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Tokyo — TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd., for September 2009 and for the first-half period from April to September 2009. September 2009 ...
Tokyo — TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces that the Toyota Automobile Museum, a TMC-run cultural facility in Aichi Prefecture, will host a classic car festival at Meijijingu Gaien in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, on Saturday, November 28. The festival, called "Toyota Automobile Museum Classic Car Festival in Jingu Gaien", will be the third hosted by ...
Tokyo — TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces it plans to withdraw from the FIA Formula One World Championship (F1) at the end of the 2009 season. TMC, which had viewed its participation in F1 as contributing to the prosperity of automotive culture, remained dedicated to competing at the pinnacle of motor sports, even ...
Tokyo—TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces that it has started discussions with potential users in Japan of the newly developed "Prius Plug-in Hybrid".  Approximately 200 units will be leased through a leasing company to designated parties such as government ministries, local governments and energy companies that are actively promoting environmentally considerate vehicles. The designated parties ...
Tokyo — TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) announced November 25 (local time) details of the vehicle-based remedy to address the root cause of the potential risk for floor mat entrapment of accelerator pedals in certain Toyota and Lexus models in the U.S. Toyota issued a consumer ...
BMW will continue to offer SIRIUS as a factory option with a one-year bundled subscription Woodcliff Lake, NJ - November 10, 2008... BMW has extended its relationship with SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) through September of 2011. "Satellite radio's exceptional content fits well with BMW, delivering a premium mobility experience to our ...
As part of the current model refinement process, the new-generation Mercedes-Benz A and B-Class vehicles are more comfortable, economical, and environment-friendly than ever before. In keeping with these improvements, Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH is now offering the portable navigation system StreetPilot III, which saves the driver unnecessary detours and the resulting extra fuel consumption. The particular strengths of ...
GM's new navigation services include OnStar download to navigation system and MapQuest functionality OnStar today announced the introduction of two new navigational services to complement and enhance its ...
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced a new accessory available for the multiple-award-winning 2008 Mazda CX-9. Providing hours of entertainment for those long hauls, the Dockable Entertainment System with Game Boy® Advance (DES) is now available, and allows customers with moonroof-equipped vehicles to enjoy a Genuine Mazda Accessory rear seat DVD system. With the ...
They can plumb the Internet for the latest movie times, news headlines, stock figures and gas prices. They'll even help you skirt traffic, find a parking spot or make a phone call. Oh, and they'll navigate for you, too. The latest global positioning system devices on display at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show are ...
The deep bass sound vibrates your breastbone as you meander through a corner of the massive International Consumer Electronics Show. Someone is simply showing off car audio systems, but it feels like the vehicles themselves are announcing their beefy presence. And why not? Cars and automotive technologies from startups and established aftermarket makers are abundant at ...
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., helped by the sale of its engineered products unit, swung to a big profit in the third quarter from a loss a year ago. But strong results in Goodyear's international tire markets and an emphasis on high-margin premium tires in North America helped drive up Goodyear's operating income in the ...
REGENSBURG, Germany (AP) _ German engineering company Siemens AG said Friday it will work with Microsoft Corp. to develop communication, information, entertainment and navigation products for vehicles. ``This new generation of automotive products will be designed to meet the industry's growing demand for innovative, flexible and affordable solutions,'' the company said in a statement. Financial details of ...
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The U.S. government wants new passenger vehicles to provide head protection in dangerous side-impact crashes, which kill thousands of motorists every year and leave others with serious brain injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday issued rules requiring the improved safety protections in new passenger vehicles by September 2012. The upgrades, which ...
TORONTO (CP) _ While Canadian suppliers may suffer from General Motors' move to cut 1,200 jobs at an Ontario truck plant, U.S. companies are likely to take a bigger hit because they provide many parts used in assembling pickup trucks, analysts said Friday. ``It would be on the auto parts side of the equation ...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) _ A U.S. tire importer said Thursday it will recall 255,000 Chinese-made tires it claims were defective because they lack a safety feature that prevents tread separation. The recall involves half the number of tires that the importer, Foreign Tire Sales Inc., had identified in June as possibly posing a risk. The models ...
Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR, Pontiac G5 and Solstice, and Saturn Sky feature new accessory ...
BEIJING (AP) _ Chinese government inspectors have concluded tires made by a Chinese company that is the subject of a huge U.S. recall meet official U.S. safety standards, news reports said Wednesday. Officials issued the decision after inspecting the Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. and testing three tires at a government laboratory, China Daily, the Oriental ...
TOKYO (AP) _ For the first time ever, Toyota sold more vehicles globally in a quarter than General Motors, preliminary January-March figures show, the clearest sign yet that the Japanese company is on track to overtake its U.S. rival as the world's top automaker. Toyota Motor Corp.'s success is fuelled ...
TORONTO (CP) _ Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX:XSR), the operator of satellite radio provider XM Canada, has reduced its second quarter losses to $27.1 million on improved revenue as its subscriber base expands, the company reported Monday. Losses for the quarter ended Feb 28 were equal to 57 cents ...
DETROIT (AP) _ Coming soon to a minivan near you: Satellite television. DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group on Thursday announced limited satellite TV service for its 2008 Dodge and Chrysler minivans and several other models, continuing its plan to turn the family cruiser into a living room on wheels. The company, ...
XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. on Wednesday announced a seven-year extension to an agreement with Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. for factory installation of XM satellite radios in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The agreement extends an existing deal from 2010 to 2017, and follows a similar extension for XM with ...
Lexus, known for building elegant and capable luxury sedans, is moving into the high-speed sports car market with the new IS-F that was unveiled Monday. The car, powered by a 400-horsepower, five-litre V-8, is based on the company's IS sedan's underpinnings. It was designed outside the normal methodic Lexus process ...
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. continues to aim for one million subscribers by 2010 after ``what can only be described as an incredible year'' since it launched the XM Canada service, CEO and majority stockholder John Bitove said Thursday. CSR shares, after a long slide, perked up on the news ...
10 auto accessories that you can't be withoutCar Cover.  This is one of the most popular auto accessories, especially for those who do not own a garage or carport.  A car cover can protect an automobile from inclement weather and even from the occasional flyover of a bird.  However, when ...
PhotoBlocker Spray - Makes Your Car Invisible To Traffic Cameras PhotoBlocker Spray Helps Drivers Avoid Costly Traffic Tickets! Red light and speed cameras are ticketing drivers 24/7/365. PhotoBlocker Spray helps drivers avoid getting costly tickets. A proven defense. No one likes to get unjust traffic tickets. Red ...
Delphi Corp.  filed a report showing that the auto-parts maker's monthly losses grew in September to US$673 million from $508 million in August. The Troy, Mich.-based company is working to cut costs as it tries to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It reported $1.37 billion in revenue for the ...
Japanese tire maker Bridgestone Corp. reported a 69 per cent drop in profits for the first three quarters Wednesday, blaming expenses from the surging cost of rubber and other raw materials as well as the closures of two plants in the U.S. Profit at Bridgestone for the nine months ended ...
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which has previously refused to release details about its contract offers to striking workers, said on Tuesday that its latest proposal would not cut wages as union workers have claimed and would close only one plant. Jim Allen, Goodyear's director of global labour relations, said ...
Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. said Tuesday it will increase machinery and engine prices in January, citing a global upswing in construction, mining and energy exploration that continues to fuel demand for its products. Caterpillar shares rose $2.41 _ or nearly 3.6 per cent _ to close the day at ...
Keyless RemoteBy: Michael Bailey Since the introduction of the car there have been the infamous car keys. More than anything, car keys are annoying for many reasons. If you’re even thinking about buying a vehicle, you should consider making sure that it comes with a keyless remote. These are ...
License Plate TagsBy: Michael Bailey Many people find something that they enjoy collecting. For some it’s stamps or for others it’s about rare or unusual coins. License tags have become a favorite item that is collected by hobbyists. Collectors of license tags collect antique tags, specialty tags, as well ...
License Plate FrameBy: Michael Bailey If you want a unique way to express yourself consider choosing a license plate frame for your vehicle. You might not realize though all of the different options of color and style that you have when placing a license plate frame on your car, ...
Honda Power GeneratorBy: Michael Bailey If you are considering buying a generator, make sure that you take the time to consider buying a Honda power generator. The Honda power generator has superior quality over most other brands and it runs extremely quietly. Many people may not think that spending ...
Factory Car StereoBy: Aron Russell One of the most important features of any vehicle is the stereo system. Well, that’s true if you’re a teenager or an adult who loves their tunes. Factory car stereo features in newer model vehicles include CD changers, MP3 players, DVD players, LCD displays ...
Truck BatteriesBy: Aron Russell Truck batteries are a type of lead-acid battery which powers not only trucks but most automotive machinery such as cars, wheelchairs, tractors, and motorcycles. These type batteries are shaped like a rectangle and have sulfuric acid in them which if exposed to the skin burns ...
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