Daihatsu shareholders approve full ownership by Toyota

Jun 29, 2016

Daihatsu shareholders approve full ownership by Toyota

Shareholders of Daihatsu Motor Co. on Wednesday approved a proposal for the Japanese automaker to become a wholly owned unit of Toyota Motor Corp. on Aug. 1. Toyota, which currently owns about 51 percent of Daihatsu, will acquire remaining Daihatsu shares through an equity ...

Toyota suffers heartbreaking Le Mans defeat

Jun 20, 2016

Toyota suffers heartbreaking Le Mans defeat

Toyota suffered one of the most heartbreaking losses in 24 Hours of Le Mans history on Sunday, when, with three minutes to drive to an almost certain win, the No. 5 car of Kazuki Nakajima, Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi failed, allowing the No. ...

Toyota leads Le Mans into Sunday morning

Jun 19, 2016

Toyota leads Le Mans into Sunday morning

Toyota led the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race into the morning on Sunday after a close battle with champion Porsche through the night at the Sarthe circuit in western France. After 17 hours, Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi was at the front of the ...

Jun 11, 2016

Japanese firms operating in Britain concerned about Brexit

Japanese companies operating in Britain are increasingly concerned about the country’s possible exit from the European Union, a move that, if it happens, is expected to push up their costs. Concern is growing ahead of a national referendum on June 23 on Britain’s continued ...

Jun 10, 2016

Toyota mulls legal action over Brexit camp's use of its logo

Japanese automotive giant Toyota said Thursday it was considering legal action against the official campaign for Britain to leave the EU in the June 23 referendum for using its logo and implying it backs a Brexit. In a statement, the company said the use ...