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Monday, 22 November 2021 07:51

2022 Toyota C-HR

The Toyota C-HR will get many improvements for the 2022 model year. In addition to the fact that her debut took place in 2016, she still evokes emotions and draws attention to herself.
Of course, the car also has its drawbacks, but it’s still an incredibly cool car that looks even better after a facelift.

The Toyota C-HR will get new multimedia for 2022

Toyota Smart Connect is the latest system offered by the Japanese manufacturer. Compared to its predecessor, it has more power and can be connected to the services available in the cloud.

The car will have independent internet access, and best of all, data transfer will be free for 4 years. We still don't know how much the buyer of the used vehicle will pay, but I doubt it will be cheap.

Inside, there will also be a new voice assistant for better speech recognition. Unfortunately, Android Auto is still wired, while Apple CarPlay is operated wirelessly.

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The new fourth-generation Toyota Tacoma may be the most eagerly anticipated new truck arriving in the next few years. A lot of people love the Tacoma — sales have always been strong, and the midsize truck is more popular now than ever. Tacoma build quality is formidable, and resale values have remained absurd.

But nearly everyone who loves the Tacoma wants something more from it, whether that's better performance to challenge rivals like the Colorado ZR2 and Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, a more spacious and family-friendly cabin or better fuel economy. Toyota, then, is under an awful lot of pressure to make sure the next-gen Tacoma has more of what buyers want — without compromising on the things that made the Taco so great today.

Here's what we know right now about what the fourth-generation Tacoma will look like.

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Friday, 05 November 2021 07:55

Toyota Aygo X in the first pictures

Unlike some other brands, Toyota is not giving up on A-segment cars, so a new generation of the smallest model in their European range has been prepared.

So this is the new Aygo which now has the sloxo X in its name, which is thanks to the fact that the design of this car is partly inspired by the look of the crossover. It should be reminded that Toyota announced earlier this year with the Aygo X Prologue concept what this production model will look like.

The Aygo X was developed in Europe for European customers, and production will take place on our continent (at Toyota's factory in the Czech Republic).

The car is based on the modular platform TNGA-B, offers a more spacious and modern interior, while the drive will be taken care of by a small petrol engine.

Sales of the Toyota Aygo X will start early next year, with more details yet to follow.

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Tuesday, 02 November 2021 06:32

2022 Toyota Tundra Review: Better Where It Counts

 
 

The verdict: Redesigned at long last, the 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup truck prioritizes improvements for the many over novelties for the few. The lack of the latter may limit its ceiling for success, but core half-ton shoppers should find plenty to like.

Versus the competition: The new Tundra doesn’t offer the sky-high payload or towing packages, advanced driver-assist tech or sumptuous interiors you’ll find in certain other trucks. But it does spread plentiful features and excellent powertrains across all trim levels.

Fully redesigned for the first time in 16 model years, the 2022 Tundra comes in two cabs, three bed lengths, two powertrains and rear- or four-wheel drive. Trim levels and suspensions number a half-dozen each. At Toyota’s press preview in San Antonio, I spent a jam-packed day evaluating six Tundra configurations.

I’ll refer often to specific configurations, so here’s a cheat sheet up front:

  • Trim levels: In ascending order, trims are the SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition and TRD Pro. 
  • Cabs and beds: The Tundra’s extended cab, called Double Cab, has four forward-hinged doors and 6.5- or 8.1-foot beds. The crew cab, called CrewMax, comes with 5.5- or 6.5-foot beds, the latter a first for the CrewMax. A regular (single) cab remains unavailable, as no Tundra has offered it since 2017.
  • Drivetrains: Gas-only or hybrid V-6 powertrains, both turbocharged, pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission and rear- or four-wheel drive. The hybrid comes only on the CrewMax.
  • Suspensions: Passive shock absorbers with coil springs all around are standard. Rear air springs are optional, as are rear air springs with four-corner adaptive shocks. (You can’t get the adaptive shocks with rear coil springs.) Finally, three packages from Toyota Racing Development — the racier TRD Sport, trail-oriented TRD Off-Road and rock-crawling TRD Pro — build off the passive shocks and coil springs. The TRD Pro is its own trim level, while the TRD Sport and TRD Off-Road are optional packages available on select other trims.

Toyota officials said the gas-only Tundra goes on sale in December, with the hybrid coming in spring 2022.

I seldom dwell on vehicle design, but the Tundra’s hood-engulfing grille deserves discussion — or, more specifically, its framework does. Hung in contrasting color above a black lower bumper on most configurations, the frame looks like a squashed arch that runs into a black abyss. The abyss — sorry, bumper — forms a chin so prominent it seems single-handedly responsible for the 2022 Tundra’s roughly 5 inches of additional length. (Indeed, those gains are all from overhang; the wheelbase for most versions is unchanged.) It’s worth noting that mammoth grilles haven’t stopped recent Toyota models from selling like gangbusters; you can’t say the automaker played it safe.

Engines and Transmissions

Gone is the Tundra’s longstanding 5.7-liter V-8, replaced by a turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6. It’s distinct from the turbocharged V-6 of similar displacement used in Toyota’s Lexus division, officials told me, and it makes 389 horsepower and 479 pounds-feet of torque. The hybrid powertrain, which Toyota markets as i-Force Max, sandwiches an electric motor-generator and clutch into the bell housing between the engine and transmission, with combined output of 437 hp and 583 pounds-feet. The electric motor draws power from a nickel-metal-hydride battery under the rear seat, and officials said both powertrains make their advertised outputs on 87-octane gasoline.

You won’t miss the V-8. The turbocharged V-6 is as potent, pushing the Tundra to highway speeds in scant time, complete with whooshing turbochargers. Accelerator response from a stop is fairly lag-free, and engine rpm builds quickly thereafter. This is as formidable as the Ford F-150’s turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 or the Ram 1500’s 5.7-liter V-8, to name two solid rival powertrains. And Toyota expects 20 mpg in EPA-combined fuel economy for the gas-only rear-drive Tundra. That’s competitive with similarly powered pickups, should the EPA corroborate.

If there’s any weak link, it’s the 10-speed automatic. A first for any Toyota-branded vehicle in the U.S., the 10-speed enables short gears and quick revving, but I detected a couple of clunky upshifts and consistent hesitation to downshift while already in motion. Light throttle brings single-gear kickdown without too much delay, but harder acceleration at highway speeds — shooting a gap in the passing lane to pass slower traffic, for example — incurs delays of 2 seconds or more in the driver-selectable Normal or Sport modes. 

Toyota’s a repeat offender for kickdown lag, and so it goes here. The 3.5-liter feels strongest at mid-to-high rpm, but the 10-speed delays getting there for too long. I’ve clocked half the kickdown time from the Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s excellent 10-speed; Toyota’s unit needs work.

A brief drive in the Tundra hybrid showed more decisiveness from the 10-speed — kickdown comes a little sooner, though it remains slow overall — along with even more power, particularly off the line. Toyota claims the hybrid is capable of electric-only power propulsion at speeds up to 18 mph, but it’s hard to distinguish between electric and engine power. Most of the time they seem to be working together, a characteristic I’ve also observed in Cars.com’s long-term F-150 hybrid.

Ride and Handling

The new Tundra shares underpinnings with the redesigned Land Cruiser, an SUV slated for international markets but not here. That means a fully boxed frame instead of the outgoing Tundra’s rear C-channels, plus rear coil springs in place of leaf springs. Options include air springs in back and adaptive shocks all around, the latter a worthwhile upgrade for body control. 

The air springs and passive shocks grant acceptable unloaded ride quality, with soft impacts but a degree of jittery reverb on par with most other body-on-frame pickups. (Adding payload can often improve how pickups ride, but I didn’t evaluate a Tundra thus outfitted.) The adaptive shocks clean up the jitters appreciably, though not completely, with a driver-selectable Comfort setting that mutes impact harshness further. At that, the Tundra approaches the very good ride quality in the light-duty Silverado and GMC Sierra in no small part because Toyota doesn’t pair the adaptive shocks with massive wheels and comfort-sapping, low-profile tires. Rims top out at a relatively modest 20 inches, with the accompanying tires a high-profile P265/60R20 spec. Most trim levels, including every example I tested, have that setup, though lower trims and select TRD models can come with 18s.

Available in the Tundra SR5, the TRD Sport Package has a sport-tuned version of the passive shocks and coil springs. I sampled one, and it’s not too hardcore — a touch more turbulent but still comfort-tuned, with steering too numb and slow-ratio to deserve much fun-to-drive billing. With 20-inch wheels, body-colored cladding and a half-inch lower ride height, it’s mostly an appearance package.

Off-Road

Available on  several trim levels, the TRD Off-Road Package pairs 20-inch wheels (18s on the SR5) with Bilstein monotube shocks instead of the standard twin-tube dampers. It also gets skid plates, mud guards, a locking rear differential and, if you get one with 4WD, a terrain-selection controller that optimizes various drive settings for the conditions outside. The 4WD TRD Off-Road also gets Toyota’s Crawl Control, a system popularized on the Tacoma mid-size pickup that can manage throttle for a constant, selectable speed. (You can also get the TRD Off-Road without 4WD, where it amounts mostly to an appearance package.)

On a wooded off-road course, a 4WD Limited model with the TRD Off-Road Package and Falken Wildpeak all-terrain tires managed the hilly terrain with little drama. Crawl Control bogged down a few seconds if I dropped an axle into something deep, then applied dogged throttle to get moving again. It did so without palpable wheel slippage at any corner even over some uphill rock facings without the rear locking differential engaged. With the lock engaged, the Tundra crawled off-kilter over half-buried logs with minimal wheel spin.

Want more? The TRD Pro gets 2.5-inch Fox internal-bypass shocks (the Bilsteins are 1.8 inches, by contrast), a 1.1-inch front suspension lift and a 20% stiffer front stabilizer bar. It also gets unique underbody protection for the engine, fuel tank and transfer case. Built off the Tundra Limited, the TRD Pro has 18-inch wheels with 33-inch, P285/65R18 Falken Wildpeaks — the widest of any Tundra tire. Approach and departure angles are 26.2 and 24.2 degrees, respectively, on the TRD Pro, up from 21 and 24 degrees for other trims. Note, however, that those approach angles are shallower and result from the increased overhang mentioned above: In 2021, lower-level Tundras had a 26-degree approach angle, though the departure angle was only 16 or 17, trim depending. Only the 2021 TRD Pro had a generous 31-degree approach angle and 17-degree departure angle.

Towing and Payload Capacities

Towing and payload capacities improve over the outgoing Tundra, but they can’t touch the maximum packages offered elsewhere. Payload maxes out at 1,940 pounds for the 2022 model, up from the outgoing generation’s 1,730 pounds but well short of the Silverado 1500 (2,280 pounds), Ram 1500 (2,300) or F-150 (a bonkers 3,325).

A trend among redesigned pickups is a gaggle of bed innovations ranging from useful to gimmicky. Toyota didn’t throw much at the wall, at least from the factory. The new Tundra features no onboard generator, multifolding tailgate or in-bed trunk, though a purported 51 new or redesigned accessories (plus 64 carryovers) might have a surprise or three. Higher trim levels have a nifty release button tucked into the taillights, which you can elbow to drop the tailgate if your arms are full. (See, there’s something!)

More important is the Tundra’s newly standard, aluminum-reinforced composite bed material, which might save some shoppers the expense of adding a separate bedliner. Toyota says the material resists dents and corrosion better than steel or aluminum; indeed, its gritty, spray-in feel seems moderately durable. Regardless, shoppers with serious hauling needs may want to get a liner atop this, as the material doesn’t extend up the sides.

Maximum towing capacity for the 2022 Tundra increases to 12,000 pounds under SAE International’s J2807 standards. That’s a healthy gain over the prior generation’s 10,200 pounds but short of the Detroit Three competition (12,750 to 14,000 pounds, depending on truck). Available towing aids for 2022 range from rear-facing trailer lights on the optional tow mirrors to Straight Path Assist, a system that can automatically steer the Tundra while backing up to keep your trailer in a straight path; it’s similar to the F-150’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist. I sampled SPA with a short trailer hitched astern, and it mitigates the dreaded jacknife to back up straight, provided you line the trailer up beforehand in the intended direction. Adjusting your heading is possible, but expect a learning curve.

 

The Interior

Toyota did away with the Tundra’s high-shelf dashboard for something with a few graduated layers, plus an 8- or 14-inch touchscreen that juts a little bit above it all. (The outgoing Tundra had a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen, depending on trim.) Both screens use Toyota’s new Audio Multimedia system, a version of which we first saw in the redesigned NX from Toyota’s Lexus division. It’s a straightforward unit with oversized icons, simple menu structures and a purported five times faster processing regardless of screen size. Wireless integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard, and CarPlay works over the entire display — a problem with some of Toyota’s other oversized screens, which confine phone projection to a subset of the screen.

The dashboard controls are intuitive overall, with toggle switches for the air conditioning, an oversized volume knob with the 14-inch touchscreen and mercifully few operations buried in the submenus. Annoyingly, the 8-inch screen swaps the large volume knob for a tiny one that could evade operation with work gloves, and that’s in the trim levels likeliest to end up with contractors. Neither screen offers a tuning knob, and the rickety gear selector is like so many others from Toyota.

Cabin quality is otherwise fine, with soft-touch surfaces in areas your arms and knees touch. No trim level can match the leather-lined extravagance of a top-flight Ram 1500, a pickup so premium we named it our top luxury vehicle in 2020, but materials are class-competitive otherwise. Lower trim levels cheap out a bit, swapping in hard-touch plastics on the console sides and rear doors, but that’s to be expected among full-size trucks. The redesigned console limits knee width a tad more than in the prior generation, but the berth should still be wide enough for larger drivers; ditto for the Tundra’s wide, flat seats. Backseat knee clearance is workable in the Double Cab and generous in the CrewMax, with good headroom and cushion height regardless.

Cabin storage abounds, with console cubbies aplenty and, in most trim levels, storage bins under the pop-up rear seat cushions. Above them, the head restraints tip forward to improve visibility out back, with a camera-based rearview mirror on top trim levels to clear it up further. Still, the Tundra’s chunky B-pillars hamper visibility over your left shoulder regardless of cab style. Most trims offer a blind spot warning system, but no electronics can replace inherently good sight lines.

Safety, Driver-Assist and Other Features

The prior generation’s spotty crash-test scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety don’t carry over to the redesigned 2022 model, but the agency has yet to publish anything more recent. Standard features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, plus lane departure warning with steering assist. Impressively, adaptive cruise control and hands-on lane centering, two features typically optional among half-ton pickup trucks, are standard here.

Pricing and EPA mileage remain unavailable as of this writing, but standard features are impressive. Among them are the aforementioned safety and driver-assist tech, plus the 8-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, three USB ports, one-touch power windows all around, single-zone automatic climate control and keyless access with push-button start. One curious omission is a height-adjustable driver’s seat, missing in the SR and standard SR5 grades. Absent the adjuster, some drivers may find the chair too low.

Power front seats with dual height adjusters are optional, as are dual-zone climate controls, vinyl or leather upholstery with heating and ventilation for both rows, regular or panoramic moonroofs, and a heated steering wheel with power tilt/telescoping adjustments. Optional on the SR5 and standard higher up is the 14-inch touchscreen; other tech extras include 12.3-inch virtual gauges, a 360-degree camera system, a head-up display, wireless phone charging and two more USB ports.

 

Should You Buy a Tundra?

Redesigned pickup trucks often see automakers throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. Styling notwithstanding, Toyota played it a bit safe. The Tundra offers no hands-free steering, a feature soon available on the F-150 and GM’s updated trucks. You don’t get a host of new bed features, nor towing or payload packages that outspec a few competitors. Top trim levels are nice but not groundbreaking, and the bottom end doesn’t reprise a single cab or fleet-grade engine. The Tundra hybrid is a feat, but Ford beat Toyota to the punch on that. And the 10-speed with either powertrain needs grooming.

But the Tundra is a strong choice for the heart of the half-ton market: crew-cab shoppers who want a truck in the $40,000 to $50,000 range. The effort here is clear, with few moon shots but many concrete gains. I’m not sure the one emphasis precluded the other, but there’s only so much investment a redesign can get. For most truck shoppers, I suspect the Tundra got plenty.

(https://www.cars.com/articles/2022-toyota-tundra-review-better-where-it-counts-442119/)

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Thursday, 07 October 2021 08:17

Toyota Corolla Nürburgring Edition

While we patiently wait for Toyota to finally launch the GR Corolla, the popular C-segment model has been given the Nürburgring edition in Thailand.

The reason behind this decision is to "refine" the Corolla Altis, as this model is called locally, since the Toyota Gazoo Racing Team Thailand won in its class at the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring in 2021, for the second time in a row, write Vrele Gume .

The production model launched on the basis of runners has a slightly modified body with accessories on the bumper and a unique radiator grille, similar to that of the Corolla, which triumphed in the Super Production 3 (SP3) class in the endurance race on the cult German track. Toyota has also added more pronounced side sills and a spoiler on the boot lid. There is also the inevitable fake diffuser, integrated into a slightly more aggressive rear bumper.

This model is also visually recognizable by the "Corolla Altis Nürburgring 24" markings on the front wings, with the proverbial lowered suspension after the installation of stiff springs. Toyota says that it has implemented a "gas control box" in this model, which improves the response on the pedal, but unfortunately there is no "gain" in force. This means that the 1.8-liter engine still delivers 140 hp, or 123 in the hybrid version. Regardless of the drivetrain, the transmission is a CVT, which sends power to the front wheels.

The Toyota Corolla Nürburgring Edition is not the only sports derivative on offer in Thailand, as the GR Sport version has been present for some time, with a similar starting price below $ 30,000.

 

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Versus the competition: There are more exciting competitors, better performing ones, some with nicer interiors, those with better ergonomics and ones with better multimedia systems — but the Corolla Cross’ combination of basic safety, value pricing and reputation for reliability will immediately make it a strong contender.

Until now, if you wanted a small SUV and you went to your local Toyota showroom, your choices were twofold: the RAV4 compact, which has grown to nearly mid-size proportions over the years, or the cramped and quirky C-HR, which features neither significant room inside nor optional all-wheel drive. Nothing hit that “sweet spot” between the two, nothing sized “just right” for people on a budget who still wanted the high seating, additional cargo space and all-weather capability of an SUV.

Well, Toyota has rectified that gap in its lineup with this, the new 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross. It uses the Corolla name because it uses a lot of Corolla parts: It sits on the same platform as the compact sedan, uses the same engine and transmission, and shares a lot of common interior bits. And while it’s easy to take shots at the Corolla sedan (its reputation is not one of excitement), that car is known instead as a safe, steady, reliable choice. Owning one won’t light your heart on fire, but it may set your mind at ease knowing that your car is very unlikely to ever let you down, drain your wallet or leave you stranded. Toyota is hoping that this same sentiment will transfer over to this new subcompact SUV — and there’s every reason to think that they’re right.

It’s Certainly Toyota-Shaped

From the outside, it’s not difficult to imagine the new Corolla Cross fitting into the Toyota lineup. The family resemblance is strong, with a front and rear end that look like a three-quarter-scale Highlander right down to the horseshoe grille and separated horizontal taillights. The only distinctive feature might be the more sculpted fenders along the sides, but Toyota’s efforts to make the Corolla Cross more mainstream-appealing than the quirky C-HR are clearly the styling priority. A high point: LED headlights are standard across the range of trim levels, something that’s starting to become more common. Overall, however, the styling previews the experience you’re going to have with a Corolla Cross: It’s safe and anonymous, none too exciting but pleasant enough.

Stepping into the Corolla Cross’ cabin puts you in an immediately familiar environment — the Corolla compact is the bestselling vehicle in the world, with Toyota announcing recently that 50 million of them have been sold over the decades. So the look of the dash, gauges, controls, electronics — all of the bits and pieces of the Corolla Cross — look similar to the successful design of the Corolla. Again, Toyota’s not breaking any new ground with this interior, but it’s not trying to, either — it’s trying to build on the successful formula that’s made the Corolla a global hit. It’s easy to look at, relatively simple to use and uncomplicated in what it provides.

The seats are comfortable front and rear, and there’s sufficient legroom in any position for four people, though five might be tight with three across in the backseat. There’s plenty of headroom for all occupants even with an optional moonroof, and outward visibility is top-notch, with no significant blind spots. It feels like sitting in a new Corolla sedan, only taller, with a more upright seating position and a better view over surrounding traffic. That boost in interior volume is notable, creating something more than simply a Corolla wagon — the cargo space is significantly more usable than a C-HR’s, and every Corolla Cross comes with a standard 60/40-split, folding backseat to boost capacity even more when necessary. Given the popularity of SUVs versus their mainstream sedan counterparts these days, it’s not hard to imagine the Corolla Cross becoming a more popular variant than the sedan or hatchback with the boost to user-friendly passenger and cargo flexibility.

The standard gauges are analog dials with a small digital display, or you can spec a larger digital display in the XLE trim that looks snazzy if a bit busy. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, but you’ll have to plug your phone in — despite the top XLE getting Qi wireless charging, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not available on any trim.

 

Definitely Not Built to Thrill

Toyota’s marketing strategy for the Corolla Cross portrays it as “just right,” with just the right amount of space, comfort, tech and efficiency. It’s hard to argue that point; it does have plenty of all the above. What it doesn’t offer the right amount of is grunt: Using the powertrain from the Corolla sedan, the Corolla Cross comes saddled with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder non-turbocharged engine making a tepid 169 horsepower and 150 pounds-feet of torque. It’s mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission that features an actual 1st gear before the pulleys take over, but it doesn’t help much. The transmission does an admirable job of keeping the engine in its power band, it’s just that there isn’t much power there to be had.

Simply put, acceleration is dog slow. Foot to the floor at a stoplight with just one person in the car elicits more noise than movement, and the Corolla Cross’ performance on the highway on-ramps and steeper hills around Austin, Texas, proved that it truly could use either a turbocharger to wring some more useful low-end torque out of the engine or a larger engine entirely. The Corolla Cross comes with a 1,500-pound tow rating, but I can’t imagine towing anything with this — even the idea of putting five people and luggage in the thing would make me question the safety of its underpowered engine.

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Thankfully, the rest of the Corolla Cross’ dynamic behavior makes up somewhat for that lack of guts. Handling is neutral, the ride is well damped for a vehicle with such a short wheelbase, and body motions are controlled and taut. The brakes are strong, firm and confidence-inspiring, and while there is a bit of road noise depending on pavement conditions, the overall experience is one of a calm and quiet cruiser. How well the Corolla Cross works with a full load of occupants and gear onboard, however, remains to be seen.

Add Price to the List of “Pros”

So the latest crossover from Toyota is nicely sized, handles well, is comfortable and features a good deal of standard safety equipment. It might not be able to get out of its own way if you give it some gas, and we’ve yet to see how a full load of people affects its drivability. It can be accused of being underpowered, but it won’t be accused of being overpriced. The new 2022 Corolla Cross FWD starts at $23,410 (all prices include destination) for an entry-level L trim, climbs to $25,760 for an LE and $27,540 for a top XLE trim. Adding AWD will tack on another $1,300 regardless of trim level. A fully loaded XLE AWD won’t top $30,000, making it quite a nice package given its considerable equipment.

It stacks up well against a number of competitors, too, being larger than a Honda HR-V, Ford EcoSport and Hyundai Kona. A Chevrolet Trailblazer would be an excellent choice to stack up against the Corolla Cross, featuring a choice of turbocharged engines, more engaging handling and a very similar pricing structure. There’s no shortage of small SUVs in the $20,000 range for the Toyota Corolla Cross to go up against, but it would seem that Toyota has done its homework in crafting something that’s likely to steal some sales from all of them.

(cars.com)

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Sunday, 12 September 2021 09:35

Toyota lowered its estimate of annual production

Japanese car giant Toyota Motor has announced that it will produce 300,000 fewer vehicles this year than planned due to downtime in factories in Vietnam and Malaysia related to the expansion of the covid 19 and a shortage of semiconductors.

"(The reason) is a combination of coronavirus and car chips, although at the moment it is primarily coronavirus," said the executive director of the world's largest car manufacturer, Kazunari Kumakura.

Toyota now expects to produce nine million vehicles in the fiscal year ending in March next year. So far, they have predicted that they will produce 9.3 million.

After already reducing production by 360,000 vehicles worldwide this month, the company announced on Friday that it would reduce it by an additional 70,000, and by 330,000 in October.

Unlike other major car companies, Toyota has so far not been forced to cut production as it strengthened its supply chain after the terrible 2011 earthquake, which included the supply of spare parts.

Toyota also has problems relying on parts production in Southeast Asia, which is currently experiencing a sharp rise in the number of covid-infected 19.

 

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