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A year ago, on September 2018, Lexus unveiled the Lexus LY 650, a yacht that it co-developed with Marquis Yachts and was inspired by the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept it unveiled in January 2017. At that time, Lexus said that the first completed production-version will be finished in the second half …

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Toyota and Subaru have agreed to a new business alliance “with the aim of further developing and strengthening their long-term partnership,” starting with the “joint development of the next-generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.” In addition, both companies will also jointly-develop all-wheel-drive models “that offer the ultimate sensation in all-wheel …

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has completed work on the central section of its new research and development facility, named Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama, located in a mountainous area straddling the cities of Toyota and Okazaki. This section, which primarily features a winding country road test course, has begun partial operations. …

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Toyota Motor Philippines Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) campus tour

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) jumpstarted its Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) campus tour series by forging a partnership with MAPUA University’s Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME) Department. The first leg of the educational caravan, held at the MAPUA school grounds in Intramuros, Manila, offered both students and faculty a first-hand look …

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Akio Toyoda

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) have agreed recently to consider collaborating with one another in developing new products using their respective strengths. This means that the collaboration between the two Japanese carmakers will concentrate on Toyota’s strength in electrification technologies and in Suzuki’s strength in developing …

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have agreed to consider the possibility of collaborating on international space exploration. As a first step, JAXA and Toyota have reached an agreement to further cooperate on and accelerate their ongoing joint study of a manned, pressurized rover that …

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The 2019 Dakar Rally has been an exceptional one for Toyota as three teams running its vehicles topped the two-week-long race held in Peru from January 6 to 17. For the sixth straight year, Team Land Cruiser Toyota Auto Body has emerged victorious in the Production Division category, with the …

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Toyota Motor Philippines 30th Anniversary

Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP), the country’s leading auto maker, marked its 30th year in the country with an anniversary celebration that acknowledged the company’s three decades of continued success. The celebratory event was held at the Grand Hyatt Manila at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig on August 1, Wednesday. …

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Kiichiro Toyoda

As the saying goes, better late than never. In what may be considered a long overdue honor, Kiichiro Toyoda, the founder of what would eventually become Toyota Motor Corporation, has been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan. “Kiichiro Toyoda embodied the foresight and innovation that few …

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