Toyota holds onto crown of World’s Largest Automaker

Toyota holds onto crown of World’s Largest Automaker

January 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Earnings/Financials , GM , Toyota , Volkswagen , Car Buying , Daihatsu Although there were hints and allegations that the Volkswagen Group might have taken the global sales crown for 2014, the final tally puts Toyota at the top for the third year in a row with 10.23 million sales in 2014. Volkswagen Group came second with 10.14 million units sold, General Motors came third with 9.92 million units sold. In 2015, however, the top two positions are expected to swap. Continue reading Toyota holds onto crown of World’s Largest Automaker Toyota holds onto crown of World’s Largest Automaker originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Tokyo wants 6k fuel-cell cars from Toyota and Honda for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo wants 6k fuel-cell cars from Toyota and Honda for 2020 Olympics

January 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Technology , Toyota , Car Buying , Alternative Fuels , Emissions , Green Driving , Japan , Emerging Technologies , Sedan , Hydrogen The government in Tokyo, Japan, is embarking on an aggressive plan to put 6,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and have 35 hydrogen refueling station in the city in time for the Olympic games there in 2020. It’s working with Toyota and Honda to hopefully make the goal a reality. Continue reading Tokyo wants 6k fuel-cell cars from Toyota and Honda for 2020 Olympics Tokyo wants 6k fuel-cell cars from Toyota and Honda for 2020 Olympics originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Lower gas prices mean there are excellent deals on green cars right now

Lower gas prices mean there are excellent deals on green cars right now

January 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Ford , Kia , Lincoln , Toyota , Car Buying , Electric , Hybrid With gas prices down, that means green car sales are likely to decline as well. TrueCar’s TrueSavings report has the evidence to support that idea, with one electric car and two hybrids among the top five in January for the biggest transaction price savings compared to MSRP. Continue reading Lower gas prices mean there are excellent deals on green cars right now Lower gas prices mean there are excellent deals on green cars right now originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 15:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

These are 2014’s best-selling cars and trucks

January 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Etc. , Chevrolet , Ford , Honda , Nissan , Ram , Toyota , Car Buying , Sedan , Truck Out of 16.5-million overall sales in 2014, the top three vehicles sold last year in the US were pickup trucks, led by the Ford F-Series. The rest of the top ten featured three Hondas, two Fords, two Toyotas and a Nissan, and elsewhere on the charts a number of brands had record years. Continue reading These are 2014’s best-selling cars and trucks These are 2014’s best-selling cars and trucks originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

How December changed from a near-worst to a near-best car selling month [w/video]

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Lexus , Toyota , Car Buying Automotive News article says the Lexus December to Remember campaign started in 1998 that helped turn December into one of the biggest months of the year for car sales. Before that – and “that” wasn’t that long ago – December was close to last in sales because no one seriously considered buying a car for Christmas. Continue reading How December changed from a near-worst to a near-best car selling month [w/video] How December changed from a near-worst to a near-best car selling month [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

How December changed from a near-worst to a near-best car selling month [w/video]

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Lexus , Toyota , Car Buying Automotive News article says the Lexus December to Remember campaign started in 1998 that helped turn December into one of the biggest months of the year for car sales. Before that – and “that” wasn’t that long ago – December was close to last in sales because no one seriously considered buying a car for Christmas. Continue reading How December changed from a near-worst to a near-best car selling month [w/video] How December changed from a near-worst to a near-best car selling month [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

VW is world’s second-best-selling automaker, GM falls to third

VW is world’s second-best-selling automaker, GM falls to third

January 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , GM , Toyota , Volkswagen Every year when we start talking about which automaker is the biggest in the world, there always seems to be at least a little bit of controversy. For 2013, Toyota handily took the top spot with 9.98 million sales, but it’s the runner up spot between General Motors and Volkswagen that is starting to create a stir. Based on our earlier report , GM’s 9.71 million vehicles put it in second place ahead of VW’s 9.5-million-vehicle effort. Now, The Detroit News is reporting that VW is claiming a tally of 9.73 million sales, including figures from MAN and Scania – heavy-duty truck divisions under the VW AG family. The article points out that Toyota’s sales figure includes its Hino line of trucks, but these might still be considered light-duty vehicles while MAN and Scania build tractor trailers. VW is world’s second-best-selling automaker, GM falls to third originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Despite slow sales, no new Scion models in near-term pipeline [w/poll]

Despite slow sales, no new Scion models in near-term pipeline [w/poll]

September 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Budget , Scion , Toyota , Earnings/Financials According to a top Toyota executive, the Japanese automaker will not be introducing any fresh Scion models in the near future, Reuters reports. As of August, Scion sales for this year were down 1.6 percent from 2012 and accounted for only 0.3 percent of Toyota’s overall US sales. And last month, Toyota Motor Sales USA Senior Vice President Bob Carter informed the 1,000 dealers who carry Scion that they can drop the brand without penalty. However, never fear – Carter has assured that, while nothing new is coming for at least six months, the company is still very committed to the quirky Scion brand. Toyota launched Scion, which targets the youth market, in 2003, and sales peaked in 2006. The brand currently has five models, with the 2013 best-sellers being the FR-S sports coupe followed by the tC sedan and xB hatchback. What do you think about Toyota’s decision to hold off on introducing new or refreshed Scion models? Are they heading in the right direction, or does this spell doom for the funky Gen Y brand? View Poll Despite slow sales, no new Scion models in near-term pipeline [w/poll] originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .

Toyota hits 10 million Camry models sold in US

Toyota hits 10 million Camry models sold in US

July 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Coupe , Sedan , Wagon , Toyota This year marks 30 years of sales for the Toyota Camry in the US, and in that time, it has amassed more than 10 million sales. In its first year on the market, the Camry sold 52,651 units, but it has gone on to become the best-selling car in the US for the last 11 years. Toyota says that “virtually all” current Camry models sold in the US are made here, and three-quarters of all Camry contents are domestically sourced. Scroll down for the official press release from Toyota, and be sure to check out our gallery of images showing every model year and bodystyle of the Camry since it first went on sale in 1983. Continue reading Toyota hits 10 million Camry models sold in US Toyota hits 10 million Camry models sold in US originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota Prius line may not reach 2013 sales target

Toyota Prius line may not reach 2013 sales target

April 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Hybrid , Hatchback , Toyota 2012 was a good year for the Toyota Prius line, the hybrid that started it all moving 236,659 units, being the best-selling model in California for the year and the Prius C (pictured) being deemed the most reliable car of 2012 by Consumer Reports . Then 2013 happened, and gas prices dropped more than expected, and people haven’t been buying the little hybrids like they used to. A report in Bloomberg says Toyota set 250,000 units as the Prius family’s sales target for this year, but hits like the double-digit drop in year-on-year performance in February have helped lower 2013 sales by 8.4 percent compared to 2012, making the objective “a challenge” to reach. The declines in Prius sales come even as hybrid sales overall were up in the first couple of months this year, including sales of other Toyota and Lexus hybrids. Jim Lentz, Toyota’s North American chief, said the Prius target would be adjusted if necessary. Toyota Prius line may not reach 2013 sales target originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

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