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Toyota iQ scores top marks for safety

Toyota's smallest car, the iQ, has just scored itself top marks according to new independent crash testing results from EuroNCAP. EuroNCAP, which has developed a new rating scheme that focuses on the vehicle’s overall protection performance, awarded five stars to the tiny iQ...

Toyota freezes UK staff pay & bonuses

Troubling news from Toyota today in the UK where the manufacturer has announced a freeze on pay and management bonuses. Toyota Manufacturing UK announced the measures at its UK car-making operations would also include a voluntary severance program for staff at its plants near Derby, in central England, and Deeside, in north Wales...

Toyota engineer dreams of cars made from seaweed

Hybrid cars made from seaweed - it sounds a little far fetched - but such is the dream of the Toyota engineer responsible for the 1/X concept car to be shown at this year's Melbourne International Motor Show. The 1/X (pronounced "one-Xth") gets its name because it envisages a hybrid-powered car of the future with a fraction of the environmental footprint of today's cleanest cars...

2009 Toyota Prius coming to Melbourne Motor Show

We are set to get our first look at the new Toyota Prius at the Melbourne International Motor Show this month with  Australia becoming the second country to get an official glimpse of the new hybrid The third generation hybrid will have more competition than ever, not only from long-time rival Honda but from a whole set of new hybrid vehicles expected to flood the market in the next few years...

Hyundai set to challenge Toyota's iQ

Hyundai is set to challenge Toyota’s upcoming iQ mini car with a vehicle it says will be a more functional and economical alternative. Internally referred to as ‘green baby’, the new model could hit the market as early as next year and although no pictures are yet available, we are told the car may be based on the existing i10 platform (as pictured above)...

Toyota to recall 1.4 million cars

Toyota Motor plans to recall 1.4 million cars throughout the world for minor defects. About 830,000 cars in Europe, North America, and other regions are being recalled, and another 536,000 in Japan. The defective models include the Yaris (called the Vitz in Japan), Belta, and Ractis models built between January 2005 and April 2008...

Toyota to continue selling current Prius against Honda Insight hybrid

Toyota and Mercedes-Benz have something in common. If there is a segment, they will build a car and compete. Some manufacturers try and stay to what they know best or what they are good at, but if you want to be number one, as Toyota can claim as of this morning, it requires a car for each and every segment...

Akio Toyoda named next president for Toyota

Akio Toyoda, scion of Toyota's founding family, will now become its next president as the manufacturer struggles against the global economic crisis. Toyoda, 53, will succeed current president Katsuaki Watanabe in June to become the youngest president in the company's history...

Toyota Australia adds VSC to Corolla

Toyota Australia has introduced two new passive safety features across the best-selling Corolla hatch and sedan range.   From today, 2009 model Corollas will now be offered with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRC) as standard on most models...

Toyota launches 2009 F1 car

Panasonic Toyota Racing has launched its 2009 Formula One car, dubbed TF109. The team heads into the new season full of confidence following a much improved performance last season and believes it can record its first win this year since joining the sport in 2002...

NAIAS - 2010 Toyota Camry

The 2010 Camry has made its first public appearance today at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.   As America's best-selling passenger car for seven years running and for 11 of the past 12 years, Camry continues to redefine standards for comfort and performance...