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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.


ANALYSIS - Toyota architectures and future models Part 3 of 3

2 November 2017

The final part of the series which examines the passenger vehicles of Toyota Motor Corporation and its subsidiaries now turns to current and future Toyota brand crossovers, SUVs, pick-ups and sports cars. This includes hybrid models. This last chapter follows others on Daihatsu, Lexus, Toyota's smaller models and MPVs plus another concerning larger cars and fuel cell vehicles.


ANALYSIS - Toyota architectures and future models Part 2

31 October 2017

After three features which respectively encompassed in-depth examinations of the latest and future generation Daihatsu and Lexus and Toyota vehicles, the next instalment in the series on Toyota Motor Corporation looked at the Toyota brand's small and compact models. Now, its D, E and F segment cars as well as MPVs and fuel cell models.

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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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Mazda’s new CEO to focus on US

14 May 2018

Mazda Motor plans to appoint its current vice president Akira Marumoto, who oversees operations in the Americas, as its global president and chief executive officer in June - replacing Masamichi Kogai.


just-auto Plus only Finsix and TICO to develop electronic modules for hybrid vehicles

10 May 2018

Finsix Corporation, the worldwide leader in high-frequency power electronics, announced its partnership with Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) a major company of Toyota Group, to develop a new generation of highly miniaturised power electronics modules for...


Toyota to spend $1.4m on its Canadian factories

8 May 2018

Toyota Motor announced plans to spend CAD1.4bn (US$1.1bn) at two existing factories in Canada to support production of upcoming models.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 4.7% in April 2018

3 May 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported April 2018 sales of 192,348 vehicles, a decrease of 4.7% from April 2017 on a volume basis. With two fewer selling days in April 2018 compared to April 2017, sales were up 3.2% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


Toyota details US Corolla hatchback

1 May 2018

Toyota's US unit has announced full details of the 2019 Corolla hatchback as more of the 12th generation car sold globally is gradually revealed market by market.


Toyota spending $170m to expand Mississippi plant

27 April 2018

Toyota Motor said it plans to spend US$170m on its vehicle assembly plant in the US state of Mississippi, according to local reports in Japan.


Toyota Brazil bets on flex fuel Prius

27 April 2018

Toyota has revealed its first prototype of a hybrid electric vehicle powered by a flexible fuel internal combustion engine.


Wagner expands brake line up

25 April 2018

Federal-Mogul Motorparts' Wagner brand, says during 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, it introduced 462 new products, including brake pads, hydraulics, rotors and drums for North American, Asian and European vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Toyota/Shell to build truck hydrogen station at Long Beach port

20 April 2018

Equilon Enterprises, doing business as Shell Oil Products US ("Shell"), and Toyota have been provisionally awarded US$8m by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop the first hydrogen-truck refuelling station at the Port of Long...


Toyota to roll out first plug-in hybrids car in China

19 April 2018

Toyota Motor will unveil its first plug-in hybrid Corolla sedan and Levin compact car in China at the Beijing motor show, which opens on 25 April in Beijing.


Toyota New Zealand completely revamps vehicle retailing

6 April 2018

Toyota New Zealand (TNZ) is in the early days of a new Drive Happy project that has completely changed how it retails cars and how its dealers operate.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia surpasses 50,000 new vehicle sales in Q1 2018

5 April 2018

Market leader Toyota has passed 50,000 new-vehicle sales in 2018 on the back of three consecutive monthly sales records for HiLux and also for the company's sports-utility vehicles (SUVs). Toyota's first-quarter sales total has exceeded 52,400...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia recalls Kluger vehicles to replace vacuum pump

5 April 2018

Toyota Australia has initiated a safety recall on 21 Kluger vehicles produced during October 2017. This recall is due to a condition affecting the vacuum pump that is used to supply vacuum to the vehicle's brake booster. There is a possibility that a...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales up 3.5% in March 2018

4 April 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported March 2018 sales of 222,782 vehicles, an increase of 3.5% from March 2017 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in March 2018 compared to March 2017, sales were down 0.2% on a daily selling rate (DSR)...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America recalls Sienna/Tacoma/Lexus vehicles

4 April 2018

Toyota Motor North America, announced that it is conducting a safety recall in the US of approximately 6,000 Model Year 2018 Camry and Highlander vehicles and Model Year 2017 Sienna, Tacoma and Lexus RX350 vehicles. The involved vehicles are equipped with a...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Kirloskar Motor India sells 12,539 units in March 2018

3 April 2018

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 12,539 units in the domestic market this month of March 2018. The company exported 998 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 13,537 units. In the month of March 2017.TKM sold a total of 13,796...


Toyota/Suzuki to mutually supply hybrid vehicles in India

29 March 2018

Toyota and Suzuki have concluded a 'basic agreement toward the mutual supply of hybrid and other vehicles between the two companies for the Indian market'.


US tariff threat gives automakers the jitters

29 March 2018

Major automaker executives raised concerns at the New York show this week about the possibility of a trade war after the Trump administration imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports earlier this month, a media report said.


NEW YORK AUTO SHOW - Global debuts list

29 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 New York International Auto Show are named below.


just-auto Plus only Toyota expands Takata airbag recall in Australia

29 March 2018

Toyota Australia will recall an additional 7,039 vehicles built between January and December 2013. This campaign involves Corolla sedan, Yaris sedan and Rukus models that have been installed with faulty Takata airbags. In involved vehicles, as the airbag...


just-auto Plus only Toyota North America recalls Camry vehicles

29 March 2018

Toyota Motor North America announced that it is conducting a safety recall in the US on 1,730 Model Year 2018 Camry vehicles. The involved vehicle’s engine may be equipped with pistons from a particular production period that were produced with a...


New Toyota powertrain tech appears in redesigned Corolla

23 March 2018

New engine and transmission technology announced by Toyota in February will make its debut in the Corolla sold worldwide which, outside Europe, where it will be sold as the Auris, will feature a two-litre Dynamic Force direct-injection in-line four-cylinder engine as well as new manual and CVT automatic transmissions.


Toyota suspends Lexus robo-limo testing

21 March 2018

Toyota has moved to suspend testing of its 'Chauffeur' automated taxi prototypes following the collision between a Volvo XC90 operated by Uber which killed a woman in Arizona.


Toyota initiates new CASE pillar

16 March 2018

Toyota in North America is creating a new CASE (Connectivity, Autonomous, Sharing and Electrification) 'pillar' to coordinate activities in fast-moving advanced technology areas and new industry business models.


Mazda/Toyota establish US factory JV company

9 March 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation have established their new joint venture company, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, USA (MTMUS), which will produce vehicles in Huntsville, Alabama starting in 2021.


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia recalls Corolla and Rukus vehicles

8 March 2018

Toyota Australia has initiated a safety recall on approximately 48,000 Corolla and Rukus vehicles that have previously had the passenger's front air bag inflator replaced as part of our Takata air bag recall campaigns. Some replacement passenger's...


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.


GENEVA SHOW - Diesel taxes minds in 2018

6 March 2018

The demonisation of diesel was taxing the minds of automakers at the Geneva show today.


Toyota to establish R&D firm for automated driving in Tokyo

5 March 2018

Toyota will establish a new company in Tokyo later this month for automated driving R&D.


just-auto Plus only Toyota US sales up 4.5% in February 2018

5 March 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported February 2018 sales of 182,195 vehicles, an increase of 4.5% from February 2017 on a volume basis. With the same amount of selling days in February 2018 compared to February 2017, sales were up 4.5% on a daily selling...

Toyota news

Mazda’s new CEO to focus on US

14 May 2018

Mazda Motor plans to appoint its current vice president Akira Marumoto, who oversees operations i...


just-auto Plus only Finsix and TICO to develop electronic modules for hybrid vehicles

10 May 2018

Finsix Corporation, the worldwide leader in high-frequency power electronics, announced its partn...


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press...


Toyota to spend $1.4m on its Canadian factories

8 May 2018

Toyota Motor announced plans to spend CAD1.4bn (US$1.1bn) at two existing factories in Canada to...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Motor North America sales down 4.7% in April 2018

3 May 2018

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported April 2018 sales of 192,348 vehicles, a decrease of 4....


Toyota details US Corolla hatchback

1 May 2018

Toyota's US unit has announced full details of the 2019 Corolla hatchback as more of the 12th gen...



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