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Sporty new Corolla aimed at youthful buyers

DETROIT (AP) – The Toyota Corolla, an aging, stodgy but reliable economy car, is getting a radical new look. The world’s largest automaker rolled out a new version of the compact Thursday night at a […]

06/07/2013

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Calif. DA says Toyota to pay $16M settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $16 million settlement over the safety recall of Toyota vehicles that were at risk for unintended acceleration and braking issues was announced Friday by Orange County prosecutors and Toyota Motor Corp.

04/06/2013

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A look at top-selling US vehicles January

(AP) — Automakers said Friday that U.S. new car and trucks sales rose 14 percent to just over 1 million vehicles in January. Here were the top-selling cars and trucks for the month and the percent change in sales from January of 2012.

02/01/2013

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Toyota recalls vehicles for air bags, wipers

TOKYO (AP) – Toyota is recalling 907,000 vehicles, mostly Corolla models, around the world for faulty air bags and another 385,000 Lexus IS luxury cars for defective wipers.

01/30/2013

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Carmakers let app developers drive innovation

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Googling the nearest gas station, sending email from your smartphone, booking a table at a restaurant: all things you shouldn’t do while driving. But automakers are trying help you pull it off with both hands on the wheel and both eyes on the road.

01/10/2013

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L.A. Auto Show opens Friday at Convention Center

  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Auto Show begins its 10-day run at the Los Angeles Convention Center Friday, with more than 1,000 vehicles on display, highlighted by fuel-efficient, hybrid, electric and alternative […]

11/29/2012

Toyota on top in latest Consumer Reports survey (audio)

DETROIT (AP) – Japanese brands are the top performers in Consumer Reports’ annual rankings of vehicle reliability. The magazine says Toyota Motor Co.’s Scion, Lexus and Toyota brands took the top three spots. Mazda, Subaru […]

10/29/2012

Toyota widens global sales lead over GM in 3Q

DETROIT (AP) – Toyota has widened its global sales lead over General Motors after bouncing back from a series of natural disasters. The company said Friday it sold 7.4 million vehicles globally in the first […]

10/26/2012

Huge window switch recall hampers Toyota comeback (audio)

DETROIT (AP) – The largest recall in Toyota’s 75-year history could undermine the carmaker’s comeback from natural disasters and embarrassing safety problems. Jeff Gilbert, auto expert for WWJ in Detroit, talks with Maggie McKay and […]

10/10/2012

VW Passat sales set annual record

DETROIT (AP) – Volkswagen says it has sold more Passat midsize cars this year than any other year. The German automaker sold 77,524 Passats as of Wednesday, beating the car’s old record of 77,523, set […]

09/19/2012

Pickup trucks drive US auto sales to 3-year high

DETROIT (AP) – After years of sputtering, sales of big pickups kicked into overdrive last month. Demand for full-size pickups jumped 16 percent, helping make August the strongest month for U.S. auto sales in three […]

09/04/2012

Ford on track to beat Toyota with best-selling car

RAYONG, Thailand (AP) – The Ford Focus is on track to unseat Toyota‘s aging Corolla to become the world’s top-selling car, according to Ford. The company says it sold 489,616 Focus sedans and hatchbacks globally […]

08/31/2012

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