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Saturday, February 27, 2021



Explained: Why a global chipset shortage is choking top carmakers

February 15, 2021 9:18 pm

At the moment, all top carmakers from Toyota to Volkswagen, Daimler and GM are reeling from this global shortage of semiconductors.

Toyota beats Volkswagen to become world's no. 1 car seller in 2020

January 28, 2021 5:53 pm

Toyota said on Thursday its group-wide global sales fell 11.3% to 9.528 million vehicles in 2020. That compared with a 15.2 percent drop at Volkswagen to 9.305 million vehicles.

Car crashes in world’s oldest nation spur changes by automakers

January 19, 2021 9:56 am

Last year, Toyota upgraded its Safety Sense offering. The technology is designed to prevent or mitigate frontal collisions as well as keep drivers within their lane.

Lockout at Toyota Kirloskar Motor plant withdrawn

January 13, 2021 3:47 am

The workers protest at the factory began on November 10 over a November 9 order reducing the takt time — the time taken to complete a process at the plant from 180 seconds to 150 seconds — and the suspension of a union member, according to the TKMEU.

Toyota Kirloskar VC meets BSY to resolve strike

December 09, 2020 12:37 am

The CM has directed chief secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar to hold meetings with executives of the company and the union through the Labour Department to resolve the strike.

Karnataka: ‘Toyota Bidadi unit strike may spread to other industries’

December 03, 2020 8:18 am

The two car manufacturing plants at the TKM’S Bidadi unit had gone into an initial lockdown on November 10 after the union called a strike over suspension of an employee due to “breach of discipline and unacceptable behaviour within the factory premises”.

Toyota Kirloskar logs 2.4% rise in November sales

December 01, 2020 3:51 pm

The Japanese automaker had sold 8,312 units in the domestic market in November 2019.

Toyota Urban Cruiser launched in India: Price starts from Rs 8.4 lakh

September 23, 2020 4:55 pm

The Urban Cruiser is the second model to be launched in India under the global Toyota-Suzuki alliance after the premium hatchback, Glanza. It is the cross-badged version of Maruti Suzuki's compact SUV Vitara Brezza.

Toyota halts India expansion, blaming ‘we don’t want you’ taxes

September 15, 2020 11:19 am

The government keeps taxes on cars and motorbikes so high that companies find it hard to build scale, said Shekar Viswanathan, vice chairman of Toyota’s local unit, Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sales dip 48% to 5,555 units in August

September 01, 2020 6:05 pm

"We began August with a lot of apprehensions due to the skewed rise in COVID positive cases in the Karnataka state and throughout the country. It had a resultant impact on both the demand and supply scenarios," Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Senior Vice President Sales & Service Naveen Soni said in a statement.