Jul 15, 2014

Strike halts Toyota's S. Africa production

Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. are stopping production at South African plants as a strike in the manufacturing industry stems the supply of components. Toyota, the biggest carmaker by exports in Africa’s second-biggest economy, was to halt production of the Corolla, Hilux ...

Jul 3, 2014

Toyota to supply fuel cell vehicle parts to other automakers

Toyota Motor Corp. is planning to provide the major components of fuel cell vehicles to other automakers to promote their entry into the market, company officials said. Since the huge cost of developing the next-generation cars will be difficult for midsize companies to bear, ...

Suzuki Motor's CEO, 84, spurs succession fears

Jun 27, 2014

Suzuki Motor's CEO, 84, spurs succession fears

After almost three decades helming Suzuki Motor Corp., investors are becoming increasingly concerned at the lack of clarity over who will succeed the carmaker’s octogenarian chairman and president. At 84, Osamu Suzuki has already beaten the average life expectancy for men in Japan by ...

Jun 11, 2014

Toyota recalls 2.27 million vehicles globally over airbag

Toyota said Wednesday it’s recalling 2.27 million vehicles worldwide over an airbag system defect that could cause a fire. The world’s biggest automaker, which has now recalled about 9 million vehicles in the past two months, said the announcement covers about 20 models, including ...

Jun 5, 2014

Automakers in bid to unify parts

Toyota Motor Corp. and 13 other Japanese automobile and motorcycle makers have set up a joint panel to study the idea of unifying parts specifications to reduce costs and improve international competitiveness, sources said Thursday. The automakers are targeting parts that are widely used, ...

Jun 4, 2014

Buoyant U.S. buyers drive up Japan auto sales

Improving consumer confidence in the U.S. boosted new car sales for Japanese automakers in May, with Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. posting double digit gains, and Honda Motor Co. rising by 9 percent. Autodata Corp. also said Tuesday that warmer weather and ...