| 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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:17 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...