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

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Is Prius' longer extension cord worth it?

5 December 2017

The trouble with being first, or one of the first, is that you're sometimes not the best. Case in point - Mark One Prius Plug In Hybrid. All that Prius goodness - the quirky looks, the futuristic interior, instrument graphics to amaze first time buyers, low fuel consumption, low (or no) CO2 emissions, halo but, in my case, a pathetic range on 'lecky only that would not even get me to the office, let alone home again, jiggety-jog.


ANALYSIS - Toyota future models Part 3 of 3

2 November 2017

The final part of the series which examines the passenger vehicles of Toyota Motor Corporation and its subsidiaries now turns to current and future Toyota brand crossovers, SUVs, pick-ups and sports cars. This includes hybrid models. This last chapter follows others on Daihatsu, Lexus, Toyota's smaller models and MPVs plus another concerning larger cars and fuel cell vehicles.


ANALYSIS - Toyota architectures and future models

31 October 2017

After three features which respectively encompassed in-depth examinations of the latest and future generation Daihatsu and Lexus and Toyota vehicles, the next instalment in the series on Toyota Motor Corporation looked at the Toyota brand's small and compact models. Now, its D, E and F segment cars as well as MPVs and fuel cell models.


ANALYSIS - Toyota architectures and future models

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.

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.

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Toyota ramps up EV plans

18 December 2017

Toyota has said it is aiming for more than 5.5m electrified vehicles sales a year - including 1m BEVs - by 2030. It also says it will have 'more than 10' BEV models in its line-up by the early 2020s.


DETROIT SHOW - 2019 Chevy Silverado world debut

18 December 2017

World premieres for the North American International Auto Show are noted below, with a new generation of the Chevrolet Silverado having been added.


just-auto Plus only Toyota plans to accelerate development of EVs

18 December 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is aiming for electrified vehicles to account for more than 50% of its new-vehicle sales around the end of the next decade, according to a plan outlined today. TMC's plan involves a significant acceleration in the...


Toyota and Panasonic mull batteries collaboration

13 December 2017

Toyota and Panasonic have announced an agreement to begin studying the feasibility of a joint automotive battery business.


Denso says world's largest HUD fitted to Lexus LS

12 December 2017

Denso says it has developed a thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid-crystal head-up display (HUD) that is the world’s largest automotive head-up display with a near 24-inch projection. The product is available to the market now and will be featured on the 2018 Lexus LS.


New company to boost Japan’s hydrogen initiative

12 December 2017

Eleven companies have inked a deal to form a new venture next year to develop Japanese hydrogen recharging stations (HRS) for fuel cell vehicles


Toyota reshuffles European management for 2018

11 December 2017

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has announced a new organisation and several executive level appointments at its European headquarters and affiliates.


GENEVA MOTOR SHOW - McLaren Senna public debut

11 December 2017

Cars which are said be making their global debuts at next year's Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's latest list.


just-auto Plus only Toyota North America announces leadership changes

11 December 2017

Toyota announced executive changes across its North American operations, effective 1 January 2018. “These appointments will bring new insights into strengthening Toyota’s ability for more collaboration enterprise-wide, helping us respond more...


Thai Toyota trucks head to Japan

6 December 2017

Toyota's Hilux truck has returned to Japan after 13 years. This time, it's made in Thailand, a hub for Japanese and Ford brand pickups (though European Hilux supplies come from South Africa).


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia sells 18,804 vehicles in November

6 December 2017

Toyota has sold 200,000 vehicles in Australia for a thirteenth year and remains the only carmaker to have achieved the feat. The "double ton" is certain to have been reached during the first weekend of December after official figures confirmed...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales down 3% in November 2017

5 December 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported November 2017 sales of 191,617 units. With the same number of selling days in November 2017 compared to November 2016, sales were down 3% on volume and on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division posted...


Toyota to build fuel cell and hydrogen station

1 December 2017

Toyota is to construct the world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant and hydrogen fuelling station.


just-auto Plus only Mazda announces organisational/personnel changes

1 December 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following organisational and personnel changes, effective 1 December 2017. 1. Organisational Changes Changes in the area of North American business Aims : Prepare to establish a joint venture production company...


Toyota plans a hydrogen power plant

30 November 2017

Toyota Motor North America will build what it claims will be the world's first megawatt scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fuelling station to support its logistics operations at the Port of Long Beach, south of Los Angeles.


2017 LA AUTO SHOW - world debuts

30 November 2017

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at the 2017 LA auto show.


And now, the three row Lexus RX

30 November 2017

As heralded before the event, Toyota used the LA show to launch new L branded three row Lexus RX models expected to be offered pretty much worldwide.


Toyota updating safety equipment packages in US

29 November 2017

Toyota Motor North America said its second generation Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) package of active safety features will begin to be fitted standard equipment on some models from mid-2018.


Toyota appoints Denso man as CFO

28 November 2017

Toyota has reshuffled its top management as part of an ongoing drive to improve its organisational agility in the face of big challenges facing the auto industry.


Parkopedia supplies Toyota Entune and Lexus Enform

28 November 2017

Toyota and Lexus in the US will use Parkopedia to provide a new in car parking service via the Toyota Entune and Lexus Enform Apps.


just-auto Plus only TMC to absorb Toyota Marketing Japan Corporation

27 November 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has decided to absorb its wholly owned subsidiary, Toyota Marketing Japan Corporation (TMJ), as of 1 April 2018. In doing so, TMC intends to conceive and implement a dynamic and comprehensive approach to marketing for Japan that...


Toyota warns Kentucky workers over cost cuts

22 November 2017

In an unusual move, Toyota has warned workers at its Kentucky plant building the just redesigned, top-selling Camry sedan to cut costs now or face an uncertain future.


First Global NCAP South Africa results poor

22 November 2017

The first Global NCAP independent crash test assessment of some of South Africa's most popular compact and small cars has delivered poor results, as expected for markets where cars are sold with less standard safety equipment than in Europe. The crashworthiness results of the five cars tested show a wide range of safety performance, from four to zero stars for adult protection, with the lowest ratings resulting in a high probability of life threatening injury in a road crash.


just-auto Plus only New Toyota Camry scores five star ANCAP rating

21 November 2017

Independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP, published a 5-star safety rating for the new Toyota Camry. “The new Camry enters the Australian market with the maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating,” said ANCAP chief executive officer James...


Toyota and Suzuki strike MoU on India EVs

17 November 2017

Toyota and Suzuki have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on introducing electric vehicles in the Indian market 'in around 2020'.


Toyota plans EV in China by 2020

17 November 2017

Toyota has announced today that it will be rolling out an electric vehicle under the Toyota brand in the Chinese market in 2020.


Toyota to recall C-HR 1.2s and older Prius PHEVs

17 November 2017

Toyota GB will recall about 4,200 Turkish-built CH-R crossovers with the 1.2-litre petrol engine to reflash software that controls the electronic park brake. The move is part of a global recall that will also see about 1,400 Prius previous generation plug-in hybrids recalled here in the UK to uprate a fuse.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia recalls C-HR vehicles

17 November 2017

Toyota Australia has initiated a safety recall on C-HR models produced from July 2016 until October 2017. The recall is due to a condition affecting the Electronic Parking Brake (EB) and affects approximately 4,886 vehicles in the Australian market. On...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls C-HR and Prius PHV vehicles

16 November 2017

Toyota Motor North America, announced that it is conducting separate safety recalls in the US of approximately 28,600 Model Year 2018 C-HR vehicles and approximately 39,900 Model Year 2012 - 2015 Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicles. C-HR In the involved C-HR...


just-auto Plus only Toyota CSRC launches new research projects

16 November 2017

Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Centre (CSRC) announced a sweeping set of new research programs studying the opportunities and addressing the challenges of emerging vehicle technologies. The eleven projects, launched in partnership with eight...

Toyota Group news

Toyota ramps up EV plans

18 December 2017

Toyota has said it is aiming for more than 5.5m electrified vehicles sales a year - including 1m...


DETROIT SHOW - 2019 Chevy Silverado world debut

18 December 2017

World premieres for the North American International Auto Show are noted below, with a new genera...


just-auto Plus only Toyota plans to accelerate development of EVs

18 December 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is aiming for electrified vehicles to account for more than 50% of...


Toyota and Panasonic mull batteries collaboration

13 December 2017

Toyota and Panasonic have announced an agreement to begin studying the feasibility of a joint aut...


Denso says world's largest HUD fitted to Lexus LS

12 December 2017

Denso says it has developed a thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid-crystal head-up display (HUD) th...


New company to boost Japan’s hydrogen initiative

12 December 2017

Eleven companies have inked a deal to form a new venture next year to develop Japanese hydrogen r...



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