Friday Morning Auto News, Jul 20, 2018

Zhengzhou Nissan’s Navara wins at Taklimakan Rally

Zhengzhou Nissan’s tough Nissan Navara pickup won a difficult stage of the 2018 Taklimakan Rally, an extreme motorsports event in China. Three Navara trucks began the eight-stage rally in Urumqi, Xinjiang, in China’s far northwest. The trucks followed the old Silk Road for 2,769 km, including the blazing hot and technically challenging Gobi Desert. Of 90 automobiles taking part in Asia’s largest annual off-road endurance rally, only 59 could complete the entire challenge.

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Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor North America to Absorb Toyota InfoTechnology Center


TOYOTA CITY, Japan (July 20, 2018)—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is to absorb the research and development functions of its wholly owned subsidiary, Toyota InfoTechnology Center (ITC Japan) into its in-house Connected Company by March 2019. It also plans to absorb the research and development functions of Toyota InfoTechnology Center, U.S.A. (ITC U.S.A.), a wholly owned subsidiary of ITC Japan, into Toyota Motor North America (TMNA).
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