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Ford, Toyota form telematics bloc with PSA, Mazda to stymie Google and Apple

Jan. 4, 2017 09:58 CET

Ford and Toyota have formed a consortium with automakers including PSA and Mazda to speed development of auto-industry standards for in-vehicle apps, a step toward preventing Apple and Google from controlling how drivers connect smartphones to their cars and trucks.... Read More »

Suzuki lifts annual profit outlook on robust India and Europe sales

Nov. 4, 2016 15:38 CET

Suzuki raised its annual operating profit forecast after quarterly results beat estimates thanks to strong vehicle sales in India and Europe. The automaker now sees operating profit climbing 2.4 percent after it had previously forecast a profit decline of 7.8 percent.... Read More »

Toyota expects to keep production in UK despite Brexit

Oct. 27, 2016 10:08 CET

Britain's decision to leave the EU may dent Toyota's competitiveness in the region, but the Japanese automaker did not see it as a trigger to shift production away from the country, Chief Competitive Officer Didier Leroy said.... Read More »

SQUEEZE PLAY

Toyota lures another partner into its orbit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2016

Toyota and Suzuki say they will consider partnering. But behind the scenes before last week’s announcement, two scions pondered their changing worlds.... Read More »

Toyota, Suzuki explore green car, technology partnership

Oct. 12, 2016 08:42 CET

Toyota and Suzuki have agreed to explore collaboration in green cars, safety and information technology. The companies would try to leverage Suzuki's strengths in low-cost, compact cars and Toyota's strengths in advanced r&d and larger vehicles, the automakers said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: 50 mpg Chevy Cruze diesel?

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2016

Cruze diesel hatch may hit 50 mpg; Toyota, Suzuki explore collaboration; Report: VW to use early retirements; Subprime delinquencies up; Catered food and khakis at Acura store.... Read More »

PSA, Renault, Suzuki eye stake in Malaysia's Proton

Sept. 23, 2016 10:57 CET

PSA, Renault and Suzuki have signaled interest in a deal with ailing Malaysian automaker Proton, Reuters reported. The brand's owner is seeking to sell a stake in a company that once commanded a 74 percent market share in the country.... Read More »

Suzuki will expand European lineup with Ignis crossover

Aug. 10, 2016 11:23 CET

Suzuki will continue its product offensive in Europe by launching the Ignis small crossover. The Ignis will have its European debut at the Paris auto show.... Read More »

Suzuki profit rises 7% on higher India, Europe sales

Aug. 3, 2016 10:24 CET

Suzuki posted a 7.2 percent rise in operating profit, as increased sales in India and Europe offset the negative impact of currency fluctuations.... Read More »

Brexit hits Toyota, Nissan as rising yen weighs on profit outlook

July 5, 2016 12:24 CET

The yen's extended surge after UK's decision to exit the EU has turned put added pressure on Japan's automakers. Since the June 23 Brexit vote, the mean forecast for net income at Toyota has slid to $16.5 billion, with four analysts cutting their predictions by an average $2.3 billion for the fiscal year.... Read More »

Suzuki Motor appoints scion as CEO to rebuild after testing scandal

6:36 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2016

Suzuki Motor Corp. tapped the son of the company patriarch to become CEO, keeping management of Japan's fourth-largest automaker with the founding family as it tries to recover from a testing scandal.... Read More »

Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid

June 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the first time in one of its models sold in Europe.... Read More »

Takata says it is selling automakers' shares to raise cash

June 14, 2016 10:41 CET

Takata, the embattled airbag maker behind the industry's biggest ever automotive safety recall, said it's selling shares it owns in automakers to raise funds as it faces compensation claims for its defective devices.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA in Uber, Amazon talks?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2016

FCA in talks with Uber, Amazon - report; Suzuki chair to quit CEO job; Nissan ads ditch glitz; Toyota tops brand-value list, Tesla cracks top 10; Mercedes targets U.S. sales record.... Read More »

Suzuki chairman will step down as CEO over false fuel-economy tests

June 8, 2016 09:36 CET

Suzuki Chairman Osamu Suzuki will give up his CEO title and Executive Vice President Osamu Honda will retire, the automaker said today, after the company revealed using false fuel-economy tests last month.... Read More »

Suzuki raided by Japanese investigators over false fuel economy tests

June 3, 2016 10:46 CET

Japanese investigators raided Suzuki's headquarters as they probe the automaker's use of improper fuel economy tests.... Read More »

Suzuki halts output at 3 Japanese factories after explosion at supplier plant

June 2, 2016 11:15 CET

Suzuki halted production at three plants in Japan after an explosion at an Aisin Advics factory caused a shortage of brake components.... Read More »

Suzuki blames lack of resources for using wrong mileage tests

May 31, 2016 11:19 CET

Suzuki said 14 of its branded models were affected by incorrect fuel tests, down from the 16 it initially reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Two Mitsubishi execs to resign

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Two Mitsubishi execs to quit; Suzuki admits improper testing; More scrutiny for GM; Chinese suitor for FCA?; VW: Dismiss parts of U.S. case; Snyder on riding the off-lease wave.... Read More »

Suzuki says it used wrong fuel efficiency tests on 16 models in Japan

May 18, 2016 08:37 CET

Suzuki said it had used fuel efficiency and emission testing methods that were different from Japanese regulations on 16 models now sold in the country, but that proper testing showed no need to amend the data.... Read More »

Japanese look outside for engineering help

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Japanese automakers are increasingly willing to accept outside engineering help, as tightening emissions and safety regulations stretch r&d resources. British engineering firm Ricardo sees a big opportunity and plans to double its business with Japanese automakers.... Read More »

Suzuki quarterly operating profit up slightly; net profit outlook trimmed

1:57 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Suzuki said operating profit rose slightly in the third quarter on healthy demand in India, but trimmed its full-year net profit outlook due to a tax-related issue.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Scion is not Japan's only failed U.S. brand

11:31 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2016

Japanese failures in the United States are rare, but there have been a few. And with the death of Scion, announced today, Toyopet no longer stands alone as Toyota’s only failed brand.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Suzuki shares surge on report of talks with Toyota

12:55 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2016

Suzuki shares surged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange today amid speculation the minicar specialist is seeking a new alliance partner after its acrimonious breakup with Volkswagen.... Read More »

Toyota considers Daihatsu buyout, denies Suzuki tie-up talks

Jan. 27, 2016 08:50 CET

Toyota said it was considering buying out the rest of minivehicle maker Daihatsu, a $3.2 billion deal at current market prices, but denied a report that it was in partnership talks with Daihatsu rival Suzuki.... Read More »

 
VW raises stakes in fight to dominate China SUV market

Yang Jian
4:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2017

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Chinese consumers have an insatiable demand for crossovers and SUVs, but despite this, Volkswagen Gr ...
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VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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