Toyota Motor Corporation

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Toyota USA officially closes the Scion story 13 years after launch

On October 25, Toyota Motor Sales USA made the announcement on its official Facebook page that it was the last day of the Scion brand.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Toyota US sales up 1.5% in September showing first growth in 5 months

At the end of October, Toyota USA reported its September new car sales. Total sales were 197,260 units, which is up 1.5% from the previous year and marks the first year-on-year growth in 5 months.
Toyota RAV4

Russia's new car sales down 11% with favorable 18% growth for Toyota in September

On October 10, the European Business Council (AEB) published September new car sales figures for Russia. All sales including commercial vehicles totaled 125,568 units. This is 10% down from the previous year and marks the 21st month of year-on-year decline.
New Toyota Prius PHV (Prius Prime in the US)

New Toyota Prius PHV gets top fuel economy in US with 56km/L

At the beginning of October, Toyota Motor Sales USA revealed the fuel economy performance of the new Prius PHV (called the Prius Prime in the US).
The Highlander that's Toyota's 5,000,000th certified pre-owned car sold

Toyota delivers 5,000,000th certified used car in US after 20 years of program

At the end of September, Toyota USA announced that it had reached a total of 5,000,000 sales of certified pre-owned cars for the Toyota brand.
The all-new Toyota Prius (North American model)

Recall on Toyota’s new Prius extends to US market

The recent recall announced by Toyota Motor Corporation for its all-new Prius has been extended to the US market.
Affected area

Toyota recalls 21,000 units of new Prius for defective parking brakes

On October 12, Toyota Motor Corporation notified the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of a recall for its all-new Prius.
Nauto official website

Toyota and BMW form partnership with US venture capital firm for automatic driving development

On October 7, US venture capital firm Nauto announced it is forming partnerships with Toyota and BMW.
The 2017 Toyota GT86 (the 86, in Japan)

2016 Paris Motor Show: Toyota unveils all-new GT86 in Europe

On September 29, Toyota Motor Europe unveiled the 2017 version of its GT86 (the 86, in Japan) to the European market at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
Toyota Aqua (front) and Prius (back)

Toyota stays on top of JAMA new car ranking for 6th month in September

According to the Japan Automobile Dealers Association's passenger car sales ranking for September, the Toyota Prius is at the top place again with a total of 20,043 sales, which is 111.7% growth year-on-year.
Toyota C-HR for Europe

2016 Paris Motor Show: Toyota unveils C-HR with naturally aspirated 2.0L engine for Europe

On September 29, Toyota Motor Europe unveiled the European version of the C-HR at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
Toyota Aqua (front) and Prius (back)

Toyota dominates passenger car sales with seven models within top 10; 2016 first-half ranking

The Japan Automobile Dealers Association (JADA) announced its sales ranking for new passenger cars for the first-half (April to September) of 2016. According to these results, the Toyota Prius was the top selling vehicle for the first time in four years with 136,616 units, a 153.1% increase from the previous year.
The all-new Toyota Prius (the Prius Prime, in the US)

WCOTY announces first round selections for World Green Car 2017

On September 29, the sponsoring organization for World Car of the Year (WCOTY) announced its first round of selections for the World Green Car 2017 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
Toyota Innova Crysta

Toyota sales climb 6% in India led by new Innova Crysta; September results

On October 1, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), Toyota Motor Corporation’s subsidiary for the manufacture and sales of their vehicles in India, announced its sales results for September 2016. According to these results, overall unit sales grew 4% from the previous year to 13,167 units (including exports), resulting in a surplus for the sixth consecutive month.
Toyota Avanza veloz Dijual (Indonesia Auto Show '16)

Toyota & Daihatsu New Company to Focus on Asia Outside China

On 4 October Toyota Motor announced, in line with the company's aim to strengthen the now totally-owned Daihatsu's presence in the small vehicle market in emerging nations, that they are working to start their preliminarily named Emerging Nations Small Vehicle Company, hopefully opening its doors January of next year. According to Toyota's PR department, the company will focus efforts starting with Asian nations.
Honda Fit Hybrid

Honda knocks Nissan out of 2nd place in September new car sales

According to the Japan Automobile Dealer Association's breakdown by brand of September's new non-kei car sales, Honda surpassed Nissan for 2nd place for the first time in 2 months with 38,065 units sold (+7.0%).
CEATEC Toyota booth with FCV forklift

2016 CEATEC: Toyota's display emphasizes hydrogen fuel society with FCV forklift

At this year's CEATEC, Toyota is exhibiting the Kirobo Mini interactive robot and an exhibit that emphasizes the importance of creating a hydrogen energy based society.
Toyota C-HR at 2016 Paris Motor Show

2016 Paris Motor Show: Show Car Library – Toyota unveils details of C-HR mass market model

The C-HR is Toyota's newly developed compact crossover. It has already released some information about the concept and exterior, but now it's giving us a look at the interior and specs. Along with unveiling the C-HR at the Paris Motor Show, it has also published a summary of the details in 48 images).
Toyota Kirobo Mini

Toyota Kirobo Mini: Development Chief Examiner States “Gives the Sense of Communicating with a 5-Year Old”

On 3 October, Toyota Motor announced a small size robot able to converse with humans, the Kirobo Mini, that would be made available for sale this winter at select Toyota dealerships in Tokyo and Aichi Prefecture. The robot will cost ¥39,800 ($386 USD).
Toyota Pixis Truck

Toyota releases updated Pixis Truck featuring new colors

On October 3, Toyota Motor Corporation released its updated Pixis Truck.