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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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Toyota hydrogen bus upgraded with safety features

6 August 2019

Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell electric bus, Sora, has been upgraded with a series of safety features designed to help prevent accidents.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 0.2% in July 2019

5 August 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported July 2019 sales of 209,204 vehicles, an increase of 0.2% on a volume basis and down 3.8% on daily selling rate (DSR) basis versus July 2018. Toyota division posted July sales of 184,179 units, up 0.4% on a volume...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor sales drop 22% in July 2019

5 August 2019

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10,423 units in the domestic market this month of July 2019. The company exported 868 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 11,291 units. Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 13,677 units in the...


just-auto Plus only Redesigned Toyota RAV4wins IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

2 August 2019

The 2019 Toyota RAV4, a small SUV, earns a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with specific headlights. The RAV4, redesigned for 2019, earns good ratings in six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations. These...


Toyota sets up JV with China's Didi Chuxing

26 July 2019

Toyota has concluded an agreement with Didi Chuxing (DiDi) to expand collaboration in Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in China.


AI-led start-up UVeye raises $31m

23 July 2019

Israeli company UVeye, which provides solutions for the automatic external inspection of vehicles, has raised an additional US$31m in funding, led by Toyota Tsusho, Volvo Cars and W. R. Berkley Corporation, bringing total funds raised since 2017 to US$35m.


just-auto Plus only Toyota selects Trigo as its official quality partner

16 July 2019

Trigo Group was selected by Toyota to be their sole provider in quality control, inspection, and management activities. For more than 20 years, Trigo has been offering quality management solutions focused mainly for the automotive and aerospace industries...


Toyota to begin autonomous vehicle testing in Brussels

12 July 2019

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) said on Friday (12 July) it would begin testing automated driving (AD) technology on public roads with the launch of programme that will trial its in-house developed systems around the streets of Brussels, where the European distribution operation is based.


just-auto Plus only Toyota and JTEKT considering to transfer shares in Yutaka Seimitsu

11 July 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and JTEKT Corporation (JTEKT) announce that they have agreed to start consideration toward the transfer of Toyota-owned shares of Yutaka Seimitsu Kogyo (Yutaka Seimitsu) to JTEKT by January 2020. The aim of transferring such...


Denso and Toyota to develop next-gen in-vehicle semiconductors

10 July 2019

Denso Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation have agreed to establish a joint venture for research and advanced development of next-generation, in-vehicle semiconductors. The two companies will study the details and aim to establish a new company in April 2020.


Lexus Europe first half sales rise as premium segment dips

10 July 2019

Toyota's Lexus Europe first half 2019 sales rose 5% year on year to 40,450 units as 'self-charging' hybrids accounted for 95% of volume in western and central Europe, boosted by the newly launched UX compact SUV and ES premium saloon.


Toyota Professional to target Europe LCV buyers

8 July 2019

Toyota is getting serious about light commercial vehicles in Europe, announcing a new business strategy along with new products and an electrification plan.


Toyota Europe launching electric van

8 July 2019

Toyota will join the party and launch an electric van next year to meet the demand of burgeoning last mile delivery requirements and the need to meet stricter emission rules in European cities.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 3.5% in June 2019

8 July 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported June 2019 sales of 202,352 vehicles, a decrease of 3.5% on a volume basis and an increase of 0.3% on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis versus June 2018. For the first half of the year, TMNA reported sales of...


Brazil H1 sales and production up despite Argentina

5 July 2019

Car sales in Brazil in the first half of 2019 rose 12.1% year on year as production inched up 2.8%.


just-auto Plus only Toyota New Zealand appoints new chief operating officer

3 July 2019

Toyota New Zealand has, as of 1 July 2019, appointed Neeraj Lala to chief operating officer from his previous role of general manager New Vehicles and Product Planning. In his new role, Mr Lala will have overall responsibility for new and used vehicle...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor sales plunge 19% in June 2019

2 July 2019

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold 68,652 units in the domestic market in January-June 2019 as compared to 75,992 units in January-June 2018. Despite the steep drop in sales in the industry, the company is putting their best efforts to maintain lean inventory and...


Monet forms partnerships with Isuzu, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu and Mazda

1 July 2019

Monet Technologies has announced that it concluded capital and business partnership agreements with Isuzu, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu and Mazda respectively. Isuzu, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu and Mazda each plan to invest in Monet by August 2019 and acquire approximately 2% of its shares.


just-auto Plus only Toyota to expand Kinto One subscription service in Japan

1 July 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces it will expand its Kinto One "beloved car" subscription service nationwide, initially introduced on a trial basis in the Tokyo area on 1 March of this year. Toyota will also continue to run Kinto Select on...


just-auto Plus only Toyota to join Apollo, Baidu's autonomous driving platform

28 June 2019

Toyota Motor will sign on to the Apollo self-driving platform led by Chinese internet search provider Baidu, as Beijing bolsters efforts to commercialise the technology amid a growing rivalry with the US, Nikkei has learned. Launched in 2017, Apollo is an...


just-auto Plus only Toyota launches redesigned Crown in Japan

28 June 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces the launch of its completely redesigned Crown in Japan and the start of sales at all nationwide "Toyota" dealers (including for the Tokyo area Toyopet and "Toyota" dealers). Since its debut in...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor completes 20 successful years in India

28 June 2019

Toyota Kirloskar Motor, a subsidiary of the leading automobile manufacturer globally, is celebrating 20 years of offering ever better cars to its customers in India. Toyota’s focus in India has been steady towards sustainable growth and to remain...


Toyota Australia boosts full year profit

26 June 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia (TMCA), now well freed of the shackles of local manufacturing, has posted an after-tax profit of A$206m for the year ending 31 March 2019.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia upgrades HiLux line-up with enhanced safety features

26 June 2019

Toyota will significantly increase the safety technology offered on its HiLux with the addition of Toyota Safety Sense driver assistance features as part of a range-wide upgrade arriving over the coming months. All models gain pre-collision safety system...


just-auto Plus only Toyota New Zealand recalls Prius C vehicles

26 June 2019

Toyota New Zealand is recalling 38 vehicles due to a potential DC-DC converter issue. The model affected is the Toyota Prius C manufactured between 6 February 2018 and 11 March 2019. This is a precautionary measure due to the potential for a DC-DC converter...


Toyota hybrid sales reach new UK milestones

25 June 2019

Toyota (GB) said UK sales of its hybrid cars had reached 300,000 units or 400,000, counting in the Lexus models.


just-auto Plus only Toyota to make all models available through all outlets in Japan

24 June 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces that it has decided to bring forward to May 2020 its plan to make, in principle, all of its Japanese-market vehicle models available through all sales outlets in Japan. Toyota's decision to bring forward the plan...


just-auto Plus only New 2020 Toyota Corolla earns IIHS Top Safety Pick rating

19 June 2019

The 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan qualifies for a 2019 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with specific headlights. The Corolla is available as both a sedan and a hatchback. The hatchback, which was new for 2019,...


Toyota North America to standardise two environment/safety items

14 June 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) plans to standardise Automatic Engine Shut Off and Automatic transmission Park selection.


Toyota tops global brand rating

11 June 2019

Toyota was top automotive brand in the latest BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2019 listing but only 41st overall with a US$29,151m valuation, down 3% and five places.

Toyota news

Toyota hydrogen bus upgraded with safety features

6 August 2019

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell electric bus, Sora, has been upgraded with a series of safety feature...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 0.2% in July 2019

5 August 2019

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported July 2019 sales of 209,204 vehicles, an increase of 0....


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor sales drop 22% in July 2019

5 August 2019

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10,423 units in the domestic market this month of July 201...


just-auto Plus only Redesigned Toyota RAV4wins IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

2 August 2019

The 2019 Toyota RAV4, a small SUV, earns a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute fo...


Toyota sets up JV with China's Didi Chuxing

26 July 2019

Toyota has concluded an agreement with Didi Chuxing (DiDi) to expand collaboration in Mobility as...


AI-led start-up UVeye raises $31m

23 July 2019

Israeli company UVeye, which provides solutions for the automatic external inspection of vehicles...



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