Florida dealer sues rival for selling used cars subject to recallsThu, 27, Oct 2016
Florida dealer Earl Stewart is suing a competitor for selling used cars with recalled Takata airbags that haven't been replaced.
VW on track to top Toyota for global sales leadThu, 27, Oct 2016
VW Group leads Toyota in global sales after nine months, putting the Japanese automaker's four-year reign as the world's largest carmaker at risk. Toyota's worldwide deliveries rose 0.4 percent to 7.53 million vehicles through September while VW Group's sales climbed 2.4 percent to about 7.61 million.
Toyota recalls nearly 1.5 million cars in Europe over Takata airbagsWed, 26, Oct 2016
Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million cars worldwide, including 1.47 million in Europe, over potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata. The recall includes the Yaris and Corolla.
Buick becomes first U.S. brand to crack top 3 reliability rankings by Consumer ReportsMon, 24, Oct 2016
Buick cracked into Consumer Reports' ranking of the top three most reliable brands -- a feat no American brand has accomplished since the organization began tracking brand performance in the early 1980s. Buick ranked No. 3 in the magazine's 2016 Annual Auto Reliability Survey. Lexus was the overall No. 1 brand with Toyota right behind it.
Japanese automakers finally getting serious about car hackingSat, 22, Oct 2016
Japan's carmakers are still seen as slow to adapt to the vulnerabilities of connected cars. But with the advent of autonomous driving just over the horizon, Japan Inc. is finally getting serious about cybersecurity.
Toyota aims to assist, not replace, driversSat, 22, Oct 2016
Toyota is in no hurry to join the auto industry's stampede to launch fleet tests of Google-style self-driving taxis. The company's top priority is to help the motorist to drive safely, rather than to replace the driver, a senior Toyota executive said last week.
DealersMon, 24, Oct 2016
A look at the anniversaries dealerships around the country are celebrating, including dealers for Volvo, Toyota, Mazda, GMC and Dodge.
Toyota to sponsor USA Today's new virtual reality showThu, 20, Oct 2016
Toyota is testing a new type of advertising by running the first commercial designed to be viewed within USA Today's new virtual reality program. The ad for Toyota's 2017 Camry will debut today when it sponsors the first episode of "VRtually There," said the show's creator, Gannett Inc.
Toyota lures another partner into its orbitMon, 17, Oct 2016
Toyota and Suzuki say they will consider partnering. But behind the scenes before last week’s announcement, two scions pondered their changing worlds.
New vision helps Prius bounce backSun, 16, Oct 2016
Toyota had high hopes when it brought the Prius to Mexico in 2010. After an initial flop, those hopes are finally being realized, thanks to a lower price and shrewd marketing.
BMW won't chase sales to keep U.S. luxury crownFri, 14, Oct 2016
It's only mid-October, but BMW is conceding the highly contested race for top-selling premium brand in the United States. BMW's U.S. sales will drop this year from a record 346,023 vehicles in 2015 because the German brand doesn't have enough crossovers to meet hot demand.
Toyota says most Calif. employees making move to new Texas headquartersFri, 14, Oct 2016
Most of Toyota's employees at its headquarters in Southern California will make the move to its new North Texas campus next year in a sign that the company has succeeded in its quest for high retention rates.