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They're pairing up as a 'united Japan' in a competitive field

They're pairing up as a 'united Japan' in a competitive field.

Motorsports

Though Porsche is gone, Toyota will try, try again, now with Alonso.

Though Porsche is gone, Toyota will try, try again, now with Alonso.

Official

Panasonic supplies cylindrical batteries to Tesla, prismatics to Toyota.

Panasonic supplies cylindrical batteries to Tesla, prismatics to Toyota.

Official

President Akio Toyoda says company faces a 'now or never' moment against competitors.

It's "now or never" against the competition, President Akio Toyoda says.

Official

President Akio Toyoda says he may have maintained the status quo too long.

Opinion

Income is sliding, but Toyota's future plans may surprise you.

Akio Toyoda stated: "I believe that making ever-better cars starts with compact cars."

Green

Toyota has a strong commitment to fuel cell technology despite doubts within the field.

Report

Japanese police reportedly raided Toyota's headquarters today, following the drug-related arrest of global communications boss Julie Hamp last week.

Official

Following a rather simple and vague brief, Mazda and Toyota formally confirmed that they are forming a long-term partnership.

Official

Toyota has inked a multi-year deal as a top sponsor of the Olympic Games, starting in 2016 in Japan and 2017 globally.

Report

The Toyota Tacoma may be getting on in age, but that isn't stopping the Japanese manufacturer from ramping up production at the pickup's Baja California factory. The Mexican plant will soon be home to another 300 jobs as it increases total capacity by 41 percent. The increase is slated for April 2015.

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Toyota's North American CEO Jim Lentz has already given us a rough idea of what prompted the company's surprise move to the Dallas suburb of Plano, TX from its longstanding headquarters in Torrance, CA. A new story from The Los Angeles Times, though, delivers even more detail from Lentz on the reasoning for the move, what other cities were considered and why the company's current host city wasn't even in the running.

Report

At the end of December, 2013 Toyota had a cash stockpile of 1.8 trillion yen ($17.5B US). As of March 31, at the end of its current financial year, company coffers are expected to swallow another 1.9 trillion yen ($18.4B US) in net profit - said to be a record sum for the Japanese automaker. In a gesture signaling a turnaround from the horrors of the global recession, Bloomberg reports that Toyota will buy back 60 million shares of its stock, as much as 1.89 percent of the company, for something

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With the April 15 tax deadline just a few months away, our US readers will be faced with a decision should they get a refund: save or spend? It seems this issue is one many of us face whenever there's a windfall, trying to decide whether we should set the money aside in an account of some sort or use it as a down payment on a new car or a trip to the Apple store. Unsurprisingly, major corporations face a similar, albeit more complex, issue.

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There are many ways to describe the Toyota Camry: "comfortable," "economical," "affordable," "reliable" and "dull as a bucket of mayonnaise" would all be accurate. It's this last one that the Japanese brand is seeking to change. While we aren't expecting it to suddenly sprout a high-revving V8, a rear-drive layout or razor-sharp handling, a report from Bloomberg suggests we should at least expect a more evocative design from one of the best-selling cars in the country.

Report

Akio Toyoda is doing a pretty decent job at the helm of the Toyota empire. This is the man, after all, that declared that Toyota would get new sports cars, and that they needed to be, not should be, rear-wheel drive. We can respect that. Toyoda is also trying to do away with his company's conservative styling and bring edgier vehicles to market.

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Toyota as we know it could become a thing of the past. According to Australian site Car Advice, the Japanese brand known for bland cruisers like the Camry and Corolla is preparing to bring two new rear-drive cars to market that would slot above and below the Scion-badged FR-S. This is very, very good news.

Study

An annual market study of the strongest brands across various industries has seen Toyota leapfrog BMW as the world's most valuable automotive brand. Toyota's 2013 brand value rose to $24.5 billion, up 12 percent versus 2012 numbers according to market research company Millward Brown's BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list. BMW's value fell slightly; down by 2 percent to a total of $24 billion.

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