In city of Toyota, automaker plays key role

May 18, 2015

In city of Toyota, automaker plays key role

The city of Toyota City stands as a testament to the meteoric rise of its namesake, now the world’s biggest carmaker with record profits and sales of more than 10 million cars globally last year. But this sprawling city of 422,000 people, just east ...

Toyota, Mazda expand tieup to include technology exchanges

May 14, 2015

Toyota, Mazda expand tieup to include technology exchanges

Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. have agreed to expand their partnership by jointly developing new technologies to make driving safer for both people and the environment. The agreement Wednesday came as global carmakers face higher costs to comply with stricter emission and ...

Toyota Aqua hybrid tops sales in April as minicars stumble

May 11, 2015

Toyota Aqua hybrid tops sales in April as minicars stumble

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Aqua hybrid became the nation’s best-selling car in April after notching a 13.7 percent jump in sales to 15,555 units from a year earlier, industry bodies said Monday. Honda Motor Co.’s N-Box came in second after a 12.1 percent plunge in ...

Apr 11, 2015

Toyota to build new plant in China's Tianjin

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to build a new plant in Tianjin, China, sources close to the matter said Saturday. The revelation came after sources said last week that the world’s biggest automaker, which announced a freeze on plant construction in fiscal 2013, is planning ...

Toyota releases turbocharged Auris hatchback

Apr 7, 2015

Toyota releases turbocharged Auris hatchback

Toyota Motor Corp. has partially remodeled its Auris hatchback, giving it a newly developed 1.2-liter direct-injection turbo engine. The turbocharged car is designed to help the automaker compete better with rivals such as Volkswagen AG of Germany, because such vehicles are now becoming mainstream ...

Toyota to sign up for top-ranked Olympic sponsorship

Mar 3, 2015

Toyota to sign up for top-ranked Olympic sponsorship

Toyota Motor Corp. will sign a contract later this month for the top-ranked Olympic sponsorship, becoming the first-ever automaker in the world to do so, sources said Monday. Toyota President Akio Toyoda and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will attend the signing ceremony ...

Toyota crowned world's biggest automaker for third year

Jan 21, 2015

Toyota crowned world's biggest automaker for third year

Toyota Motor Corp. warded off Volkswagen AG to remain the world’s top-selling automaker for a third consecutive year, driven by record U.S. deliveries of its SUVs, according to the 2014 tally announced by the company Wednesday. Worldwide sales for Toyota, including its Hino Motors ...

Behind the wheel: Honda thinks outside the box

Jan 3, 2015

Behind the wheel: Honda thinks outside the box

by Ayako Mie

When it comes to business, no one wants to settle for second best. Companies, almost by definition, are always trying to ensure that they are in front of their rivals in terms of market share, sales and brand recognition. Despite often leading the pack ...

Toyota's hydrogen-powered Mirai goes on sale in Japan

Dec 15, 2014

Toyota's hydrogen-powered Mirai goes on sale in Japan

Toyota Motor Corp. on Monday became the world’s first automaker to begin selling a hydrogen-powered vehicle, by offering its eco-friendly Mirai model to consumers in Japan. The fuel-cell vehicle, unveiled earlier this year, will hit the U.S. and European markets around next summer. The ...