Store turns Pokemon Go players into vehicle buyersSat, 20, Aug 2016
Street Toyota salesman Nick Schuman has found a way to catch Pokemon and customers at the same time. By playing off the latest craze, he can build rapport in a low-key way with consumers drawn to his store's lots.
Toyota restarts production in Venezuela after six monthsSun, 21, Aug 2016
Toyota said it restarted its Venezuelan factory after six months without producing vehicles because of hard currency shortages, good news for the South American nation suffering a roiling recession that has closed many factories.
Small crossovers, tight raceMon, 15, Aug 2016
Each month there are a handful of model vs. model races we watch closely when U.S. sales numbers are reported - Camry vs. Accord; Corolla vs. Civic; 3 series vs. C class; F- eries vs. Silverado. The usual. But the segment providing the most entertainment these days is the compact crossover class.
Toyota welcomes the Camry homeSun, 14, Aug 2016
The end of Camry production at Subaru's plant in Lafayette, Ind., will give Toyota more flexibility over inventory amid a sales slump. But Toyota has no plans to significantly curb supplies of the nation's top-selling sedan.
Toyota changes recall fixes for 337,000 RAV4, Lexus HS250h vehiclesFri, 12, Aug 2016
Toyota said it is changing the way it fixes rear suspension problems on 337,000 RAV4s and Lexus HS250h vehicles involved in a 2013 recall. The company said dealers will now replace both rear suspension arm assemblies with new ones at no cost and will apply an epoxy to prevent arm adjustment during service visits.
Toyota pickup plant feels the squeezeMon, 15, Aug 2016
Toyota is scrambling to produce more Tacomas as competition among midsize pickups heats up.
Toyota launches $22 million r&d partnership with University of MichiganWed, 10, Aug 2016
Toyota Research Institute CEO Gill Pratt said today the institute will funnel $22 million into a partnership with the University of Michigan the next four years to boost r&d in artificial intelligence, autonomous driving and robotics.
Hitachi Automotive to pay $55.5 million fine for role in U.S. price-fixingTue, 09, Aug 2016
Hitachi Automotive Systems agreed to plead guilty to fixing the price of shock absorbers installed in U.S. autos, and to pay a criminal fine of $55.48 million, the Justice Department said in a statement on Tuesday.
Near-unlimited returns program allows dealers to 'stock whatever they need'Mon, 15, Aug 2016
The automaker's new program of near-unlimited parts returns aim to give Toyota and Lexus dealerships a competitive edge.
Same-day service aims to give Toyota, Lexus stores competitive edgeMon, 15, Aug 2016
The automaker's new program of same-day service for parts delivery aim to give Toyota and Lexus dealerships a competitive edge.
Dramatic appearanceMon, 08, Aug 2016
Spy shots of the next-generation Lexus LS suggest a toned-down version of the dramatic LF-FC concept unveiled at last year's Tokyo auto show.