As Toyota reports earnings and returns to its high seat as the No. 1 selling automaker, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos takes a look behind the curtain at what it's doing right. Despite the company meeting revenue predictions, it missed EPS significantly, and while the it raised guidance, Toyota is still below what Wall Street expected. Show More Summary
By Trefis: Buoyed by a weak yen and a strong recovery following the tragic Japanese tsunami, Toyota Motors (NYSE:TM) announced a solid fourth quarter and fiscal 2013 earnings. Total revenues jumped 18.7% to 22.0 trillion yen ($220 billion). Show More Summary
Toyota continues to pressure U.S. safety regulators to approve a headlight design that is currently not allowed on U.S. roads. These new headlights use cameras to detect other vehicles and dim portions of the high beams to avoid blinding oncoming traffic. Currently, these headlights are in use in more than 16,000 vehicles in Japan and [...]
The Smart Mobility Park in Toyota Ecoful Town can charge vehicles as well as generate and store power.
Toyota has been on a bit of a tear lately when it comes to examining the intersection of transportation and sustainability. It, for example, showcased at the recent Shanghai Motor Show the FT-HT hybrid concept and also unveiled the all-electric Me.We vehicle as a study in ecological responsibility. read more
While automakers worldwide strive to keep their vehicles fuel efficient and affordable, there may be a shift in the type and size of the vehicle that is now most preferred by drivers around the globe. One area that has changed dramatically in terms of demand is the mid-size option. Yet, while Japanese automakers may be [...]
Toyota and National Center for Family Literacy Launch $10 Million Initiative New initiative kicks off by accepting grant applications from local organizations to further family learning beyond the classroom and into homes and communities LOUISVILLE,...Show More Summary
That's right, folks: compact car shoppers can outfit the thrifty 2013 Toyota Corolla with $1,999 worth of upsized alloy and rubber. The Corolla, a vehicle with no optional high-performance engines and a suspension that can rock a baby to sleep,...
Ford and GM have both posted strong gains in China, the world's largest auto market -- as Toyota and the other Japanese brands have lost ground.
Ford has been on a roll in China, as has its old rival General Motors. Both have posted nice sales gains in 2013 -- just as the big-name Japanese automakers have lost ground. Will this trend continue? In this video, Fool.com contributor...Show More Summary
An ultra rare left-hand-drive 1967 Toyota 2000GT recently went under the hammer at RM Auctions and sold for a whopping US$1.2 million. This makes the stunning Japanese classic the most expensive Asian made car. Read the rest of the story at: Most expensive Asian made car: 1967 Toyota 2000GT
Toyota reported its first-quarter profits this week, and they were excellent: a strong $3.17 billion, thanks to big sales in Japan and continued strength here in the United States. But the Japanese giant made even bigger news when it announced its expectations for the year to come: a huge increase in its already-big profits. Show More Summary
Japan's largest automaker reported a strong quarterly profit this past week. But there was even better news: Toyota expects profits to soar in the year to come.
After relinquishing the No. 1 spot for a week to former longtime champ the 2013 Toyota RAV4, the 2014 Subaru Forester reclaimed its position this week atop our list of most-read reviews. Farther down the roster, this week’s order might...
Ford says that it's about to smash its own record for most hybrid sales in a year. Is the Blue Oval finally making a run at Toyota's longtime lead in this market?
Ford officials say that the company will past its own full-year record for hybrid sales sometime soon -- before the end of May. That's huge. But is it huge enough to beat hybrid king Toyota ? In this video, Fool.com contributor JohnShow More Summary
POS Driver Car # MFG 1 Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota 2 Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota 3 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 4 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 5 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 6 Kyle Busch 18 Toyota 7 Carl Edwards 99 Ford 8 Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet 9 Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet 10 Ryan Newman [...]
POS Driver Car # MFG 1 Kyle Busch 54 Toyota 2 Elliott Sadler 11 Toyota 3 Brian Vickers 20 Toyota 4 Joey Logano 22 Ford 5 Matt Kenseth 18 Toyota 6 Kyle Larson 32 Chevrolet 7 Regan Smith 7 Chevrolet 8 Sam Hornish Jr 12 Ford 9 Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet 10 Justin Allgaier 31 [...]
Sales of Toyota's vaunted Camry sedan are down this year. One big reason: Ford's hot new Fusion.