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EDWARD NIEDERMEYER

BLOG: Elon Musk is today's Henry Ford -- that's bad

8:09 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2018

By reworking vehicles after they come off the line at its assembly plant at a dedicated remanufacturing facility, Tesla is taking automotive manufacturing back to dark ages.... Read More »

Q&A: MIKE WHITE, TOYOTA NATIONAL DEALERS' ADVISORY COUNCIL

TOYOTA: Dealers want products 'we know we can sell'

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2018

With Toyota aggressively realigning production to reflect the consumer shift toward light trucks, Toyota National Dealers' Advisory Council Chairman Mike White sees a strong year for the brand.... Read More »

Q&A: CARL SEWELL III, LEXUS NATIONAL DEALER ADVISORY COUNCIL

LEXUS: RX L teamwork sets upbeat tone

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

Carl Sewell III is well into his second year as chairman of the Lexus National Dealer Advisory Council as the group celebrates the work it has done with the automaker to bring the three-row RX L crossover to showrooms this year.... Read More »

Magna Steyr will build BMW, Toyota sports cars

March 19, 2018 06:01 CET

Contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will build two new sports cars jointly developed by BMW and Toyota, industry sources familiar with the matter told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Self-driving fatal likely to spur more scrutiny, finger-pointing

4:48 pm U.S. ET | March 19, 2018

The fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving vehicle is the most significant involving autonomous-driving technology since a Tesla driver's death touched off months of finger-pointing.... Read More »

For Toyota, it's always time to panic

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018

Why all the crisis talk at Toyota? Akio Toyoda and his team seem to like it that way.... Read More »

Toyota's success with cars, trucks inspires confidence

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018

Trucks and cars, incentives, service programs -- Toyota gives its dealers what they need, council chairman says.... Read More »

Lexus dealers say team effort led to 3-row RX

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018

Lexus dealers are getting the three-row version of the top-selling RX crossover that they lobbied for, in a sign of the brand's interest in halo luxury vehicles.... Read More »

Buick, Lexus score marketing points during March Madness

2:26 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2018

Buick and Lexus will put the game in customer's hands during March Madness, betting on NCAA partnerships for consumer engagement and marketplace penetration.... Read More »

Lexus to launch a yacht in pursuit of pizzazz to catch Mercedes

8:08 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2018

Lexus thinks it finally has a way to catch up with Mercedes in luxury-car sales: Go into the high-end boat business.... Read More »

Retooled 2019 Toyota RAV4 to bow in Big Apple

12:20 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2018

Toyota is reloading in the industry's biggest and highly competitive segment with a redesigned, fifth-generation RAV4 that will debut during the 2018 New York auto show.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota offers preview of redesigned RAV4

3:15 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2018

Toyota teases redesigned RAV4 ahead of NY debut; White House role for GM vet Liddell?; FCA-UAW scandal widens; Report: GM plans peer-to-peer car rentals; Rocket stunt propels Tesla.... Read More »

Outré, sashiko and empires: What people are saying about the Lexus UX

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2018

One of the more notable production model debuts at the 2018 Geneva auto show was the Lexus UX, the luxury automaker's first subcompact crossover. Here's what people are saying about the newest Lexus.... Read More »

Toyota wants Supra to race into hearts

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

As trends toward autonomous driving, electrification and vehicle-sharing threaten to turn cars into more utilitarian people movers, Toyota wants to use more exciting products such as the Supra for competitive edge.... Read More »

Toyota's C-HR still playing catch-up

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

Toyota had high hopes for the stylish C-HR subcompact crossover, but the experience in the U.S. has shown that looks are only skin deep.... Read More »

Lexus expects Europe to be top market for UX

March 12, 2018 06:01 CET

Lexus expects Europe to be the top sales market for its new UX, which was benchmarked against top-selling compact SUVs and hatchback from BMW, Mercedes and Audi.... Read More »

Lexus UX has the heart of a hatch

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

Lexus designed its first subcompact crossover to look like an SUV but tuned it to drive like a hatchback.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Hits and misses

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2018

In Geneva, Aston Martin's big gamble pays off, Hyundai plays it safe and Subaru teases us again.... Read More »

Toyota affiliate Denso buying $800 million stake in chipmaker Renesas

March 9, 2018 11:35 CET

Denso, an affiliate to Toyota, is buying an additional 4.5 percent stake in chipmaker Renesas in a deal worth $800 million based on market prices, as automakers accelerate the adoption of self-driving and other technologies.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Toyota boosts driving dynamics in new Auris

March 7, 2018 09:54 CET

Toyota has given its new Auris a more premium cabin, a higher-powered hybrid option and better driving dynamics.... Read More »

Toyota, Kobe hit with U.S. lawsuit over vehicle metal quality

3:24 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2018

Consumers filed a federal lawsuit against Kobe Steel and Toyota accusing the companies of violating consumer protection laws by concealing the use of sub-standard metal components in vehicles.... Read More »

Auto industry rejects Trump's tariff threats

6:56 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018

Automotive companies on both sides of the Atlantic pushed back on President Donald Trump's talk of a trade war with Europe using a similar refrain: Everyone will suffer if his rhetoric becomes reality.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Geneva show sights and sounds

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018

At Geneva: A Vizzion from VW; Porsche EV concept; Audi's new A6; Bentley goes hybrid; Lexus UX small crossover; Toyota revives Supra; A 'sensuous' Hyundai; Aston's aim for Lagonda.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Toyota will seek halo appeal with Supra coupe

March 6, 2018 11:25 CET

Toyota will use its Supra sports car to act as a halo model to bring more emotional appeal to the brand.... Read More »

Toyota will drop diesel cars in Europe this year

March 6, 2018 08:41 CET

Toyota will stop selling diesel passenger cars in Europe by the end of this year, opting to put more emphasis on its gasoline-electric hybrids. Diesels account for less than 10 percent of the automaker's car sales in the region.... Read More »

 
Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
Russia's sales are forecast to grow 10 percent this year as the market recovers faster than expected ...
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two f ...
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total regi ...
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
Registrations in Germany fell 3 percent in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating a ...
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai and Dacia were among the big winners as Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent i ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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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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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle preside ...
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain ...
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans devel ...
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to ...
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions o ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilh ...
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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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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