Toyota Thailand Vice President Vudhigorn Suriyachantananont says January sales were helped by a government economic-stimulus package, rising agricultural exports and prices and increased consumer spending during New Year festivities.
Launched by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, the website aims to help investigators detect and seize counterfeit car parts. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is cooperating in the crackdown.
Toyota Australia says figures released by its parent company show it sold 8.9 cars for every 1,000 Australians in 2016, compared with 7.7 per 1,000 Americans. The totals include Toyota’s Lexus luxury brand.
“After a very slow first two weeks, customer activity has been picking up visibly and consistently across the industry starting from the middle of the month,” says Joerg Schreiber, chairman of the Association of European Businesses Automobile Manufacturers Committee.
Thatcham Research, which conducts U.K. crash tests for Euro NCAP, estimates that advances driven by rigorous testing have helped deliver a 63% reduction in car occupants killed and seriously injured annually since 1997.
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.