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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. will be bringing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to China to tap into generous incentives, a Toyota executive said. Toyota executive Hiroji Onishi said that the Japanese carmaker plans to launch plug-in hybrid versions of the Toyota Corolla and Levin in China in 2018. Onishi, head of Toyota’s China operations, spoke to reporters […]

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Scion, which came to life in 2003 as a Toyota sub-brand aimed at young buyers, is going away. All of its current models, save the tC coupe, will be become Toyotas. That means the FR-S sports coupe, the iA sedan, and iM hatchback, along with the upcoming C-HR, will all be rebadged as Toyotas for […]

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When gas prices were climbing in early 2011 and Toyota’s Prius Liftback, Prius c and Prius v were early or pending in their life cycles, the automaker predicted dominance by 2020 for its “Prius family” within its product offerings, but that forecast is being revised. Hindsight from the sales history of the Prius c, launched […]

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This Thursday, Toyota will be showing off more than the first hybrid version of its RAV4; the carmaker will also be introducing a new safety system that will soon become available fleet-wide. Toyota announced today that the RAV4 Hybrid will be the first of its models outfitted with the new safety system. The technology address […]

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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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