Toyota

Variety adds spice to crossover market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Consumers swapping out their sedans, wagons and coupes are demanding equal diversity from their crossovers and SUVs, fueling an influx of new and redesigned models that continue to expand the definition of the modern utility vehicle.... Read More »

Toyota seeks to smooth supply stream

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Sean Suggs, vice president of manufacturing at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, spoke with News Editor Lindsay Chappell during last month's Southern Automotive Conference.... Read More »

Toyota, Daihatsu speed cooperation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2016

Just months after Toyota enveloped Daihatsu as a wholly owned subsidiary, the companies are accelerating the pace of cooperation in hopes of taking a bigger slice of emerging markets.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota gets 'one-two punch' from C-HR

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2016

Toyota gets 'one-two punch' from C-HR; VW job cuts; Ford keeps a CUV in Ky.; Honda’s assist from Gretzky; A saucy Lexus; Genesis sports a G80 variant... Read More »

Toyota reveals U.S.-spec C-HR compact crossover with gasoline engine, CVT

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

The U.S. version of Toyota's subcompact crossover C-HR will be equipped with one gasoline engine and a continuously variable transmission for now.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mazda to deliver diesel CX-5 in '17

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

Mazda to deliver diesel CX-5 in '17; Mini's bigger Countryman; Subscribe to Hyundai's Ioniq EV; M-B's hot E-class variant; A 'dynamic' Discovery.... Read More »

Toyota to sharpen focus on EVs via new in-house unit

Nov. 17, 2016 10:06 CET

A week after conceding it needs electric vehicles, longtime EV-skeptic Toyota said it is forming a streamlined “in-house venture company” next month to start developing battery-powered eco-cars in a speedy, innovative way.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW Group of America's greater independence

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2016

VW Group of America's greater independence; Hyundai's 'green' charge; Honda Civic's power play; Nissan's Sentra Nismo; No Mercedes pickup for U.S. in '17.... Read More »

Toyota's French connection

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Didier Leroy, Toyota's first non-Japanese executive vice president, left Renault to become one of Toyota's most powerful leaders. Now he is responsible for plotting a new course to keep the Japanese carmaker competitive in a rapidly changing industry.... Read More »

Lexus' red bows, a holiday tradition, return for 18th year

11:20 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

In 1998 Lexus came up with a pretty simple idea: Put a big red bow on a car for a holiday campaign and call it the "December to Remember" sales event. Eighteen years later the campaign is still running strong.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Samsung buying Harman

8:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Samsung buying Harman in $8 billion deal; VW: Audi software can distort emissions results; Audi, SAIC talking; Toyota settles case alleging rust-prone trucks; Subaru quality vigil.... Read More »

Toyota warming to the idea of electric vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Longtime electric-car skeptic Toyota Motor Corp. is cracking the door for battery-powered vehicles to join its lineup -- at least for compliance purposes.... Read More »

Slow to keep up with truck demand, Toyota takes dive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2016

Toyota is paying a price for an over-reliance on cars in a market that's hot for pickups, crossovers and SUVs. Inadequate truck supplies, combined with big foreign exchange losses, sent Toyota Motor Corp.'s operating profit tumbling 43 percent in the latest quarter. The dive came despite aggressive cost cuts and rising worldwide sales.... Read More »

Toyota to settle truck rust lawsuit for up to $3.4 billion

6:50 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2016

Toyota agreed to a settlement of up to $3.4 billion for a federal class action brought by U.S. owners of pickup trucks and SUVs whose frames could rust enough to jeopardize structural integrity, according to court papers.... Read More »

Toyota Europe aims to strengthen brand image with new media business plan

Nov. 11, 2016 14:27 CET

Toyota Europe says it aims to strengthen its brand image in Europe and create a more customer-centric business model by moving its creative, digital, content and media business to a new agency which will create a network of dedicated hubs called &Toyota for the automaker.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: U.S. car slump's latest victims

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2016

Car slump's latest victims: Why GM's slashing Cruze, Camaro output; Ford confirms EcoSport reveal; Toyota brand to skip Super Bowl; Renault emissions probe; Hybrid Ferrari tech?... Read More »

Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market

Nov. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government incentives to encourage vehicle purchases.... Read More »

Nissan leads the way among auto brands in October Twitter engagement; Tesla jumps into top 5

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2016

The news of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's solar-powered roof panels prompted the brand's most popular October tweet.... Read More »

Toyota to sit out Super Bowl 51

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2016

The Toyota brand is sitting out Super Bowl for the first time since 2011. The automaker said the game doesn't line up with the launch schedules of the new Camry sedan and C-HR compact crossover.... Read More »

Toyota begins production of C-HR in Turkey for export to Europe, U.S.

Nov. 9, 2016 11:16 CET

Toyota launched production of its C-HR small SUV in Turkey today and said the model would be exported to all global markets including North America.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Rust-belt woes fuel Trump victory

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2016

Rust-belt woes fuel Trump victory, German automakers worry about trade implications; Next-generation Ford Explorer spied; Volvo seat-belt recall; Toyota's shift into services.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Toyota exec Leroy expects Europe sales to get big boost from C-HR

Nov. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

In the eighteen years since he joined Toyota, Didier Leroy has become one of the automaker's most powerful executives. The Toyota Europe chairman recently shared his bullish outlook for the automaker in an interview with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Toyota joins Nissan in declaring U.S. market peak

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

Japan's two largest carmakers have arrived at the same conclusion: the U.S. auto market that's functioned as a growth engine has run out of gas.... Read More »

Carmakers eye modest Brazil recovery at low-key Sao Paulo auto show

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

The display stands packed with glimmering sheet metal were smaller than usual and all-new models were scarce. Even most forecasts for a recovery in sales were modest, in keeping with the mood as the Sao Paulo auto show opened today.... Read More »

Toyota turns to addressable TV to sell the Prius Prime

2:43 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2016

As Toyota markets its new Prius Prime plug-in hybrid the automaker is going after a very specific consumer: tech-savvy, knowledge-hungry drivers ages 18-49 with household incomes of $75,000 or more and who tend to be environmentally conscious but also economical.... Read More »

 
Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Why Brexit could be bad news for self-driving cars


12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2016

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Brexit should be a wake up call to proponents of autonomous driving, said a researcher from a London-based think tank. ...
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Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E rac ...
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Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Russia sales rise nearly 1%; first increase in 2 years
New-car sales in Russia rose nearly 1 percent in November, the first monthly rise in the market sinc ...
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UK market may fall 8% next year on Brexit, Germany's VDA says
German automakers are taking a bleak view of next year's UK auto market, forecasting that demand wil ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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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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Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline
Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-size ...
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VW Group's small SUV push expected to help double segment's volume by 2022
Volkswagen Group's late arrival to Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is expected to make one of t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising Henrik Green to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief ope ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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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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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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