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April 19, 2016

Quakes Shut Down Toyota, Hino Production

Toyota will shut down most of its production of Toyota, Lexus, and Hino vehicles over the coming week, after a pair of deadly earthquakes rocked Japan and caused parts shortages for the automaker.

February 3, 2016

Toyota Ends Scion Experiment

The automaker announced on Wednesday it plans to transition the youth-geared brand back into the Toyota brand, with several model-year 2017 vehicles expected to be rebadged as Toyota beginning in August.

January 12, 2016

2015 New-Vehicle Sales Reaches 17.5 Million Units

New-vehicle sales for 2015 totaled 17.5 million units, with the industry closing out the year with December sales of 1.6 million units, according to Autodata Corp.

December 15, 2015

New-Vehicle Registrations Return to Prerecession Levels

Based on new-vehicle registration data collected by Experian Automotive, industry sales have returned to prerecession levels. Crossover utility vehicles and the state of California have led the way, accounting for 23.9% and 11.8% of all new-vehicle registrations, respectively.

July 1, 2015

CFPB Preparing to Cite Three Captives, American Banker Reports

According to proposed consent orders obtained by American Banker, Honda, Nissan and Toyota’s captive finance companies could soon be on the hook for dealer participation policies.

June 9, 2015

Southeast Toyota Finance Adopts RouteOne Platform

Southeast Toyota Finance, a provider of automotive financing to 176 Toyota dealers in the Southeastern United States, is now available on RouteOne's automotive finance platform.

April 9, 2015

3 Birds Marketing Partners with Toyota

The technology firm has partnered with Toyota to offer its dealers tools to measure, track and improve their online performance and presence.

February 6, 2015

Security Risk

A potential breach and a local news investigation prompted Street Auto Group’s Misty Lerch to make data security a top priority for her Amarillo, Texas-based group.

December 9, 2014

November Sales Pace at 17.20 Million-Unit Annual Rate

November total light vehicle sales increased 4.6% from a year ago to more than 1.3 million units. The industry SAAR was also up significantly from a year ago and the month prior, rising to 17.20 million units.

November 18, 2014

Land Rover, Toyota Earn Top Honors in ALG's Residual Value Awards

Land Rover and Toyota earned top honors during ALG's 15th annual Residual Value Awards, which looks at 26 vehicle segments and forecasts which will retain the highest percentage of MSRP value after three years.