Toyota's new execs see a crisis

Toyota's latest batch of newly promoted executives injects new diversity of thought, but all are decidedly single-minded in warning that Japan's biggest automaker is beset by industry upheaval.


Takata's U.S. bankruptcy plan approved by judge

Takata received court approval for its bankruptcy exit plan in the United States, clearing the way for the sale of Takata's assets and providing compensation for those injured by its deadly airbags.

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There's room for all types of vehicles

I've found Keith Crain's take on subjects such as alternative vehicles to be sober, thoughtful and reasonable — something missing in much of the coverage of those vehicles.

Hyundai Veloster gets more muscular

Hyundai is reviving its Veloster hatchback for the 2019 model year with a new platform and the brand's first-ever N performance model for the U.S. market, along with a more muscular design akin to a sport coupe.

Lexus LF-1 stresses style over utility

Lexus' new crossover concept defines a fresh segment for the luxury automaker: a light truck focused more on style and driving dynamics than utility. The LF-1 Limitless is described as a flagship crossover and the spiritual brother of the new-generation LS flagship sedan.

Ford to reveal 2018 Mustang Bullitt at Detroit auto show

Ford is planning a surprise reveal of a special edition, high-performance Mustang Bullitt GT at next week's Detroit auto show, Automotive News has learned. The Bullitt will be unveiled as a 2018 model, a source said, timed for the 50th anniversary of the eponymous Steve McQueen movie that made the car an icon among enthusiasts.

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