web analytics

Tag Archives: Akio Toyoda

Toyota Decided to Cease Local Manufacturing in Australia by 2017

Toyota workers celebrate production of the three-millionth Toyota in Australia, a Camry Hybrid (Camry hL model shown)

After Ford and Holden decision to quit production in Australia, Toyota Australia today announced that it will stop building cars in Australia by the end of 2017 and become a national sales and distribution company. This means that local manufacturing of the Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion vehicles, as well as the production of four cylinder engines, will cease by ...

Read More »

Toyota Motor Coporation and BMW Group To Further Strengthen Collaboration

Toyota Motor Corporation and BMW AG signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at a long-term strategic collaboration in four fields: joint development of a fuel cell system, joint development of architecture and components for a future sports vehicle, collaboration on powertrain electrification and joint research and development on lightweight technologies.     Also, with Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the ...

Read More »

Toyota 86, GT86, FT86 is here in Malaysia!

  However you want to call it, Toyota 86, GT86 or the concept name it was given as FT86, doesn’t matter. The good news is the legendary Toyota AE86 (made popular by the Japanese anime – Initial D) successor is here. The All-New rear wheel drive Toyota sports coupe – named as Toyota 86 in Malaysia and few other countries as GT ...

Read More »

Toyota Unveils 86 Sports Car at Fuji International Speedway, Japan

A long-awaited new Toyota rear-wheel-drive sports car has now been unveiled in its home market, Japan. Toyota newest sports car is officially known as Toyota 86 or “hachi roku”.   [singlepic id=9169 w=630 h= float=] The unveiling occurred when Toyota president Akio Toyoda drove a production prototype down the main straight of the Fuji Speedway, south of Tokyo.   Mr ...

Read More »

Lotus gets the last Toyota 2ZZ-GE engine

[singlepic id=3854 w=630 h= float=] The last unit of Toyota 2ZZ-GE VVTL-i 4 cylinder engine is built for Lotus Cars. Lotus CEO Dany Bahar and Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda came together at the British Embassy in Tokyo for a ceremony where Toyota was presented with a Lotus Elise R carrying the 2ZZ-GE engine. Both companies’ partnership has now marks ...

Read More »