While the FR-S outsells the BRZ by a more than 2:1 ratio, partially due to a supply contract that allocates Toyota a bigger share of capacity, Subaru U.S. officials say their car spends fewer days on dealer lots....More
Toyota has been cool toward EV technology, believing fuel-cell vehicles offer a better long-term solution to global warming. But the No.1 hybrid maker nevertheless launched all-electric versions of the Scion iQ and RAV4 in 2012....More
The '13 Scion FR-S is fling-able and fun-to-drive, if not a little pokey. The Toyota youth brand should do well with the car, although its' rear-wheel drive nature and unusable rear seat will limit its appeal.
The new attitude marks a sharp change in direction for Toyota, whose lean manufacturing principles and bulletproof quality made it an industry leader over the last two decades and the envy of rivals....More
Incremental growth from two lineup additions, the recently launched iQ subcompact and upcoming FR-S sports car, should boost deliveries, as will future xB and xD replacements, the brand’s top executive says....More
The dispute at Wentzville illustrates workers’ concerns over eroding perquisites, imposition of alternative work schedules and other work-rule concessions. Management insists the changes have improved efficiency and competitiveness....More
The in-vehicle experience continues to evolve rapidly, with both automakers and suppliers ramping up the rate of innovation. Here are a few thoughts on how we can bring a human touch to these connected features....More
Electric cars simply are more convenient than gasoline cars and will only become more so. My electric car is always full. This is because I plug it in every night. I almost never have to take it to the garage, because upgrades/fixes are downloaded overnight....More