Japan's automakers achieve record U.S. sales in 2015

Jan 6, 2016

Japan's automakers achieve record U.S. sales in 2015

Japanese automakers logged record sales in the United States in 2015 as the overall market swelled to an unprecedented level, driven by the stronger economy and robust demand for sport utility vehicles and trucks, Autodata Corp. data showed Tuesday. Manufacturers sold 17.47 million cars ...

Jan 5, 2016

Toyota joins Ford against Apple-Google car screen dominance

Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to use a car-phone connectivity system championed by Ford Motor Co. in a bid to keep Apple Inc. and Google from dominating control of dashboards. Toyota will introduce a telematics system with Ford’s SmartDeviceLink, an open platform that the automakers ...

Dec 26, 2015

Toyota likely to stay No. 1 in global vehicle sales in 2015

Toyota Motor Corp. is on course to maintain its top position in global vehicle sales for a fourth consecutive year in 2015. Its group sales, including Daihatsu Motor Co. and Hino Motors Ltd., came to 9,207,000 units from January to November, down 1.0 percent ...

Toyota head, Akio Toyoda, resigns from Tokyo Olympic committee

Dec 22, 2015

Toyota head, Akio Toyoda, resigns from Tokyo Olympic committee

The head of Toyota Motor Corp. has stepped down as vice president of the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The committee announced the resignation of Akio Toyoda on Monday. He is expected to be replaced by the president of Panasonic, Kazuhiro Tsuga. ...

Dec 11, 2015

Japanese cars do best in insurance industry safety rankings

Japanese brands dominate the insurance industry’s rankings of the safest vehicles for the 2016 model year. The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday that 48 vehicles earned its highest rating of “Top Safety Pick Plus.” That’s up from 33 a year ago. ...