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Don Fordiani, group manager, customer experience and fixed operations, Lexus Division

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

A discussion with Don Fordiani, group manager, customer experience and fixed operations for Lexus Division.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA diesel fix in legal limbo

8:30 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2017

FCA diesel fix in legal limbo; Toyota adds AI to Prius ads; Dodge minivans recalled for wiring glitch; VW exec arrested in Japan; Jaguar, Magna Steyr ready I-Pace to face Tesla.... Read More »

'Where can I fill up?': Toyota deploys Watson Ads to pitch Prius Prime

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2017

Toyota is using artificial intelligence to push the environmentally-friendly Prius Prime on the Weather Channel app and weather.com.... Read More »

Toyota CEO mulls deals 'to survive in the future'

6:41 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2017

Toyota may consider mergers or acquisitions to procure new automotive technologies, including self-driving technologies, the company's president said, adding that it had to compete more aggressively against its rivals.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyoda open to mergers, acquisitions

8:15 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2017

Toyoda open to mergers, acquisitions; Lab finds excess emissions in two FCA diesels; Bentley hires Nissan exec; Autonomous Audi in Albany; 7 years later, safety crisis looms large.... Read More »

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Toyota remixes Camry for 2018

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Toyota engineers were asked to create two distinct versions of the redesigned Camry that would help broaden its reach. The cars also had to pass the 200-yard test.... Read More »

Negative equity just 1 factor for credit risk, lenders say

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Auto lenders are keeping an eye on negative equity, but amid tougher approval standards, reducing risk from subprime loans is a higher priority.... Read More »

'18 Camry showcases new Entune system

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Toyota doesn't offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and so it's stepping up its game to try to keep buyers from pining too much for the smartphone-style systems and interfaces.... Read More »

Upside-down buyers' next moves vary by brand

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Levels of negative equity vary by brand. So do buyers' actions when they discover that they owe more on their trade-in than it's worth, an informal survey found.... Read More »

Toyota keeps its big recall alive

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2017

Toyota's unintended acceleration recall seven years ago scorched the company. Toyota doesn't want to forget that.... Read More »

U.S. court upholds $11 million verdict against Toyota over fatal crash

4:43 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2017

A federal appeals court upheld an $11 million verdict against Toyota over a fatal 2006 car crash in Minnesota, which a jury found was caused by an accelerator defect in a 1996 Camry.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Chevy Bolt to sell nationwide in Aug.

3:15 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2017

Chevy Bolts nationwide in Aug.; GM, Ford top 'Made in America' list; States warn EPA not to relax emissions rules; Fatality at Tesla event; Toyota's modern fairy tales.... Read More »

Toyota forms cost-saving task force to arrest profit slide

7:23 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2017

Toyota has created a task force comprising senior executives to oversee costs as Japan's biggest automaker seeks to arrest a slide in operating profit.... Read More »

Automakers split on how fast to deploy automatic braking

5:38 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2017

Big automakers are rushing to launch self-driving cars as early as 2021 but some major companies are moving slowly when it comes to widespread deployment of a less expensive crash prevention technology that regulators say could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries a year.... Read More »

Toyota holds off BMW to remain most valuable car brand; Tesla rises to No. 8

June 5, 2017 06:01 CET

Toyota defended its title as the world's most valuable car brand in a new ranking, holding off BMW and Mercedes. Tesla overtook Land Rover and Porsche in the study by market researcher Kantar Millward Brown.... Read More »

TOYOTA'S JIM LENTZ: Reorganization will speed response to market

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2017

Jim Lentz talks about Toyota's North American reorganization and how it will address what CEO Akio Toyoda has called a sense of crisis at the automaker.... Read More »

Lentz says Toyota is reorganized and ready

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2017

A surprise question from Akio Toyoda launched North America chief Jim Lentz on a journey that crosses a major milestone next month with the inauguration of Toyota’s new headquarters in Plano, Texas.... Read More »

Backed by Toyota, engineers race to build flying car ahead of Tokyo Olympics

10:19 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2017

Engineers supported by Toyota have demonstrated a flying car which they hope will be able to light up the Olympic flame to open the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games.... Read More »

Toyota's Europe focus for C-HR pays off

June 3, 2017 06:01 CET

Toyota aimed its boldly styled C-HR at the European market, and that focus appears to be paying off.... Read More »

Toyota unloads Tesla shares with end of EV ties

1:50 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2017

Toyota said Saturday it had sold all of its shares in Tesla by the end of 2016, having cancelled its tie-up with the U.S. company to jointly develop electric vehicles.... Read More »

Sales slip on weak car, fleet demand

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2017

Light-vehicle demand slipped 0.5 percent in May, even with higher discounts and strong truck sales. Lower consumer demand, notably for cars, even amid available financing, low gas prices and healthy job growth signals underlying market weakness.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes slips yet pads lead over BMW

6:09 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2017

U.S. sales of luxury light vehicles grew 0.5 percent in May even as the top three players in the segment posted declines. Mercedes widened its lead over chief rival BMW.... Read More »

TOYOTA: Lexus is a drag on sales

2:16 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2017


The Toyota division eked out a small gain in May, but it was not enough to offset Lexus' decline from weak car sales. The automaker's May sales fell 0.5 percent.
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Toyota uses open-source software in new approach to in-car tech

8:54 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2017

Toyota said the infotainment system of its revamped Camry sedan to be sold in the U.S. will run on a Linux-based, open-source technology platform.... Read More »

Toyota rallies the troops, waves the flag

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2017

Toyota's CEO sought to give U.S. dealers an extra dose of motivation ahead of the critical launch of the redesigned, eighth-generation Camry.... Read More »

 
How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

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

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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Italy June sale surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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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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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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Ford's European design boss promoted to global role, source says
Ford of Europe's design director, Joel Piaskowski, has been promoted to global head of design for ca ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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