The current trade and tariff environment under U.S. President Donald Trump is the greatest potential danger to the automotive industry, according to Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz.
Each of the Detroit-based automakers suffered double-digit sales declines. FCA was down 35 per cent. GM was down 18 per cent while Ford fell 11 per cent. Nissan and Toyota had record months.
Chief engineer Yoshikazu Saeki said he wanted to bring the latest RAV4 back to the essence of a utility vehicle: a multipurpose option that can handle adverse road conditions and still make its passengers feel safe.
In a market that's tilted 70-30 toward light trucks, why does Toyota bother to invest in cars? Because in that smaller market, Toyota is a giant. And it has even more elbow room now that the Detroit 3 have decided to vacate several car segments.
The revamped 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will hit the streets on a new platform and with a more powerful engine option and edgier design that gives off a more athletic look. The Corolla faces persistent headwinds in a market shifting to light trucks.
The Detroit 3 and Tesla were at the bottom half of Consumer Reports' 2018 Auto Reliability Survey. The top American brand was Ford, and it finished 18th out of 29 marques.
The Japanese automaker is Canada’s top vehicle producer. Last year, the automaker’s two assembly plants in Cambridge and Woodstock produced 572,000 vehicles.
Toyota will recall 2.43 million hybrid vehicles globally, of which 23,125 are in Canada, to fix an issue in the hybrid system that can lead to stalling.
About 2.3 million defective Takata airbags in Canada have been replaced, Transport Canada says. Toyota has launched its own campaign to reach thousands of owners who have not replaced their airbags.
Toyota agreed to add Android Auto to its vehicles, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg, ending years of resistance to the Google infotainment software because of safety and security concerns.