Toyota to double hybrid output in 2011: Report

Toyota Motor Corp aims to double its global output of gas-electric hybrid cars to 1 million units in 2011, as it fights to stay in the lead in the growing market for low-emission cars, the Nikkei business reported on Monday.

Optimism fills Detroit auto show

A revved up sense of optimism has filled the Detroit auto show as the industry looked forward to a recovery from one of its worst years on record.

Detroit auto show to open with hopes of brighter 2010

North America’s biggest annual auto show was to get underway later Monday as the beleaguered U.S. car industry hopes to gain some momentum for 2010 with an emphasis on smaller, greener vehicles.

Toyota launches hybrid car Prius

Toyota-Kirloskar Motor on Thursday launched its hybrid car Prius in India priced between Rs 26.55 lakh and Rs 27.86 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi).

Toyota sees Etios annual sales at 70,000

Toyota Motor expects annual sales of 70,000 units of its new strategically important compact car `Etios`.

Toyota sees 7.5 mn global output in 2010

Toyota Motor Corp expects a 17 percent increase in its 2010 global production to about 7.5 million units, Japanese media reported on Saturday.

Toyota to recall 43,000 cars in China

Japan`s Toyota Motor Corp is recalling about 43,000 cars in China due to a defect that may cause engine oil to leak, a company spokesman said on Friday.

Toyota launches new Prado Diesel in India

With the launch of new Prado diesel Landcruiser in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Pvt Ltd is looking at a 10 percent market share in the SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) segment, its top official said on Wednesday.

Toyota to start selling plug-in hybrids in 2011

Toyota showed its new plug-in hybrid today, available for leasing this month in Japan, the US and Europe, and promised the green vehicle for sale to regular consumers in 2011 at an "affordable" price.

Toyota to hike prices of key models from January

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has announced its plans to hike prices of its key models -- Innova, Corolla Altis and Fortuner -- in the range of 1.5% - 2% from Jan 1.

Toyota to unveil concept compact car in India next month

Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corporation would unveil the concept model of its compact car for the Indian market next month.

Toyota slashes bonuses for managers by 20%

Toyota is slashing bonus pay for managers as the Japanese automaker tackles a massive recall in the US and deep losses for the second straight fiscal year.

Toyota mulls setting up engine, transmission plant in India

Japanese auto major Toyota said that it is considering to set up an engine and transmission plant in India as it looks to use more vehicle-parts made here in its cars than import them.

Honda tops again in efficiency on US roads

Japan`s Honda Motor Co Ltd has again produced the most fuel efficient and least polluting vehicles on American roads, the US government projections for 2009 showed on Friday.

Toyota plans bigger Prius with new battery: Report

Toyota is planning a larger version of its popular Prius hybrid, which will be powered by a new kind of battery, a Japanese newspaper reported Friday.

US highway safety body raps Toyota for giving misleading info

The US highway safety body has rapped Toyota Motor Corp., the world`s largest automaker, for giving out "inaccurate and misleading information" over a massive safety recall involving 3.8 million of its vehicles in the country.

Toyota reports surprise profit, outlook bumpy

Toyota Motor Corp`s surprise quarterly profit and halving of its annual loss forecast failed to convince investors the world`s No 1 carmaker is back on track, as government subsidies peter out and a strong yen takes its toll.


Formula One was left reeling Wednesday as Toyota became the latest automaker to quit the glamour sport in response to the economic crisis.

Toyota to quit F1: Report

Japan`s Toyota Motor is to quit Formula One (F1) in a bid to slash costs as the company battles to cope with the fallout from the global recession, a newspaper said Wednesday.

US authorities find floor mat problems in Toyota cars

Toyota Motor Corp said that US
authorities have found no defects in its vehicles in their
investigation into an earlier safety recall over driver-side
floor mats that could possibly lead to fatal accidents.