Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. #CrimingWhileWhite Explodes on Twitter Following Eric Garner Decision (The Huffington Post) The grand jury decision not to bring charges in the chokehold death of Eric...Show More Summary
Some 14 million vehicles, including Toyota cars, have been recalled worldwide over Takata air bags
Good morning! Here are the major stories you need to hear about before markets open in London and Paris. Toyota Is Recalling Another 190,000 Cars In Japan And China. Toyota will recall 190,000 vehicles in Japan and China to replace potentially...Show More Summary
Lexus seems to be pumping out more hybrids than any other brand as again we are testing another fuel-stingy hybrid from Toyota’s luxury division. This week we’ll be testing the 2014 Lexus GS 450h 4-Door Sedan that is unique because it’s...Show More Summary
Toyota has announced it will close its Sydney operation and encourage 350 of its New South Wales staff to move to Melbourne. The carmaker says it is ‘consolidating’ its operations in Australia in the lead up to 2017, when Toyota’s Altona plant in Melbourne will cease to build cars. Show More Summary
The initiative is still very new, and there's no set timeframe for this third-party testing to begin. With Takata's airbag inflator recall expanding nationwide soon, the scope of this safety campaign is only growing, and is set to affect millions of additional vehicles. Show More Summary
One of the biggest tech stories at this year's LA Auto Show was the fuel cell car. Toyota led the way by launching the Mirai, and Volkswagen slid a fuel cell powertrain into the Golf SportWagen. Audi showed a sportier, more luxurious side to fuel cells in the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro. Show More Summary
Toyota Australia will consolidate its corporate operations in Melbourne after it ceases local production in 2017, forcing roughly 100 white-collar workers into redundancy and others at its Sydney headquarters to consider a move south. In a statement released on Wednesday, the company confirmed it would close its Sydney offices – currently home to more than [...]
Shizuo Kambayashi/APChild seats, manufactured by Takata, displayed at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo. By TOM KRISHER and YURI KAGEYAMA DETROIT -- A defiant Takata Corp. told a U.S. safety agency that its demand for a nationwide air bag recall...Show More Summary
Fancy a Toyota RAV4 but not quite won over by its demure cabin? The company has an answer. The company’s 20-year old nameplate is on track to break its all-time sales record in 2014 as more and more buyers flock to a segment it helped populate. And, in what is either a celebration or an [...]
Toyota is celebrating a pair of key milestones this year with its long-running Camry and RAV4 models. For the Camry, it’s news that the current seventh-generation model has pushed the badge to more than 850,000 Australian sales, 32 years on from its first local appearance as an award-winning imported liftback. Show More Summary
The proposed initiative aims to independently manage component testing and hasten the repair process.
The company could be forced to pay penalties or reimburse borrowers to settle charges.
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Japanese auto giant Toyota Motor Corp announced last week that it plans to introduce its all-new hydrogen car in the U.S. sometime next year. The car, which will be called Mirai, is an electric vehicle that uses a fuel cell instead of an electric battery for power. The fuel cell extracts energy chemically from a hydrogen […]
“Lying to a Lover Could Become ‘Rape’ In New Jersey” [Elizabeth Nolan Brown/Reason, Scott Greenfield] “A $21 Check Prompts Toyota Driver to Wonder Who Benefited from Class Action” [Jacob Gershman, WSJ Law Blog] On “right of publicity”...Show More Summary
We’ve been hearing a lot about fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) lately, thanks in large part to Toyota and its Mirai. But how does a FCEV really compare to a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) like the Tesla or a LEAF? I wanted to look at...Show More Summary