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The Move Is Official: Toyota Heads To Texas

Apr 28 2014 01:15 PM | Toyota News
This morning, we reported on the rumor that Toyota was planning to its North American headquarters from California to Texas. Well this afternoon, the company has made it official. In a statement, Toyota announced that it will be moving from Torrance, California to Plano, Texas. The move will take about three years and affect around 4,000 people. Those 4,000 people include,2,000 from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Headquarters in Torrance, CA1,000 from Toyota Financial Services in Torrance, CA1,000 from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America in Erlanger, KYSome employees of Toyota Motor North America based in New York"With our major North American business affiliates and leaders together in one location for the first...

Rumorpile: From California to Texas, A Toyota Goes

Apr 28 2014 08:20 AM | Toyota News
Toyota is considering moving substantial parts of its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas. Bloomberg has learned from sources from the automaker that certain high-level employees were told of the move on Friday and that the company will make an announcement today. 
“It would be very consequential for Southern California. There might be some brain drain and tumult for employees, though it should be largely seamless to the consumer. This kind of thing can create some disruption of momentum,” said Jack Nerad, executive market analyst for Kelly Blue Book.
Reasons for this move include putting Toyota USA's executives close by their manufacturing plants in San Antonio, Kentuck...

Rumorpile: Next-Gen Tundra Getting The Nissan Titan's Diesel V8?

Feb 13 2014 05:50 PM | Toyota News
Back in August, we reported that Toyota was possibly considering dropping in a diesel for its full-size Tundra pickup.
"The diesel engine is something that is on our evaluation list. Hybrid technology is something that is on our evaluation list. Either one of those alternatives could deliver some pretty good real world fuel economy,"said Rick LoFaso, Toyota's corporate manager for light trucks.
"I think Cummins would bring instant name recognition and obviously they are a leader in diesel engine technology. That is not the first time we would have a tie up with somebody else."
Well it seems Toyota has possibly made a decision and is turning to Cummins for help. Wards Auto reports th...

The Curtain Falls: Toyota Announces The End Of Australian Production In 2017

Feb 10 2014 11:15 AM | William Maley in Toyota News

And then there were none.   Toyota announced today at their Altona plant on the western outskirts of Melbourne that the company would end local production in 2017 and transition into a sales and distribution company. The move will affect 2,50...

Toyota Says Farewell To The FJ Cruiser With The Ultimate Edition

Nov 07 2013 08:45 AM | William Maley in Toyota News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com November 7, 2013   Toyota has announced that the FJ Cruiser will be heading into the sunset after the 2014 model year. But before it does that, Toyota has introduced a special edition of the FJ Cruis...

Rumorpile: Aston Martin CEO Says Toyota iQ Will Be Canned Next Year

Nov 04 2013 11:10 AM | William Maley in Toyota News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com November 4, 2013   While the high price and slow sales led to end of the Aston Martin Cygnet last month, Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez said the decision to end the model is due to Toyota killing t...

Toyota Not Following Everyone Else With Small Turbo Engines, Sticking With Large Displacement Engines

Oct 17 2013 10:05 AM | William Maley in Toyota News

William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com October 17, 2013   The trend with powertrains is to do small-displacement engine with turbochargers to provide the performance of a larger engine with the fuel economy of the small engine. Toyota loo...