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Toyota investing $1 billion in Mexico

April 15, 2015 11:27 am ET

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America Inc. said April 15 it will build a $1 billion manufacturing facility in central Mexico to produce the Corolla compact sedan.


Toyota says Mirai fuel cell sedan represents a 'new start' for the carmaker

March 2, 2015 11:55 am ET

Toyota Motor Corp.'s most advanced vehicle, a car that runs on hydrogen and emits only water, has had an ironically low-tech birth and has an equally ironic birthday.


Hyundai's concept truck would use plastics to compete

February 16, 2015 6:00 am ET

Unveiled in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Hyundai's Santa Cruz concept was designed as a truck for city dwellers, fitting a separated, composite-surfaced cargo bed and seating for five within dimensions...


Toyota opens patents in move to build momentum for fuel cell future

January 5, 2015 5:13 pm ET

Toyota Motor Corp., the auto industry's loudest advocate for hydrogen-fueled vehicles, said it won't enforce more than 5,600 patents it owns on hydrogen fuel-cell technology through 2020, allowing rivals to reap the fruits of its research royalty-...


Japan's parts makers face challenges as carmakers expand supply base

September 29, 2014 11:01 am ET

For all their size and success, Japanese auto suppliers that rocketed to global dominance on the coattails of their No. 1 customer, Toyota Motor Corp., face a perilous new reality.


Study: Maintaining good supplier relationships pay off for carmakers

August 6, 2014 10:06 am ET

What is it worth for an automaker to have good relations with its suppliers? For Honda and Toyota, quite a lot, according to a study published Aug. 5 by researcher John Henke.

Toyota cutting its fabled 'andon' cord

August 6, 2014 10:04 am ET

Toyota is cutting the cord. No, we're not talking about a cable TV bill, but potentially something much bigger when it comes to manufacturing trends.


New materials provide benefits beyond lighter weight, auto execs say

August 5, 2014 11:06 am ET

Lightweight vehicle materials are delivering significant side benefits to automakers striving to improve fuel economy.


Toyota's fuel cell vehicle to go on sale in 2015

June 25, 2014 11:04 am ET

Toyota Motor Corp.'s highly-anticipated hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will debut in the Japan market by next April and go on sale in the United States and Europe by the summer of 2015, the carmaker said.


Safety, lightweighting drive auto electrical innovation and part consolidation

May 22, 2014 2:41 pm ET

Electrical innovation and consolidation of parts will be necessary to reconcile lightweighting efforts with increased consumer demand for safety features and other electronics, industry experts say.

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