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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.


ANALYSIS - Toyota architectures and future models Part 2

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.


Toyota C-HR waistline not a problem for Kidsview, as it turns out

7 August 2017

Consider a large slice of humble pie cut, served and eaten. Traitorous kids. Soon as Toyota last year started issuing early pix of the controversially styled C-HR crossover (people seem to love or hate it), I was convinced the high waistline would make the view out for little ('ish' in my case now) people. "Don't your designers have kids?" I fired at Toyota GB. "For the more conservative family, we have the RAV4," their soshul meedjah team tweeted back. Touche. I should have kept quiet. Finally, we get one in, the troop lines up for inspection, their first quick drive. No problem at all with the view out the back. So much for my problem with Toyota's waistlines (it also does this with the Aygo city car, unlike Peugeot and Citroen with their versions).


Toyota's French Yaris gets a Polish heart transplant

3 August 2017

Time was you could just about set your calendar by the Japanese automakers' model rollout programmes. Four years, more or less on the dot. Year one, after a Tokyo motor show debut, a new model; year three, new nose and tail, new dashboard; year one again, full redesign, at least of body and cabin. Engines often carried over and it was not unusual to see a new powerplant or two shoe-horned in, maybe in year two or four, carrying over to the next redesign. Simples.

Latest interviews


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.


INTERVIEW: Dr Sae-Hoon Kim, head of Hyundai-Kia's FCEV research and development

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.


INTERVIEW: Toyota Yaris chief engineer Yoshihiko Kanamori

2 June 2014

Such is the extent of the update, Toyota believes the mid-life changes for the Vitz/Yaris constitute it being more than just a facelift. The project's chief engineer Yoshihiko Kanamori explains.

Latest news


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 Plug-In Hybrid 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...


LA AUTO SHOW - Toyota FT-AC concept world debut

15 November 2017

Another world premiere for the LA auto show has been named: the Future Toyota Adventure Concept (FT-AC).


Toyota gears up for EVs/fuel-cell vehicles in China

15 November 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced that it will be rolling out an electric vehicle under the Toyota brand in the Chinese market in 2020, and that the scope of a fuel-cell vehicle feasibility study will be expanded to cover commercial vehicles such as buses.


Hydrogen could contribute 20% of CO2 reduction by 2050 - study

14 November 2017

Toyota says that a study by the Hydrogen Council - of which it is a member - suggests that if deployed at scale hydrogen could account for almost one-fifth of total final energy consumed by 2050. This, it is claimed, would reduce annual global CO2 emissions by roughly 6 gigatons compared to today's levels, and contribute 'roughly 20% of the abatement required to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius'.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia October 2017 sales up 9.7%

3 November 2017

Toyota is just eight weeks away from claiming an impressive sales trifecta with the best-selling automotive brand, best-selling vehicle and best-selling passenger car for 2017. The company's dealers have sold more than 180,000 new vehicles this year, a...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales up 1.1% in October 2017

2 November 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported October 2017 sales of 188,434 units. With one less selling day in October 2017 compared to October 2016, sales were up 1.1% on volume and up 5.2% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division posted October...


Toyota marks 60 (mostly) successful years in the US

1 November 2017

Toyota is marking 60 years in the US since starting with a Hollywood, California, dealership on 31 October, 1957.


just-auto Plus only Toyota selects Renesas’ autonomous-driving vehicle solution

1 November 2017

Renesas Electronics Corporation a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that its automotive technologies will drive Toyota Motor Corporation’s autonomous vehicles, which are presently under development and scheduled for...


Toyota opens new US engineering and manufacturing centre

31 October 2017

Toyota Motor North America has opened its US$80m, 235,000 sq ft Production Engineering and Manufacturing Centre (PEMC) in Georgetown, Kentucky.


just-auto Plus only TRI to use GoMentum Station for further testing of Platform 2.1

31 October 2017

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has signed an agreement with GoMentum Station to test autonomous vehicle technology at the 5,000 acre autonomous vehicle proving grounds located in Concord, California. Managed by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority...


just-auto Plus only TMC announces organisational and personnel changes

31 October 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces organisational changes, as well as personnel changes at the sub-executive managerial level. These changes are scheduled to take effect on 1 November Organisational changes Current - Direct Report New -...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 7.1% in September 2017

30 October 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors, for September 2017 and for April to September 2017. September 2017 Results Production in...


2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW - world debuts

27 October 2017

The following cars and concepts were world premieres at the 2017 Tokyo motor show.


Toyota trials lane congestion data to smartphone

27 October 2017

Toyota is planning to trial a service providing lane-specific traffic-congestion information to its TC Smartphone Navigation smartphone app following testing with the Japan Federation of Hire-Taxi Associations.


just-auto Plus only Toyota announces safety recall of Sienna vehicles in the US

19 October 2017

Toyota Motor North America announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2005 – 2007, 2009 and 2010 Sienna vehicles in the US. Approximately 310,000 vehicles are involved. In the involved vehicles, grease inside the shift lever...


Toyota launches Fine Comfort Ride fuel cell concept vehicle

18 October 2017

Toyota has launched the Fine Comfort Ride fuel cell vehicle (FCV) concept that envisions mobility in a low carbon society with advanced use of hydrogen and renewable energy. The concept proposes "a new form of the premium saloon" by employing a flexible layout unique to electric powered vehicles and a large amount of available electric power using hydrogen as an energy source.


Toyota presents Sora fuel cell bus concept

18 October 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation has launched the Sora fuel cell bus (FC bus) concept. It plans to launch a commercial model based on the concept vehicle in 2018 and expects to introduce over 100 Sora, mainly within the Tokyo metropolitan area, ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Toyota rolls out fuel cell truck in Los Angeles

13 October 2017

The possible future of heavy duty trucking is now on the streets in the form of Toyota Motor North America (TMNA)'s Project Portal – a hydrogen fuel cell system.


Toyota eyes sportier image with 'GR' sub-brand

12 October 2017

Toyota is eyeing a sportier image with the launch of its GR (Gazoo Racing) line of cars in Japan and, later, in other key markets around the world.


Durban storm halts Toyota South Africa production

11 October 2017

A huge storm in the Durban area of South Africa has stopped Toyota production until at least Thursday, local media reported.


just-auto Plus only Hankook Kinergy GT tyre selected for 2018 Camry

10 October 2017

Hankook Tyre has been selected as an OE supplier for select Toyota 2018 Camry models, including hybrid and gasoline powertrains – with the Kinergy GT in size 235/45R 18V. Hankook Tyre’s premium grand touring all-season tyre, Kinergy GT, is an...


Toyota expanding Brazil plant for Yaris

6 October 2017

Contrary to a claim by Nikkei Asia Review, Toyota will not 'squeeze' their Sorocaba plant, in the state of Sao Paulo, to produce the Yaris alongside the current Etios hatchback and saloon subcompacts.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales surge 14.9% in September 2017

5 October 2017

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported September 2017 sales of 226,632 units. With one more selling day in September 2017 compared to September 2016, sales were up 14.9% on a volume basis, and up 10.5% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. For the first...


Toyota ends 54 years of manufacturing in Australia

3 October 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia (TMCA), the production and sales subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in Australia, announced on Tuesday (3 October) it had ended 54 years of manufacturing in Australia as a news report predicted difficulties for the displaced workers.


Toyota to build Yaris Ativ in Brazil

28 September 2017

Toyota Motor has announced plans to spend BRL1bn (US$319m) to upgrade its Sorocaba plant in Brazil to build the Yaris subcompact passenger car from next year but the chosen model is a new 'emerging markets' variant recently launched in Thailand for the ASEAN region and not the recently updated  Yaris/Vitz version built in other countries, including Japan and France, and sold worldwide.


Toyota Research unveils latest autonomous test vehicle with Luminar technology

28 September 2017

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has unveiled its newest autonomous test vehicle, Platform 2.1, featuring Luminar's sensing technology.


just-auto Plus only TMC August 2017 sales up 2.5% in Japan

28 September 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for August 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. Production in Japan Passenger cars: Toyota - 207,094 units; YoY change - (-)3.6%;...

Toyota news

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...


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 Octob...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls C-HR and Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicles

16 November 2017

Toyota Motor North America, announced that it is conducting separate safety recalls in the US of...


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 resear...


LA AUTO SHOW - Toyota FT-AC concept world debut

15 November 2017

Another world premiere for the LA auto show has been named: the Future Toyota Adventure Concept (...


Toyota gears up for EVs/fuel-cell vehicles in China

15 November 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced that it will be rolling out an electric vehicle under...



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