Lexus introduces $100,000 sports coupe to burnish image

Jan 12, 2016

Lexus introduces $100,000 sports coupe to burnish image

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus is rolling out its highest-performance model since the LFA supercar to burnish its reputation among buyers of prestige luxury autos. The LC 500 sports coupe, unveiled Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, accelerates from 0-to-60 mph ...

Jan 8, 2016

Toyota's Aqua hybrid best-selling car in 2015 auto rankings

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Aqua hybrid was the best-selling car in 2015, while six minicars made it into the top 10 ranking, data from industry bodies showed Friday. The Aqua clinched top spot for the first time since 2013 with sales of 215,525 units, down ...

Japanese firms face difficulties grasping damage from Tianjin blasts

Aug 16, 2015

Japanese firms face difficulties grasping damage from Tianjin blasts

Japanese companies operating in Tianjin were facing difficulties on Saturday grasping damage to their facilities from devastating explosions that rocked an industrial port in the northern China city earlier in the week. Entry to areas around the site of Wednesday’s blast has been restricted, ...

Hamp case gave oxycodone a bad name, say doctors

Jul 14, 2015

Hamp case gave oxycodone a bad name, say doctors

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The high-profile arrest of former Toyota Motor Corp. executive Julie Hamp last month over importing oxycodone might fuel prejudice in Japan against the narcotic painkillers and other strong pain-relieving drugs, experts fear. Hamp, the automaker’s first female managing officer, was released by police without ...

Jul 6, 2015

Toyota Aqua hybrid best-selling car in first half

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Aqua subcompact hybrid topped the nation’s auto rankings in the first half with 121,240 units sold, industry data showed Monday. Honda Motor Co.’s N-Box minivehicle came in second with 106,985 units between January and June, followed by Daihatsu Motor Co.’s Tanto, ...

Jun 4, 2015

Toyota Aqua leads car sales for second consecutive month

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Aqua hybrid was the best-selling car in the nation in May, holding the top spot for the second month in a row, industry bodies said Thursday. The Aqua logged an 18.9 percent jump in sales from the previous year to 14,428 ...