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Toyota Announced To Suspend Production in Europe for 8 Days

  Although, Toyota had announced on end of last week that production will resume in Japan at half of its capacity. In the other hand, Toyota Motor Corp. said yesterday that it will suspend production in Europe for 8 days due to parts shortages following last month’s massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan.   The move underscored how the supply ...

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Toyota To Resume Car Production At Half Capacity on April 18

  The Associated Press is reporting that Toyota will resume car production at all its plants in Japan at half capacity from April 18 to 27. The move follows the March earthquake and tsunami that forced it to halt manufacturing due to shortages of parts and power.   Toyota, the world’s No. 1 automaker, said production at its 18 plants ...

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Japan’s March Auto Sales The Worst Since 1968 ; Japan Auto Parts Supplies Remains Fluid

  After the Japan massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, the latest report on Japan’s March auto sales are reportedly the worst they’ve been since 1968. Overall vehicle sales were down 44.2% from the same month in 2010, while sales of all light cars were down a similarly colossal 32.5% on the month.   With many Japanese automakers ...

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Malaysian Car Production and Automobile Industry could be disrupted due to Massive Earthquake and Tsunami

  Malaysia’s auto sales are on track to grow 2% to record 618,000 vehicles this year, although production could be disrupted in coming months by parts shortages after Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami.   Sales last year in Southeast Asia’s largest passenger car market rose 12.7% to 605,156 vehicles. For the first two months of this year, sales were up ...

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Japanese Automakers Halt Production After Massive Earthquake Due To Parts Shortages, Rolling Blackouts or Damages to Plants

  The major Japanese automakers had recently announcing its impacts, damages and plans after the resulting from the March 11, 2011 massive earthquake and tsunami.   Toyota announced to resume production on March 28 for the Prius and two Lexus hybrids – the HS 250h and CT 200h. The Prius is made at the Tsutsumi factory in western Japan, while ...

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Revealed of the 2011 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study by J.D. Power and Associates

  The above is the report from J.D. Power and Associates – 2011 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). The statistics is work based on Problem per 100 Vehicles in North America.   Based on the reliability survey ranks Mini last and it is not surprising us that Porsche is more reliable than Toyota. Frankly, the real Porsche is really solid ...

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Japanese Automakers Halt Production Lines Due To Power Shortages

While Tokyo Electric Power Co. battling a possible meltdown at a nuclear reactor 220km north of Tokyo. To conserve power in Japan, the authority had planned rolling blackouts.     As results, many manufacturer plants are out of production. However, Japan’s automakers may be able to make up for lost output by using excess production capacity at unaffected plants and running ...

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Japan Quake And Tsunami Destroys Fleet Of Cars At Yard

A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan and triggered tsunami. A 23-foot tsunami swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland and prompted a nuclear emergency. This natural disaster has created many losses of lives as well as damages to a couple hundred of automobiles.     The photo of the fleet of cars as seen above was taken ...

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