| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Back in 1950, Eiji Toyoda visited a Ford plant to learn how Americans made cars. The visit by a member of Japan's foremost manufacturing family changed the way Toyota Motor Corp. produced cars, altering the global auto industry.
Toyoda, who is...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Attorneys wrapped up arguments Wednesday in a $20-million lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp. that arose from a 2009 wreck that killed an Upland woman.
The Los Angeles County Superior Court jury is to decide whether Toyota was negligent by not including a...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:04 PM
A Los Angeles County jury handed Toyota Motor Corp. a significant legal victory Thursday, clearing it of responsibility in a 2009 crash of a Camry that accelerated out of control, killing the driver.
But in a surprising twist, the jury also handed...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Slow job growth, partisan division in Washington – none of it seems to be slowing U.S. auto sales.
Auto information company Edmunds.com is forecasting 2014 new car sales of 16.4 million, the highest level for the auto industry since 2006.
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:33 AM
U.S. monthly auto sales declined in September for the first time in more than two years, in part because of a calendar quirk that landed Labor Day weekend sales in the August report.
Auto information company TrueCar.com estimated that by the time all of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Closing arguments in a $20-million lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp. started Monday with attorneys painting widely different portraits of a horrific 2009 wreck that killed an Upland woman.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury will decide whether...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video-game giant, has died. He was 85.
Kyoto-based Nintendo said Yamauchi, who was also known for owning the...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Taking the stand in a $20-million product liability lawsuit, the top U.S. executive for Toyota Motor Corp. deflected questions on the technical details of his company's cars and the costs of installing a safety system that plaintiffs contend could have...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Toyota Motor Corp. has battled hundreds of lawsuits in recent years related to sudden acceleration.
But a landmark trial began Thursday with opening statements in a Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Other litigation has focused on whether there is an...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Scott Greenberg could have handled a bigger car payment.
But with a baby on the way and the dealership offering a rock-bottom interest rate, Greenberg stretched the loan to 72 months — about as long as the average American keeps a new car. At 2....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Rising consumer confidence combined with a rebounding construction industry pushed auto sales to near pre-recession levels in June.
Automakers sold about 1.4 million vehicles last month, a 9% gain from the same period a year earlier. The brisk sales...