Toyota http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53660/more en Better Test Drives and Service, Quicker Throughput on Toyota’s Radar Screen http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/better-test-drives-and-service-quicker-throughput-toyota-s-radar-screen <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota is shifting its focus to improving the test-drive experience and streamlining sales and service procedures for buyers, in some cases with programs it will launch with Scion, still considered its test-bed brand for new retailing initiatives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/better-test-drives-and-service-quicker-throughput-toyota-s-radar-screen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/better-test-drives-and-service-quicker-throughput-toyota-s-radar-screen#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing NADA North America U.S. Scion Toyota Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Dealership Management Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:25:00 +0000 1213181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Buyers returning to service departments, showrooms as result of Toyota Care.</strong></p> Toyota Thailand Looks Ahead to Better Times in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker predicts the Thai market will snap a 2-year slump and see a modest 4.3% rise in sales in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/toyota-thailand-looks-ahead-better-times-2015#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional Indonesia Thailand Vietnam Honda Toyota Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Emissions Globalization Sales Results Tariffs Trade Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:22:00 +0000 1209731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Vios B-car helped blunt sharp drop in Toyota Thailand&rsquo;s 2014 sales.</strong></p> In Lexus Parlance, F Is for Flogging http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/lexus-parlance-f-flogging <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lexus’ new coupe, the RC, arrives with an angry double-trapezoid face, taut sheet metal, excellent chassis dynamics, bold colors and an excellent 467-hp V-8 that loves track day. This car is not a real-estate agent’s safe choice.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/lexus-parlance-f-flogging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/lexus-parlance-f-flogging#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Asia Pacific - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan Lexus Exterior Fuel Economy Gasoline Interior Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Adaptive Variable Suspension Atomic Silver and Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0 Audi A5 BMW 4-Series Cadillac ATS F Sport Lexus Dynamic Handling Mercedes C-Class Molten Pearl RC RC 350 RC F Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:54:00 +0000 1210901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Atomic Silver RC 350 and Infrared RC 350 F Sport behind V-8-powered Molten Pearl RC F.</strong></p> ’15 Lexus RC 350 and RC F http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-lexus-rc-350-and-rc-f <div class="node-body gallery-body">Now on sale, the V-8-powered RC F is available for $62,400. Pricing for the RC 350 starts at $42,790 for RWD and $45,025 for AWD. The entry price for the RC 350 F Sport is $47,875 for RWD and $49,705 for AWD. See related article: In Lexus Parlance, F Is for Flogging</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-lexus-rc-350-and-rc-f" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-lexus-rc-350-and-rc-f#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Asia Pacific - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan Lexus Exterior Gasoline Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Test Drives Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:53:00 +0000 1211511 at http://wardsauto.com <p>RC 350 F Sport offers additional track-worthy features not available on RC 350.</p> Thailand’s Auto Industry Looks to Rebound in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-s-auto-industry-looks-rebound-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota Thailand President Kyoichi Tanada predicts the market will recover from last year’s 33.7% plunge with sales rising 4.3% to 920,000 units, including a 7.4% climb in car deliveries to 397,200 and CVs up 2.1% to 522,800.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-s-auto-industry-looks-rebound-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-s-auto-industry-looks-rebound-2015#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Ford General Motors Honda Isuzu Nissan Toyota Production Sales Results Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1206261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota retains 1-ton pickup lead despite 30.4% slump in 2014.</strong></p> Toyota Seeking More Mirais for U.S. Market http://wardsauto.com/nada/toyota-seeking-more-mirais-us-market <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Not even the expiration of federal tax credits has dampened enthusiasm for the fuel-cell car in the U.S., a top U.S. executive says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nada/toyota-seeking-more-mirais-us-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/nada/toyota-seeking-more-mirais-us-market#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology NADA North America U.S. Toyota Sales & Marketing Fuel-Cell Vehicles National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:50:00 +0000 1209741 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Toyota seeking &ldquo;substantial&rdquo; increase in Mirai&rsquo;s first-year allotment.<o:p></o:p></b></p> Toyota’s Carter: New Showroom Tactics Needed; Still Life Left in Scion http://wardsauto.com/nada/toyota-s-carter-new-showroom-tactics-needed-still-life-left-scion <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota’s U.S. sales head says dealers may have to change hiring and compensation practices to better appeal to Millennial and minority buyers, predicts no change in long-term CAFE standards and pledges a comeback by the Scion youth brand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nada/toyota-s-carter-new-showroom-tactics-needed-still-life-left-scion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/nada/toyota-s-carter-new-showroom-tactics-needed-still-life-left-scion#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology NADA North America U.S. Scion Sales & Marketing Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:05:00 +0000 1208321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Carter: To attract Millennials, you can&rsquo;t work them 16-hour days.</strong></p> Lexus Rolls Out Performance GS F Sedan http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lexus-rolls-out-performance-gs-f-sedan <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The mid-large sedan is the newest effort to establish Lexus as a serious performance competitor to BMW’s M, Mercedes’ AMG.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lexus-rolls-out-performance-gs-f-sedan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/lexus-rolls-out-performance-gs-f-sedan#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Lexus 2015 North American International Auto Show Future Products AMG BMW M5 F GS F IS F Lexus M performance RC F Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:45:00 +0000 1198391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lexus GS F gets 467-hp V-8.</strong></p> Toyota Welcomes More Compact Pickup Competitors http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-welcomes-more-compact-pickup-competitors <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">’16 Toyota Tacoma wastes no time showing up at the Detroit Auto Show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-welcomes-more-compact-pickup-competitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/toyota-welcomes-more-compact-pickup-competitors#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Toyota 2015 North American International Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:20:00 +0000 1198231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota pitches</strong> <strong>&rsquo;16 Toyota Tacoma to rec set.</strong></p> Next-Gen Toyota Tacoma Unveiled http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/next-gen-toyota-tacoma-unveiled <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new 3.5L V-6 replaces the 4.0L V-6 in the outgoing Tacoma and has Toyota’s port- and direct-injection D-4S system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/next-gen-toyota-tacoma-unveiled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/next-gen-toyota-tacoma-unveiled#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Toyota 2015 North American International Auto Show Future Products Ann Arbor Baja California D-4S Mexico midsize pickup San Antonio Scion FR-S Subaru BRZ Tacoma Toyota truck Tundra Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:10:00 +0000 1196961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;16 Toyota Tacoma.</strong></p>