In '14 Malibu, eAssist value questionable

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2013
The Chevrolet Malibu Eco, which uses General Motors' eAssist mild-hybrid system to boost fuel efficiency, is about to become a tough sell.... Read More »


'14 Honda Accord Hybrid rated at 50 mpg in city, 47 combined

6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2013
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will carry an EPA rating of 50 mpg in the city, 45 on the highway and 47 combined -- putting the Accord back in the battle among mid-sized sedans over fuel economy.... Read More »


Toyota vows to protect Camry's crown as top-selling U.S. car

3:34 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
Toyota plans to protect the Camry sedan's position as the top-selling U.S. car. The mid-sized Camry has been the No. 1-selling U.S. car for 11 consecutive years, and remains in the top spot through August. But for much of 2013, Camry deliveries were lower than a year earlier.... Read More »


Ford weighs more U.S. production after hiking Fusion output

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2013
Ford, which launched output of the Fusion at a plant in Michigan today to boost availability of the mid-sized sedan, said the factory could produce another model as demand grows.... Read More »


Ford launches Fusion production at Michigan plant

11:22 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2013
Ford said it’s starting additional production in Michigan of its Fusion as the family sedan challenges the Toyota Camry as the nation’s top-selling car.... Read More »


'14 Corolla ads dance through history

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2013
For the launch of the redesigned 2014 Corolla, Toyota is rolling through the years with its television campaign, placing vintage Corollas alongside period-perfect musical touchstones.... Read More »


Ford poised to ramp up Fusion output to challenge Camry

11:47 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Ford has bigger aspirations than challenging the Toyota Camry. Its Fusion is about to take on the law of supply and demand. An assembly plant about 20 miles south of Ford headquarters in suburban Detroit is preparing to roll Fusion family cars off the line for the first time.... Read More »


Toyota hustles to remedy low crash ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Toyota Motor Corp. is racing to make its cars stronger in frontal crash tests after some vehicles, including the RAV4 compact crossover, were stung by poor safety ratings.... Read More »


Toyota sees steady Camry prices amid competition for U.S. car crown

10:04 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2013
Toyota, facing rising competition from Ford and Honda, plans to keep prices steady for its Camry sedan as it defends the bragging rights for top-selling car in the United States.... Read More »


Paving the way to self-driving vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Self-driving vehicles have the potential to make immobility among elderly people and those with disabilities a thing of the past, experts say.... Read More »


Honda Civic still best among compacts on new IIHS crash test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2013
The Honda Civic is still the only small car to get the top rating on a new test that simulates a severe front-end crash, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says. Many popular and entry-level small cars struggled in a new round of "small overlap" crash tests, which replicates an accident in which the front corner of a car clips another car, a pole or a tree at 40 mph.... Read More »


Boshoku's tough lesson: Life beyond Toyota

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Japanese supplier Toyota Boshoku Corp. used to coast on its locked-up business making seats for its biggest shareholder and sugar daddy, Toyota Motor Corp.... Read More »


Toyota outsells Ford on strong Camry, Prius, RAV4 sales

4:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. reported July sales increased 17 percent to 193,394 units, led by strong performances by Camry, Prius, RAV4 and Avalon nameplates. It was the first time since March 2010 that Toyota had outsold Ford Motor Co.... Read More »


Cutting spiffs tops Toyota's to-do list

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2013
Toyota's new top executive for North America lists lower incentives and greater local purchasing and product development among his top objectives.... Read More »


Toyota repeats as retail leader on 10% gain

3:54 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. kept pace with the industry's gains in June with a 10 percent sales increase to 195,235 units. Toyota brand sales rose 12 percent to 167,540 and Lexus sales increased 7 percent to 21,355, but Scion brand sales fell 25 percent to 6,340.... Read More »


Toyota: Whatever it takes to keep Camry crown

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2013
For 11 straight years, the Toyota Camry has carried the powerful marketing message of being America's best-selling car. But with the competition nipping at the Camry's heels, Toyota officials must contemplate how far they're willing to go to retain the title.... Read More »


Ford F-150 beats Toyota Camry in American-made ranking

8:05 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2013
The Ford F-150, pacing the biggest gain in market share for the United States among automakers this year, topped a consumer Web site's list of most-American made models, replacing the Toyota Camry sedan.... Read More »


Toyota sales rise 3%; Camry regains car crown

5:16 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
Led by the resurgence of the Camry mid-sized sedan, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s sales rose 3 percent in May, to 207,952 units. Toyota Division's sales increased 2 percent to 185,723 units, while Lexus gained 4 percent, to 22,229 vehicles sold.... Read More »


New wave of American design stokes Detroit 3 market share gains

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2013
From the fires of Detroit's descent into near-death, GM, Ford and Chrysler have forged some of the most distinctive designs since tailfins were soaring in the halcyon days of the postwar-era. Models such as the Cadillac ATS sports sedan, Ford Fusion family car and Jeep Grand Cherokee are turning heads and stoking sales.... Read More »


Crossovers lead Honda April gains

5:00 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013
Stoked by record April results for the Honda CR-V and Acura RDX compact crossovers, American Honda sales increased 7 percent to 130,999 units last month.... Read More »


Mid-sized sedans, hot in 2012, cool off

5:11 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013
For the third straight month, a different car has topped the giant mid-sized sedan market, a segment that has significantly slowed this year as competition intensifies. Sales declined in April for seven of the 10 top mid-sized cars. Overall, mid-sized car sales fell 1 percent in the month and are up just 2 percent so far this year.... Read More »


Toyota car sales slide in April

5:05 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. sales fell by 1 percent in April, with 176,160 units sold.
Sales at the Toyota Division declined by 2 percent to 158,069 units while volumes at Lexus increased 3 percent to 18,091 vehicles sold.
Toyota claimed it was the No. 1 retail brand for the second consecutive month and for the overall year.... Read More »


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