Japanese carmaker Toyota is among the world's top 20 companies in terms of revenues. It's in a neck-and-neck race with Germany's Volkswagen for being the largest auto maker by sales.
Toyota is bending over backwards to polish up its image as a reliable carmaker, following a series of painful recalls in the past few years. This page collates recent DW content on the company.
During his visit to Washington, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to receive criticism from the new US President. Donald Trump is concerned about a trading imbalance between the two countries and what he believes to be an under-valued yen.
Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel led a Peugeot 1-2-3 in the third stage of the Dakar Rally on Wednesday. Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah hit trouble as Toyota suffered a disastrous day in Argentina.
Toyota is recalling 5.8 million cars worldwide over potentially deadly airbag inflators made by supplier Takata. Among the cars affected are the popular Corolla and Yaris models. And this might prove to be just the tip of the iceberg. Other carmakers - among them Daimler, VW and Fiat - installed the same component.