The Ford brand is closing in on Toyota as the favorite of retail auto buyers, a sign of rising popularity of the Fusion mid-size car and Escape sport-utility vehicle, and of growing dismay with the Japanese manufacturer.
Toyota Motor Corp. ’s investigation of accidents involving unintended acceleration where motorists said they pressed on the brake pedal shows that “virtually all” involved drivers who pushed the accelerator instead, a company spokesman said.
Ford Motor Co., gaining on hybrid car sales leader Toyota Motor Corp., said it will end a partnership with Japan’s largest automaker to develop gasoline- electric systems for pickups and sport-utility vehicles.
Ford Motor Co., the second-largest U.S. automaker, and Toyota Motor Corp., Asia’s biggest car company, are each saying they produce the best-selling car in the world in the first half. Their definitions are the key.
Toyota Motor Corp. must turn over information about brake-override technology in older model vehicles and describe the role a consulting firm plays in the investigation of unintended acceleration, two lawmakers said.
Toyota Motor Corp. , the world’s biggest seller of hybrid cars, gave U.S. dealers a first look at an electric sport-utility vehicle developed with affiliate Tesla Motors Inc. as Toyota prepares to boost sales of advanced autos.