes are changing.


just-auto Plus only Toyota launches new minivans in Japan

9 November 2016

Toyota today launched the new Roomy and Tank, both of which will be made available through Toyota, Toyota Corolla, Toyopet, as well as Netz dealers throughout Japan. Both the new Roomy and the new Tank are based on the "1LD-CAR" concept, which...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 4.9% in September 2016

28 October 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Company, and Hino Motors, for September 2016, and for April to September 2016. September 2016 Results Production in...


Toyota and Daihatsu to form emerging markets unit

4 October 2016

Toyota and its subsidiary Daihatsu are planning to form a new internal company that will be responsible for compact vehicles sold in emerging markets. The new entity is the result of both companies having agreed on each company's role in strengthening their compact vehicle operations in emerging markets.


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 -...


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.


Daihatsu unveils new small sedan for Malaysia

22 July 2016

Daihatsu is entering the small sedan market in Malaysia with a model developed jointly with Perodua.


Suzuki sees Daihatsu takeover as a threat

2 February 2016

Suzuki Motor's position in India and other markets is under serious threat from Toyota's buyout of rival Daihatsu, Suzuki's president has said.


Toyota to take over Daihatsu completely with share exchange

29 January 2016

Daihatsu Motor, currently owned 51.2% by Toyota Motor Corporation, will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMC by way of a share exchange expected to be completed in August 2016, the pair announced on Friday (29 January).

Daihatsu news

just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 7.1% in September 2017

30 October 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, incl...


2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW - world debuts

27 October 2017

The following cars and concepts were world premieres at the 2017 Tokyo motor show. Information...


ANALYSIS - Toyota architectures and future models Part 1

26 October 2017

Following features which looked at what's ahead for Daihatsu and Lexus, now comes a deep dive int...


ANALYSIS - Daihatsu architectures and future models

10 October 2017

In this first part of what Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) divisions are planning, the focus is on...


Toyota to build Yaris Ativ in Brazil

28 September 2017

Toyota Motor has announced plans to spend BRL1bn (US$319m) to upgrade its Sorocaba plant in Brazi...


just-auto Plus only TMC August 2017 sales up 2.5% in Japan

28 September 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for A...



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