Toyota recalls 295,000 vehicles globally for braking problem

10:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Toyota is recalling about 295,000 Lexus and Toyota brand vehicles globally, mostly in the United States, because various safety systems including stability control and anti-lock brakes could become inoperative.... Read More »


Toyota Camry poised to retain No. 1 car crown

4:46 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
With a month to go in 2013, the Toyota Camry has locked up first place for a 12th consecutive year, but its dominance in the mid-sized segment is shrinking even as the automaker dangles bigger-than-usual discounts to lure buyers.... Read More »


Toyota plans RAV4 output in Russia after plant expansion

Sept. 18, 2013 12:50 CET
Toyota says it will invest around 18 billion yen (135 million euros) to expand its St. Petersburg plant in Russia before it begins assembly of the RAV4 compact SUV in 2016.... Read More »


Toyota repeats 780,000-vehicle recall

1:46 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Toyota is recalling about 780,000 crossovers and hybrid sedans for a second time to fix looseness on rear-suspension lower arms that could cause the threads to rust and wear out, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.... Read More »


Crossovers lead the sales charge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Sales of Toyota's RAV4 soared 50 percent in August, and Honda's CR-V had its best month ever. And that says a lot about how the surging auto market has changed.... Read More »


Toyota adds discounts for Tesla-powered RAV4 EV

11:21 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Toyota is discounting its all-electric RAV4 through low-cost lease and loan offers to boost demand for the slow-selling compact crossover that's powered by a Tesla Motors battery pack and motor.... 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 wants RAV4 to surpass CR-V, Escape

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Toyota has long been an also-ran in the compact crossover segment that was more or less created nearly two decades ago by the RAV4. But at Toyota Division's national dealer meeting in Atlanta, company executives said they want the RAV4 to become top dog among compact crossovers.... 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 »


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 »


RAV4 rates 'poor' in crash test despite redesign

3:11 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2013
Despite a redesign, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 struggled in an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety test that simulates what happens when a driver crashes the left front quarter of a vehicle into an object such as a tree, telephone pole or another car.... Read More »


Subaru, Mitsubishi small crossovers top new crash test

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2013
The Subaru Forester and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport have won top honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, becoming the only small SUVs to ace the group's new "small overlap" crash test.... 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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