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25 years on comes the fifth generation Toyota RAV4

18 January 2019

It seems hard to believe Toyota's RAV4 is 25 years old and entering its fifth generation. Seems only a few years ago I had my first go in the little three-door launch model with its cheeky look a larger Toyota iteration of Suzuki's Vitara, a two-litre petrol engine, side opening rear door and tailgate mounted spare wheel.


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts

15 January 2019

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.


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.

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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 Australia expands Takata airbag recall

16 January 2019

Toyota Australia will recall an additional 1,541 vehicles built between 2014 and 2016 ahead of schedule. This campaign involves Yaris sedan and Rukus models that have been installed with faulty Takata airbags. These vehicles were previously included in future...


just-auto Plus only New Toyota Supra premiers at Detroit show

16 January 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) premiered its much-anticipated all-new Supra at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Sales in Japan of the new Supra are slated to start around spring 2019. The new Supra is the first global model of...


Toyota officially starts Corolla production in UK

14 January 2019

Toyota has marked the official start of production of the redesigned Corolla hatchback and wagon with a ceremony at UK car plant at Burnaston in Derbyshire.


Toyota recalls 1.7m cars in North America to replace Takata inflators

10 January 2019

Toyota announced the recall of 1.7m vehicles in North America to replace faulty Takata front passenger airbag inflators, including 1.3m in the US alone.


just-auto Plus only TMC, KDDI and AT&T jointly to enhance car connectivity capabilities

8 January 2019

Toyota and Lexus are bringing industry-leading connected car capabilities to their vehicles in the US. The collaboration of Toyota Motor North America, KDDI and AT&T will enable 4G LTE connectivity for select new model Toyota and Lexus cars and trucks....


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 0.9% in December 2018

4 January 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported December 2018 sales of 220,910 vehicles, a decrease of 0.9% from December 2017 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in December 2018 compared to December 2017, sales were down 0.9% on a daily...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia sells 217,061 vehicles in 2018

4 January 2019

Toyota has been crowned the market leader for the 16th year in a row after selling an impressive 217,061 vehicles in 2018. An extraordinary five Toyota vehicles established new sales records last year with HiLux joined by four SUVs - RAV4, LandCruiser...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor sales up 10% in December 2018

3 January 2019

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has posted a growth of 10% in December 2018 as compared to domestic sales in December 2017. Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 11,830 units in the domestic market in December 2018. The company exported 653 units of the Etios series...


just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 4.4% in November 2018

27 December 2018

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


just-auto Plus only Toyota New Zealand recalls Corolla vehicles to fix torque converter

20 December 2018

Toyota New Zealand is recalling 1,239 vehicles due to a potential torque converter issue. The model affected is the Toyota Corolla manufactured between 8 August and 16 October 2018. This is a precautionary measure due to the potential for a torque converter...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls Corolla hatchback to replace CVT

20 December 2018

Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2019 Model Year Corolla Hatchback vehicles in the US. Approximately 3,400 vehicles are involved. In the involved vehicles, there is a possibility the torque converter in the Continuously Variable...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia recalls Corolla to replace CVT and torque converter

19 December 2018

Toyota Australia has announced that it will initiate a safety recall on 2,640 Toyota Corolla 2.0L petrol engine vehicles (Model No. MZEA12R) produced from August 2018 - October 2018. Approximately 1,100 of these vehicles are currently with Toyota Australia and...


just-auto Plus only TMC announces sales and production plans for CY2019

19 December 2018

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its 2019 sales and production plans, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors as shown below. CY2019 Sales and Production Plans (Approximately) Toyota Japanese sales - 1,570,000...


just-auto Plus only Toyota US recalls certain models over airbag and brake malfunction

14 December 2018

The safety recalls involve certain 2018-2019 Model Year Tacomas, 2008-2019 Model Year Land Cruisers and 2008-2019 Model Year Lexus LX 570 vehicles in the US. Land Cruiser and LX 570 Recall Approximately 89,700 vehicles are involved in this recall. The...


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...

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25 years on comes the fifth generation Toyota RAV4

18 January 2019

It seems hard to believe Toyota's RAV4 is 25 years old and entering its fifth generation. See...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia expands Takata airbag recall

16 January 2019

Toyota Australia will recall an additional 1,541 vehicles built between 2014 and 2016 ahead of sc...


just-auto Plus only New Toyota Supra premiers at Detroit show

16 January 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) premiered its much-anticipated all-new Supra at the 2019 North...


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts

15 January 2019

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto...


Toyota officially starts Corolla production in UK

14 January 2019

Toyota has marked the official start of production of the redesigned Corolla hatchback and wagon...


Toyota recalls 1.7m cars in North America to replace Takata inflators

10 January 2019

Toyota announced the recall of 1.7m vehicles in North America to replace faulty Takata front pass...



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