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Tokyo, Japan, June. 12, 2006 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation announced today that Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (SFTM), a joint vehicle-production company established with China FAW Group Corporation (FAW) in China in 2005, has added a second version of the Land Cruiser Prado to its production lineup, raising SFTM's overall annual production capacity from 20,000 units to 23,000 units.
The newly added version of the Land Cruiser Prado - the higher-grade Land Cruiser Prado VX - started rolling off the line today at SFTM's Chengdu Plant, which also makes the Land Cruiser Prado GX(*1). Both versions are for the Chinese market; until now, the Land Cruiser VX sold in China was only made in Japan.
Like the Land Cruiser Prado GX, the Land Cruiser Prado VX is to be sold through FAW Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd.'s approximately 220 authorized dealers, which started accepting orders from customers today. The Land Cruiser Prado VX is priced at 558,000 Chinese yuan (approximately 7.87 million yen).
With this latest development, Toyota's total annual vehicle production capacity in China now stands at 343,000 units. Outline of SFTM
 

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exactly, and drive a better built car since is built in Japan, and enjoy a better resale value 5-8 years down the road, and better image too since its not a copy:D
 

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Did you even read the news? FAW Sichuan is one of Toyota's joint companies. They will not produce "a copy" but the real thing.
 

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China-made(FAW-Toyota) Crown 1st to Receive Five Stars in Collision Safety Tests

Toyota announced today that the Crown luxury sedan manufactured by Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (TFTM) recently received China's first-ever five-star safety rating in collision safety tests performed by the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC).


The automobile market is expanding rapidly in China and motorization is advancing at a brisk pace, with social consciousness of automobile collision safety also on the rise. To respond to these developments, CATARC adopted the China New Car Assessment Program (C-NCAP), a system for testing vehicle collision safety. The center has been conducting tests of vehicles sold in China and publicly announcing the results since last year.

As the Toyota brand flagship vehicle in China, the Crown went into production at TFTM in March of 2005. A total of approximately 70,000 Crown vehicles have been sold through FAW Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd. (FTMS) to date, and the Crown has been praised by customers in China for its high quality, high performance and reliability.

To contribute to the realization of an affluent automobile society, Toyota vigorously conducts research and development designed to enhance vehicle safety performance and adopts the resulting technologies on a wide range of its products. As one aspect of these efforts, Toyota is actively introducing advanced vehicles in the Chinese market that meet the rigorous collision safety standards of Toyota's original Global Outstanding Assessment (GOA) system.
 

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Does anyone know if C-NCAP ended up with similar tests to the Euro NCAP or did they end up using lower collision speeds?
 

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The speeds are lower, and looking at the chart I have to conclude that somehow the extremely bad cars can still get a lot of 'points' in the Chinese test.
I mean 2 stars for the Geely, that thing almost crushed itself after doing the full widt frontal at only 56km/h... :nono:
 

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Thanks, I suspected it would go that way, they should have made them the same and just accepted that their current cars would have low scores. This way nobody knows what they mean so will assume all chinese cars are bad whatever the score. :nono:
 

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This is for the domestic market only. They probably adjusted the requirements so that no car could ever get less than 2 stars unless it was made of cardboard.
Think about the public opinion, what if every chinese car tested scored only 1 star? It's all politics, they don't want to disqualify their own products....
 

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mrgq said:
As the Toyota brand flagship vehicle in China, the Crown went into production at TFTM in March of 2005. A total of approximately 70,000 Crown vehicles have been sold through FAW Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd. (FTMS) to date, and the Crown has been praised by customers in China for its high quality, high performance and reliability.
Lmao, good news here:D i bet the 70,000(approx) chinese Toyota crown buyers looks down on their countrymen driving around in Geely, cheery etc.:lol: Well done Toyota:thumb:
 

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Windy said:
Does anyone know if C-NCAP ended up with similar tests to the Euro NCAP or did they end up using lower collision speeds?
I would prefer to wait until the euro-ncap test results are announced.I only trust them for now.
 

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mrgq said:
Toyota announced today that the Crown luxury sedan manufactured by Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (TFTM) recently received China's first-ever five-star safety rating in collision safety tests performed by the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC).


The automobile market is expanding rapidly in China and motorization is advancing at a brisk pace, with social consciousness of automobile collision safety also on the rise. To respond to these developments, CATARC adopted the China New Car Assessment Program (C-NCAP), a system for testing vehicle collision safety. The center has been conducting tests of vehicles sold in China and publicly announcing the results since last year.

As the Toyota brand flagship vehicle in China, the Crown went into production at TFTM in March of 2005. A total of approximately 70,000 Crown vehicles have been sold through FAW Toyota Motor Sales Co., Ltd. (FTMS) to date, and the Crown has been praised by customers in China for its high quality, high performance and reliability.

To contribute to the realization of an affluent automobile society, Toyota vigorously conducts research and development designed to enhance vehicle safety performance and adopts the resulting technologies on a wide range of its products. As one aspect of these efforts, Toyota is actively introducing advanced vehicles in the Chinese market that meet the rigorous collision safety standards of Toyota's original Global Outstanding Assessment (GOA) system.
Anyone kind enough to advise which china car maker offer right hand drive :)
 

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Good resale value of Japanese cars? Probably correct for 5-8 years. But after 10 years, no one will buy cars made in Japan because even Japanese will buy cars made in China. (How many parts of a Japanese car is made in Japan???)
 

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Guangzhou Toyota news

Toyota starts building 2nd Guangzhou plant
(Bloomberg)

Toyota Motor Corp., Japan's largest automaker, began building a second plant in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province today to meet rising demand in the world's second-largest vehicle market.

The new plant will make Camry sedans and Yaris compacts, Liang Jing, an official in the management department of Toyota's venture in Guangzhou, said by phone today. The factory will take more than a year to build, she added.

Work on the factory, Toyota's seventh in China, follows the opening of its third plant in the northern city of Tianjin last month. The company aims to boost sales in the country by a third this year and to grab a 10 percent share of the Chinese car market by 2010.

"Toyota is on track to become the biggest automaker in China within three to five years," said Yale Zhang, a director at CSM Asia Corp., which advises carmakers in China. "The automaker doesn't have any obvious weak points in its competition with other rivals in China."

Guangzhou Toyota Motor Co., Toyota's venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., started making cars last year with a designed annual production capacity of 200,000. The venture, which began operating two shifts in October, aims to make 150,000 Camry sedans this year, Liang said.


The new plant will boost Toyota's total capacity in Guangzhou to 500,000 units a year, China Business News reported today, citing an unidentified official at the venture.

Toyota's total production capacity in China is about 620,000 units, Yang Hongjian, the carmaker's Beijing-based spokeswoman, said by phone today.

The automaker, based in Toyota City, Japan, had a 6.5 percent share of China's car market last year. It nearly doubled its sales in the country to 281,160 in 2006 from a year earlier, according to CSM's Zhang.

China's overall vehicle market grew 25 percent to 7.22 million last year, as the country surpassed Japan as the world's second-largest auto market behind the U.S.
 

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Government OKs Toyota's second plant in Guangzhou.

The National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planning and regulatory body, has recently approved Toyota's second plant project in Guangzhou, Chinese newspaper Beijing News reported today.

"Guangzhou Toyota has a regular capacity of 200,000 vehicles per annum, and we can raise that capacity to 240,000 units by adding more shifts, but that's the ceiling capacity for us," said Ge Yuanzhe, general manager of Guangzhou Toyota.

Toyota's hot-selling compact sedan Yaris, which is being displayed at Guangzhou Auto Show, will also be locally produced in Guangzhou plant by the middle of next year.

To increase the output of its popular model Toyota Camry and accommodate the newly-introduced Yaris, Guangzhou Honda has to open a second plant. "We are planning to open the second plant as our output capacity can no longer meet market demands," Ge said.

The second plant will start production in the third quarter next year. Guangzhou Toyota will a total capacity of half a million per annum after the completion of its second plant in Guangzhou, according to Chinese media report.

Guangzhou Toyota was established in September 2004, with an initial output capacity of 200,000 vehicles per annum.

Separately, Toyota Motor China president Isogai Masashi said at the 5th International Automobile Exhibition in Guangzhou that the company aimed to sell 700,000 vehicles in China next year, up 46 percent from this year. The company also vowed to grab 10 percent of Chinese auto market by 2010.

Guangzhou Toyota sold 136,910 Camry vehicles in the first ten months, which represents a stunning increase of 316.4 percent from one year earlier.
source: Gasgoo.com
 

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Sales of Toyota Reiz reached 100,000

Major success from Toyota!
TOYOTA Motor Corp yesterday announced that sales of its Reiz sedan topped 100,000 units in China over the past two years and played a key role in achieving aggressive sales in the world's second largest auto market.

The mid-to-high class sedan was locally built by FAW Toyota, a joint venture formed by Toyota and China's First Automotive Works Group, and hit the market in 2005 as the first Chinese-made front-engine, rear-drive sedan in China.

It has been competing with Ford's Mondeo, General Motors Corp's LaCrosse, Nissan's Teana and Honda's Accord in the premier car market expanding at over 20 percent growth year on year. Toyota introduced revamped Reiz sedans in China in October including the sporty edition of its 2.5V Reiz.
 

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Guangzhou Toyota’s 500,000th engine rolls off assembly line.

Shanghai. December 20, 2007 – Guangzhou Toyota’s 500,000th engine rolled off assembly line last week, Chinese media reported today.

"It takes us only two years and one month from the first engine to the 500,000th engine rolling off assembly line,” said Zhang Youfang, Chairman of Guangzhou Auto Group. “This is a miracle in the history China’s auto industry and Toyota’s overseas expansion.”

Guangzhou Toyota Engine Co LTD was founded in February 2004. It produces 1AZ-FE2.0L and 2AZFE 2.4L for Camry vehicles produced in Guangzhou Toyota.
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Toyota to lift capacity in Changchun up to 200,000 by 2013:
http://www.autohome.com.cn/news/200803/34902.html


March 7, 2008 – FAW-Toyota is planning to invest RMB 3.6 billion ($502.79 million) to expand capacity in Changchun, the capital city of Northeastern province of Jilin, Shanghai Securities News reported today.

The investment will be used to expand the FAW Fengyue plant and help lift Toyota’s capacity in Changchun to 200,000 units by 2013, according to the report.

The expansion project will be started in May this year and is expected to start production by the end of next year. The second phase will be finished and start production by 2013, Shanghai Securities News cited government sources as saying.

After the expansion, Toyota’s annual capacity in Changchun will be lifted to 200,000 units by 2013. Toyota vehicles based on Corolla platform, including Toyota Auris and Toyota Wish, will be produced in Changchun plant.

Currently, Toyota’s plant in Changchun has a total capacity of 10,000 vehicles, where Toyota Land Cruiser and Prius are produced.

The Changchun plant is a three-way joint venture: FAW Auto holds a 50% stake; Toyota Motor Corp 45% and Toyota Tsusho Corp 5%.

Currently Toyota has three joint ventures: Tianjin FAW Toyota, Sichuan FAW Toyota and Guangzhou Toyota. The three joint ventures operate five plants in China.

Tianjin FAW Toyota Co. operates two plants in Tianjin: Plant No.1 currently builds Corolla and Vios, a sedan variant of the previous-generation of Yaris and Plant No. 2 builds the Crown and Reiz upscale sedans. The letter is derived from the Japan-market Mark X, according to China Automotive News

In Changchun, Jilin province, Sichuan FAW Toyota has the capacity to build 10,000 Land Cruiser SUVs and Prius hybrid cars, with 500 workers.

In Chengdu city, Sichuan FAW Toyota has the capacity to build 13,000 Coaster small buses and Land Cruiser Prado SUVs, with 1,300 workers.

Guangzhou Toyota now has a capacity to produce 200,000 Camry vehicles and compact sedan Yaris will be produced in Guangzhou this year. In November, Chinese authorities have approved Guanghou Toyota's plan to build a second plant in Guangzhou. The total capacity of Guangzhou Toyota, after the completion of the second plant, will reach half a million annually.
Shanghai.
 
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