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By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin Associated Press DETROIT -- Nearly all of the major automakers reported steep sales declines for June, but for General Motors, at least, there was consolation: Toyota, its leading international competition, had it worse.
By Associated Press General Motors Corp. soundly beat Toyota Motor Corp. in June to retain its traditional U.S. sales lead, but GM sales still dropped 18.2 percent during a dismal month for large automakers. Toyota's U.S. sales fell 21.4 percent, while Ford Motor Co.
Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe said robotics will be a core business for the company in coming years. Toyota will test out its robots at hospitals, Toyota-related facilities and other places starting next year, he said.
General Motors Corp. has signed an agreement with a battery maker that could propel it ahead of Toyota Motor Corp. in the race to bring plug-in hybrid and electric cars to market, a top company official said Thursday.
Toyota's commitment to hybrid automobiles was on full display Thursday when it unveiled its most expensive gasoline-electric vehicle yet -- the $124,000 luxury sedan Lexus LS.
U.S. consumer satisfaction with their vehicle purchases has reached an all-time high, but ratings for domestic automakers mostly lagged those for foreign competitors, according to a national survey released on Tuesday.
DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 367,594 SUVs, including hybrids, in the United States because some loose clips from the floor carpet cover could obstruct the functioning of the accelerator pedal, U.S. safety regulators said.
Please read in fourth paragraph ... sold 15,000 Lexus GS and IS ... instead of ....9,600 Lexus... TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp. said on Wednesday it is recalling 11,000 Lexus cars in Japan and 46,000 overseas to fix a faulty seat belt part.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp. said on Wednesday it is recalling 11,000 Lexus cars in Japan and 46,000 overseas to fix a faulty seat belt part. Toyota will replace seat belts in both front seats, which can become jammed inside the holding due to a faulty part, it said.
By Chang-Ran Kim, Asia auto correspondent TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp. and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. agreed on Monday for Fuji Heavy to build Toyota's Camry car at Fuji's Subaru plant in the United States and develop gasoline-electric vehicles using its partner's hybrid system.
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