Toyota launched a Honolulu car-sharing service that allows customers to use smartphones to unlock and start cars for rent by the hour or day. It's the latest service offered by an automaker that competes with ride-hailing and rental-car companies.
Newly appointed Subaru President Tomomi Nakamura has unveiled a five-year business plan that aims to boost U.S. market share, stoke an 18 percent increase in global sales, shore up flagging profitability and invest more in next-generation technologies.
The Guanajuato factory being built in Mexico is the final piece in a three-plant, two-country triangle that will boost production of the segment-leading Tacoma and full-size Tundra pickups. It will also pave the way for new products and economies of scale, Toyota executives said.
U.S. light-vehicle deliveries, boosted by healthy deals, America's surging appetite for light trucks and an extra weekend of sales, rose 5.2 percent in June as the auto industry closed out the first half of 2018 on a high. The SAAR for June came in at 17.47 million, up sharply from June 2017 and May.