Toyota exec resigns after drug arrest

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Toyota’s top female executive resigns after arrest in Japan TOKYO — Julie Hamp, Toyota’s most senior female executive, has resigned following her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations, the automaker said Wednesday. Hamp tendered her resignation through her attorneys on Tuesday, and Toyota Motor Corp. accepted it […]

Lexus reveals hoverboard

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You can’t be Marty McFly just yet. Lexus revealed on Tuesday a Lexus hoverboard teaser that included a real-life functional hoverboard very similar to the one that Marty McFly used in 1989’s “Back to the Future Part II.” But Lexus has since made clear that it is not planning to […]

2015 Toyota Highlander Captures Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award

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TORRANCE, Calif., The 2015 Toyota Highlander was named the top Mid-Size SUV/Crossover in the first ever Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards. The awards recognize the top new vehicle choices available in the U.S. market. In the words of KBB.com’s panel of experts, “In a segment filled with excellent alternatives, […]

Looking for the Perfect Box for the Holidays?

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New 2015 Scion xB Now Arriving at Dealerships TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 8, 2014 – It’s that time of year when everyone wants a present in a really cool box. Or, in the case of the 2015 Scion xB, the present IS a really cool box. The iconic xB comes with […]

Toyota Turkey increases exports by 116%

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey exported 116 percent more road vehicles in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2013, the Turkish Automotive Manufacturers’ Association said on Monday. The company exported more than 61,000 vehicles from its Turkey-based factory during the first half of the year, […]

Toyota sold over 10-mill. units in FY 2013

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Toyota Motor’s global sales hit a record high, topping 10-million units in the fiscal year that ended in March. Toyota executives say the group, including Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors, moved 10.13-million vehicles. That’s up 4-and-a-half percent from the previous fiscal year. A surge in domestic purchases before the consumption […]

Toyota recalling 6.4 million vehicles globally

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Toyota Motor is recalling about 6.4 million vehicles in Japan, the United States, Europe and elsewhere for problems including unstable driver’s seats. Toyota officials said on Wednesday that the safety recall covers 27 models made between October 2004 and August 2013. Periods differ among the models. In Japan, the automaker […]

Toyota Aqua 2013’s best-selling vehicle in Japan

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Toyota Motor’s Aqua compact hybrid car is the best selling vehicle in Japan for the second straight year. Analysts at the Japan Automobile Dealers Association and other auto industry associations published figures for new vehicles sold in Japan during the fiscal year that concluded at the end of March. Aqua […]