Japanese auto major, Toyota has announced that it will participate in the Le Mans in 2012 with a new hybrid racing car model.
Toyota’s petrol/electric hybrid will compete in the top category, LMP1 with the likes of Audi and Peugeot. The car will be powered by a hybrid powertrain unit, which is built by Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan and will come in a chassis developed by Toyota Motorsport in Germany.
The UK arm of famed automaker Toyota has announced two new variants to the top end of the Yaris range that will go on sale in January.
Both of the new comers, viz. the T Spirit and the SR, are based on top-selling TR trim, and will be launched with special price tags.
The new Toyota Yaris T Spirit will come equipped with an integrated TomTom satellite navigation system. Other striking features of the T Spirit include Bluetooth, USB connectivity, climate control, rear parking sensors, eight-spoke alloy wheels and chrome surrounds for the front fog-lights.
Japanese Auto major, Toyota is planning to launch a special edition of its Prius model to mark its 10th anniversary in the UK.
The company will produce only 1,000 units in the limited edition, which is based on Toyota Prius T-Spirit. The car will come with a special body kit, 17-inch smoke-finished alloys, privacy glass and black leather interiors. It will also feature a 10th anniversary logo.
Toyota is reported to have announced a voluntary recall for more than 1.5 million vehicles across the world in a bid to address a brake fluid leak. The company has claimed that the flaw can result in a gradual decrease in the performance of the braking system.
The automobile giant has claimed that majority of cars called under the voluntary recall are in US and Japan.
The flaw is reported to result in leaking of the brake fluid from the brake master cylinder, which lights up the brake warning lamp.
The sales of automobiles in the United States of America came out with better results as compared to the previous year. The sale of automobiles for the biggest carmaker in the United States rose by 11% in comparison to the previous year. The unit sales recorded for this year have reached 173,155.But in comparison to the month of August, the sales saw a decrease.
Toyota has issued the largest vehicle summon up this year in Australia, in support of its top-selling Hilux Ute. The label to mind relating 116,507 vehicles is one more propel to the status of Toyota. These distressed more than 10 million vehicles in an overseas realm. Utes more than 200,000 were recalled in Australia this year. More than two times in excess of the number sold for the interval of the first eight months of the year.
Rumors are swirling that car-manufacturer Toyota has plans to manufacturer a sedan based on the FT-86 compact sports coupe.
Australian site Carsguide claims that Toyota is working on a smaller version of the FT-86 to offer a sports coupe in the range of sub-$20K.
The rear-drive four-door FT-86 Sedan will be smaller in size than the Lexus IS models. It will feature the same 2.0 liter Subaru Boxer as the coupe version. It was also claimed that a Subaru 3.6-liter H6 could be offered in addition to a hybrid model. It will also feature a six-speed manual gearbox.
The Japanese auto manufacturer, Toyota Motor Corp., has revealed that it is planning to recall around 400,000 sedans manufactured between 2000 and 2004 and around 80,000 Land Cruiser sport utility vehicles.
The decision has come in the wake of separate steering problems in the Avalon sedans as well as Lexus.
The automaker revealed that the problem encountered in Avalon was that of a component of the steering interlock system, which was not casted properly. Therefore, it may result in a crack, which may ultimately result in the breakage of the lock bar.
A bench of judges in New York has ordered an inquiry into the complaints coming in from the customers regarding the faults in the steering in a number of Toyota vehicles.
The jury has asked the Company to provide an additional internal enquiry report over the issue, which may see it monitoring its own recall conducted in 2005.
The current subpoena has taken in to consideration an additional problem reported in the vehicles, other than the sudden acceleration issues.
The Japanese giant has already directed as many as 10 million letters of recall worldwide.
To meet the growing demand for its cars in Latin America, Toyota will be building a third car manufacturing plant in Brazil. The Company will be spending almost $600 million to build this car plant in Sao Paulo. It already operates two plants in Brazil where it produces Corolla and Hilux SUVs.
Toyota confirmed that demand for its cars has been increasing in Brazil and across Latin America and it is optimistic that it will increase in the coming times.
The RAV4 and Lexus RX crossovers of Japanese automakers will be used by Toyota Motor Corp. and its electric car-making affiliate Tesla Motors Inc., as test models. These will be the first mutually developed battery-powered models to be tested.
Tesla, on 10 July, said that two prototypes will be received by Toyota this month. It is being perceived that the RAV4 and RX are suitable for the battery pack of Tesla. Also, an electric Corolla will too be tested by Toyota.
Holding the position for the 14th time in row, Toyota's Prius has been ranked the Japan's top-selling car for the month of June. The auto major sold 31,876 of the gas-electric cars, last month. This figure has surpassed the sale of Honda's fuel-efficient Fit. Fit secured second position, as it sold 15,955. The list was released by the Japan Automobile Dealers Association on Tuesday.
Association Spokesman, Yukio Kogoshi said that the Demand for Toyata’s electric car remain favorite of customers wanting to buy an energy efficient hybrid vehicle.
Almost 270,000 vehicles that have been sold throughout the world involving as many as seven Lexus models and one Toyota have defective engines that could freeze. So far, no accidents have been associated with the problem.
On Thursday, Toyota Motor Corp. said in Japan that almost 270,000 vehicles were sold worldwide, which also includes luxury Lexus sedans, have faulty engines that could cause them to probably stall, while it is moving.
Nothing was informed in relation to the cause of the fault and that from which source they came to know about the troubling situation.
The whole 2008, witnessed Toyota making unceasing claims that it would initiate constructing Prius at a brand-new plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi by 2010 end.
However, the economic turmoil emerged in December 2008 that beleaguered the world economy, the economic recession caught up with Toyota, which landed the factory in a cobweb.
"Toyota remains committed to making vehicles where we sell them and to maintaining a substantial manufacturing presence in North America", Yoshimi Inaba, President and Chief Operating Officer of Toyota Motor North America, uncovered in the statement.
With an announcement by Toyota that it will be resuming its construction of Mississippi unit and the elevation in the output for America, the auto majors are hinting at the economic revival.
It was declared by Toyota that it will be employing 2,000 workers for re-initiating the building of Corolla compact cars at its $1.3 billion plant in Blue Springs by the fall of
About 18 months ago, Toyota had stopped the operation due to the sliding sales across the industry even as 90% of the work at the unit had been completed.
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