Toyota chairman says fuel cell cars need more time to catch on

Jan 20, 2017

Toyota chairman says fuel cell cars need more time to catch on

Toyota Motor Corp. Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, known as the “father of the Prius” for his work on the world’s best-selling hybrid car, said fuel cell vehicles will take longer than gasoline-electric autos to become popular because of the need to build infrastructure. “The hybrid ...

Toyota Sienta wins top awards in Indonesia

Dec 26, 2016

Toyota Sienta wins top awards in Indonesia

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Sienta has won two of Indonesia’s top industry awards for 2016, a half year after its launch in the nation, where Toyota commands more than a third of the market. Sienta won the Best of the Best Car and Best Compact ...

Toyota chisels compact SUV latecomer with 'sexy diamond' design

Dec 15, 2016

Toyota chisels compact SUV latecomer with 'sexy diamond' design

Toyota Motor Corp., years late to the compact SUV party its peers have been enjoying worldwide, is showing up with jewelry-inspired looks. The new C-HR model’s designers applied a “sexy diamond” theme inside and out, from the sharply sloped rear window to the rhombus-patterned ...

Nov 30, 2016

Relegated Grampus signs Brazilian trio, appoints future president

Relegated Nagoya Grampus announced the signing of three Brazilian players Wednesday, while also revealing the appointment as adviser of a Toyota Motor Corp. senior official, Koki Konishi, who is set to be promoted to club president next spring. Defender Charles, 28, joins from Ceara, ...

Toyota to sell fuel cell buses in Japan from early 2017

Oct 21, 2016

Toyota to sell fuel cell buses in Japan from early 2017

Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday it will start selling fuel cell buses in Japan from early 2017, gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics when it hopes to introduce 100 or more hydrogen-powered buses mainly in Tokyo. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s transportation ...

Sep 29, 2016

Auto output in Japan rises 9.2% on year

The nation’s automobile output rose 9.2 percent in August from a year earlier to 621,349 vehicles, data released by eight major carmakers showed Wednesday. The figures suggest recovery after disruptions resulting from devastating earthquakes this spring in Kyushu. Domestic production at Japan’s top three ...