Toyota looks to overhaul Scion brand

Apr 18, 2014

Toyota looks to overhaul Scion brand

by Alan Ohnsman

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Scion line, a U.S. experiment intended to win over young buyers with idiosyncratic designs and low prices, will overhaul its lineup amid fading sales as the brand reaches adolescence. Beginning in 2015, 12 years after Scion’s establishment as Toyota’s third U.S. ...

Apr 17, 2014

Automakers show off new SUV, luxury models in New York

Japanese carmakers revealed new and redesigned sedans and sport utility vehicles at the annual New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. Toyota Motor Corp. launched the 2015 Camry with a revamped exterior, quieter passenger cabin and three engine choices, including a hybrid option. The ...

Toyota tweaks Camry as Sonata makes gains

Apr 16, 2014

Toyota tweaks Camry as Sonata makes gains

by Alan Ohnsman

Toyota Motor Corp. is making rare styling changes in the Camry sedan just halfway into the car’s usual design cycle, a sign the automaker is eager to stem gains made by Hyundai Motor Co.’s Sonata, which also is being reworked for 2015. The latest ...

Toyota's Aqua hybrid sedan retains top spot for sales

Apr 4, 2014

Toyota's Aqua hybrid sedan retains top spot for sales

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Aqua subcompact hybrid was the nation’s top seller in fiscal 2013, retaining the highest slot for the second consecutive year, industry data showed Friday. Sales totaled 259,686 units for the Aqua, which has remained popular since its launch in December 2011. ...

Toyota to launch next Camry remake in April

Mar 28, 2014

Toyota to launch next Camry remake in April

Toyota Motor Corp., whose Camry sedan has been the top-selling U.S. car for the past 12 years, will roll out a refreshed model next month as Ford Motor Co. and domestic rivals gain on the perennial leader. Toyota will show an updated Camry at ...

Mar 27, 2014

Top three makers boost auto sales

Japan’s top three automakers said Thursday their domestic sales in February scored double-digit year-on-year increases thanks to robust demand before April’s hike in the sales tax. Japan sales surged 13.5 percent from a year ago to 161,903 units at Toyota Motor Corp., 29.4 percent ...

Strike-hit Toyota India resumes 'limited' operations

Mar 26, 2014

Strike-hit Toyota India resumes 'limited' operations

Toyota Motor Corp. said it has resumed “limited production” after unionized employees at its Indian plant refused to return to work following an end to a company lockout. The workers and the company’s management at two plants near the high-tech city of Bangalore are ...