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! →


The phrase “Made in America” may conjure up different things for different people, but a Toyota is not usually one of them. However, most Japanese cars in the United States are made here. Big Three of Japan have plants in North America Bemoaning the collapse of American manufacturing has become a national pastime. Plenty of Read on! →


Toyota is recalling 7.5 million cars globally, and 2.5 million in the U.S. The recall is over a failed master switch that could cause a fire in the driver’s side door. Toyota recall largest since 2010 The massive recall is the automaker’s largest since those in 2009 and 2010 over unintended accelerations. And it could Read on! →


Lotus has been prevented from importing any of its sports cars to the United States because of regulatory issues. However, fans of the brand can still get the 2013 Exige; it will be imported as a track-only racer. Regulations in the way Sports car and supercar makers have previously been able to benefit from exemptions Read on! →


The Toyota Land Cruiser, the luxury SUV Toyota has been making for decades, is getting a facelift. The automaker has given the venerable off-road workhorse a refresh in hopes of boosting its dismal sales for the 2013 model. Few peers among SUV crowd Toyota has been making the Land Cruiser for more than half a 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! →


Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it will be voluntarily recalling 778,000 of its RAV4 and Lexus HS 250h models in the U.S., due to a possible rear suspension arm failure following a rear-end alignment service. Toyota recall is announced The recall affects 760,000 RAV4 SUVs from the model years 2006 through early 2011. In Read on! →


Japanese automaker Nissan thinks there might be a way to completely eliminate automobile crashes. Fox News reports that the company is researching and developing a car technology concept that would cause vehicles to operate similar to the way a school of fish does. The Eporo, which is billed as a “robot car,” “can travel in Read on! →


Either Japan’s auto industry has always had big problems and it is only now that people in America are paying close attention, or things like the recent Mazda recall and all of the trouble Toyota has been having are recent developments predicated by the need to find cheaper means of production to meet mounting production Read on! →


Kelly Blue Book, the main source for car purchasing and pricing information in the United States, has released its quarterly survey of new car buyers. The study is non-scientific but considered authoritative. The top five list shows both a shakeup in the popularity of vehicles and the effects of negative press. Shoppers ranked durability and Read on! →