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Image for Toyota image[edit]

Hi,

I would like to add a image on worldwide presence because it would be nice to include the Toyota Camry into the article. I would be thinking that adding an image to the article will make readers have a clear view of where the Toyota Camry looks like and where it would be made. - 60.224.249.55 (talk) 02:43, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Wouldn't somebody looking for a picture of the Camry look on the Toyota Camry page? The Camry is only one of many cars made by Toyota. I wouldn't go to extra effort to either add or remove a Camry photo.  Stepho  talk  23:12, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Archive mystery[edit]

I can only see one page of archive which covers to August 2006 only. Is it true there's no discussion between August 2006 to December 2013? Regards,---Now wiki (talk) 19:27, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Archive 2 wasn't named according to standard. Fixed now. Boivie (talk) 06:46, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Why is there such a standard to block access to archive material?---Now wiki (talk) 19:04, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
There isn't a standard to block access to the archives. Someone just made a mistake (missed a space in the title of the archive). Nothing to get all worried about. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 03:56, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Toyota Caserta[edit]

Has anybody heard of the Toyota Caserta from the year 2000? I've never heard of it before and information on the web seems lacking. From http://onlytruecars.com/photo/md/toyota-caserta/01/default.htm I would guess that it's an MR2 with a body kit and maybe tuning by Modi. From http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-CASERTA-Diecast-Model-Toy-Car-Dress-Up-Car-Lawson-Promo-/261879652849 I would guess it's an MR2 with a body kit and maybe tuning by Toyota's Modellista department. There are also hints that it is a concept car. Anybody got any real info instead of my wild guesses?  Stepho  talk  01:53, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Maybe it was only an Italian model? I found this page. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 03:58, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Unintended acceleration[edit]

I know that there was some really big news a couple of years ago about a huge cover-up by Toyota. I think it was the unintended acceleration problem. There were deaths caused by the problem, correct? Toyota of course wants to cover it up but it is an important part of their history. An unbiased history of the company should include more about the problem and the cover-up. I came to this article for the purpose of the details. Sam Tomato (talk) 19:24, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

It is already mentioned in the article. It has a brief mention at Toyota#Recalls (found by searching the article for the word 'unintended'), which points to a much larger and fuller explanation at 2009–11 Toyota vehicle recalls.  Stepho  talk  01:52, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Size[edit]

Apparently Volkswagen has overtaken Toyota as the largest car seller. "Volkswagen overtook Toyota as the world's largest carmaker by sales in the first half, achieving its long-held ambition three years ahead of target." http://www.businessinsider.com/r-vw-overtakes-toyota-as-worlds-biggest-carmaker--2015-7 Rune X2 (talk) 12:21, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

The problem we have with most of these rankings is that not everybody counts the same things. Some count pickup trucks as cars, some don't. Some count all vans/wagons, some don't count vans/wagon sold as commercial vehicles. Some count subsidiaries and investments as major shareholders, some don't (i.e. Toyota+Lexus+Hino+Diahatsu vs Audi+VW+Porsche). Some count complete cars only and some count complete or semi knock down kits. The only way to put this on an even playing field is to use the same source for all the figures. We have settled on using OICA. So now we have to wait for OICA to publish it's 2015 results (usually in August of the following year).  Stepho  talk  04:12, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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Toyota "Glorious"[edit]

http://www.businessinsider.com/toyota-ft-1-concept-car-detroit-2014-1?IR=T --93.38.65.148 (talk) 02:44, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Not sure what you are trying to say. Large automotive companies often put an attention grabbing concept car on display to bring eyeballs in - and then divert them to the actual models they can buy. Standard, well-known, industry technique.  Stepho  talk  03:43, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Logo use[edit]

Toyota logo

The Toyota logo is the TOYOTA wordmark ([1] | [2]) without any version of oval.

The oval only used by car dealerships as below:

  • Red version in the past: [3]
  • Metallic version currently: [4]

Based on this the wordmark is the most accurate for the infobox. --IM-yb (talk) 15:11, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Both are logos, so trying to say otherwise is splitting hairs. The oval logo is not only used by dealers, either. It is found on other material put out by Toyota, too. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:35, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
When I look at http://toyota.jp/ I see a silver metallic oval logo with a red "TOYOTA" next to it. Same for www.toyota.com except it has a silver "Let's Go Places" under the "TOYOTA". www.toyota.com.au and www.toyota.co.uk have the silver oval log with a red "TOYOTA" under it. Toyota seem quite happy to use the oval logo whenever possible.  Stepho  talk  02:20, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

The company presents only the wordmark ([5] | [6]). The oval is for other use. --IM-yb (talk) 03:55, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

You have shown that they sometimes use the wordmark by itself and I have shown that they sometimes use the oval and wordmark together. To me that seems like both ways are perfectly acceptable to Toyota. Unless you can find some text somewhere that states explicitly when and where they are allowed or disallowed.  Stepho  talk  06:18, 9 September 2016 (UTC)