TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2011) – Lexus today announced a zero increase on the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the all-new 2013 GS 350, which will arrive at dealerships in early February with bold, dynamic styling, precise handling, innovative technology and a spacious interior.
Filed under: Car Buying , GM , Toyota , Volkswagen , Earnings/Financials Bloomberg is reporting that General Motors has taken back the crown as the world’s largest automaker. The Detroit-based company outsold Toyota through the first six months of 2011, thanks largely to the manufacturer’s production shortages brought on by this year’s earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. GM sold a total of 4.536 million units worldwide through June 30, Volkswagen moved 4.13 million vehicles, while Toyota numbers fell to 4.13 million units. Bloomberg reports that production at the company’s Toyota City facility plummeted by 23 percent after a full production stop following the March earthquake. Even so, Toyota says that it plans to institute an aggressive production recovery period during September, one month ahead of schedule, to help satiate demand. Those efforts still might not be enough to put the Japanese automaker ahead of Volkswagen through the remainder of 2011, however. Analysts say that’s due to the simple logistics of delivering vehicles from their production facilities to the dealerships that need them most. GM retakes World’s Largest Automaker title from Toyota thanks to quake originally appeared on Autoblog 5.0 on Fri, 05 Aug 2011 11:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Hybrid , Japan , Plants/Manufacturing , Technology , Crossover , Toyota 2012 Toyota Prius V – Click above for high-res image gallery False alarm, Prius fans. According to Toyota , the Prius V MPV is on track to hit the market as scheduled. Reports recently began circulating indicating that the Japanese automaker was delaying the vehicle’s launch due to the lingering impact of this year’s earthquake , tsunami and nuclear disasters. Word was that a battery shortfall was causing the hold-up, though the manufacturer has now confirmed that the large hybrid will debut this fall as originally scheduled. Unfortunately, the arrival of the Japanese-market Prius Alpha is still slated to experience a delay of indeterminate length. Hit the jump for the brief press release. Continue reading 2012 Toyota Prius V still on track for U.S. launch this fall 2012 Toyota Prius V still on track for U.S. launch this fall originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 May 2011 19:53:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .