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Toyota annual net profit drops by a quarter

Toyota annual net profit drops by a quarter

Profits at Japanese car giant Toyota hit the skids despite record sales, the company admitted Wednesday, although it said it expected to accelerate out of trouble in the year ahead.

GM, Ford and Toyota join to advance self-driving testing, standards

GM, Ford and Toyota join to advance self-driving testing, standards

Three major automakers said on Wednesday they were forming a consortium to help draw up safety standards for self-driving cars that could eventually help create regulations in the United States.

Toyota rockets past Elon Musk to put a lunar vehicle on the moon

Toyota rockets past Elon Musk to put a lunar vehicle on the moon

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is teaming up with the country’s largest carmaker to build a six-wheeled self-driving transporter that can carry two humans for a distance of 10,000 kilometres.

Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission

Moon shot: Toyota, Japan space agency plan lunar mission

Toyota is teaming up with Japan's space agency on a planned mission to the Moon, with the Japanese auto giant expected to develop a lunar rover, officials and local media said Wednesday.

Toyota, Panasonic to set up EV battery JV in 2020: source

Toyota, Panasonic to set up EV battery JV in 2020: source

Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp are set to launch a joint venture next year to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in an effort to compete with Chinese rivals ...

Japan's Kobe Steel scandal spreads, 500 firms affected

Japan's Kobe Steel scandal spreads, 500 firms affected

Japan's Kobe Steel admitted on Friday that a snowballing falsified data scandal had affected around 500 customers, more than twice as many as initially thought.

Toyota recalls 3.37mn cars over airbag, emissions control issues

Toyota recalls 3.37mn cars over airbag, emissions control issues

Toyota Motor Corp has recalled 3.37 million cars worldwide over possible defects involving airbags and emissions control units.

Toyota recalling 3.37 million vehicles over defects

Toyota recalling 3.37 million vehicles over defects

Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling 3.37 million vehicles globally over a pair of defects, in the latest hit for a Japanese auto industry hit by fuel-efficiency scandals and an exploding airbag crisis.

Toyota, Uber latest to join forces in ride-hailing rush

Toyota, Uber latest to join forces in ride-hailing rush

Toyota Motor Corp said it would invest in on-demand ride-hailing company Uber, the latest in a wave of high-profile moves by automakers to embrace their potential upstart rivals as partners, customers and sources of valuable data.

Toyota, Lexus maintenance charges cut by 6 to 39%

Toyota, Lexus maintenance charges cut by 6 to 39%

Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros Co (AAB) has reduced maintenance charges by 6% to 39% on all Toyota and Lexus vehicles with effect from today. AAB is the distributor of Toyota and Lexus in Qatar.

Japan plants shut down after quake, fuels economic fears

Japan plants shut down after quake, fuels economic fears

Some of Japan's biggest firms including Sony and Toyota shut down operations in southern Japan Friday after the region's deadly earthquake, but analysts said while the economy could be affected the impact would be far less than previous disasters.

All-new Toyota Fortuner to offer ‘impressive off-road capabilities’

All-new Toyota Fortuner to offer ‘impressive off-road capabilities’

Toyota recently announced the launch of the 2016 Fortuner in the Middle East, unveiling a second-generation model that “builds on its heritage of being a durable SUV with impressive off-road capabilities”.