Toyota expands Takata airbag recall by 1.6 million vehiclesMon, 23, May 2016
Toyota is recalling almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger side Takata airbag inflators that could rupture.
China’s tastes shape Japan’s luxury carsSat, 21, May 2016
Japan's premium designs are getting bolder and flashier as Lexus, Infiniti and Acura try to gain the attention of German-leaning Chinese luxury buyers.
Toyota to restart storm-damaged Texas truck plantFri, 20, May 2016
Toyota's San Antonio plant is expected to restart slowly on Friday afternoon after a storm knocked out power midweek and stopped production of midsize and large pickups.
VW Group faces U.S. patent probe over hybridsWed, 18, May 2016
The U.S. International Trade Commission launched an investigation into whether Volkswagen AG and its subsidiaries infringed upon hybrid electric vehicle patents owned by Baltimore-based Paice.
Toyota suspends output at Texas truck plant after storm damageWed, 18, May 2016
Toyota temporarily halted production at its sprawling San Antonio pickup truck plant on Wednesday after it was hit by lashing rain and strong winds during a major storm.
Planting a new crop of plug-insMon, 16, May 2016
Over the next several years, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota plan to fortify their vehicle lineups with plug-in hybrids, citing them as a crucial steppingstone for consumers, the industry and the effort to meet global fuel efficiency and emissions regulations.
Toyota braces for plunging profitsMon, 16, May 2016
Seesawing foreign exchange rates are threatening to squeeze profits for Japanese automakers just as they intensify their efforts -- and their spending -- in the United States.
BMW, Toyota roadsters to be built by Magna Steyr, report saysFri, 13, May 2016
BMW and Toyota have picked Magna Steyr to build roadsters developed from a joint platform, starting in 2018, with combined annual output set at 60,000 vehicles, according to a report.
Nissan loses, GM gains supplier favorMon, 16, May 2016
Parts supplier dissatisfaction with purchasing departments at most automakers worsened last year, a closely watched annual survey shows. But there was some improvement at GM and Ford.
At Lexus' U.S. plant, cars get caressedSat, 14, May 2016
Whether a Lexus is made in Japan, at the RX plant in Canada or at the new $360 million ES factory line in Kentucky, customers expect near perfection in appearance and quality, say executives. And the factory floor is where that has to happen.
Sales advance 3.5% on fatter deals, truck volume; SAAR rebounds to 17.42MTue, 03, May 2016
Led by gains at Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Ford, U.S. light-vehicle sales increased 3.5 percent to 1.506 million in April, a record for the month. After a lackluster March that disappointed some automakers, April produced solid gains across the industry, with fatter deals and light trucks driving volume higher.
Toyota's net income falls 4% on lower sales, higher costs and currency lossesWed, 11, May 2016
Toyota's net income fell 4 percent in its latest quarter as lower sales, rising costs and foreign exchange rate losses hit earnings. The slowdown did not prevent the company from achieving a third year of record profit but it warned that a stronger yen will cause earnings to fall steeply.