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Toyota gets its e-game on with GR Supra GT Cup Asia-Philippines

NOWADAYS when most sporting (and motorsports) events have been shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is leveraging the power of the digital medium to capture the familiar waku-doki (heart-pumping excitement) — particularly of its grassroots-level event Vios Racing Festival (VRF) — with the Philippine staging of the GR Supra Cup Asia.

Here Wigo: Toyota PHL unboxes refreshed version of entry-level hatch

TOYOTA MOTOR Philippines Corp. (TMP) has completed its first digital launch in this new normal as it unveiled the refreshed version of the country’s best-selling entry-level hatchback, the Toyota Wigo. The Wigo first appeared in the market back in 2014, and quickly caught on. Last year, it cornered 69% of segment sales. TMP Executive Vice-President for Marketing Kei Mizuguchi revealed that 83,000 units of the Wigo have been sold since its debut.

Toyota anticipates heightened demand for used cars

TOYOTA MOTOR Philippines Corp. (TMP) acknowledges the transportation challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that these have “convinced a number of commuters to seek personal modes of transport.” But these times are challenging ones financially as well, so customers are looking for affordable deals on brand-new cars, while others are expected to opt for used cars.

Mist calls

THE MUCH-ABUSED term “new normal” covers all manner of adjustments and changes to our previous lifestyle that now seems so distant. Far from being a catchy, well, catchall, “new normal” is also used to describe protocols that are, quite simply, unprecedented for any generation living through these strange times.

Toyota opens online showroom

TOYOTA Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) has introduced an online showroom displaying information about vehicles for sale as consumers remain at home during the pandemic, ahead of the company’s first digital car model launch.

Toyota resumes production, reopens 66 dealer outlets

TOYOTA Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) announced on Friday that it has resumed the operations of its manufacturing plant in Santa Rosa City, Laguna and reopened most of its dealer outlets nationwide.

Toyota Motor boosts maintenance services

TOYOTA Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) is prioritizing maintenance services while it awaits the recovery of new vehicle demand after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

Toyota resumes in 19 outlets

Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) dealer networks have restarted operations for 19 outlets in areas under general community quarantine, changing showroom layouts to ensure physical distancing measures.

Toyota suspends operations

TOYOTA Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP), the largest automotive company in the country, has suspended its operations amid the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.

TMP ‘not confident’ of meeting 2019 sales target despite end-Sept. climb

CAR SALES of Toyota Motors Philippines Corp. (TMP) went up as of September, but the company is not confident it will achieve its annual sales target of 165,000 units.

Toyota launches hybrid Corolla Altis in Philippines

TOYOTA Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) on Monday launched the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis, including the first hybrid electric variant introduced to the Philippine market.

Toyota replaces airbag computers in some Rush units

TOYOTA Motor Philippines is launching a “special service campaign” to replace the curtain shield airbag computer on some Toyota Rush units.

New Toyota Avanza unveiled in PHL

TOYOTA Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) has recently introduced its New Toyota Avanza, now commercially available across its 69 dealerships nationwide.

Toyota PHL targets 5% sales growth for this year

TOYOTA Motor Philippines (TMP) Corp. expects vehicle sales to bounce back this year as it targets a 5% growth after an industry-wide slump in 2018.

TMP aims to increase local content of Vios

TOYOTA Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) is aiming to boost to 40% the local content of its car model enrolled under the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) program next year.

Auto industry seen to post 1st annual drop in 7 years

VEHICLE sales are expected to drop by 10-15% for the full year, as demand continues to be dampened by higher excise taxes, soaring inflation, and rising fuel prices.

Toyota Rush 1.5 G A/T: When is an SUV also an...

THE Toyota Innova having turned better appointed and correspondingly pricey meant Toyota Motor Philippines’ lineup could use a less expensive, smaller, seven-seat model. And this is exactly the slot now filled by the Toyota Rush which, unlike the Toyota Avanza (actually, the Rush is the new version of the Avanza), is ideally suited to be used by families rather than by businesses. Going by looks, too, it’s obvious the Rush aspires for SUV status while the Avanza is decidedly more taxicab-appropriate.

Toyota to target tripling China production over next decade

Toyota Motor Corp. is aiming to triple car production in China by as soon as 2030 in a renewed push to make up lost...

Duterte promises protection and level-playing field for businessmen

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday, Aug. 1, promised to protect businesses and improve the environment in which they “can...

Ty’s GT Capital to invest up to $200 million in Japan’s...

GT Capital Holdings, Inc. is making its first offshore investment, as it buys up to ¥22.2 billion (around $200 million or P10.7 billion) worth of shares in Japanese auto giant Toyota Motor Corp.

GT Capital to invest around $200 million in Japan’s Toyota

GT Capital Holdings, Inc. is investing 22.2 billion Japanese yen, or around $200 million, in Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota Motor Corp., noting that it...

Millennials, Toyota wants you to buy its internet-ready Corolla

In the Corolla, Toyota Motor Corp. has the best-selling car of all time. The problem is the people who bought the model when it...

Toyota to invest $1 billion in Grab

SINGAPORE — Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to invest $1 billion in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab as a lead investor in the company’s ongoing financing round, which was launched after it bought the regional business of Uber Technologies, Inc.

Noting the turning points

Despite the changing preferences and attitudes of Filipino car buyers, the Philippines' automotive industry remains as one of the fastest-growing market in Southeast Asia....

Dashboard (07/12/17)

Toyota tech school produces 200 graduatesTOYOTA Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech) announced it held its 4th commencement exercises for the largest batch...

Car program hopes to spur local spare parts sector

by Roy Stephen C. Canivel The Philippines’ car industry remains in a sweet spot. Apart from sales rising yearly, the sector also recently received government support...