Tokyo Motor Show

MITSUBISHI'S OSAMU MASUKO: Looking to bounce back fast

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2017

CEO Osamu Masuko wants Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to make a V-shaped recovery from the dark days of 2016 when it was laid low by a fuel economy scandal in Japan. And it is rebounding fast with the help of its new alliance partner, Nissan Motor Co.... Read More »

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Outside the box

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

Japan's auto industry follows its own customs at the Tokyo Motor Show. It's an all-in event that mixes automakers, suppliers, motorcycles and commercial trucks in a single celebration.... Read More »

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Concept crazed in Tokyo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

The 2017 Tokyo motor show witnessed a slew of envelope-pushing concept vehicles, several of which will end up in production -- in one form or another.... Read More »

Japan's cool new design vibe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

Japanese automakers are embarking on a design renaissance, channeling ancient traditions to fight modern trends.... Read More »

Nissan's IMx concept checks off the boxes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

Nissan's IMx crossover concept takes a new EV platform into new segments, with sports-carlike performance and a full range of autonomous driving features.... Read More »

Mitsubishi wants show of faith from dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2017

In order for Mitsubishi to achieve its ambitious target of 30 percent growth in the U.S. by 2020, it would need a high level of dealer engagement and improved fundamentals at the retail level, executives said.... Read More »

Tokyo's big sights, oversights and eyesores

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2017

It's not every year that our man David Undercoffler gets to attend the Tokyo Motor Show. That'd be weird since it's a biennial show. Here's what caught his eye.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Toyota is not seeking No. 1 status; still cautious on EVs

4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2017

Didier Leroy showed the new face of a much more adventurous Toyota at the Tokyo auto show this week.... Read More »

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Lexus concept showcases self-driving chops

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2017

Lexus' newest concept car, based on the re-engineered LS sedan, will be used to showcase its self-driving technologies and design direction.... Read More »

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Subaru Viziv concept hints at new muscular design

Oct. 25, 2017 10:47 CET

Subaru hints at a new more muscular, athletic design direction, complete with fender fins and aerodynamic venting, with its new Viziv Performance Concept, a compact sporty sedan.... Read More »

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Honda previews potential sporty EV

Oct. 25, 2017 12:23 CET

Honda unveiled a two-seat Sports EV Concept that has a low center of gravity and wide stance that the company says embodies the "beautility" of a sporty car.... Read More »

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Mazda concepts show less-is-more Japanese aesthetic

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2017

Mazda said two sleek concept vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show embody a "less is more" minimalist Japan aesthetic.... Read More »

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Nissan unveils crossover EV concept with more torque than GT-R

9:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2017

Nissan's new IMx crossover concept delivers a vision of the carmaker's 2020 plan for a new electric vehicle platform that can cover new segments with better performance and a full-range of autonomous driving features.... Read More »

Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept doubles down on future EVs, crossovers

10:25 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2017

Mitsubishi looks to double down on a future centered on both electric vehicles and crossovers with its e Evolution concept.... Read More »

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Nissan's big vision: Rolling Titan into global markets

6:54 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2017

Still in launch mode for the Titan pickup in the U.S. market, Nissan is contemplating selling the full-size truck to various global markets.... Read More »

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Japan's automakers look beyond scandals to future

Oct. 24, 2017 09:29 CET

Japan's automakers will present their futuristic visions for electric and autonomous vehicles at the Tokyo auto show this week as the industry continues to reel from scandals that have hit automakers including Nissan and suppliers such as Kobe Steel and Takata.... Read More »

Once a tech leader, Japan's auto industry plays catch-up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2017

Mazda's coming technology blitz epitomizes the rush by Japanese carmakers to keep pace in an era of rapid change.... Read More »

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Toyota to unveil fuel cell family cruiser and city bus

Oct. 18, 2017 11:17 CET

Toyota is targeting a 1,000-km (620-mile) range for the Fine-Comfort Ride fuel concept that will be unveiled at the Tokyo auto show.... Read More »

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Toyota expands mobility, AI reach with 2 concepts

6:42 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

Toyota plans to broaden its vision of future mobility at the Tokyo Motor Show with two tiny electric runabouts that predict the driver's emotions and guide them away from danger.... Read More »

Nissan CEO hands off to Toyota CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2017

In decorum-obsessed Japan, the auto industry is cooperating to keep Nissan's recent factory inspection scandal from dimming the glitz at this month's Tokyo Motor Show.... Read More »

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Tokyo show spotlights home team's EV ambitions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2017

Japan's automakers aim to electrify at the Tokyo Motor Show with a cavalcade of battery-powered cars as well as visions for autonomous driving and connectivity under the banner "Beyond the Motor."... Read More »

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Mazda signals new engine, design language

2:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2017

Mazda will showcase future trends in drivetrain technology and exterior design with two concept cars at this month's Tokyo Motor Show.... Read More »

Toyota looks to past and future for Tokyo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017

Toyota will update two of its most staid and storied nameplates at the Tokyo Motor Show while exploring new hybrid ideas with a sporty car and crossover concept.... Read More »

Toyota readies sporty, boxy hybrid concepts for Tokyo

7:11 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2017

Toyota is taking its hybrid know-how into new territory at the Tokyo Motor Show with electrified concepts for a sleek sporty coupe and big boxy crossover.... Read More »

Toyota Century enters 21st century with hybrid upgrade

7:16 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2017

Toyota is upgrading the Century, its flagship limousine in Japan, with the brand's trademark hybrid drivetrain but keeping the overall styling rooted in old school opulence.... Read More »

 
Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

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Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
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How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

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Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
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Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
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Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

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Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
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Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

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Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Western European registrations fell 5% in December
Western European registrations fell 5 percent in December, which had two fewer selling days than a y ...
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UK sales drop most since recession on Brexit, diesel fears
UK registrations fell nearly 6 percent in 2017 in their biggest annual slide since the global recess ...
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Spain's 2017 sales get big boost from discounting
Spanish new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent last year, although dealers said the increase was helped ...
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German sales rose nearly 3% in 2017 as diesel demand plunged
German new-car sales rose nearly 3 percent last year but fell 1 percent in December on fewer selling ...
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Renault, Lada, Hyundai-Kia poised to gain from Russia's new stability
Russia's strengthening auto market is good news for automakers such as Renault-Nissan and its Russia ...
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Incentives push Italy's 2017 sales to eight-year high
Italian new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent in 2017 as incentives helped push demand to its highest ...
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EVs and hybrids accounted for more than half of Norway's new-car sales in 2017
Sales of electrified cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by ge ...
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French 2017 sales rise nearly 5% but diesel share falls below 50%
French registrations rose by nearly 5 percent in 2017, led by increases of more than 10 percent at S ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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Rolls-Royce sales chief Knight leaves automaker
Rolls-Royce said its sales and marketing director, Fintan Knight, has left the company to pursue oth ...
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Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround
PSA named industry veteran Stephen Norman to lead its UK Vauxhall brand, just days after the automak ...
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PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing
PSA promoted its Germany boss, Alberic Chopelin, to head global sales and marketing operations, incl ...
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VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division
VW brand is creating an e-mobility division as it seeks to be the leader in mass-market electric car ...
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VW taps Skoda's UK boss to lead U.S. sales
VW of America has tapped Skoda's UK boss Duncan Movassaghi to take over sales operations for the VW brand in the U.S. ...
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VW brand loses U.S. sales chief amid sales decline
Ron Stach, who has headed U.S. sales for the VW brand for nearly two years, has left the automaker. ...
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BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief
BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations. ...
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PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump
PSA named new chiefs for its China and Latin America regions as part of a management shuffle. The mo ...
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Gestamp elevates CFO Pena to CEO
Spanish metal parts supplier Gestamp said it named Francisco Lopez Pena as CEO. ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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