Feb 1, 2017

Toyota expects Thai auto sales to log 8% rise this year

Toyota Motor Corp. is aiming to boost its new vehicle sales in Thailand by 8 percent this year by introducing new models on the back of the recovering local auto market. The leading Japanese automaker’s Thai arm, Toyota Motor Thailand Co., announced Tuesday that ...

Toyota announces closure date for plant near Melbourne

Jan 31, 2017

Toyota announces closure date for plant near Melbourne

Toyota Australia has announced that it will end vehicle production at its Altona plant near Melbourne in early October, more than halving its local workforce. Toyota said in 2014 it would end production in Australia this year but had not set a closure date ...

Toyota chairman says fuel cell cars need more time to catch on

Jan 20, 2017

Toyota chairman says fuel cell cars need more time to catch on

Toyota Motor Corp. Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, known as the “father of the Prius” for his work on the world’s best-selling hybrid car, said fuel cell vehicles will take longer than gasoline-electric autos to become popular because of the need to build infrastructure. “The hybrid ...

Toyota Sienta wins top awards in Indonesia

Dec 26, 2016

Toyota Sienta wins top awards in Indonesia

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Sienta has won two of Indonesia’s top industry awards for 2016, a half year after its launch in the nation, where Toyota commands more than a third of the market. Sienta won the Best of the Best Car and Best Compact ...

Toyota chisels compact SUV latecomer with 'sexy diamond' design

Dec 15, 2016

Toyota chisels compact SUV latecomer with 'sexy diamond' design

Toyota Motor Corp., years late to the compact SUV party its peers have been enjoying worldwide, is showing up with jewelry-inspired looks. The new C-HR model’s designers applied a “sexy diamond” theme inside and out, from the sharply sloped rear window to the rhombus-patterned ...