In what may be a small boost to automakers, car battery prices fell 14 percent in the first quarter of this year from just a year ago.
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You know it's bad when an automaker has to point out that one of its vehicles is "a car." And that's exactly what Toyota has done with a series of quirky commercials featuring its new Yaris and comedian Michael Showalter.
Among car enthusiasts, sometimes you hear jokes like, "With as boring as the Camry and Corolla are, you wonder what the people who work for Toyota are like."
The fact is, they're nothing like you imagine them to be.
Toyota ran away with the Japanese sales crown for May, beating Infiniti and Honda—both of which also enjoyed a lucrative month—by a wide margin.