Toyota’s lone Mexican assembly plant will boost output by as much as 40 percent to increase production of the Tacoma mid-size pickup truck starting in April, 2015. Automotive News is reporting that the Baja California plant, which handles final assembly duties from CKD kits, will produce 89,000 Tacomas annually, up from 63,000. Show More Summary
The Toyota FT-1 "Vision GT" is headed to the virtual world of Gran Turismo 6. It’s only appropriate considering that the concept was created specifically for the purpose of celebrating Gran Turismo’s 15th anniversary. Still, it’s pretty cool that we now have a chance to drive the FT-1 Vision GT, albeit as a video game car. Show More Summary
The lending arms for national car dealers, such as Ford and Toyota, may soon have to answer to federal regulators. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a proposed rule that would give the agency oversight of automakers’ financing units in a step to prevent discrimination and other harmful practices. Under the proposed rule [PDF] the Bureau would extend … [More]
The Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser was once a familiar sight on ranches, trails and parking lots across the United States, but its two-door pickup sibling, the FJ45, was less well known on these shores. That explains why this particular 1979 Toyota FJ45, for sale on Hemmings.com, was imported all the way from Australia. Equipped with […]
Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs called for the eradication of ISIS. The Christian leaders met in Lebanon in August. ISIS is expanding their Caliphate in brand new Toyota Hilux trucks. Paid for by US taxpayers. The patriarchs warned the West about … Continue reading ?
These guys may be reconsidering their assessment of that first question. Read more...
The Toyota FT-1 wasn't a real car, in the sense that it was it just a concept and a design study. And this version of the FT-1 is even less real because it's for Gran Turismo 6. I don't care. I want to believe. Read more...
By Doug Young: The volume continues to grow in a war of words between China and the west over a series of antitrust probes against multinationals, including the latest reports that Beijing is targeting Japanese car giant Toyota (NYSE:TM) with yet another such investigation. Show More Summary
Arian Foster loves a Toyota Tundra towing the Space Shuttle. Anheuser-Busch lecturing the NFL on morality? He likes that about as much as he likes Caillou. "We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season," NFL sponsor Anheuser-Busch said on its website on Tuesday. Show More Summary
Toyota’s stunning FT-1 concept car revealed at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show may be a preview of the next-generation Supra, but it’s also the basis for the Japanese automaker’s entry in the Gran Turismo Vision challenge, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo video game series. The challenge was set by the...
Toyota’s compact new Aygo has made its on-screen debut in an irreverent new European ad that invites you the viewer to “go fun yourself”. (Ahem… - Ed.) The new second-generation Aygo, revealed in March alongside platform mates the Peugeot 108 and Citroen C1, is a sub-light city car developed for Europe. Show More Summary
President Akio Toyoda asks execs to 're-review' plans, sources claim.
Back when investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration first probed reports of unintended accelerations in Toyota vehicles, they ran into a serious internal roadblock. They lacked the expertise to examine the problem. Show More Summary
Using a pain clinic as a testing ground, researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that a management process first popularized by Toyota in Japan can substantially reduce patient wait times and possibly improve the teaching of interns and residents. In a report on the pilot study, published online Sept. Show More Summary
After its makeover for the 2014 model year, the 2015 Toyota Tundra has gained a few more tricks up its sleeve, beginning by going all in on V8 firepower and losing the V6 due to the latter’s take rate of less than 5 percent. Under the...Show More Summary
In the face of challengers like the Jeep Grand Cherokee (from $48,000) and an extremely competitively priced Land Rover Discovery (from $69,200), the Toyota Prado hasn’t had things all its own way recently in the large SUV class. Historically, the Prado has dominated the burgeoning segment, but ageing engines and pricing that has been creeping up [...]
Research and development boffins at Honda and Toyota say accurate mapping is a key ingredient to the future success of self-driven cars. Honda of America’s Jim Keller believes cars of the not-too-distant future could be sharing instant updates on driving conditions to a central ‘cloud’, accessible to all carmakers. Show More Summary