Consumer Reports says infotainment systems ‘growing first-year reliability plague’

Consumer Reports says infotainment systems ‘growing first-year reliability plague’

October 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Audi , Buick , Honda , Kia , Lincoln , Mazda , Porsche , Scion , Subaru , Toyota , Ownership The Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability Survey (right) is out, and the top two spots look much the same as last year’s list with Lexus and Toyota in first and second place, respectively. However, there are some major shakeups for 2014, with Acura plunging eight spots from third in 2013 to 11th this year, and Mazda replaces it on the lowest step of the podium. Honda and Audi round out the top five. This year’s list includes six Japanese brands in the top 10, two Europeans, one America and one Korean. Acura isn’t the only one taking a tumble, though. Infiniti is the biggest loser this year by dropping 14 spots to 20th place. Other big losses come from Mercedes-Benz with an 11-place fall to 24th, and GMC , which declines 10 positions to 19th. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s not traditional mechanical bugs hauling down these automaker’s reliability scores. Instead, pesky problems with infotainment systems are taking a series toll on the rankings. According to Consumer Reports , complaints about “in-car electronics” were the most grumbled about element in new cars.

Boldness, Branding and B.B. King: Toyota Launches 2015 Camry Campaign

Boldness, Branding and B.B. King: Toyota Launches 2015 Camry Campaign

October 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif.

CHCI Goes Green with Toyota During Hispanic Heritage Month

CHCI Goes Green with Toyota During Hispanic Heritage Month

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Washington D.C. (Oct. 2, 2014)

2014 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminar – Osamu ‘Simon’ Nagata

2014 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminar – Osamu ‘Simon’ Nagata

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Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. President and CEO Osamu ‘Simon’ Nagata speaks at the 2014 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City, Mich., on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. full_image_path: D:inetpubtoyotamediahtdocsimages2014Aspen_Nagata_002_thumb.jpg feed_brand_code:

Toyota’s $10,000 Donation May Give the Ultimate Beauty Maven a Stylish Updo

Toyota’s $10,000 Donation May Give the Ultimate Beauty Maven a Stylish Updo

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BOSTON, Aug. 3, 2014

Special Edition Prius Takes on a New Persona for 2015

Special Edition Prius Takes on a New Persona for 2015

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif. (July 30, 2014) – The best-selling hybrid in America is taking style to a new level. The 2015 Prius Persona Series Special Edition is tailored with elegant exterior and interior touches that make it unique. The special edition model will begin arriving in dealerships in September. full_image_path: D:Inetpubtoyotamediahtdocsimages2015_Prius_Persona_001_thumb.jpg feed_brand_code:

Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar

Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Truck , Etc. , Government/Legal , Toyota , Celebrities Rogue or no, Tea Party darling and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is still subject to traffic laws. That means when Sammy Hagar’s “I Can’t Drive 55,” comes on the radio, she’s still expected to keep a moderate pace, and even her celebrity status isn’t enough to get her out of a speeding ticket. ” I wasn’t speeding. I was qualifying ,” Palin allegedly told the celebrity gossip hounds at TMZ. She was nabbed going 63 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone while driving her Toyota Tundra in her hometown of Wasilla, AK on July 16. Palin, according to the website, amusingly blamed her lead foot on the Hagar track. Palin was cited for driving 10 to 19 mph over the speed limit, which carries a $144 fine in addition to a $10 “police training” surcharge, according to The Detroit Free Press . Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .

Jim Lentz Honored as Industry Leader of the Year by the Automotive Hall of Fame

Jim Lentz Honored as Industry Leader of the Year by the Automotive Hall of Fame

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif. (July 24, 2014) – Jim Lentz, chief executive officer of Toyota North America, was recognized as Industry Leader of the Year at the Automotive Hall of Fame’s 75 th Anniversary Gala on July 24, 2014. The event was held at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, College for Creative Studies in Detroit. full_image_path: D:InetpubtoyotamediahtdocsimagesLentz_Hall_of_fame_thumb.jpg feed_brand_code:

Toyota Selects KDC to Develop New North American Headquarters

Toyota Selects KDC to Develop New North American Headquarters

July 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Plano, Texas, July 10, 2014

Watch the Live Webcast of Toyota’s Auto Summit Presentation on April 16

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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Senior Vice President Automotive Operations Bob Carter will speak at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 New York Auto Summit on Wednesday, April 16. Follow the presentation via webcast beginning at 11:05 a.m. EDT.

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