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Toyota FV2

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

After making its original debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota’s FV2 concept has put on a world tour in the last few years, including stops at the Geneva Motor Show and Detroit Auto Shows. Even though this wild-looking, four-wheeled,...Show More Summary

Toyota To Move To Merit-based Pay For Factory Workers: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp will change the way it pays factory workers, focusing on their performance rather than their seniority, the Nikkei reported on Monday. Toyota's new arrangement, designed to attract young talent, will apply to about 40,000 employees, or about 60 percent of its workers, aged between 18 and 65, according to the Nikkei. Show More Summary

Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Toyota has edged out Volkswagen for the 2014 global sales crown by just 90,000 vehicles. In figures released overnight, Toyota Motor Corporation sold a total of 10.23 million vehicles throughout 2014, with 9.15 million cars attributed to Toyota (up two per cent). 915,000 vehicles were sold under the Daihatsu brand (up five per cent), while [...]

Toyota edges Volkswagen and GM as world's top auto seller in 2014

Toyota Motor Corp. narrowly edged out Volkswagen AG to capture the global auto sales crown for the third consecutive year in 2014.

Toyota to raise SUVs production

TOYOTA Motor would build more sport utility vehicles this year at factories in Japan and Canada to meet rising US demand, the carmaker’s top North American executive said. ||| TOYOTA Motor would build more sport utility vehicles this year at factories in Japan and Canada to meet rising US demand, the carmaker’s top North American executive said. Show More Summary

2020 vision: Google wants to partner with car makers on self driving tech

Google Inc. is reported to be in talks with a range of major car manufacturers to bring its self-driving car technology to the mainstream by 2020. Automakers in talks with Google include General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co, Toyota Motor Corp, Daimler … Continue reading ?

Special Report: Daihatsu Dismantling 'Toyota Way' As Market Changes

By Norihiko Shirouzu IKEDA, Japan (Reuters) - When Daihatsu Motor Co launched the Mira e:S minicar in 2011, the Toyota affiliate thought it had found a model for emerging markets. The Mira e:S - e for eco, S for smart - was capable of going 30 kilometers on a liter of gasoline (72 mpg) for a sticker price of just 795,000 yen, or $6,637. Show More Summary

NAIAS 2015: 2016 Toyota Tacoma Going Pro

Turns out Toyota had one more trick up its sleeve for the 2016 Tacoma, planning to add a TRD Pro model alongside the rest of the family. According to AutoGuide, Toyota Motor Sales VP of Marketing Jack Hollis confirmed the plans with our sister publication during the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Show More Summary

NAIAS 2015: Chevrolet, GMC Add Paint & Chrome Packages To Silverado, Canyon

Nissan, Ford, Toyota and Ram, even Hyundai, brought a lot to the truck party at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. So, what did General Motors contribute to the buffet? Paint and chrome packages for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Canyon. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Toyota Ends Freeze On Expansion, Looks At Three New Plants

By Norihiko Shirouzu and Maki Shiraki DETROIT/TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is ending a three-year freeze on building new vehicle assembly plants and is looking to open two new assembly plants in China and another in Mexico, four executives familiar with the company's plans said. Show More Summary

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid: First Look

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Competes with: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Honda Accord Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid Looks like: The new Sonata wearing a more Genesis-like grille Drivetrain: Hybrid: Combined 193-hp with 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 38-kW electric motor; 1.62-kwh lithium-polymer battery; front-wheel drive; six-speed automatic transmission....

Detroit Auto Show: Toyota unveils all-new Tacoma truck

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Not willing to let General Motors steal its midsize truck mojo, Toyota marched into the 2015 Detroit Auto Show Monday afternoon and unveiled its 2016 Tacoma truck.

2016 Toyota Tacoma pick-up revealed ahead of Detroit motor show unveiling

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

It may not be the long-awaited replacement for the Toyota HiLux, but the US-market 2016 Toyota Tacoma may well offer a few hints as to what to expect from the Japanese brand’s new ute. The “all-new” Toyota Tacoma will be unveiled at the 2015 Detroit auto show next week, bringing a significant styling update including a [...]

Mimicking Tesla, Toyota Frees Up Patents For Mirai Fuel Cell Tech

Last June, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] gained plenty of attention when it made its electric car patents available to other companies. Now, Toyota is doing the same with patents related to its 2016 Mirai fuel cell vehicle. At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Toyota announced it will "invite royalty-free use" of approximately 5,680 fuel...

Toyota offers its fuel-cell patent portfolio to rivals, for free

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Toyota is following Tesla Motors' lead in sharing intellectual property to kick start a fledgling industry.

Toyota To Miss China 2014 Sales Goal Of Over 1.1 Million Vehicles: Executives

By Norihiko Shirouzu BEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is likely to miss its 2014 objective of selling over 1.1 million vehicles in China because of a faster-than-anticipated economic slowdown and resulting price war in the local auto market. Show More Summary

BMW Working With Toyota On A New Z1, Z3, Z5 Trio: Report

A future range of Z cars from Bavaria is preparing to hunt down Porsche and Mercedes, with three new models underway, according to recent reports from Spanish site Motor. BMW’s new Z3, a replacement of the current Z4 as previously reported, will reportedly be closely linked to the next generation Toyota 86. Show More Summary

Toyota Planning Lexus FCEV For 2017

Love the idea of hydrogen, but can’t fathom paying nearly $60,000 for a Toyota? What if it were a Lexus? Motoring.com.au reports Toyota is planning on a Lexus LS FCEV for 2017, positioned above the LS 600h L hybrid. Unlike the Mirai,...Show More Summary

Toyota reportedly working on a flagship, hydrogen-fueled Lexus limousine

Toyota's first hydrogen car hasn't even gone on sale yet here in the US, and already we're hearing rumors about a follow-up vehicle. According to the Australian website Motoring, the Japanese auto giant is planning on taking the same fuel cell system...

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