It might be a bit back-lit, but this is the first image for Toyota’s putative rival for the Nissan Qashqai, likely to be called Auris Cross.Looking mo(...)

Gold leaf paint: a ridiculous no-no

Neil BriscoeWe’ve all splashed out just a bit too much at one time or another. Did your TV really need gesture control, and have you ever actually us(...)

 Akio Toyoda (left), president of Toyota and chairman of Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association speaks with reporters after a news conference on prospects of domestic demand of automobiles in Tokyo. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Toyota will pay a record $1.2 billion to resolve a criminal investigation into safety issues, in a deal that could serve as a template for how (...)

Build quality: robots weld cars at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland. Photograph: James Sebright/Getty

We were all somewhat stunned when, back in 2009, rumours started to swirl that Toyota was going to be subject to a major recall of vehicles in the US.(...)

The latest vending machines on the streets of Tokyo use facial-recognition technology to tailor soft drinks based on age and gender

Hollywood directors sometimes connote the future by putting a talking machine in their movies. Tokyo has gone one better. The latest vending ma(...)

Toyota President Akio Toyoda announced the car firm more than doubled its fourth quarter net profit. Photograph: Reuters

Toyota refuses to be tempted away from its low-risk growth strategy, even as the world’s bestselling carmaker met its mid-term profit goals in(...)