Published on December 9, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The 4Runner is closely related to the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado which is made in China by the FAW-Toyota joint venture. That likely means, in Chinese joint-venture-logic, that the 4Runner will be made by the Guangzhou Toyota joint-venture.
Published on December 4, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Toyota China announced that November sales in China were up 40.7% to 89.800 cars compared with the same period last year. The number includes sales of imported cars and sales of Toyota’s two local joint ventures; FAW-Toyota and Guangzhou-Toyota. The rise in November marks the third month of consecutive sales growth for Toyota in China.
Published on November 21, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Toyota Yaris L has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 69.800 yuan and ends at 108.800 yuan. The L is added to differentiate the new car from the outgoing Yaris hatchback. The Yaris L is a much larger vehicle than the Yaris, and Toyota hopes for larger sales as well. The outgoing Yaris never was a great success because Chinese car buyers considered it too small for the money.
Published on November 8, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Toyota has applied for patent for the China car market on the 2014 Toyota Highlander SUV. Production in China will start sometime late next year, with a debut scheduled for the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show. The China-made variant of the 2014 Toyota Highlander will be powered by 2.7 and 3.6 liter petrol engines.
Published on September 30, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Spy shots showing the new Toyota Yaris all-naked in China. The new Toyota Yaris debuted in April on the Shanghai Auto Show, it will be launched on the China car market in late November. The new Yaris will be called ‘Yaris L’ in China, indicating that the current Yaris will continue as a budget model.
Published on August 16, 2013 by Joey Wang
Today in China Car Girls an incredibly beautiful Chinese babe getting all sweet with a big black Toyota Highlander SUV. The girl is wearing black shoes, blue pants, and a green tank top because green = good and that field is green, as well. Click on the Pics for Bigs™. Not very NSFW.
Published on June 5, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The very first spy shots of the production version of the new Toyota Yaris. The new Yaris debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show in April, alongside the new Toyota Vios. The Yaris and Vios will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of this year.
Published on April 22, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Earlier on we reported about the launch of Ranz, a new sub-brand of the FAW-Toyota joint venture aimed at making cheap electric cars. But there was more. Toyota launched yet another sub-brand for making cheap electric cars, this time under the Guangzhou-Toyota joint venture. The brand is yet nameless, its name will only be announced on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November. But the brand has a logo and a concept car; this yellow monstrosity previewing a mid-size sporty EV SUV.
Published on April 5, 2013 by Joey Wang
Toyota Motor Corp and its joint ventures in China sold 75,900 vehicles in the country in March, down 11.7 percent from a year earlier. Toyota sold 184,700 vehicles in China in January-March, down 12.7 percent from the same period a year earlier.
Published on March 5, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Sales in China of Japan’s largest automaker, Toyota Motor Corp, slumped 45.7 percent year-on-year to 36,300 vehicles in February.
After a recovery in January, Toyota suffered another drop in the Chinese market in February, which ranks second only to the company’s sales drop of 48.9 percent in September 2012.