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Japanese auto manufacturers pioneer new lubes specs.

The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) has proposed a new viscosity grade engine oil specification for the Japanese market which is pioneering lower viscosity grade engine oils.

Tags: ILSAC, Japan, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Toyota

7th July, 2017        

Auto industry pushes electric agenda

OEMS are investing heavily in EVs with Volvo planning to go all-electric, Toyota splitting from Tesla to speed development and SAIC-GM investing billions.

Tags: China, electric vehicles, General Motors, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Tesla, Toyota, Volvo

6th July, 2017        

View From The Bridge - May 2017

The global legislative drive to reduce the burn of fossil fuels and enhance air quality is setting challenges for the lubricants industry as OEMs are forced to seek alternative power sources for vehicles and other modes of transport. How the industry responds will be critical over the next few years.

Tags: automotive industry, Environment, Europe, Lubricants, Russia, Toyota, View from the Bridge, Volkswagen

8th May, 2017        

Toyota EV U-turn as VW launches China electric model

Japanese manufacturer accepts China pressure on EV development as VW announces new all-electric model.

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

6th May, 2017        

Auto giants move closer in business alliances

Nissan becomes Mitsubishi's largest shareholder while Suzuki and Toyota explore business partnership

Tags: Japan, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Renault, Toyota

30th October, 2016        

Focus in China remains on green cars

NEV sales grow as automakers continue to expand their hybrid ranges

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, hybrids, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

30th May, 2016        

Automakers will pay the price for missing 2020 Euro emission targets

A Frost & Sullivan highlights the cost benefits of hitting the tough Euro emissions targets after analysing nine OEMs for potential compliance.

Tags: BMW, CO2 emissions, Daimler, Europe, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Renault, Toyota

4th April, 2016        

Japanese car sales post modest growth

After years of slowing sales Japanese automakers are gaining ground in China

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, Japan, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

29th February, 2016        

VW could lose trust in China in race against Toyota

Reputational damage may slow VW in its global sales race against Toyota

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, CO2 emissions, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

31st October, 2015        

Automakers assess damage after Tianjin blast

A gigantic chemical blast disrupts operations in northeast China

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Toyota

23rd August, 2015        

Toyota evaluates SiC tech to improve electric powertrains.

Toyota will evaluate the performance of new power semi-conductors that use a silicon carbide (SiC) material, fitted to a Camry hybrid saloon prototype and a hydrogen fuel cell-powered bus.

Tags: automotive industry, electric vehicles, Japan, Lubes tech, Toyota

9th February, 2015        

Toyota's future in China mixed

Despite ambitious expansion plans, Toyota dealers are looking worried as vehicles remain unsold.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Toyota

20th January, 2015        

Automakers under pressure in anti-trust probe

Foreign carmakers are coming under fire for their Chinese pricing strategies

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, Japan, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

20th August, 2014        

Local is where it's at for digital ads

Searches are more productive if they're customised with local information according to the latest Google research.

Tags: Google, Internet marketing, Mobile technology, Toyota

5th June, 2014        

Carmakers eye up EV market in China

Foreign and domestic companies are ramping up investment in EVs after government drives

Tags: BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Toyota

21st May, 2014        

Hydrogen cell powers Toyota cars and buildings

Toyota is using its soon-to-be launched hydrogen fuel cell technology to power its US HQ.

Tags: automotive industry, bio fuels, N America, OEM Equipment, Toyota

13th May, 2014        

Recalls hit Toyota for six (million)

Toyota has issued global recall notices for millions of vehicles because of a number of safety issues.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, OEM Equipment, Toyota

13th May, 2014        

Beijing auto show a hit

118 new models were exhibited at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, Chrysler, General Motors, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

28th April, 2014        

More recalls for Toyota and GM models

Toyota, Lexus and GM announce recalls for electrical problems

Tags: automotive industry, GM, Mazda, N America, OEM and automotive, Toyota

3rd March, 2014        

Chinese auto industry strong in 2013, but not without its challenges

Car sales growth fell below projections in January, with domestic manufacturers’ market share slipping

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, General Motors, hydraulics, OEM Equipment, Toyota

20th February, 2014        

Toyota Prius recall

Toyota is recalling Prius sedans manufactured since March 2009.

Tags: Europe, hybrids, OEM Equipment, Toyota

12th February, 2014        

Same weight, more power but better vehicle economy

An EPA report shows that vehicle fuel economy is rising even though vehicles aren't getting any lighter.

Tags: Holly, Lubes tech, Mazda, N America, Toyota

8th February, 2014        

Auto sales strong in China for 2013

Car sales in China top 22m units last year, foreign brands driving growth

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, GM, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

13th January, 2014        

Sales of light vehicles jump 16% in November

China's car market continues to grow, helped by recovery of Japanese brands

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, GM, Great Wall, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

15th December, 2013        

Toyota's China car sales stage dramatic recovery

Chinese sales by the Japanese carmaker are rising again after diplomatic disputes affected commerce.

Tags: Asia, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Toyota

9th December, 2013        

Japanese Manufacturers are turning to turbo

Toyota is one of several automotive manufacturers who are turning to next generation turbo/petrol engines

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, OEM Equipment, Toyota

6th December, 2013        

New regulations could make China's small automakers disappear

China's government implements new vehicle regulations which could spell doom for small vehicle makers

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, GM, OEM Equipment, Shell, Toyota

13th October, 2013        

Gesture recognition is within sight

Car manufacturers are already devising gesture recognition for managing complex vehicle functions.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, Toyota, Volvo

10th October, 2013        

Auto brands battle for China dominance

GM, Toyota, BMW and VW amongst the leaders fighting for share of Chinese market

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, Europe, GM, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

28th July, 2013        

Chinese automakers are catching up

Domestic car vehicle brands are gradually starting to make inroads into foreign brand's share of China market

Tags: China, innovation, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

22nd March, 2013        

Japanese carmakers return to normal output in China

Major car manufacturers see production levels improve after being hit by protests.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Japan, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Toyota

23rd January, 2013        

Japanese car sales may be over the worst after sales languish

Japanese car sales are forecast to rally in China as cross-border tensions ease.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Forecasts, Toyota

24th December, 2012        

China's light vehicle sales pick up in Ocotber

Increased sales leave overseas competitors in the wake of domestic producers.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Toyota

21st November, 2012        

Tough times ahead for Chinese automakers

Nation's car manufacturers face internal and overseas challenges.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Toyota, Volkswagen

21st November, 2012        

Mitsubishi and Guangzhou Auto form JV

SUV joint venture announced despite tensions over Japanese producers

Tags: Asia, China, Holly, Japan, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Toyota

25th October, 2012        

Competitor sales rise as Japanese auto sales plummet in China

Demonstrations and national tension has caused problems for Japanese car makers in China as their competitors take advantage.

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, Japan, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Toyota

19th October, 2012        

BMW recalls on oil defect;Toyota on window issue

BMW stops deliveries of 2013 modes in M5 and M6 performance range after an oil pump issue. Toyota to recall millions of cars globally for window switch problem

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe, North America, Toyota

9th October, 2012        

Shell is only oil producer in brand list

The annual Interbrand top 100, sees Shell as the only oil brand in the list, with Toyota top of the automakers.

Tags: And finally, Shell, Toyota

9th October, 2012        

Japanese automakers suffer in China

Anti-Japanese protests damage production at major car plants across China.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Japan, Mazda, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Toyota

24th September, 2012        

Toyota reaches bi-centennial milestone

Toyota has built its 200 millionth vehicle according to TMC.

Tags: automotive industry, innovation, Japan, Toyota

15th August, 2012        

Toyota and BMW tie green knots tighter

The two car manufacturers extend their collaborative to include fuel cell development and sports car design.

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, CO2 emissions, innovation, Toyota

10th July, 2012        

China to limit foreign investment in auto sector

Overseas car makers are set to have their ambitions trimmed when it comes to investing in China's auto industry.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, GM, OEM and automotive, Toyota, Volkswagen

23rd January, 2012        

Overseas car makers' sales blossom in China

Audi and Toyota have both announced strong sales so far in 011.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, China, Europe, OEM and automotive, Toyota

14th November, 2011        

Increased Euro costs of efficient cars unfounded

A new report shows new European cars are more economical and cheaper to buy.

Tags: automotive industry, Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe, Fiat, Toyota, Volvo

27th October, 2011        

View from the Bridge - China (Nov 2011)

The Chinese economy continues to grow, although tough decisions may be required in the manufacturing sector. VW is set to be come the top global automaker.

Tags: automotive industry, China, GM, Toyota, View from the Bridge, Volkswagen

25th October, 2011        

Regulators blame Toyota for defective parts

China's regulators have blamed TMC for defective Corolla parts

Tags: automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, Toyota

22nd September, 2011        

Good and bad news for Toyota

First European-made hybrid rolls off Toyota line, but there are more recalls.

Tags: automotive industry, Corporate News, Toyota

1st July, 2010        

Toyota and Kia have profitable years

Automakers Toyota and Kia both announced positive numbers despite Toyota's recall woes and global recession.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, Corporate News, Toyota

12th May, 2010        

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