By Chang-Ran Kim YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Battery-powered electric vehicles don't have a practical future as a long-range alternative to conventional cars even if technological breakthroughs allow them to be charged quickly, a top engineer at Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday. Show More Summary
Last week, New York Times tech/style columnist Nick Bilton told the tale of two teens breaking into his Toyota Prius with a mysterious black box. Now we might know what it is, and you can get one for as little as $17. Read more...
Taylor Swift has filled the Blank Space in her next endorsement deal — this time, for a car commercial in China! After being the face of Diet Coke and Target, the Style singer is making Toyota's Wildest Dreams come true by appearing in ads for the car company's newest hybrid! [ Related: Celebs' Weird Japanese Ads They [...]
Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Toyota will invest $1 billion to build a new production plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, that is expected to begin operating in 2019. And, demand in Mexico for solar panels is trumping current supplies, according to a new report. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news. (Read more...)
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to spend $1 billion to construct a new auto factory in central Mexico where it will build the Corolla sedan.
The new factory will build the Corolla, shifting production away from an Ontario plant.
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Taylor Swift is now the face (and sound!) of Toyota's Hybrid. Two new overseas commercials use "Wildest Dreams," one of the greatest songs off last year's "1989," to promote the company's newest hybrid car, and feature "Hunger Games"-type fire play, a very dramatic pianist (Li Yundi!) and Swift in evening gowns. Show More Summary
Taylor Swift took the best song off 1989 and turned it into a Toyota commercial, joining the long legacy of American celebrities appearing in foreign TV spots they’d never agree to stateside. The ad uses “Wildest Dreams” to promote Toyota’s newest hybrid car in the Chinese market. There’s two versions of the ad, but both […]
By Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp announced plans for new factories in Mexico and China on Wednesday, ending a self-imposed expansion freeze to fend off rivals racing to overtake it as the world's top-selling automaker. Show More Summary
When was the last time you saw a two-door SUV? That was once the body style de jure and today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 4Runner is bringing the sexy back. You’ll just have to decide if its price proves definitively that less is more. Read more...
(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp, the world's biggest automaker, plans to move production of its Corolla compact cars to a new factory in Mexico from Canada to benefit from lower costs, the Globe and Mail reported, citing sources familiar with the situation. Show More Summary
The rush to small SUVs has been well documented, but it seems there’s still life in the old dog yet. By ‘old dog’ I mean our latest long-term steed, the 2015 Toyota Corolla. As I write this, the Corolla sits atop the sales charts in Australia for both its category and in terms of overall [...]
TweetWell, this kind of thing should be mandatory for Toyota Prius drivers: And Interim Mayor Ed Lee’s Chevy Volt should have this too, the better to spot when it’s double parked. If I were a driver, I’d ask for a radio call sign like Maverick, Goose, Jester, or Strut Jetstream…
With their spindle grilles and edgy styling, Lexus' recent efforts have done a good job of making cars from Toyota's luxury division a stand-out alternative to the dour Germans. The latest Lexus to be given a working over is the RX SUV, which will take the fight to the BMW X5, recently-released Mercedes GLE and Volvo XC90... Show More Summary
By Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein and Alexandra Alper MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp will spend $1 billion to build a car factory in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, with plans to announce the investment on Wednesday, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Show More Summary
New plant to start operation in 2018 or 2019 with capacity to produce around 100,000 cars a year: report.
This is no diamond-in-the-rough. It's not an "oldie but goodie" like Bowman's well-storied Ram. This ravaged third-gen 4Runner a mean-muggin' non-fucking-giving beater, and now we have the arduous task of taking care of it. Or, you know, destroying it. Read more...
Toyota has announced it is consolidating a number of its individual motorsport programs around the globe under the Gazoo Racing banner. The automaker says the move will help clarify its motorsports efforts and hopefully foster a better link between its cars designed for racing and those designed for the road. Engineers from the production side of...
Your spin class may never be the same again. An Italy-based team has come up with an innovative new product that promises to mix the Oculus Rift with a responsive, real-world bike See also: Toyota and Chrysler teleport into the fastShow More Summary