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As part of Toyota’s plan to introduce 17 hybrid models in its home market by the end of 2015, the automaker began sales today of a hybrid version on the popular Corolla nameplate. The Corolla Axio abd Corolla Fielder will see hybridized versions selling at prices starting at $19,670 (1.925 million yen), and 2.085 millio0n […]

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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., announced yesterday global sales of the Corolla have reached 1.22 million units in 2013, according to the company’s internal data based on individual vehicle sales reporting from its distributors. Toyota said the 5 percent year-over-year increase confirms the Corolla’s perennial popularity among loyal customers in approximately 150 countries and regions […]

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Toyota Motor Corp.’s new strategy will not only change the way the company builds engines; it will give the Prius’ hybrid drivetrain a 15-percent boost in fuel economy. The Japanese carmaker said its next generation of engines will share more parts, get better gas mileage and have more power. Under the Toyota New Global Architecture […]

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Last year Toyota’s two-year streak as the top-seller in California was broken by the Honda accord lineup. For calendar year 2014, the LA Tines reports Toyota moved 71,201 Prii and Honda sold 71,578 Accords. A few qualifiers are in order when you read these kinds of stories: The “Prius” is a model range of four […]

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Toyota is celebrating the 500,000th Corolla coming off the line at the Blue Springs, Mississippi, production facility. The production accomplishment was achieved faster than any other Toyota plant in the U.S.; the plant opened in 2011. “The 500,000th Corolla vehicle is a milestone we’re excited to be celebrating,” said Fred Volf, Toyota Mississippi, vice president […]

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September sales numbers being fed from the UK show Toyota’s hybrids are proving popular. Britain’s drivers are opting for hybrid vehicles in increasing numbers. Toyota said sales results for September and the first three quarters of 2014 showing the company’s hybrids attracting an ever greater proportion of customers. Figures released earlier this week by the […]

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On Friday, July 4, the day of an early morning Model S theft and accident, another Model S accident took place outside Los Angeles resulting in the death of three people. Ric Garrson, 58, was named as the driver of a 2013 Model S that around 10:45 p.m. slammed the rear of a 2004 Corolla […]

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Yesterday Kelley Blue Book (KBB) announced that its 2014 5-Year Cost to Own award winners. KBB said these awards are based on the company’s U.S. data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. Based on KBB’s analysis of 2014 models, Mazda and Lexus are the brand winners for the second consecutive year. In […]

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Toyota’s Prius proved its reliability again in this year’s release of the annual TÜV reliability report. Toyota leads the internationally respected survey with no fewer than 15 models earning a top 10 ranking, including both current and older vehicles. It’s the fourth year running that Toyota has emerged the leading manufacturer in the independent survey, […]

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Did you buy a Toyota Corolla last month? Then your new car just might be the 40 millionth Corolla ever sold. While bragging about the number, Toyota said “it’s not about the number, but the number sums it up: Happy customers have made Corolla the best-selling automotive nameplate in history.” The archetypical fuel efficient Japanese […]

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