Post thumbnail of The Toyota Recall – Reputation Damaging, or Genius Marketing Ploy?
20 January 2014
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The Toyota Recall – Reputation Damaging, or Genius Marketing Ploy?

Today, Toyota made a pretty big announcement  Because of a small fault in the window catches of their cars, they are recalling 7 million cars globally, of which 138,000 are in the UK. It’s a precaution, rather than a massive urgent recall, and it only applies to cars manufactured between 06 and 08.
Now, …

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14 September 2011
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The Frankfurt Motor Show | The New Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

It’s All Electric – well at least it seems that way. Toyota is the latest car manufacturer to debut an electric vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show, albeit this time it is a Hybrid.
Toyota will put on show it’s production version of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid in Frankfurt tomorrow, although …

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15 March 2011
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The Impact of the Quake | Japanese Car Manufacturers Forced to Halt Production

Yet another corner of the globe was devastated by the unrivalled power of the earth this week, as Japan was hit by the strongest earthquake they have ever recorded. The destruction wrought by the quake and the violent tsunamis that followed it is almost impossible to comprehend, and the newspapers every day are filled with heartbreaking images of …

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26 January 2011
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Not Again?! | Toyota Recalls Yet More UK Cars

Last year wasn’t great for Toyota. Depsite the fact that their sales figures were actually alright, the company suffered some massive brand damage following a series of huge and very expesnive car recalls. With people in the press everyday talking about the damage their Toyota had done to their lives, …

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11 November 2010
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If This Car Were An Animal What What Would It Be? | Toyota LandCruiser

Welcome to the first in a roughly weekly installment. “If This Car Were An Animal What What Would It Be?” is a feature designed for those days of the week when life gets a bit too tough, and when all we want to do is sleep and wait for the …

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9 September 2010
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Toyota Verso-S | Love IQ Styling? Then You’ll Love This

The Toyota IQ is a celebrated piece of automotive styling. I hear that Aston Martin are abandoning their sleek lines in favour of an angular, sharp nosed approach based on the visuals from the compact IQ brand.

Toyota Verso S Interior

OK, so I made that up. It is, in fact, complete …

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14 April 2010
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Toyota’s Bad Year Continues | Lexus GX 460 Withdrawn in US

It is fair to say that Toyota’s remarkably bad year is getting steadily worse and worse. The PR nightmare that has been the massive car recall is largely being forgotten, but juts as people start to think about liking Toyota again out comes yet another problem or crisis.
The latest problem …

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19 March 2010
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The Aston Martin Cygnet | Will It Ever Be A Swan?

If you follow the car industry at all, then you will no doubt have heard some of the chatter that has been going on about Aston Martin’s latest release – the Aston Martin Cygnet. And, being the opinionated soul that I am, I couldn’t help but wade into the debate!
In …

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10 February 2010
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What Do All These Car Recalls Mean? | Peer Pressure, Perhaps?

This is a bit of a speculative post. Essentially I got to thinking the other day about all the recalls that are going on in the car industry at the moment, notably Toyota and Honda who are both having to conduct massive call backs in order to correct dodgy pedals …

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4 February 2010
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Is Your Car Dangerous? | How Toyota’s Car Recall Can Affect You

Toyota’s massive recall of millions of their cars due to an accelerator pedal has been big news recently. The question if you own a Toyota in the UK, however, is how this will affect you?

If you own a Toyota that has had problems with the accelerator pedal (namely sticking and …

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