Toyota Motor Corp.’s North American chief, preparing to sell Camry-sized hydrogen sedans next year, said he’s “bullish” about advances in the company’s fuel cell system and wants more U.S. supply of the Japan-built cars.
Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry, the best-selling car in the U.S. for 11 straight years, will keep its lead in 2013 over competing midsize sedans from Honda Motor Co. and Ford Motor Co., Toyota’s U.S. sales chief said.
Toyota Motor Corp., the biggest seller of gasoline-electric cars, said U.S. Prius sales will climb more than 60 percent to a record this year, helped by the introduction of a smaller version of the hybrid hatchback.
Toyota Motor Corp. ’s U.S. sales chief said many owners still ignore warnings not to stack floor mats beneath accelerator pedals and wants dealers to familiarize buyers with model features so they’re not mistaken for flaws.
Toyota Motor Corp.’s top North American executive said the carmaker hasn’t decided to end a production deal that supplies it with 100,000 Camry sedans annually from Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.’s U.S. Subaru plant.
Two weeks after Japan’s March 11 earthquake knocked out more than 650 of Toyota Motor Corp.’s suppliers, halting worldwide production, the automaker had to decide where to focus its resources. It picked the Prius.
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to build Lexus ES 350 sedans at an existing Kentucky plant, the first U.S. production for its luxury brand, as Chief Executive Officer Akio Toyoda pushes to localize output in its biggest markets.