Oct 28, 2014

Toyota likely to post record half-year profit

Toyota Motor Corp. is likely to post a record group operating profit in the April-September period, buoyed by brisk overseas sales and effects of the weak yen, according to sources familiar with the matter. Market participants expect the automaker to post an operating profit ...

| Oct 25, 2014

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A heart-racing dance craze has been the rage since Toyota launched two music videos for an ad campaign in July that features techno-pop outfit World Order.

Oct 25, 2014

Japan gets first dibs on new Lexus RC coupe

Toyota Motor Corp. has added a sports coupe to its Lexus range and launched it in Japan ahead of other markets. The new RC coupe, with a sticker price of ¥5.65 million, is being rolled out along with the higher-performance RC F version starting ...

U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata airbags

Oct 24, 2014

U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata airbags

Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective airbags that can launch metal shards into occupants. Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

U.S. extends air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles

Oct 23, 2014

U.S. extends air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles

The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website. The government’s auto ...

Oct 16, 2014

Toyota recalls Lexuses in U.S. for fuel leak risk

Toyota is recalling about 423,000 older-model Lexus luxury cars in the U.S. because a gasket can leak fuel and possibly cause a fire. The move is among three global recalls that Toyota announced Wednesday totaling about 1.7 million vehicles. The Lexus recall covers the ...

Oct 12, 2014

Talking to your car can be dangerous, studies say

Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better. The systems let drivers do things like tune the radio, send a text message, or make a phone call while keeping their ...