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2019 New York auto show - list of world premieres

18 April 2019

The media preview of the 2019 New York International Auto Show took place on 17 April: just-auto lists all the world debuts below.


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organiser. There were 136 scheduled press conferences on 16 and 17 April plus multiple events which took place in the days (and weeks) beforehand as OEMs attempted to have their brands' voices heard in the welter of announcements.


2019 Geneva motor show world debuts list

6 March 2019

Concepts, prototypes and production models which were world premieres at the 2019 Geneva motor show are discussed below.


Now the Toyota Corolla again, Europe's Auris replacement impresses

15 February 2019

I came away from the European media launch of Toyota's latest generation Corolla on the Balearic (Spanish) island of Majorca with the distinct impression that the late decision to revert the nameplate back to Corolla - used worldwide since the model first appeared in 1966 - from Auris, used in Europe for two generations plus mid-life facelifts between 2007 and 2018, had rather caught country distributors on the hop. Why the change?

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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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TRI-AD, Maxar and NTT DATA to build high-definition maps for AVs

25 April 2019

Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Toyota's automated driving software development company, Maxar Technologies (Maxar), a global technology innovator powering the new space economy, and NTT DATA Corporation (NTT DATA), a leading IT services provider, today announced they will collaborate on a proof of concept building automated high-definition (HD) maps for autonomous vehicles using high-resolution satellite imagery.


Toyota opens new R&D facility and proving ground in Japan

25 April 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has announced that it has completed work on the central section of its new research and development facility, named Toyota Technical Centre Shimoyama, located in a mountainous area straddling the cities of Toyota and Okazaki. This section, which primarily features a winding country road test course, will begin partial operations today.


NHTSA eyeing TRW airbag control units in millions of cars

24 April 2019

A US investigation into airbags using TRW (absorbed into ZF) control units now includes millions of additional cars, according to US media reports.


Toyota and Kenworth unveil jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty truck

24 April 2019

Toyota, Kenworth, the Port of Los Angeles and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) say they have taken the next great leap towards the future of zero-emission trucking, unveiling the first of Toyota and Kenworth's jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks before a crowd of media, government officials and industry and community leaders during a special event held at the Port of Los Angeles.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Sienna and Yaris vehicles

24 April 2019

Toyota announces two safety recalls. The first recall involves certain 2019 Model Year Sienna vehicles and the second recall involves certain 2015-2017 Model Year Toyota Yaris Liftback and Hatchback vehicles in the US. Sienna Recall Toyota is conducting a...


Toyota plans first hybrid car made in Brazil

18 April 2019

Toyota Motor said it would build a hybrid version of the redesigned Corolla sedan in Brazil that will run on electricity, ethanol and petrol, claiming it would be the first vehicle of its kind in the world.


Toyota launches 4G Highlander/Kluger at New York show

17 April 2019

Toyota has unveiled its redesigned Highlander [aka Kluger in some markets like Australia] at the New York motor show.


Novelis supplies aluminium sheet for Toyota 2019 RAV4

17 April 2019

Novelis, the aluminium rolling and recycling company, has announced it is supplying Toyota Motor Corporation with premium aluminium automotive body sheet for the 2019 Toyota RAV4.


just-auto Plus only Toyota launches redesigned RAV4 in Japan

10 April 2019

Toyota announces the launch of its completely redesigned RAV4 in Japan and the start of sales at all nationwide Toyota "Corolla" and "Netz" dealers, and Toyota Mobility Tokyo. The first-generation RAV4 debuted in 1994, when body-on-frame...


Toyota electronics parts deal with Denso done

5 April 2019

Toyota and Denso have announced that they have made a formal decision and reached agreement toward concluding a contract to transfer core electronic component operations to Denso. In June 2018, both companies reached a basic agreement to consolidate the core electronic component operations of both Toyota and Denso within Denso, and began detailed studies.


just-auto Plus only Toyota offers royalty-free licences on its patents to promote e-mobility

3 April 2019

With consideration for the amount of time, money and resources needed to develop sustainable mobility to help combat rising emissions and continuing to utilise currently available technology, Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced two measures related to...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales drop 3.5% in March 2019

3 April 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported March 2019 sales of 214,947 vehicles, an increase of 0.1% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis and a decrease of 3.5% on a volume basis versus March 2018.   For the quarter, TMNA reported sales of 543,716...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor India sells 12,818 units in March 2019

2 April 2019

Toyota Kirloskar Motor records a sales growth of 7% in FY2018-2019 as compared to FY2017-2018. Innova Crysta has registered positive growth in FY2018-2019 as compared to FY2017-2018. The recently launched all new Camry hybrid electric vehicle or...


just-auto Plus only Latin NCAP announces results for VW T-Cross and Toyota Yaris

2 April 2019

Latin NCAP’s second set of results of 2019 was released with a top result and Advanced Award for the Volkswagen T-Cross and a good four stars for the Toyota Yaris. The Volkswagen T-Cross, produced in Brazil, achieved a solid five stars for Adult...


Toyota's [April Fools] new HiAce Convertible with pie warmer

1 April 2019

Amongst the various April Fools Day gag press releases - special mention to Jaguar Land Rover for its 'EV charge point 15 miles from the nearest road on the Scottish island of Skye' and Juice Technology's 'extended version of the wall-mounted Juice Charger 2 with an integrated juicer' - we particularly liked Toyota Australia's 'Pieace' - a convertible version of the popular Hiace van/people carrier complete with built-in pie warmer.


just-auto Plus only Toyota worldwide sales down 1.3% in February 2019

28 March 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its sales, production, and export results for February 2019, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. February 2019 : Sales Results Toyota Worldwide sales: February 2019 -...


just-auto Plus only Monet inks capital and business partnership with Hino Motors and Honda

28 March 2019

Monet Technologies (“Monet”), a joint venture between SoftBank and Toyota Motor Corporation, announced that it concluded an agreement for a capital and business partnership with Hino Motors (“Hino”) and Honda Motor (“Honda”)...


just-auto Plus only Toyota recalls 2019 Camry Hybrid and Avalon Hybrid vehicles in the US

26 March 2019

NHTSA campaign number: 19V097000 Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing Components Fuel System, Gasoline Potential number of units affected 205 Summary Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2019...


Toyota and Suzuki to share models and hybrid technology

20 March 2019

Toyota Motor and Suzuki Motor announced and agreement to "begin considering concrete collaboration in new fields".


Toyota finds another $3bn to spend on US plants

14 March 2019

Toyota will now spend almost US$13bn by 2021 at its US operations and will add about 600 new jobs.


just-auto Plus only NHTSA and IIHS reports on AEB equipped by automakers

14 March 2019

Ten automakers report equipping more than half of the vehicles they produced between 1 September 2017, and 31 August 2018, with automatic emergency braking (AEB), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for...


Toyota GB prices revived Camry

11 March 2019

Toyota GB has announced prices for the revived Camry, now to be sold only as a "self-charging hybrid" saloon from this summer.


Toyota and Denso invest in Airbiquity

10 March 2019

Airbiquity, a long-standing global leader in connected vehicle services, announced a US$15m minority investment in the company from Toyota Motor Corporation, Denso Corporation, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation.


Toyota denies UK Brexit exit

8 March 2019

Toyota has denied media reports earlier this week which suggested it could end UK production as early as 2023 if the country leaves the European Union without a deal on the terms of its departure.


GENEVA - Political headwinds dampen sales growth hopes

5 March 2019

Political headwinds across Europe are dampening any hopes of growth in vehicle sales this year.


GENEVA - Toyota plans nameplate consolidation

5 March 2019

The launch of new Corolla is more than just a car for Toyota, it is the rebirth in Europe of a nameplate that has pretty much defined the brand for more than 50 years.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 5.2% in February 2019

4 March 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported February 2019 sales of 172,748 vehicles, a decrease of 5.2% from February 2018 on a volume and daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division posted February sales of 152,626 units, down 6.3% on a volume and DSR...


just-auto Plus only TRI-AD and Carmera to develop camera-based HD maps

1 March 2019

Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development ("TRI-AD") and Carmera announce they are joining forces to conduct a proof of concept about developing camera-based automation of high definition ("HD") maps for urban and surface roads. This...


just-auto Plus only TMC announces executive changes

1 March 2019

On 1 March Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) intends to make the following changes regarding an operating officer's areas of responsibility and a personnel change at the general manager level. Changes regarding operating officer's areas of...


just-auto Plus only TMC global sales down 3.4% in January 2019

28 February 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has updated its sales, production, and export results for January 2019, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors. January 2019 Sales Results Worldwide sales: Toyota - 741,909 units; YoY change...

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TRI-AD, Maxar and NTT DATA to build high-definition maps for AVs

25 April 2019

Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Toyota's automated driving software deve...


Toyota opens new R&D facility and proving ground in Japan

25 April 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has announced that it has completed work on the central section...


NHTSA eyeing TRW airbag control units in millions of cars

24 April 2019

A US investigation into airbags using TRW (absorbed into ZF) control units now includes millions...


Toyota and Kenworth unveil jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty truck

24 April 2019

Toyota, Kenworth, the Port of Los Angeles and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) say they...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Sienna and Yaris vehicles

24 April 2019

Toyota announces two safety recalls. The first recall involves certain 2019 Model Year Sienna veh...


Toyota plans first hybrid car made in Brazil

18 April 2019

Toyota Motor said it would build a hybrid version of the redesigned Corolla sedan in Brazil that...



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