Toyota Matrix discontinued for 2014

Toyota Matrix discontinued for 2014

August 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Hatchback , Toyota Between its slow sales and the upcoming redesign of the closely related Corolla sedan, things haven’t been looking good for the Toyota Matrix ( for some time now ). After 10 years on the market, Toyota has officially announced that it will drop the Matrix from its US lineup following the 2013 model year. The announcement was made as a part of a press release breaking down what’s new for Toyota in 2014, but for now, it doesn’t look like any Toyota-branded product will fill the Matrix’s spot. The Matrix and its sister car, the defunct Pontiac Vibe , were the final vehicles developed under the joint venture between Toyota and General Motors , an arrangement launched back to 1984. Continue reading Toyota Matrix discontinued for 2014 Toyota Matrix discontinued for 2014 originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota spends $6 million to settle lawsuit from disabled NUMMI workers

Toyota spends $6 million to settle lawsuit from disabled NUMMI workers

August 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Government/Legal , GM , Toyota Toyota has finally tied up all the loose ends associated with closing the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. plant – its joint facility with General Motors in Fremont, California. When NUMMI closed in March 2010, some workers who were on medical leave at the time of the shutdown sued, claiming they didn’t get the same severance package as their still-working peers . After a year of litigation, Toyota agreed to pay $6 million to workers at its only UAW-represented plant. The settlement is technically between the company and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. More than 500 workers are expected to file for a share of the reward. Toyota spends $6 million to settle lawsuit from disabled NUMMI workers originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

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