Toyota http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53660/more en Toyota Australia Links Bogus Parts to Online Dealer http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota says the recall involves counterfeit brake pads sold by online supplier Westend Spares between June 2013 and October 2015. The fakes were found to contain asbestos, a cancer-causing substance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Australia Fixed Ops Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Toyota Brakes Fixed Operations Safety Vehicles in Operation Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:15:00 +0000 1408711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nothing like the real thing, Toyota reminds customers</strong>.</p> CH-R Close Copy of Scion Production CUV http://wardsauto.com/technology/ch-r-close-copy-scion-production-cuv <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unlike when the brand launched 10 years ago, Scion’s new vice president says today’s younger buyers like and want utility vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/ch-r-close-copy-scion-production-cuv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/ch-r-close-copy-scion-production-cuv#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Scion Management & Strategy 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Future Products Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:31:00 +0000 1406331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Scion VP Gilleland with CH-R concept.</strong></p> Scion Unveils CUV Concept http://wardsauto.com/technology/scion-unveils-cuv-concept <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scion is aiming the wildly styled vehicle, which it is billing as the cure for boring SUVs, at “yuccies,” or young urban creatives inspired by design.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/scion-unveils-cuv-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/scion-unveils-cuv-concept#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Scion 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Future Products Wed, 18 Nov 2015 22:00:00 +0000 1400881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Scion C-HR harbinger of 2016 production CUV.</strong></p> Toyota Aiming for 30% Increase in Prius Sales http://wardsauto.com/technology/toyota-aiming-30-increase-prius-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Average midsize-sedan buyers could be wooed by the latest generation of Toyota’s dedicated hybrid, which uses a lithium-ion battery in five of its six grades.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/toyota-aiming-30-increase-prius-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/toyota-aiming-30-increase-prius-sales#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Miscellaneous Toyota Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:01:00 +0000 1403871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Prius Eco estimated combined fuel economy 56 mpg.</strong></p> Shades of Green in Spotlight at Tokyo Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/shades-green-spotlight-tokyo-auto-show <div class="node-body article-body">The new Honda FCX Clarity has a range of 435 miles and takes three minutes to refuel, while Nissan’s new Leaf can run 175 miles on a single charge, up from the current model’s 142.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/shades-green-spotlight-tokyo-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/shades-green-spotlight-tokyo-auto-show#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Japan Technology Miscellaneous Hino Honda Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota Sales & Marketing Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion NiMH Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:42:00 +0000 1402251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FCX Clarity displayed at Tokyo show fetches 26% government subsidy.</strong></p> Toyota Sees Even Split Between Prius Batteries http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/toyota-sees-even-split-between-prius-batteries <div class="node-body article-body">Production will be divided evenly between Li-ion and the NiMH batteries Toyota has used nearly exclusively until now. Sales of cars with the two battery types will be further split 50-50 in North America and Japan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/toyota-sees-even-split-between-prius-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/toyota-sees-even-split-between-prius-batteries#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Japan Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Toyota Sales & Marketing 2015 Tokyo Auto Show Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion NiMH Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:07:00 +0000 1393381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New-gen Prius in development for 6 years.</strong></p> Oz LV Market Tallies Second-Best October on Record http://wardsauto.com/industry/oz-lv-market-tallies-second-best-october-record <div class="node-body article-body">With two months of the year to go, the Australian market was up 3.6% at 957,153 units and giving all the signs it could top the record 1,136,227 set in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/oz-lv-market-tallies-second-best-october-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/oz-lv-market-tallies-second-best-october-record#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry Australia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Hyundai Mazda Toyota Volkswagen Sales Results Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:32:00 +0000 1393671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New HiLux strengthens Toyota&rsquo;s grip on Australian market.</strong></p> Japanese Big Three Set October Sales Records http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/japanese-big-three-set-october-sales-records <div class="node-body article-body">Deliveries of Acura’s RDX, Toyota’s RAV4 and Nissan’s Rogue all rose sharply in the month, illustrating the continued strength of smaller CUVs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/japanese-big-three-set-october-sales-records" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/japanese-big-three-set-october-sales-records#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Honda Nissan Toyota Sales Results Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:28:00 +0000 1390361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>RAV4 has best October, outsells Corolla.</strong></p> Future of Car Buying: From Offline to Online http://wardsauto.com/industry/future-car-buying-offline-online <div class="node-body article-body">People want to spend less time in a dealership and more time on other aspects of their life.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/future-car-buying-offline-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/future-car-buying-offline-online#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Digital Marketing Industry U.S. Dealer AutoNation General Motors Toyota Internet Marketing Tue, 03 Nov 2015 11:39:00 +0000 1383071 at http://wardsauto.com Early Tacoma Sales Hot http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/early-tacoma-sales-hot <div class="node-body article-body">Sales executive Rick LoFaso says most of the initial sales of the ’16 Tacoma have been to existing owners, a significant number considering 3 million have been sold in the past 20 years and 75% still are on the road.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/early-tacoma-sales-hot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/early-tacoma-sales-hot#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Toyota Production Sales Results Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1386161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota says &rsquo;16 Tacoma attracting younger buyers.</strong></p>