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Toyota Working on a Moon Car
Toyota Working on a Moon Car

Toyota Working on a Moon Car

Car manufacturer working with Japan to craft space exploration vehicle

(Newser) - Toyota is working with Japan's space agency on a vehicle to explore the lunar surface, with ambitions to help people live on the moon by 2040 and then go live on Mars, company officials told the AP on Friday. The vehicle being developed with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency...

Toyota May Be Distancing Itself From the Games

Company will not run Olympic ads in Japan

(Newser) - Coronavirus cases in Japan have risen to 1,000 per day just as the Tokyo Olympics are set to start. Now Toyota, a top sponsor of the Games, says it will not run any Olympics ads in the country, and its chief executive won’t attend the opening ceremonies, the...

Toyota Flops on Certification, Won't Donate to 'No' Voters

Automaker says it heard from customers

(Newser) - Toyota has reversed itself and now says its political action committee will no longer contribute to the Republican lawmakers who voted against certifying Joe Biden's presidential election victory. The move by the Japanese automaker comes after a social media backlash over the contributions, including threats to stop buying the...

Auto Workers: Forget the Risks, We're Doing This

Hundreds of workers from Ford, GM, and other companies are making medical gear

(Newser) - Cindy Parkhurst could have stayed home collecting most of her pay while the Ford plant where she normally works remains closed due to coronavirus fears. Instead, she along with hundreds of workers at Ford, General Motors, Toyota, and other companies has gone back to work to make face shields, surgical...

Air Bag Woes Force Honda, Toyota to Recall 6M Vehicles
Toyota, Honda 
Recall 6M Vehicles

Toyota, Honda Recall 6M Vehicles

Recalls involve 2 different air bag glitches

(Newser) - Two different air bag glitches have forced Toyota and Honda to recall over 6 million vehicles worldwide, and both problems present different dangers to motorists. The Toyota recall affects about 3.4 million vehicles globally and is being done because the air bags may not inflate in a crash. The...

Here Are 14 Cars That Are Getting the Ax

Say goodbye to the Volkswagen Beetle, the Ford Focus, and a dozen others

(Newser) - If you think you're seeing more SUVs and crossovers on the road, you're not imagining things. That's because automakers are making what USA Today calls a "sweeping shift" into those types of vehicles—which also means they're dumping more-traditional passenger cars from their lineups. The...

Automakers: New Tariffs Could Force Job Cuts

GM, others say proposed tax would come at a steep cost

(Newser) - General Motors joined a growing list of automakers and manufacturers warning against the White House’s proposal to place tariffs of up to 25% on imported cars, trucks, and auto parts, report PBS and the New York Times . In a filing with the Commerce Department, GM said that the tax...

Owner Insults Potential Buyers in Profane Used-Car Ad

'This isn't the car you want, it's the car you deserve'

(Newser) - Looking for a car that's old enough to vote, listens to the Gin Blossoms, and boasts absolutely no amenities? Brendan Tokarski has found your perfect ride. Per the Daily Mirror , Tokarski spied a "savagely honest" Craigslist ad out of Houston trying to dump a 1999 Toyota Corolla, and...

Only 3 Non-Tech Brands Make 'Most Valuable' Top 10

Apple is No. 1, followed by Google and Microsoft

(Newser) - If you wanted to create a brand from scratch and make it a valued household name, the tech sector is probably a good place to start. Per City AM , Interbrand looked at some of the world's biggest brands, then ranked their value—and seven that made it into the...

Toyota's New Joint Venture With Mazda: $1.6B US Factory

The move could create up to 4K jobs

(Newser) - Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda said Friday they plan to spend $1.6 billion to set up a joint-venture auto manufacturing plant in the US—a move that will create up to 4,000 jobs. The plant will have an annual production capacity of about 300,000 vehicles and will...

These 3 Large Cars Are Safest Bet in a Crash

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives out top marks to 3 models

(Newser) - In the market for a large car that comes with some extra peace of mind? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has a few suggestions. CBS Miami reports IIHS crashed six large car models to test their safety and awarded three of them its highest "Top Safety Pick Plus"...

The 5 Safest, Deadliest Cars in America
Buyer, Beware: 
5 Deadliest Cars
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Buyer, Beware: 5 Deadliest Cars in America

Also, the 5 safest cars in America

(Newser) - Just how safe is that car you're driving? 24/7 Wall St. investigated to come up with a ranking of the safest and least safe car models sold in the US. The cars you'll want to drive, and those you won't, based on driver death rates:

Toyota's Next Model Reaches for the Sky

Japanese automaker's 'flying car' isn't all it has planned

(Newser) - Toyota is working on a "flying car." The AP reports the startup backed by the Japanese automaker has developed a test model that engineers hope will eventually develop into a tiny car with a driver who'll be able to light the Olympic torch in the 2020 Tokyo...

Toyota No Longer the World's Biggest Auto Seller

Volkswagen takes the crown in the year post-cheating scandal

(Newser) - Toyota has lost its crown as the world's best-selling automaker, and the company to wear it now does so for the first time: Volkswagen. Yes, though revelations about the latter's diesel-engine manipulations emerged in 2015 , 2016 turned out to be a winning year for Volkswagen, which recorded a...

Toyota Responds to Threatening Trump Tweet

Reminds everyone it has invested nearly $22B in US, with 136K employees

(Newser) - Donald Trump has taken on Ford , as well as General Motors , threatening to impose taxes if they move production out of the US and into Mexico, and he hit at another automaker Thursday with a tweet. "Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build...

Toyota Salesman Stole Customers' Nude Photos: Lawsuit
He Gave Car
Salesman His
Phone. Now He's
Suing for $1M
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He Gave Car Salesman His Phone. Now He's Suing for $1M

Texas couple says worker at dealership stole nude photos

(Newser) - Tim and Claire Gautreaux, a Texas pastor and his wife, got far more than they bargained for when they went to a Grapevine Toyota dealership in January 2015 to buy a new car. According to a lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages that the couple filed against Texas...

Some Toyota Owners Will Be Able to Rent Out Their Cars

Carmaker is partnering with Getaround startup in San Francisco

(Newser) - Starting next year, some Toyota owners will be able to rent out their cars—which could allow them to "essentially [get] a car for free," according to one CEO involved. Toyota is partnering with Getaround, a startup that assists drivers who want to rent out their cars, to...

Toyota Says Sayonara to Scion
 Toyota Says Sayonara to Scion 

Toyota Says Sayonara to Scion

Company will be phasing out brand, folding models into Toyota lineup

(Newser) - Toyota's Scion brand has been "euthanized," as Jalopnik puts it, with the car manufacturer announcing Wednesday the division will be killed, per a Toyota press release . The brand will be phased out, and existing models—including the MY17, FR-S sports car, iA sedan, iM hatchback, and C-HR...

US to Toyota: How Is ISIS Getting Your Trucks, SUVs?

Carmaker says it's cooperating with inquiry

(Newser) - How exactly is it that ISIS has a bunch of Toyota pick-up trucks and SUVs, which the terrorist group has used in propaganda videos? That's the question the Terror Financing unit of the US Treasury Department is asking Toyota, and the carmaker says it is cooperating with the inquiry....

Toyota's Top Female Exec Quits After Drug Arrest

American was accused of smuggling painkiller to Japan

(Newser) - Toyota says Julie Hamp, who was arrested in Japan last month on suspicion of drug law violations, has resigned as managing officer. The 55-year-old American became the most senior female executive ever at the Japanese automaker when she was appointed head of public relations in April, but things went wrong...

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