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Toyota to sell new Prius in China from early 2010

Toyota to sell new Prius in China from early 2010

Toyota Motor plans to start selling its latest generation Prius cars in China next year, possibly as early as March, the Wall Street Journal reported today, citing Toyota executives. The decision by the Japanese auto giant comes despite poor sales of the gasoline-electric Prius hybrid car in China in recent […]

Toyota’s U.S. July sales drop eases on ‘clunkers’

Toyota’s U.S. July sales drop eases on ‘clunkers’

Toyota Motor Corp. in July had its smallest U.S. sales decline this year and outsold Ford Motor Co. for the first time in three months, as government-backed rebates led Asian auto brands to better-than-expected sales. The so-called cash-for-clunkers program raised overall sales to the highest level this year and slowed […]

New Toyoya Prius KEY POINTS

New Toyoya Prius KEY POINTS

With its full hybrid powertrain, the new Toyota Prius is one of the most technically advanced cars on the market. Toyota’s extensive use of sophisticated technology is central not only to Prius’s market-leading environmental performance, but also to reduced running costs that shape the new model’s “total economy” profile. Toyota’s […]

Toyota Prius Factory

Toyota Prius Factory

The Tsutsumi plant in Japan is one of five Toyota global Eco-Factories (Burnaston in the UK is another) that are designed to minimise environmental impact and develop best practices for adoption elsewhere. It has held the ISO14001 “green standard” for environmental management since 1996, pioneering innovations in energy saving, waste […]

Toyota Land Cruiser V8 wins security award for second year

Toyota Land Cruiser V8 wins security award for second year

The Toyota Land Cruiser V8 has been voted number one for the second year running in the large 4×4 category at the British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards. Designed to raise consumer awareness of what is best in vehicle security, the awards took place today at the Motor Insurance Repair Research […]

Toyota Announces Equipment Safety Recall on Select Vehicles

Toyota Announces Equipment Safety Recall on Select Vehicles

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. will launch an Equipment Safety Recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) involving approximately 39,100 Toyota Stainless Steel Exhaust Tip retention Clamps. This optional accessory was designed specifically for 2008 model year Highlander and Highlander HV vehicles sold in the United States. Due […]

Toyota at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show

Toyota at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show

KEY POINTS World premiere of all-new Toyota Verso European premiere of new third-generation Toyota Prius – fuel economy improved to 72.4mpg, CO2 emissions reduced to 89g/km New iQ with 1.33 Dual VVT-i engine with Stop & Start Spotlight on Toyota environmental leadership World premiere of new Toyota Verso Toyota will […]

2009 Toyota Prius revealed

2009 Toyota Prius revealed

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., unveiled the all-new 50-mile-per gallon rated third-generation Prius hybrid vehicle today at the 2009 North American International Auto show. An Eco-Icon The first-generation Prius entered the market in 1997 as the world’s first mass-produced hybrid. The name Prius, “to go before” in Latin, became […]

Ontario Toyota Plant opened!

Ontario Toyota Plant opened!

Toyota invested CDN$1.1 billion to build the new plant. Ontario provided over CDN$22.8 million for skills training, in addition to a CDN$70-million investment that helped bring the plant to Ontario. This is the first new auto plant to be built in Ontario in the past 20 years. Supplying and servicing […]

Toyota cuts production by 8%. Again!

Toyota cuts production by 8%. Again!

According to Beijing News today, Toyota said it has cut its production by 7%-8% due to market slowdown amid the global financial crisis. “We will adjust our production plan according to the market situation,” said Satoru Mori, general manager of FAW Toyota Motor Sales Co., at the current Guangzhou Auto […]