Honda and Subaru led U.S. sales gains in August as auto demand beat projections and Asia-based carmakers, buoyed by Toyota Motor Corp., combined for their best month ever.
Toyota says it is hiring slightly more new workers than first expected as it increases production at its southwestern Indiana factory.
Toyota Motor Corp. is revamping the Highlander SUV, turning the car-based crossover into a more wagon-like model as the automaker seeks to keep its U.S. sales rising for a third consecutive year.
Strong U.S. sales in December capped a remarkable year for the auto industry. U.S. sales of models manufactured in Indiana in 2012 by General Motors, Toyota, Honda and Subaru outpaced the national rate, rising 17 percent.
Toyota Motor Corp. will test and refine electric-vehicle-charging technology in the Indianapolis area under a partnership with Duke Energy Corp. announced Wednesday morning.
From mini cars to monster pickups, sales of vehicles charged higher in June and eased concerns that Americans would be turned off by slower hiring and other scary headlines.
Industry Week will honor the Indiana factory and others from across the country at an April conference in Indianapolis.
Workers at a Toyota Motor Corp. plant in southwestern Indiana are celebrating the plant's production of its 3 millionth vehicle.
U.S. consumers, who set records for retail purchases during Thanksgiving weekend, helped boost U.S. auto sales in November to what is likely to be their fastest pace in more than two years.
Honda's North American factories will return to near-normal production at most plants in August, the company said Thursday. However, full production of the Honda Civic, which is built at plants in Indiana and Ontario, might not resume until the end of the year.
Honda Motor Co. warned U.S. dealers Monday that it will run short of popular models such as the Civic compact later this summer because of parts shortages caused by Japan's earthquake.