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Toyota posts record profit but warns on outlook

Apo - Japanese car giant Toyota reported a record full-year net profit Wednesday thanks to a weaker yen and US tax cuts, but warned about the outlook for the next 12 months.

Toyota invests Can$1.4 billion in Canada plants

Ottawa - Toyota announced Friday it would invest Can$1.4 billion ($1.09 billion) in two factories in central Canada where the Japanese manufacturer plans to build its largest hybrid hub in North America.

Toyota set to announce expansion of its Ontario plants

Toyota Motor Corp. is set to announce a C$1.4 billion ($1.1 billion) expansion of its Canadian operations to build the RAV4 sport utility vehicle, a bet on the nation’s manufacturing amid a cloud of uncertainty from ongoing NAFTA talks.

'Dieselgate' sees Toyota gain in Europe

Geneva - An auto industry turning away from diesel and European drivers increasingly favouring hybrid cars: add it up and the result is clear -- advantage Toyota.

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell Marai debuts in Quebec this year

Quebec - The Quebec government is purchasing a fleet of 50 Toyota Marai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles — the first such vehicles in Canada, which Toyota expects to deliver to the province later this year.

Toyota to build megawatt-scale hydrogen power station

Long Beach - Toyota of North America announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 30 that is it constructing the world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station in Southern California.

Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user

Toukyo - Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user's movements, a product it says has uses as varied as elderly care and disaster response.

Toyota — 'Fine-Comfort Ride' car with battery range of 620 miles

Tokyo - Toyota Motor Corporation will introduce its "Fine-Comfort Ride," a fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that will offer 50 percent more driving range, and include artificial intelligence and autonomous driving features.

Toyota, Tesla and others battle for the best battery technology

Toyota is reported to be working on an electric car that will be powered by a solid state battery. It hopes to begin sales of the new vehicle in 2022. The car is said to be based on an all-new platform and will be able to recharge in just a few minutes.

Toyota and Mazda link up to build $1.6 billion EV plant in U.S.

Toyota and Mazda on Friday announced plans to build a $1.6 billion auto manufacturing plant somewhere in the U.S., creating as many as 4,000 jobs building electric vehicles. The facility will produce 300,000 EVs a year and will be operational by 2021.

Op-Ed: Flying cars and no practical thinking: The craze gets busy

Tokyo - If a Japanese company succeeds in its bid to deliver its SkyDrive flying cars, (basically drones with cabins), for the 2018 Olympics it’ll be a major sales pitch for the cars. It’s the total lack of thinking which makes flying cars a problem.

Toyota logs first annual profit fall in five years

Toukyo - Toyota on Wednesday reported its first drop in annual net profit for five years, while it unexpectedly warned that earnings would fall again owing to pricey US customer incentives and a forecast pick up in the yen.

Op-Ed: Trump is forcing his own politics and demands on automakers

President Trump's relentless push to create more manufacturing jobs in the United States is throwing the automotive industry into the political arena, a move that may not prove to be good for the industry.

Toyota’s fuel cell bus to go on sale in Tokyo in early 2017

Tokyo - Hydrogen-powered fuel cell buses will go on sale in Tokyo starting early next year in another move by Japan to showcase its eco-friendly vehicle technology to the world.

Toyota introduces robot designed to provide companionship

Tokyo - Car maker Toyota Motor Corporation has unveiled a cupholder-size robot designed to provide companionship in Japan where birth rates are plunging.

Toyota, Microsoft teaming up to beef up connected car technology

In an attempt to "humanize" the driving experience beyond levels already implemented today, Microsoft has teamed up with Toyota to offer their Azure cloud technology for a deeper look into the data science of motor vehicle operation.

Toyota has killed off its Scion brand

Toyota announced on Wednesday that its Scion brand would cease to exist by the end of the year. Scion, which was launched in North America in 2003 to appeal to young car buyers, will be absorbed into the company's main Toyota brand starting this August.

Toyota to restart Tianjin operations after giant blasts

Toukyo - Japanese auto giant Toyota said Wednesday it would gradually restart operations in Tianjin after halting production in the wake of deadly explosions at a hazardous goods facility in the Chinese port city.

Arrested ex-Toyota exec Julie Hamp to be released without charges

Kyodo - Prosecutors in Tokyo plan to release Julie Hamp, a former Toyota Motor Corp. executive, from custody on Wednesday. Hamp was arrested last month on suspicion of illegally importing Oxycodone, a painkiller, into Japan.

Toyota executive arrested in Japan on drug charges

Tokyo - Julie Hamp, a Toyota Motor Corp. executive, was arrested in Japan for importing Oxycodone, a banned painkiller. Toyota states Hamp did not intend to break the law.

Honda joins list of automaker recalls with Takata airbags

A third automaker has issued a recall of a line of vehicles equipped with a specific manufacturer's components following an internal review of the cars' airbags.

San Francisco window-washer survives 11-story fall

San Francisco - A San Francisco window-washer appears to have survived an 11-story plunge off a downtown office building after landing on a moving car and tumbling onto California Street.

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell car coming to U.S. in 2016

Toyota will introduce its first mass-market hydrogen fuel cell car in Japan next month, with a limited US rollout scheduled for 2016.

Op-Ed: Subaru's win-win situation — Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

Toyota - Toyota announced earlier this week the planned 2015 debut of a revolutionary new Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (HFCV) for worldwide markets. The Japanese automaker has tapped the New York agency Droga5 for the car's pre-launch PR campaign.

Toyota plans to bring hydrogen-fueled sedan to the market

Toyota already has some vehicles in the alternative market. Now they are bringing an affordable new model that harnesses the power of hydrogen fuel cells.

Toyota to recall 6.39 million vehicles worldwide

Tokyo - Toyota on Wednesday said it was recalling 6.39 million vehicles worldwide for five different problems, marking another blow for the world's largest automaker whose reputation for quality and safety has been dented in recent years.

Toyota India output halves amid worker pay dispute

Bangalore - Japan's Toyota said production at its two Indian plants has fallen by half as many of its unionised workers remain off the job over a pay dispute.

Unionizing Toyota’s Ontario workforce

Cambridge - Canada’s largest private-sector union is hoping to achieve what other unions were never able to do — unionize the Toyota workforce in southwestern Ontario.

Toyota to spend $3.5 bn on share buy-back

Tokyo - Toyota is to buy back as much as 1.89 percent of its shares for 360 billion yen ($3.5 billion), raiding a growing corporate cash chest for the first time in five years, the Japanese carmaker said Wednesday.The world's largest automaker said it will pur...

Toyota India hires contract workers to restart output

New Delhi - Japan's Toyota said Tuesday it has hired 1,000 contract workers to help restart production, after its employees refused to return to work following an end to a eight-day company lockout.The Toyota workers and its management at two plants near the south...
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