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Edmunds Compares: 2023 Toyota bZ4X vs. 2023 Volkswagen ID.4

Sep. 14, 2022 06:37 AM EDT

Toyota largely pioneered hybrid vehicles, and its extensive lineup of gas-saving models today is a testament to that. But it’s taken a while for Toyota to finally come out with its first mass-market electric vehicle: the all-new 2023 Toyota bZ4X. This is a small SUV that’s about the same size...

Toyota invests in EV battery production in Japan, US

Aug. 31, 2022 03:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is investing 730 billion yen ($5.6 billion) in Japan and the U.S. to boost production of batteries for electric vehicles, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday. Production is set to start between 2024 and 2026. In Japan, 400 billion yen ($3 billion) will go into...

Kitten rescued from underneath Tennessee woman's car

Aug. 14, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — When Shelby Ingram’s Toyota Highlander first began making a strange, unidentified noise, she had no idea what was causing it. That is until automotive technicians at Johnson City Toyota pulled a live kitten from underneath her car on Monday afternoon. ...

Japan's Honda sees declining profits on semiconductor crunch

Aug. 10, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Honda’s fiscal first quarter profit fell 33% from last year as a global computer chip shortage, a pandemic-related lockdown in China and the rising costs of raw materials hurt the Japanese automaker. Tokyo-based Honda Motor Co. reported Wednesday that its profit...

Toyota profit down as chips shortage keeps customers waiting

Aug. 04, 2022 02:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s profit fell nearly 18% in the April-June quarter from the year before, as a semiconductor shortage that has slammed the auto industry dented production at Japan’s top automaker. Toyota Motor Corp. reported Thursday a quarterly profit of 736.8 billion yen...

Nintendo's profit rises despite shortages of computer chips

Aug. 03, 2022 05:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo’s profit in the April-June quarter rose 28% from a year earlier on healthy demand for its games, although its console sales were dented by a shortage of semiconductors. The Japanese video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises said...

Japan truckmaker Hino says emissions data faked for 20 years

Aug. 02, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hino Motors, a truck maker that’s part of the Toyota group, systematically falsified emissions data dating back as far as 2003, according to the results of an investigation released Tuesday. President Satoshi Ogiso bowed deeply at a hastily called news conference...

Nissan's profits plunge on COVID lockdown, chips crunch

Jul. 28, 2022 05:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan's profit plunged in the last quarter to less than half of what it was a year earlier as the COVID-19 lockdown in China and a global semiconductor shortage slammed production. Nissan Motor Co. reported Thursday that its April-June net profit...

Toyota's Japan flagship Crown car to debut on global markets

Jul. 15, 2022 04:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s flagship model in Japan, the Crown, is going on sale around the world for the first time, including in the U.S. “I’m so excited to announce today that this new Crown family of vehicles will be offered not just in Japan but globally for the very first...

Edmunds: The Best Hybrid Pickup Trucks in 2022

Jul. 13, 2022 06:33 AM EDT

The average national price for gasoline has gone up almost $2 over the past year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That’s not good news for some of the thirstiest vehicles on the road: pickup trucks. But there is a relatively new option if you’re looking to save on gas:...