Toyota Motors commands a 40% market share in Japan and retaining this share amid intense competition, especially from Honda Motors, will be key for its valuation in future. The luxury car market in the U.S. is expected to grow by 10% in 2015 and Japan's demographic profile will fuel demand for luxury vehicles in the region. Show More Summary
Originally published on EV Obsession. Of all of the people and companies that have benefited from the success of Tesla Motors over the last few years, the early investors — whether individual or corporate — are the ones that really seem to have made out the best. Show More Summary
The 2016 Toyota Prius is the fourth generation of the model synonymous with hybrid motoring, and after 18 years of existence it can now be considered a little bit fun. Well, maybe it would be pertinent to clarify that it might be fun, as we only spent a very short amount of time in the […]
By Alexandria Sage LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are gaining traction in California, where 22 of the company's Mirai cars have been delivered in its first month of availability, company officials said on Tuesday. Show More Summary
Toyota has revealed pricing and specifications for the facelifted RAV4, which now includes a hybrid version. On sale now, the range includes a full hybrid system combining a 2.5-litre petrol engine and electric motors on both rear axles. Bringing revised styling and improved interior quality, the updated RAV4 range also includes a new 2.0-litre D-4D […]
While some Japanese companies such as Toyota Motor Corp. are beefing up their presence in Silicon Valley, Rakuten is doubling down on Tokyo.
Fiat has unveiled its competitor to the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger, with the new Fullback ute, at the Dubai Motor Show. If you’re feeling a strong sense of déjà vu, that’s understandable - apart from a redesigned front bumper and grille, lower door trim, and unique alloy wheels, the Fullback is otherwise a Mitsubishi Triton. Show More Summary
The Fiat Fullback ute, which is based on the Mitsubishi Triton, was unveiled overnight at the Dubai motor show. Designed to go head-to-head with the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok, amongst others, the Fullback is essentially a Mitsubishi Triton with a revised styling. Visually the differences between the Triton and Fullback centre on […]
By AMANDA VINCENT Three Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams has an issue getting through pre-race inspection before Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway near Fort Worth. The splitters on the No. 11 Toyota of Denny Hamlin, the No. 18 Toyota of Kyle Busch and the No. 19 Toyota of Carl [...]
Committing US$1 billion over the next five years, Toyota Motor Corporation has announced the establishment of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), a research and development center initially focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Show More Summary
TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co said on Saturday it will not use air bag inflators made by Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp in its cars. Nissan joins most major automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co, that decided to stop using Takata's inflators that have led to extensive recalls around the world. Show More Summary
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp won't buy air bag inflators made by Takata Corp that use ammonium nitrate as a propellant but will consider buying other types if they are confirmed safe, President Akio Toyoda said on Friday. Toyota,...Show More Summary
Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it will set up a research & development company with a focus on artificial intelligence technologies in Silicon Valley, and plans to invest $1 billion over the next five yeas. The new firm, Toyota Research Institute, will be led by CEO Gill Pratt,...
By AMANDA VINCENT Joe Gibbs Racing has called on Erik Jones to fill-in for Matt Kenseth behind the wheel of the No. 20 Toyota for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway near Fort Worth. Kenseth will be serving a two-race suspension for the Texas race and the following race weekend at [...]
“People have seen plenty of limousines before, but never one quite like the Tundrasine,” said Steve Appelbaum, national engagement marketing manager of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. And I'd wager there's a reason for that: This thing is...Show More Summary
Toyota Chairman Akio Toyoda just made it clear at the biennial Tokyo Motor Show in Japan that he wants the Lexus brand in future vehicles to stand for sexiness rather than utility. It seems that he’s already got a pretty good start on that goal with a new Lexus that [...]
Mitsubishi this week released its sub-Pajero Toyota Fortuner competitor, the Pajero Sport, with a preview drive for Australian media in Japan. The first move is a name change: Challenger is out, and Pajero Sport is in. However the new...Show More Summary
How can we make smart robots as popular and widely used as smartphones? Ploppin’ ‘em in your pocket is a good place to start—or your cupholder, in this case. At the Tokyo Motor Show this week, a miniature version of the first talking robot in space was revealed. Show More Summary
Got a favorite car from this year’s Tokyo Motor Show yet? For me it’s a close call between the Toyota SF-R and that insane van from Daihatsu I secretly want to live in. Read more...
Mitsubishi has now released to Australian media in Japan (coinciding with the Tokyo Motor Show) its sub-Pajero, Toyota Fortuner competitor. The first move is a name change: Challenger is out, and Pajero Sport is in. However the new model...Show More Summary