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Prius To Be Manufactured In United States

New York Times | NICK BUNKLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toyota Motor of Japan said Thursday that it would build its popular gas-electric hybrid sedan, the Prius, in the United States for the first time as i...

It's An Automotive Revolution -- Take Back Our Businesses Now!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Take a look at the health of a country's car manufacturers and it's usually closely related to the health of that nation in general. This theory certainly holds true for America, especially at this moment in time.

A Car Buyer's Tale: Shticker Shock

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

Not long ago, I thought I was buying a new car. I knew my preferred colors (what the heck is "Cypress Pearl?"); I knew my preferred options (third ro...

Toyota Takes World Sales Lead From GM

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Toyota took the global sales lead from General Motors in the first quarter, capitalizing on growth in China and Europe as GM saw its N...

539,500 Toyotas Recalled After Window-Shattering Accident

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 539,500 Corolla and Matrix passenger cars because the bolts in the power window system can become l...

Toyota Denies Prius Govt Funding Report

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. denied on Wednesday it had received any funding from the Japanese government to develop its hit Prius gas-electric hy...

Energy In America: Carruption And Obscene Cornography

Harry Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Fuller

American taxpayers strapped to their chairs by a corn belt. Low population corn states like Iowa and Kansas using their two Senators each to tie-up the future, the tax dollars and the environmental health of an entire nation?

Automakers Suffer February Double Whammy

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Automakers got hit where it hurts in February, with U.S. sales of their most profitable vehicles _ trucks, sport utilities and large s...

GM Hangs On To Top Sales Spot Over Toyota

Wall Street Journal | JOHN D. STOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Motors Corp. gets to keep its title as the world's No. 1 auto maker for at least one more year. The Detroit auto maker said yesterday that it...

Japan's Auto Sales At 35-Year Low

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Automobile sales in Japan fell last year to a 35-year low as a shrinking population and limited wage growth hurt demand, an industry group said. Figu...

Toyota Beats Ford To Become No. 2 U.S. Carmaker

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toyota Motor Corp. overtook Ford Motor Co. to become the No. 2 automaker by U.S. sales in 2007, using new products and relentless strategy to break Fo...

Dark Year Ahead For Detroit's Automakers

New York Times | NICK BUNKLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The way that auto executives here have been talking, 2008 will be a bad year to sell cars and trucks in the United States. Every time one company pred...

Toyota To Design Special Cars For Seniors

AP | HIROKO TABUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For those feeling nervous behind the wheel as old age kicks in, savvy cars may be the answer. Prof. Ryuta Kawashima, who helped develop Nintendo's "B...

Toyota Aims To Sell 9.85M Vehicles, Be No. 1 Automaker

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toyota plans to sell 9.85 million vehicles worldwide in 2008, the company said Tuesday, setting an ambitious target despite worries about a slowing U....

Toyota Recalls Thousands Of Lexuses

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toyota began recalling 264,000 luxury passenger vehicles over faulty fuel pipes Thursday, including 49,000 flagship Lexus cars sold overseas, the comp...

Protesters Target Toyota At LA Auto Show

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toyota Motor Corp. is usually the darling of the Los Angeles Auto Show, but testy relations with environmentalists and questions about quality are mak...

As Prius Turns 10, Toyota Looks Toward Hybrid 2.0

AP | Yuri Kagemaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Since he was a teenager, Takeshi Uchiyamada's dream was to make a car. But as he entered his 50s as a Toyota engineer, he had all but given up hope he...

Toyota Debuts Fastest Lexus Ever

AP Via USA Today | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toyota chose a swerving Formula One racing course to show its new luxury Lexus sportscar Thursday, to make sure reporters got the message the new IS F...