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A new engine, new hybrid powertrains and a first for the ES -- a 350 F Sport model -- highlight the changes Lexus is making to the redesigned midsize sedan for 2019.
JM Family Enterprises has named Brent Burns as its new CEO, effective July 1, with current CEO Colin Brown to remain chairman of the diversified concern.
Denso's net income jumped 24 percent to $3.02 billion in the just-ended fiscal year, on rising vehicle production levels around the globe and cost-cutting efforts.
Diversified Japanese auto supplier Aisin Seiki's operating profit rose nearly 3 percent to $641 million in the fiscal fourth quarter that ended March 31.
Toyota is investing $170 million at its Mississippi plant to build the next Corolla sedan, creating 400 jobs. The move will bring Toyota's investment in the plant to more than $1 billion since 2007.
In Beijing: BMW previews Chinese export; Nissan juices up Sentra; Lexus redesigns ES; Audi Q5 goes long; 'Sensuous' Hyundai; Quiet Tesla draws a crowd; Alibaba's automotive AI partners.
Lexus is so confident in the performance chops of its redesigned ES sedan that it is giving the remake of one of its frumpiest nameplates an F Sport version for the first time.
The fifth-generation Toyota Avalon that goes on sale next month as a 2019 model shares almost nothing with the previous generation, including the pricing.
The next-generation Lexus ES sedan, which will debut at the Beijing auto show, will feature a more stylized body with a more prominent version of the brand's polarizing spindle grille.
Toyota is hoping to break an awkward silence in the discussion over getting vehicles to talk to one another.
The relatively low-volume Avalon and Corolla hatchback offer a preview of stablemates that are more critical for Toyota North America: the reworked Lexus ES, which will debut this week in Beijing, and the coming Corolla sedan.
Hirohisa Kishi says he's tackling one of his biggest challenges yet — how to keep internal combustion engines competitive in the age of electric vehicles.
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