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.
Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to give his domestic car market a boost, investing heavily in the Hongqi brand. Once the preferred car of Chairman Mao, the brand is now having a comeback, taknig market share from Audi and Toyota. But government-subsidized mass purchases seem to play a role at least as big as the car's design and technology.
Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah has won the first stage of the Dakar Rally in the Peruvian town of Pisco. Nine-time rally world champion Sebastian Loeb of France endured a torrid opening day, finishing in 29th place.