The list of semifinalists for the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards has a few surprises: Alfa Romeo is up for two awards, no Detroit Three brand cars made the cut, Tesla decided not to participate and only three trucks qualified.
A test shows that showroom shoppers actually pay attention to cars. Promotional materials and displays are another matter.
The chairman of Toyota Motor Co. met with Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development to discuss the automaker's future in the country and its push for hydrogen fuel-cell infrastructure.
Ray Tanguay, the country's “auto czar” and former head of Toyota Canada, has received the Order of Canada, for outstanding achievement and dedication to the nation. Tanguay helped Toyota expand in Ontario.
Calgary International Airport has apologized for converting parking stalls reserved for those with disabilities to ones used in a Lexus marketing campaign. Lexus did not choose the spots.
Toyota is bringing its Scout GPS Link navigation app to Canada as part of the 2018 Camry sedan. The company said select other Toyota models will eventually offer the technology.
Toyota's decision to push back the start of operations at its scheduled new plant in Mexico to the first half of 2020, from the initial plan of 2019, won't affect plans to end Corolla production in Ontario.
Toyota plans to build a $2 billion U.S. plant in a joint venture with smaller Japanese rival Mazda to assemble Toyota compact cars and Mazda crossovers.
New-vehicle sales in Canada were up five per cent in July, mainly on the backs of General Motors, Honda and Nissan, all of which saw their sales increase by double-digit percentages.
Toyota Canada is recalling about 37,000 vehicles because block heater wiring could short circuit and cause a fire. The heaters were installed at dealerships, not factories.
A coalition of automakers, led by Hyundai, Honda and Toyota, is looking to the Canadian government for help in providing the infrastructure needed to expand the sale of hydrogen vehicles.
The new-generation 2018 Lexus LS arriving in the United States and Canada early next year showcases the brand's latest, greatest automated safety technology. But the brand won't call it self-driving.