| Mar 11, 2011
| 11:03 AM
The massive earthquake in Japan will disrupt auto production in the beleaguered nation, but exactly how long it will last is uncertain.
A key factor still to be determined is whether the Japanese ports from which the auto companies ship vehicles and...
| Mar 15, 2011
With the scale of the disaster in Japan still being measured, concerns are growing that last week's earthquake and tsunami could lead to a long-term disruption in the world's supply of automobiles, consumer electronics and machine tools.
Japan is the...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Japan's need to raise huge amounts of money for reconstruction after the disastrous earthquake raises the prospect of higher U.S. costs to finance its own budget deficit and ultimately higher costs to American consumers on financing everything from houses...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 3:36 PM
When thinking about the all-new iQ microcar's origins, imagine engineers at Scion and parent company Toyota Motor Corp. grabbing a shrink ray and going to work downsizing a normal-size hatchback. They shrank the engine; they shrank the cargo space; they...
| Sep 29, 2011
Say you wake up tomorrow and decide you want to learn to play tennis. Maybe you like Serena Williams' method of anger management, or perhaps it's Novak Djokovic's backhand you're after.
FOR THE RECORD:
Toyota Camry: A review of the...
| Jun 11, 2007
MUMBAI, INDIA — Tata Motors Ltd. is set to unveil the world's cheapest car as early as January as it takes the growing interest in low-cost vehicles to a new extreme.
The Indian carmaker will launch its $2,467 vehicle by the third quarter of 2008...
| Jul 31, 2007
Coming soon to a Toyota dealer near you: a slightly cheaper Prius.
Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday that it would introduce a new "standard" version of its popular gas-electric hybrid for the 2008 model year with a base price of $20,950, not including...
| May 7, 2008
| 6:16 AM
Toyota Motor Corp., the world's second-biggest automaker by annual vehicle sales, is raising its prices on some U.S. models later this month amid increased worries about its profit growth in the American market.
The price increases, which will start in...
| Jan 3, 2008
| 2:53 PM
Toyota Motor Corp. overtook Ford Motor Co. to become the No. 2 automaker by U.S. sales in 2007, using new products and relentless strategy to break Ford's 75-year lock on the position.
Toyota sold 2.62 million cars and trucks in 2007, which amounted to...
| Mar 6, 2008
| 9:24 AM
Carmakers showed off their leanest, greenest mass-market models Thursday in anticipation of stricter European emissions controls as the Geneva International Motor Show opened its doors to the public.
A host of small cars are celebrating their debut in...
| Mar 29, 2008
Are hybrid cars too quiet for their own good?
Jana Littrell certainly thinks so. Littrell, who is blind, was walking through a bank parking lot in the East Bay town of Albany a year ago when her foot was run over by a Toyota Prius backing out of a...