To wonder aloud: How long can cool be, you know, cool? For Scion, “cool” has a half-life of around 12 years and the youth-oriented brand from Toyota has a significant turn to right the ship back toward sales from the its first year in America. Show More Summary
Toyota's Long Term Thinking- by Jerry Jasinowski Toyota must surely rank among the most innovative of corporations. It led the Japanese recovery from World War II and turned the U.S. auto industry upside down with its attractive fleet of small cars that were both energy efficient and well made. Show More Summary
Around 10 good Samaritans jacked up the Toyota Camry and freed the woman after a driver swerved to avoid a pedestrian in East New York
Toyota has paired up with Google Places to create a local search API that enables banner ads to suggest geo-targeted activities to consumers.
In the market for a zero-emissions vehicle that can travel almost as far as a regular gas-powered vehicle? Up until now, you're only choice has been the Tesla Model S with its 265 mile range, but Toyota has just announced that the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell a
In late 2011, BMW signed a memorandum of understanding with Toyota for collaboration on a number of projects, one of which was development of a new sports car platform to spawn a replacement for the Z4 as well as a spiritual successor to the Supra. Another crucial area for collaboration was hydrogen fuel cell technology, with BMW able to leverage...
With the Federal Government's increase to the luxury car tax (LCT) threshold now in effect, serveral manufacturers are already starting to pass on the savings to their customers. Starting from 1 July, the LCT threshold increased by $1300 to $63,184, effectively reducing the amount of LCT payable on any car above the threshold by $390. Show More Summary
The 2015 Toyota LandCruiser 70 is an icon – and it’d want to be after more than 30 years of production. If you travel to the Australian outback you’ll see these boxy Toyota trucks on almost every farm you come across, not to mention numerous mining sites where they ply their trade. But there’s every […]
Toyota has been very vocal about its lofty plans for the new Mirai. After severing ties with Tesla in 2014, Toyota has shifted its focus toward fuel cells and away from all-electric cars. On Wednesday, Toyota announced that the Mirai had achieved an EPA-estimated range of 312 miles. Show More Summary
Julie Hamp has resigned amid accusations that she smuggled narcotic medication into Japan. According to official reports, the former Toyota executive was arrested and detained on June 18. Although she was not formally charged, Hamp is...Show More Summary
Ms. Hamp, suspected of illegally bringing a restricted painkiller into Japan, had been recently promoted as part of an effort to introduce more diversity in Toyota’s executive suite.
The American executive, Julie Hamp, stands accused of illegally importing undeclared narcotics.
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TOKYO (AP) — Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a hydrogen society." Fuel cell vehicles emit no pollution. They run on the power created when hydrogen stored as fuel combines with oxygen in the air to make water. Show More Summary
Tsutomu Agechi/Kyodo News via APToyota Motor's former head of public relations, Julie Hamp. By YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO -- Julie Hamp, Toyota's most senior female executive, has resigned following her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drugShow More Summary
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It’s been said that with the last Crown Victoria produced, the death of Ford’s Panther platform represented the extinction of the species, American sedanus body-on-framus, the last of the dinosaurs. Keeping in a biological frame of mind, it seems to me that the BOF American sedan didn’t go extinct, but transformed. Show More Summary
Also: The White House ends its ban on picture-taking on public tours; President Obama talks about the ACA in Tennessee today; and militants kill many Egyptian soldiers in a complex attack in Sinai.
After having been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle Oxycodone into Japan, Julie Hamp has stepped down from her post as Toyota's Chief Communications Officer and most senior female executive. Continue reading Julie Hamp leavesShow More Summary
The first female senior executive to ever hold a managing officer role with Toyota has resigned. The uncharged Julie Hamp remains in custody in Japan after being accused of attempting to import Oxycodone from the United States. Japanese prosecutors have 20 days to charge Hamp. Show More Summary