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Detroit auto show world debuts list - 2020 VW Passat

13 December 2018

Volkswagen of America is the latest car maker to announce a vehicle debut ahead of next year's North American International Auto Show. The Chattanooga-built 2020 Passat is merely the current model with new body panels rather than - as had been expected - the twin of China's recently released, XL-sized and genuinely new Passat.


Toyota future models and platforms

4 December 2018

The Toyota brand has vast reach worldwide, particularly in Japan, where it controls half the market. Over the first ten months, production reached 8.8m vehicles, a gain of just one per cent. As ever though, the parent company Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has a game plan for growth, the key element of which is a new wave of replacement models and fresh entries to expanding segments.


2018 Los Angeles auto show world debuts list

29 November 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 LA Auto Show are named below.


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.

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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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just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls certain models over faulty airbag inflators

13 December 2018

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Toyota 2003-2005 Model Year Corolla, 2002-2005 Model Year Sequoia, 2003-2005 Model Year Tundra and 2002-2005 Model Year Lexus SC vehicles in the US. Approximately 65,000 vehicles are involved in this...


just-auto Plus only Toyota New Zealand expands SUV line up with 2019 RAV4 hybrid

12 December 2018

The all new RAV4, to be launched in 2019 locally, will be the first Toyota sport utility vehicle to be offered here with self-charging electric hybrid technology. The RAV4 will deliver an adventure-changing experience while pushing the boundaries with...


Toyota GB plans hybrid-only RAV4 5G

4 December 2018

Toyota GB's fifth generation RAV4 SUV will be sold only as a "self-charging full hybrid" model, as the distributor now likes to call its non-PHEV hybrids.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 0.6% in November 2018

4 December 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported November 2018 sales of 190,423 units. With the same number of selling days in November 2018 compared to November 2017, sales were down 0.6% on a volume basis and a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division...


just-auto Plus only Toyota North America announces leadership changes

3 December 2018

In an effort to speed decision making and further develop a performance-driven workforce, Toyota Motor North America announces changes to its executive team effective January 2019. The changes are in line with parent company Toyota Motor Corporation’s...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor sells 11,390 units in November 2018

3 December 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10721 units in the domestic market in November 2018. The company exported 669 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 11,390 units. In the month of November 2017, Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor names new managing director

3 December 2018

As a part of its management restructuring in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) announced the repatriation of Akito Tachibana, presently managing director of Toyota Kirloskar Motor and proposed appointment of Masakazu Yoshimura as managing director. The...


just-auto Plus only TMC announces personnel changes

3 December 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced the following changes to executives' areas of responsibility, as well as personnel changes. Changes to managing officer's areas of responsibility Name - Hidetoshi Kato Current post - Powertrain...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Corolla Sport earns highest JNCAP score

30 November 2018

Toyota announces that its Corolla Sport, equipped with the latest Toyota Safety Sense preventive safety package and Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Parking Support Brakes (Stationary Objects), received the highest score in the JNCAP Preventive Safety...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 8% in October 2018

30 November 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for October 2018, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. Toyota October 2018 Results Production in Japan Passenger cars:...


just-auto Plus only Toyota transfers van business to Toyota Auto Body

29 November 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Toyota Auto Body (Toyota Auto Body) have agreed to completely transfer Toyota's van planning, development, and production business to Toyota Auto Body. This agreement came into effect this November and replaces the...


just-auto Plus only Toyota to increase prices across models in India

29 November 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor likely to increase the prices by up to 4% effective from 1 January 2019. The company considered the price hike after periodically reviewing the continuous pressure of increasing manufacturing costs, which is also a general industry...


Toyota launches Corolla hybrid sedan in Los Angeles

28 November 2018

Europeans are by now, two generations on, well used to the Auris hybrid, about to launch in 3G form, renamed Corolla but the matching sedan only now is becoming available globally as a hybrid - it's already been confirmed for Australia following launch at the Los Angeles show this week.


Toyota adds 4WD to updated Prius line

28 November 2018

Toyota has updated its pioneering hybrid-only global model, the Prius, adding a new AWD-i electric all-wheel drive system.


'No deal' Brexit catastrophic blow to British auto industry, SMMT warns

28 November 2018

Three quarters of UK automotive businesses fear a 'no-deal' Brexit would threaten their future viability, according to a new member survey announced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) at its 102nd annual dinner in London last night (28 November).


just-auto Plus only Toyota equips 10m vehicles globally with preventive safety package since 2015

26 November 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces the total global number of vehicles equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), the Toyota-developed preventive safety package, has reached the 10m unit mark, approximately three and a half years after its March 2015...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia opens new solar powered parts warehouse

21 November 2018

After more than 11-months of construction, Toyota Australia has officially opened its largest and newest parts warehouse in Western Sydney. The Toyota Parts Centre NSW (TPC) is located on a 6.4-hectare site close to a network of motorways and major arterial...


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...

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Detroit auto show world debuts list - 2020 VW Passat

13 December 2018

Volkswagen of America is the latest car maker to announce a vehicle debut ahead of next year's No...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls certain models over faulty airbag inflators

13 December 2018

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain Toyota 2003-2005 Model Year Corolla, 2002-...


just-auto Plus only Toyota New Zealand expands SUV line up with 2019 RAV4 hybrid

12 December 2018

The all new RAV4, to be launched in 2019 locally, will be the first Toyota sport utility vehicle...


Toyota future models and platforms

4 December 2018

The Toyota brand has vast reach worldwide, particularly in Japan, where it controls half the mark...


Toyota GB plans hybrid-only RAV4 5G

4 December 2018

Toyota GB's fifth generation RAV4 SUV will be sold only as a "self-charging full hybrid" model, a...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 0.6% in November 2018

4 December 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported November 2018 sales of 190,423 units. With the same nu...



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