When it comes to EVs, Toyota and Nissan have been slow to join the party. But the two manufacturers plan to rapidly expand their offerings over the next several years. Between them, they’ve announced a combined nine new all-electric models due to reach showrooms in the next few years. Unfortunately for American motorists, most or all of those new EVs won’t be coming to the States. Headlight.News has more on the new Toyota and Nissan EVs.
Analysts predicted new vehicle sales results for November would be strong and now that the numbers are in, they were right. Some companies even enjoyed record-setting tallies for the 11th month of 2023. Check out the results at Headlight.News.
With EV sales growth slowing down, General Motors “is currently assessing” its massive investment in battery-electric vehicles. And, while it remains committed to CEO Mary Barra’s “path to an all-electric future,” it will shift more emphasis to the hybrids and plug-ins it was planning to abandon. And other automakers, including Ford and Stellantis, are likewise shifting direction. If anything, this validates Toyota’s strategy calling for a mix of EVs, hybrids and PHEVs, reports Headlight.News.
Can Toyota continue to dominate the midsize pickup market? That was the key question in mind as I set out for a first drive of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma. The midsize truck certainly looks good on paper, with eight trim package, four powertrains – including a first-ever hybrid – and a seemingly endless list of body, bed and technology options. How did it stand up, both on-road and off? Check out this review on Headlight.News.
Who says the sedan is dead? Certainly not Toyota. The automaker is launching a ninth-generation Camry at this year’s LA Auto Show and the sedan has a lot going for it, starting with updated styling. But what could be the real game-changer is the move to an all-hybrid powertrain lineup and available all-wheel drive. Headlight.News checks out the 2025 Toyota Camry.
Toyota is launching a second version of its new Crown model and the SUV is part of what is likely to become a growing sub-brand. The 2025 Toyota Crown Signia made its media debut Tuesday night ahead of its first public showing at the LA Auto Show. Headlight.News has a closer look.
The 150,000 UAW members at Detroit’s Big Three aren’t the only ones benefitting from their new contracts with General Motors, Ford and Stellantis. Three foreign-owned manufacturers have announced similar wage hikes for their own U.S. workers — hoping to keep them non-union. Find out more at Headlight.News.
Auto show season is kicking into gear again and all eyes will turn to Los Angeles next week. Among the big debuts scheduled for the 2023 LA Auto Show next week, Lucid confirmed it will launch its first SUV, dubbed Gravity, while Subaru is teasing “an all-new, fully redesigned vehicle.” Toyota is revealing the Crown SUV and there’ll be debuts from Hyundai, Acura, Kia and more. Headlight.News offers a preview of all the debuts in store.
Toyota set out to redefine what a sedan is with the launch of the Crown model last year. Now, it wants to do it again with the Crown crossover that it’s confirmed will make its debut at the LA Auto Show on Nov. 14. Headlight.News has an advanced look.
When UAW President Shawn Fain said the union was looking not only to win back what the union lost nearly two decades ago and to get more, but also to revive the labor movement in the country, he didn’t know how quickly that would come to his own industry, reports Headlight.News.
Headlight.News brings you the best automaker concepts and news from the 2023 Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas.
While Ford, General Motors and other makers are scaling back on their EV and battery production plans, Toyota revealed Tuesday it’s doing just the opposite by investing an additional $8 billion into its Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina facility. Get the details at Headlight.News.