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

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BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


Can newly updated Lexus CT 200h still compete?

21 December 2017

Sometimes, Toyota Motor Corporation does curious things. The new Lexus LC and LS are clearly money no object designs. Why then has it chosen to extend the life of the seven-year old CT 200h with another facelift, when the car was, to be polite, not exactly state of the art?


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.

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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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Toyota ramps up plans for hydrogen fuel-cells

24 May 2018

Toyota is planning a ten-fold increase to production volumes of fuel-cell stacks and hydrogen tanks post-2020.


Lexus shuffles US exec deck

23 May 2018

David Christ has been named to succeed Jeff Bracken as Lexus group vice president and general manager, overseeing all aspects of US Lexus automotive operations, including sales, marketing, customer service and dealer operations.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia expands airbag sensor recall

23 May 2018

In January 2018 Toyota Australia announced a recall relating to airbag sensor malfunction on some Toyota models. Toyota Australia has identified an additional 1,514 Corolla and HiLux vehicles produced between June 2015 and January 2016. The recall is due...


Toyota to sell GAC brand EVs in China

21 May 2018

oyota Motor plans to sell an electric vehicle in China sourced from its local partner GAC Motor from next year, according to reports in Japan.


UK gov understands our trade concerns - Toyota

17 May 2018

Toyota Motor Europe's London representative, Tony Walker, has told just-auto that the UK government is listening and understands the concerns of the UK's auto industry over future trade arrangements with the EU when the UK exits from the EU.


Mazda’s new CEO to focus on US

14 May 2018

Mazda Motor plans to appoint its current vice president Akira Marumoto, who oversees operations in the Americas, as its global president and chief executive officer in June - replacing Masamichi Kogai.


just-auto Plus only Finsix and TICO to develop electronic modules

10 May 2018

Finsix Corporation, the worldwide leader in high-frequency power electronics, announced its partnership with Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) a major company of Toyota Group, to develop a new generation of highly miniaturised power electronics modules for...


Toyota forecasts profit drop on higher yen

9 May 2018

Toyota has forecast a 4.2% decline to operating profit for the current financial year - at 2.3 trillion yen - as the higher yen hits overseas earnings in spite of higher forecast global vehicle sales.


Toyota to spend $1.4m on its Canadian factories

8 May 2018

Toyota Motor announced plans to spend CAD1.4bn (US$1.1bn) at two existing factories in Canada to support production of upcoming models.


just-auto Plus only Toyota North America sales down 4.7% in April

3 May 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported April 2018 sales of 192,348 vehicles, a decrease of 4.7% from April 2017 on a volume basis. With two fewer selling days in April 2018 compared to April 2017, sales were up 3.2% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


Toyota details US Corolla hatchback

1 May 2018

Toyota's US unit has announced full details of the 2019 Corolla hatchback as more of the 12th generation car sold globally is gradually revealed market by market.


Toyota spending $170m to expand Mississippi plant

27 April 2018

Toyota Motor said it plans to spend US$170m on its vehicle assembly plant in the US state of Mississippi, according to local reports in Japan.


Toyota Brazil bets on flex fuel Prius

27 April 2018

Toyota has revealed its first prototype of a hybrid electric vehicle powered by a flexible fuel internal combustion engine.


BEIJING SHOW - Toyota shows new PHEVs

25 April 2018

Toyota plans to introduce to the Chinese market plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) versions of its "Corolla" and "Levin" passenger cars in 2019 and a battery electric vehicle (BEV) model based on its "C-HR" / "IZOA" (sold in China as "C-HR" by GAC Toyota  and "IZOA" byy FAW Toyota) compact SUV in 2020.


Wagner expands brake line up

25 April 2018

Federal-Mogul Motorparts' Wagner brand, says during 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, it introduced 462 new products, including brake pads, hydraulics, rotors and drums for North American, Asian and European vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Toyota/Shell to build truck hydrogen station

20 April 2018

Equilon Enterprises, doing business as Shell Oil Products US ("Shell"), and Toyota have been provisionally awarded US$8m by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop the first hydrogen-truck refuelling station at the Port of Long...


Toyota to roll out first PHEVs in China

19 April 2018

Toyota Motor will unveil its first plug-in hybrid Corolla sedan and Levin compact car in China at the Beijing motor show, which opens on 25 April in Beijing.


Toyota pushes for anti-collision system in US

17 April 2018

Toyota Motor said that from 2021 it plans to sell vehicles in the USA that communicate with each other to help improve road safety, if proposals put to the US Transportation Department are accepted.


VW and Hino agree strategic partnership on CVs

12 April 2018

Toyota controlled truckmaker Hino Motors and and Volkswagen Truck & Bus have signed an agreement aiming to build a mutually beneficial strategic long-term partnership in their commercial vehicles businesses.


Toyota to produce hybrid batteries in Thailand

11 April 2018

Toyota Motor announced plans to build a production base in Thailand for battery packs for hybrid vehicles, according to reports in Japan citing company sources.


Toyota New Zealand completely revamps retailing

6 April 2018

Toyota New Zealand (TNZ) is in the early days of a new Drive Happy project that has completely changed how it retails cars and how its dealers operate.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia surpasses 50,000 vehicle sales

5 April 2018

Market leader Toyota has passed 50,000 new-vehicle sales in 2018 on the back of three consecutive monthly sales records for HiLux and also for the company's sports-utility vehicles (SUVs). Toyota's first-quarter sales total has exceeded 52,400...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia recalls Kluger vehicles

5 April 2018

Toyota Australia has initiated a safety recall on 21 Kluger vehicles produced during October 2017. This recall is due to a condition affecting the vacuum pump that is used to supply vacuum to the vehicle's brake booster. There is a possibility that a...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 3.5% in March

4 April 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported March 2018 sales of 222,782 vehicles, an increase of 3.5% from March 2017 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in March 2018 compared to March 2017, sales were down 0.2% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


just-auto Plus only TMNA recalls Sienna/Tacoma/Lexus vehicles

4 April 2018

Toyota Motor North America, announced that it is conducting a safety recall in the US of approximately 6,000 Model Year 2018 Camry and Highlander vehicles and Model Year 2017 Sienna, Tacoma and Lexus RX350 vehicles. The involved vehicles are equipped with a...


just-auto Plus only Bridgestone Turanza tyre selected for new Lexus UX

3 April 2018

Bridgestone Corporation announced that its Turanza EL450 tyre with run-flat technology (RFT) will be supplied as original equipment on the new Lexus UX crossover vehicle. The Lexus UX was unveiled during the 88th International Geneva Motor Show in March 2018,...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar India sells 12,539 units in March

3 April 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 12,539 units in the domestic market this month of March 2018. The company exported 998 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 13,537 units. In the month of March 2017.TKM sold a total of 13,796...


Toyota/Suzuki combine for hybrids in India

29 March 2018

Toyota and Suzuki have concluded a 'basic agreement toward the mutual supply of hybrid and other vehicles between the two companies for the Indian market'.


US tariff threat gives automakers the jitters

29 March 2018

Major automaker executives raised concerns at the New York show this week about the possibility of a trade war after the Trump administration imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports earlier this month, a media report said.


NEW YORK AUTO SHOW - world premieres

29 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 New York International Auto Show are named below.

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Toyota ramps up plans for hydrogen fuel-cells

24 May 2018

Toyota is planning a ten-fold increase to production volumes of fuel-cell stacks and hydrogen tan...


Lexus shuffles US exec deck

23 May 2018

David Christ has been named to succeed Jeff Bracken as Lexus group vice president and general man...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia expands airbag sensor recall

23 May 2018

In January 2018 Toyota Australia announced a recall relating to airbag sensor malfunction on some...


Toyota to sell GAC brand EVs in China

21 May 2018

Toyota Motor plans to sell an electric vehicle in China sourced from its local partner GAC Motor...


UK gov understands our trade concerns - Toyota

17 May 2018

Toyota Motor Europe's London representative, Tony Walker, has told just-auto that the UK gove...


Mazda’s new CEO to focus on US

14 May 2018

Mazda Motor plans to appoint its current vice president Akira Marumoto, who oversees operations i...



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