Jul 19, 2014

New Toyota minivan makes it easier to yell at kids

Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids. The latest version of the company’s Sienna minivan has a feature called “Driver Easy Speak.” It uses a built-in microphone to amplify a parent’s voice through speakers in the back seats. Toyota says it ...

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 15, 2014

Toyota, like Ford, to halt some South African output due to strike

U.S. motor company Ford has suspended production at one of its South African plants and Japanese carmaker Toyota plans to follow suit as a manufacturing workers’ strike hits suppliers of car components. The two-week-old strike by 220,000 NUMSA union members, who are seeking 12 ...

Jul 8, 2014

Toyota mulling raising prices in emerging markets

Toyota Motor Corp. is considering raising vehicle prices in emerging markets to offset the impact of weakening local currencies, according to a source. Depreciating currencies in Brazil and other growth markets on the back of the tapering of U.S. monetary stimulus are eating into ...

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, ...

Sticker price of Toyota's hydrogen car: ¥7 million

Jun 25, 2014

Sticker price of Toyota's hydrogen car: ¥7 million

Toyota Motor Corp.’s vision of a hydrogen future will begin with a ¥7 million ($69,000) car. That is the price of Toyota’s upcoming fuel-cell vehicle, the world’s largest carmaker said in a statement Wednesday. The Camry-sized car will go on sale to Japanese consumers ...