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2018 Guangzhou motor show - world premieres list

19 November 2018

Below is a list of vehicle world premieres which appeared at the 2018 edition of AutoGuangzhou.


2019 Detroit auto show: world premieres list

30 October 2018

Manufacturers have begun to drip feed the first details of concepts and production models which will be world debuts at the North American International Auto Show. The first round-up of what has been confirmed is below, with the list to be constantly updated over the coming weeks.


2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are named below.


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 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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Mazda, Toyota, break ground for US JV assembly plant

19 November 2018

Mazda and Toyota have broken ground in Huntsville, Alabama, on their jointly owned and operated production plant that will have capacity for 300,000 vehicles a year from 2021.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia presents 2019 RAV4 SUV with advanced AWD systems

9 November 2018

]Toyota's all-new RAV4 will introduce two advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) systems that will distinguish the range with sure-footed cornering performance and grip in all driving conditions. The 2019 RAV4 line-up will include the first Toyota hybrid SUV...


Hyundai-Kia to invest another US$250m in Grab

7 November 2018

Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings, which claims to be southeast Asia's leading O2O (online to offline) mobile platform, announced an agreement under which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will invest an additional US$250m into Grab and establish a partnership to pilot EV programs in the region.


Toyota Brazil confirms investment for new Corolla

5 November 2018

Toyota Brazil has confirmed a BRL1bn/US$280m investment for its Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo state, manufacturing plant, 95km/57miles northwest of the state capital Sao Paulo City.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 1.4% in October 2018

5 November 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported October 2018 sales of 191,102 units. With one more selling day in October 2018 compared to October 2017, sales were up 1.4% on a volume basis and down 2.5% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor sells 13,245 units in October 2018

5 November 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 12,606 units in the domestic market this month of October 2018. The company exported 639 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 13,245 units. TKM sold a total of 12,403 units in the domestic market...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia recalls Corolla vehicles to replace airbag ECU

5 November 2018

Toyota Australia has announced that it will initiate a safety recall on 2,121 Corolla vehicles produced from April 2004 to February 2007. This recall is due to a condition affecting the airbag electronic control unit (ECU). The airbag system in the...


just-auto Plus only Toyota expands Takata airbag recall in Australia

5 November 2018

Toyota Australia has announced that it will initiate future Takata recall campaigns ahead of schedule for 2,399 Corolla and Avensis vehicles to replaced previously installed passenger's front affected Takata airbag inflators. These vehicles were previously...


just-auto Plus only Toyota and Melbourne Council to trial FCEVs in Australia

5 November 2018

In an Australian first, Toyota Australia is partnering with a Melbourne council for a real-world trial of environmentally friendly, zero CO2 emitting hydrogen-electric vehicles. Three Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs), the first of their kind...


just-auto Plus only Toyota 86 recalled in Australia to replace engine valve springs

5 November 2018

Toyota Australia has announced that it will initiate a safety recall on 5,407 Toyota 86 vehicles produced from April 2012 to July 2013. This recall is due to a condition affecting the engine valve springs. Due to excessive stress, there is a possibility...


just-auto Plus only Global NCAP announces four new crash test results

5 November 2018

Global NCAP and the Automobile Association (AA) South Africa launched the second round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results with the welcome support of the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The four models tested show a wide range of safety...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 3.2% in September 2018

30 October 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors, for September 2018 and for April to September 2018. September 2018 Results Production in...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia to add five new hybrid models over the next two and a half years

26 October 2018

Toyota Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to adding five new hybrid models to its range over the next two and a half years as it ramps up its plans to deliver the advanced petrol-electric technology to a broader base of customers. The company's...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Boshoku Automotive Parts, China relocates to larger facility

23 October 2018

Toyota Boshoku Corporation relocated Tianjin Toyota Boshoku Automotive Parts (Tianjin, China) to a new plant. This aimed for the establishment of a production system capable of responding to the business expansion of automobile filter products in China. The...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls 2019 C-HR cars to fix axle bearing bolts

12 October 2018

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2019 Model Year C-HR vehicles in the US. Approximately 700 vehicles are involved in this recall. There is a possibility that one or more rear axle bearing bolts on some vehicles may not have been...


just-auto Plus only Toyota New Zealand recalls Prius and Prius V hybrid vehicles

12 October 2018

Toyota New Zealand is recalling 1,169 vehicles due to a concern with the fail safe mode in the hybrid system. The impacted models are Prius and Prius V hybrids manufactured between the 23 January 2009 to 30 June 2014. This is a precautionary recall due to...


just-auto Plus only Osram supplies LED signal lamps to Koito for the new Toyota Corolla Sport

9 October 2018

The new XLS product family is revolutionizing the signal lamp market by combining a standardized light source with LED technology With their innovative XLS (eXchangeable LED Signal lamp) products, Osram and Koito are launching a series of standardized...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Tundra and Sequoia and Avalon vehicles

5 October 2018

Toyota is conducting a recall involving certain 2018-2019 Tundra and Sequoia, and 2019 Avalon vehicles in the US. Approximately 168,000 vehicles are involved in this recall. Due to inappropriate programming in the airbag electronic control unit (ECU), a...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Prius and Prius V vehicles

5 October 2018

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2010-2014 model year Toyota Prius and 2012-2014 Prius V vehicles. Approximately 807,000 vehicles in the US will be involved in this recall. The involved vehicles were designed to enter a failsafe...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia recalls Prius to reprogram the Power Management ECU

5 October 2018

Toyota Australia has initiated a safety recall on 8,476 Prius and Prius V vehicles produced from October 2008 to November 2014. The recall is due to the software controlling the hybrid system, also known as the Power Management ECU, not correctly entering a...


Toyota and Mercedes top 2018 auto brands rating

4 October 2018

Automotive brands accounted for 16 of Interbrand's most valuable brands list for 2018 though Apple, Google, and Amazon were the top three.


just-auto Plus only Toyota enhances Landcruiser 200 Series safety functions

4 October 2018

Toyota has expanded the driver assistance and safety features of two of its popular LandCruiser 200 Series grades. The luxury VX grade gains blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, a four-camera multi-terrain monitor and auto-dimming interior and...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 10.4% in September 2018

3 October 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported September 2018 sales of 203,098 units. With one less selling day in September 2018 compared to September 2017, sales were down 6.8% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis and down 10.4% on a volume basis. Through...


just-auto Plus only Redesigned Toyota Corolla hatchback earns IIHS top safety pick rating

3 October 2018

The redesigned Toyota Corolla hatchback, a small car, qualifies for the 2018 Top Safety Pick award when equipped with optional curve-adaptive headlights. The 2019 Corolla hatchback takes the place of the Corolla iM hatchback. The Corolla sedan has not yet...


Paris - Toyota plans for UK plants Brexit

2 October 2018

Toyota has already put plans into place to maximise efficiencies at its UK plant ahead of any Brexit deal, good or bad.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor sells 13,078 units in September 2018

2 October 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 12,512 units in the domestic market this month of September 2018. The company exported 566 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 13,078 units. TKM sold a total of 12,335 units in the domestic...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales down 0.8% in August 2018

28 September 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for August 2018, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motor. August 2018 Results Passenger cars: Toyota - 212,361 units; change - (-)2.5%;...


Toyota to rationalise segmented Japanese dealer network

27 September 2018

Toyota Motor is to end its decades-old practice of selling cars in Japan through multiple dealership chains catering to different segments of the market, switching to selling all models at any outlet.


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.

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Mazda, Toyota, break ground for US JV assembly plant

19 November 2018

Mazda and Toyota have broken ground in Huntsville, Alabama, on their jointly owned and operated p...


2018 Guangzhou motor show - world premieres list

19 November 2018

Below is a list of vehicle world premieres which appeared at the 2018 edition of AutoGuangzhou....


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia presents 2019 RAV4 SUV with advanced AWD systems

9 November 2018

]Toyota's all-new RAV4 will introduce two advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) systems that will di...


Hyundai-Kia to invest another US$250m in Grab

7 November 2018

Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings, which claims to be southeast Asia's leading O2O (onlin...


Toyota Brazil confirms investment for new Corolla

5 November 2018

Toyota Brazil has confirmed a BRL1bn/US$280m investment for its Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo state, manu...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 1.4% in October 2018

5 November 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported October 2018 sales of 191,102 units. With one more sel...



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