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Brands related to this company: Daihatsu, Lexus, Scion, Toyota

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Toyota C-HR waistline not a problem for Kidsview

7 August 2017

Consider a large slice of humble pie cut, served and eaten. Traitorous kids. Soon as Toyota last year started issuing early pix of the controversially styled C-HR crossover (people seem to love or hate it), I was convinced the high waistline would make the view out for little ('ish' in my case now) people. "Don't your designers have kids?" I fired at Toyota GB. "For the more conservative family, we have the RAV4," their soshul meedjah team tweeted back. Touche. I should have kept quiet. Finally, we get one in, the troop lines up for inspection, their first quick drive. No problem at all with the view out the back. So much for my problem with Toyota's waistlines (it also does this with the Aygo city car, unlike Peugeot and Citroen with their versions).


Toyota's French Yaris gets a heart transplant

3 August 2017

Time was you could just about set your calendar by the Japanese automakers' model rollout programmes. Four years, more or less on the dot. Year one, after a Tokyo motor show debut, a new model; year three, new nose and tail, new dashboard; year one again, full redesign, at least of body and cabin. Engines often carried over and it was not unusual to see a new powerplant or two shoe-horned in, maybe in year two or four, carrying over to the next redesign. Simples.


ANALYSIS - 2017 Lexus IS 300h

21 April 2017

The IS hybrid is one of those cars you don't often see, especially in the UK, which is a pity, as the IS 300h deserves to be far more popular than it is.


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.

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: Alain Uyttenhoven, Head of Lexus Europe

24 November 2014

Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?


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.

Latest news


Court orders temporary halt to Takata lawsuits

17 August 2017

Automakers reportedly have won a temporary reprieve from lawsuits filed by victims of defective air bags made by bankrupt Takata that led to the largest ever auto safety recall and at least 18 deaths.


Toyota/Servco to test new car-sharing technology

17 August 2017

Toyota and Servco Pacific (Servco) have partnered to test new car-sharing technology in Honolulu, Hawaii.


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.


Toyota and 7-Eleven ink CO2 reduction study

11 August 2017

Toyota and 7-Eleven Japan have concluded a basic agreement for studies on energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction in convenience store distribution and operation.


Toyota delays production start for Mexico plant

10 August 2017

Toyota said it would delay the start of operations at its planned new plant in Mexico to the first half of 2020 from the initial plan of 2019.


Industry leaders to form big data consortium

10 August 2017

Denso Corporation, Ericsson, Intel Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT Docomo, Toyota InfoTechnology Center and Toyota Motor Corporation have initiated the formation of the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium.


just-auto Plus only Denso joins to develop ecosystem for connected car

10 August 2017

Denso Corporation, Ericsson, Intel Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT Docomo, Toyota InfoTechnology Centre and Toyota Motor Corporation announced that they have initiated the formation of the Automotive Edge Computing...


Toyota 'sudden acceleration' monitoring ends

9 August 2017

The US Department of Justice reportedly has asked a federal judge to dismiss a criminal charge against Toyota Motor after the automaker completed three years of monitoring as part of a US$1.2bn settlement over claims of sudden unintended acceleration in its vehicles.


New generation Toyota Camry launched in Japan

8 August 2017

Toyota Motor has launched the new generation Camry mid-size passenger sedan in Japan, produced at its Tsutsumi plant near Tokyo.


just-auto Plus only Renesas announces shipment of its first R-Car SoC

8 August 2017

Renesas Electronics Corporation a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that it has started volume shipment of its first R-Car system-on-chip (SoC) incorporating Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)-based software. AGL is a cross-industry...


Toyota switches to trucks for new Mexican plant

7 August 2017

In a move that appears to be a response to US President Donald Trump's threats to companies who make certain vehicles in low-cost Mexico and then ship to the US, Toyota has said it plans to make pickups and possibly SUVs at a new plant in Mexico.


Toyota rates well in UK customer satisfaction

7 August 2017

Toyota GB said it was the highest ranked automotive brand in the latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKSCI), produced by the Institute of Customer Service.


Toyota deal will return Mazda production to US

4 August 2017

As reported by the Nikkei Asian Review ahead of the official announcement, Toyota Motor Corporation and Mazda Motor Corporation signed an agreement on Friday to enter a business and capital alliance covering several areas which will include a return to Mazda production in the US, again in a joint venture factory.


Falling yen boosts Toyota outlook

4 August 2017

Although Toyota has reported a quarterly decline to operating income, it has raised the outlook for the rest of the year on projections of a weaker yen.


just-auto Plus only Toyota makes further investment in PFN

4 August 2017

With the aim of accelerating joint research and development of artificial intelligence technologies in mobility-related fields, such as automated driving technology, Toyota Motor Corporation and Preferred Networks (PFN) agreed to an additional Toyota...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia sells more than 17,900 vehicles

4 August 2017

Toyota has recorded its best July and strongest January-July sales since the days of the mining boom almost a decade ago, according to official figures. Continued buoyant demand across the board for Toyota vehicles has enabled the market leader to deliver...


Toyota buying stake in Mazda - report

3 August 2017

Nikkei Asian Review claims to have inside information on a deal which will shortly be announced concerning Toyota and Mazda. Japan's largest company is said to be on the verge of not only taking a minority holding in Mazda but also establishing a manufacturing JV in the United States.


Toyota white collar worker to get more flexibility

2 August 2017

Toyota Motor could soon give senior skilled white collar employees more control over work schedules and guarantee 45 hours of overtime pay each month, hoping flexible conditions will stoke creativity and technological innovation.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales up 3.6% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported July 2017 sales of 222,057 units. With the one less selling day in July 2017 compared to July 2016, sales were up 3.6% on volume and up 7.8% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division posted July sales of...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar India sales up 43% in July 2017

1 August 2017

Toyota Kirloskar Motor recorded its best ever July sales in July 2017, it sold a total of 17,750 units in the domestic market thereby registering over 43% growth as compared to its domestic sales in the corresponding period last year. This is the...


just-auto Plus only Toyota invests in American Centre for Mobility

1 August 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced their intent to support the American Centre for Mobility (ACM) as a Founder-level sponsor with a US$5m contribution. As an ACM contributor, Toyota will be a member of a...


just-auto Plus only TMF launches hydrogen solutions research program

31 July 2017

A "hydrogen society" is a set of communities with sophisticated, integrated, green-energy networks powered by mini-hydrogen plants that aim to create a carbon-free, hydrogen distribution system. The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) has launched a...


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 Denso selects Traveo devices for 2017 Toyota Camry

27 July 2017

Cypress Semiconductor announced that global automotive supplier Denso Corporation has selected Cypress’ Traveo automotive microcontroller (MCU) family and FL-S Serial NOR Flash memory family to drive the advanced graphics in its instrument cluster for...


Australian lawsuit seeks refund for Takata cars

26 July 2017

A lawsuit has been filed in Australia against Toyota, Mazda and Honda, seeking refunds for cars fitted with Takata airbags, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Denso develops new safety sensors for Lexus LS

26 July 2017

Denso Corporation designs and develops the technology helping drivers safely navigate the roads. On 26 July 2017 the company announced two new products to be incorporated in the new 2018 Lexus LS, which will be released in Japan and the US after this fall. A...


Toyota planning solid-state battery EV by 2022

25 July 2017

Toyota is reportedly planning to launch an EV equipped with solid-state battery technology in Japan by 2022.


Toyota to produce EVs in China from 2019

24 July 2017

Toyota Motor plans to produce electric vehicles in China from 2019, according to reports in Japan citing unnamed sources.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls 2016 Avalon Hybrid/Camry Hybrid

21 July 2017

Toyota Motor North America, announced that it is conducting a safety recall involving 671 Model Year 2016 Avalon Hybrid and Camry Hybrid vehicles in the US. Among these 671 vehicles, up to 42 are potentially equipped with a misassembled front drive...


Automakers invest in autonomous vehicle data firm

19 July 2017

Autonomous vehicle technology company Nauto said it had raised US$159m of financing led by Softbank and venture capital firm Greylock Partners. BMW iVentures, General Motors Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, the venture unit of Allianz Group, Playground Global and Draper Nexus have previously invested in the firm.

Toyota Group news

Court orders temporary halt to Takata lawsuits

17 August 2017

Automakers reportedly have won a temporary reprieve from lawsuits filed by victims of defective a...


Toyota/Servco to test new car-sharing technology

17 August 2017

Toyota and Servco Pacific (Servco) have partnered to test new car-sharing technology in Honolulu,...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Conve...


Toyota and 7-Eleven ink CO2 reduction study

11 August 2017

Toyota and 7-Eleven Japan have concluded a basic agreement for studies on energy conservation and...


Toyota delays production start for Mexico plant

10 August 2017

Toyota said it would delay the start of operations at its planned new plant in Mexico to the firs...


Industry leaders to form big data consortium

10 August 2017

Denso Corporation, Ericsson, Intel Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT),...



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