Toyota Motor Corp. is making rare styling changes in the Camry sedan just halfway into the car’s usual design cycle, a sign the automaker is eager to stem gains made by Hyundai Motor Co.’s Sonata, which also is being reworked for 2015.
Toyota Motor Corp.’s Prius, a niche oddity when it went on sale 15 years ago, jumped to the world’s third best-selling car line in the first quarter as U.S. demand and incentives in Japan turned the hybrid into a mainstream hit.
Stephen Ragsdale is no longer one of Honda Motor Co. ’s “Happy Drivers.” A loyal owner for a decade, he ditched a 2009 Accord just 18 months after he bought it. The reason: He coveted his mother’s stylish Kia Optima.
U.S. auto-safety regulators are examining the safety of lithium-ion batteries that power all plug-in electric vehicles after a General Motors Co. Chevrolet Volt caught fire, people familiar with the probe said.
Toyota Motor Corp.’s revamped Camry, key to the carmaker’s U.S. sales revival, is likely to win a favorable review from Consumer Reports magazine, which has been critical of other Toyota and Honda Motor Co. models.
When President Barack Obama proposed new fuel-economy standards today, he set a pace that’s more aggressive than the industry has managed in the past four years -- or for any sustained period in the last 100.
Lexus is poised to lose its lead in the U.S. for the first time in more than a decade, with BMW and Mercedes-Benz snaring customers just as the Toyota Motor Corp. luxury brand struggles to recover from the Japanese earthquake.