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 ...

Jun 6, 2016

Suzuki, MMC hit by minicar sales slump

Two Suzuki Motor Corp. minicar models were among the top 10 best-selling vehicles in Japan in May, but sales were still down on last year amid revelations of improper fuel-testing methods, industry data released Monday showed. The auto manufacturer, which revealed the same month ...

Jun 3, 2016

Toyota, KDDI team up to develop global platform for networking cars

Toyota Motor Corp. and KDDI Corp. will establish a global communications platform to promote the spread of connected cars in Japan and elsewhere, the companies said Thursday. The automaker plans to develop a uniform data communication module that can be used globally by 2019, ...

Jun 1, 2016

Toyota idles four plants due to blast at brake parts supplier

Toyota Motor Corp. suspended Tuesday operations at four domestic plants, including those of subsidiaries, citing possible parts shortages following an explosion the previous day at a brake parts supplier, company officials said. The automaker plans to expand its output suspension early Wednesday, halting production ...

May 30, 2016

Toyota reportedly mulling buying Google's robotics unit

Toyota Motor Corp. is in talks to buy Boston Dynamics, a robotics unit of Google Inc., news website Tech Insider has reported. Terms for the deal are not known, but Tech Insider quoted a source familiar with the matter as saying that the ink ...

May 25, 2016

Toyota to invest in Uber, offer leasing to drivers

Toyota Motor Corp. said it is making a strategic investment in Uber Technologies Inc. as automakers race to align themselves with the fast-growing ride-hailing industry. The companies will also work together on offering auto leases to Uber drivers. The investment is small, and Toyota ...

May 25, 2016

Toyota to build new plant in Malaysia

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it will build a new plant in Malaysia to meet the future domestic vehicle demand expected to increase in line with the country’s economic growth. Toyota plans to start operations at the new plant in early 2019, with its ...