Tough Road Ahead: Three Challenges That Toyota Faces in 2013

It is widely predicted that Toyota will once again become the best-selling automaker in 2012, unless continued tensions between Japan and China affect their sales, which so far, it has. That being said, it’s not all sunshine and lollipops for the Rising Sun automaker, as it faces unique challenges in 2013. Will they be able…

2014 Chevrolet Camaro

One of the oldest adages in all of automobiledom is “race on Sunday, sell on Monday”. Apparently Chevrolet has taken that ball and ran with it, having been the winningest automaker in motorsports in 2012, securing a whooping six manufacturer’s championships in four series (NASCAR National Touring Series, IndyCar, ALMS, and GRAND-AM). Consequently, this has translated into all…

2014 SRT Viper TA

  Not one to rest on their laurels, the Chrysler Group’s SRT (Street and Racing Technology) has unleashed the Viper TA on the world. Now, they say that TA stands for Time Attack, but it really should be Totally Awesome! Limited to just 33 units, this uplevel snake was designed to be driven to track days…

Next BMW Z4 to Be Based on the Scion FR-S

I guess BMW is giving up making sports cars as well…looks like Subaru has to roll up its sleeves and really get to work! While the automotive world is still reeling with BMW getting into bed with the devil itself, we’re just now starting to see the fruition of their long-term partnership. The next-generation Z4…

Stay of Execution: Scion xB Lives For Another Model Year

This past April, there were reports that the now-unloved Scion xB and xD were being sent off to that automotive junkyard in the sky, with no direct replacement for either vehicle. For those that are not familiar with the brand’s lineup, the xD replaced the unloved xA, which was the “entry-level” Scion. The Scion xB…

Guangpi Mitsubishi Announces Aggressive Plans for Expansion in China

Despite Mitsubishi essentially hitting the reset button on their lineup here in the States, they have some very ambitious plans for the world’s largest auto market. That’s right, according the the Guangpi Mitsubishi (their JV partner in China) Board Chairman and General Manager Chen Dazhu, they want to aggressively attack the market and become a…

Toyota Recall: Complete List of Recalls for the Toyota Highlander from 2002-2011

  You know something, I will go on record and freely admit…the Toyota Highlander is one of my favourite vehicles, particularly the first generation. I’ve always liked more conservatively styled vehicles, I guess in an ironic way. Perhaps it’s because it looks a lot like the first-generation Subaru Forester, my all-time favourite wagon/crossover thingy. One could even…

Toyota Starts to Phase Out Older Employees with Retirement Incentives

According to recent reports, Toyota has begun to offer “retirement incentives” to approximately 2,000 of its senior employees throughout the United States. That number represents about 10 percent of its total workforce in the country. Moreover, most of those employees (1,600) are currently employed at the Georgetown, Kentucky plant. That number represents about 25% of…