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Business, Safety

Toyota, Honda Extend China Shutdowns as Virus Gathers Pace

Employees work on a Honda auto plant assembly line in Wuhan in November 2019. Employees work on a Honda auto plant assembly line in Wuhan in November 2019. (STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. were among carmakers extending shutdowns at their China plants as the country steps up measures to fight the deadly coronavirus.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
February 7, 2020
Government, Business

CARB Chair Chides GM, Toyota for Backing Trump on Fuel Rates

Vehicles drive in traffic down a California freeway in September 2019. Vehicles drive in traffic down a California freeway in September 2019. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

California’s top environmental official criticized General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. for backing the Trump administration’s attempt to revoke the state’s authority to regulate auto emissions, saying she hoped car companies had learned by now to work with the powerful agency.

Ryan Beene and Mark Chediak | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2020
Business

Toyota Halts Operations in China

People with face masks arrive at a train station in Bangkok on Jan. 27. People with face masks arrive at a train station in Bangkok on Jan. 27. (Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images)

Toyota Motor Corp. is halting production in China and other companies suspended operations or asked employees to work from home as they grapple with a SARS-like coronavirus that has killed more than 130 people and is threatening a key growth market.

January 29, 2020
Business

Moody’s Lowers Toyota Credit Outlook on Industry Challenges

Toyota Motor Corp. badge. Moody's lowered Toyota's credit outlook due to to industry struggles. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

Toyota Motor Corp. had its credit outlook lowered by Moody’s Investors Service, showing even the world’s most valuable carmaker isn’t safe from turmoil in the industry.

Ville Heiskanen | Bloomberg News
January 23, 2020
Business, Safety

Toyota, Honda Recall 6 Million Vehicles for Faulty Air Bags

The 2016 Toyota Avalon, shown here at the Chicago Auto Show in 2015, is included in the recall. The 2016 Toyota Avalon, shown here at the Chicago Auto Show in 2015, is included in the recall. (Andrew A. Nelles/Associated Press)

The Toyota recall concerns air bags that may not inflate; the Honda recall covers air bags that may hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Toyota’s 2020 Forecast Nudges It Closer to Volkswagen

Hino The front of a Hino truck, a Toyota subsidiary. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Toyota Motor Corp. is forecasting sales of 10.77 million vehicles worldwide during 2020, nudging it closer to No. 1 automaker Volkswagen AG.

Reed Stevenson | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Toyota Having Trouble Keeping Hybrid Car Models in Stock

Toyota RAV4 Prime The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is shown at the AutoMobility L.A. auto show Nov. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press)

Toyota Motor Corp. has a problem with selling its hybrids — it can’t get enough of them.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
December 5, 2019
Business, Technology

Toyota Q2 Profit Up 1% on Healthy Global Sales

Close-up of Toyota logo Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp.’s net profit edged 1% higher in the July-September quarter as vehicle sales grew around the world, Japan’s top automaker reported Nov. 7.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
November 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kenworth, Toyota Partner on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Class 8 Trucks

Kenworth, Toyota partner Kenworth's Kevin Baney addresses the media. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Kenworth Truck Co. announced it is collaborating with Toyota Motor North America to develop 10 heavy-duty zero-emission Kenworth T680s powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Toyota Invests $391 Million in Texas as Trump, Abe Finalize Deal

Toyota Toyota vows to make major investment in Texas truck plant. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

Toyota Motor Corp. will invest $391 million at its Texas truck plant to build next-generation pickups as part of a drive to boost output in the U.S. and ease trade tensions with the Trump administration.

September 17, 2019

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