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  • Eiji Toyoda dies at 100; helped family's firm change auto industry

    Eiji Toyoda dies at 100; helped family's firm change auto industry
    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...
  • Eiji Toyoda, car family scion who developed Corolla and Lexus, dies

    Eiji Toyoda, car family scion who developed Corolla and Lexus, dies
    Eiji Toyoda, a family scion who spearheaded Toyota Motor Corp.'s aggressive push into the U.S. auto market, has died. He was 100. Toyoda, a cousin of the Japanese automaker's founder Kiichiro Toyoda, died of heart failure Tuesday at Toyota Memorial...
  • Hiroshi Yamauchi, who turned Nintendo into video-game giant, has died

    Hiroshi Yamauchi, who turned Nintendo into video-game giant, has died
    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...
  • Toyota, driver's family differ on cause of fatal 2009 crash

    Toyota, driver's family differ on cause of fatal 2009 crash
    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...
  • September auto sales: Ford, Chrysler up, but GM, Toyota sales fall

    September auto sales: Ford, Chrysler up, but GM, Toyota sales fall
    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...
  • June auto sales: Trucks, compact cars bring on the buyers

    June auto sales:  Trucks, compact cars bring on the buyers
    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...
  • June auto sales: Driven by Camry, Toyota posts 10% increase

    June auto sales: Driven by Camry, Toyota posts 10% increase
    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...
  • Toyota shows off new generation Corolla with more aggressive styling

    Toyota shows off new generation Corolla with more aggressive styling
    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...
  • General Motors, Ford and Chrysler post healthy May auto sales

    General Motors, Ford and Chrysler post healthy May auto sales
    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...
  • Summer blackouts beware: Cars can be turned into backup generators

     
    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....
  • Toyota predicts double the profit in 2013; Q4 income quadruples

    Toyota predicts double the profit in 2013; Q4 income quadruples
    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...