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Toyota suspending sale of eight models immediately 27
Posted by Edward - JapanCarBlog in Brakes, Press Release, Recall, TOYOTA, Toyota Brakes, Toyota Recall on 01 27th, 2010

Toyota Brakes Recall Suspension

In an unprecedented move, Toyota has suspended sales of eight models until it fixes the stuck accelerator pedal problem that has led to a huge recall.

“Helping ensure the safety of our customers and restoring confidence in Toyota are very important to our company,” said Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bob Carter in a press release. “This action is necessary until a remedy is finalized. We’re making every effort to address this situation for our customers as quickly as possible.”

The models include the 2009-2010 RAV4; 2009-2010 Corolla; 2009-2010 Matrix; 2005-2010 Avalon; certain 2007-2010 Camrys; 2010 Highlander; 2007-2010 Tundra; and the 2008-2010 Sequoia.

Toyota is in danger of losing its top quality ranking to Hyundai, according to a test engineer at Consumer Reports, which releases it annual rankings in April.

Toyota premiering new world sedan Etios in India 3
Posted by Edward - JapanCarBlog in Delhi, Foreign Industry, India, New Delhi, TOYOTA, Toyota Etios, Toyota India, Toyota India Launch, video on 01 3rd, 2010

Toyota Etios India

Toyota’s debuting the Etios, a new small sedan specifically created for the Indian market, at the New Delhi Auto Expo on January 6th. The four-door entry level sedan with a name that means “the origin of” takes on the popular Suzuki Swift sedan and is set to debut with the option of a 1.4-liter diesel from the Yaris or either a 1.2-liter or 1.3-liter gasoline engine.

The plan is to launch the car in India first and then introduce it to other world markets. The next destination is set to be Brazil where the Etios will be assembled for the South American market.