Toyota

Toyota tells U.S. dealers to disclose future Takata recalls

11:42 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2016

Toyota said Friday it had told its U.S. dealers to disclose, at the time of sale, the identity of vehicles with defective Takata airbag inflators that will be subject to recalls by 2018.... Read More »

2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Toyota, focusing on hybrids, unaffected by VW diesel scandal

June 9, 2016 13:50 CET

Toyota -- with its focus on hybrids -- has seen no impact on diesel sales from VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal. The Japanese automaker wants half of its European sales to be hybrid cars, up from a quarter now.... Read More »

Toyota mulls legal action against Brexit group

June 9, 2016 16:12 CET

Toyota said it could make a legal complaint against the UK's official Brexit campaign for using its logo in leaflets, which the automaker said might give the impression it backed Britain leaving the EU.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Dangerous secret in new cars?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Tell buyers airbags may be recalled, senators say; FCA exec: Tech partners needed; Rosekind's nimble notion; Dealers to fix Lexus glitch; New GM quality czar; Jeep summer pitch.... Read More »

Senators urge automakers to disclose new Takata recalls

4:30 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2016

U.S. lawmakers want consumers to know if the new car they're buying contains a Takata airbag inflator included in the largest recall in U.S. history.... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: Prime borrowers poised to reshape used leasing, financing

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2016

Prime borrowers, the most attractive candidates to auto lenders, aren’t unusual. A low monthly payment is music to their ears, too.... 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 »

Toyota retains title as most valuable car brand; Tesla enters top 10

June 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Toyota retained its title as the world's most valuable car brand in a new ranking, holding off BMW and Mercedes. Tesla, meanwhile, entered the top 10 for the first time, indicating the rising challenge that traditional automakers face from so-called industry disruptors.... Read More »

Toyota says Lexus vehicles need computer reboot at dealer

9:12 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

Toyota is working to repair a software problem that can disable navigation systems in its Lexus vehicles and that may require a return trip to dealerships to complete repairs.... Read More »

Automotive News Europe honors the 2016 Rising Stars winners

June 7, 2016 21:30 CET

Fifteen young and talented automotive executives have been honored as Rising Stars within the automotive industry by Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM stock undervalued, Barra says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

GM stock undervalued, Barra says; Make Lincolns in China?; Test firm hacks into '17 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid; Toyota to use solar power on Texas HQ campus; Return of the hatchback.... Read More »

Apps drive into the service lane

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Smartphone apps are breaking into the automotive service business. The question is: Whose apps should service departments embrace -- those from independent app developers, those from automak... Read More »

Toyota looking to Texas sun for HQ power

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Toyota will use solar panels on three parking structures at its Texas headquarters now under construction, which the company said will provide about 25 percent of its power needs.... Read More »

Ford drives Mustang to win Twitter engagement race in May

11:23 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Ford capitalized on #MustangMonday to help it generate the most engagement of any automotive Twitter account aimed at U.S. audiences last month.... Read More »

New urgency from Honda, Toyota on next-gen technologies

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

Toyota and Honda have unveiled separate initiatives for car connectivity and artificial intelligence, the latest moves by Japan's auto industry to counter emerging tech rivals in Silicon Valley.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lighter, roomier Audi A5 coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2016

Lighter, roomier Audi A5 coupe; Toyota halts output again; Genesis plans luxury EV; BMW shifts its 'i' to self-driving; Ammann: GM has 'all the pieces' for next steps in mobility.... Read More »

Toyota halts production at three Japanese plants after supplier blast

June 3, 2016 11:24 CET

Toyota has suspended production at three Japanese plants affected by an explosion earlier this week at a factory belonging to the supplier Aisin Advics, a major maker of breaking systems that is majority owned by Toyota group supplier Aisin Seiki.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM rolls out spiffs after rough May

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2016

GM launches spiff offensive after sales plunge; Mercedes ahead in U.S. luxury race; Takata suitor?; Honda self-driving prototypes; Toyota's tech prep; Snyder: Lessons from May sales.... 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 »

Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Mercedes-Benz outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month thanks to continued demand for its SUVs.... Read More »

GM drop-off helps drag down Canada sales 1.6%

12:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

A steep decline in sales at GM dragged down Canadian light-vehicle sales by 1.6 percent last month to 194,866 vehicles, an industry report said today.... Read More »

MAY U.S. SALES

May sales drop 6.1% on weak car sales; SAAR stays strong

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

The U.S. auto industry recorded its biggest monthly sales drop in nearly six years in May as most automakers posted declines amid plunging demand for passenger cars. May volume fell 6.1 percent to 1.5 million vehicles. Still, the SAAR came in at 17.46 million, a level on par with last year’s record sales.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A gray May for U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

A gray May for U.S. sales; Ford adds 1.9 million vehicles to airbag recall; What Ford looks for in a mate; Toyota to resume Japan output; Nissan vet leads GM dealer diversity efforts.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Sales sag on 16% decline for cars

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Toyota Motor Sales posted a 9.6 percent drop in U.S. sales for May, thanks to broad declines for both the Toyota and Lexus brands' car lines.... Read More »

Four automakers selling some vehicles with defective Takata airbags, Senate report says

8:39 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Four automakers confirmed they are selling some new vehicles with defective Takata airbags that will eventually have to be recalled, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Democrats said in a report today.... Read More »

 
Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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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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