Oct 13 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Thursday said it will hire 1,000 additional staff for its new U.S. base under construction in a Dallas suburb. Toyota's new 100-acre (40.5-hectare) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas is set to open in mid-2017, and will employ about 4,000, including the new hires, Toyota said. Show More Summary
Honda's latest heads into America's hottest segment. How will it fare against the Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue and Subaru Forester?
Toyota just recalled 340,000 examples of its questionably-styled new Prius because the cable-controlled foot-brake might not work. And that’d be a big problem on an incline, where the little sedan’s low rolling resistance tires and slick drag coefficient would turn this thing into a rolling hybrid of destruction. Read more...
Toyota says it expect 85 percent of all new Highlander buyers will get the fuel-saving tech. Continue reading 2017 Highlander will be first NA Toyota to get stop-start 2017 Highlander will be first NA Toyota to get stop-start originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Toyota Motors took what looks like your basic, run-of-the-mill minivan and turned it into a high-performance concept car. It's called the Sienna R-Tuned Concept. Though it looks pretty cool, unfortunately you won't be seeing this in dealer showrooms anytime soon. Show More Summary
Toyota and and Suzuki are talking about an alliance, and the initial response, according to Bloomberg's Craig Trudell, Yuki Hagiwara, and Jie Ma, is dubious. "In exploring collaboration between Toyota and Suzuki Motor Corp., chieftains...Show More Summary
Toyota shoehorned a lot of cutting-edge technology into the current-generation Prius, but the fuel-sipping vehicle has a low-tech Achilles Heel. The automaker is recalling 340,000 2016 and 2017 Prius models to fix a potentially deadly parking brake problem, the Associated Press reports (via USA Today). Show More Summary
Back in March Toyota unveiled their shiny 2017 Prius Prime, said to have the best MPGe rating for a plug-in hybrid ever at around 120 MPGe. But according to EPA estimates, that was a conservative figure. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime actually...Show More Summary
In response to a question about its proposed relationship with Suzuki, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda replied, “A decision has not been made as to exactly what relationship we will have with Suzuki.”
Toyota Australia has issued a recall for 304 of its current-generation 2015 to 2016 model-year Prius vehicles over concerns the parking brake could be faulty. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the affected vehicles are equipped with a foot-operated parking brake that may fail once engaged. If the fault occurs and the transmission is left in any […]
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If you purchased a 2016 or 2017 Toyota Prius, you'll probably want to heed the company's latest announcement. SEE ALSO: 10 apps to make car buying a little easier Toyota has issued a recall for over 300,000 Prius vehicles due to faulty brakes. Show More Summary
Toyota's luxury division really wants to talk down plug-ins. Continue reading Lexus takes aim at electric vehicles, again Lexus takes aim at electric vehicles, again originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
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Toyota is recalling 340,00 prius hybrids in japan and overseas to address a parking brake malfunction.
A wise man once said, “Don’t talk about it, be about it,” which is a phrase that has the ability to both motivate people and trigger drunken fistfights at sporting events. This saying is also the main reason I just bought a used Aston Martin V8 Vantage for less than the price of a brand new, mass-market family sedan, with zero regrets. Well, not on my end, at least. Read more...
Freshly BFFd. Akio Toyoda and Osamu Suzuki (Photo: Bertel Schmitt) “If we don’t share, we won’t survive,” said Osamu Suzuki, chairman of Suzuki Motors, today. The auto industry’s grand seigneur gave a whole new meaning to "share society" at the Tokyo headquarters of Toyota, where Suzuki, flanked by a much younger [...]
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