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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.


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.


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 architectures and 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 changing dealers to agencies

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.


INTERVIEW: Tony Walker eyes growth for Toyota UK manufacturing

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 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 and Servco launch car sharing services in Honolulu

11 July 2018

Toyota is participating in the Honolulu (Hawaii, US) launch of a 'creative new mobility solution' called Hui – a round-trip, station-based car share service.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia sells 23,171 vehicles in June 2018

5 July 2018

Toyota sales records tumbled as traditionally strong sales in the final month of the financial year saw the brand maintain its leading position as Australia's best-selling marque. With a total of 23,171 units sold in June, accounting for 17.7% of the...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 3.6% in June 2018

4 July 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported June 2018 sales of 209,602 units. With one more selling day in June 2018 compared to June 2017, sales were up 3.6% on volume basis and down 0.3% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. For the first half of the year,...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor India sells 14,102 units in June 2018

3 July 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 13,088 units in the domestic market this month of June 2018. The company exported 1,014 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 14,102 units. TKM had sold 1,973 units in the domestic market and...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America names new chief information officer

26 June 2018

Manjit Singh has been named the chief information officer and group vice president of information systems for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). He will oversee strategy, development and operation of all information systems, solutions and technology. Singh...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia sells 229,258 vehicles in FY2017-2018

21 June 2018

Toyota Australia has posted an after-tax profit of AUD137m (US$101m) for the year ending 31 March 2018 (2016-17: after-tax profit of AUD99m). There were 229,258 Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold locally and 25,791 vehicles exported during the 2017-2018...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Vans uses Automotive Grade Linux platform for its commercial vehicles.

21 June 2018

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for the connected car, announced that Mercedes-Benz Vans is using AGL as a foundation for a new onboard operating system for its commercial...


just-auto Plus only Toyota begins development of hybrid super sports car

19 June 2018

Toyota has confirmed it has started development of a road-going super sports car that uses the same hybrid drivetrain technology as that honed in its Le Mans-winning Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid race car. The announcement coincided with the Japanese...


Yaris, between Etios and Corolla, strengthens Brazilian Toyota line

18 June 2018

Despite the strong advance of SUVs, crossovers and 'adventure' variants of popular hatchbacks in Brazil, A- and B-segment hatchbacks still account for 60% of total passenger car registrations here, excluding single and double cab pick-ups. So automakers need to increase market share with additional types and sizes of vehicle.


just-auto Plus only Toyota selects TomTom as its navigation partner for Latin America

7 June 2018

TomTom launched a new navigation app that can be mirrored to Toyota vehicles’ in-dash screens using SmartDeviceLink (SDL) technology – a first for both TomTom and Toyota. The TomTom Navigation App is available at no extra cost to Toyota drivers in...


Toyota Australia again books record SUV volume

5 June 2018

Toyota's local unit said it was "riding the crest of Australia's wave of SUV popularity", selling an industry record of over 7,500 SUVs last month, reflecting the trend to this type of vehicle in Europe and the US.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 1.3% in May 2018

5 June 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported May 2018 sales of 215,321 vehicles, a decrease of 1.3% from May 2017 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in May 2018 compared to May 2017, sales were down 5.1% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor sales up 20% in April 2018

1 June 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 13,113 units in the domestic market this month of May 2018. The company exported 827 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 13,940 units. TKM sold a total of 10,914 units in the domestic market and...


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...


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 for hybrid vehicles

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 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 Motor North America sales down 4.7% in April 2018

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.


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 at Long Beach port

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 plug-in hybrids car 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 New Zealand completely revamps vehicle 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 new vehicle sales in Q1 2018

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 to replace vacuum pump

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 2018

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 Toyota Motor North America 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...

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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 In...


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...


Toyota and Servco launch car sharing services in Honolulu

11 July 2018

Toyota is participating in the Honolulu (Hawaii, US) launch of a 'creative new mobility solution'...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia sells 23,171 vehicles in June 2018

5 July 2018

Toyota sales records tumbled as traditionally strong sales in the final month of the financial ye...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 3.6% in June 2018

4 July 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported June 2018 sales of 209,602 units. With one more sellin...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor India sells 14,102 units in June 2018

3 July 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 13,088 units in the domestic market this month of June 201...



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