Latest Toyota Motor Corp News

Toyota to field Tundra TRD Pro truck next season in NASCAR

Sep. 24, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Toyota will use its Tundra TRD Pro in NASCAR's Trucks Series next season as part of an overhaul to the vehicles used in the third-tier series. The Tundra TRD Pro was unveiled before Friday night's race at Las Vegas Speedway. It will make its...

Alabama Toyota plant to make truck engines, add 450 jobs

Sep. 20, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Toyota factory in north Alabama will add 450 jobs as the sole North American manufacturer of engines for the 2022 Tundra pickup truck, the company said Monday. Employment at the Toyota Alabama plant will increase to 1,800 people, and the...

Toyota plant in Mississippi begins 3-week production break

Sep. 05, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — The Toyota Mississippi assembly plant is beginning a three-week production break Monday as part of the company's global slowdown in auto manufacturing. Toyota is the world’s largest automaker by volume. It announced last month it would...

Edmunds says goodbye to five discontinued vehicles for 2022

Aug. 25, 2021 06:25 AM EDT

Automakers are constantly introducing new models and nameplates to their lineups to meet consumer preferences and to keep their lineup fresh. With that comes the need to cycle older models out. These discontinuations aren’t promoted, and shoppers often don’t realize they’re gone until...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Aug. 19, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

Cullman Times. August 14, 2021. Editorial: Welcome to Cullman, be safe This weekend, we welcome some 20,000 visitors to Cullman for Rock the South. We hope these visitors have a good time, that they meet the welcoming and friendly people of Cullman...

Macy's, Kohl's rise; Toyota, Red Robin fall

Aug. 19, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: Toyota Motor Corp., down $7.18 to $168.55. The carmaker will cut production in September because of a parts shortage. Bath & Body Works...

Under delta, supply chain strains, Toyota slashes production

Aug. 19, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is scaling back production in North America and Japan as the surging coronavirus pandemic in Southeast Asia and elsewhere crimps supplies. Japan’s top automaker said Thursday that it will cut back production at home by 40%, affecting 14 auto...

Package sorting firm plans $59M Georgia office, hiring 500

Aug. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A company that automates package and baggage handling is investing $59 million in a new office in suburban Atlanta, with plans to hire 500 new employees. Vanderlande Industries announced its plans Thursday, with spokesperson Margaret Sinclair saying...

Hydrogen-powered vehicles: A realistic path to clean energy?

Aug. 13, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Each morning at a transit facility in Canton, Ohio, more than a dozen buses pull up to a fueling station before fanning out to their routes in this city south of Cleveland. The buses — made by El Dorado National and owned by the Stark Area Regional...

Alabama steel factory planned to supply auto manufacturers

Aug. 09, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Three companies are collaborating on a $40 million factory in north Alabama to supply steel components for auto manufacturers. AL.com reports that Madison Metal Processing later this year will start supplying the steel...