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

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Paris show world debuts - Audi e-tron & Ferraris

18 September 2018

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's public premiere will take place at the Paris motor show. Production has already started and sales will commence in European markets during November.


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.


2018 Goodwood FoS world debuts list

16 July 2018

This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed marked a quarter century of the event. The list of vehicle world premieres is published below.

Latest interviews


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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Toyota sells 2m hybrids in Europe

18 September 2018

Toyota has delivered its two millionth hybrid electric vehicle in Europe nominating the milestone car a C-HR Hybrid crossover sold in Warsaw, Poland.


CARB awards US$41m to Port of Los Angeles

17 September 2018

California's Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded US$41m to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project.


Toyota to share hybrid tech with Geely - report

13 September 2018

Toyota is reportedly preparing to share hybrid technology with Geely, according to a Bloomberg report.


Lexus introduces Digital Side-View Monitors on ES

13 September 2018

Lexus has announced its introduction of 'Digital Side-View' monitors on the new ES launched in Japan in October.


Toyota plans restart for earthquake hit lines

10 September 2018

Toyota has issued a statement regarding vehicle production in Japan following earthquakes in Hokkaido since September 6.


Earthquake halts Toyota Japan production - reports

7 September 2018

Toyota reportedly has halted much production in Japan following an earthquake. It has 18 plants there.


Toyota to recall over 1m hybrids to check wiring

5 September 2018

Toyota Motor has announced a recall of 1.03m hybrid vehicles in Japan, North America, Europe and other regions.


Hydrogen refuelling networks starting to grow

5 September 2018

As the push towards electrification gathers pace, there are still a couple of vehicle makers who are placing bets on fuel cells, notably the Hyundai group in South Korea, and Japan's Toyota.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 2% in August

5 September 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported August 2018 sales of 223,055 units. With the same number of selling days in August 2018 compared to August 2017, sales were down 2.0% on a daily selling rate (DSR) and volume basis.   Toyota division posted...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia recalls Prius vehicles

5 September 2018

Toyota Australia has initiated a safety recall on 791 Prius vehicles produced from November 2015 to May 2018. This recall is due to a condition affecting the engine wire harness. There is a possibility that a portion of the wire harness could come into...


just-auto Plus only TKM launches enhanced Crysta and Fortuner models

3 September 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) announced the launch of the enhanced version of the Innova Crysta and the enhanced Fortuner.The Innova has been the country’s undisputed leader in the MPV segment since its launch in 2005, while the Fortuner is one of the...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 3.1% in July 2018

31 August 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for July 2018, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor. and Hino Motors. Passenger cars: Toyota - 244,337 units; change - 0.8% Daihatsu - 59,130 units;...


Toyota to invest US$500m in Uber partnership

28 August 2018

Toyota Motor and Uber plan to work together on developing self-driving car technologies, as the race to lead the global autonomous vehicle segment hots up.


Uber sees bright future in bikes and scooters

28 August 2018

In an interview with the Financial Times newspaper, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has highlighted the importance of bicycles and scooters in meeting demand for last mile mobility in urban areas.


Self-driving taxis in operation in Tokyo

28 August 2018

Japanese taxi firm Hinomaru Kotsu Company has begun trials of a self-driving taxi carrying fare-paying passengers this week in collaboration with Tokyo-based technology company ZMP Inc, according to reports in Japan.


China EV sales dominate in second quarter

24 August 2018

Unsurprisingly, given its 'new energy vehicles' policy, China dominated for sales of electric vehicles in the second quarter of 2018.


Wabco supplies Hino for new heavy duty trucks

23 August 2018

Wabco said it would provide braking control technology and a range of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for Hino Trucks' upcoming heavy duty truck launch in North America.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Corolla scores five star ANCAP rating

23 August 2018

Australasia’s independent authority on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has awarded Australasia’s top-selling passenger car a 5-star ANCAP safety rating following testing against the most stringent criteria. The new generation Toyota Corolla hatch...


Toyota to expand capacity in China

21 August 2018

Toyota Motor is preparing to increase capacity at its two main production hubs in China, in Tianjin and Guangzhou, according to reports in Japan citing company insiders.


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces ratings for 2018-19 model minivans

16 August 2018

The Toyota Sienna stumbled, the Chrysler Pacifica turned in an acceptable performance and the Honda Odyssey finished strong in the Institute's passenger-side small overlap front crash test. The 2018–19 model minivans are the latest group to be put...


Toyota and Ricardo develop second fuel cell eTruck

6 August 2018

Toyota has unveiled the second iteration of its Project Portal hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck.


Toyota Kentucky now building 2019 Lexus ES350

6 August 2018

Production of the redesigned 2019 Lexus ES350 on a new platform has begun at Toyota Motor's longest established US assembly site in Georgetown, Kentucky.


just-auto Plus only Lexus global sales up 7% in H1 2018

6 August 2018

Lexus International announced it sold 327,838 vehicles worldwide in the first six months of 2018 (January to June). This sales performance represents a 7% increase compared to the same sales period last year (January to June 2017). The 2018CY sales performance...


Toyota posts 7.2% jump in quarterly net profit

3 August 2018

Toyota has posted a 7.2% jump in quarterly net profit (first quarter fiscal year, ended June 30) with net income at 657.3 billion yen.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales down 2.1% in July 2018

2 August 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported July 2018 sales of 208,770 units. With one less selling day in July 2018 compared to July 2017, sales were down 2.1% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis and down 6.0% on volume basis. Toyota division posted July...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor sells 14,424 units in July

2 August 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 13,677 units in the domestic market this month of July 2018. The company exported 747 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 14,424 units. TKM had sold 17,750 units in the domestic market, which was...


Toyota getting serious about hydrogen power costs

27 July 2018

Toyota is designing hydrogen powered, lower-cost, mass market passenger cars and SUVs and shifting the technology into buses and trucks to build economies of scale, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Avalon earns IIHS top safety pick rating

27 July 2018

The redesigned Toyota Avalon qualifies for the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with good-rated headlights. To earn the 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap...


Toyota to close Japan plant on tech shift

20 July 2018

Toyota is reportedly planning to shut down a car assembly plant in Japan as it looks to consolidate its production network ahead of the auto industry's technological shift towards electric and driverless vehicles.


Toyota C-HR SUV misses IIHS top safety pick rating

20 July 2018

A poor headlight rating came between Toyota's US specification C-HR small SUV and an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ award, the IIHS said.

Toyota Group news

Paris show world debuts - Audi e-tron & Ferraris

18 September 2018

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's...


Toyota sells 2m hybrids in Europe

18 September 2018

Toyota has delivered its two millionth hybrid electric vehicle in Europe nominating the milestone...


CARB awards US$41m to Port of Los Angeles

17 September 2018

California's Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded US$41m to the Port of Los Angel...


Toyota to share hybrid tech with Geely - report

13 September 2018

Toyota is reportedly preparing to share hybrid technology with Geely, according to a Bloomberg re...


Lexus introduces Digital Side-View Monitors on ES

13 September 2018

Lexus has announced its introduction of 'Digital Side-View' monitors on the new ES launch...


Toyota plans restart for earthquake hit lines

10 September 2018

Toyota has issued a statement regarding vehicle production in Japan following earthquakes in Hokk...



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