| 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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Toyota Motor Corp. sales increased 9.8% in June compared to the same month last year, the automaker reported Tuesday.
Toyota also noted that its Camry -- the top-selling passenger car in the U.S. for the last 11 years -- surpassed 10 million in total...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. is recalling about 209,000 of its FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicles because of a problem involving seat belt retractors.
Toyota said the seat belt retractors for the driver and front passenger seat belts are mounted in the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:30 PM
In a bid to fight the inroads rivals have made in the compact car business, Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday revealed a new sleeker and more aggressively styled 2014 Corolla compact sedan at a news conference in Santa Monica.
The car, which competes...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Auto sales rose in May, helped by stronger consumer confidence and a rebound in home sales and construction.
General Motors Co., the nation’s largest automaker, said its U.S. sales rose 3.1% in May to 252,894 vehicles compared with the same...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:34 PM
With summer and its attendant power outages almost upon us, some Angelenos may be considering a costly gas-powered generator for backup power, but another option is already sitting in their driveways: cars....
| May 9, 2012
| 9:03 AM
After dealing with floods, earthquakes and a super-strong yen, Toyota Motor Corp. is following a fourth quarter in which income quadrupled with a similarly optimistic forecast for 2013.
The Japanese car company, which last year relinquished the title...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Government safety regulators are investigating 1.4 million Toyota vehicles – including the country’s most popular car, the Camry – after more than 100 reports of fires.
On Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:54 PM
The national economy remains sluggish — but don't tell the auto industry.
Auto sales showed surprising strength in January, with all three domestic manufacturers — General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group — reporting...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 4:36 AM
Olympus scandal widens: The Japanese camera manufacturer Olympus admits to covering up decades of losses....
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:36 AM
Toyota recall: Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. announces another safety recall of more than 420,000 cars in the U.S....