According to reports from Ward’s Auto, Ford and Toyota have already started work on a collaboration to build a hybrid version of the popular F-150 pickup truck. Ford and Toyota share the drawing board The Ford, Toyota collaboration could give GM a run for its money, should the Silverado 1500 Hybrid pickup continue on to Read on! →

In a move that will bring 2,000 jobs to the beleaguered state, construction will resume on the Mississippi Toyota plant in Blue Springs. The Associated Press reports that Toyota’s estimate is that the plant should be fully operational by the fall of 2011. It had originally been slated for completion in 2010, but the recession Read on! →

Taking into consideration what each auto brand has earned, what it is expected to earn, as well as a host of other factors, the marketing firm Millward Brown says it has determined which brands are the most “valuable” in the automotive world today. Data and market research The seventh-annual 2012 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Read on! →

Both the new Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S are having the same issue in the engine control unit (ECU), causing some rough idling. However, Subaru and Toyota are handling the issue in different ways. Same rough idling problem It isn’t as surprising as it might seem that the two sporty coupes, both from different Read on! →

Production facilities of Toyota and Honda were decimated at the brutal hands of Mother Nature in the Thailand floods. Honda, however, is undeterred and will not push the 2012 CR-V’s debut back. $6 billion in damage The worst flooding in decades has hit the nation of Thailand, leaving more than 300 dead and 100,000 people Read on! →

One year after a $50 million partnership between Daimler and Tesla was announced, Toyota and Tesla announced their $50 million partnership. Tesla motors has been promising a mass-market, mass-produced, electric Model S by 2012. This Toyota and Tesla partnership, in addition to an initial public offering, should raise enough cash for Tesla to make good Read on! →

Under threat of U.S. imports of hybrids being blocked, Toyota has settled a long-running patent infringement suit. A patent filed in 1994 that covered a “high voltage method to power gas-electric hybrid cars” was at issue. Toyota has agreed to license the technology from the Paice company. The patent at issue The patent that Toyota Read on! →

As the Japanese auto industry looks to increase production at North American factories, Toyota and Nissan have prepared for a major sales push, returning to major factory-to-dealer incentives. Cash, interest rate and lease incentives will apply to the majority of vehicles Toyota and Nissan sell in the U.S., reports Automotive News. The incentive plans have Read on! →

Even though they insist that they have broken no laws, Toyota has agreed to pay the United States government a record $16.4 million fine, the largest possible fine that U.S. auto safety regulators can levy per the Detroit Free Press. While the automaker has been reported as having as much as $25 billion in cash Read on! →