Toyota To Begin Sudden Acceleration Trials In February 2013

Judge James V. Selna in Santa Ana, California is overseeing most of these federal lawsuits, and believes that the wrongful death case will test evidence and liability theories for other similar cases. In legal parlance, this is known as a bellwether case.

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Toyota Dealer Targets Guinness World Record for Longest Hybrid Parade

A group of green car enthusiasts are looking to set a Guinness World Record in Madison, Wisconsin on Sunday, July 24 for the longest hybrid vehicle parade. The event know as Hybrids On Parade, will allow hybrid owners from throughout the Midwest to converge in Madison with 500 hybrids stretching over six miles to break the record. A previous record was set in Belgium in 2010 with a 140 hybrid car parade.

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Honda, Toyota Falling Behind in Key Market Segments

When it comes to family sedans and smaller cars and SUVs, for the last two decades, Honda and Toyota ranked as top choices for many Americans. Not any more. It seems that more and more U.S. motorists that once drove Corollas, Civics, Accords and Camrys exclusively are now looking at alternatives.

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Top 10 Selling Cars in May: Honda and Toyota Absent From List

The May auto industry sales numbers are in and things continue to look down for Honda and Toyota. Both brands saw big drops in their May sales, with Honda down 23 percent and Toyota down 33 percent. While the earthquake and tsunami are to blame for supply issues, it’s hard to ignore the fact that both automakers are losing ground with core products.

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Toyota Hands Over Development Clout to U.S. Operations

Toyota is taking product development authority away from Japanese bosses and putting it in the hands of North American executives as part of a larger change aimed at fixing quality control issues that hurt the automaker’s reputation last year.

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2012 Toyota Camry to Bow This Fall

The most popular mid-size sedan in the North American market is the Toyota Camry, and later this year we should see an all-new model.

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Toyota Prius Family To Grow Even Larger

The Toyota Prius family could grow even larger as the automakers studies additional versions of the three row Prius.

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2012 Toyota Camry Coming This Fall, Expects Prius To Become Sales Leader

The current Camry was last redesigned in 2006 and  Toyota is preparing for the next model due this fall, according to WardsAuto.com.

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Compacts Selling Better Than Subcompacts

Even with skyrocketing fuel prices, subcompacts are selling less than their compact counterparts.  The Ford Fiesta was the overall leader in the subcompact department, 9,147 sales but still trailed the larger Focus’  17,265 total sales. Honda Civic sales rose 7% to 26,777 which is more than triple the Fit’s total of 8,116 units in April. Furthermore, the mid-size Accord even managed to outsell the Civic.

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Nissan Altima Is America's Best Selling Sedan, Unseating Toyota Camry And Honda Accord

For the first time in its life, the Nissan Altima has outsold both the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, taking the title of America’s Best Selling Sedan.

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Subaru To Cut Production Of Legacy, Outback, Tribeca Due To Parts Shortage

A shortage of parts means that Subaru‘s Indiana plant will have its production cut in half through the end of the week, and the company will assess the situation on a day to day basis to examine whether a continuation is necessary.

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Toyota Factory Catches Fire, Prius Production Suspended Temporarily

A fire at a Toyota assembly plant in Japan temporarily halted production at a facility that assembles the Prius, Camry and Scion tC. The fire broke out around 10 A.M. but was put out by now.

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Toyota Unintended Acceleration Report Exonerates Electronics

An investigation by NASA has cleared Toyota‘s electronics systems of causing the unintended acceleration phenomenon that was widely reported in 2010.

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Ford F-Series Continues Its 34 Year Reign As America's Best Selling Vehicle

Ford‘s F-Series truck is America’s best selling vehicle for the 34th straight year, moving an astounding 528, 349 units, up nearly 28 percent from 2009. In second place was the Chevrolet Silverado, which moved a relatively paltry 370,135 trucks, but saw a 17 percent jump in sales.

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Volkswagen Passat Replacement To Debut At 2011 North American International Auto Show

Volkswagen‘s New Midsize Sedan will debut at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month, as part of VW’ quest to increase sales in American to 800,000 units by 2018.

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