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  • 【News in depth】

    December 15, 2014

    Why Takata Matters to Toyota

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    Recalls of defective Takata airbags have expanded to include millions of vehicles worldwide. Now Toyota is spearheading an industry-wide joint initiative to independently test the airbags―even though it's Honda that is Takata's largest customer. Why is Toyota helping out a rival?・・・

  • 【News in depth】

    December 8, 2014

    Japan's Crumpling Reputation for Safe Cars

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    Japan's reputation for safe cars has been shaken to the core. The Honda Fit and Takata airbag recalls are just two of the latest quality issues to surface. Also in doubt is the safety of Nissan cars in the Indian market. Will Japanese automakers respond in time to the mounting calls for vehicle safety, or is it too late to save their once lofty reputation・・・

  • 【News in depth】

    December 1, 2014

    Toyota's Strategy Behind Bargain-price FCVs

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    Toyota Motor will release its Mirai fuel cell vehicle in Japan on December 15. The price is over 7.2 million yen including taxes, but the actual cost to consumers is around 5.2 million yen after government subsidies. What is Toyota's strategy in placing its FCV in a similar price range to its Crown luxury sedan?・・・

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