Why Toyota's Highest Ranking Woman Executive Could Be In Big Trouble

Earlier this week Toyota’s Japanese headquarters were raided after the company’s global communications chief and highest ranking female executive, Julie Hamp, was arrested on charges that she illegally mailed herself oxycodone painkiller pills. And this is a very, very big deal because Japan has some of the harshest… » 6/25/15 9:20am 6/25/15 9:20am

France Has The Best Toyota Dealerships In The World

After the 24 Hours of Le Mans, I missed my flight and ended up stuck in Paris for an extra day. Since I was in Paris, I decided to at least venture into the city for dinner. Lo and behold, the Toyota storefront on the Avenue des Champs-Élyseés was considerably more interesting than the ones here in America.
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Mazda And Toyota Are Now Engaged, But Not Married

Exciting news for follows of Japanese car-world romance! Mazda, makers of cars that are continually cool and fun to drive, just announced their engagement to Toyota, makers of cars that used to be cool and fun to drive but now mostly aren’t although they’re trying to get their mojo back. Congratulations to the happy… » 5/13/15 4:15pm 5/13/15 4:15pm

How the One Lap of America FR-S Transformed into a Base Camry

Over its long and illustrious sales career, the Toyota Camry has been described in many ways by so-called automotive enthusiasts. Most of them, to be honest, haven’t been particularly flattering. Words like “appliance” tend to find themselves in close proximity to the Camry whenever it’s been discussed elsewhere. » 5/12/15 2:39pm 5/12/15 2:39pm

Toyota Uses Power Rangers To Teach Children Traffic Safety In Japan

Each year, Toyota has a special event at its company conference building and at the Shizuoka Prefecture Fuji Speedway to help teach kindergarteners how to behave in a world with cars. This is especially important because starting as elementary school first graders, most will walk to school every day. It has Power… » 5/12/15 6:00am 5/12/15 6:00am