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North Carolina offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid

North Carolina offered $100M to lure Toyota headquarters but lost to Texas bid half that size.
Chicago Auto Show briefs

...responsibility for being part of the solution," said Jim Press, president and chief operating officer of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. "It's time to stop being an 'against' industry and come out 'for' something." Press spoke at the opening...
Life & style
More hybrid choices offered to meet growing demand

David Miller used to drive a Jeep. But when he recently replaced his four-wheel-drive Grand Cherokee, he chose a new kind of sport utility vehicle: the Ford Escape Hybrid.
Life & style
Toyota's Tundra lags behind competition

Toyota's Tundra pickup truck just got bigger. The latest addition to the Tundra lineup, the Double Cab, now ranks as the biggest vehicle Toyota makes.
Life & style
Penske signs 3-year engine pact with Toyota

...Roger Penske's Indy cars will be powered by Toyota engines, starting in 2003. Penske Racing and Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. announced Tuesday that Penske will join Indy Racing League competitor Kelley Racing in using the engines that...
Other sports
Toyota e-mail urged disclosure of gas pedal problems

Five days before Toyota announced a massive recall, a U.S. executive at the company wrote in an internal e-mail: "We need to come clean" about accelerator problems, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.