The Toyota Prius was launched in Japan in 1997 and has been on sale in Singapore since 2000. Although the petrol-electric car is no longer a novelty, it is still relatively uncommon.
SOROCABA , Brazil (AFP) - Japan's Toyota, the world's biggest carmaker, on Thursday inaugurated a US$600 million (US$746 million) plant in the south-eastern state of Sao Paulo, its third in Brazil, with the aim of producing 70,000 cars a year initially.
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan (REUTERS) - The strong yen in Japan is causing Toyota Motor Corp to consider moving some production to North America from Japan, said Mr Jim Lentz, sales chief executive of Toyota Motor Corp's United States (US) unit.
SHANGHAI (AFP) - US auto giant General Motors said on Monday that its sales in China surged to a record 199,503 vehicles in July, defying a market slowdown and moves by a major Chinese city to limit car numbers.
Berlin - Mr Manfred Wilke loves nothing more than speeding down the German Autobahn in his 911 coupe.
You have heard of hands-free dialling, but what about hands-free parking? That is right - cars that do away with the hassle of figuring out the correct angle and number of turns to get into a parking space.
As a first-timer on a defensive driving course, I did not quite know what to expect of the BMW Driving Experience.
CHICAGO (AFP) - Mazda said on Friday it will recall 217,500 vehicles in the United States (US) due to a problem with unintended acceleration that led to the recall of nearly 485,000 Ford vehicles.
NEW YORK (AFP) - Ford Motor Company recalled nearly 485,000 Escape sport utility vehicles on Thursday due to a problem with unintended acceleration.
TOKYO (AFP) - Toyota Motor has returned to the top of the global carmakers' league, Japanese media reported on Thursday, after the firm said it had sold almost five million vehicles in the first half of the year.