Toyota Motor Corp.’s tentative plans to build an eighth vehicle assembly plant in North America isn’t playing well with some automotive analysts back in Japan. Toyota’s sales in the U.S. have continued to climb, and last year the auto maker imported a record 1.18 million vehicles into the country. In a recent telephone conference with industry analysts in Tokyo, a Toyota spokesperson confirmed the auto maker was considering adding capacity in North America. “This is not good news for ...

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