Gazoo points way for sportier ToyotaSept. 23
Toyota debuts a GR sports car series for Japan and beyond. The U.S. may not get the name, but its future products will get a healthy dose of the line's sporty spirit.
Audi on fuel cell cars: Maybe laterSept. 23
The tepid outlook from one of the world's largest automakers could ripple across the industry by slowing or discouraging the adoption of fuel cell technology, which will require increased global scale and infrastructure investments to catch on.
Toyota supplier Toyotetsu expanding in Ontario to supply new Lexus, RAV4Sept. 20
Toyota supplier Toyotetsu is transferring stamping work to Ontario from Kentucky to supply the new Lexus RX. It's also expanding operations in preparation for the soon-to-be redesigned RAV4.
U.S. sales slip; SAAR falls to 16.13 million on Harvey impactSept. 1
U.S. light-vehicles sales slipped 1.8 percent last month and the seasonally adjusted, annualized pace of sales fell to the lowest level -- 16.13 million -- since February 2014 behind a late-month wallop from Hurricane Harvey.
Toyota revs up with GR performance lineSept. 19
Toyota is introducing a high-performance "GR" series consisting of seven variants including the Prius plug-in hybrid and Vitz subcompact.
Toyota chief says hybrid still central as EV momentum growsSept. 19
Toyota President Akio Toyoda says hybrid technology will remain central to the company's strategy even as a rising wave of governments and automakers get behind plug-in electric vehicles.
Toyota's California turnaroundSept. 17
Ian Cartabiano enjoys a good bowl of ramen and cruising backstreet boutiques in Tokyo. But it's his California flair that's giving his U.S. design studio outsized influence at Japan's No. 1 carmaker.
Working closely with suppliers paysSept. 18
It is great to see that the Toyota team has rekindled that process and brought the experts in the individual manufacturing processes back into the development mix.
Ford becomes second automaker to invest in Michigan test siteSept. 15
Ford said it will invest $5 million in the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Mich., becoming the second automaker to sponsor the site.
Revamped Lexus LS 500 to start above $75,000 Sept. 14
Lexus will sell its redesigned LS 500 flagship sedan for around $76,000 for the base model, up from $73,515 on the outgoing model, in a bet that its more aggressive design and enhanced performance will draw brand loyalists who have been waiting for a redo of the four-door as well as newcomers to the brand.
Semifinalists set for Car, Truck and Utility of the Year AwardsSept. 15
The list of semifinalists for the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards has a few surprises: Alfa Romeo is up for two awards, no Detroit 3 brand cars made the cut, Tesla decided not to participate and only three trucks qualified.
Toyota will add a sportier line of hybrid enginesSept. 13
Toyota will add a sportier line of hybrid engines to its fuel-saving gasoline-electric models. The new engines will be fitted to the core models in its current range.