Toyota to boost hybrids in China despite Beijing subsidies snub

Apr 25, 2016

Toyota to boost hybrids in China despite Beijing subsidies snub

Toyota Motor Corp., the dominant maker of gasoline-electric autos, will push forward with its strategy to build and sell hybrid models in China, in spite of the government’s unwillingness to subsidize the technology. The Japanese automaker wants to bring a hybrid version of its ...

Apr 25, 2016

Toyota resumes some assembly lines in wake of quakes

Toyota Motor Corp. on Monday restarted auto assembly lines at four plants in Japan that were suspended after the earthquakes in Kyushu led to parts shortages. It is the first time the automaker has restarted plant operations discontinued since a series of strong earthquakes ...

Gas-sipping EVs now 'fun to drive,' automakers say

Mar 24, 2016

Gas-sipping EVs now 'fun to drive,' automakers say

When Toyota aired a Super Bowl television ad featuring a surprisingly quick Prius gas-electric hybrid eluding police, it marked a turning point for the auto industry. For years, automakers pushed fuel efficiency to sell hybrid and electric vehicles. Now, in an era of cheap ...

Mar 21, 2016

Toyota-linked steel maker restarts output after January explosion

Aichi Steel Corp., a steel maker affiliated with Toyota Motor Corp., restarted its plant in Tokai, Aichi Prefecture, on Monday following a more than two-month suspension that temporarily halted domestic production by the world’s biggest automaker. Aichi Steel resumed operations at the plant — ...