Toyota

NEWS ANALYSIS

GM, Ford miss out on tax benefit Trump hands to foreign automakers

12:41 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2018

Tax cuts signed by an America First president are turning out to be a major boon to some of the world's biggest automakers -- except those based in the United States.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM posts record Q4 operating profit

8:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2018

GM posts record Q4 operating profit, tax-related net loss; Tax windfall aids Toyota; Tesla roadster to take space flight; Where Prius is fashion statement; Hyundai's fuel-cell AV.... Read More »

Toyota quarterly profit boosted by U.S. tax windfall

Feb. 6, 2018 10:20 CET

Toyota's quarterly profit rose 54 percent, helped by a windfall from lowered U.S. tax liabilities, cost cutting and gains from favorable foreign exchange rates.... Read More »

Complex sales picture decoded: So far, so good

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

A jumble of factors now in play could turn light-vehicle sales in any which direction. Is it time to kiss the good times hello?... Read More »

Toyota's way changed the world's factories; now the retool begins

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

Over decades, Toyota built a corporate culture that was the envy of the manufacturing world. Now the industry's most-emulated company is overhauling the way it brings its vaunted production system to every corner of the business.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Super Bowl ads give Lexus, Kia a boost

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

Super Bowl ads give Lexus, Kia models a boost; Viewers like Toyota, Hyundai commercials; FCA faces backlash over MLK ad; GM slashes sales bonuses; Chicago auto show preview.... Read More »

Toyota hybrids find receptive home in Latin America

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

With Americans turning their back on hybrids, Toyota has rapidly repositioned its quirky Prius as a tech-forward alternative in Latin American countries where gas-electric vehicles have been rare.... Read More »

2018 SUPER BOWL

FCA's 5 spots add power to muted Super Bowl lineup

4:24 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2018

The Super Bowl turned into a brand showcase for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. FCA's collection of five spots for the Jeep and Ram brands had it all: A stirring voiceover from Martin Luther King Jr., a nod to Jurassic Park and brash Vikings.... Read More »

Toyota sets tough China sales target for 2018

7:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2018

Toyota's target for China sales this year is nearly 9 percent above its 2017 tally but factory constraints and other hurdles will make it a tough goal to meet, company officials say.... Read More »

Toyota to unfurl Super Bowl ad blitz

9:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2018

Toyota is making its biggest Super Bowl ad buy ever with two spots that push its global Olympics and Paralympics sponsorships and a third ad that will continue its long-running "Let's Go Places" campaign.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA, Toyota plan Super Bowl ad blitz

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2018

Super Bowl blitz: FCA to air five ads, Toyota three; Hospital: No humans harmed in fume tests; Mercedes keeps luxury lead; reveals A class hatch; Daimler open to mobility tie-ups.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Trucks deliver 'great start' to 2018

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018

Toyota Motor Sales reported a 17 percent rise in U.S. auto sales last month compared with a year ago on the strength of light trucks and several core sedans across the Toyota and Lexus brands.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes starts 2018 with clear lead over BMW

5:06 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018

After winning two straight luxury sales crowns, Mercedes-Benz USA is kicking off 2018 with a clear-cut lead in the U.S. luxury market despite a small skid in January.... Read More »

Toyota to recall 49,000 Prius and Lexus vehicles in U.S.

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2018

Toyota Motor North America is recalling nearly 49,000 vehicles in the U.S. over an electrical issue that could prevent airbags from deploying in the event of a crash.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Trump: Detroit 'revving its engines' again

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2018

Trump: Detroit 'revving its engines' again; Moody's turns sour on Ford; With competition rising, can Tacoma stay on top?; Forget Eagles vs. Patriots, try Challenger vs. S class.... Read More »

Can the hardy Tacoma climb this hill?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

A competitive barrage in midsize pickups could be tough for the Toyota Tacoma, the segment leader for more than a decade. Or it could be an opportunity for the burly Toyota to kick sand in the face of yet another challenger.... Read More »

Lexus may ride LF-1 to higher ground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2018

Rather than follow Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Jaguar into less-expensive, entry-luxury territory to boost its sales volumes, Lexus aims to stake out more ground in the upper tiers of luxury.... Read More »

Lexus Super Bowl ad features 'Black Panther'

11:21 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2018

When most brands talk about luring younger buyers, millennials or Gen Z kids come to mind. But Lexus will settle for getting a few more 40-somethings in the fold during the Super Bowl.... Read More »

Toyota, PSA's Czech plant will raise wages 16% over two years

Jan. 25, 2018 12:19 CET

Toyota and PSA's joint Czech plant will raise wages by an average 16.4 percent over the next two years, the plant's unions said.... Read More »

Toyota quietly rolls out Apple CarPlay

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

'Finally,' Siri told Toyota at the Avalon press conference at NAIAS.... Read More »

Toyota seeks to trim small-car models

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

Toyota's North American CEO, Jim Lentz, told Automotive News that the brand needs to bring some order to its lineup, which contains a range of hybrids plus some carryovers from Scion.... Read More »

Lexus looks to ride 'Black Panther' back to luxury lead

7:31 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

In the upcoming "Black Panther" blockbuster, the superhero surfs through a city clinging to the roof of his Lexus LC 500. The brand hopes that cameo helps end a drought as US luxury sales leader.... Read More »

Japanese brands zoom in China as U.S. cools

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

Japan-brand sales in China are booming -- and helping them offset the slowdown in the U.S.... Read More »

No slowdown for Toyota's Kentucky car plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

Plant manager Susan Elkington says the infusion of fresh product will spark sedan sales and keep the Georgetown line humming.... Read More »

Toyota will build new model at French plant, paper says

Jan. 19, 2018 17:45 CET

Toyota will announce a second model for its factory in Valenciennes, France, on Monday, a paper said. Toyota builds the Yaris at the plant.... Read More »

 
Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

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It's intriguing when, without prompting, designers talk up a rival vehicle. And that's happening wit ...
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Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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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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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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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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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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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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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving fr ...
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Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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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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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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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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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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