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Paris motor show world debuts list - Audi e-tron

18 September 2018

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's public premiere will take place at the Paris motor show. Production has already started and sales will commence in European markets during November.


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.

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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 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.


Earthquake halts Toyota Japan production - reports

7 September 2018

Toyota reportedly has halted much production in Japan following an earthquake. It has 18 plants there.


Toyota to recall over 1m hybrids to check wiring

5 September 2018

Toyota Motor has announced a recall of 1.03m hybrid vehicles in Japan, North America, Europe and other regions.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 2% in August 2018

5 September 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported August 2018 sales of 223,055 units. With the same number of selling days in August 2018 compared to August 2017, sales were down 2.0% on a daily selling rate (DSR) and volume basis.   Toyota division posted...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia recalls Prius vehicles

5 September 2018

Toyota Australia has initiated a safety recall on 791 Prius vehicles produced from November 2015 to May 2018. This recall is due to a condition affecting the engine wire harness. There is a possibility that a portion of the wire harness could come into...


just-auto Plus only TKM launches enhanced Crysta and Fortuner models with new features

3 September 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) announced the launch of the enhanced version of the Innova Crysta and the enhanced Fortuner.The Innova has been the country’s undisputed leader in the MPV segment since its launch in 2005, while the Fortuner is one of the...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 3.1% in July 2018

31 August 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for July 2018, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor. and Hino Motors. Passenger cars: Toyota - 244,337 units; change - 0.8% Daihatsu - 59,130 units;...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Corolla scores five star ANCAP rating

23 August 2018

Australasia’s independent authority on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has awarded Australasia’s top-selling passenger car a 5-star ANCAP safety rating following testing against the most stringent criteria. The new generation Toyota Corolla hatch...


Toyota to expand capacity in China

21 August 2018

Toyota Motor is preparing to increase capacity at its two main production hubs in China, in Tianjin and Guangzhou, according to reports in Japan citing company insiders.


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces ratings for 2018-2019 model minivans

16 August 2018

The Toyota Sienna stumbled, the Chrysler Pacifica turned in an acceptable performance and the Honda Odyssey finished strong in the Institute's passenger-side small overlap front crash test. The 2018–19 model minivans are the latest group to be put...


Toyota and Ricardo develop second fuel cell electric zero emissions truck

6 August 2018

Toyota has unveiled the second iteration of its Project Portal hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales down 2.1% in July 2018

2 August 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported July 2018 sales of 208,770 units. With one less selling day in July 2018 compared to July 2017, sales were down 2.1% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis and down 6.0% on volume basis. Toyota division posted July...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor sells 14,424 units in July 2018

2 August 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 13,677 units in the domestic market this month of July 2018. The company exported 747 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 14,424 units. TKM had sold 17,750 units in the domestic market, which was...


Toyota getting serious about lower hydrogen power costs

27 July 2018

Toyota is designing hydrogen powered, lower-cost, mass market passenger cars and SUVs and shifting the technology into buses and trucks to build economies of scale, a media report said.


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

27 July 2018

The redesigned Toyota Avalon qualifies for the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with good-rated headlights. To earn the 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap...


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...

Toyota news

Paris motor show world debuts list - Audi e-tron

18 September 2018

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's...


Toyota sells 2m hybrids in Europe

18 September 2018

Toyota has delivered its two millionth hybrid electric vehicle in Europe nominating the milestone...


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 Angel...


Earthquake halts Toyota Japan production - reports

7 September 2018

Toyota reportedly has halted much production in Japan following an earthquake. It has 18 plants t...


Toyota to recall over 1m hybrids to check wiring

5 September 2018

Toyota Motor has announced a recall of 1.03m hybrid vehicles in Japan, North America, Europe and...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 2% in August 2018

5 September 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported August 2018 sales of 223,055 units. With the same numb...



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