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2019 Detroit auto show: world premieres list

30 October 2018

Manufacturers have begun to drip feed the first details of concepts and production models which will be world debuts at the North American International Auto Show. The first round-up of what has been confirmed is below, with the list to be constantly updated over the coming weeks.


2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are named below.


Chengdu motor show world debuts list

3 September 2018

SAIC, General Motors and the Volkswagen Group revealed the most important new and future models at this year's Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of vehicle world debuts. A trending return towards C segment sedans and the addition of wagons (see Hyundai) continues.


Is Lexus' new flagship now just too complex?

2 August 2018

It would be fair to say I initially did not get on too well with the latest Lexus LS. I've always liked the big sedan which started out in 1989 ('91 for me) with a V8 and a mission to clobber the likes of Mercedes but my exposure since has been pretty minimal, the odd drive here and there. So when the latest one, all GBP105,595 of it, with every standard and optional feature available, hove to in the driveway, I expected to set it up - phones, radio presets, locking and lighting preferences, you know the drill, with a touchscreen. Wrong. There's a screen, no touch.

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Toyota NZ CEO Alistair Davis on agency dealers

6 April 2018

The new vehicle distribution model is changing for Toyota and its dealer network. Toyota New Zealand will sell new vehicles to customers under an agency structure, with dealers being an agent for the Kiwi importer and distributor. This company blog interviewed CEO Alistair Davis about the changes, what the drive has been behind this shift for the brand in New Zealand, and what the changes mean for its customers.


Gamification and the human role in Industry 4.0

26 February 2018

Industry 4.0 is the hot topic among manufacturing companies right now. With the movement seemingly wrapped up in taking automation to extremes, attendant concerns about employment in manufacturing have come to the fore. Calum MacRae of just-auto talked to the CEO of leading2lean, Keith Barr, about their differentiated approach to 4.0 which seeks to put the human in the driving seat.


Q&A on automated driving with Toyota

20 December 2017

At Toyota's recent Advanced Technology Seminar in its R&D Centre in Zaventem, Belgium, the company explained its global vision towards ZERO accidents. In a unique double interview, Seigo Kuzumaki, TMC chief professional engineer in charge of safety R&D and government affairs of technology, and Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute, detail the automaker's approach with respect to automated driving, a topic that is increasingly taking centre stage in the automotive industry.


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.

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just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia presents 2019 RAV4 SUV

9 November 2018

]Toyota's all-new RAV4 will introduce two advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) systems that will distinguish the range with sure-footed cornering performance and grip in all driving conditions. The 2019 RAV4 line-up will include the first Toyota hybrid SUV...


Toyota develops hydrogen burner for forging line

8 November 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has developed what it claims it the world's first general-purpose hydrogen burner for industrial use, working in collaboration with industrial furnace specialist Chugai Ro.


Hyundai-Kia to invest another US$250m in Grab

7 November 2018

Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings, which claims to be southeast Asia's leading O2O (online to offline) mobile platform, announced an agreement under which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will invest an additional US$250m into Grab and establish a partnership to pilot EV programs in the region.


Toyota boosts first half profits

6 November 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) boosted fiscal first half operating profit to the end of September 2018 from JPY1.0965 trillion to JPY1.2618 trillion while net income increased from JPY1.0713 trillion to JPY1.2423 trillion.


Toyota Brazil confirms investment for new Corolla

5 November 2018

Toyota Brazil has confirmed a BRL1bn/US$280m investment for its Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo state, manufacturing plant, 95km/57miles northwest of the state capital Sao Paulo City.


just-auto Plus only TMNA sales up 1.4% in October 2018

5 November 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported October 2018 sales of 191,102 units. With one more selling day in October 2018 compared to October 2017, sales were up 1.4% on a volume basis and down 2.5% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division...


just-auto Plus only TKM sells 13,245 units in October 2018

5 November 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 12,606 units in the domestic market this month of October 2018. The company exported 639 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 13,245 units. TKM sold a total of 12,403 units in the domestic market...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia recalls Corolla vehicles

5 November 2018

Toyota Australia has announced that it will initiate a safety recall on 2,121 Corolla vehicles produced from April 2004 to February 2007. This recall is due to a condition affecting the airbag electronic control unit (ECU). The airbag system in the...


just-auto Plus only Toyota expands Takata airbag recall in Australia

5 November 2018

Toyota Australia has announced that it will initiate future Takata recall campaigns ahead of schedule for 2,399 Corolla and Avensis vehicles to replaced previously installed passenger's front affected Takata airbag inflators. These vehicles were previously...


just-auto Plus only Toyota and Melbourne Council to trial FCEVs

5 November 2018

In an Australian first, Toyota Australia is partnering with a Melbourne council for a real-world trial of environmentally friendly, zero CO2 emitting hydrogen-electric vehicles. Three Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs), the first of their kind...


just-auto Plus only Toyota 86 recalled in Australia

5 November 2018

Toyota Australia has announced that it will initiate a safety recall on 5,407 Toyota 86 vehicles produced from April 2012 to July 2013. This recall is due to a condition affecting the engine valve springs. Due to excessive stress, there is a possibility...


just-auto Plus only Global NCAP announces four new crash test results

5 November 2018

Global NCAP and the Automobile Association (AA) South Africa launched the second round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results with the welcome support of the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The four models tested show a wide range of safety...


Toyota accelerates Thai hybrid battery production

1 November 2018

Toyota plans to bring forward its investment in its Thai hybrid vehicle battery plant by a year citing potential shortages of batteries in Japan, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Scion vehicles

1 November 2018

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2004 –2006 Scion xA vehicles in the US. Approximately 17,000 vehicles are involved in this recall. The airbag system in the subject vehicles could experience electrical shorting that could damage...


UMW scraps plans to take over Perodua

1 November 2018

Malaysia’s diversified conglomerate UMW Holdings Bhd has scrapped plans to acquire a controlling stake in the country’s second national carmaker Perodua, according to local reports.


Toyota starts making hybrid transaxles in Poland

31 October 2018

Toyota has started production of hybrid electric transaxles at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland’s Walbrzych (TMMP) plant. It is the first time this core component of Toyota’s hybrid electric powertrains has been manufactured outside Asia.


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 3.2% in September 2018

30 October 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors, for September 2018 and for April to September 2018. September 2018 Results Production in...


just-auto Plus only Toyota launches new Lexus ES in Japan

26 October 2018

Lexus announced the start of 2019 Lexus ES sales at all its dealerships across Japan. The ES was introduced in 1989 as part of Lexus' debut vehicle line-up alongside the brand's flagship model, the LS. Armed with unparallelled ride quality,...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia to add five new hybrid models

26 October 2018

Toyota Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to adding five new hybrid models to its range over the next two and a half years as it ramps up its plans to deliver the advanced petrol-electric technology to a broader base of customers. The company's...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores three new models five star rating

25 October 2018

ANCAP, Australasia’s independent authority on vehicle safety, has commended the safety specification and safety performance of the newly released Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6 and Lexus ES300h – all achieving 5 star ANCAP safety...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Boshoku Automotive Parts relocates

23 October 2018

Toyota Boshoku Corporation relocated Tianjin Toyota Boshoku Automotive Parts (Tianjin, China) to a new plant. This aimed for the establishment of a production system capable of responding to the business expansion of automobile filter products in China. The...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls 2019 C-HR cars

12 October 2018

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2019 Model Year C-HR vehicles in the US. Approximately 700 vehicles are involved in this recall. There is a possibility that one or more rear axle bearing bolts on some vehicles may not have been...


just-auto Plus only Toyota New Zealand recalls Prius/Prius V hybrid

12 October 2018

Toyota New Zealand is recalling 1,169 vehicles due to a concern with the fail safe mode in the hybrid system. The impacted models are Prius and Prius V hybrids manufactured between the 23 January 2009 to 30 June 2014. This is a precautionary recall due to...


just-auto Plus only Osram sells Koito LED signal lamps for Corolla

9 October 2018

The new XLS product family is revolutionizing the signal lamp market by combining a standardized light source with LED technology With their innovative XLS (eXchangeable LED Signal lamp) products, Osram and Koito are launching a series of standardized...


Toyota recalls 2.4m hybrids over stalling issue

5 October 2018

Toyota has announced a worldwide recall of 2.43m hybrid vehicles because of a hybrid system issue that can lead to stalling.


Lexus eyeing China build - report

5 October 2018

Lexus is considering building cars in China, according to a media report.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Tundra and Sequoia and Avalon

5 October 2018

Toyota is conducting a recall involving certain 2018-2019 Tundra and Sequoia, and 2019 Avalon vehicles in the US. Approximately 168,000 vehicles are involved in this recall. Due to inappropriate programming in the airbag electronic control unit (ECU), a...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Prius and Prius V vehicles

5 October 2018

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2010-2014 model year Toyota Prius and 2012-2014 Prius V vehicles. Approximately 807,000 vehicles in the US will be involved in this recall. The involved vehicles were designed to enter a failsafe...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia recalls Prius vehicles

5 October 2018

Toyota Australia has initiated a safety recall on 8,476 Prius and Prius V vehicles produced from October 2008 to November 2014. The recall is due to the software controlling the hybrid system, also known as the Power Management ECU, not correctly entering a...


Toyota, Softbank partner in mobility, self-driving

4 October 2018

Toyota Motor and SoftBank Group on Thursday announced plans to establish a new partnership to develop technology-based logistics and mobility services and ultimately autonomous mobility services in Japan.

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just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia presents 2019 RAV4 SUV

9 November 2018

]Toyota's all-new RAV4 will introduce two advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) systems that will di...


Toyota develops hydrogen burner for forging line

8 November 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has developed what it claims it the world's first general-purp...


Hyundai-Kia to invest another US$250m in Grab

7 November 2018

Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings, which claims to be southeast Asia's leading O2O (onlin...


Toyota boosts first half profits

6 November 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) boosted fiscal first half operating profit to the end of September...


Toyota Brazil confirms investment for new Corolla

5 November 2018

Toyota Brazil has confirmed a BRL1bn/US$280m investment for its Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo state, manu...


just-auto Plus only TMNA sales up 1.4% in October 2018

5 November 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported October 2018 sales of 191,102 units. With one more sel...



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