Canadian transport ministry findings lead to the large-scale recall of Toyota cars

Canadian transport ministry findings lead to the large-scale recall of Toyota cars

Toyota is to recall approximately three million RAV4 models due to the rear seats sit belts defects. The investigation conducted by the Canadian ministry of transport revealed that in the case of head-on crashes metal parts of the rear seat frames tend to cut the seat belts causing more deaths of the passengers in the back then in the front. Toyota representatives claim they knew about some troubles with rear seat belts but could not reconcile it with the statistics due to the lack of research. North America leads in the number of cars recalled - 1.3 million, about half of that amount will be returned from Europe and more than 430 thousand vehicles are to come back from China. This situation will have large impact on Toyota’s reputation and profit for this model is one of the most popular cars of this manufacturer in North America.

Read more automotive news

Volvo XC60 and S80 gain Inscription package

Volvo will offer in the United States, the Inscription package called for models 2015 XC60 and S80.

Fiat launches line 2015 Grand Siena

Fiat announced the launch of the line 2015 Grand Siena, which brings little new. The model incorporates the "Lane Change" function that seeks to help the visualization of the vehicle in exchange for tracks.

Tickets available from the International Motor Show

Began on Friday (21), the sale of the first batch to the 28th edition of the International Motor Show in S?o Paulo.

MINI announces prices of new models in the UK

The prices of the new MINI models were officially revealed and start at ? 13,750 for the hatch One, while the "flagship" Cooper S will cost 18,650 pounds.

Isuzu launches special version of D-Max exclusively for the UK

The Japanese automaker Isuzu has launched a special edition called the Blade, your truck D-Max, which will be available from April, exclusively for the UK.

BMW i8 Production begins in April

BMW unveiled on Monday (10) who will start the production of the i8 hybrid at its plant in Leipzig, Germany, in April. The first units of the model will be delivered to their European buyers in June.

Honda starts production of the new Fit in Mexico

Honda began production of the new generation Fit in its newly opened plant in Celaya, Mexico, on Thursday (27).

UK: Jaguar Land Rover New plant will employ 1400

The construction of the new engine plant of Jaguar Land Rover in the UK following the planned pace. Located in the city of Wolverhampton, the plant, which occupies an area equivalent to 14 football fields, will ride his first block in 2015.

Nissan Versa Note presents SR in Chicago

Nissan took the Hall of Chicago to present SR Versa Note 2015 which should start being still sold in the first half of this year. The model features an aggressive front, fitted with darkened headlamps and a revised front grille, and updated side skirts, new rear spoiler and aluminum wheels 16 inch with black accents.

UK: Nissan launches Micra Limited Edition

Nissan launched the UK Limited Edition Micra hatchback sold in the Brazilian market as March. The model has an initial price of 12,300 GBP and is based on an intermediate version (there treated as Acenta).