The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important? Toyota has to scale back sliding sedans, Jaguar’s in a pickle, Tesla needs money for Chinese push, Volkswagen is betting big again on EVs, and Brexit is bothering BMW and Rolls-Royce. That and more on The Morning Shift on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. 1st Gear: Toyota Slows Production of Best-Selling Car in America Toyota is throttling back one of its three production lines at its Kentucky assembly plant to adjust for slipping sedan sales, Bloomberg reports. The line builds the Toyota Avalon and the best-selling car in the U.S., the Toyota Camry. Here’s more from Bloomberg: “The auto industry is cyclical, and our normal process is to proactively plan months in advance for volume adjustments,” Hesterberg said. He declined to give specifics on the extent of the production reduction at the plant in Georgetown, which is Toyota’s largest. Toyota sold about … [Read more...] about Toyota Is Slowing Camry Production Due to Slumping Sedan Sales
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There's no question that American consumers are increasingly flocking to SUVs — and to hatchback cars masquerading as SUVs — at the expense of conventional cars, but cars still represent millions of annual sales. Of those cars, mid-size sedans remain popular, and none are more popular than three Japanese models that outsell competitors by a substantial margin, amounting for nearly 645,000 year-to-date at the end of September: the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Nissan Altima. 2018 Mid-Size Sedan ChallengeHow We Tested | Photo Gallery Now that Nissan has redesigned the Altima as a 2019 model, we set out to test it side by side with its top rivals, which were similarly overhauled for the 2018 model year. We set a price range of $28,000 to $32,000 (including destination charges), as equipped, and required automatic transmissions and a volume-selling engine choice. Our contestants include mid-priced trim levels of each model: the 2018 Honda Accord 1.5T EX-L, Nissan Altima … [Read more...] about Accord Vs. Altima Vs. Camry: Which Is the Best Mid-Size Sedan?
At Toyota all eyes remain on the upcoming Supra — a long-departed model returning to the automotive landscape with some help from BMW. The Supra, however, isn’t exactly a sports car for the masses. No more so than the co-developed BMW Z4 is. Once upon a time, Toyota fielded a slew of fun, compact coupes that tickled performance itches further down the income ladder. It’s something the automaker hasn’t forgotten, as the slow-selling but genuine 86 shows. The automaker wants more of those type of vehicles, apparently, and it could result in the return of another long-lost nameplate. According to the Supra program’s assistant chief engineer, Masayuki Kai, market demand compelled the automaker to get the Supra back into production. Once that 2019 model bows, it’s on to the next project. Well, potentially. “We want to have Celica back, we want to have the MR2 back,” Kai told Road & Track. “The biggest was Supra. Supra was number … [Read more...] about Toyota’s Sports Coupe Ambition Doesn’t End With the Supra
2018 Toyota C-HR Preview- Toyota new C-HR is difficult to categorise, but one element is almost sure: this issue is going to promote in giant numbers. What’s the 2018 toyota C-HR ? think kia soul, but losing the container wherein it got here. The name is derived from the design topic, that is “coupe excessive rider.” Nevermind that this 5-door hatchback isn’t a coupe, it does trip high. However, it is not to be had with an optional all-wheel-power machine that would make it even extra appealing to people residing in bloodless-climate climates. Toyota says the C-HR is aimed at “city-living, style-ahead trendsetters.” yet, the organisation makes use of XLE and XLE Premium to indicate the 2 distinct C-HR fashions, due to the fact nothing says “style-ahead” just like the trim levels from grandpa’s camry. 2018 Toyota C-HR Exterior 2018 Toyota C-HR Exterior – Toyota’s team of global … [Read more...] about 2018 Toyota C-HR Preview
Toyota is attempting to spice up its latest Camry with some edgy, aggressive styling. They once did that with cool models like today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe AllTrac. Let’s see if this rusty but trusty Camry’s price makes it the spice of life. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, or so they say. The Sport Utility Vehicle movement has been changing the global automotive landscape for decades, overwhelming all competitors. It has recently aligned with the car-based crossover splinter faction in the goal of total world domination. That all means that the days of the traditional station wagon, the sporty coupe, and even the mass market sedan are numbered. Pretty soon we’ll all be driving SUVs. We’ll probably also all be wearing the same haircuts and watching nothing but The Batchelor while we fight the Lizard People in a last-ditch attempt to regain control of our lives and our planet. While we’re doing all that we might as well have … [Read more...] about At $2,900, Could This 1988 Toyota Camry AllTrac Be All That?