Toyota's Supra performance coupe looks likely to debut in concept form at next month's Geneva auto show after the automaker released a teaser picture. The new Supra is being developed along with the new BMW Z4.
How serious are Toyota's problems in North America? Big enough to undercut the parent company's latest quarterly results, but not enough to dim the outlook for the fiscal year or to make Toyota an outlier among its competitors.
Toyota says its Kirobo Mini conversation partner, a robot it's selling in Japan, is a first step toward talking cars, but its conversations highlight the gulf that remains in achieving that goal and the challenges automakers face when delving into tomorrow's world of high technology.