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Toyota readies remix of Camry with 'waku-doki'

10:38 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
Toyota has a challenge: How to heed President Akio Toyoda's insistence on heart-racing design for the next Camry and Prius models without jeopardizing their mass-market appeal. Getting it wrong risks knocking Camry from its perch as the best-selling car in the United States -- a title held for 12 consecutive years.... Read More »

 

Toyota tops 1 million in global hybrid sales, but growth slows

10:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Toyota booked global hybrid vehicle sales above 1 million units for a second time in 2013, but annual sales growth slowed to one of its weakest levels in almost a decade.... Read More »

 

TESLA'S NEXT STEP

Audacious growth plans will stretch Tesla beyond its comfort zone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
In the past year, electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has posted its first quarterly profit, quintupled its stock price, and won a near-perfect score from Consumer Reports for the Model S sedan. Now comes the hard part. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk wants the company's estimated 2013 U.S. volume of 20,000 units to soar to 250,000 -- and to 500,000 globally -- by the end of the decade.... Read More »

 

2014 Nissan Leaf to get $180 price hike

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Nissan said today it will only slightly increase the prices for its electric Leaf for 2014, adding $180 to the sticker price of each of its three trim levels.... Read More »

 

Toyota ends 2013 down while Lexus rises

3:44 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
It was indeed a December to remember for the Lexus brand, but most Toyota division vehicles finished the year on a down note.... Read More »

 

Toyota Camry regains Consumer Reports' favor after crash test results

12:34 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2013
The Toyota Camry, headed for its 12th consecutive year as the best-selling car in the U.S., returned to Consumer Reports' recommended list after showing improvement on an insurance-industry crash test.... Read More »

 

Prius tops Consumer Reports' cost-per-mile study

11:51 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports is finding the Toyota Prius gives consumers the biggest bang for their buck. The Prius topped Consumer Reports' Best New-Car Value analysis, released today, which ranks more than 200 vehicles on performance, reliability and costs.... Read More »

 

Toyota returns to Super Bowl with Highlander spot

5:06 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2013
Toyota will be back in the Super Bowl in 2014, this time to help launch the brand’s redesigned Highlander mid-sized crossover. The Highlander will star in a 60-second spot during the big game's broadcast that will incorporate another global brand as a partner, Toyota officials said, though the company declined to identify the other brand involved.... Read More »

 

'14 Highlander: Same engines, much more juice

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
Toyota hopes that with a 2014 redesign the Highlander can gain segment supremacy.... Read More »

 

Toyota weighs adding truck capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
Toyota is considering expanding pickup production capacity at its San Antonio plant. "Dealers are telling us they could sell more Tacomas and Tundras," Toyota Division General Manager Bill Fay said. "We are evaluating our footprint and capacity."... Read More »

 

Toyota begins production of 2014 Highlander in Indiana

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
Toyota has launched production of the 2014 Highlander large crossover in Indiana. The popularity of the Highlander led Toyota to invest $430 million in the plant, creating an additional 600 jobs, the company said in a statement Thursday.... 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 »

 

2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Chevy banks on mid-sized pickup comeback with 2015 Colorado

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
GM is betting that an eye-catching, fuel-efficient mid-sized pickup can draw buyers from Toyota and inject life into a segment that its Detroit 3 rivals have abandoned. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado that GM unveils today uses a version of the full-sized 2014 Silverado's fully boxed frame and mimics its upscale, refined interior.... Read More »

 

Toyota plans Camry tweaks in 2014 to extend U.S. sales lead

7:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
The Toyota Camry, headed for a 12th straight year as the best-selling car in the United States, will get “significant attention” including freshened features to hold the title a 13th year, a top executive said.... Read More »

 

MIKE COLIAS

The Chevy Colorado's checklist

9:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Chevrolet's redesigned Colorado makes its debut at the auto show here this week amid plenty of anticipation -- and no small amount of skepticism.... Read More »

 

Storms damage Subaru's Indiana plant, interrupt production

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
The severe storms that rolled through the Midwest over the weekend caused damage to the Subaru plant in Indiana -- the only Subaru assembly plant in the United States -- and interrupted production there for at least a day.... Read More »

 

GM and Toyota to battle for smaller pickup truck segment

1:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
While the Detroit Three dominate big pickups, Toyota has become the top mid-size truck seller in the United States with its Tacoma. GM, which stopped building a mid-size pickup for the United States last year, is returning to the segment with a redesigned version of the Chevrolet Colorado, betting it can appeal to Toyota buyers.... Read More »

 

THE BIG BUILDUP

Subaru, Toyota discuss Camry move

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Subaru and Toyota are in talks to halt production of the Toyota Camry sedan at Subaru's Lafayette, Ind., assembly plant, likely timed to the introduction of the nameplate's next generation.... Read More »

 

THE BIG BUILDUP

Doing the math: Where Camry might land

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
When Subaru decided that its North American growth objectives required lots more production at its Indiana assembly plant, it meant Subaru no longer could afford to have Toyota as a factory roommate.... Read More »

 

Ford Fusion, behind coastal surge, poised to challenge Japan's Big 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2013
The Fusion -- Ford's hottest car since Taurus was America's top seller two decades ago -- is going coastal. Already a hit in the heartland, Fusion now attracts buyers in places that previously panned Detroit iron.... Read More »

 

Subaru to stop building Camrys for Toyota in Indiana, reports say

12:43 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2013
Subaru, about to achieve five straight years of annual sales records in the United States, will stop building Toyota Camry sedans at its Indiana assembly plant by 2017, according to local media reports.... Read More »

 

MARK RECHTIN

Why Toyota must play Jenga with Camry

3:43 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2013
When Subaru decided that its North American growth objectives required lots more production at its Indiana assembly plant, it meant Subaru no longer could afford to have Toyota as a factory roommate. Everyone take a deep breath, because Toyota will be just fine.... Read More »

 

Toyota lowers car sales goal in Germany due to hybrid shortages

Nov. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
Toyota says it will not sell as many cars in Germany as it originally hoped this year after failing to keep up with demand for its hybrid cars in the market.... Read More »

 

Toyota to drop FJ Cruiser after 2014 model year

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2013
Toyota has made good on its promise that the distinctive FJ Cruiser SUV would be a one-generation vehicle. After an eight-year run, Toyota is pulling the plug on the vehicle, effective with a special edition for the 2014 model year.... Read More »

 

2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Toyota goes futuristic at Tokyo show

Nov. 5, 2013 05:30 CET
Toyota is going futuristic at the Tokyo auto show. It will introduce a wave-inspired fuel cell sedan, a new Japan taxi and a podlike one-seater that steers with a tilt of the driver's body.... Read More »

 

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