Tokyo Motor Show

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Lower turnout, more excitement at Tokyo auto show

6:59 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

The Tokyo auto show finished this week short of the attendance set by the last confab in 2013 but scored big buzz with a barrage of concepts and autonomous-driving discourse.... Read More »

Anime, sultry and supercars: What people are saying about the Mazda RX-Vision

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

Mazda’s RX-Vision concept was a hit at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. While it hinted at the triumphant return of Mazda’s iconic rotary engine, the RX-Vision also drew plaudits for its sleek styling. A look at what some critics and others are saying about the concept.... Read More »

Tokyo auto show home run concept vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Five Japanese carmakers put a charge in their home-market show with head-turning concept vehicles.... Read More »

EV advocate Ghosn eyes fuel cell entry around 2020

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn, after prioritizing electric vehicles for years, now says the automaker will enter the hydrogen fuel cell race with a vehicle around 2020.... Read More »

PICKING WINNERS

Tokyo auto show hits and misses

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

David Undercoffler has a keen eye for product and a tendency to speak his mind. That's why we hired him, and it's why we set him loose last week on the floor of the Tokyo Motor Show, where the wild concept cars continually push back the frontiers of good taste. Here's what he made of this year's assortment.... Read More »

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Japan Inc.'s 2020 vision: Self-driving cars on the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Japan's big automakers, long known for their fondness for automation, finally are ready to make a big push into self-driving cars. Honda, Nissan and Toyota used the stage at last week's Tokyo Motor Show to outline their next steps.... Read More »

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Honda's exotic powertrain tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Honda is readying a number of exotic powertrain technologies: from a new generation of plug-in hybrids and ultra-lean burning engines, to 10-speed transmissions and hydrogen fuel cells.... Read More »

Luxury brands place fuel cell bets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015

Luxury automakers fortified their stance on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show, with Lexus unveiling a dramatic fuel cell concept and BMW AG disclosing that it will launch a vehicle in 2020 developed in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corp.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: Mexico in Tokyo

6:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

If there's hardly anybody around the Mexico booth at the Tokyo Motor Show, it's only because the exhibitor already has accomplished its mission.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Why Ghosn, Marchionne agree and disagree on consolidation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne say automakers will face increasing pressure to consolidate, but Ghosn has a very different view on how this will happen.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Why Ghosn, Marchionne agree and disagree on consolidation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne say automakers will face increasing pressure to consolidate, but Ghosn has a very different view on how this will happen.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: Tokyo Motor Show continues to surprise, sometimes delight

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

Random thoughts from a stroll through the Tokyo Motor Show …... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Heavy European presence boosts Tokyo show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

Many European automaker CEOs attended this year's Tokyo auto show, giving a big boost to an event that has been overshadowed by the growing might of rival shows in China.... Read More »

BMW plans to market fuel cell sedan after 2020

7:36 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

BMW says its first fuel cell vehicle would likely be a larger-sized sedan that would go on sale after 2020, when a hydrogen development partnership ends between the German luxury automaker and Toyota.... Read More »

Mazda expects delays to U.S. diesel car launch after VW violations

7:48 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

Mazda expects delays to the launch of diesel-powered cars in the United States in the wake of Volkswagen's emissions violations, but it remains committed to a rollout, a senior executive said.... Read More »

Nissan's Datsun brand weighs more markets

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

Nissan Motor Co.'s reborn Datsun brand is considering additional global markets for its low-cost cars.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: Checking out the competition

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

It’s common to see senior auto executives strolling through an auto show, checking out the competition. The various ways they do it offer insight into their styles.... Read More »

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At Mazda, a team of 50 searches for rotary-engine breakthrough

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

For the last eight years, a team of 50 engineers has slaved away on Mazda's signature rotary engine, seeking a breakthrough for the unique design Mazda had championed for decades, almost alone in its enthusiasm.... Read More »

Porsche adds GTS variant to 2017 Macan lineup

5:01 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Porsche's popular Macan crossover is joining the company's GTS line.... Read More »

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Lexus LF-FC concept previews next LS

6:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Lexus pulled back the curtain on its next-generation LS sedan with the introduction of the LF-FC concept, a full-size sedan design study which offers a close preview of what the fifth-generation LS will look like when it debuts sometime in 2016 or 2017.... Read More »

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Subaru shows design direction with 2 concepts

12:22 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Subaru is ushering in a new styling era with the Impreza 5-door Concept unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show Wednesday. Subaru also rolled out another concept, the Viziv crossover, which is equipped with semi-autonomous features due in 2020.... Read More »

Toyota's take on VW scandal: Avoid fixation on being the biggest

7:34 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Toyota President Akio Toyoda weighed in for the first time about the scandal engulfing Volkswagen, stressing his resistance to getting consumed with sales targets.... Read More »

DIANA T. KURYLKO

BLOG: Mini rewards Japan sales with Tokyo debut

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Mini unveiled a redesigned and more upscale convertible at the Tokyo Motor Show because Japanese sales are growing at a faster rate than sales in other major markets.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Diess puts VW back on the offensive

6:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

VW brand CEO Herbert Diess used his first auto show appearance since the Dieselgate scandal to apologize – again – before reminding the world why VW was on track to become the world's largest automaker prior to its crisis.... Read More »

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Mitsubishi's electric eX concept hints at a third CUV

6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Mitsubishi plans to slot a new compact crossover into its lineup between the Outlander and Outlander Sport, the Japanese automaker said.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Ita ...
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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales
Jeep, Smart and Jaguar were the biggest winners last year in Europe, where overall vehicle sales ros ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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New Lamborghini CEO is ex-Ferrari F1 team boss Domenicali
Lamborghini named Stefano Domenicali, a former head of Ferrari's Formula One team, as its new CEO. ...
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
Honda named new chiefs for the company's operations in Europe and North America. ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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Opel boosts connectivity offer in new Karl
Opel's new entry-level model, the Karl, is the brand's cheapest car but it now offers advanced conne ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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